December 10, 2013 |
Dole Food Co. Chairman and Chief Executive David H. Murdock has put his mansion in Bel-Air on the market for $30 million. Built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival classic is entered through a gallery with 14-foot arched ceilings and parquet and walnut plank floors. The main house features two offices, a sun room, a wet bar and a spiral freestanding staircase. Also on the 1.5-acre property are a swimming pool, a pool house, a guest house, a detached garage and a greenhouse.
August 1, 2013 |
The Veronique and Gregory Peck estate has come on the market in Holmby Hills for $24.995 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1932 house sits at the end of a long driveway and features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 9,000 square feet of living space. The updated kitchen, with a separate service kitchen, has French doors that open to the grounds and swimming pool. Peck, who died in 2003 at 87, won an acting Oscar for his starring role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962)
May 24, 2012 |
Broadcast syndication company head Byron Allen seems to be doing his part to help the Westside real estate market. The stand-up comic and TV show host bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $17 million and is now listing a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $8.995 million. The contemporary mansion he bought sits behind gates on more than an acre. A two-story entry leads to a living room with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to an infinity pool and a terrace.
September 10, 1987 |
Is everybody suddenly down and out in Beverly Hills? It would seem that way from a new study that lists the country's 50 most expensive suburbs but somehow doesn't include Los Angeles' ermine enclave. Authors of the report say that, far from intending to slight Beverly Hills, they have handed the city its highest honor. Beverly Hills, they contend, is just too expensive, too exclusive, too rich and too famous to meet criteria of the survey.
April 4, 2014 |
No sooner did the mountain move -- the $125-million Fleur de Lys chateau listing that held the price peak in the Southern California market sold this week for a record-breaking $102 million -- than another pinnacle popped up to take its place at the summit of the price spectrum. Reentering the fray at $135 million is what's known as the Beverly House, built by local banker Milton Getz in the 1920s and known as the onetime residence of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and actress Marion Davies.
June 21, 2013 |
Hoping to make contact with a buyer Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for $6.399 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a screening room, a study, a courtyard swimming pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,060 square feet of living space. Foster, 50, gained recognition for her starring role in "Taxi Driver" (1978) at age 13. She won Oscars for "The Accused" (1989)
February 26, 2013 |
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.” First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is quietly asking $225 million for his trophy home on an 8.4-acre knoll in Bel-Air. Now, a Beverly Hills estate is being offered for lease at $600,000 a month, dwarfing the $150,000 a month asked for summer months at Malibu's finest properties or the $100,000 a month paid by singing legend Michael Jackson for his last residence in Holmby Hills.
April 19, 2014 |
Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree.
January 8, 2012 |
Actress-producer Jodie Foster has sold her gated Beverly Hills estate for $8.3 million, public records show. Climbing roses and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. The listing described the style as Cape Cod and Connecticut. On nearly an acre, the compound contains the 1949 main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis court and a swimming pool. No panic room, however — to borrow the title of her 2002 film. Foster, 49, stars in the recently released film "Carnage.
HOME & GARDEN
August 8, 2009 |
Hugh Hefner and his wife, Kimberley , have sold their personal residence, just a hop away from the Playboy Mansion next door in Holmby Hills, for $18 million. The buyer is Daren Metropoulos, a 25-year-old entrepreneur who will be moving from Beverly Hills. The son of equity investor C. Dean Metropoulos, he originally intended to purchase the estate for the value of its 2.3 acres but now plans to keep the 7,300-square-foot English Manor-style house. The two-story home, built in 1929, has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and sits behind gates on a flat site that backs up to the Los Angeles Country Club.