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December 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former pro basketball star and coach Elgin Baylor and his wife, Elaine, have put their Beverly Crest area estate on the market at $4.25 million. The contemporary Mediterranean-style home, built in 1981, is sited on nearly an acre to take advantage of canyon and city views. Features include a 1,600-square-foot great room that could function as a home theater or game room. There are multiple decks, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Baylor, 78, was a small forward with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers from 1958-71.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
It's time for some real-life “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.” Spoiler alert: Agent/reality star Josh Flagg has sold his Century City-area condo. The 1,601-square-foot, 17th-story unit is in the I.M Pei-designed Century Towers. Building features include a doorman, concierge, valet parking, a swimming pool and tennis courts. Flagg spent two years remodeling the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium, replacing interior walls and upgrading the contemporary space. Although the Multiple Listing Service shows the unit sold for $1.3 million, Flagg said he also sold the new owner all the furnishings, collected from his travels around the world, for a total of $1.825 million.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Don't Forget the Lyrics" host and singer Mark McGrath has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills above its asking price for $1.25 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The buyers are artist Alexandra Nechita and her boyfriend, Suh-Tahn fashion designer Dimitri Tcharfas . The renovated 1931 country English-style house has a step-down living room with vaulted ceilings and fold-away glass doors that open to a patio with city views. The breakfast room is a turret with beamed ceilings and built-in seating.
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January 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former National Public Radio writer and producer Chumi Paul has purchased a Rudolph Schindler-designed home in the Silver Lake area for $600,000. The midcentury house, built in 1956, is known as Schindler's last commissioned home. The modernist architect died in 1953 at 65 without seeing the project completed. The two-bedroom-plus-office house is entered through a first-level foyer. Original details include wooden sconces, room dividers, pocket doors, cabinets and other built-ins.
HOME & GARDEN
June 14, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Santa Monica home of late film star Jean Simmons has come on the market for the first time in more than 30 years, at $3,895,000. The Southern Colonial-style house, built in 1950, opens to a swimming pool with a brick surround and a guesthouse, which could be used as a home office. In the main house, the master bedroom has beamed ceilings and a fireplace. There is a sky-lighted bathroom and a sauna. The 3,102 square feet of living space include a formal dining room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.
HOME & GARDEN
December 2, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actor French Stewart and his wife, actress and interior designer Katherine LaNasa, have listed their renovated and expanded Hollywood Hills-area home for $4,195,000. The 1936 traditional two-story house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. It sits behind tall hedges on about a third of an acre with mature trees and a swimming pool. LaNasa, who runs her own company, CasaLaNasa, did the remodel and interior design. Stewart, 45, costarred in "3rd Rock From the Sun" (1996-2001)
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April 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Justin Lin, who directed the "Fast and the Furious" films, has bought actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo's penthouse in downtown L.A. for $2.6 million. The four-level loft features exposed brick walls, floating staircases and an in-unit elevator. There are two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 4,300-square-foot open plan space. Three outdoor living areas add 3,100 square feet of space. The penthouse in the former National Biscuit Co. building was once leased to actor Nicolas Cage.
HOME & GARDEN
June 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur and his wife, Jennifer Philbin, have put their Hancock Park house on the market at $1,749,000. The contemporary Spanish-style has an old world ambience that belies its features, which include prewiring for media, room-by-room speakers and volume controls, automated lighting and a remote-controlled pool system. Built in 2007, the 3,604-square-foot house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in two stories. The gated lot has a backyard pool with spa. Schur, 35, is a producer, director and comedy writer.
HOME & GARDEN
May 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Filmmaker and commercial director Joe Pytka has sold the Lloyd Wright-designed Taggart House in Los Feliz for $2,335,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Built in 1922, the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument was restored and rebuilt in a five-year whole-house renovation undertaken with the help of the architect's son, Eric Lloyd Wright. Original details include leaded and art glass windows and redwood paneling. There are living and dining rooms, a breakfast room, a library/study, three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,255 square feet.
HOME & GARDEN
February 4, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards and her husband, real estate agent Mauricio Umansky , have sold their Bel-Air home for $2.1 million. The 1973 contemporary, designed and landscaped with a tropical Balinese resort vibe, had been remodeled. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house sits on more than a quarter of an acre with a swimming pool, spa and barbecue area with fire pit. It has 4,200 square feet of living space. Richards, whose "Housewives" is in its first season, began her acting career with appearances on "Little House on the Prairie" (1975-82)
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