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October 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Musician Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars has purchased a bank-owned house in the Sunset Strip area for $900,000. The gated contemporary Mediterranean features a family room, an office, two fireplaces, a master suite with a sitting area, two other bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,600 square feet. Stairs off the back of the house lead to a wrought-iron enclosed swimming pool. Leto, 41, is the drummer for the rock band, whose latest album is "This Is War" (2009).
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June 15, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The bank-owned Santa Paula ranch that screen star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned has sold for $660,000. The property was listed in 2009 at $1.95 million but after multiple price reductions was lost to foreclosure in November at $699,283. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some of its original Victorian features, antique stained-glass windows and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
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.
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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.
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March 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Katherine Heigl has sold her house in Los Feliz for $2.622 million. Priced at $2.659 million, the Southern Colonial-style two-story features French doors, high ceilings and verandas. There are two fireplaces, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and nearly 3,700 square feet of living space. The grounds include mature landscaping, a swimming pool and a spa. Heigl, 34, was a regular on “Grey's Anatomy” (2005-10). Her film work includes this year's “One for the Money,” “Life as We Know It” (2010)
BUSINESS
November 7, 2010
Home of the Week update A commanding presence Location: 1700 Green Acres Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 Size: Five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in 9,200 square feet Lot size: 0.61 acre Published on: March 28 Listed then for: $9,799,000 Listed now for: $8.8 million Price reduction: 10% Listing agents: Marie Simon and Marianne Simon, Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills,...
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A West Hollywood-area home built for Oscar winner Wallace Beery in the 1930s is on the market at $1,075,000. The actor commissioned local architect William Kesling to build the retreat close to the studios so he could go there during filming. The Streamline Moderne design, with exterior horizontal "speed lines" and wing-like pergola gates, reflects Beery's love of aircraft and flying. The 1,404-square-foot open plan house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home was restored and updated in 1980.
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
October 18, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Studio City home of the late model agent Nina Blanchard has sold for $1.1 million. Listed in March at $1,395,000, the single-story contemporary house was custom built in 1955 and has three bedrooms, four bathrooms and about 2,600 square feet of living space. The site, more than half an acre, includes a swimming pool with spa. Blanchard, who died in February at 81, founded a Hollywood modeling agency in the early '60s bearing her name. Its roster came to include Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Shari Belafonte and other top models.
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February 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo has listed a loft for sale in downtown L.A. at $1.295 million. The 2,610-square-foot loft in the former National Biscuit Co. building features three levels, two patio/garden spaces, an exposed brick wall, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a swimming pool, a gym and gated parking. PHOTOS: The five tallest buildings in L.A. Gallo starred in such independent films as "The Legend of Kaspar Hauser" (2012)
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