HOME & GARDEN
May 8, 2010
In a move that critics may cite as his own inconvenient truth, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a house in secluded Montecito to their real estate holdings. The couple spent $8,875,000 on a gated ocean-view villa on 1 1/2 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, according to real estate sources familiar with the deal. The Italian-style house has high ceilings with beams in the public rooms, a family room, a wine cellar, terraces, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms in more than 6,500 square feet of living space.
December 15, 2011 |
The Wilshire corridor condominium owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has sold for $1.55 million. The 2,767-square-foot unit in the Wilshire building features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted to a third bedroom and 21/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building was constructed in 1991. It features concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool. Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80)
December 3, 2012 |
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.
June 15, 2012 |
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.
November 9, 2011 |
Singer Nancy Sinatra has sold her home in Beverly Hills for $5.3 million. The 8,085-square-foot house, built in 1990, features an open floor plan in which a main living area, a den/media room and a lounge with a bar flow into one another. There are five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. The one-third-acre site includes a swimming pool, a cabana and a two-story guesthouse. Sinatra, 71, is the daughter of entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy. Among her 1960s hit songs were "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Sugar Town" and "Somethin' Stupid," which she sang with her father.
April 3, 2012 |
Actor Billy Dee Williams , known as Lando Calrissian to fans of the early "Star Wars" movies, has left his empire in Beverly Hills, selling his house for $2,790,600. Built in 1961 and set on more than half an acre in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the house is described as a "Zen-like contemporary" in the listing. The 5,295-square-foot home features French doors that open to a deck, swimming pool and spa. There are six bedrooms and six bathrooms including maid's quarters.
March 6, 2013 |
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)
December 6, 2012 |
It looks as if singer Nancy Sinatra's boots are ready to do some more walkin' — this time away from a Santa Monica compound she has priced at $4.895 million. Sinatra, the daughter of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, also sold a Beverly Hills home last year for $5.3 million in a downsizing move. The Cape Cod-inspired home and guesthouse she just listed was built in 1927 and sits on a nearly half-acre flat lot off a cul-de-sac. The single-story features fireplaces in the family and living rooms, two master suites, two more bedrooms, a total of six bathrooms and 3,917 square feet of living space.
HOME & GARDEN
September 30, 2010 |
Marc Holland, chief executive of Sky Radio, has listed a four-unit beachfront property in Marina del Rey at $3,999,000. The income property, built in 1968, has been redesigned as a contemporary live/work space with a total of 4,500 square feet. The units have ocean views, Viking appliances, fireplaces and bamboo floors. There is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse, plus a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit and two studios. Holland, who was using the property for vacation rentals, launched his in-flight entertainment business in 1995.
February 7, 2013 |
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)