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BUSINESS
November 9, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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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
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.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Alan Poul, executive producer of "The Newsroom," has parted with his house in the Hollywood Hills for $993,000 and purchased another one nearby. Poul's Midcentury Modern-style home sold for more than the asking price of $989,000. The remodeled house features city and mountain views, built-in art and bookshelves, a fireplace, French-style doors, a balcony, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,784 square feet of living space. He paid $750,000 for the property in 2002, public records show.
HOME & GARDEN
April 15, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have listed their custom-built eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $6,499,000. The couple had their original home on the site torn down, crated and shipped to Mexico for reuse by Habitat for Humanity. Then they designed and built a three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary that maximizes solar power and cross-ventilation. Along with an indoor/outdoor koi pond, a meditation fountain and a solar infinity pool, outdoor amenities include a 16th century East Indian temple that was turned into a portico and frames views of the Santa Monica Conservancy.
HOME & GARDEN
August 11, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Hawthorne" producer Preston Fischer and his wife, Marsha Lewis , have listed their Marina Del Rey penthouse at $899,000. Located in a gated complex built in 1980, the custom unit has two terraces bringing light into its 2,300 square feet of living space. The Italian-style kitchen, designed by Adam Wheeler, has new stainless-steel appliances, an eight-burner Wolf range and a Miele dishwasher. Designed for entertaining, the two-bedroom, two- bathroom condo has a living room with two-story-tall windows, a media room, a loft that could serve as a third bedroom, a rooftop sundeck and two fireplaces faced with marble.
HOME & GARDEN
April 8, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Director-producer Marcos Siega and his wife, Lisa, have listed their Sunset Strip-area home for $1,985,000. The post-and-beam Midcentury house has an open beam ceiling, an open floor plan, a remodeled kitchen and walls of windows overlooking a swimming pool, patio and garden. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,628 square feet of living space. In addition to acting as a director and producer on "The Vampire Diaries" (2009-2010), Siega has been a director on "Dexter" (2007-2000)
BUSINESS
November 8, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Songwriter Allan Dennis Rich has listed a condominium in the Hancock Park area at $699,000. Described as "New York Central Park" in style, the contemporary open-plan unit is in a 1960s postmodern complex. The designer-decorated one-story unit features a frosted-glass retractable wall, high ceilings, espresso-finish hardwood floors, a terrace, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and more than 1,900 square feet of interior space. Rich has worked on film soundtracks including "The Other Guys" (2010)
BUSINESS
April 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
March 22, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera is losing the braces, wrapping up her role on the ABC sitcom and moving on. The actress, who plays a fashion-challenged editor at a style magazine, is relocating to New York for career reasons. She has listed her Hollywood Hills house, with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,427 square feet, at $1,599,000. The master bedroom suite — with two walk-in closets, a corner fireplace and a large balcony — and an adjacent loft-style office occupy the entire upper level of the home, built in 1993.
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