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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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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
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.
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 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)
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)
BUSINESS
October 19, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Glee" producer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has purchased a pied-a-terre in Hancock Park for $560,000. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo has 773 square feet of living space and features hardwood floors as well as tall windows to take in city, golf course and mountain views. Building amenities include valet parking, security and a gym. Aguirre-Sacasa has worked on "Glee" since 2011 and wrote for "Big Love" from 2011-12. The comic book writer and playwright has written the screenplay for the remake of "Carrie," due out next year.
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
June 23, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Self-made billionaire Phillip G. Ruffin has listed his ocean-view home at the Estates at Trump National in Rancho Palos Verdes at $10 million. The custom-built two-story home sits on a half-acre bluff-top lot surrounded by a nature preserve. It includes access to Trump National Golf Course, concierge service and patrolled security. The 7,669-square-foot home is being sold fully furnished and features a library office, a screening room, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A landscaped lanai with fireplace and outdoor kitchen, a lagoon pool and a spa are among exterior amenities.
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