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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.
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.
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.
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)
December 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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