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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.
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BUSINESS
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.
HOME & GARDEN
June 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur and his wife, Jennifer Philbin, have put their Hancock Park house on the market at $1,749,000. The contemporary Spanish-style has an old world ambience that belies its features, which include prewiring for media, room-by-room speakers and volume controls, automated lighting and a remote-controlled pool system. Built in 2007, the 3,604-square-foot house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in two stories. The gated lot has a backyard pool with spa. Schur, 35, is a producer, director and comedy writer.
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
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.
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.
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.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former National Public Radio writer and producer Chumi Paul has purchased a Rudolph Schindler-designed home in the Silver Lake area for $600,000. The midcentury house, built in 1956, is known as Schindler's last commissioned home. The modernist architect died in 1953 at 65 without seeing the project completed. The two-bedroom-plus-office house is entered through a first-level foyer. Original details include wooden sconces, room dividers, pocket doors, cabinets and other built-ins.
HOME & GARDEN
September 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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.
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