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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.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 8, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Mark Wahlberg has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $13,995,000. In addition to the main house with a two-bathroom master suite and four other bedrooms suites, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse and a 2,500-square-foot detached gym with a boxing ring are on the property. The actor trained there for his starring role in "The Fighter" (2010). The land, just under 2 acres, includes a swimming pool with a grotto and waterfall, a putting green and a sports court.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
November 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Greg Mathis, star of the reality show "Judge Mathis," and his wife, Linda, have sold their gated Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $5.28 million. The remodeled Mediterranean-style house, built in 1990, features a two-story grand entry, four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 7,755 square feet of living space in two stories. The estate includes a swimming pool with a spa. There are city views from the more than half-acre of grounds. The Detroit-born Mathis, 51, has starred on the five-day-a-week show since the late-90s.
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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