December 9, 2012
Designed for large-scale entertaining, this gated Mediterranean has a loggia that can seat more than 50 guests and a formal dining room for as many as 40 that opens to a terrace. A wing devoted to the master bedroom suite contains a bar, dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and a gym. Location: 979 Bel Air Road, Bel-Air 90077 Asking price: $16.7 million Year built: 1990 House size: Five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, more than 10,000 square feet Lot size: 37,994 square feet Features: Stone floors, high ceilings, library, family room, den, screening room, office, service entrance, seven fireplaces, guest house, covered patio, courtyards, fountains, koi pond, swimming pool, motor court for 10 cars, three-car garage About the area: In the third quarter, 35 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.798 million, according to DataQuick.
October 5, 2012 |
Actress Selma Blair sold her house in Hollywood for $1.85 million. The single-story home, built in 1922 and updated to a contemporary, features white wood floors, walls of glass, two fireplaces, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms in 2,918 square feet. The gated property includes a patio area and a koi pond. Blair, 40, stars with Charlie Sheen in the series "Anger Management. " Her film work includes "Homeland" (2008), "Purple Violets" (2007) and "Legally Blonde" (2001). The actress bought the house in 2004 for $1.315 million, public records show.
HOME & GARDEN
September 14, 2012 |
Chlorine has long been the industry standard to keep pool water clean and clear, but consumer demand for alternatives has prompted the emergence of new technologies, including the saltwater systems that came into vogue a few years ago and the copper-and-silver ionization and ozone-gas systems that are increasingly popular. "I don't like the stuff that goes into swimming pools," said Philip Daughtry, a Topanga Canyon poet who often swims in the koi pond he refers to as his "backcountry swimming hole.
April 17, 2012 |
The West Hollywood home of actor Alan Sues, who portrayed several wacky characters on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" starting in the late 1960s, is on the market at $1.175 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1927, is entered through a gated courtyard with a fountain. The 1,830 square feet of living space includes a wood-beam ceiling in the living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The backyard contains a koi pond, a gazebo and a brick patio. Sues, who died in December at 85, appeared onstage and in film as well as television.
January 27, 2012 |
Actress Selma Blair has listed her Sunset Strip-area house at $1.78 million. The single-story home, built in 1922 and updated to a contemporary look, features white wood floors, walls of glass and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Its nearly 3,000 square feet include three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. The gated property, surrounded by tall hedges, has a patio area for outdoor dining and a koi pond. Blair, 41, starred last year in "Darkhorse" and "Replicas.
December 15, 2011 |
Radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier has sold his Malibu estate for $4.1 million. The nearly 6,000-square-foot ocean-view home features patios, balconies, an office, a media room, a gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 1.6-acre site includes a swimming pool, a hot tub, a sports court, an art studio and a koi pond. Brandmeier, 55, has been heard on L.A. airwaves at KLSX-FM (97.1). However, he spent most of his broadcasting career as a staple on Chicago radio. He sold because he now lives in Chicago, where he is the WGN-AM morning host.