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.
HOME & GARDEN
November 11, 2009 |
Actress Sandra Will Carradine has listed her beach house in Carpinteria's gated Rincon Point community for $4.29 million. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage and one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest quarters sit on more than a quarter acre bordering the Rincon Creek estuary and the Pacific. The grounds include a Balinese-style temple, exotic gardens and a koi pond. Carradine spent years enhancing the property, which includes a 200-year-old cypress tree, redwoods, pines, palms, magnolia and olive trees and a rose garden.
January 18, 2014 |
This chic glass-walled contemporary in Hollywood Hills West has views stretching from downtown L.A. to the Channel Islands. Outside, a dining pavilion appears to float over a large koi pond. Location: 8476 Cole Crest Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $4.5 million Year built: 1983 House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,962 square feet Lot size: 10,779 square feet Features: Home theater, den, suspended orb fireplace in master suite, heated bathroom floor, infinity pool, spa, fire pit About the area: In the first half of 2013, 169 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.05 million, according to DataQuick.
HOME & GARDEN
November 17, 2009 |
A 13,500-square-foot estate built on spec in the hills of Tarzana is going to auction. The bank-owned mansion had been priced at $9,775,000 and cost more than $7.5 million to build. The Tuscan-inspired house, designed for entertaining and constructed in 2008, has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Overlooking the San Fernando Valley, it sits on 1 1/2 acres of park-like grounds including a tennis court, koi pond with waterfall and covered verandas and patios. The subterranean garage fits 16 cars.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1999 |
Something fishy occurred recently, as residents and volunteers completed a koi pond at Silverado Continuation School. Among the final ingredients were a bubbling fountain and palm trees. Information: (949) 586-8800.