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May 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
In a "Glee" two-step of sorts, stars Lea Michele and Kevin McHale became Los Angeles-area homeowners last month within a day of each other. Michele, who plays aspiring soprano Rachel Berry, bought a bungalow in Hollywood for $1.4 million. The one-story house, built in 1920, sits behind tall hedges and has a gated driveway. The updated home features French doors, an office, attic space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An outdoor dining pavilion includes a kitchen.
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REAL ESTATE
December 27, 1998 | ROBERT J. BRUSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
QUESTION: What recourse do we, as prospective home buyers, have if the listing agent of a home we want to buy refuses to promptly present our offer to the seller? Our buyer's agent has, for more than a week, tried to present our offer. But the listing agent comes up with excuses why he hasn't contacted the seller to present our offer. We like the house and believe we have made a fair purchase offer along with our good-faith deposit.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, Coach Mike D'Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million. Set on a walk street, the ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the 2,000-bottle basement wine cellar to the 400-glass wine bar on the top floor. The open-plan house, built in 2003, includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,000 square feet of living space.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 50, has starred in such films as the "Ace Ventura" movies, "The Truman Show" (1998)
BUSINESS
November 29, 2009
Contemporary tree house Location: 16550 Akron St., Pacific Palisades 90272 Size: There are four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,320 square feet. Published on: March 15, 2009 Listed then for: $2,699,000 Sold for: $1.8 million on Nov. 18, 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura Location: Prospect Crescent, Pasadena 91103 Size: There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,230 square feet. Published on : Aug. 24, 2008 Listed then for: $7,733,000 Listed now for: $5.95 million Price reduction: 23% Listing agent: Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, (310)
BUSINESS
March 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former Von Dutch chief executive and clothier Tonny Sorensen — who gained recognition for popularizing a trucker cap bearing the company name and using celebrities to promote the brand — has left his own signature on his personal residence in Beverly Hills and put it on the market at $6.9 million. The gated Midcentury Modern was built in 1961 but completely redone by the Danish entrepreneur. He combined his love of minimalism and high-quality materials in the single-story, 6,000-square-foot home.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Inspector Gadget" creator Andy Heyward and his wife, Amy, have listed their house in the Hollywood Hills West area at $7.85 million. Set on more than half an acre with a swimming pool in the celebrity-populated Bird Streets neighborhood, the traditional-style house was designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1966. The 3,560 square feet of living space includes a library/study, a screening room, an office, a gym, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. Heyward, 63, is the former head of the animation production company DIC Entertainment, which was sold in 2008.
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