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March 3, 1985 | BARBARA MAYER, Associated Press
Kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms and master bedroom suites have each in turn been the fashionable room to remodel or add in American homes. Now the media room has been added to the list. The media room in which television, audio equipment and sometimes a home computer are arranged for maximum user convenience is being ushered in on a wave of increased sales of videocassette recorders, home computers and video games. Another development is the improvement in television sound.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Stephen Gaghan, the Oscar writing screenwriter, and his wife, fashion designer Minnie Mortimer, have put their Brentwood home up for sale at $4.995 million. Set behind gates and stone columns, the shingle-clad house looks like it could be set in Nantucket. The 5,267 square feet of living space features wood-beam ceilings, a painted wood-paneled den/library, a corner sunroom,  a media room, five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. There's a balcony off the master suite. A covered brick patio extends the length of the back of the house and connects to the balcony area above by an exterior stairwell.
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MAGAZINE
September 26, 1999 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Los Angeles designer Brad Blair was asked by his clients, a Dana Point couple, to design a high-tech media room as tranquil-looking as a Zen garden. "We wanted a place to watch sports with friends, listen to music, dance a little and, for me, play the guitar," says the husband, the former CEO of a medical manufacturing firm and a music aficionado. Blair obliged with a welcoming, yet functional, Asian decor.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This French chateau in Bel-Air's gated Moraga Estates community is adorned throughout with elaborate crown moldings, ornate ceilings and inlaid floors. Columns flank the indoor swimming pool, which sits under a multi-pane skylight dome. Location: 11607 Moraga Lane, Los Angeles 90049 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 1999 House size: Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 9,518 square feet Lot size: 37,600 square feet Features: Two family rooms, formal living and dining rooms, mahogany-paneled office, media room, wine cellar, staff quarters, service entrance, porte-cochère, pool house, spa, expansive lawn About the area: In the first half of the year, 168 single-family homes sold in the 90049 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.091 million, according to DataQuick.
HOME & GARDEN
May 18, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Actor-producer Matt Battaglia and his wife, Tina, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $3.23 million. The contemporary home, designed for entertaining and built in 2007, has a media room, office, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in 4,200 square feet. A swimming pool and spa were added last year. Battaglia, 45, appears in the recently released movie "Thor. " He has guest starred on "Big Love" (2007) and "24" (2006 and 2007) and was a co-producer on the Golden Globe-nominated "Brothers" (2009)
BUSINESS
August 23, 2013
Designed for entertaining, this gated contemporary has an open floor plan. Sliding doors open to a patio and pool area and bring in ocean and mountain views. Location: 23915 Malibu Knolls Road, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $4.395 million Year built: 2009 Architect: Michael Barsocchini House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,502 square feet Lot size: 1.22 acres Features: Family room, media room, 12-foot doors, bar, travertine flooring, granite countertops, two-car garage, courtyard.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
This contemporary in Mount Olympus, designed for work and play, makes the most of its panoramic views from downtown Los Angeles to the ocean. The 1976 home, redone from the studs and updated with new appliances and amenities, is landscaped with succulents, pear trees, Mexican feather grass and other greenery to create a contemplative setting behind its gates. "My girlfriend and I were looking for something that had privacy, yet had a view," says Haralabos Voulgaris, a professional poker player and sports bettor who owns the home.
HOME & GARDEN
April 6, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Update: The Gene Autry estate, built in 1949 by the cowboy singer-actor, has sold for $5 million. His widow, Jacqueline Autry, had donated the forested 3.68-acre property in Studio City to the Autry National Center of the American West. The two-story Monterey-style house of about 8,000 square feet has pegged hardwood floors, a family room with a wet bar, a library/media room with vintage walnut paneling, a breakfast room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Balconies overlook the acreage, which has winding paths and flower gardens.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
New to the market is actor Matthew Perry's chic house in the Hollywood Hills West area, priced at $5,295,000. Built in 1955 and reinvented as a contemporary, the 4,100-square-foot house features white terrazzo floors, retractable walls of glass, a home theater, a media room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. A pool with spa, lawn, an outdoor fireplace and patio space complete the third of an acre of grounds. There are city and canyon views. Perry, 43, played Chandler Bing on the sitcom "Friends" from 1994 to 2004.
HOME & GARDEN
June 20, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Singer-songwriter-actress Ashlee Simpson has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area house she owned before her marriage to Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz for $3,475,000. The walled and gated Mediterranean-style compound of more than half an acre has hillside and canyon views. The multilevel home, built in 1992 and centered on a courtyard, includes beamed cathedral ceilings in the living room, an eat-in kitchen, a fitness room, a media room, five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms in 7,100 square feet.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Cantilevered rooms, glass walls and wooden beams give this Pacific Palisades retreat the feel of a tree house. The Modernist home, on a wooded lot in Rustic Canyon, has been restored and immaculately maintained. Location: 730 Brooktree Road, Pacific Palisades 90272 Asking price: $4.25 million Year built: 1974 Architect: Ray Kappe House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms Lot size: 10,863 square feet Features: Living room fireplace, breakfast area, library/study, media room, bonus room, service entrance, decks, heated swimming pool, spa. About the area: In the first half of the year, 170 single-family homes sold in the 90272 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.268 million, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Wolfgang Puck has purchased a mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Beverly Crest for $14 million. The seller was Hyatt Hotel heir Anthony Pritzker. Set at the end of a gated drive on 1.25 acres, the 1938 villa is entered through a two-story foyer. Features include 15-foot living room ceilings, a two-story library, a limestone galleria, a media room, a game room with a bar, a wine cellar, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in 12,289 square feet of living space. The updated kitchen has plenty of freezer space for Puck's signature gourmet pizzas.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2013
Set along the beach in Malibu Colony, the John Lautner-designed Stevens House draws inspiration for its curved shell from the shape of waves. The restored wood-and-concrete structure shelters a swimming pool that is separated from the living space by retractable glass walls. Location: 78 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $22 million Year built: 1968 House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 3,366 square feet Lot size: 8,702 square feet Features: Loft, media room, 37 feet of beach frontage, deck, swimming pool About the area: In the first half of the year, 135 single-family homes sold in the 90265 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.89 million, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2013
Designed for entertaining, this gated contemporary has an open floor plan. Sliding doors open to a patio and pool area and bring in ocean and mountain views. Location: 23915 Malibu Knolls Road, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $4.395 million Year built: 2009 Architect: Michael Barsocchini House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,502 square feet Lot size: 1.22 acres Features: Family room, media room, 12-foot doors, bar, travertine flooring, granite countertops, two-car garage, courtyard.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013
The minimalist, loft-style Glass House was designed to make the most of its ocean and sandy beach views. An 11-foot-tall folding door system allows indoor-outdoor living, while channel glass side walls bring diffused natural light into the interiors. Location: 2316 The Strand, Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $11 million Year built: 2001 Architect: Roger Kurath House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,963 square feet Lot size: 3,503 square feet Features: Exposed H beams, curved walls of glass, spiral staircase, living room fireplace, billiard room, media room, circular glass shower with skylight, ocean-view spa bath tub, two-car garage.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2013
Set in a gated community atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula and designed for entertaining, this Spanish-style estate takes in coastline and city views. The nearly five acres of grounds include a courtyard, a putting/chipping green, a sports/basketball court, a swimming pool and two spas. Location: 8 Possum Ridge Road, Rolling Hills 90274 Asking price: $8.9 million Year built: 2009 House size: Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 7,928 square feet Lot size: 4.77 acres Features: Temperature-controlled wine/beer room with 750-bottle capacity, music room, bar, library/study, media room, gym, indoor golf simulator, multiple fireplaces, maid's quarters, detached guesthouse, three-car garage About the area: Last year, 313 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.36 million, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013
The minimalist, loft-style Glass House was designed to make the most of its ocean and sandy beach views. An 11-foot-tall folding door system allows indoor-outdoor living, while channel glass side walls bring diffused natural light into the interiors. Location: 2316 The Strand, Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $11 million Year built: 2001 Architect: Roger Kurath House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,963 square feet Lot size: 3,503 square feet Features: Exposed H beams, curved walls of glass, spiral staircase, living room fireplace, billiard room, media room, circular glass shower with skylight, ocean-view spa bath tub, two-car garage.
HOME & GARDEN
October 14, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, one of the surgeons featured in "Dr. 90210," has listed his Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000. Update: This version includes additional details. The walled and gated villa has three bedrooms, a maid's room and three bathrooms in 3,405 square feet. There are city views from balconies off the bedrooms. Built in 1953, the two-story house has a subterranean wine cellar, a media room and formal living and dining rooms. The grounds include wrought-iron gazebos, antique fountains, a koi pond, a waterfall, mature trees and a swimming pool.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, have listed their  home in a gated Los Angeles community for $12.5 million. The 11,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion and one-bedroom guesthouse sit on a 5-acre promontory with canyon, mountain and San Fernando Valley views. Features include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, herringbone-patterned wood floors, a media room with a bar, two offices, a library, a wine cellar and a gym/dance studio.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Hyun-jin Ryu, the Dodgers' new starting pitcher from South Korea, has bought a unit at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium has 2,082 square feet of living space. Features include 10-foot-high ceilings, expansive windows and views of the Hollywood Hills, the ocean and the downtown skyline. The sales price was not disclosed. Building amenities include the tower's 26th-floor pool terrace, concierge service, a lounge with a wine-tasting room and glass billiard table, a media room and a fitness center.
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