December 31, 2012 |
Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk has bought a mansion in Bel-Air for $17 million. Built in 1990 and remodeled with entertaining in mind, the 20,248-square-foot manse features a two-story library, a theater, a library/study, a wine cellar, a gym, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The 1.7-acre property includes a tennis court, a swimming pool and an expansive motor court. Musk, 41, founded Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX. He co-founded electric car company Telsa Motors and the Internet payment company that would become PayPal.
December 29, 2011 |
A Chatsworth estate frequently used as a filming location, including as a set for "Mad Men," has come on the market at $12 million. The midcentury home, set on 2 acres, features 16-foot ceilings, walls of glass opening to outdoor living spaces, three lower-level offices and a conference room, four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms in 6,661 square feet. A one-bedroom, 11/2 -bathroom guesthouse contains 1,000 square feet of living space. A detached gym sits near the 50-foot-long pool. There is a large motor court and parking for 200 cars.
May 25, 2012 |
The Art Linkletter estate in Bel-Air has sold above its asking price for $10.6 million. Built in 1957, the 5,000-square-foot Midcentury Modern house includes two atriums, sculptural metal screens, pocket doors, two stone fireplaces and walls of glass. Carports and a motor court can accommodate about 20 cars. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 4.6-acre city-view site contains a solar-heated swimming pool, a sports court and a lawn dotted with flagstone pathways. Linkletter, who died in 2010 at 97, hosted the long-running radio and television shows "People Are Funny" starting in the 1940s and "House Party," which was renamed "The Art Linkletter Show.
September 28, 2011 |
Noted Abraham Lincoln manuscript and artifact collector Louise Taper has sold her estate in gated Beverly Park for $13.8 million. Taper had remodeled the Colonial, built in 1988, and enlarged it to 13,500 square feet. The house has a grand entry foyer; a den with a bar; seven bedrooms, one of which she used as a 16-seat theater; 10 bathrooms and staff quarters. The nearly 4.25 acres of grounds include gardens, a pool and a motor court. The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center is named after real estate developer and philanthropist S. Mark Taper.
November 29, 2012 |
Actress Halle Berry is trying to sell her Hollywood Hills West house. The home's motor court was the site of a Thanksgiving Day altercation between her former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and actor Olivier Martinez that landed both men in the hospital. The home is being shopped off the Multiple Listing Service as a pocket listing for $15 million, area real estate agents confirmed. Halle bought the house in 2005 from former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz for nearly $6 million, according to Times archives.
April 30, 2013 |
Actor-comedian Chris Tucker has sold his house in Tarzana for $2.1 million. Set on about three-quarters of an acre in a gated community, the contemporary Mediterranean features an open floor plan, three fireplaces, high ceilings, a study, a wet bar, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6,399 square feet of living space. A pool, spa, lawn and a motor court complete the outdoors. Tucker, 41, starred opposite Jackie Chan in the three “Rush Hour” films. More recently, he was in the film “Silver Linings Playbook.” He bought the house in 1996 for $1,113,500.