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January 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Cheryl Ladd has listed her 22.5-acre estate in Santa Ynez at $3.995 million. The Italian-style villa, with 6,557 square feet of living space, sits off a circular motor court ringed with potted olive trees, Italian cypress and native landscaping. A large foyer overlooks a sunken living room. Features include stone fireplaces, a covered colonnade loggia, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and beamed and paneled ceilings. Ladd, 61, joined the cast of "Charlie's Angels" from 1977 to 1981.
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April 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
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.
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November 7, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A compound once owned by "Silky Soul Singer" Marvin Gaye and his first wife, Anna, has come on the market in Hollywood Hills West at $3.799 million. The 1.46-acre estate includes a four-bedroom, five-bathroom main house, a guesthouse, an outdoor kitchen and an eight-car motor court. Water spills down a wall of boulders and into the swimming pool. There are three fireplaces and 3,156 square feet of living space. Gaye, who died in 1984 at 44, found success in the late 1960s singing duets with Tammi Terrell such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing.
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February 13, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Actress Patricia Heaton, who stars in “The Middle,” and her husband, actor David Hunt, have listed their home in Hancock Park for sale at $8.295 million. The Italianate Mediterranean-style estate, built in 1923, noted Pasadena-based architect Elmer Grey, who designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Huntington Art Gallery, among other landmarks. The grounds of more than acre include a wisteria-covered arbor, patios, a swimming pool with a changing room and bathroom, a paddle tennis court and expansive lawns.
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December 31, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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December 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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May 1, 2011
Location: 2260 Sunset Plaza Drive, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $10.9 million (also for lease at $55,000 per month) Previous sales price: $8 million in 2009 Size: Main house has five bedrooms and six bathrooms in about 8,000 square feet. Guesthouse has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 675 square feet. Lot size: 0.6 acres (26,136 square feet) Additional features: Sauna, maid's quarters, koi pond, gated entry, motor court, three-car garage.
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May 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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April 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
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.
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November 29, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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January 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Cheryl Ladd has listed her 22.5-acre estate in Santa Ynez at $3.995 million. The Italian-style villa, with 6,557 square feet of living space, sits off a circular motor court ringed with potted olive trees, Italian cypress and native landscaping. A large foyer overlooks a sunken living room. Features include stone fireplaces, a covered colonnade loggia, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and beamed and paneled ceilings. Ladd, 61, joined the cast of "Charlie's Angels" from 1977 to 1981.
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December 31, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 29, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 7, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A compound once owned by "Silky Soul Singer" Marvin Gaye and his first wife, Anna, has come on the market in Hollywood Hills West at $3.799 million. The 1.46-acre estate includes a four-bedroom, five-bathroom main house, a guesthouse, an outdoor kitchen and an eight-car motor court. Water spills down a wall of boulders and into the swimming pool. There are three fireplaces and 3,156 square feet of living space. Gaye, who died in 1984 at 44, found success in the late 1960s singing duets with Tammi Terrell such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing.
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November 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Albert Brooks has sold the former Merv Griffin estate for $6.275 million. The 2-acre-plus property had been priced at $6.995 million. The listing says the property is in upper Bel-Air, although the Los Angeles Times Mapping Database considers the location to be Sherman Oaks. The 5,100-square-foot single-story house sits off a circular motor court. Features include wood-paneled ceilings, expanses of windows, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. There is a tennis court, an infinity pool with a spa and mature landscaping.
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May 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Albert Brooks has sold the former Merv Griffin estate for $6.275 million. The 2-acre-plus property had been priced at $6.995 million. The listing says the property is in upper Bel-Air, although the Los Angeles Times Mapping Database considers the location to be Sherman Oaks. The 5,100-square-foot single-story house sits off a circular motor court. Features include wood-paneled ceilings, expanses of windows, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. There is a tennis court, an infinity pool with a spa and mature landscaping.
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September 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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December 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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September 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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