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.
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.
November 6, 2012 |
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.