October 26, 2012 |
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has put her Mediterranean-style house in Pacific Palisades on the market for $9.495 million. Built in 1928, the 6,722-square-foot home has six fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in three stories. Features of the ocean-view house include a step-down living room, a dining room that can seat 20, a theater, a cigar room/wine cellar, a gym and a separate office or maid's quarters. The grounds of about a third of an acre include a swimming pool and terraced vegetable gardens.
October 17, 2012 |
The sixth annual Gathering of the Community Gardens is Saturday at Ocean View Farms in Mar Vista, with live music, children's activities, a free lunch, tours of the garden's six acres of plots and informal workshops on seed saving, bio-intensive gardening and composting. Guests also will get a chance to see the renowned (and we do mean renowned) composting facility at the 35-year-old community garden. Ocean View Farms has what is easily the largest and most productive composting installation at any community garden in Southern California.
October 5, 2012 |
Someone must have written the offer that made Barry Manilow sing. The crooner-pianist-producer has sold his beachfront compound in Malibu for $5.45 million. Built in 1976, the gated contemporary sits on a promontory with a detached guesthouse. Features include a step-down two-story living room with walls of glass to take in the ocean view, vaulted ceilings, five bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and 3,546 square feet of living space. Manilow, 69, is a prolific song and ad jingle writer.
October 1, 2012 |
Drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and his wife, vocalist Selene Vigil, have snared a buyer for their Malibu house, selling it for $2.453 million. Wilk is known to have an affinity for the number 3, and this sales price delivered one. He uses threes in his drum playing and decision-making. The ocean-view contemporary, built in 2001, features walls of glass, a large deck, a loft office, two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. The house has about 2,750 square feet of living space.
September 23, 2012
This newly redeveloped and expanded ocean-view estate in the Palisades Riviera area blends contemporary style and classic bones. To enable large-scale entertaining, disappearing walls of glass join outdoor and indoor living and dining areas while the formal dining room can seat 20. Location: 1471 San Remo Drive, Pacific Palisades 90272 Asking price: $26 million Year originally built: 1992 Living space: Eight bedrooms, 13...
September 5, 2012 |
The Park Shore Waikiki is across from Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of Diamond Head. The Oahu hotel has a water sports package that starts at $199 a night for an ocean view room while it undergoes a $10.7-million renovation. The package comes with perks for one guest: a surf or stand-up paddle lesson as well as a bike-hike tour of Diamond Head. The deal: The Hans Hedemann Surf & Turf Package (named for the surf school) requires a minimum stay of three nights to qualify for the water sports extras.
August 8, 2012 |
PGA champion Tiger Woods has sold his condominium in Corona del Mar for $2,213,875. The town-house-style unit features an open-plan living room on the second story to take advantage of views of Santa Catalina Island. Features include high ceilings, a balcony, three bedrooms, a loft, three bathrooms and 2,000 square feet of living space. Woods, 36, once the holder of top spot in the world of golf, ranked second after a third-place finish in late July at the Open Championship. Public records show he bought the property in 2004 for $3 million.
July 29, 2012
Five years in the making, this custom Mediterranean takes advantage of ocean views from its perch in Manhattan Beach's Hill Section. Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, it also features a swimming pool, a two-story pool house with a game room and an outdoor kitchen with grill. Location: 250 S. Dianthus St., Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $9.995 million House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 9,000 square feet Lot size: 14,368 square feet Features: Den, library/study, media room, gym, craft room, sauna, breakfast bar, walnut floors, antique fireplaces, stone counters, faux painted walls, murals, stenciling, koi pond, waterfall.
July 1, 2012
A waterfall cascades from an infinity pool to mark the entrance to this Malibu contemporary. The waved copper roof plays off the Pacific, which can be viewed from most rooms including the living room, where underwater windows also provide a look into the swimming pool. The details Location: 31533 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $3.995 million Year built: 2010 Architect: S.K. Das House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms Lot size: 1.71 acres Features: Three fireplaces, 15-foot ceilings, wired for surround sound, white oak kitchen cabinets, Viking appliances, breakfast area, elevator, 1,700-square-foot deck off the master bedroom, 2,500 square feet of lawn, palm trees, native shrubs and plants, orchard and herb garden.
June 11, 2012 |
Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and his wife, vocalist Selene Vigil, have listed their house in Malibu at $2.699 million. The contemporary home, built in 2001, takes in ocean views from its hillside perch. Walls of glass in the living room open to a large deck. About 2,750 square feet of living space contains a loft office, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Potential buyers might want to keep in mind when making an offer that Wilk has an affinity for the number three, which he incorporates in his drum playing and decision making.