March 27, 2012 |
Former Laker Sasha Vujacic has put his ocean-view house in Rancho Palos Verdes on the market at $2.749 million. The gated Mediterranean-style house, built in 1986 and remodeled, contains more than 4,000 square feet of living space on a single level. Among the features are a terra cotta-paved courtyard, a double-door entry, high ceilings, a family room with a wet bar and wine cooler, two master suites, two additional bedrooms and a total of four bathrooms. The nearly half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with spa and a tennis/basketball sports court.
March 23, 2012 |
Actor Christopher Lloyd has listed his Montecito house for sale at $6.45 million. He built the Umbria-inspired country home after the house he had on the site was destroyed in a 2008 wild fire. Recently completed, the single-level ocean-view house features a double-island kitchen, four bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and 4,600 square feet of living space. The five-acre site includes a pool, a spa, gardens, fountains, an expansive lawn and a Bocce ball court. Lloyd, 73, is widely known for his roles in the sitcom "Taxi" (1978-83)
March 12, 2012 |
Former Von Dutch chief executive and clothier Tonny Sorensen has left his signature on his personal residence in Beverly Hills and listed it at $6.9 million. The gated midcentury modern was built in 1961 but completely redone by the Danish entrepreneur. He combined his love of minimalism and high-quality materials in the single-story, 6,000-square-foot home. A small bridge spans a koi pond at the entrance to the open-plan house. Cambodian water sculptures from the 16th and 17th centuries stand in the pond.
February 26, 2012
Set along 38 feet of sand, this beach house makes the most of its location with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors facing the water. There are even ocean views from the glass-enclosed shower and free-standing tub in the third-floor master bedroom suite. Location: 5107 Ocean Front Walk, Marina del Rey 90292 Asking price: $8.65 million Year built: 2010 House size: Four bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms, 5,863 square feet Lot size: 3,644 square feet Features: Three-stop elevator, three balconies, two fireplaces, floating-style stairs, dual refrigerators, media room with surround sound, electric blinds, sliding doors, side lawn, three-car garage, two-spot carport.
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January 29, 2012 |
A New York hedge fund manager's plan to demolish an eye-catching steel-and-glass home in Malibu and build a two-story California Mission-style residence has neighbors in a lather over the potential loss of ocean views and what some decry as the waste of a perfectly good house. Once described as among the most significant new structures in Malibu, the building slated for destruction was designed by architect Bart Prince and hugs the slope in a neighborhood of private tennis courts, swimming pools and lush lawns.
January 12, 2012 |
Producer Leslie Belzberg has listed her Bel-Air home for sale at $2.395 million. The remodeled post-and-beam house, built in 1963, retains its midcentury vibe with walls of glass, oversized flagstone fireplaces and cork floors. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is sited to capture views of the ocean and Santa Catalina Island. A two-lane lap pool is in the backyard. A frequent collaborator with director John Landis, Belzberg worked as a producer on such Landis films as "Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994)
January 11, 2012 |
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million. Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house nearby. The gated Mediterranean they sold has separate space for use as an office or media room and sits on more than a quarter of an acre with lawn space and a courtyard fountain. The flower boxes and hydrangea-lined pathways may have been a nod to Brosnan's Irish roots.
December 28, 2011 |
NBA player and former Laker Kwame Brown has sold his house in Playa del Rey for $1.65 million. The open-floor-plan house had been on and off the market since 2008 when it was listed for sale at $2.999 million or for lease at $12,000 a month. The current listing stated the home had sustained water damage on the main level and needed a new roof, windows, doors and elevator. Described as a short sale in the listing, the ocean-view contemporary includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 6,329 square feet.
December 15, 2011 |
Radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier has sold his Malibu estate for $4.1 million. The nearly 6,000-square-foot ocean-view home features patios, balconies, an office, a media room, a gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 1.6-acre site includes a swimming pool, a hot tub, a sports court, an art studio and a koi pond. Brandmeier, 55, has been heard on L.A. airwaves at KLSX-FM (97.1). However, he spent most of his broadcasting career as a staple on Chicago radio. He sold because he now lives in Chicago, where he is the WGN-AM morning host.
December 13, 2011 |
Former "Deal or No Deal" host Howie Mandel is ready to deal. His Malibu place is listed for sale at $7.25 million. The Cape Cod-inspired house, built in 2008-09, sits on more than an acre with ocean views, an expansive lawn and a swimming pool with spa. The 5,936 square feet of living space includes an office, a theater, a gym, a breakfast area, a den and a library. Along with the guesthouse are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. "Deal or No Deal" was canceled last year.