CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2013 |
They keep saying that Hollywood is being transformed. They keep talking up new places to dwell and shop and dine. On the boulevard, such change can seem spotty and slight: Tourists still look nonplused as they try to sync image and reality. Stores along the Walk of Fame still skew toward glass water pipes, thigh-high vinyl boots and "World's Greatest Cousin" souvenir statuettes. Just west of Vine, you still find the sign advertising girls: "Totally Nude, Totally Naakt, Totalement Nue, Benar-Benar Bugil.
April 12, 2013 |
“Grey's Anatomy” producer Linda Klein has become a first-time homeowner with the purchase of Marina del Rey penthouse for $1.35 million. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit has 3,200 square feet of living space and three parking spots. There are views of the marina, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Malibu and Santa Catalina Island through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The two-story remodeled unit features an open floor plan, limestone flooring, a fireplace, a circular staircase, balcony space, a kitchen island and a 170-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar.
March 11, 2013 |
Actor Larry Hagman's top-floor penthouse in Santa Monica has sold for $5 million. It was listed at the beginning of the year at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom pied-a-terre is in a 10-story building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has three parking spaces and views of the ocean. Amenities include 24-hour security, a swimming pool and a gym. Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70)
January 15, 2013 |
Actor Larry Hagman 's penthouse in Santa Monica is on the market at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is in a building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has views of the ocean and three parking spaces. Amenities include 24-hour security, a swimming pool and a gym. Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70) and "Dallas" (1978-91)
January 13, 2013 |
A 1970s Burbank apartment building with an expansive penthouse intended to be occupied by the owner has been purchased by Champion Real Estate Co. for $15.6 million. The 62-unit complex at 600 E. Olive St. is mostly made up of two-bedroom, two-bath apartments but it also has an 8,000-square-foot penthouse with a rooftop deck and private swimming pool, according to real estate broker Tyler Stevens of Lee & Associates. “It reflects an era gone by when builders constructed apartment buildings with an owner unit, and this particular owner unit was highly unusual,” Stevens said.
June 4, 2012 |
Camping is supposed to involve tents, sleeping bags and lots of dirt, but not so at one Manhattan luxury hotel . For the second year, AKA Central Park [(888) 381-4488] offers what it calls a "five-star camping experience" on the wraparound terrace of its 17th-floor penthouse suite at 42 W. 58th St. This uber-urbanized campout comes with a queen-sized bed, vodka cocktails, gourmet s'mores at midnight, flashlight and camping lantern (how quaint!), a telescope for stargazing and a Nook e-reader loaded with campfire stories.