February 8, 2013 |
The job started with a water leak - and ended in the total remodel of the 1,800-square-foot Malibu town house. Jackie Gould, who had lived in the beachfront home since 1976, called Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, the husband-and-wife principals of the Santa Monica architecture firm Minarc, and asked them to help with a little repair work related to the leak. "Mold-proof me," she remembered saying. But it wasn't so easy. "The place was basically taken over by mold - the whole building, including the furniture," Thorsteinsson said.
February 2, 2013 |
Everyone needs a hobby. Actor Jeremy Renner has put his latest house remodeling project on the market in Holmby Hills at $24.95 million. The Roaring '20s Art Deco-style mansion includes a wine cellar, a theater, five fireplaces, six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 10,005 square feet of living space. The two-acre property features gates, a cobblestone driveway and a swimming pool with spa. Renner, 42, was nominated for Oscars for his work in "The Hurt Locker" (2008) and "The Town" (2010)
January 17, 2013 |
The popular neighborhood West Hollywood bar and restaurant, The Hudson, is set to reopen Thursday after owners Beau Laughlin and Brett Cranston closed it down three weeks ago for an extensive remodel of the decor and the menu. Open since October 2009, The Hudson has become a popular local hangout, but Laughlin and Cranston wanted to freshen it up by removing a false ceiling to reveal the structure's original wood beams and A-frame roof, a move that adds an additional 8 feet of space above diners' heads.
January 8, 2013 |
There is not a whole lot about the Dodger Stadium renovation that the Dodgers haven't already discussed, so Tuesday's news conference mostly focused on the details. Which is probably good, because anyone who glanced out the Stadium Club windows at the construction going on and considered the big picture would have to wonder how it can possibly be completed in time for the Dodgers' March 28 exhibition game against the Angels. The giant holes inside each foul line remain open, and the stadium remains cut out to the loge level.
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 5, 2012 |
Face-lift fever is sweeping the fast-food industry as aging establishments swap ketchup-smudged Formica for mood lighting and gleaming stainless steel - all in the pursuit of profit. In a tough economy, picky consumers are being selective about where they spend their cash. Many tired outlets are losing sales to flashier competitors, experts said, forcing them to spruce up or lose out. Taco Bell is testing eateries, including one in Redwood City, Calif., that glow purple at night to attract the bar crowd.