October 4, 2012 |
"Star Wars" actor Hayden Christensen has listed a house in Studio City for sale at $2.65 million. Built in 1990, the modern-style house features a step-down living room, high ceilings, three fireplaces, five bedrooms and five bathrooms in its 6,302 square feet of living space. An elevator leads to the third-floor master suite, which has a fireplace and dual walk-in closets. The three-quarter-acre lot includes a saltwater swimming pool with spa, flat yard space, mature trees and a three-car garage.
December 5, 2011 |
Record producer Ralph Sall has listed his Sunset Strip-area house at $2.95 million. The remodeled Spanish-style house, built in 1926, features iron work, interior archways, French doors, balconies and an updated kitchen. The close to 3,300 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in the main house and an attached guesthouse. Extensive decks and patios, a loggia and a saltwater swimming pool complete the grounds. Sall is president of Bulletproof Entertainment.
February 15, 2014 |
Perhaps not realizing they would receive so much media attention, singer-songwriter superstar Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon , pulled their Bel-Air home from the Multiple Listing Service only four days after listing it for sale at $12.995 million. The home was listed on the MLS as a "celebrity estate. " Would-be buyers and their agents can consider themselves on notice that the couple have designs on selling. Their gated three-acre property centers on a Hamptons-inspired mansion with canyon, city and reservoir views.
January 15, 2012 |
The Rat Pack lives again -- or at least Palm Springs, once the party pad of Sinatra and the boys, does. The Coachella Valley city, which had devolved into a caricature of a Hollywood playground, has reinvented itself: Its retro-chic look, striking scenery and hip hotels and restaurants are drawing a new generation of visitors. And, of course, there's always the weather, a tourist attraction on its own (in winter, anyway). The city prides itself on having 350 days of sunshine a year, a siren song that plays loudly and clearly in Canada and other frosty North America realms in the depths of winter.
January 23, 2013 |
British Invasion singer Eric Burdon, who sang with the Animals and then the funk band War, has listed his retreat in Joshua Tree for sale at $999,000. The Southwestern-style gated house, built in 2007, sits on 2.5 acres surrounded by native plants and encircled by an adobe wall. The 3,200-square-foot-plus courtyard-style home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room and an office. There is a studio with a woodburning stove. Outdoor amenities include a heated saltwater pool, a spa and a rooftop deck.
HOME & GARDEN
September 15, 2010 |
A gated Corona del Mar home with eight fireplaces and a 60-foot waterfall has come on the market for $19 million. Among the ocean-view house's custom features are the marble flooring design and carved ceiling in the formal dining room and wood-beam ceilings elsewhere. The 10,921-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa includes a gift-wrapping room, a beauty salon, the guest/maid's quarters, a butler's pantry, offices, a sauna, eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a full basement. The property is about a third of an acre with a saltwater pool, a spa and a six-car garage.
February 27, 2013 |
Plush Southern California seaside resorts suffered during the recent recession, but they are making a comeback as business and leisure travel picks up. Now, Bacara Resort & Spa near Santa Barbara has been acquired by an Irvine hotel company that plans to upgrade the luxurious inn as well-heeled guests return to coastal resorts. Pacific Hospitality Group bought Bacara from SB Luxury Resort, an affiliate of Ohana Real Estate Investors and Rockpoint Group, which have owned the property since 2011.
March 2, 2003 |
Two stranded pygmy sperm whales separately rescued off the Florida Keys have died within two days of each other. An 11-foot-long, 950-pound whale died Saturday, a day after it was found stranded near Islamorada and taken to the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo. Officials there said preliminary findings of a necropsy indicated heart failure was the cause of death.
HOME & GARDEN
August 18, 2011 |
Former KCRW music director Tom Schnabel has sold his Venice home for $2.9 million. The contemporary Mediterranean and a detached studio open to a solar-heated saltwater pool with spa and drought-tolerant landscaping on the walled lot. Features of the 3,030-square-foot home, built in 1994, include a two-story-tall living room, an underground wine cellar, an expansive roof deck with mountain views, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Schnabel, 64, helps direct the radio station's World Festival series and hosts his own show.
February 9, 2013 |
NBC and Olympics sportscaster Bob Costas and his wife, Jill Sutton, have bought a house in a gated community in Newport Coast for $4.7 million. The more than half-acre lot contains a main house, a guest casita, a saltwater swimming pool with spa, a cabana with a fireplace, a poolhouse with a kitchen and brick patios. There are four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,534 square feet of living space. Costas, 60, has hosted nine Olympic Games. Susan Scanlan and Darcy Ricci of Coldwell Banker Previews International were the listing agents.