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December 5, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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BUSINESS
October 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"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.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
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.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Mark Zuckerberg has come a long way from the days when he crashed in a tiny apartment with little more than a mattress on the floor and dial-up Internet access. The 26-year-old billionaire Facebook founder has bought a $7-million, 5,600-square-foot house in Palo Alto with five bedrooms including a master suite with Carrara marble, a banquet-size dinning room and a music alcove. Set back from the street, the remodeled turn-of-the-20th-century house has a saltwater pool and an outdoor pavilion with a fireplace.
HOME & GARDEN
September 15, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
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 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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 10, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
TV and movie executive Paula Hart and her husband, Leslie Gilliams, have bought a Malibu estate for $2.6 million. The couple had been renting and were already in escrow on another house when they saw the ocean-view contemporary Mediterranean. Drawn by the high-tech and green features, including a central vacuum, solar power, tankless water heaters and well-water irrigation, they canceled the other purchase. Built in 2007, the house includes a den, media room, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,000 square feet.
TRAVEL
September 30, 2012
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