April 10, 2013 |
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly, have sold their house in gated Mulholland Estates on the Westside for $10 million. The Mediterranean, custom built in 1992, features a family room with exposed beams, a paneled library, two bars, five fireplaces, a screening room, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11,107 square feet of living space. A saltwater swimming pool with spa, a bathhouse and a gazebo also sit on the more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds. Billionaire Gores and his Beverly Hills-based private equity firm, Platinum Equity, own Palace Sports & Entertainment, which includes the Pistons.
October 15, 2001 |
University of North Carolina scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that baby loggerhead turtles "read" the Earth's magnetic field to help them navigate the massive clockwise current that sweeps the northern Atlantic Ocean. Small magnetite deposits in the turtles' brains allow them to recognize magnetic fields that mark geographic regions where they must change direction to stay on course, biologist Kenneth J. Lohman and his colleagues reported in the Oct. 12 Science.
June 25, 2006 |
Ceilings of intricate tin panels are out of the ordinary, but ones of peacock feathers and leather? That's extraordinary. Artist Denise Roberge runs her gallery, jewelry salon and restaurant out of a plaza that she built about a decade ago in Palm Desert. When she was finished, she wanted to create a more subdued version of the art-rich plaza as a place to live.
November 20, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA From LAX, Asiana, Korean, Thai, China Airlines, EVA and China Southern offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $950, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHAT TO DO Le Tigre de Papier cooking school, Pub Street, Siem Reap; 011-855-122-6581, http://www.letigredepapier.com/en/cooking.php . Three-hour cooking classes are $12 and include preparation of an appetizer, main course and dessert plus a visit to the local market.
August 29, 2012 |
What's up with Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne? All of a sudden, they seem to be opening everywhere. The proprietors of Lucques , AOC and Tavern announced last month that they would be opening a new fine-dining restaurant in Montecito . And now they say they'll have a third installment of their Larder food-to-go concept open this fall. The first Larder was in the entrance to Tavern . The second opened in the old Maple Drive space. The newest addition will be in the ground floor of developer Rick Caruso's latest luxury project at 8500 Burton Way . The new residential development, which a release boasts will offer amenities rivaling those “offered only by the most refined hotels," will open in October and the new Larder (to be called simply Larder at Burton Way)
August 7, 2011
View Boothbay Harbor, Maine in a larger map THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $506. WHERE TO STAY Linekin Bay Resort, (866) 847-2103, http://www.linekinbayresort.com , has rustic lodge rooms and cabins, a heated saltwater pool and family-style restaurant on the water about a mile outside Boothbay Harbor.
September 30, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO NEW ORLEANS From LAX, Delta, United and Southwest offer nonstop flights to New Orleans, and American, United, Delta, Southwest and US Airways offer connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $442. WHERE TO STAY Dauphine Orleans Hotel, 415 Dauphine St., New Orleans; (504) 586-1800, http://www.dauphineorleans.com . A quiet respite in the heart of the French Quarter, just one mile from Frenchmen Street.
April 8, 2012
Entered by a gated driveway that leads to a cobblestone motor court, this Cape Cod-inspired compound has a resort atmosphere with amenities such as a putting green, a 70-foot-long batting cage and a vineyard. Among the structures are a main residence with a library/music room and gym, a pool house with a kitchen, a detached theater with a projection system and bar, and a separate office suite. Location: 4385 Commonwealth Ave., La Canada Flintridge 91001 Asking price: $8.9 million Architect: Dave De Angelis Year built: 2006 Living space: Five bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 10,644 square feet Lot size: About 1.5 acres Features: Wine cellar for more than 3,000 bottles, tasting room, heated floors, basement billiard room, roof deck, solar power, saltwater pool with spa, misting system, outdoor kitchen, lighted sports court, citrus grove, equestrian zoning About the area: Last year, 244 single-family homes sold in 91011 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,060,000, according to DataQuick.
September 20, 2011 |
Would Homer Simpson sell his house to Moe Szyslak, Apu, Chief Wiggum or Comic Book Guy? Dan Castellaneta , the voice of Homer on "The Simpsons," has done just that, selling to Hank Azaria , who voices those characters and more on the 22-season-and-counting animated sitcom. Castellaneta and his wife, television writer Deb Lacusta , sold their Pacific Palisades home of five years for $5.5 million. Azaria is downsizing from a 9,000-square-foot home in Bel Air with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms that he sold earlier this month for $11,065,000.