HOME & GARDEN
August 10, 2011 |
The longtime family home of film director and producer Sydney Pollack and his wife, Claire, has sold in Pacific Palisades less than two months after it was listed at $7.85 million. The sales price was not divulged and is not yet available in the public record. Built in 1940 and '41 and designed by Wallace Neff, the 5,200-square-foot main house retains such signature Neff details as tall chimneys, thick walls, an oval dining room and French doors in many rooms leading to gardens.
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.
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.
April 18, 2010 |
Art and architecture blend seamlessly in this contemporary Laguna Beach home in the private community of Irvine Cove. A heavily detailed three-quarter-inch layer of French limestone encloses the steel-framed structure, creating the illusion that it's one, monolithic column of limestone. On both sides of the main entry, curved glass panels are accented with rivets. A bridge leading from the entrance to the great room crosses over the atrium. Inside the gallery-styled great room, an art wall features a sculptured circular black brick fireplace with stainless steel trim.
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.
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.
December 13, 2009
1840 N. Catalina St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $589,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,850 square feet Features: The single-story traditional-style house has a family room with a fireplace, a saltwater pool with a waterfall and a bonus room off the garage. MLS ID: F1826740 1917 N. Valley St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $569,900 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,500 square feet Features: The kitchen and bathrooms of this 1942 one-story ranch-style house have all been remodeled.
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)