July 15, 2012
This four-level oceanfront contemporary is set behind gates on a cul-de-sac overlooking Emerald Bay. Its limestone entry is suspended above a 4,500-gallon koi pond with a 12-foot stone waterfall. The details Location: 1115 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach 92651 Asking price: $12.995 million Year built: 2009 Architect: Scott Laidlaw House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 7,000 square feet Lot size: 9,460 square feet Features: Temperature-controlled 1,500-bottle wine cellar, barrel ceilings in living room, wet bar and fireplace in family room, penthouse master suite, elevator, extensive deck space, saltwater pool and spa, seven-car subterranean garage, gym, two fire pits, solar panels About the area: In the first quarter, 89 single-family homes sold in the 92651 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.15 million, according to DataQuick.
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.
December 5, 2013 |
Recently terminated USC head football coach Lane Kiffin and his wife, Layla, have listed their home in Manhattan Beach at $6.995 million. The couple bought the house last year for $5.5 million. The upscale beach city has long been popular with college and professional coaches and athletes, in part because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport and professional training facilities. Tuscan-inspired in Pacific Palisades The 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman, built in 2002 and since updated, sits on nearly a half-acre at the end of a cul-de-sac.
April 29, 2012 |
Construction is underway on a $62-million senior housing complex in Costa Mesa called Vivante on the Coast. The 185-unit retirement community being developed by Nexus Cos. at 1640 Monrovia Ave. is intended to provide a resort-style environment for tenants 62 and older. "We've incorporated many of the new ideas in fitness, healthcare, technology and lifestyle that appeal to the demands of our growing aging population, especially here in Orange County," said Curt Olson, chief executive of Nexus Cos. The gated campus will have a fitness and physical therapy facility with an indoor saltwater pool, outdoor courtyards and rooftop decks.
September 30, 2007 |
It isn't difficult to locate a Southern California home designed by the renowned architect Roland E. Coate, but finding one that is on the market can be another matter. This San Marino home was built in 1936 for industrialist Tom Pike and his wife, Katherine, at a cost of $28,500 -- quite a sum during the Depression, according to research from Tim Gregory, the Pasadena-based building biographer. But the Pikes paid it, moved in and stayed. The Pike family didn't sell the property until 1997.
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November 28, 1999 |
Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller trained for the Olympics in the tide-fed saltwater pool. So did world-renowned Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku. Generations of children learned to swim there. The Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium was intended as a "living memorial" to the 102 servicemen from Hawaii killed in World War I. It's on both federal and state historic preservation registers. But after decades of neglect, it has become an embarrassment.
October 23, 2011 |
On leeward Oahu, it is 85 degrees and the trade winds are blowing. Beyond a towering volcanic outcropping, the Pacific Ocean, at a steady 70 degrees, beckons. Honeymooners sip tropical drinks under a thatched-roof hut as the afternoon sun begins its lazy descent. This is Hawaii. Do you really need Disney? My wife, Nancy, and I and our 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, journeyed last month to Disney's new Hawaii resort to see whether Mickey Mouse & Co. could improve on near perfection.
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.
September 23, 2012
This newly redeveloped and expanded ocean-view estate in the Palisades Riviera area blends contemporary style and classic bones. To enable large-scale entertaining, disappearing walls of glass join outdoor and indoor living and dining areas while the formal dining room can seat 20. Location: 1471 San Remo Drive, Pacific Palisades 90272 Asking price: $26 million Year originally built: 1992 Living space: Eight bedrooms, 13...
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.