July 30, 2006 |
The MJ Ranch -- M for Michael Schoff, J for Jeanne Hollingsworth -- sits on 249 bucolic acres in the Santa Ynez Valley community of Los Olivos. Completed two years ago, it has a Mediterranean-style main house, with views of the mountains, valley and 400-year-old oaks; guest quarters; a barn; and a tractor shed with room for six cars. What it doesn't have is noise -- there are no neighbors for miles.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
August 20, 2011 |
"The Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood's latest quest is to find a buyer for the Santa Monica house he recently put up for sale at $1.85 million. The Spanish-style home, built in 1924, is described in the listing as an "opportunity to remodel … or to build a new home. " There are no circular doors, but a Queen Anne Victorian entrance opens into a round foyer with a British brewery cast-iron tile floor. Including a guesthouse with an office attached to the two-car garage, the property has a total of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,130 square feet of living space.
August 7, 2011
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2009 |
Comic actor Rob Schneider has listed his French Normandy-style manor home in San Marino for $3.6 million. Built in 1926 by architect Everett P. Babcock as his personal residence, the two-story house retains much of its original character. The entry opens to a foyer and a tower staircase with Batchelder tile risers. Features include arched doorways, a formal dining room, a butler's pantry, dormer windows and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in about 4,690 square feet of living space.
August 2, 2013
Built for automaker Henry Ford's cousin William during the Great Depression, this Spanish Colonial Revival-style house features a garden courtyard. The home and grounds, designed for large-scale entertaining and gatherings, have undergone a four-year restoration. Location: 1015 Amber Lane, Ojai 93023 Asking price: $8.95 million Year built: 1929 Architect: Paul Revere Williams Historical restoration: Kevin A. Clark House size: Eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 7,456 square feet Lot size: 3.1 acres Features: Mahogany-paneled library, four indoor fireplaces, butler's pantry, breakfast room, wood ceilings, early California tile, saltwater swimming pool, fountains, outdoor fireplace, rose garden, mature oaks, tangerine orchard, Mills Act property tax benefits About the area: In the first half, 151 single-family homes sold in the 93023 ZIP Code at a median price of $455,000, according to DataQuick.
October 5, 1989 |
In 1960, Huntington Beach had more than one oil well for every three people. The Red Car took passengers along the coast from Long Beach to Newport Beach. A salt-water pool was the big attraction at the Huntington Beach pier. At Huntington Beach High School, the Oilers were having their best season in many years. They were off to a 5-0 start and would go on to post a 6-2-1 record. In 1989, there still are a few oil wells pumping away in Huntington Beach.
December 24, 1996 |
One of the most coveted oceanfront residential parcels in Orange County sold for around $5 million last month--and that's essentially just for the dirt. Although there are several older dwellings on the Laguna Beach property and zoning allows seven estates, sources say the buyer just wanted the land to build his own personal compound. County records list the buyer as a Groves family trust.
September 16, 2013 |
Actor Dennis Quaid has sold a house for $3.315 million in Pacific Palisades. The contemporary had been on the market since only mid-August. He purchased the remodeled home for $3.1 million earlier this year, several months after he and Kimberly Quaid filed for divorce a second time. They have since reconciled. The 3,421-square-foot home features an open floor plan, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There is a saltwater swimming pool, a spa and patio space. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around?