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.
February 11, 2014 |
If ever a property had that déjà vu feeling it's the Studio City estate that just came on the market at $6.25 million. That's not because the Italianate two-story has been listed before. The villa has more film credits than many actors. Fans of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” have seen the 7,043-square-foot home standing in for the family home in countless episodes. “Melrose Place,” “Entourage” and “True Blood” viewers have glimpsed the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom place too. “Chuck,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Chelsea Lately” have used the film location, as well as photo shoots and commercials.
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.
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.
December 21, 2012 |
In the L.A. housing market, "gangnam style" appears to lose some of its trend-setting meaning in the translation. Psy, the South Korean musician of "Gangnam Style" video fame, and his wife, Hye-yeon Yoo, have bought a place in a 1989 building in Westwood for $1.249 million. The Blair House condo features city views, high ceilings, a den, a balcony, two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The contemporary complex offers a saltwater swimming pool, a tennis court, a gym, a doorman and concierge services.
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2011 |
Producer Glenn Gordon Caron and his wife, actress Tina Caron, have sold their Pacific Palisades residence for $5.69 million. The gated estate, built in 2002, is in the Palisades Riviera neighborhood. Surrounded by Italian-inspired gardens, the Mediterranean house opens to a courtyard with a fireplace, bar and grill. The master bedroom suite has an ocean-view balcony, an outdoor lounge and dual bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. The house has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a chilled wine room, a home theater and a rooftop observatory.
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.
March 21, 2013 |
Larry Hagman's widow, Maj, has sold their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai for $5 million. The 43-acre spread, befitting "Dallas" oilman J.R. Ewing, had been listed in 2009 at $11 million. The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for the couple in 1992. The off-the-grid property has separate solar systems providing energy for the main residence, the well and the caretaker's home, while creating surplus power. When Hagman installed the first system in 2003, his annual electric bill went from $37,000 to $13. Sitting behind iron gates, the 18,000-square-foot main house has an open floor plan with walls of sliding glass doors, painted murals, an indoor grotto-style spa and a retractable roof over a 40-foot saltwater lap pool in the grand room, which has accommodated parties of up to 200 people.
May 21, 2012 |
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have sold the Los Feliz house they bought together in 2010. The 1969 Buff & Hensman-designed Wong House sold for $3.5 million. The restored post-and-beam house features walls of glass, a library, video security and solar and high-tech upgrades. There are two bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,835 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre site features a saltwater swimming pool. Reynolds, 35, and Johansson, 27, were divorced last year after three years of marriage.