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 27, 2013 |
Plush Southern California seaside resorts suffered during the recent recession, but they are making a comeback as business and leisure travel picks up. Now, Bacara Resort & Spa near Santa Barbara has been acquired by an Irvine hotel company that plans to upgrade the luxurious inn as well-heeled guests return to coastal resorts. Pacific Hospitality Group bought Bacara from SB Luxury Resort, an affiliate of Ohana Real Estate Investors and Rockpoint Group, which have owned the property since 2011.
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 9, 2012 |
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly, have listed their house in gated Mulholland Estates at $10.75 million. Although the Multiple Listing Service considers the community in the 90210 ZIP Code to be the Beverly Hills Post Office area, The Times' Mapping L.A. database shows the mansion sits within Sherman Oaks. 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 and eight bathrooms in 11,107 square feet.
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.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
September 10, 2010 |
TV and movie executive Paula Hart and her husband, Leslie Gilliams, have bought a Malibu estate for $2.6 million. The couple had been renting and were already in escrow on another house when they saw the ocean-view contemporary Mediterranean. Drawn by the high-tech and green features, including a central vacuum, solar power, tankless water heaters and well-water irrigation, they canceled the other purchase. Built in 2007, the house includes a den, media room, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,000 square feet.
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.