December 20, 2009
John Lautner's Hatherall House Location: Shadow Hills Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,634 square feet Published: Aug. 2 Listed then for: $1,595,000 Sold for: $1.35 million on Nov. 18 Villa Allegra: Classic and modern Location: Hollywood Hills Size: Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four half-baths in about 14,000 square feet Published: June 18 Listed then...
November 22, 2009
1510 San Clemente Lane, Corona 92882 Listed for: $479,900 Size: Five bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,486 square feet Lot size: 6,969 square feet Features: Built in 1990, the Mediterranean two-story has a formal dining room, a fireplace in the family room and a three-car garage . MLS ID: K09120809 8273 Soft Winds Drive, Corona 92883 Listed for: $499,900 Size: Three bedrooms and...
November 8, 2009
Historic property Location: 1020 Hillcroft Road, Glendale 91207 Asking price: $1,595,000 Previously sold for: $1 million in 2003 Size: Six bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,746 square feet Additional features: Sub-Zero refrigerator, two-drawer Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer, wine cooler, Dacor double oven, Sharp microwave drawer, attic storage area Around the neighborhood: Through the...
January 24, 2010 |
After spending 20 years of decorating huge multimillion-dollar homes, interior designer Ann Fraser decided it was time to apply her design expertise to her own home. She tore down a 1950s single-level home in the Newport Heights area of Newport Beach and in its place built a two-story that looks like a centuries-old plantation-style estate. Features that give it an aged look are numerous. Iron railings enclose an expansive balcony where Mexican pavers were installed upside down to make them look older.
April 11, 2010 |
Question: I am the new treasurer of our homeowner association board. I've discovered that during the last four years more than $100,000 has been removed from the association's reserve account to pay for things other than reserve-related items. At the last meeting I informed the board about Civil Code Section 1365.5 and made a motion to repay the $100,000 to the reserves from our operating account. None of the other board directors would second my motion. I've also learned that some board directors have been building up operating account funds for capital improvements without having a special assessment.
December 13, 2009
Grand manor Asking price: $8.95 million Location: 336 S. Hudson Ave., Los Angeles 90020 Size: 7 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in 8,160 square feet Lot size: 40,845 square feet Additional features: Tennis court, pool with pool house, guesthouse, staff quarters, gardens Around the neighborhood: Through the first three quarters of 2009, 13 single-family homes sold in the 90020 ZIP...
January 17, 2010
1557 Park Vista Way, No. 32, West Covina 91791 Listed for: $748,888 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,362 square feet Lot size: 0.23 acre (9,969 square feet) Features: Built in 2009, the two-story house sits on a cul-de-sac and has a living-room fireplace, a deck, a balcony and a two-car garage. MLS ID: T09101655 2111 E. Casa Linda Drive, West Covina 91791 Listed for: $585,000 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,898 square feet Lot size: 0.32 acre (14,070 square feet)
August 12, 2010 |
This is Beverly Hills?, I wondered, oh so many years ago when a friend took me to lunch in a sweet little house with a fireplace on South Beverly Drive. Chez Mimi later moved to Santa Monica, and Urth Caffé now dispenses soy lattes and iced green tea from that rose-covered cottage. Back then (and now), South Beverly Drive didn't seem fancy at all, more like a small-town Main Street where you'd find shops selling nightgowns and one-piece swimming suits, baseball cards and birthday gifts.
March 25, 1990 |
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful," wrote 19th-Century tastemaker William Morris. This good advice was easier to follow when labor was cheap. Today's homeowner--eager to restore an old house, add distinction to a bland one or create a neoclassic--soon learns that period architectural details are hard to find and cost a small fortune to duplicate.
February 14, 1993 |
It was just another tragedy in family court. A young crack mother, desperate to conceal her pregnancy, had locked herself in a tenement bathroom and given birth to a three-pound boy. As she pushed, he fell to the floor and broke his skull. The mother abandoned him, like she had two previous babies. All were born addicted to crack. "Can we do anything about this woman?" asks Judge Judith Sheindlin, her voice taut with anger.