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September 27, 1987
Skylights have enjoyed a resurgence in the last five years, says APC Corp. of Hawthorne, N.J.
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BUSINESS
November 16, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This custom-built contemporary home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula opens to an infinity-edge pool and panoramic ocean views. Sliding-glass doors, walls of windows and skylights keep the interiors bright. Location: 2923 Vista del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 Asking price: $5.495 million Year built: 2010 Architect: Luis de Moraes House size: Five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half-bath, 6,838 square feet Lot size: 24,394 square feet Features: Formal entry, media room, den, study, wine cellar, six fireplaces, breakfast nook, elevator, swimming pool with spa, patio, three-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 228 single-family homes sold in the 90275 ZIP Code at a median price of $991,000, according to DataQuick.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The family home of teen actor Colin Ford is listed in Encino at $1.95 million. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2003, sits behind gates with a circular driveway in the front and a pool in back. Features include marble floors, skylights, a two-story-tall dining room, a bar and a sweeping staircase to the second floor. Including the master suite with balcony and fireplace, the 5,000-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Ford, 14, starred in the movies "Push" (2009)
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
It is, at its most basic level, simply plastic cord strung under a skylight. But the brilliance of Brian Thoreen and Brant Ritter's latest design is that it is so much more: light sculpture, optical illusion, creative inspiration. Titled “String Beam,” the installation by Thoreen & Ritter uses about 800 strands of monofilament - about 2 miles of fishing line - running from a skylight to the floor and adjacent wall of the L.A. Web design and video development studio Haus. The translucent strings capture and carry light from the ceiling, forming a clean shaft of illumination that shifts with the sun. The result is ethereal, pure lightness despite the monumental weight required to hold the strings in place.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This custom-built contemporary home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula opens to an infinity-edge pool and panoramic ocean views. Sliding-glass doors, walls of windows and skylights keep the interiors bright. Location: 2923 Vista del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 Asking price: $5.495 million Year built: 2010 Architect: Luis de Moraes House size: Five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half-bath, 6,838 square feet Lot size: 24,394 square feet Features: Formal entry, media room, den, study, wine cellar, six fireplaces, breakfast nook, elevator, swimming pool with spa, patio, three-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 228 single-family homes sold in the 90275 ZIP Code at a median price of $991,000, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Family Guy" writer and producer Gary Janetti has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.799 million. The upgraded Midcentury-style house, designed by architect Michael Maltzan and built in 1965, sits on more than a quarter acre with views of the Hollywood Reservoir. Features include retractable walls of glass, an open plan interior and skylights. The 2,893-square-foot house has been featured on "It's a Brad, Brad World. " There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a swimming pool.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A 30-acre equestrian property that was once part of ranch land owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan when he was California governor is on the market in Murrieta's Tenaja Valley at $3.9 million. The spread includes a 5-acre seasonally fed lake, a lakeside house, a regulation-size polo field with two grandstands, an 8-acre pasture, nine corrals, three wells and a 2,750-square-foot barn with skylights. The 1,500-square-foot house, built with stones from the site in 1996, features two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
In a victory for Woodland Hills residents, Los Angeles building officials Tuesday ordered occupancy permits for a $7.5-million hilltop condominium project withheld until a continuing controversy over its construction is settled. The city's Building and Safety Commission said the final permits for the nearly completed West Hills Condominiums development will not be issued until city officials resolve questions about the project's height and shape. Neighboring homeowners have complained that city inspectors mistakenly allowed the project to be built a few feet too tall and a few yards too close to its rear property line.
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | AL MARTINEZ
There are 16 plastic pans. Sixteen exactly. Seven of them are under the skylights I sealed, four are under the beam I caulked and the others are under vents which, I am happy to say, I had nothing to do with. The reason the pans are scattered across the floor of my home is that the roof leaks. It has leaked for so many years I know exactly where the drips are going to fall and am thus able to place the pans in precisely the right spots.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2011 | By Darrell Satzman
A verdant acre in the residential heart of Beverly Hills is the setting for a contemporary home with Old World flair designed by architect-to-the stars Harold "Hal" Levitt. Levitt's design combines modern elements such as geometric skylights, generous sheets of glass, touches of concrete and an open floor plan in reimagining a European villa. Levitt, who died in 2003, designed the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
On his book tour, the tables have been turning on John Freeman: A parade of luminous authors are interviewing him. He's already sat down for public conversations with Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Aleksandar Hemon, and Marilynne Robinson, and on Tuesday night, it'll be Mark Z. Danielewski. That's at Skylight Books in Los Feliz at 7:30 p.m. Freeman's new book, "How to Read a Novelist," compiles his interviews with and profiles of 55 authors. It includes seven Nobel Laureates -- Toni Morrison, Gunter Grass, Nadine Gordimer, Doris Lessing, Imre Kertesz, Mo Yan, and Orhan Pamuk.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2013
A great room topped by a geometric skylight creates a focal point at an Italianate contemporary in Hollywood Hills West. Three balconies take in surrounding canyon and city views from the hillside perch. Location: 2861 Seattle Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $2.249 million Year built: 1988 Architects: Gene Ronald Smith and Ralph I. Yanagawa House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,000 square feet Lot size: 12,925 square feet Features: Formal entry, marble floors, three fireplaces, two master suites, separate-level two-bedroom suite with kitchenette, pocket doors, wine cellar, lap pool, spa, waterfall, lawn, gated driveway About the area: In the first half of the year, 169 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.05 million, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Esai Morales has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.175 million. The Midcentury-style house, built in 1957, features vaulted wood-beam ceilings, skylights, French doors, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,479 square feet of living space. A swimming pool sits in the backyard. Morales, 50, played Lt. Tony Rodriguez on "NYPD Blue" (2001-4) and starred with Lou Diamond Phillips in "La Bamba" (1987). More recently he had a recurring role on "Fairly Legal" (2011-12)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012
Mark Z. Danielewski knows his way around a horror story - and in the case of his famous novel "House of Leaves" it's a labyrinthine, mind-melting way through a haunted house. After taking on the American road trip in "Only Revolutions" he revisits spookier fare in "The Fifty Year Sword," where a Pandora's box unleashes terror on a family of Texas orphans. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. http://www.skylightbooks.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Skylight Books in Los Feliz is celebrating Tuesday's election. All the books in the store's political section are 15% off -- not just Monday and Tuesday, but through the end of the week. Located in a generally liberal part of generally liberal Los Angeles, the books on Skylight's politics shelves are, not surprisingly, more left than right. It's not that the store doesn't have any books on Mitt Romney -- according to the store's online database, it does have one. That's " The Real Romney ," a critique of the candidate by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, two reporters from the Boston Globe.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A 30-acre equestrian property that was once part of ranch land owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan when he was California governor is on the market in Murrieta's Tenaja Valley at $3.9 million. The spread includes a 5-acre seasonally fed lake, a lakeside house, a regulation-size polo field with two grandstands, an 8-acre pasture, nine corrals, three wells and a 2,750-square-foot barn with skylights. The 1,500-square-foot house, built with stones from the site in 1996, features two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
REAL ESTATE
March 25, 1990 | LOIS GIBSON, Gibson is a Malibu free-lance writer.
"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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1997 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Sale: 360 N. Rockingham, one of the best-known addresses in the world during the O.J. Period of the late 20th century. Shown by appointment only, to pre-qualified buyers. And to everyone else over national television. After five weeks of renovation, an Orange County contractor will wrap up work today at O.J.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Linda Hamilton has terminated her ownership of a gated villa in Malibu, selling it for $4 million. The property came on the market in February at $5.495 million. The 4,754-square-foot residence features open-plan living spaces, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, terra-cotta floors, a skylighted kitchen, two fireplaces, a bar, five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms on one level. The 1.1-acre compound includes several patios, a guesthouse, garage space for six cars and beach access. Expansive lawns, palm trees and boulders surround the swimming pool.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Family Guy" writer and producer Gary Janetti has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.799 million. The upgraded Midcentury-style house, designed by architect Michael Maltzan and built in 1965, sits on more than a quarter acre with views of the Hollywood Reservoir. Features include retractable walls of glass, an open plan interior and skylights. The 2,893-square-foot house has been featured on "It's a Brad, Brad World. " There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a swimming pool.
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