April 30, 2013 |
A historic chateau in Bearn, a French province in the Pyrenees mountains, is on the market for 645,000 euros or roughly $845,000 at late April conversion rates. The location served as a watch tower in the 9 th century and later belonged to the family of Catherine d'Espaloungue de Rague, mother of musketeer Henri d'Aramitz, who lived in the 1600s. He was the inspiration for Alexander Dumas' character Aramis in “The Three Musketeers.” With about 5,275 square feet of livable space, the property includes a main house, a barn and a caretaker's house on 2.3 acres with views of the mountains.
February 22, 2013
The loft-like entry to this hillside contemporary overlooks an interior waterfall. A catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase lend an industrial vibe to the Hollywood Hills West house. Location: 7270 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.85 million Year built: 2003 House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,600 square feet Lot size: 20,000 square feet Features: City and canyon views, spiral and main staircases, kitchen island, step-down dining room, two fireplaces, media room with wet bar, deck, garden/yard, two-car garage.
January 20, 2013 |
Barbara Walters had a slip Saturday night, but her employer says the 83-year-old newswoman will be OK. Walters fell on a staircase while visiting the British ambassador's home in Washington for an inauguration party. She cut her forehead during the tumble. "Out of an abundance of caution, she went to the hospital to have her cut tended to, have a full examination and remains there for observation," an ABC spokesman wrote in a statement. "Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do)
December 26, 2012 |
The wife of Andruw Jones has accused the former Atlanta Braves star outfielder of dragging her down a staircase, grabbing her neck and saying he wanted to kill her, according to police. The police report, which was obtained by the Associated Press, said that around 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Day a fight broke out between Jones and his wife, Nicole, after she asked him to help prepare their suburban Atlanta home for Christmas. According to the report, Jones said she tried to escape upstairs but her husband grabbed her ankle and dragged her down the stairs.
September 9, 2012
This steel, glass and concrete two-story by designer Amit Apel takes a page from modern architecture with its open floor plan, floating stainless-steel staircase and indoor-outdoor living space. A 6-foot-deep pond in the backyard is home to koi valued from $3,000 to $7,000 each. Location: 1115 Sierra Alta Way, West Hollywood 90069 Asking price: $15 million Year built: 2012 House size: Seven bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet Lot size: 20,000 square feet Features: Gates, family room, media room, gym, 1,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, retractable walls of glass, Italian-made bathroom vanities, glass elevator, home automation system, solar panels, water-recycling system, cabana, swimming pool, spa, guest house About the area: During the first half of the year, 86 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.475 million, according to DataQuick.
September 2, 2012
This custom contemporary in Naples was taken down to the studs and remodeled five years ago. The three-level house features two 80-foot boat docks and views of Santa Catalina Island. Location: 5472 E. The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Asking price: $6.75 million Year built: 1967 Year remodeled: 2008 Remodel architect: Kollin Altomare Architects House size: Five bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms, 4,418 square feet Lot size: 4,200 square feet Features: Grand foyer, circular staircase, temperature-controlled wine cellar for 1,200 bottles, office/study, bar, stainless-steel-and-glass elevator, waterfront patio with built-in barbecue and fire pit, three-car garage.