December 5, 2011 |
Record producer Ralph Sall has listed his Sunset Strip-area house at $2.95 million. The remodeled Spanish-style house, built in 1926, features iron work, interior archways, French doors, balconies and an updated kitchen. The close to 3,300 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in the main house and an attached guesthouse. Extensive decks and patios, a loggia and a saltwater swimming pool complete the grounds. Sall is president of Bulletproof Entertainment.
December 4, 2011
At 2,400 square feet, the guesthouse alone in this gated Pacific Palisades compound is nearly as large as the average U.S. home. It sits on more than a third of an acre with a 5,896-square-foot traditional-style main house, a swimming pool and a sports court in a neighborhood within walking distance of shops. Location: 671 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades 90272 Asking price: $7.985 million Year built: 2001 Combined house size: Six bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms, 8,296 square feet Lot size: 16,378 square feet Features: Privacy hedge, media room, sauna, gym, maid's quarters, flat lawn, canyon and mountain views from guesthouse's rooftop yard.
November 28, 2011 |
Professional golfer Fred Couples has listed his second home in La Quinta at $4.195 million. The Spanish-style villa has a courtyard with a fountain. The nearly half-acre site has mountain views, a swimming pool with a spa and a fire pit. Interior features include limestone and wood floors, arched windows, a great room with an oversized stone fireplace, a wine room and two master suites with stone fireplaces and terraces. There are four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. The approximately 5,200-square-foot house is being sold furnished.
November 2, 2011 |
Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony has sold his home in Glendora for $1.77 million. The custom-built Tudor, which the musician bought new in 1989, sits on more half an acre with a beach-entry saltwater swimming pool and hidden rock slide built into the hillside. The 7,100-square-foot home features a double-island kitchen with a 140-gallon fish tank, guest quarters with a separate entry and a six-car garage. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Anthony, 57, played with the rock band Van Halen for two decades starting in the mid-'70s.
October 27, 2011 |
A Sherman Oaks home built in 1936 for actress Joyce Compton is on the market at $1.795 million. Evoking an English farmhouse with a half-timbered exterior, it features beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and oak floors. The updated 3,306-square-foot house includes a den, a family room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a separate one-bedroom guesthouse and a swimming pool. Joyce Compton, who died in 1997 at 90, was in more than 200 films with such stars as Cary Grant, Jack Benny and Clara Bow. She appeared in "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945)
October 12, 2011 |
Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane , have listed their estate in Beverly Hills at $12.75 million. The 1987 contemporary, designed by Robert Offenhauser, features a two-story entry with a skylight entered through floor-to-ceiling glass and iron doors. There are vaulted ceilings, gallery-size walls, four bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and 8,800 square feet of living space. The master bedroom suite, with a sitting area, fireplace, dual bathrooms and dual dressing rooms, opens to a covered patio.
August 23, 2011 |
In the new film "Love Crime," actress Ludivine Sagnier plays a meek junior financial executive steamrollered by a powerful superior (Kristin Scott Thomas) who frequently takes credit for her ideas. The two find themselves locked in an escalating feud fueled by ambition, jealousy and something resembling desire. But when Sagnier appeared this summer at a Los Angeles Film Festival screening of the movie, which arrives on VOD and in Los Angeles theaters next week, she coyly told the audience, "No matter what you see, I'm innocent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2011 |
Across this sunny city there are numerous public swimming pools. On the coastline, there are wide beaches where gentle waves beckon. But there is only one Mission Beach Plunge — the indoor swimming pool across from the ocean that has been a recreation draw since 1925. Now, after surviving recessions, earthquakes, wartime exigencies, and various social and political upheavals, the Plunge's future is threatened by a nasty landlord-tenant dispute between the operator and city government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2011 |
Friends and family were no closer to knowing what caused a prominent Orange County surgeon to be found dead in her swimming pool after an autopsy Monday proved inconclusive. The body of Dr. Marianne E. Cinat, 45, medical director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, was discovered late Saturday morning by a close friend at Cinat's home in unincorporated Rossmoor, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Cinat, who was fully clothed, had been in the pool for more than 10 hours before the call came in at 11:15 a.m., he said.
HOME & GARDEN
May 28, 2011
Jamie Durie tweaked his 1950s swimming pool into what he calls a "sunken lounge," complete with a new bench inside the entire perimeter so there's cool seating for party guests. "People can actually sit and spend time here," Durie says. He worked with Aric Entwistle of Los Angeles-based H2O Development Inc. to replace a conventional chlorine system with SpectraLight ,which uses ultraviolet light to kill waterborne pathogens. The renovated pool is solar heated with a system from Suntopia Solar . A new edge was fabricated over the original coping using carbon fiberglass, resin and several coats of waterproofing.