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HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer Rachel Sweet has sold Los Pavoreales, a 1926 Los Feliz home designed by Wallace Neff, for $4,895,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style residence, on 1.8 acres, has had a star-studded chain of owners, including Madonna, actress Jenna Elfman and actress Katey Sagal. There are five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in the compound, which has a main house and detached guesthouse. Neff was known for his Spanish Colonial revival houses and adapting traditional styles for celebrity clients such as Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert.
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BUSINESS
June 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
One of America's revered funnymen, Bob Newhart, has listed his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $15.5 million. The French country-style home, designed by Wallace Neff and built in 1941, is two stories with a basement and an attic. There are five fireplaces, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 9,169 square feet of living space. Offices sit above the garage. The 1.37 acres of grounds include a lagoon-style swimming pool, mature trees and lawn. A star architect to celebrities Newhart, 83, entertained a national audience with his sitcoms “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972-78)
REAL ESTATE
August 6, 2006 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
During the Great Depression, when the average house and lot cost around $5,000 in Pasadena, Caltech aerospace expert Clark Blanchard Millikan lived in a grand home that cost more than five times that amount. Millikan, internationally recognized for his work in aerodynamics and the son of Nobel Prize winner and Caltech President Robert A. Millikan, married well. His bride, Helen Staats, was the daughter of a wealthy real estate investor who provided the original 3.
HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Bel-Air house that actress and singer Judy Garland once called home has come on the market at $5.5 million. The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff for Garland and her mother, who lived there until the early 1940s, according to the Movieland Directory. On more than 2.5 acres, the 5,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A swimming pool, cabanas and a writer's cottage sit in the backyard.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2011
This English Tudor Revival-style home was built in the 1920s for D.M. Linnard, who owned and managed the Huntington Hotel. Today, Valley View Cottage is one of 13 houses making up the Huntington Circle community adjacent to the Langham Huntington. The details Location: 790 Huntington Circle, Pasadena 91106 Asking price: $4.288 million Architect: Wallace Neff Year built: 1925 House size: Three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, four half-baths, 7,210 square feet Lot size: 0.57 acre (24,888 square feet)
NEWS
January 31, 1987 | Sam Hall Kaplan, Kaplan also appears in The Times' Real Estate section.
At best you can only catch a glimpse of a few of the houses designed by the late architect Wallace Neff, but they are worth it. Many of his sumptuous Spanish Colonial Revival-styled delights are hidden in Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara behind clipped hedges or lush green foliage, high walls or ornamented wrought-iron fences.
REAL ESTATE
February 3, 2008 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Let's face it: Eddie Murphy has his hands full. First he exchanged vows with producer Tracey Edmonds on New Year's Day on a private island off Bora Bora. Then the pair announced their split just two weeks later, before they even had the chance to make their ceremonial union legal in the United States. Meanwhile, his first wife, model Nicole Mitchell Murphy, is moving on as well. She and Murphy have sold their Granite Bay compound, near Sacramento, for $6.1 million. The 10-bedroom, multilevel home in a gated community has an 11,000-square-foot main house and a detached, 5,200-square-foot guesthouse.
HOME & GARDEN
August 6, 2011 | By Sam Watters, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Attention, hedge funders, oligarchs, princes and billionaire kids who own private jets. Here's a deal only for you. The Kronish House at 9439 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, is now for sale for about $14 million. In the spirit of full disclosure, the bad news first. The Modernist villa is cramped for your taste, just under 7,000 square feet. Six bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths. No room for servants. And it's old and neglected, built in 1955 for a local developer, Herbert J. Kronish. Some call it understated and classic.
REAL ESTATE
January 25, 1987 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
The Aquarius Theater, known as Earl Carroll's Vanities for 10 years after it was built in 1938 and later as the Moulin Rouge nightclub and a TV production facility for the popular program "Queen for a Day," is for sale--again. The Art Deco structure, on the south side of Sunset Boulevard between Vine Street and El Centro Avenue, was sold to its present owners 2 1/2 years ago, said Bob Leevan, who shares the listing with Barbara Greene, both of the George Elkins Co.'s Beverly Hills office.
HOME & GARDEN
March 18, 2004 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
Innovative as they were, Wallace Neff's WW II-era low-cost housing designs such as the the Shell House in Pasadena never really caught on in America. No matter. Neff was already famous as the architect of the golden age of movie star mansions, building enormous houses in European period revival styles with vast motor courts, towering foyers, grand staircases and two-story beamed living rooms.
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