August 6, 2006 |
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
August 6, 2011 |
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.
HOME & GARDEN
March 18, 2004 |
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.
HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 2011 |
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.
January 18, 1987 |
Wallace Neff, known as "the architect to the stars," died in 1982, but his work lives on in many mansions he created in the '20s and '30s and in a book that will be presented for the first time today.
January 31, 1987 |
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.
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)
February 3, 2008 |
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.
January 25, 1987 |
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.
May 13, 2012 |
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards , for $2.649 million. Less than a month after coming on the market, the tidy white home with gray shutters is already in escrow. The traditional-style house features a family room and living room with French doors opening to a fanciful garden that appears to be "practically perfect in every way" to borrow a phrase from "Mary Poppins. " The formal dining room has a cathedral ceiling and glass walls.