November 11, 2010 |
The sale of Nicolas Cage's onetime Bel-Air estate, which the actor lost to foreclosure this year, has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. There was hubris, bad taste and a dizzying fall from financial grace. The closing scene played out this week when a new owner picked up the sprawling mansion for $10.5 million, a relative bargain for a trophy home that had been listed several years ago at more than three times that amount. The buyer was identified only as a limited liability company, a common cloaking device in high-profile real estate transactions.
June 14, 2009 |
Historic Hancock Park manor Location: South Hudson Avenue Size: 14,071 square feet, with seven bedrooms in the house and one in the guesthouse. There are 12 bathrooms, including two in the pool house. Published on: Sept. 28, 2008 Listed then for: $17.5 million Listed now for: $12.5 million Price reduction: 28.6% Listing agents: Stephen Shapiro, (310) 860-8888; Aileen Comora, (310) 300-1082; and Paul Lester, (310) 300-0851; Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills -- Lauren Beale -- latimes.
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2011 |
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale. The asking price is "available upon request" on the Westside Estate Agency website, but local real estate industry sources place it at $49 million. The four-structure compound was formed starting in 2007 through three property purchases on the same street. Among the sellers was Max Mutchnick, co-creator of the TV series "Will & Grace" (1998-2006), who sold his house for $29 million. The 15,000 square feet of interior space in the compound include a 9,200-square-foot main house, two guesthouses and an additional three-bedroom house that can be used as office space or staff quarters.
HOME & GARDEN
April 11, 2011 |
Director-writer Martin Davidson and his wife, residential and restaurant designer Sandy Davidson, have put their West Hollywood Hills home on the market at $1,995,000. The 1940 house was designed for a sculptor, and the two-story living room served as a studio. The open-plan residence, with 1,864 square feet of living space, has a sky-lit dining room, a loft/bedroom, two offices with built-in furniture, a master bedroom suite and two bathrooms. A rounded deck with a mature tree in the middle leads to a lawn and swimming pool.
September 26, 2010
Location: 2261 Hercules Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $3,695,000 Previously sold for: $2,540,000 in 2007 House size: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a half bath in 4,057 square feet Lot size: 14,610 square feet Additional features: Thermador Professional six-burner, dual oven with stove-top grill, GE Monogram wine cooler, dual Fisher Paykel dish drawers, Sharp microwave, outdoor dog...
January 30, 2011
Location: 7146 La Presa Drive, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $4,199,000 Previously sold for: $3,525,000 in 2006 Size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a half-bath in 3,345 square feet. The guesthouse has 550 square feet. Additional features: 40-foot pool, spa, Miele washer and dryer, Thermador Professional stove and oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Miele ovens, Walker Zanger tiles in bathrooms, two-car garage. Around the neighborhood: Through the first three quarters of last year, 100 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,488,000, according to MDA DataQuick.