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HOME & GARDEN
April 11, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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BUSINESS
February 15, 2012 | By Lauren Beale
Every week, some celebrity-connected or luxury properties of note just don't quite make it into the Hot Property   column. Among recent near-misses: The Sunday Home of the Week may have looked vaguely familiar as it was a film location for last year's “Atlas Shrugged Part 1,” which used the rebuilt Victorian home in Piru for some scenes. An estate that recently closed at $21.75 million in gated Beverly Park is leading the big-sales-so-far-this-year race in Los Angeles County among properties on the Multiple Listing Service.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Shari Belafonte's home is a castle. And she has just listed her unusual home in the Box Canyon area at $1.26 million, The Times has confirmed. The distinctive residence, built in 1956 and called - appropriately - the Castle, is described as a cliff-top “feudal fortress” on Realtor.com . Set on six acres, the 3,465-square-foot home features steeply pitched roofs, three fireplaces, a turret gym (perhaps a modern take on a torture chamber),...
HOME & GARDEN
March 8, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Talent manager turned home remodeler Sandy Gallin has sold his latest residential project in Bel-Air for $23 million. The late-'30s Paul Williams-designed home belonged to "Father Knows Best" actress Jane Wyatt until her death. Gallin bought the house in 2007 for $7 million and remodeled and expanded it into a seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home that blends Williams' traditional style with the contemporary architecture of Scott Mitchell. Among the signature Williams design elements is a two-story circular entryway with a sweeping staircase.
HOME & GARDEN
December 8, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Oliver Hudson and his wife, actress Erinn Bartlett, have purchased an East Coast-inspired home in Brentwood for about $2 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 4,000-square-foot house has a fireplace in the upstairs family room, high ceilings, crown molding and a master bedroom sitting room that could be converted to another bedroom. The four-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bathroom traditional has two stories and was built in 2005 off a cul-de-sac. Hudson, 33, stars in the ensemble comedy "Rules of Engagement" (2007-present)
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
BackStreet Boy Howie Dorough has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $2.2 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The 1981 post-and-beam house has soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and a dining area large enough to seat 12. There are two master bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms and a total of 31/2 bathrooms in the home's more than 2,900 square feet of living space. Outdoor entertainment areas include wrap-around decks and a patio with an eight-person bar, a spa and a firepit.
HOME & GARDEN
May 31, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: TV and film actor J.K. Simmons has sold his Hollywood Hills-area contemporary home for $1,585,000, the Multiple Listing Services shows. The two-story view home, built in 2000, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in about 4,190 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces and a balcony off the master suite. One bedroom was converted into an office. There is a three-car garage. Simmons, 56, who played hard-boiled editor J. Jonah Jameson in the "Spider-Man" movies, will reprise the role in the upcoming "Ultimate Spider-Man" television series.
HOME & GARDEN
July 16, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress and real estate agent Dana Sparks has listed her Lake Sherwood contemporary at $2,555,000. The two-story house, built in 1960, has large windows taking in the lake, sunset and mountain views. Its 3,280 square feet of living space include a family room with a fireplace and bar, a den, four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The lake-front home has a stone patio along the shoreline that is Sparks' favorite spot. "That is, when I'm not in the water," she said. "We entertain a lot here.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2012
Philanthropists Bud and Betsy Knapp, then the owners of Architectural Digest, set out in the 1990s to create a personal living space that allowed for large-scale entertaining and civic events, could display an extensive art collection and met their need for privacy. Five years in the making, the gated estate bordering the Bel-Air Country Club is pavilion-style, with the indoors and the outdoors connected through the extensive use of glass walls and doors. PHOTOS: Bel-Air home Location: 10807 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles 90077 Asking price: $23.95 million Year built: 1998 Architect: Hugh Newell Jacobsen House size: Five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 13,089 square feet Lot size: 36,600 square feet Features: Media room, office, bar, gym, sauna, service entrance, staff apartment, swimming pool, and fireplaces in the living room, dining room, library and master bedroom.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Producer-director Bud Yorkin and his wife, actress Cynthia Sikes, have sold their estate in the Beverly Crest area for $19.5 million. The gated traditional home, built in 1938, has five bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and about 10,528 square feet of living space. Features include a main hall with a sweeping staircase, a 60-foot-long living room with a sunken bar, a wood-paneled study and a projection room. The nearly 2 acres of grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool, lawn, fountains and rose gardens.
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