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HOME & GARDEN
March 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
John Krasinski, one of the stars of "The Office," has listed his West Hollywood home for sale at $945,000. The 1926 English country-style house is gated and sits behind hedges. The nearly 1,300-square-foot house features French doors, high ceilings and hardwood floors, according to details at Realtor.com. Including a detached guest studio, the property has a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 31-year-old actor has played underachiever and prankster Jim Halpert on the TV mockumentary since it began in 2005.
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BUSINESS
January 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Bel-Air has sold for $16.5 million. Hair industry magnate Vidal Sassoon and his wife, Rhonda, bought the Midcentury Modern style home in 2004 for $6 million, according to public records. The renovated 6,400-square-foot house sits on 5.2 acres with a swimming pool and spa. A path of concrete steppingstones continues over a reflecting pond to terrace space by the pool. Features include expanses of glass walls, a media room, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2012
Tropical landscaping surrounds this post-and-beam single-story house designed as an ocean-view retreat. Strong horizontal lines provide a framework for unusually angled walls and windows, a triangular fireplace that juts into the living room and a teardrop-shaped granite-topped island in the kitchen. Location: 28815 Grayfox St., Malibu 90265 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 1972 Architect: John Lautner House size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,650 square feet Lot size: 1.09 acres Features: Heated sandstone floors, walls of glass, stainless-steel appliances, library/study, office, gym, covered patio, outdoor steam room and shower, tennis court, swimming pool About the area: In the third quarter, 49 single-family homes sold in the 90265 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.833 million, according to DataQuick.
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
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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January 19, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Entertainment industry executive Roger Birnbaum and his wife, Pamela, have put their Beverly Hills home up for sale at $15.75 million. Completed five years ago, the nearly 7,200-square-foot contemporary farmhouse was a project of former talent manager and high-end remodeler Sandy Gallin. The Birnbaums bought the house from him in 2007 for $16.5 million. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house sits behind gates on close to a half acre with a swimming pool and gardens. The two-story living room has sliding-glass doors that open to a veranda.
HOME & GARDEN
June 3, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock has purchased a Beverly Hills-area estate for $22.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Set on more than 4 park-like acres and surrounded by an expansive lawn, the stately two-story house looks more East Coast than Westside. The main house, built in 1940, has a screening room, a library, a basement, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Grounds include a swimming pool and a pool house, and 270-degree views run from city lights to the ocean. Among previous owners of the house is Hard Rock Cafe cofounder Peter Morton, who sold the property late last year for $15.5 million, according to public records.
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January 3, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has sold his estate in Beverly Hills for $8 million. Built in 1929, the 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style mansion retains its period details and features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The walled and gated property of more than a half-acre includes a swimming pool, a spa, fountains and a paddle tennis court. Thornton, 57, directed, wrote and starred in the movie "Sling Blade" (1996)
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October 4, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
An estate in Holmby Hills once owned by Frank Sinatra is on the market at $23.5 million. On more than two acres, the gated house is surrounded by expanses of lawn and mature trees. A large courtyard sits at the center of the hacienda-style home, built in 1936. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 8,631 square feet of living space. Sinatra, who died in 1998 at 82, won an Oscar for his supporting role in "From Here to Eternity" (1953) and entertained generations of music fans with hits including "My Way" and "Come Fly With Me. " Public records show the property sold last year for $18.5 million.
HOME & GARDEN
December 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Sunset Strip-area home of the late screenwriter Thomas Mankiewicz has sold for $2.2 million. Built in 1952 with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 4,290-square-foot house had been reconfigured into offices and bachelor's quarters by Mankiewicz. The entry hall leads to several rooms for entertaining and a large bar. An upstairs office has library shelving set under a cathedral ceiling. Mankiewicz worked on scripts for James Bond films, including "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
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