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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...
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HOME & GARDEN
October 23, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership, the villa has a wine cellar and a screening room. Including the guest house, the property has six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. A tennis court, a swimming pool and mature trees complete the grounds. Seacrest, 35, has hosted "American Idol" since 2002.
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.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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 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.
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.
BUSINESS
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
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.
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