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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, have purchased the estate of Ernest Borgnine in the Beverly Crest area for $3 million. The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home features a formal entry hall, a grand staircase, a paneled library, an office, a den, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Bateman, 44, is known to generations of TV viewers for his roles in "Arrested Development" (2003-present)
BUSINESS
February 15, 2009 | Lauren Beale
Paul Williams designed Location: Fremont Place, Los Angeles Size: There are seven bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in about 8,544 square feet. The lot is 21,475 square feet. Published on: May 25, 2008 Listed then for: $8,495,000 Listed now for: $5,995,000 Price reduced: 29.4% Listing agent: Dominic Middono, Regal Estates & Properties, (213) 880-2901.
BUSINESS
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...
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The longtime home of actor Ernest Borgnine in the Beverly Crest area has been sold for $3 million. The estate came on the market in October for the first time in 60 years priced at $3.395 million. The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home, designed by architect L.G. Scherer, features a formal entry hall, a grand staircase, a paneled library, an office, a den, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool.
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
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
January 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Topping any L.A. area home sales last year, a 9.5-acre estate in Malibu owned by billionaire Howard Marks and his wife, Nancy, has sold in the $75-million range in an off-market deal. The exact sales price and sales date have not been disclosed. It can be several weeks or more before a transaction appears in the public records. The property includes a 15,000-square-foot main house of eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, two guesthouses, a gym, a swimming pool and more than 300 feet of beach front.
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