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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.
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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.
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
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)
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: The 1940 Bel-Air estate owned until recently by actor Nicolas Cage is back on the market at $12.75 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Cage lost the trophy home at a foreclosure auction earlier this month on the county courthouse steps in Pomona when it failed to generate any bids and ownership reverted to Citibank. The foreclosing lender was one of six holding a total of $18 million in loans on the English Tudor. It had been marketed as high as $35 million.
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.
BUSINESS
October 27, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Sherman Oaks home built in 1936 for actress Joyce Compton is on the market at $1.795 million. Evoking an English farmhouse with a half-timbered exterior, it features beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and oak floors. The updated 3,306-square-foot house includes a den, a family room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a separate one-bedroom guesthouse and a swimming pool. Joyce Compton, who died in 1997 at 90, was in more than 200 films with such stars as Cary Grant, Jack Benny and Clara Bow. She appeared in "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945)
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