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Sale of Holmby Hills estate of early filmmaker Allan Dwan is a wrap at $18.8 million

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:00

The onetime Holmby Hills estate of early motion picture pioneer Allan Dwan, once listed for as much as $35 million, has sold for about half that amount — $18.8 million.

The Robert Finkelhor-designed home was built in 1939 for Dwan and his second wife, actress Marie Shelton. The filmmaker, who died...

Ex-Cal coach Cuonzo Martin sells Piedmont home for half a million over asking price

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 09:50

Former Cal men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has exited California with a win, selling his home in Piedmont for $3 million, or $505,000 over the asking price.

Martin, who resigned from his position in March before joining the University of Missouri’s program, bought the house three years ago...

Lynn Swann scores a contemporary home in Hancock Park for $3.08 million

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:25

USC Athletic Director and football great Lynn Swann has bought a contemporary home in historic Hancock Park for $3.08 million.

The boxy two-story, built in 2014, sits on a narrow lot about six miles northwest of the USC campus. Privacy hedges surround the property, which features such outdoor amenities...

Old world trappings meet the modern lifestyle in Encino

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 06:40

Double-barrel vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and arched doorways give this three-house compound in Encino an old world vibe. The Spanish Revival-style residences and pool casita combine for more than 10,000 square feet of separate yet cohesive living space. The 1.5-acre property takes in expansive...

Wealthy retirees are willing to give up the hassle of the estate — but not its luxuries

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 06:30

At a certain age, many well-heeled homeowners start thinking about downsizing.

But what they end up in is often anything but small.

Real estate professionals are seeing more wealthy SoCal retirees go from extravagant estates to nearly as extravagant town houses and condos. The properties — many...

What $750,000 buys right now in the Newbury Park, Ojai and Ventura housing markets

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 06:00

Here’s a look at what’s on the market for about $750,000 in Newbury Park, Ojai and Ventura.

NEWBURY PARK: A long, trellis-topped patio extends the living space outdoors at this four-bedroom in the Shadow Run neighborhood.

Address: 911 Rawhide Place, Newbury Park, 91320

Listed for: $749,000 for...

‘Sicario’ producer Basil Iwanyk puts Monterey Colonial in Brentwood up for sale

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:30

Thunder Road Pictures founder Basil Iwanyk has listed his home on a leafy half-acre lot in Brentwood for $5.35 million.

Designed in Monterey Colonial style and built in 1937, the white-sided two-story sits behind gates and is surrounded by lawns and mature trees. A kidney-shaped swimming pool,...

Jack and Lisa Osbourne list their Studio City charmer for $3.45 million

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:20

Television personality and producer Jack Osbourne and his wife, Lisa, have put their traditional home in Studio City on the market for $3.449 million.

The New England-inspired spread, built in 2014, sits behind fences and gates on more than a quarter-acre of grounds. Long on curb appeal, the two-story...

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander seeks $16.4 million for La Jolla home

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:25

Leslie Alexander, the billionaire owner of the Houston Rockets, has put a beachfront home in La Jolla on the market for $16.4 million. That’s a $500,000 price increase from two years ago when the property was last up for sale.

Completed in 2002, the contemporary-style house has collapsible walls...

Lee Rocker’s rockin' Moroccan spread in Laguna Beach returns at $10.5 million

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:20

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats and his wife, fashion designer Deborah Drucker, have put their longtime Laguna Beach home back up for sale at $10.5 million.

Tucked away in Emerald Bay, the Moroccan-vibe mansion was previously listed for sale at $11.5 million, or for lease at $40,000 a month. Records...

Super-agent Scott Boras buys Venice contemporary for $3.18 million

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:10

Scott Boras, the sports agent whose clients include some of biggest stars in baseball, has paid $3.18 million, or about $1,020 per square foot, for a newly built home in Venice.

Completed last year, the two-story contemporary sits on a narrow lot of about 5,500 square feet with a saltwater lap...

Redo maximizes the views from site above Beverly Hills

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 06:15

Perched above Beverly Hills on nearly half an acre, the solar-powered Tower Grove House was expanded and remodeled two years ago. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and expansive windows bring in views of the infinity pool, the cityscape and the ocean. A gym with glass on three sides juts out over...

Nashville-bound musician Dave Stewart bids adieu to storied Toluca Lake home

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:00

Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics fame has parted ways with his pedigreed home in Toluca Lake, selling the Spanish-style compound for $5.615 million.

The singer-songwriter and producer listed the home, built by Toluca Lake pioneer and designer William Klump, for sale in February for $5.65 million...

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams snaps up Pacific Palisades home for $6.275 million

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:30

Hollywood director, producer and screenwriter J.J. Abrams has purchased a home in Pacific Palisades for $6.275 million, or about $1,495 per square foot, in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service.

Though property details are scant, tax records show the two-story home near the Rustic...

Rancho Mirage compound blends innovation and art

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:05

Two-foot-thick rebar-reinforced walls of rammed earth, and concrete floors stained with wine, are among the distinctive features at this Rancho Mirage compound. There are ceilings made of tin, peacock feathers and leather. The stained-glass windows, railings and sinks were imported from Europe.


David Hertz's 'Californication' house in Venice sells for a record $14.6 million

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:50

A Venice residence made famous on the series “Californication” has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show.

The home that sits on a lot of 7,500 square feet in the Silver Triangle consists of four permanent structures connected by three bridges that...

Topanga contemporary rises above the commonplace

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 06:10

Walls of glass bring natural light and panoramic mountain views into this compact Topanga contemporary. High ceilings and an open plan create a feeling of spaciousness in the three-level house. Pathways with iron handrails and custom lighting crisscross the wooded grounds.

Address: 1231 Old Topanga...

Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:00

Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He’s put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively.

The Newport property, built in 1967 and recently updated, sits on a corner lot...

Home of the Week: Grand adobe in Santa Barbara seeks its next patron

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:00

The Frederick H. Booth estate, a historic landmark in the foothills of Santa Barbara, centers on a sprawling adobe residence designed by R.M. Ortega and completed in 1939. A matching two-room guesthouse was built in 2008, joining a workshop/garage, a tiled swimming pool, orchards and century-old...

Hot Property: Inside the celebrity housing orb

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:05

Though Los Angeles employers are concerned that high housing costs are an obstacle to hiring top talent, the Southern California celebrity sphere remains largely immune to such affordability fears.

As spring temperatures rise, so do the number of home deals among the area’s high-profile actors,...