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Modern perch serves up a bird's-eye view of San Diego Bay

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:20

Bi-folding doors slide away for a seamless indoor-outdoor transition at this modern villa in San Diego’s La Playa area. The multi-function living spaces combine vaulted ceilings, polished stone and picture windows that frame harbor and ocean views. A two-story casita sits beyond the swimming pool...

David Geffen unloads home on Billionaires’ Beach for $8 million

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:45

Music and movie mogul David Geffen, fresh off the $85-million sale of his Malibu compound, has sold another home in the beach community for $8 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The oceanfront home, built in 1956, sits on “Billionaires’ Beach,” a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway...

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor sells his modern mansion for $5.3 million

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:00

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has officially beat it out of the Beverly Hills Post Office area, selling his home for $5.3 million.

The modern estate in the Beverly Hills Post Office area first came up for sale two years ago for $4.495 million, but relisted in March at a $1.255 million markup...

'Hairspray' composer Marc Shaiman lists Laurel Canyon compound with recording studio

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:10

A Hollywood Hills West compound owned by award-winning composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman is for sale at $3.5 million.

Tucked away in leafy Laurel Canyon, the private retreat comprises a California bungalow, a contemporary-style house and a separate recording studio on two adjoining parcels.


'Feud' star Alfred Molina snaps up view-house in La Cañada Flintridge

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:45

Veteran television and film actor Alfred Molina and screenwriter-director Jennifer Lee have bought a home in La Cañada Flintridge for $2.75 million.

Set on a corner lot, the ranch-style house was taken down to the studs a year ago and expanded to more than 3,400 square feet of living space. Features...

A creative’s space in up-and-coming Inglewood

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:55

Completely rebuilt this year, this live-work space in Inglewood’s Arts District has unbridled living space for creative types plus a few extra perks: a rain shower, dutch doors and vaulted ceilings with skylights. But the real prize is in the backyard, where manicured gardens and landscaping by...

Kylie Jenner gets $3.15 million for her glammed-up starter home in Calabasas

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:25

Reality television personality and social media star Kylie Jenner has officially parted ways with her home in Calabasas, selling the renovated two-story for $3.15 million.

The Tuscan-inspired contemporary, built in 2006, was extensively updated by the 19-year-old during her two years of ownership....

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig puts his mini-mansion in play at $2.3 million

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:25

Yasiel Puig, slugging outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has put his home in Sherman Oaks on the market for $2.3 million.

The Mediterranean villa-style house, built in 2003, sits behind walls and gates and has a two-story entry. Interior appointments include stone and hardwood floors, skylights...

Equestrian retreat is off the beaten path in Lockwood Valley

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:20

Tucked away in Lockwood Valley, a remote community in northeastern Ventura County, this equestrian retreat offers direct access to rolling hills, trails and forests nearby.

Known as Spring Valley Ranch, the 240-acre property includes a rustic main house, horse facilities and fenced pastures. Wrap-around...

U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn't find houses to buy

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:35

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.

Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Monday.

The decline speaks to a troubling...

Home of the Week: A Marston & Van Pelt original with Arroyo Seco views

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:30

Dating to 1922, this Pasadena estate by architecture firm Marston & Van Pelt cost $35,000 to build, which was a tidy sum of money in those days.

Surrounded by leafy grounds and Arroyo Seco views, the sprawling home combines elements of English, Gothic and Tudor style into its grand design. Scaled...

'Entourage' star moves his base of operations to Mt. Olympus

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:00

Ari Gold has closed another deal.

Actor Jeremy Piven, known for his role as the power agent on the long-running HBO show “Entourage,” has bought a home in the Mount Olympus area of Hollywood Hills West for $6.8 million.

Perched on a hilltop, the modern residence employs a switchback design that...

Hot Property: Home deals worth fighting for

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:05

Legendary singer, television starlet, bootcamp fitness exec — we’ve got them all in this week’s eclectic lineup of high-end home news.

There’s even a listing from a well-known accident attorney, whose claim to fame came from television commercials in which he promised to “fight for you!”

Once you’re...

Matthew Perry drops $20 million on full-floor penthouse in Century City

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:20

Matthew Perry has purchased a full-floor penthouse in Century City for $20 million, or about $2,146 per square foot, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale.

The actor, who is currently selling a home in Hollywood Hills West, purchased the 9,318-square-foot unit in July through...

O.J. Simpson's former Miami home is for sale at nearly $1.3 million

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:55

As O.J. Simpson waits for his parole to begin, some people have wondered: What happened to the Miami home where he lived for years before going to prison?

It’s for sale for $1,299,900.

The house, built in 1953, “is all new,” said Oscar Ramirez, the real estate agent for the home’s current owner,...

Casa de Glade, Hollywood Hills home of Doris Roberts, sells for $2 million

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:00

The longtime Hollywood Hills home of late actress Doris Roberts has sold for $2 million.

Known as Casa de Glade, a nod to Roberts’ Clio Award-winning role in a Glade air freshener commercial, the Spanish Colonial-style house includes three bedrooms and five bathrooms in more than 3,700 square feet...

Contemporary perch is easy, breezy in Laguna Beach

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:15

Sweeping ocean views run from north to south at this custom-built contemporary, which sits on a bluff overlooking Victoria Beach. To make the most of the coastal setting, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass take in crashing waves and passing boats on three levels of living. Massive skylights filter...

Faye Dunaway seeks a buyer for designer-done condo in West Hollywood

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:00

Renowned actress Faye Dunaway has put her condominium in a full-service West Hollywood building on the market for $595,000.

Purchased by Dunaway two years ago, the 800-square-foot unit has been reimagined with a range of designer appointments. Recessed lighting, porcelain tile floors and glass-globe...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Commerce is a factory town that stays true to its name

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:30

The discovery of oil in the 1890s, followed by Henry Ford’s decision to open an auto plant in the Los Angeles area in 1914, kicked off Southern California’s rapid ascent as a major manufacturing hub.

Cars, tires and petroleum products of every type were just the beginning. Many of the goods that...

My Favorite Room: In Barry Watson's kitchen, Dad takes the helm

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:00

All actor Barry Watson can think about after filming out of town is getting back to his kitchen and whipping up a quail-egg grilled cheese sandwich for his daughter or what his wife calls the best lamb chops in the world.

“Cooking is my detox from working,” said Watson, a “7th Heaven” alum and...