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In ritzy Beverly Park, a modern castle seeks its new king

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:15

Juliet balconies and conical roof features lend a castle-like vibe to this contemporary mansion in Beverly Park, a gated neighborhood known for its large-lot homes and affluent homeowners.

Designed by architect Richard Landry, the lavish and ornately detailed estate has more than 22,900 square...

It's end scene for Johnny Depp in downtown L.A.'s Historic Core

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:00

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp has officially pulled up anchor from L.A.’s Historic Core district, selling the last piece of his five-unit penthouse collection atop the Eastern Columbia Building for $1.425 million.

Depp originally listed the five multi-floor penthouses within the Art...

My Favorite Room: Molly Sims finds the key to 'happy mess' in her kitchen

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:45

You might think a supermodel who stashed cashmere sweaters in the oven of her Paris pied-à-terre when she ran out of storage space would choose the closet in her West Los Angeles home as her favorite room.

But Molly Sims said the 400-square-foot kitchen is her top pick for places to hang in the...

Hot Property: Out of our orbit

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:05

Sometimes, stellar deals seem to put the cart before the horse. Must be nice to have enough funds on hand to buy a new place in Beverly Crest for $13.5 million without having yet sold your old Hollywood Hills compound — listed at $14 million. Now that’s a flush bank account.

In our more down-to-earth...

Halle Berry’s onetime home in Hollywood Hills lists for $3.8 million

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:20

A onetime home of actress Halle Berry is for sale in Hollywood Hills West for $3.795 million.

Berry bought the Mediterranean villa in 1994 with her husband at the time, baseball player David Justice, for $1.585 million. She sold it more than a decade later for $4.15 million, records show.

Built...

NBA's Trevor Ariza puts his Tarzana home in play at $3.5 million

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:45

Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, who won an NBA title with the Lakers in 2009, is selling his Tarzana home. The asking price is $3.5 million.

The approximately one-acre contemporary Mediterranean estate, built in 1990, includes a main house, a guest casita, a swimming pool and a basketball...

Before & After: Couple use their DIY chops to open up their gloomy Craftsman

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:30

Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund wanted their 1947 Craftsman house to feel like a curated time machine. Instead, it just felt old and bland.

The DIY enthusiasts, both actors and podcast hosts, saw the potential of their three-bedroom Pasadena home when they purchased it in 2015.

But the load-bearing...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Windsor Square values the old classics

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:15

In the late 1800s, as L.A. was experiencing its first real boom, a syndicate of real estate developers purchased 200 acres in the eastern portion of the old Rancho La Brea and began planning a development.

The group started with a name — Windsor Square — that evoked images of the famous squares...

What $700,000 buys right now in three Orange County communities

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:00

Here’s a look at what about $700,000 buys right now in the Orange County communities of Fullerton, Ladera Ranch and Westminster.

FULLERTON: Built in 2014, this two-story home features wood floors and crown molding across 2,024 square feet of interior space.

Address: 415 Colony Drive, Fullerton,...

'House of Cards' actress Molly Parker puts Echo Park bungalow up for sale

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:20

While her character works her way up Capitol Hill, “House of Cards” actress Molly Parker is looking to sell her home on an Echo Park hillside.

The Emmy-nominated actress has listed the bungalow for $899,000. That’s quite an uptick from when she originally bought the home in 2004 for $577,000, property...

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt gets in tune with a buyer in Newport Beach

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:40

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt has sold his Cape Cod-style home in Newport Beach for $3.09 million.

Built in 1967, the blue-hued two-story presents itself as a vacation retreat with income potential with kitchens on each level and three separate living areas. The 2,500 square feet of living space...

‘It’s Always Sunny’ stars Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson list in Sherman Oaks

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:55

It’s always sunny in Los Angeles, but that hasn’t stopped actor and director Rob McElhenney from putting his Sherman Oaks home on the market.

The creator and star of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” along with his wife and co-star, Kaitlin Olson, have listed the English Traditional-style house...

James Franco cleans up in sale of his Spanish duplex in Silver Lake

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:45

Actor-director-screenwriter James Franco has sold a duplex in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles for $1.35 million. That’s $401,000 above his asking price and nearly double what he paid for the property five years ago — $775,000.

The Spanish-style structure, built in 1923, has a total...

Paul Revere Williams-designed Spanish villa in Brentwood seeks $9.85 million

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:05

A 1930s villa designed by noted architect Paul Revere Williams is for sale at $9.85 million, down $1 million from when it first came on the market a month ago.

Williams was known for his mastery of large Revival-style designs, and this Spanish Colonial estate is no exception.

Wrought-iron gates...

Elvis Presley's honeymoon hideway in Palm Springs returns to the market

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:40

The Midcentury Modern home in Palm Springs known as the Elvis Presley honeymoon hideaway has come back on the market at $5.9 million.

Although he never owned the property, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll leased the residence starting in 1966. He married Priscilla Wagner in 1967.

The stucco- and stone-clad...

Bassist Doug Ardito seeks a buyer for rustic cottage above Mulholland Drive

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:40

Doug Ardito, the former bassist for the alternative rock band Puddle of Mudd, has listed his home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $1.199 million.

The well-maintained post-and-beam, built in 1951, sits behind fences and an ornamental wood door that opens to an enclosed courtyard with a river...

Sparks' Candace Parker, former NBA player Shelden Williams attempt a breakaway from Encino estate

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:30

There’s plenty of room to stretch out in this 7,058-square-foot Spanish estate, complete with a two-story entry, expansive lawn and basketball court.

The owners, two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker of the Sparks and former NBA player and Duke standout Shelden Williams, have put the Spanish-style home...

Wayne Brady is ready to make a deal for his Sherman Oaks home

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:25

Multi-talented entertainer and game show host Wayne Brady has put his home in Sherman Oaks up for sale at $3 million.

Built in 1954, the gated residence sits high up from the street with views of the mountains and cityscape. Features of the roughly 4,200-square-foot house include high ceilings...

Tiny Wild West-themed home in Pioneertown can be wrangled for $120,000

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:20

Saddle up and settle into this cozy spot in Pioneertown fit for John Wayne himself.

The Wild West-themed home, perfect for any cowboy, sheriff or outlaw looking for a place to kick off their boots, has come on the market for $120,000.

At 150 square feet, there isn’t much room for showdowns in the...

Eva Longoria lists Hollywood Hills compound she bought from Tom Cruise for $14 million

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:15

Actress-director-producer Eva Longoria has listed a compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $14 million. Earlier this month she bought another home in the Beverly Crest area for $13.5 million.

The house she’s selling was previously owned by box-office star Tom Cruise. Set on more than 2.5...