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  • My Favorite Room: Robert Patrick's focus on the visuals makes for a great room

    My Favorite Room: Robert Patrick's focus on the visuals makes for a great room

    A custom three-bedroom contemporary was just a dream when actor Robert Patrick landed in Los Angeles from Cleveland in 1984. Back then, the budding star didn’t even have a room. “I lived in my car,” he said. “But I had a goal to build a house in the Hollywood Hills.” He lucked out. That very year,...

  • Home of the Day: A Calabasas pied-à-terre with all the perks

    Home of the Day: A Calabasas pied-à-terre with all the perks

    One of 72 single-story flats in Avanti, a new mixed-use community in Calabasas, this pied-à-terre has a contemporary, urban feel. Open-plan interiors feature two-tone hues, custom lighting and a kitchen outfitted with high-end fixtures and appliances. Glass doors give way to a private patio that...

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  • Home of the Week: A ranch house reinterpreted in Pasadena

    Home of the Week: A ranch house reinterpreted in Pasadena

    A modern interpretation of classic ranch style, this 1950s residence in Pasadena’s sleepy North Arroyo draws the eye with its contrasting hues, black-framed windows and a mix of concrete, metal and natural wood finishes. Two similarly inspired guest suites, a pool house and a greenhouse now accompany...

  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood ride off into a $7-million sunset

    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood ride off into a $7-million sunset

    Garth Brooks will have to find another spot to hang his cowboy hat. The country music star and his wife, singer-actress Trisha Yearwood, have quietly sold their home in Malibu’s Paradise Cove for $7 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. The ranch-style house, built in...

  • Hillary and Bill Clinton buy the house next door for $1.16 million

    Hillary and Bill Clinton buy the house next door for $1.16 million

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is seeking a job that comes with a house, but she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have many options if the White House thing doesn't work out. The couple have purchased a home next door to their primary residence in Chappaqua, N.Y.,...

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho Palos Verdes offers island living on the mainland

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho Palos Verdes offers island living on the mainland

    Jutting up from the ancient seabed of the Los Angeles basin, bordered on three sides by the heaving kelp beds of the Pacific Ocean, the Palos Verdes Peninsula can feel more like an island getaway than a quiet suburban corner of the Southland megalopolis. In fact, millenniums ago it was an island,...

  • What $600,000 buys in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County

    What $600,000 buys in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County

    Nearly all of Southern California saw its unsold inventory dip in the month of August, with the one exception being Ventura, according to a survey by the National Assn. of Realtors. The barometer of housing-market health showed the biggest month-over-month change in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange...

  • Beverly House, once home to William Randolph Hearst, relists for $195 million

    Beverly House, once home to William Randolph Hearst, relists for $195 million

    On the heels of the record-setting sale of the Playboy Mansion, another storied Westside estate is ready to up the ante. Attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross has listed his Beverly Hills home back on the market for $195 million — a $30-million uptick in price from when it was last publicly listed...

  • Comedian Chris D’Elia lists Beachwood Canyon home with comic pedigree

    Comedian Chris D’Elia lists Beachwood Canyon home with comic pedigree

    Comedian-actor Chris D’Elia has listed his home in lower Beachwood Canyon for sale at $2.1 million. D’Elia, known for his roles on the sitcoms “Whitney” and “Undateable,” isn’t the only comic to have lived in the house. Comedian and television host Craig Ferguson owned the property for more than...

  • My Favorite Room: Tim Allen's office improvement: a window to his world

    My Favorite Room: Tim Allen's office improvement: a window to his world

    Tim Allen became a household name as the star of the long-running sitcom “Home Improvement,” but his favorite room is less suburban homey and more office industrial. When he’s not on the set of ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” which premieres its sixth season Friday, or on the road performing stand-up,...

  • What about $830,000 buys in the Rossmoor real estate market

    What about $830,000 buys in the Rossmoor real estate market

    Warm weather, access to award-winning schools and a tightknit local community have long made the Orange County community of Rossmoor one of the top suburbs in the country. In July, the median sale price for the area was $830,000, based on 17 sales, according to CoreLogic. Here’s a look at about...

  • Home of the Day: Mediterranean manse in Coronado

    Home of the Day: Mediterranean manse in Coronado

    Sitting along 85 feet of frontage in Coronado, this Mediterranean-style estate takes in sweeping views of the surrounding bay and nearby San Diego skyline. Inside, it’s the lavish details that draw the eye. A formal entry centers on a curved staircase with decorative black-and-gold ironwork. Leaded...

  • Rooftops are the new backyards

    Rooftops are the new backyards

    The backyard barbecue is moving upstairs. And so is the garden, dog run and a whole lot more as rooftops evolve into a new urban playground. As denser development fills city lots with multi-family town houses and apartments, architects and builders are utilizing rooftops in place of scarce outdoor...

  • Fashion designer James Perse stitches together a top-dollar sale in Malibu

    Fashion designer James Perse stitches together a top-dollar sale in Malibu

    An Old Hollywood haunt, new construction in Malibu and the latest creation of a fashion designer were among the properties that fetched top dollar in Greater Los Angeles from mid- to late August. Here’s a look at the most expensive homes sales recorded in the Multiple Listing Service from Aug....

  • Nightclub owner Jason Lev lists Beverly Crest contemporary for $7.4 million

    Nightclub owner Jason Lev lists Beverly Crest contemporary for $7.4 million

    Jason Lev, a developer and owner of Silver Lake watering hole Tenants of the Trees, has put a newly built home in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles on the market for $7.395 million. The contemporary-style home, dubbed the Phineas Residence, is visually dramatic with clean lines, exterior wood...

  • Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent list new-look house with Hollywood ties

    Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent list new-look house with Hollywood ties

    Celebrity designers and television personalities Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have put their latest home project in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $2.995 million. Tucked behind hedges and gates, the 1920s Spanish-style estate has a Hollywood past that includes prolific television and...

  • Cape Dutch-style home with executive pedigree asks $18.5 million in Montecito

    Cape Dutch-style home with executive pedigree asks $18.5 million in Montecito

    A Montecito estate owned by “Legally Blonde” author Amanda Brown and husband Justin Chang, principal of Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Colony Capital, is on the market for $18.5 million. Brown and Chang bought the property four years ago from the estate of another pillar of industry, Jack...

  • Tyra Banks quietly buys a house with an ocean view in Pacific Palisades

    Tyra Banks quietly buys a house with an ocean view in Pacific Palisades

    Model and television personality Tyra Banks has bought an investment home with an ocean view in Pacific Palisades for $7.35 million in a deal completed off-market. The seller was philanthropist and entrepreneur Bernard Kinsey, according to property records. Kinsey is a former vice president at...

  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood sell their Malibu home for $7 million

    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood sell their Malibu home for $7 million

    Country music star Garth Brooks and his wife, singer-actress Trisha Yearwood, have quietly sold their home in Malibu for $7 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. The ranch-style house, built in 1958, sits on half an acre in a gated community with private access to Paradise...

  • Home of the Day: Minimalist style in Venice

    Home of the Day: Minimalist style in Venice

    Completed this year, this contemporary home in Venice has a minimalist vibe with lofted space, an industrial-style staircase and pocket doors. A rooftop deck takes in views of the surrounding city and nearby marina. Address: 2512 Wilson Ave., Venice, 90291 Price: $1.749 million Built: 2016 Architect: William...

  • 'Starship Troopers' actor Casper Van Dien parts ways with Malibu home

    'Starship Troopers' actor Casper Van Dien parts ways with Malibu home

    Actors Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg have sold their marital home in Malibu for $2.77 million. The couple, who separated last year, put the one-acre spread above Broad Beach on the market in April for $2.995 million. They bought the house more than a decade ago for $1.6 million, records...

  • Former Laker Jordan Farmar seeks $3.9 million for sleek Las Vegas home

    Former Laker Jordan Farmar seeks $3.9 million for sleek Las Vegas home

    After selling his house in Tarzana last year, local basketball product Jordan Farmar is ready to part with another piece of his portfolio. The point guard, who won two NBA titles with the Lakers, has put his contemporary-style house in the Las Vegas area on the market for $3.875 million. Completed...

  • Home of the Week: An opulent dive over Stone Canyon Reservoir

    Home of the Week: An opulent dive over Stone Canyon Reservoir

    One might say this newly built mansion, overlooking the cool blue water of Stone Canyon Reservoir in Bel-Air, is awash in lavish detail. Persian onyx, Italian travertine and French limestone finishes lend a polished look to an Italianate-inspired estate on about half an acre. Three swimming pools...

  • Ellen DeGeneres sells a home for the second time, and other top sales

    Ellen DeGeneres sells a home for the second time, and other top sales

    A high-dollar transaction in the South Bay and a quiet celebrity sale in Hollywood Hills West were among the priciest real estate deals closed in Greater L.A. in early August. Here’s a look at the most expensive home sales recorded from July 31 through Aug. 13. $10 million — Palos Verdes Estates...

  • Former Angels slugger Garret Anderson seeks $11 million for Irvine mansion

    Former Angels slugger Garret Anderson seeks $11 million for Irvine mansion

    Former Angels outfielder Garret Anderson is looking to catch a buyer for his Orange County home. He’s put the mansion-estate on more than an acre in Irvine’s Shady Canyon area on the market for about $10.995 million. Built in 2009, the Spanish-style estate is entered through a front courtyard with...

  • Home of the Day: Endless summer in Laguna Beach

    Home of the Day: Endless summer in Laguna Beach

    Nicknamed the Ark, this 1923 arts and crafts cottage was designed by Laguna Beach architect Jean L. Egasse to look like a boat. Permanently moored overlooking scenic Woods Cove, this historically designated home has been lovingly restored and features ship-shape rope work, hand-carved beams, expert...

  • Bill to protect widows from foreclosure passes in the Senate and heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

    Bill to protect widows from foreclosure passes in the Senate and heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

    A bill that would grant California widows and widowers greater protections against foreclosure heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after passing the state Senate on Wednesday. The proposal is geared at giving surviving spouses who own their home but are not on its mortgage note a better shot at obtaining...

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