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  • Leonardo DiCaprio seeks an eight-figure return on longtime Malibu home

    Leonardo DiCaprio seeks an eight-figure return on longtime Malibu home

    Hollywood leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has put an oceanfront home on Malibu’s Carbon Beach on the market for $10.95 million — nearly seven times what he paid for the property two decades ago. The remodeled 1950s bungalow had been listed for lease last year at $23,000 a month or $50,000 a month...

  • Home of the Week: A walk in the park in Holmby Hills

    Home of the Week: A walk in the park in Holmby Hills

    Tucked within a curtain of tropical landscaping, this gated estate in Holmby Hills appears right at home in its park-like surroundings. Holmby Park, a celebrity favorite over the years, fronts the entrance to the refined French Regency, designed by Caspar Ehmcke and built in 1966. At the other...

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  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Eagle Rock offers small-town vibe within the big city

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Eagle Rock offers small-town vibe within the big city

    Keeping watch over a small valley below the San Rafael Hills is a massive rock dome with a cleft that, when the sun is positioned just right, resembles the silhouette of a bird swooping down. This dramatic natural formation inspired the name of the town that would grow to fill that isolated valley,...

  • Realtors: California home prices and sales expected to rise next year

    Realtors: California home prices and sales expected to rise next year

    The California housing market is expected to grow increasingly unaffordable next year, driving would-be home buyers away from high-cost coastal regions and toward the more inexpensive inland stretches of the state, according to an industry forecast. The California Assn. of Realtors on Thursday...

  • 'Brady Bunch' star's Malibu beachfront bungalow poised for a reboot

    'Brady Bunch' star's Malibu beachfront bungalow poised for a reboot

    At 10 years old, Eve Plumb — who played frustrated middle child Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch” — made her first real estate purchase: a humble $55,300 Malibu bungalow. Forty-eight years later, Plumb sold the three-bedroom home for $3.9 million. Even by Malibu oceanfront standards, that’s an impressive...

  • New home sales drop 7.6% in August nationwide but rise in the West

    New home sales drop 7.6% in August nationwide but rise in the West

    One month after surging to their highest level in nearly nine years, sales of new homes nationwide retreated in August, with the exception the west, the Commerce Department reported Monday.  Sales of newly built houses in the west jumped 8% from a month earlier, while nationwide sales dropped 7.6%...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit sells his Spanish-style home in Whitley Heights

    Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit sells his Spanish-style home in Whitley Heights

    Musician Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles fame has sold his home in historic Whitley Heights for $1.9 million. The Spanish-style home, built in 1924, blends vintage charm with worldly details such as windows and doors imported from India and Morocco. Nearly 3,500 square feet of interior space includes a...

  • Home of the Day: Russian River estate offers Victorian romance, prime acreage

    Home of the Day: Russian River estate offers Victorian romance, prime acreage

    Spread across 1,745 acres in California’s scenic Mendocino wine country, this Victorian Queen Anne-style estate charms with its classic details. Though it was built in 1997, the main house evokes a bygone era with its broad front porch, decorative gables and a conical witch’s hat turret. Inside,...

  • 6 ways you're sabotaging your mortgage pre-approval

    6 ways you're sabotaging your mortgage pre-approval

    Home buyers make a lot of mistakes that hurt their chances of getting a mortgage pre-approval from their lender. You don’t want to join their ranks and sabotage your home purchase. To find out what those missteps are, we talked to two lending experts: Casey Fleming, a mortgage advisor with C2 Financial...

  • Daren Metropoulos takes ownership of Playboy Mansion, Hef included

    Daren Metropoulos takes ownership of Playboy Mansion, Hef included

    There’s a new playboy on the Westside. Daren Metropoulos, the son of billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos and principal at the investment firm Metropoulos & Co., has closed sale on the legendary Playboy Mansion. The longtime Holmby Hills home and workspace of Hugh Hefner, the mansion sold for...

  • They built towering new cities in China. Now they're trying it in downtown L.A.

    They built towering new cities in China. Now they're trying it in downtown L.A.

    Winston Yan stood atop the largest real estate project of its kind in downtown Los Angeles, a monstrous patchwork of glass and concrete next to the 110 Freeway, and marveled at the bustle of workers, construction vehicles and cranes 38 stories below. The scope of development in this mixed-use project,...

  • 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...

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