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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel buys another L.A.-area house

Gustavo Dudamel, the rock-star conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2.775 million.

This is not Dudamel’s first foray into Los Angeles real estate. He bought a house in the nearby Hollywood Hills four years ago for $1.85 million. 

His new purchase is a 1923 Four Square-style house with Mediterranean flair.

Framed by mature palm trees and set up from the street, the 3,600-square-foot house retains its Juliet balconies, high coved ceilings and large windows. The space has been updated, however, with stylish new interiors, a state-of-the-art security system and an oversized kitchen.

A center hall, dining and living rooms, den, breakfast area, butler’s pantry, study, three bedrooms and four bathrooms make up the rest of the house.

A swimming pool, gardens and patios complete the grounds.

The property previously sold last year for $1.82 million. The interiors were renovated and the pool added.

Dudamel, 34, has been music director of the L.A. Phil...

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Dexter Scott King puts his Malibu retreat up for sale

Dexter Scott King, the second son of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has listed his dramatic contemporary house in Malibu for sale at $4.85 million.

The ocean-view house sits behind gates on more than an acre of lushly landscaped grounds. Garden paths traverse the property, which includes mature palm trees and more than a dozen fruit trees.

A cabana, koi pond, waterfall spa and a swimming pool complete the grounds.

The 6,823 square feet of turn-key living space has a home theater, a gym, an office, an elevator, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

A catwalk hallway connects living space on the upper level. Balconies expand the views on two levels.

King, 54, is chairman of the King Center in Atlanta and the author of “Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir.” The civil rights advocate played his father in the 2002 TV movie “The Rosa Parks Story.”

He bought the property in 2006 for $4.16 million, public records show.

Joseph Brauer, Mauricio Umansky and...

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Home of the Day: Celebrity escape in Shady Canyon

Accessed through a courtyard entry with a tiled fireplace, the Spanish-style home in the Shady Canyon area of Irvine is distinguished by such details as hand-crafted tile flooring, cathedral ceilings and custom ironwork. Large formal areas, a center-island kitchen and a wet bar are among the highlights of the home, owned by film and stage actress Susan Egan and her husband, comedy producer Robert Hartmann. Stone planters, citrus trees and a fenced vegetable garden enhance the relaxed setting.

Location: 24 Watercress, Irvine, 92603

Price: $4.195 million

Year built: 2006

House size: 4,200 square feet, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.52 acres

Features: Cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, hardwood flooring, hand-crafted tile, tiled fireplace, ironwork, center-island chef’s kitchen, formal living room, dining room, wet bar, master suite with custom built-ins, office, landscaping, spa, outdoor kitchen, pool, vegetable garden, fruit trees, fire pit

About the area: There were 54...

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Ashlee Simpson's onetime Encino home sells for $5.45 million

Skin care entrepreneurs and GlamGlow founders Glenn and Shannon Dellimore have purchased an Encino home formerly owned by singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson for $5.45 million.

A fountain with a modern art sculpture marks the entrance of the gated home, set at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Royal Oaks neighborhood. The 9,005 square feet of living space are highlighted by a two-story entry hall with dual staircases, walls of glass and a 2,200-square-foot master suite.

Among amenities is a meditation room, a gym with skylights, a double-island kitchen and media room. There are two laundry rooms, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms in all.

Outdoors, landscaped grounds of more than an acre contain an infinity-edge pool, a spa and a large entertainer’s space. Elsewhere are a pair of two-car garages.

Simpson, whose husband, Evan Ross, recently listed his own house in Hollywood Hills West for sale, sold the home in 2006 for $4.5 million. The property returned to the market in November with an...

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Jeff Lewis of 'Flipping Out' sells renovated Wallace Neff house

Jeff Lewis, the interior designer and “Flipping Out” star, has sold his gated house in Hollywood Hills for $2.895 million.

Originally designed and built in 1937 by architect Wallace Neff, the extensively renovated house sits on a third-acre knoll with city views. Diagonal-paned windows retain the home's Tudor roots.

Lewis spent two years refurbishing the two-story house, combining original details with modern design and convenience. Hand-cut and laid marble flooring and wood-paneled walls and ceilings are among the details. 

The 3,730 square feet of interior space includes living and family areas, a round dining room, a bar and an updated kitchen with a breakfast area.

The master suite features a retail-store-style walk-in closet, a stand-alone tub and a steam shower for two for a total of three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Red brick patio surrounds the swimming pool, spa and an outdoor kitchen and fire pit.

Lewis, who has starred on the reality show "Flipping Out" since 2007, bought...

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Scooter Braun offers up another home in Hollywood Hills

Scooter Braun, the talent manager for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, among others, has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for $11.6 million.

He recently sold the house next door for $3.925 million.

A koi pond entry with a floating-style walkway sets the stage for the dramatic 5,300-square-foot contemporary, which features floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that take in city, ocean and mountain views.

Two-story living, dining and family areas, a den, a home theater, an office, four bedrooms and five bathrooms are among the interior spaces. A spiral staircase leads to the loft.

A balcony overlooks the backyard, which contains a swimming pool, a spa, a fire pit and a cabana barbecue area.

Braun, 33, formed Raymond-Braun Media Group, a joint venture with the artist Usher, in 2008.

The property last changed hands four years ago for $5.7 million.

Darlene Hutton and Jaisa Bishop of Partners Trust in Brentwood are the listing agents.

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