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Hot Property Turns 30

For 30 years, Hot Property has given readers the ultimate sneak peek into the lives and luxury homes of Hollywood's rich and famous.

The arched footbridge crossing over a stone-lined moat at Jennifer Lopez's $10-million French-style villa in Bel-Air. The bowling alley, hair salon and flower-cutting room at Candy Spelling's 56,500-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion. Elton John's snakeskin-covered bed frames in West Hollywood.

No detail is too obscure, says Kurt Rappaport, real estate agent to the stars: "People want to know — the world wants to know — what they are doing."

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Harbor Freight CEO sells Beverly Park home for $39.9 million

Eric Smidt, chairman and chief executive of Harbor Freight Tools, has sold an estate in the desirable Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $39.9 million.

The property, part of which was built on land once owned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky, originally debuted on the market in March at $45 million.

Completed in 1998, the Italianate compound includes a main house of more than 11,000 square feet, a pair of guest homes, a swimming pool, a pool house, a tennis court, formal gardens and parking for as many as 30 vehicles on slightly more than five acres.

Groin vault ceilings, arched doorways, pillars and detailed wood finishes lend an Old World ambience to the two-story residence, which counts 10 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. Among features is a movie theater, a coiffure salon, a gym, a wine cellar and an observation deck.

A two-story library/study boasts a sitting room, a fireplace and custom built-ins. The formal living room, with vaulted ceilings and an oversized limestone fireplace,...

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Minecraft creator buys Beverly Hills home for $70 million

Swedish billionaire Markus Persson has bought the Beverly Hills spec mansion built by handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky for $70 million.

The purchase included all the bells and whistles used to stage the home, including the furnishings and electronics – even cases of Dom Perignon in the 2,500-bottle wine room.

Located on a knoll, the 23,000-square-foot home features an automated 54-foot curved glass door that opens the living room to an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and panoramic views. 

There are vodka and tequila bars, a $200,000 candy room, an 18-seat tiered screening room and an 18-foot onyx dining room table for 24 that includes place settings by Roberto Cavalli at a cost of $3,700 each. 

Artwork includes a replica of James Dean’s motorcycle and a chromed Ma Deuce machine gun. The home has eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.

A black-tile and mirrored garage has a lift to move cars down to the lower lounge level where they create a museum-like display behind glass on one...

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Dick Clark's Malibu retreat sells for a significant sum: $1,777,777

Dick Clark’s romantic getaway in Malibu has sold for $1,777,777.

No, that’s not a typo. Sevens held particular significance for the late Clark and his wife, Kari, who was the seller. They were married on 7/7/77. How’s that for a poetic ending to a long-running love story?

Designed by architect Phillip Jon Brown to blend in with the mountaintop, the custom-built home gives the appearance of having been carved out of stone. Free-form walls enclose windows that bring in ocean views.

The one-bedroom, two-bathroom house features vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms, a bar, a fireplace and a wine cellar.

The nearly 23-acre site is zoned for equestrian use.

The iconic television personality, who died in 2012 at 82, hosted "American Bandstand" for more than three decades starting in the 1950s as well as game shows and "The Dick Clark Show" (1958-60). His "Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin' Eve" show ran for decades.

He started Dick Clark Productions in 1957 and sold it in 2007 for $175...

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'Mad Men's' Kevin Rahm sells 1950s home in Studio City

Actor Kevin Rahm has sold his house in Studio City for $900,000.

Set on a cul-de-sac and surrounded by mature trees, the 1951 Traditional-style home features an open floor plan, two brick fireplaces, a formal dining room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The single-story house, with a porch-sheltered front door, retains a midcentury charm throughout its 1,521 square feet of living space.

A four-hole putting green, redwood deck with multiple seating areas and terraced gardens take up the backyard of the 9,440-square-foot property. There are mountain views.

Rahm, 43, has appeared on “Mad Men” since 2010. This year he has also been on “Surviving Jack” and in the film “Nightcrawler.” He also had a long-running role on “Desperate Housewives.”

The recent father bought the property in 2002 for $610,000. Celebrity Aerial Address spotted the sale.

Scott Neil of John Aaroe Group was the listing agent.

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Home of the Day: Mountain views at The Oaks of Calabasas

Wide views of the Santa Monica Mountain Reserve form the backdrop for this Mediterranean-style estate on about two acres at The Oaks of Calabasas. Raised ceilings and tall windows add volume to the interiors while inviting natural light. On the second floor, a breezeway divides bedroom en-suites from a master retreat complete with custom built-ins, a fireplace and walk-in closets.

Location: 25302 Prado de los Arboles, Calabasas, 91302

Asking price: $2.499 million

Year built: 1996

House size: 4,445 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms

Lot size: 2.02 acres

Features: Hardwood and Travertine flooring, raised ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, grand entry with spiral staircase, cook’s kitchen with granite countertops, formal dining room, living room with two-sided fireplace, great room, maid’s quarters, master retreat with fireplace, office/den, landscaped grounds, gated pool and spa with waterfall feature, covered pavilion

About the area: Last month, there were six single-family...

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