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Hot Property: Sneaking through the door

Looking at multimillion-dollar homes and architectural treasures on a daily basis can numb the senses to a degree, but it’s a task that still yields plenty of surprises. A random piece of artwork, intriguing Hollywood history or a celebrity’s personal style — there’s usually at least one interesting detail behind every door.

Here’s what caught the eye of Hot Property this week.

– Neal J. Leitereg


All glammed up

“Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson has added a few big touches to her Hollywood Hills West home since buying it three years ago.

On the market for $2.995 million, the 1930s French Normandy-style house has a contemporary vibe with patterned wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and dark wood floors. We’re also fans of the elaborate tiled fireplace and industrial-style lighting in the dining room.

Ashley Benson has put her remodeled 1930s home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $2.995 million. (Marc Angeles | Inset: Getty Images)

Ringside seat

Mike Tyson’s newly listed house in Las Vegas offers a variety of features, but we’re partial to the home’s knockout entry. The sleek contemporary, listed for sale at $1.5 million, opens through a row of glass front doors to a foyer with a massive cascading waterfall.

The 5,800-square-foot home also includes vaulted ceilings, a lavish master suite and a metal skybridge that connects living spaces on the second floor.

Mike Tyson has put his home of eight years in Henderson, Nev., on the market. (Luxury Homes of Las Vegas | Getty Images)

Family familiarity

Rob Kardashian may be following his famous siblings to a familiar place, but it’s safe to say he’s got his own style.

The television personality and clothing entrepreneur bought a $2.285-million home in a gated Calabasas community that features a classic East Coast look — a style that differs greatly from the nearby Spanish-style and contemporary homes of sisters Khloe, Kourtney and Kylie.

An entertainer's backyard is among features of Rob Kardashian's new $2.285-million home in Calabasas. (Riley Jamison | Anders Overgaard/E!)

Down under in Malibu

“Thor” and “Avengers” star Chris Hemsworth has a new quest in this mortal realm: to find a buyer for his Malibu home. The Victorian-style estate in the Point Dume area came on the market last week for $6.5 million, or $1.7 million more than what the film star paid for it three years ago.

Among features of note are an atrium, a library and a garage-turned-gym. Front-facing windows, balconies and verandas make good use of ocean views.

Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, have put their Victorian estate in Malibu up for sale at $6.5 million. (Richard Horn | Getty Images)

A bit of rock history

Among the little details in this Bird Streets residence is a framed photo of Jim Morrison that hangs in the powder room. The photo serves as both an art piece and a tribute to one-time owner Danny Sugerman, the famed manager of the Doors and Iggy Pop.

Indoor-outdoor living defines a home that sits above Sunset Boulevard and features expansive picture windows to frame a multimillion-dollar view. (Todd Goodman / LA Light Photography)

From the archives

Twenty years ago this week, actress Marion Ross returned to her home in Woodland Hills after completing a renovation to repair damage caused by the Northridge earthquake. The “Happy Days” star had just expanded the 4,000-square-foot home in the months before the 1994 quake.

A decade ago, hotel developer Steve Wynn reversed course on his plans to build a 25,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills and instead put the property on the market for $7.25 million. Wynn pulled a similar move last year when he listed his Bel-Air home after just eight months of ownership, only to turn around and buy another estate for nearly $48 million.

What we’re reading

— Not everyone wants to live like a rock star, apparently. Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro opted to tone down the interiors of his Larchmont home before putting it on the market. An L.A. Times Home report documents the makeover, which the listing agent described as being “de-gothed.”

— A Shoreham, N.Y., home with a connection to physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla is on the market for $524,000. The farmhouse-style home on two acres was once part of Wardenclyffe, an estate bought by Tesla in 1901, according to Newsday.

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