Lauren Beale

Columnist Hot Property

Lauren Beale carried on the Los Angeles Times’ tradition of breaking celebrity real estate news in the Hot Property column. She is intrigued by the chase and the homes; the celebrities, less so. Covering the luxury housing beat for Business, the former Real Estate editor has trod many a polished marble floor. She left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • Hot Property: Now you see it, now you don't

    Say what? We’re shaking our heads this week over some Southern California real estate offerings, which is OK because we needed the post-Thanksgiving exercise. In an “Is that Photoshopped?” moment, we stumbled across the listing for actor Bob Newhart’s old address — except we couldn’t recognize...

  • The sky's the limit at newly built modern home in Palms

    The sky's the limit at newly built modern home in Palms

    Walls of glass, balconies and an atrium stairway to the roof bring natural light into this newly built house in the Palms-Mar Vista area. Panoramic views capture the mountains and cityscape. A detached container provides additional space for an office or bonus room. Address: 3523 Greenfield Ave.,...

  • Storybook standout adds a touch of whimsy to its Mid-Wilshire neighborhood

    Storybook standout adds a touch of whimsy to its Mid-Wilshire neighborhood

    The Storybook architectural style, which was popularized in the U.S. and England in the 1920s, still has a toehold in Westside neighborhoods. The rolled eaves, turret entry and irregular rooflines of this Mid-Wilshire example are paired with flower gardens to complete the whimsical picture.  Address: 1333...

  • Newly built Spanish house in Cheviot Hills adheres to its classic roots

    Newly built Spanish house in Cheviot Hills adheres to its classic roots

    High ceilings, bright interiors and an open floor plan distinguish this newly built Spanish-style home from its vintage neighbors. Character details include a red tile roof, wrought iron railings and graceful interior arches.  Address: 2607 Patricia Ave., Los Angeles 90064 Price: $3.49 million ...

  • Perched for wave watching in Pacific Palisades

    Perched for wave watching in Pacific Palisades

    A street-level elevator stops at each floor of this Pacific Palisades contemporary and ends at a rooftop. Some 2,000 square feet of decks take in wide-angle views of the waves and surrounding coastline. Address: 17719 Posetano Road, Pacific Palisades 90272 Price: $3.65 million Built: 2013 Lot size: 3,889...

  • Craftsman offers an update on a traditional look in Venice

    Craftsman offers an update on a traditional look in Venice

    Anchored by a eucalyptus tree in the front yard, this house on a Venice walk street updates the Craftsman style with modern open-concept interiors. Beyond the traditional porch entry are living spaces with light-wood flooring, built-in cabinetry and coffered ceilings. Address: 747 Marco Place,...

  • Hot Property: Our post-turkey workout

    Hot Property: Our post-turkey workout

    While we did take some time out for turkey, we like to think that Hot Property and the celebrity housing market never rest. This week’s offerings include an A-lister abode in New Orleans and a Beverly Crest mansion with a long history of Hollywood owners. – Neal J. Leitereg and Lauren Beale Subscribe...

  • Classic Spanish-style house built for modern city living

    Classic Spanish-style house built for modern city living

    Incorporating classic Spanish details, the Stewart-Gulrajani Design Team combined high ceilings and an open plan to create a house for modern living. At the back sits a saltwater swimming pool with enough patio space for both outdoor lounging and dining.  Address: 735 N. Stanley Ave., Los Angeles...

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