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: Choose your sport

    We managed to represent lots of different sports in this week’s selection, with elite athletes and others from the pro basketball, hockey and tennis worlds. But just for good measure, we’ve thrown in a couple of musicians and an actor among the buyers and sellers. Comfortable chairs, walls of books...

  • Actress Summer Bishil finds a spot with some magic in Pasadena

    Actress Summer Bishil finds a spot with some magic in Pasadena

    Summer Bishil of the series ”The Magicians” has landed a Midcentury Modern home with some magic of its own in Pasadena for $1.8 million. The 1952 classic has walls of glass that open to panoramic canyon, mountain and city views. Eye-catching features include a living room fireplace with a circular...

  • Green Day's Mike Dirnt ditches his surf-inspired 'shack' in Montecito

    Green Day's Mike Dirnt ditches his surf-inspired 'shack' in Montecito

    Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, has sold his super-cool beach house in Montecito for $3.85 million. The buyer is film producer and Disney scion Tim Disney, records show. The narrow house is in a gated enclave and sits along the sand at Miramar Beach. The three-story home has an arched...

  • Hockey great Wayne Gretzky scores a sale in Westlake Village

    Hockey great Wayne Gretzky scores a sale in Westlake Village

    Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has sold a house in Westlake Village for $3.4 million. That was a relatively quick pass. The former center had just bought the place through a blind trust at the end of last year for $3.3 million. Set in the gated Sherwood Country Club area on roughly three-quarters...

  • Former tennis pro Gabriela Sabatini lobs one onto the market in Florida

    Former tennis pro Gabriela Sabatini lobs one onto the market in Florida

    Former pro tennis player Gabriela Sabatini has a penthouse duplex for sale in Key Biscayne, Fla., at $2.89 million. And even though she’s retired, she hasn’t gotten that far away from her sport. The complex has 12 tennis courts. The 3,138 square feet of living space includes a den/library, five...

  • Hot Property: A home for the holidays?

    The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t seem to matter to some home sellers. A musician and a reality show star are among those braving the traditionally slower time of the year by listing their homes. In this week’s video offering, check out the Hollywood Hills living room of a busy...

  • Onetime haunt of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable sells in Hollywood

    Onetime haunt of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable sells in Hollywood

    Described in the listing as Tuscan, this Hollywood house looks for all the world like a castle — which seems fitting since such Hollywood royalty as Carole Lombard and Clark Gable were among the previous occupants. Designed and built in 1924 by Los Angeles architect A.B. Crist, the 3,693-square-foot...

  • Onetime Don Cornelius estate is up for lease in Beverly Hills

    Onetime Don Cornelius estate is up for lease in Beverly Hills

    Got company coming for the holidays? Check out this Beverly Hills estate once owned by “Soul Train’s” Don Cornelius. Offered at $20,000 a month, it can also be rented for as short a period as three days. Could be a great place to stash the in-laws. The hilltop estate encompasses half an acre and...

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