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

  • Unearthing a 1930s time capsule in Pacific Palisades

    Unearthing a 1930s time capsule in Pacific Palisades

    A wrought-iron window covering and a decorative front door provide clues to the types of original details contained within this Spanish-style house in Pacific Palisades. Custom-built in 1936, the well-maintained two-story home features a wooden vaulted ceiling living room with ornate stair railings...

  • Hot Property: All over the map

    Hot Property: All over the map

    This week we span the nation, coast to coast, with homes of note locally in Studio City and Culver City to as far away as Connecticut. Sports stars, musicians, a TV giant and a screen legend are among those making up this ever-changing landscape. Once you’re done checking out these star-studded...

  • Spanish-style redo is ready for the next generation in Atwater Village

    Spanish-style redo is ready for the next generation in Atwater Village

    The sunlight-filled interiors of this renovated bungalow in Atwater Village feature wood accents and new doors and window casings. In a nod to the home’s Spanish architectural style, patterned tile is used on the floors in the kitchen, breakfast nook and bathrooms. Not apparent from the outside...

  • Beach house stakes out a spot along on the sand in Malibu

    Beach house stakes out a spot along on the sand in Malibu

    This four-bedroom house with a detached guest studio sits along the sand in gated Malibu Colony. On the street side, a courtyard garden with a stone water feature leads to the large glass-enclosed entry. A wide deck on the ocean side steps down to the sand. Address: 23754 Malibu Road, Malibu 90265...

  • Elegant condo opens the door to Pasadena's Grove at Ambassador Gardens

    Elegant condo opens the door to Pasadena's Grove at Ambassador Gardens

    Set in the manicured grounds of The Grove at Ambassador Gardens, this two-bedroom Spanish Colonial condo contains more than 2,500 square feet of living space. The use of light interior colors, warm wood tones and marble enhance the feeling of spaciousness throughout the single-story home’s elegantly...

  • 1920s Beverly Hills chateau is polished to a fine sheen

    1920s Beverly Hills chateau is polished to a fine sheen

    This remodeled three-story house celebrates its 1921 French architectural roots with lavish and ornate details that start at the frontispiece above the columned front door. The close to 21,000 square feet of living space include two family rooms, a two-lane bowling alley and an indoor basketball...

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