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Home of the Day: English country flair in lower Bel Air

Reached through the West Gate entrance to Bel Air, this regal English country estate on nearly an acre of park-like grounds offers traditional living with a modern twist. Vintage 1930s details are evidenced in the art glass windows, stone fireplaces, custom moldings and rich wood paneling. Modern-day...

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  • Hotel Bel-Air kids cooking classes, Superba dinner, Grab the Pots pop-up brunch

    Hotel Bel-Air kids cooking classes, Superba dinner, Grab the Pots pop-up brunch

    The Hotel Bel-Air is offering kids cooking classes with the hotel's executive chef Hugo Bolanos and pastry chef Jen Shen. Children 4 and older can sign up for an hourlong interactive introduction to cooking. Themes include making pasta, pizza ice cream, cupcakes and shortcake. Each kid will take...

  • DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

    DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

    DineL.A., the two-week Los Angeles restaurant tasting event, is happening July 14 to 27. Eateries around the city are offering special, prix-fixe menus designed to give diners a taste at a discounted price.  Those in the know use DineL.A. as an opportunity to try all the restaurants on their bucket...

  • Chef of the Moment: Hugo Bolanos, the 'naked' chef of Hotel Bel-Air

    Chef of the Moment: Hugo Bolanos, the 'naked' chef of Hotel Bel-Air

    Hugo Bolanos is the executive chef of Hotel Bel-Air, overseeing the entire food and beverage operation of the iconic hotel, including Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. The Guatemala native attended Pasadena City College and worked as executive sous-chef at Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills. His culinary...

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  • Home of the Day: Resort-style amenities in Bel-Air

    Home of the Day: Resort-style amenities in Bel-Air

    This traditional French Country-inspired estate in star-studded Bel-Air boasts a private, resort-style landscape with panoramic views of Los Angeles and the Pacific. The terraced exterior features a pool, waterfall, spa and outdoor kitchen area with fireplace and TV — if you can tear your eyes...

  • Albert Pujols puts his home field up for sale: $7.75 million

    Albert Pujols puts his home field up for sale: $7.75 million

    Albert Pujols is taking a swing at a home sale in Irvine. The Angels slugger has listed his estate in Shady Canyon, a neighborhood popular among sports stars, for $7.75 million. Set on half an acre on a cul-de-sac, the Spanish Colonial-style home was designed by Irvine-based architect John Henderson...

  • Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz expands his territory in Bel-Air

    Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz expands his territory in Bel-Air

    Daryl Katz, the billionaire owner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey franchise, has bought a house in Bel-Air for $9.1 million. The seller was Henry Morton, the son of hotelier Peter Morton. Tucked behind chrome gates on about one-third of an acre, the late 1950s Midcentury residence was once owned...

  • Hot Property | Daryl Katz

    Hot Property | Daryl Katz

    The 1950s Midcentury home, set on roughly one-third of an acre in Bel-Air, was formerly owned by Groucho Marx's son Arthur.

  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski continue real estate shake-up

    Emily Blunt and John Krasinski continue real estate shake-up

    Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are on the move again. The couple — who have had their rural retreat in Ojai up for sale since November — have put their contemporary-style house in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $8 million. Set behind gates on more than a third of an acre, the renovated...

  • Lakers great James Worthy gets about $2 million for Bel-Air home

    Lakers great James Worthy gets about $2 million for Bel-Air home

    Hall of Fame basketball player and Lakers assistant James Worthy has sold a home in Bel-Air for $2.025 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. The two-story house in guard-gated Bel-Air Crest originally listed for sale in September for $2.195 million and was taken off...

  • ExLaker James Worthy vende casa por $2 millones
    ExLaker James Worthy vende casa por $2 millones

    El exjugador de los Lakers, James Worthy, ha vendido su casa en Bel-Air por $2.025 millones. 

    La casa de dos pisos en Bel-Air Crest, originalmente enlistada en septiembre por $2.195 millones, fue removida del mercado en noviembre pasado. Worthy compró el terreno hace casi 20 años por $945,000.

    ...

  • Hot Property | James Worthy
    Hot Property | James Worthy

    The two-story house in guard-gated Bel-Air Crest has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in nearly 3,900 square feet of living space.

  • These were the most expensive homes sold in greater Los Angeles in 2015
    These were the most expensive homes sold in greater Los Angeles in 2015

    Another year of nine-figure listings dominated real estate headlines and, to an extent, our imaginations in 2015. But despite sticker prices intended to induce shock and astonishment, we failed to see a $100-million home sale recorded in Los Angeles this year.

    Instead, many of the year’s most expensive...

  • 2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape
    2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape

    Doris Tillman of South Los Angeles had lost her husband, her job and her water service, so she did what people do here in a gilded metropolis that throws curses at people on the fringes — she adapted.

    When I think back on the year 2015, I'll conjure up an image of Tillman at 71, bending into a...

  • Which California and Las Vegas hotels are the best in the world? Conde Nast Traveler has the list
    Which California and Las Vegas hotels are the best in the world? Conde Nast Traveler has the list

    At Conde Nast Traveler, the editors and writers have spoken. And they're plenty careful when they're asked to recommend their favorite hotels in the world for 2016.

    Their collective voice has been compiled in the magazine's Gold List 2016, which includes hotels and resorts on six continents in...

  • Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores relists Bel-Air lot for $52 million
    Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores relists Bel-Air lot for $52 million

    With the high-end housing market continuing to trend upward in Los Angeles, Detroit Pistons owner and private equity magnate Tom Gores has put a prime development property in Bel-Air back on the market for $52 million, up $2 million from what it listed for last year.

    Set above the Bel-Air Country...

  • Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores relists Bel-Air lot for $52 million
    Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores relists Bel-Air lot for $52 million

    Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores has listed a Bel-Air property once owned by late film producer Verna Harrah for $52 million.

  • Bel-Air estate's celebrity pedigree includes actresses Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton
    Bel-Air estate's celebrity pedigree includes actresses Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton

    A Bel-Air estate formerly owned by actress Meg Ryan and once lived in by Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton is for sale at $24.99 million.

    Among previous owners is “Mr. Mom” film director Stan Dragoti, who parted with the Mediterranean home in 1994 for $2.65 million. Ryan bought the 1931 two-story...

  • Home of the Day: Classic French Regency style in lower Bel-Air
    Home of the Day: Classic French Regency style in lower Bel-Air

    This French Regency-style house on about an acre in lower Bel-Air is distinguished by its balanced proportions, casement doors and windows and a four-sided roofline known as a mansard roof. Inside, dark hardwoods and stone flooring provide a visual contrast to light and airy interiors.

    Address:...

  • Home of the Day: Classic French Regency style in lower Bel-Air
    Home of the Day: Classic French Regency style in lower Bel-Air

    The French Regency-style home on about an acre in lower Bel-Air is listed for sale at $3.645 million.

  • Don't call her a psychic: 'Intuitive counselor' Susan King sets up shop at Hotel Bel-Air
    Don't call her a psychic: 'Intuitive counselor' Susan King sets up shop at Hotel Bel-Air

    At first blush, Susan King seems like the type of person you'd meet at a neighborhood pub in London after work: cheerful, bubbly, given to exuberant exclamation. There's nothing about her personality that gives you a sense of what she does for a living. She calls herself an "intuitive counselor"...

  • Former Mighty Duck Oleg Tverdovsky prices Bel-Air villa at $8.5 million
    Former Mighty Duck Oleg Tverdovsky prices Bel-Air villa at $8.5 million

    Retired professional hockey player Oleg Tverdovsky, who played for the L.A. Kings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, among others, has put his home in Bel-Air on the market for $8.5 million.

    Centering on city, mountain and ocean views, the two-story Mediterranean behind a gated entrance was built...

  • Hot Property | Oleg Tverdovsky
    Hot Property | Oleg Tverdovsky

    The Mediterranean villa-style home of 7,000 square feet sits on about two acres in Bel-Air.

  • Eva Gabor's onetime estate in Holmby Hills is for sale
    Eva Gabor's onetime estate in Holmby Hills is for sale

    An estate often remembered as actress Eva Gabor’s residence has come on the market in Holmby Hills at $16.95 million.

    The celebrity pedigree of the address includes a raft of other Hollywood notables. Actors Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow, Audrey Hepburn and David Niven are among those who at some point...

  • Actress Nicollette Sheridan reboots her Bel-Air income property listing
    Actress Nicollette Sheridan reboots her Bel-Air income property listing

    Nicollette Sheridan of “Desperate Housewives” fame has taken a slight tuck off the listing price of her Bel-Air income property and is now asking $3.395 million.

    She has also switched listing agents with the $200,000 price trim to reality television golden boys David Parnes and James Harris at...

  • UCLA and Hannah Carter heirs settle suit over Japanese garden in Bel-Air
    UCLA and Hannah Carter heirs settle suit over Japanese garden in Bel-Air

    UCLA said Wednesday that it has settled a long-running legal dispute over a donor's gift of a house and Japanese garden in Bel-Air.

    Under the agreement, UCLA will be allowed the sell the property near the Hotel Bel-Air on the condition that the new owner agree to preserve the garden for at least...

  • One-time home of late St. Louis Rams owner is up for lease at $250,000 a month
    One-time home of late St. Louis Rams owner is up for lease at $250,000 a month

    The one-time Bel-Air home of late St. Louis Rams majority owner Georgia Frontiere that sold in March for $38 million only to come back on the market in May for $45 million is now available for lease at $250,000 a month. That’s about half the median price of a single-family home in Los Angeles County.

    ...

  • Lakers great James Worthy asking $2.195 million for Westside home
    Lakers great James Worthy asking $2.195 million for Westside home

    Hall of Fame basketball player James Worthy has put a home in Bel-Air on the market for $2.195 million.

    Worthy, who owns other property on the Westside, bought the house in 1997 for $945,000, property records show.

    The two-story home in guard-gated Bel-Air Crest was built in 1990 and has cathedral-style...

  • Lakers great James Worthy asking $2.195 million for Westside home
    Lakers great James Worthy asking $2.195 million for Westside home

    "Showtime" era Lakers star James Worthy has put a home in Bel-Air on the market for $2.195 million.

  • Oscar De La Hoya's onetime mansion in Bel-Air asks $18.5 million
    Oscar De La Hoya's onetime mansion in Bel-Air asks $18.5 million

    A Bel-Air estate once owned by boxing great Oscar De La Hoya is back in the ring with a heavyweight asking price of $18.5 million.

    De La Hoya, then 24 years old and fresh off a welterweight title bout against Hector Camacho, paid $3.35 million for the contemporary-style home in 1997, according...

  • Photos: Inside the former Bel-Air home of boxing great Oscar De La Hoya
    Photos: Inside the former Bel-Air home of boxing great Oscar De La Hoya

    A Bel-Air home once owned by boxing great Oscar De La Hoya has come on the market for $18.5 million.

  • Diamond heiress Zeta Graff seeks a tenant for her contemporary showplace in Bel-Air
    Diamond heiress Zeta Graff seeks a tenant for her contemporary showplace in Bel-Air

    Zeta Graff hasn’t found a buyer yet for her Bel-Air property listed at $8.8 million, so the actress and diamond heiress is also seeking a renter at $35,000 a month.

    Designed by architect Zoltan Pali and set on more than half an acre, the contemporary house is actually two structures connected by...

  • Sitcom mastermind Norman Lear asks $55 million for Brentwood estate
    Sitcom mastermind Norman Lear asks $55 million for Brentwood estate

    Legendary television producer and writer Norman Lear has put his estate in Brentwood on the market at $55 million. Perhaps "The Jeffersons" co-creator and writer has a "deee-luxe apartment" in mind next.

    The close to 10-acre knoll-top property was used to entertain political and Hollywood giants...

  • Actress Sela Ward lists her custom compound in Bel-Air in preparation for a N.Y. move
    Actress Sela Ward lists her custom compound in Bel-Air in preparation for a N.Y. move

    Actress Sela Ward and her husband, Howard Sherman, have put their Bel-Air estate on the market at $39.995 million because they are planning to move to New York.

    The couple rebuilt and reimagined the mansion into a French country home during their 12 years of ownership, handpicking items from the...

  • Newly built home with two pools to list in Bel-Air for $34.9 million
    Newly built home with two pools to list in Bel-Air for $34.9 million

    In Bel-Air, a newly built home overlooking Stone Canyon Reservoir will hit the market in the coming days for $34.9 million. 

    Set on a bluff of more than half an acre, the Italianate-inspired home measures 25,500 square feet with an elevator, eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Two of the home's three...

  • Newly built home with two pools to list in Bel-Air for $34.9 million
    Newly built home with two pools to list in Bel-Air for $34.9 million

    A newly built home featuring two swimming pools and a range of exotic building materials is coming to market in Bel-Air for $34.9 million.

  • Billionaire Steve Wynn lists his Bel-Air home for $17.45 million
    Billionaire Steve Wynn lists his Bel-Air home for $17.45 million

    Amid rumor of a splashy purchase in Beverly Hills, hotel and casino magnate Steve Wynn has put his home in Bel-Air on the market for $17.45 million after just eight months of ownership.

    Built in 1991, the Traditional-style home sits behind gates on about an acre overlooking the fairways at the...

  • Billionaire Steve Wynn lists his Bel-Air home for $17.45 million
    Billionaire Steve Wynn lists his Bel-Air home for $17.45 million

    Billionaire Steve Wynn has put his 11,027-square-foot home in Bel-Air on the market for $17.45 million.

  • Wolfgang Puck is having a BBQ with Adam Perry Lang; Torrance plans 4-day Japanese food fair
    Wolfgang Puck is having a BBQ with Adam Perry Lang; Torrance plans 4-day Japanese food fair

    We're going to tell you about two fun food events. So pay attention. And if you like barbecue or Japanese food, get a Sharpie and mark your calendar. 

    Wolfgang Puck, Francis Mallmann and Adam Perry Lang are having a barbecue at the Hotel Bel-Air. It's like the culinary version of "The Avengers."...

  • Indoor-outdoor in Bel-Air
    Indoor-outdoor in Bel-Air

    Set in the Stone Canyon area of Bel-Air, this sprawling Midcentury Modern single-story makes the most of indoor-outdoor living.

    Irregularly shaped and curving ceilings break the home's boxy lines and add visual interest inside. Sliding walls of glass, which epitomize the style, open to a sheltered...

  • Jonathan Frakes beams out of Beverly Hills with one of L.A.'s top sales
    Jonathan Frakes beams out of Beverly Hills with one of L.A.'s top sales

    The homes of a “Star Trek” actor, an Oscar-winning screenwriter and a tech billionaire were among the most expensive real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

    $23 million — Santa Monica

    In the 600 block of East Channel Road, the former marital home of author-screenwriter...

  • Nicollette Sheridan of 'Desperate Housewives' fame trades in her landlady role for one of seller
    Nicollette Sheridan of 'Desperate Housewives' fame trades in her landlady role for one of seller

    Actress Nicollette Sheridan has listed an income property for sale in Bel-Air at $3.595 million.

    Set on more than 1.5 acres of landscaped grounds, the single-story Ranch-style house features high ceilings, French doors and tile floors. A two-sided fireplace separates the living room and dining...

  • Reba McEntire sells Beverly Park estate off-market for $22.25 million
    Reba McEntire sells Beverly Park estate off-market for $22.25 million

    Actress and country music singer-songwriter Reba McEntire has quietly sold her estate in gated North Beverly Park in an off-market deal for $22.25 million, one of the priciest sales per square foot in the high-profile enclave in the 90210 ZIP Code.

    Hedged by mature trees, the estate sits adjacent...

  • Calvin Klein, Reba McEntire headline L.A.'s priciest real estate sales
    Calvin Klein, Reba McEntire headline L.A.'s priciest real estate sales

    The homes of a fashion designer, a country music singer and a professional golfer were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $25 million -- Hollywood Hills West

    Fashion mogul Calvin Klein paid $25 million for a 9,350-square-foot contemporary in the...

  • Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air
    Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air

    Former top-ranked women’s tennis player Venus Williams has sold her Bel-Air home in an off-market transaction for $6.85 million.

    The buyers were real estate investor Jerome Eisenberg and wife Jackie Arthur.

    Built in 1979, the gated estate has a Tudor-inspired house, a swimming pool with a raised...

  • PGA golfer Shigeki Maruyama sells Bel-Air compound for $14.75 million
    PGA golfer Shigeki Maruyama sells Bel-Air compound for $14.75 million

    Professional golfer Shigeki Maruyama, who has earned a little over $14.7 million for his career on the PGA tour, has sold his home in Bel-Air for $14.75 million.

    The Modern-style home designed by architect Ted Tokio Tanaka originally came on the market in 2013 for $19.8 million and was more recently...

  • In true rock star fashion, Slash's outrageous villa is over the top
    In true rock star fashion, Slash's outrageous villa is over the top

    Call it a closing act for Slash in Beverly Hills. The top hat-wearing rocker and his wife, Perla Hudson, have put their Tuscan-inspired villa on the market for $10.995 million.

    The one-of-a-kind residence in the guard-gated Mulholland Estates lives up to its owner's rock star status with alligator...

  • Blockbuster home sale in Bel-Air is greenlit for a sequel
    Blockbuster home sale in Bel-Air is greenlit for a sequel

    The homes of a studio executive, a “Grey’s Anatomy” star and late film actor Charles Bronson were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $25 million, Bel-Air

    Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Brad Grey sold his 10,616-square-foot home to hospitality...

  • Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli buy onetime Charles Bronson lair in Bel-Air
    Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli buy onetime Charles Bronson lair in Bel-Air

    Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have bought a house in Bel-Air for $13.995 million.

    The neo-classical Mediterranean was once owned by the late tough-guy actor Charles Bronson and his second wife, English actress and singer Jill Ireland.

    Set overlooking...

  • Nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian lists Bel-Air estate for $33.5 million
    Nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian lists Bel-Air estate for $33.5 million

    The nightclub and restaraunt mogul bought the house from Paramount Chief Executive Brad Grey in an off-market deal for $25 million and listed it for sale the same day for $33.5 million.

  • Nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian lists Bel-Air estate for $33.5 million
    Nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian lists Bel-Air estate for $33.5 million

    Illustrating the surging market for high-end real estate in Los Angeles, nightclub and restaurant mogul Sam Nazarian has purchased a Bel-Air estate from Paramount Chief Executive Brad Grey for $25 million and simultaneously listed it for sale at $33.5 million.

    Masked by tall privacy hedges, the...

  • Pacific Palisades Traditional leads L.A.'s top sales at $14.75 million
    Pacific Palisades Traditional leads L.A.'s top sales at $14.75 million

    Several traditional-style homes around L.A.’s Westside, an oceanfront contemporary in Malibu and a recently built residence in Arcadia were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $14.75 million — Pacific Palisades

    A 10,000-square-foot home...

  • Developer denied extra time to bring Bel-Air mansion into compliance
    Developer denied extra time to bring Bel-Air mansion into compliance

    Celebrity developer Mohamed Hadid lost his bid Tuesday for more time to bring an illegally constructed Bel-Air mansion into compliance with city building codes.

    Contending that Hadid had violated stop-work orders and built lavish features without permits, the Los Angeles Department of Building...

  • Sky bridge links structures at Bel-Air home listed by heiress Zeta Graff
    Sky bridge links structures at Bel-Air home listed by heiress Zeta Graff

    Actress and diamond heiress Zeta Graff has listed her compound in Bel-Air at $8.8 million.

    The contemporary showplace was designed by architect Zoltan Pali, who is collaborating on a film museum for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He has also worked on restoration of the Getty...

  • Basketball pro Andrei Kirilenko scores an off-market sale in Bel-Air
    Basketball pro Andrei Kirilenko scores an off-market sale in Bel-Air

    Professional basketball player Andrei Kirilenko and his wife, Masha Lopatova, have sold their home in Bel-Air off-market for $3.4 million.

    Kirilenko, a 13-year NBA veteran who is currently playing for CSKA Moscow in Russia, bought the property, which overlooks the Stone Canyon reservoir, in 2013...

  • Andrei Kirilenko sells his Bel-Air home off-market for $3.4 million
    Andrei Kirilenko sells his Bel-Air home off-market for $3.4 million

    The veteran NBA player purchased the more than half-acre property above Stone Canyon Reservoir in 2013 for $2.75 million and recently sold it in April for $3.4 million.

  • Splashy Beverly Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales
    Splashy Beverly Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales

    A designer showplace in Trousdale Estates, the onetime home of music producer Jerry Goldstein and a development opportunity in Malibu were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $11,375,000, Beverly Hills

    A newly-built contemporary on more than half...

  • Onetime Bel-Air home of Georgia Frontiere priced at $45 million
    Onetime Bel-Air home of Georgia Frontiere priced at $45 million

    How hot is the real estate market in the Platinum Triangle right now? Here’s a pretty good barometer: The onetime Bel-Air estate of late St. Louis Rams owner Georgia Frontiere, which sold for $38 million in an off-market deal in March, has been listed for sale at $45 million. That’s more than a...

  • Novelist Jackie Collins needs a character to lease her house
    Novelist Jackie Collins needs a character to lease her house

    Novelist Jackie Collins has put a home in Bel-Air up for lease at $18,000 a month.

    The furnished traditional-style house includes living, dining and family rooms, a library/study, a breakfast bar and a tumbled-marble kitchen with a Viking range. The oversized master bedroom features a fireplace...

  • Onetime Bel-Air home of Georgia Frontiere
    Onetime Bel-Air home of Georgia Frontiere

    The one-time home of Georgia Frontiere, the late majority owner of the St. Louis Rams, listed for sale in May for $45 million and is currently priced at $39 million.

  • Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu
    Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu

    Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million.

    The gated single-story ranch-style home, built in 1960, is laid out in a U-shape with courtyard space suited to entertaining. A detached guesthouse shares the 1.4-acre site.

    Beyond the double doors...

  • Cheryl Tiegs' cover-worthy home in Bel-Air lists at $15 million
    Cheryl Tiegs' cover-worthy home in Bel-Air lists at $15 million

    Cover girl Cheryl Tiegs’ Bel-Air home, which came on the market this week at $15 million, has graced more than a few magazine covers itself.

    The Balinese-inspired pavilion was created when Tiegs partnered with then-unknown designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The resulting resortlike estate launched...

  • Landmark estate leads L.A.'s top residential sales at $59.3 million
    Landmark estate leads L.A.'s top residential sales at $59.3 million

    A pair of estates in the Beverly Hills flats, a 1920s home in Pacific Palisades and a record-setting Wallace Neff residence in Holmby Hills were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $59,355,550 -- Holmby Hills

    The Holmby Hills residence known as...

  • Max Azria's Holmby Hills estate lists at $85 million
    Max Azria's Holmby Hills estate lists at $85 million

    Fashion designer Max Azria’s Maison du Soleil in the Holmby Hills area has come on the Multiple Listing Service at $85 million.

    Set on three acres, the Traditional-style mansion was designed by early architect-to-the-stars Paul Williams and built in 1939. Today the 30,000 square feet of artfully...

  • Singleton House sale sets 2015 state high at nearly $60 million
    Singleton House sale sets 2015 state high at nearly $60 million

    The Singleton House, set on seven acres in the Holmby Hills area, has sold for nearly $60  million, earning it the top spot among high-priced home sales so far this year in California.

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    FOR THE RECORD

    An earlier version of this post said the property sold for $65 million. The Multiple...

  • Inspectors crack down on Bel-Air mansion for additional code violations
    Inspectors crack down on Bel-Air mansion for additional code violations

    Los Angeles building inspectors on Wednesday ordered the developer of a controversial hilltop mansion in Bel-Air to demolish and remove all unapproved construction — including concrete decks, retaining walls and other features that they say were completed in violation of a stop-work order.

    “He...

  • Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills
    Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills

    Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has sold a house in Hollywood Hills for $4.9 million. The property had come on the market last summer at $2.985 million.

    Located in the celebrity-popular Bird Streets area, the two-story home features living and family rooms, a dining area, a sound studio, three bedrooms...

  • Pacific Palisades Traditional leads week's most expensive sales
    Pacific Palisades Traditional leads week's most expensive sales

    A Pacific Palisades estate with celebrity ties, the onetime home of actress Bette Davis and a pair of development opportunities in Beverly Hills were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $9.835 million, Pacific Palisades

    Formerly owned by French-born...

  • Philanthropists to use Bel-Air estate for events, vacations
    Philanthropists to use Bel-Air estate for events, vacations

    Liongate, the Bel-Air estate that recently sold for $46.25 million, was purchased by philanthropists James H. Randall and his wife, artist Eleanor Randall, The Times has confirmed.

    The Bradbury residents will use the property for charitable functions and as a second home. 

    The 1938 mansion was...

  • Kenny Rogers' onetime estate leads most expensive sales in L.A.
    Kenny Rogers' onetime estate leads most expensive sales in L.A.

    A landmark estate once home to "The Gambler," a Richard Landry-designed mansion and a Buff & Hensman on Malibu's "Billionaire's Row" were among the top real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $46.25 million, Bel-Air

    The pedigreed estate designed by celebrated architect Paul...

  • Liongate in Bel-Air sells for $46.25 million
    Liongate in Bel-Air sells for $46.25 million

    The Liongate estate in Bel-Air has sold for $46.25 million.

    The name comes from a pair of lion statues standing at the gates and reportedly placed there by onetime owner Kenny Rogers. The singer sold the property in 1983 for $5.8 million.

    The 1938 mansion was rebuilt and expanded in 2013 to encompass...

  • 1950s rancher in Beverly Hills headlines top sales in L.A.
    1950s rancher in Beverly Hills headlines top sales in L.A.

    An above-ask sale in Beverly Hills, a Midcentury Modern home designed by Paul Laszlo, and a pedigreed English Revival-style residence in San Marino were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $9.3 million, Beverly Hills

    Tall palms dot the sky above...

  • Paul Laszlo-designed Midcentury in Bel-Air sells for $6.3 million.
    Paul Laszlo-designed Midcentury in Bel-Air sells for $6.3 million.

    The pedigreed Midcentury Modern home, sited on a promonotory in Bel-Air, features a resort-like pool and panoramic views.

  • L.A. neighborhoods closer to getting temporary mansionization limits
    L.A. neighborhoods closer to getting temporary mansionization limits

    Los Angeles lawmakers are poised to impose temporary restrictions on tear-downs in neighborhoods where residents fear mansionization -- the phenomenon of homes being demolished and replaced with bigger buildings that critics see as too large for their lots.

    The rules -- which vary neighborhood...

  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon cut ties in Bel-Air
    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon cut ties in Bel-Air

    The marital home of singing superstar Mariah Carey and her estranged husband, Nick Cannon, has sold in Bel-Air for $9 million.

    The gated estate centers on a Hamptons-vibe mansion with French doors, black shutters and a red front door.

    A music studio, a basketball court, a gym, a home theater, seven...

  • Onetime Georgia Frontiere estate sells for $38 million
    Onetime Georgia Frontiere estate sells for $38 million

    A Bel-Air mansion with deep roots into Los Angeles’ NFL history has sold for $38 million, public records show. It was once the home of the late St. Louis Rams majority owner Georgia Frontiere.

    The nearly 2-acre gated estate has been through multiple owners and a complete overhaul since her day,...

  • Hot Property: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
    Hot Property: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's marital home in Bel-Air was among the top sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

  • A Bel-Air original retains its timeless Traditional style
    A Bel-Air original retains its timeless Traditional style

    This 1930s mansion in Bel-Air, designed by Paul Williams and later expanded by William Hefner, retains hallmarks of the earlier architect's timeless Traditional style. A welcoming entry, light-filled rooms and windows oriented to take in the views of gardens are among his enduring touches.

    Location:...

  • Andy Heyward moves gadgets to Jay Penske's Bel-Air house
    Andy Heyward moves gadgets to Jay Penske's Bel-Air house

    Here's one you are unlikely to spy in Variety's Dirt column: "Inspector Gadget" creator Andy Heyward has bought a house in Bel-Air from the show-biz publication's owner, Jay Penske, and his wife, Elaine Irwin, for $7.25 million. Take that Yolanda Yaketyyak -- to figuratively shake a fist at the...

  • Home of the Day: Midcentury Modern time capsule in Bel-Air
    Home of the Day: Midcentury Modern time capsule in Bel-Air

    The redwood-clad Nordlinger House No. 1, designed by famed modernist architect A. Quincy Jones, is distinguished by its cantilevered balconies and a Y-shaped floor plan that blends common living spaces. A glass-enclosed stairway leads up to a top-floor master suite with a wrap-around deck and expansive...

  • Home of the Day: Midcentury Modern time capsule in Bel-Air
    Home of the Day: Midcentury Modern time capsule in Bel-Air

    The A. Quincy Jones-designed home features a brick Midcentury fireplace and a top-floor master suite with a wrap-around deck.

  • Holmby Hills estate with a beauty parlor tops week's sales
    Holmby Hills estate with a beauty parlor tops week's sales

    A pocket listing in Holmby Hills, a pair of Beverly Hills estates and celebrity-approved spread in Malibu were among the most expensive sales in the greater Los Angeles area this last week.

    $30 million, Holmby Hills

    A 1930s Paul Williams-inspired home was razed to make way for this newly built...

  • Holmby Hills home with beauty salon sells for $30 million
    Holmby Hills home with beauty salon sells for $30 million

    The Holmby Hills home was originally offered for as much as $35 million off-market and sold for $30 million.

  • Getty's Josef Koudelka retrospective is grim yet riveting
    Getty's Josef Koudelka retrospective is grim yet riveting

    Given subjects that repeatedly focus on human barbarism, whether between people or by people against the natural environment, you won't find yourself smiling much in the large Josef Koudelka retrospective at the J. Paul Getty Museum. But again and again, you won't be able to avert your eyes.

    Bleak...

  • The top 10 most expensive listings to hit Hot Property
    The top 10 most expensive listings to hit Hot Property

    Whether driven by hubris or marketing intended to induce shock and awe, many of the nation's most expensive homes featured in Hot Property have had price tags that defy explanation. The jaw-dropping asking prices are often just that; most sell for far less than they were listed. But even the purchase...

  • Doheny estate in Bel-Air finds a buyer
    Doheny estate in Bel-Air finds a buyer

    It looks like former First Lady Nancy Reagan just got a new neighbor. The nearby Doheny estate in Bel-Air has sold for more than $33 million. The exact purchase price has yet to make its way into the public record.

    Set on about 3.5 acres, the Hollywood Regency-style mansion was home to the late...

  • L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air
    L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air

    The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has revoked the construction permits for a hilltop house in Bel-Air that neighbors contend has destabilized the slope.

    Developer Mohamed Hadid's project drew complaints and lawsuits from neighbors and, earlier this summer, the attention of Councilman...

  • Cheryl Hines sells her home in Bel-Air
    Cheryl Hines sells her home in Bel-Air

    Actress Cheryl Hines of “Suburgatory” has sold her home in Bel-Air for $3.105 million.

    The Cape Cod-inspired Traditional, built in 1969, is clad in wood shingles and has black shutters and white trim around the windows and portico.

    The 3,756 square feet of living space center on an open plan great...

  • Golf pro Shigeki Maruyama asks $16.5 million for Bel-Air compound
    Golf pro Shigeki Maruyama asks $16.5 million for Bel-Air compound

    Professional golfer Shigeki Maruyama has chipped the asking price on his modern compound in Bel-Air to $16.5 million, down from $18.495 million.

    The property, which enjoys panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific and the Stone Canyon Reservoir from a 3.2-acre promontory, originally...

  • Golf pro Shigeki Maruyama asks $16.5 million for Bel-Air compound
    Golf pro Shigeki Maruyama asks $16.5 million for Bel-Air compound

    Japaneses golf pro Shigeki Maruyama now asks $16.5 million for his modern, 3.2-acre compound in Bel-Air.

  • Home of the Day: a Hollywood Regency throwback in Bel-Air
    Home of the Day: a Hollywood Regency throwback in Bel-Air

    A ribbed gable roof caps this dinstinguished Hollywood Regency-style home in Bel-Air. The Mid-Century residence, built in 1965, offers a throwback to its vintage form with clean lines, a double fireplace and original checkboard parquet flooring. Set against the hillside, a changing cabana sits...

  • Home of the Day: a Hollywood Regency throwback in Bel-Air
    Home of the Day: a Hollywood Regency throwback in Bel-Air

    Clean lines and original features define this Hollywood Regency-style home in Bel-Air.

  • Charles Bronson's former Bel-Air home on market at $19.75 million
    Charles Bronson's former Bel-Air home on market at $19.75 million

    A Bel-Air residence formerly owned by actor Charles Bronson and his second wife, actress Jill Ireland, has been listed for sale at $19.75 million.

    Set overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club, the Spanish-style home, designed by architect Roland E. Coate and built in 1929, opens to a vaulted foyer...

  • Hotel Bel-Air kids cooking classes, Superba dinner, Grab the Pots pop-up brunch
    Hotel Bel-Air kids cooking classes, Superba dinner, Grab the Pots pop-up brunch

    The Hotel Bel-Air is offering kids cooking classes with the hotel's executive chef Hugo Bolanos and pastry chef Jen Shen. Children 4 and older can sign up for an hourlong interactive introduction to cooking. Themes include making pasta, pizza ice cream, cupcakes and shortcake. Each kid will take...

  • Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker
    Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker

    Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles' Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million in an off-market deal.

    Built in 1950 for real estate developer Sidney Brody and his wife, modernist art collector Frances Brody, the property was sold four...

  • $45-million mansion enters L.A.'s spec-built market
    $45-million mansion enters L.A.'s spec-built market

    A red Ferrari Berlinetta, women in little black dresses passing hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a violinist, a saxophone player and reality show stars – such were the trappings of a recent private event to market a newly built home priced at $45 million on L.A.’s Westside.

    The massive contemporary...

  • DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck
    DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

    DineL.A., the two-week Los Angeles restaurant tasting event, is happening July 14 to 27. Eateries around the city are offering special, prix-fixe menus designed to give diners a taste at a discounted price. 

    Those in the know use DineL.A. as an opportunity to try all the restaurants on their bucket...

  • Bel-Air man finds wife in overturned car, has their picture taken
    Bel-Air man finds wife in overturned car, has their picture taken

    A Bel-Air couple's photo -- the wife in an overturned car and her husband standing alongside the car outside their home -- is generating attention after it was posted online.

    The photo shows Benjamin Neufeld posing outside the flipped blue Honda car while his 85-year-old wife, Elizabeth Neufeld,...

  • Gabriel Brener sells former Walt Disney property for $74 million
    Gabriel Brener sells former Walt Disney property for $74 million

    Investor and pro soccer team owner Gabriel Brener has sold the former Walt Disney property on L.A.'s Westside for $74 million.

    The 35,000-square-foot mansion that sits on the 3.6-acre site today was built in 2001, several years after Brener bought the estate from the Lillian B. Disney Trust for...

  • City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations
    City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations

    When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check.

    Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by panels overseeing city agencies, lawmakers have...

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. find a buyer
    Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. find a buyer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar of “The Crazy Ones” and her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., have sold their home in a gated Bel-Air community for $4.925 million.  

    The traditional-style house, built in 1991, has been updated with custom finishes and custom lighting. The family room has a drop-down screen and...

  • Shriver, Kuehl spar over Westside subway route during debate
    Shriver, Kuehl spar over Westside subway route during debate

    Candidates Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl sparred Sunday over Kuehl's recent disclosure that she opposes tunneling under Beverly Hills High School to extend the Purple Line subway to Westwood and would be willing to talk with Beverly Hills officials about a so-called "third way."Last week, Kuehl...

  • Beverly Hills Hotel besieged by protests, boycott over Brunei laws
    Beverly Hills Hotel besieged by protests, boycott over Brunei laws

    Boycotts continue to grow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in protest over new laws targeting gays and women at the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, which owns the hotel.

    The Beverly Hills Bar Assn. said it was canceling upcoming events there. Partners in Care also dropped the hotel for an event.

    ...

  • President Obama raises money for Senate Democrats in Bel-Air
    President Obama raises money for Senate Democrats in Bel-Air

    President Obama made a somber plea before an intimate crowd of some of Hollywood’s biggest donors Wednesday night, asking for help energizing disillusioned voters to give Democrats a chance of keeping their Senate majority in the midterm election.

    "I’m in trouble at home," the president joked at...

  • Major streets on Westside to close for Obama visit Wednesday
    Major streets on Westside to close for Obama visit Wednesday

    The rush-hour commute on Los Angeles' Westside could be worse than normal Wednesday because major streets will be closed for a visit by President Obama.

    The president will be attending a gala at the USC Shoah Foundation, according to the organization's website. Institute founder and USC trustee...

  • Dave Navarro lists his rock-star loft in Hollywood for sale
    Dave Navarro lists his rock-star loft in Hollywood for sale

    Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and 'Ink Master' fame has put his Hollywood loft on the market for $899,000.

  • Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again
    Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again

    Three-time Grammy winner Pink puts her Sherman Oaks home up for sale at $3.499 million. She listed it at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month and wound up with a tenant.

  • Liongate in Bel-Air enters the battle of the L.A. mega-mansions
    Liongate in Bel-Air enters the battle of the L.A. mega-mansions

    Joining this spring’s bumper crop of L.A.-area mega estates for sale is Liongate, entering the fray priced at $65 million.

    Other Westside contenders include the $135-million Beverly House, Jamie McCourt's $55-million home and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's $50-million moated residence.

    Although...

  • Liongate estate in Bel-Air
    Liongate estate in Bel-Air

  • Record-breaking $102-million L.A. mansion is for lease at $400,000
    Record-breaking $102-million L.A. mansion is for lease at $400,000

    Fleur de Lys, the Westside mansion that recently sold for a Southern California record-breaking price of $102 million, is now available for lease for $400,000 a month to long-term tenants.

    The timing is good for the new, and as yet unidentified, owner. Another mega estate, historic Beverly House...

  • Michael Bay sells his Bel-Air contemporary
    Michael Bay sells his Bel-Air contemporary

    Michael Bay, the "Transformers" film series producer, has sold his estate in Bel-Air for $11.45 million.

    The three-story clean-lined contemporary was designed by the late Jack Warner, whose architectural firm worked on the Bel-Air Country Club. The 7,919-square-foot, museum-like house features...

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin buy $14-million home, then 'uncouple'
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin buy $14-million home, then 'uncouple'

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, buy a house in Malibu for $14 million, prior to their 'conscious uncoupling.'

  • Victoria Tennant puts home in Bel-Air up for sale
    Victoria Tennant puts home in Bel-Air up for sale

    Victoria Tennant has listed her home in Bel-Air for sale at $6.995 million.

    The Traditional-style house, built in 1949, sits behind gates on close to three-quarters of an acre with a brick patio, a swimming pool, gardens and mature trees.

    Decorated by Kathryn Ireland, the home features a formal...

  • Victoria Tennant lists her Bel-Air home for nearly $7 million
    Victoria Tennant lists her Bel-Air home for nearly $7 million

  • Ashok Amritraj buys Bel-Air estate for $8.25 million
    Ashok Amritraj buys Bel-Air estate for $8.25 million

    Ashok Amritraj is in the midst of producing his own double feature of sorts – buying an estate in Bel-Air for $8.25 million and listing a house in the Encino/Sherman Oaks area for sale at $2,199,900.

    The Italian villa-style mansion he bought features a two-story entry, hand-carved wood details,...

  • Mariah Carey pops Bel-Air estate back on market
    Mariah Carey pops Bel-Air estate back on market

    Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have popped their Bel-Air home back on the market at $12.995 million after a hiatus of more than a month.

    Their seriousness about finding a buyer this time around may be indicated by their choice of a listing agent who has been around the block, specifically...

  • Contemporary home for art, views in Bel-Air
    Contemporary home for art, views in Bel-Air

    The museum-like four-bedroom house features expanses of walls for art, a glass-floor library that looks down on a wine room and a 34-foot-high window-topped gallery.

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. list Bel-Air home [Photos]
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. list Bel-Air home [Photos]

    Sarah Michelle Gellar and her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., have listed their home in Bel-Air at $5.499 million.

    The traditional-style house, built in 1991, features a gym, an office, a sun room, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms within its 7,620 square feet of living space.

    The family room has a...

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Bel-Air home
    Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Bel-Air home

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