| Dec 19, 2010
Before architect Elmer Grey designed the Beverly Hills Hotel or the Pasadena Playhouse, he took up the task of designing something far more personal: a home of his own. Starting with a woodsy lot on the western edge of Pasadena's Oak Knoll District,...
| Dec 12, 2010
Even in a nearly 12,000-square-foot mansion, it's the little things that count.
That was the guiding principle behind a remodeled Bel-Air home that combines a restrained modernism with craftsmanship, natural and industrial materials and state-of-the-...
| Nov 28, 2010
The trappings of the holiday season are all around us this time of year, in television commercials that portray wintry wonderlands, in Christmas carols that command "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," in images of Santa in his ermine-trimmed suit and...
| Dec 5, 2010
Investment executive Louis Gonda wanted two things when he and his wife, Kelly, moved into their Beverly Hills home in 1991 — enough room to house a family with five children and staff, and a location with resale value.
"Beverly Hills remains the...
| Nov 19, 2010
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Entering the Charlie Chaplin cottage, I stooped to avoid hitting my head. At 5 feet 8, I'm about 3 inches taller than Chaplin. (It's said the Little Tramp had the door made small so his guests would have to bow as they entered.)
I was at the Charlie,...
| Nov 20, 2010
Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $5.26 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The traditional house sits behind gates on nearly an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Built in 1997, the stately 6,000-...
| Nov 9, 2010
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Actor-composer Alan Thicke and his actress wife, Tanya, have listed their Toluca Lake compound for sale at $4.8 million or for lease at $13,500 a month, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The Spanish Colonial, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a...
| Oct 31, 2010
Did Ms. Scarlet silence Mrs. Peacock with a knife to the throat? Or did Col. Mustard throttle Professor Plum with a silver-plated candlestick? Mystery buffs can map out, investigate and solve murder mysteries at a variety of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts,...
| Oct 30, 2010
Artist Ed Ruscha and his wife, Danna, have sold their Point Dume-area home in Malibu for $4 million.
The 1-acre estate includes a gated, one-story ranch-style home that had been updated and two guesthouses. The main house has open-plan living and...
| Oct 23, 2010
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million.
The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership,...
| Oct 31, 2010
Crank up the music all you want, no one will care. This house high above Studio City in the Hollywood Hills offers more privacy than you can shake a glow stick at. For starters, it shares a gated roadway with just two other homes. Then there's the...