Jockey Chris Antley, who rode Charismatic to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness this year, has purchased a Pasadena home for its asking price of just under $1.2 million.
Antley also rode Charismatic as a potential Triple Crown champion in the Belmont Stakes in June, when the colt finished third despite suffering multiple leg fractures. Antley has been widely praised for helping to save the horse's life by quickly dismounting after the finish and cradling the injured leg until veterinary help arrived.
Antley, 33, made a comeback this year after being out of racing for nearly two years because of weight problems and depression. He was the nation's leading rider in 1985 with 469 victories, and he won the 1991 Kentucky Derby on Strike the Gold.
He bought a lakeside home, on a cul-de-sac in the San Rafael district, with four bedrooms in slightly more than 3,000 square feet. The house also has an office, three fireplaces and a pool.
Built in 1952, the gated home was the residence for 45 years of Joseph W. Marshall, co-founder of Marshall & Swift, a provider of building cost information for the real estate and insurance industries. Marshall's estate was the seller.
Monica Ohlin-Burness of Jim Dickson Realtors in La Can~ada Flintridge had the listing.
Antley was represented in his purchase by Cathy Park of Dilbeck Realtors in Arcadia.
Actress Pamela Anderson Lee has sold the Malibu condo that she had owned since before she was married to rocker Tommy Lee.
The condo was sold for $390,000, slightly less than its asking price. She listed it in late May.
The former "Baywatch" star, who now stars in the syndicated action series "VIP," bought the unit in 1994. It has two bedrooms and a loft in about 1,500 square feet. It also has a shower that resembles a waterfall, an indoor spa and a wet bar. The condo is in a walled development built in 1980.
The actress and the rocker, who recently reconciled, have a home in the hills of Malibu.
Danny Nathanson of Prudential-John Aaroe & Associates, Beverly Hills, had the condo listing.
Entrepreneur Robert McNulty, who resigned last year as chairman and chief executive of Shopping.com Inc., has purchased a house on Harbor Island in Orange County for close to $14 million, including furnishings, industry sources said.
McNulty, 53, a founder and the first chief executive of the Internet retailer, had owned a 31% stake in the Corona del Mar company, acquired earlier this year by Compaq Computer Corp. McNulty now owns a stake in an Internet search-and-commerce company called BigHub.com in Stamford, Conn.
The 18,000-square-foot Harbor Island house has eight bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a 6,000-square-foot basement, part of which can accommodate parking for eight cars. The house sits on half an acre on the water.
Bill Cote of the Cote Realty Group had the listing, and Mickey Hartling of Fred Sands' Newport Beach office represented the buyer, other sources said.
Philanthropist-businessman-developer George C. Page, who built the museum bearing his name near the La Brea tar pits and donated it to the county, recently gave his longtime Bel-Air home to Pepperdine University, which has sold it to a builder for slightly more than $1 million.
Page, 98, founded Mission Pak holiday gift boxes, specializing in packaging and mailing California fruits to people in colder climates. Because of the seasonal nature of his business, he also established a sports car manufacturing plant and developed industrial parks, housing and other projects.
He became a philanthropist more than 40 years ago when he built a youth center in Hawthorne. Over the years, he has been a major donor to Pepperdine.
At 97, Page, a widower, traveled around Europe, then moved to Camarillo to live with his son.
Page built his Bel-Air home in the 1960s. It has three bedrooms in 2,900 square feet plus a cantilevered pool and views of UCLA and Westwood.
Dennis Torres and Rex Levi, both with the real estate operations department at Pepperdine University, represented the property; Joe Babajian and Kyle Grasso of Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
Side-by-side penthouse condos in La Tour, on the Wilshire corridor, have been sold for a total of $9.2 million. There is a plan to combine the units.
Two brothers in the computer industry from Seattle bought the condos unfinished, "only drywall, just raw space," a source said. The buyers are expected to spend $3 million to $4 million getting the units ready for occupancy.
Built in 1991, La Tour has 73 units in 21 stories.
Marc Fishman of Coldwell Banker, Santa Monica, and Randy Starr of Tenzer Commercial Brokerage represented the buyers; Steve and Karen Heiferman of Coldwell Banker Previews, Beverly Hills, represented the seller.
A Catalina Island house designed by the late architect Rudolph Schindler is on the market at just under $1.5 million, including an adjacent lot with 70 feet of frontage.
Known as the Madame Wolfe House, the home was built in Avalon in 1928 for C.H. Wolfe, a clothing designer who used it as a weekend retreat. There is an arboretum next door.
Attorney-skier-yachtsman Tiberio Lizza has owned the home since the mid-'70s. Reached by cell phone on his yacht in Baltimore Harbor, he said, "I hate to sell it, because it's such a unique structure, but I have too many other places to be."
He also has homes in Tiburon, Mammoth Lakes, Sun Valley and Naples in Long Beach.
Born and raised in Palos Verdes Estates, Lizza, 61, is an owner and breeder of Arabian horses as well as a lover of architecture.
The Schindler house, which needs restoration, has three bedrooms in 3,500 square feet. Built in four tiers, the house was designed to be used as a single-family unit or as a home for two or three families. There is a roof terrace connected to the main level, which is the third. The house has views of the island, village, yacht harbor, ocean and mainland.
Sharon Tyree at Coldwell Banker Previews, Arcadia, has the listing.