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Quirky Modernist-Esque Digs Up for Grabs Near Hancock Park

Click here to read the full article. Look! Right there, at the corner of a bustling intersection near the southern edge of Hancock Park! Is it a Jiffy Lube? A storage facility? Actually, it’s a one-of-a-kind house hidden away behind a purposely industrial-style façade. The residence’s architecture is juxtaposed against contemporary interiors overlooking a backyard oozing with laidback Palm Springs vibes. Designed and built in 2001 by then-married partners Robert Somol and Linda Pollari of the architecture firm P XS — and known as the “Off Use House” — the place was built to serve as a combo office/residence. Whether that use...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Alex Trebek’s Widow Picks Up Revamped Studio City Traditional

Click here to read the full article. Now that the sprawling Los Angeles estate she shared with her late husband for decades has popped up on the market, Jean Currivan Trebek is making a fresh residential start. Property records reveal that the longtime wife of legendary “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek — who died from pancreatic cancer in 2020 at age 80 — has purchased a smaller three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home that’s practically right around the corner, and in the same Fryman Canyon neighborhood of Studio City where she’s long resided. The seller was “Clockwatchers” director Jill Sphrecher, who picked up the place...
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This 19th-Century Chelsea Townhouse Offers Homey Comfort and a Rooftop Terrace

Click here to read the full article. “Homey” isn’t necessarily a word associated with Manhattan townhouses, but this handsome red-brick residence, set along a tree-lined street in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, manages it perfectly. An artsy and primarily a residential district on the lower west side, with wide economic, social and ethnic diversity, the Chelsea neighborhood runs from 14th Street to 34th Street, with those twenty blocks hosting a multitude of art galleries and retail businesses. Because of the nearby Hudson River piers, the neighborhood developed along industrial lines. By the time of the Civil War, the area was known for...
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Alex Von Furstenberg Pays $23 Million for Second Beverly Park Mansion

Click here to read the full article. Alex von Furstenberg has long lived in Beverly Park, arguably the most expensive, exclusive and excessive guard-gated community in Los Angeles. But the socialite and former playboy son of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is apparently not content with his current 2.2-acre spread, because records reveal he’s shoveled out big for another mansion within the very same enclave. Back in 2011, von Furstenberg paid iconic Bond girl Luciana Paluzzi — the actress best known for playing the murderous and Mustang-driving Fiona Volpe in “Thunderball” — and her husband Michael Jay Solomon $13 million for...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Jordan Clarkson Sells Jazzy Modern Farmhouse to DJ Illenium

Click here to read the full article. Jordan Clarkson has made an impressive pass in Sherman Oaks, selling his barely-broken-in mansion for $7.5 million. Not only is that well above the NBA baller’s original $6.8 million asking price, but it’s also way more than the $5.7 million the former Laker and current Utah Jazz player doled out for the house barely a year ago, back in late 2020. Records reveal the new owner bouncing into the contemporary digs is Denver-based DJ and EDM producer Nick Miller, known professionally as Illenium. Not familiar with Illenium? The prolific entertainer, 31, first burst onto...
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The Miz & Mrs. Tapping Out of $12.5 Million Suburban Manor House

Click here to read the full article. Professional wrestling and reality TV power couple Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin are tapping out of their glamorously appointed suburban mansion in Westlake Village, about 45 miles west of downtown L.A. and an hour’s drive east of Santa Barbara. First spotted by the property gossips at the L.A. Times, the manicured 1.27-acre estate is listed with Jordan Cohen of Re/Max One at $12.5 million, nearly twice the $6.4 million tax records show the superstar grapplers paid about two and a half years ago. Now 41, The Miz got his start in reality TV...

’13 Reasons Why’ Producer Lists Grand Windsor Square Colonial

Click here to read the full article. Less than a month ago, Michael Sugar put his $6.3 million ocean-view mansion in the OC community of Dana Point up for sale. Now the Oscar-winning producer and his wife Lauren have decided to clean house entirely in California — the couple is also selling their Colonial-style main residence in Los Angeles. The asking price is nearly $14 million for those stately digs, which the Sugars picked up back in 2018, paying $9 million to previous owner Don Hankey. Built in the early 1900s for produce wholesaler Thomas O’Neill, and designed by architect B. Cooper Corbett, the...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Hearst Heiress Quickly Sells Mountainside Montecito Estate

Click here to read the full article. Publishing heiress Virginia Hearst Randt has made swift work of dispatching her trophy Montecito estate. First offered last November at nearly $9 million, the house sold in mid-January in a cash deal — albeit for a heavily discounted $7.5 million. Still, that sale price rings in at a hefty $2 million more than what Hearst paid for the property nearly a decade ago, way back in March 2012. Records indicate the buyer is veteran Broadway producer and philanthropist Thomas “Tom” Perakos, who is known for being the primary financial backer of “The Band’s...
MONTECITO, CA

Kat Von D Seeks $15 Million for Windsor Square Victorian With Blood-Red Pool

Click here to read the full article. Late last year, Katherine Von Drachenberg — the tattoo artist-turned-cosmetics baroness known professionally as Kat Von D — announced she’d be closing her Los Angeles-based High Voltage Tattoo parlor after 14 years in business to move to Indiana with her husband, musician Rafael Reyes. So it’s not entirely surprising that the Mexican-born former “LA Ink” reality star has put her gothic-style mansion in L.A.’s historic Windsor Square neighborhood onto the market, asking $15 million. Though that’s way more than the $6.5 million Von D paid English screenwriter Lucy Dahl and her husband John LaViolette for...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Real Estate Magnate Drops $38 Million on Brentwood and Montecito Estates

Click here to read the full article. Franck Ruimy has been on a real estate roll over the past year, inking two residential deals totaling nearly $40 million in and around Los Angeles. In April, the founder and CEO of Arizona-based Silver Creek Development — and amateur driver on the Ferrari Challenge North America circuit — tendered just over $22 million for custom digs in the L.A. neighborhood of Brentwood. And three months later, records reveal Ruimy also doled out $15.8 million for a stately Mediterranean-style mansion in Santa Barbara County’s posh Montecito enclave. Hidden away behind gates and a wall crowned...
LOS ANGELES, CA

A Nursing Home Mogul Bought Nile Niami’s $26 Million Sunset Strip Mansion

Click here to read the full article. In recent months, financially embattled real estate developer Nile Niami has been much in the headlines, primarily thanks to “The One” — the biggest and baddest mansion Los Angeles has ever seen. That $295 million project, now 10 years into construction and still unfinished, remains scheduled to hit auction blocks within the next few weeks. Even apart from all that, Niami still had a busy 2021. He dispatched of two side-by-side Bel Air mansions, which sold to two different buyers at $36 million apiece. He also unloaded his former main residence, set in the...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis Finally Sell Spare Beverly Hills House

Click here to read the full article. Hollywood A-listers Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have officially offloaded their longtime Coldwater Canyon home — the first property they ever purchased together — for $10.4 million. That’s only a tad more than the $10.2 million the pair paid former Viacom CEO Tom Freston for the house, back in 2014. Records show the buyer of the East Coast-style property is an entity linked to Zach Zalben, a grandson of successful Los Angeles real estate investor Stanley Black of the Black Equities Group. Tucked away on a gated, half-acre parcel in the mountains of Beverly...
BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Givenchy Heir Drops $14.5 Million on Fashionable Malibu Beach House

Click here to read the full article. West Coast-based financier Olivier de Givenchy already owns a stylish Hal Levitt-designed mansion in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills, where the heir to the Givenchy fashion empire and his wife Zoë regularly entertain high-profile guests, such as Greece’s Princess Marie-Chantal and English singer Robbie Williams. Records reveal the power couple have plumped up their Los Angeles real estate portfolio with a seaside vacation getaway, picking up a Hamptons-style spread in Malibu’s exclusive Point Dume enclave. Records show the Givenchys doled out nearly $14.5 million for their new Malibu digs, which were custom-built...
MALIBU, CA

‘Full House’ Creator Wants $85 Million for Extravagant 90210 Estate with Ties to the Manson Family

Click here to read the full article. While the listing price and square footage are equally enormous, perhaps the most intriguing thing about this house is that it sits on the very property where actress/model Sharon Tate and four others were brutally murdered by members of the Manson family back in the late 1960s. Seems like a hard sell, right? Fortunately, there’s a bit of good news for potential owners who might fear a bit of bad juju rubbing off on them: The original residence — known as the Cielo Estate, for its infamous locale on Cielo Drive in the...
BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Richard Gere Asks $28 Million for Bucolic Compound

Click here to read the full article. Out with the old and in with the new. As often happens when a rich and famous man has children with a new wife, he sells the house he once shared with the former wife and buys another one in which to settle down and raise a new family. Case in point: movie star Richard Gere, who after more than 20 years in residence is selling up his vast compound in pastoral Pound Ridge, N.Y., asking $28 million for the picturesque multi-residence property. Listed with Muffin Dowdle of Ginnel Real Estate, the multi-parcel spread’s...
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Topanga’s Groovy 1970s Von Hagen Residence Hits the Market, Asking $12 Million

Click here to read the full article. Though this glassy ’70s structure once doubled as the TV-land residence of Vince Vaughn’s “True Detective” character Frank Semyon — a career criminal looking to go legit — the stunning Topanga retreat, known as the “Von Hagen Residence,” is in reality the longtime home of Vesta Foodservice founder and owner Michael Glick, who picked up the place for nearly $3 million back in 2004; now it’s returned to the market with Christina Hildebrand of Crosby Doe Associates, asking a significantly inflated $12 million. Built in 1975 and designed by noted modernist architects Thornton Ladd and John...
TOPANGA, CA

Billionaire Jeff Skoll Asks $33 Million for Hilltop Beverly Hills Estate

Click here to read the full article. For those chosen few with $33 million to spare, this promontory estate makes a pretty good investment case for itself. Comprised of two adjacent parcels spanning 1.5 acres in what is arguably the most desirable neighborhood pocket of Beverly Hills, with spectacular views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline, the Pacific Ocean and everything in between, the land itself will draw wows from visitors. Then there are the two side-by-side homes; combined, the structures span more than 10,000 square feet of living space. There’s a large contemporary mansion, built in 1999, with a backyard...
BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Stylish Hal Levitt-Designed Throwback Up for Grabs in La Cañada Flintridge

Crafted by noted starchitect Harold “Hal” Levitt — who designed residences for the likes of Olivia Newton John, Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and Debbie Reynolds — this fetching midcentury home was custom-built for a longtime executive and member of the family that owned the Roscoe Moss water company back in 1960. Aptly known as the Roscoe Moss Estate, the dwelling is believed to be the only La Cañada Flintridge structure produced by the late architect; and it’s now on the market in the affluent suburban community for the first time ever, asking $6.5 million.
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Alluring Windsor Square Colonial Hits the Market for First Time in Decades

Built way back in 1920 by Sanson M. Cooper and noted architect Robert D. Jones — and tastefully updated in the ensuing years — this stately Colonial-style mansion in the historic Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles last traded hands in 1969 for just $60,000 and has remained in the same family ever since. Now the historic gem is available for the first time in decades with listing agent David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland, asking $5.8 million.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Grant Cardone Pays $40 Million for Huge Carbon Beach Mansion

Click here to read the full article. He’s back! Well, in a sense. Once upon a time, Grant Cardone lived primarily in Los Angeles, but the social media sensation and bestselling author relocated to Florida back in 2012 for tax and other business reasons. Now he’s purchased a remarkably lavish Malibu vacation home, where the Miami-based entrepreneur and his longtime wife Elena Lyons plan to spend less than six months a year. Located at the far eastern end of Malibu’s Carbon Beach, the legendarily posh strip of sand that is also home to Larry Ellison, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Milken, Cardone’s...
LOS ANGELES, CA