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Monthly Archives: March 2014

13 Broadway Building Façades Getting New Designer Lighting

[Images via Wikipedia] The city’s Bringing Back Broadway effort is hoping that brighter buildings will attract more foot traffic to the rapidly-reviving corridor, and has now selected 13 buildings to receive a cumulative $750,000 in grants to light up their façades. Councilmember Jose Huizar notes that, beyond showing off the architectural beauty of the buildings, the lighting […]

House-Hunting Tips

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Buying a home? These nine tips can help make your house-hunting experience positive and rewarding. By Marcie Geffner 1. Location counts. You’ve probably heard the old real estate joke about “location, location, location,” but the point still bears repeating. Location is crucial. How far are you really willing to commute to your place of employment? How […]

Here’s Oprah’s New Formosa South Building in West Hollywood

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  [Images by Tom Bonner] Maybe it’s all that shiny glass at Formosa South, the new five-story office building near Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue in West Hollywood that’s getting everyone from Oprah to Will Ferrell to sign leases at the place (actually it’s the access to filming studios). Oprah’s OWN Network, now based in […]

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen list their $50 million Los Angeles mansion for sale

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are planning to build a new home in Brookline, Mass. The Brady bunch has left their mark in Los Angeles. Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have listed their 14,000-square-foot home in the posh neighborhood of Brentwood for $50 million with the Westside Estate Agency, the Huffington Post confirms. RELATED: JENNIFER […]

Head GOOPie Gwyneth Paltrow Buys $14M Lautner in Malibu

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Actress/lifestyle mahatma Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, just dropped some $14M on a Malibu manor designed by architecture nonpareil John Lautner. Curbed LA calls the four-bedroom spread a “lesser Lautner,” but that’s more because the architect’s work includes some of Southern California’s most staggering manses—hullo, youmushroomy Bob Hope estate, you—so comparably, perhaps, Paltrow’s latest pickup (the two also have a 33-room mansion in London and a former Verandacover […]

Buy the Cheviot Hills House Made Famous on Modern Family

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The listing for this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom residence in Cheviot Hills carefully walks you through the eight-year-old house’s crown molding and mahogany floors, leading you to the kitchen where it notes the Viking range and marble countertops, eventually taking you out to the backyard patio through the house’s French doors. It does all of this before it tells […]

POT Cafe Gearing Up For Fresh Debut at The Line Hotel

[Photos: Instagram] First Roy Choi and Matthew Biancaniello’s POT Bar in the lobby of The Line Hotel, just outside the impending Korean restaurant by Choi in the heart of the first floor. But the next concept to open up inside is POT caFe, which is getting its final pieces together. As shown on Instagram, the cafe will feature everything from red bean moon cakes, french bread […]

Grove Owner Planning to Remake Most of Downtown Pac Pal

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Things Pacific Palisades has: a lot of money; award-winning-actor sightings at the Gelson’s; a pretty dead downtown with very few (no?) dancing fountains. But that last item might have to be crossed off the list soon: The LA Times saysthat super-successful developer/yacht owner Rick Caruso (The Grove, The Commons at Calabasas, Americana at Brand) is finally close to finalizing a […]