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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Top One Percent of LA Housing Growing Like Crazy as Rest Falls

Fancey house!
While the high and rising prices of most of the houses on the market are keeping the overall number of sales down, the top one percent of the housing market—the highest of the high-end—is seeing a boom in 2014, according to a new report from Redfin. And the national trend is going strong in Los Angeles in particular. From January to […]

Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green List House for $3.995 Million

Megan Couch
When the house was purchased in 2009, it was “very vanilla,” said its listing agent. It’s gotten a bold makeover. By ​Emily Heffter With a new baby boy just a few months old, Hollywood couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are selling their Mediterranean in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The couple, who wed […]

Gehry’s Schnabel House in Brentwood Flipping For $15 Million

Brentwood home
In a wholly unsurprising development in the real-life game of Monopoly played by producer Michael LaFetra, the serial trophy house collector has put his Frank Gehry-designed Schnabel House up for sale on the open market. One of only 28 single-family residences designed by Gehry, the property was built in 1989 for Rockwell Schnabel, a former ambassador to Finland, and […]

West Dollywood: Dolly Parton Lists Fab Bungalow For $1.4MM

Dolly
American icon Dolly Parton has put her fantastically-Dollyesque West Hollywood home on the market. In our mind, Dolly can do no wrong, but the terrible Daily Maildescribes this wonderful piece of shabby-chic-crossed-with-country-princess as“bizarre” and a “fixer upper”. As Miss Dolly would say, it takes a lot of money to look this cheap. The two-bed, two-bath, Spanish-style house is […]

Bev Hills Has Used $3 Million in School Repair Funds to Lose a Fight Against the Purple Line Subway

bh losing case
For at least two years, the Beverly Hills Unified School District has been using Measure E funds intended for school renovations and improvements to fund parts of what’s proven to be a losing battle against Metro’sPurple Line subway extension, which will run under Beverly Hills High School. Now the LA Register reveals that they’ve spent at least $3 million of government cheese on their fight […]

Buy the House Where Scarface Was Filmed for $35MM

scarface
For $35 million, you can be the next owner of the 10-acre estate where Charlie Chaplin married Oona O’Neill, where Thomas Mann slept, and, oh yeah, where Tony Montana fell in a hale of gunfire in Scarface. (The movie’s wedding scene was also filmed here.) Per the Wall Street Journal, the 1906 estate, called El Fureidis(“tropical paradise” in an unnamed language), was designed by Bertram Goodhue, […]

Beverly Hills is Finally Getting Its First Dog Park

BH-Dog park
[Dog park conceptual design via Beverly Hills city site; dogs via Erik Lam/Shutterstock] How did Beverly Hills not have a dog park already? (Everyone there has a yard, we guess?) Well, anyway, it’s getting one now, says the Beverly Hills Courier. For a while it looked like the dog park might head to an “underutilized” croquet court at Roxbury Park, […]