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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Permits Revoked For Notorious, Half-Built Bel Air Megamansion

Mansion shutdown
  Since 2011, spec mansion builder Mohamed Hadid has been prepping a Bel Air hillside site to receive a 30,000-square-foot megamansion. Neighbors were and are freaking livid, contending that Hadid obtained permits on false pretenses, took extreme liberties with those permits, did additional work he never had the permits for, and then ignored multiple attempts by the city […]

Can Petra Stunt Get $150 Million For the Infamous Manor?

Formula 1
Shut it all down, The Manor is for sale again in Holmby Hills. Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt, the 25-year-old Formula 1 heiress who became the infamous megamansion’s second-ever owner in 2011, is now quietly shopping it around for $150 million,reports the LA Times. The completely 56,500-square-foot Manor was built in 1991 by television super-producer Aaron Spelling and his doll-loving wife Candy, […]

Paris and London in Beverly Grove, Hello Kitty Sale Survival Guide, Just Food For Dogs All Over

Koop
BEVERLY GROVE: French label The Kooples has finally opened its West Coast flagship. The marble-covered space features Parisian-cool and London-edge styles ranging from $95 to $1,200. CERRITOS: Racked put together a cheat sheet on surviving this weekend’s insane Hello Kitty sale. Taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, they advise you go on Saturday for the best selection […]

Hipster Mayor Saves Foster the People’s Downtown Mural

DTLA PiX
What a suspenseful few days it’s been for this 125-by-150-foot mural commissioned by the LA band Foster the People earlier this year: Friday it was condemned and today it’s received a reprieve from the mayor himself, reports KPCC. This past Friday, a member of the the band posted on FTP’s website to say that the city informed the band the […]

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Flip a Mansion to Sean Parker for $55M

ellen-degeneres house
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have flipped the stunning designer home they purchased last January and made a cool $15 million on the deal. According to the site TMZ.com, DeGeneres and de Rossi—who have a sweet spot for buying beautiful homes—sold their upgraded Los Angeles pad to Internet entrepreneur Sean Parker for $55 million. Parker’s newest investment is in […]

Condo that Bozo the Clown’s Larry Harmon called home is for sale

Bozo the clown
The Wilshire Corridor condo that was home to Larry Harmon, who made Bozo the Clown famous, and his wife, Susan, is on the market in Westwood at $950,000. The 2,600-square-foot corner unit features an open floor plan with living, dining and den areas. There’s a marble entry, an enclosed patio and fireplaces in the living […]