The Best In The Westside

Category: Celebrity News

Los Angeles Wants a Registry of How Much Rent Everyone is Supposed to Be Paying

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 9.16.40 AM
Image via Cole Martin / Curbed LA flickr pool “Hundreds” of renters who live in rent-controlled apartments are subject to illegal rent increases each year, but a new city program in the works looks to significantly cut those numbers down. An LA City Council committee is discussing today a new registry that would require landlords to report how much rent […]

Where Have All of Los Angeles’s Mega-Rich People Gone?

9505lanialane-high-1-2-900x548
Subprime profiteer Jeff Greene’s estate in Beverly Hills In 2013, Los Angeles had 4,520 mega-rich people, aka ultra high net worth individuals, aka people with more than $30 million in net assets; it had the fifth most mega-rich after New York, London, Tokyo, and San Francisco. Today it has969 mega-rich people and is ranked twentieth. Where have the mega-rich […]

John Lautner’s Sexy Modern Castle in Bev Crest Asking $21MM

14-809415_4_1
Many architects and “architects” have attempted the castle look, but only John Lautner could make it look good (and believably dramatic and genuinely sexy, etc. etc.). His 1982 Schwimmer House is a rainbow-shaped fortress in Benedict Canyon that was built along six stone “turrets” (inside they’re bathrooms, a bar, a pantry, and a stairway), with long terraces curving around its front […]

Jenny Craig Sold Her Horse Farm to Bill Gates For $18 Million

BillGatesEyeingThemPaddocks
Diet titan Jenny Craig has just sold her equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates for $18 million. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “he plans to turn into a grand prix circuit for hunters and jumpers,” which means a place to have international horse-jumping competitions (in the grand tradition of teen daughters of ultra-rich people, Gates’s is […]

Inside Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s $45-Million Holmby Hills Rental

2014.09_beyjayblue
[Family via Getty] Jay-Z and Beyoncé rented this newly-built house in Holmby Hills for about a month, “probably over the summer,” and now it’s mid-September and there arepregnancy rumors floating around. We’re not saying Blue Ivy’s little sibling was conceived in this glassy spec house, but Blue Ivy’s little sibling was almost definitely conceived in this glassy spec […]

Participant Media Founder Jeff Skoll Quietly Buys Beverly Hills Fixer-Upper House

jeff-skoll1
When you sell about $2 billion worth of eBay stock, as Canadian-born multibillionaire and former eBay prexy Jeff Skoll did in 2005, you can do things like drop $11 million on a solar-poweredBeverly Hills mansion briefly owned in the mid-1990s by David Geffen, and then, as he recently did, surreptitiously spend another $6 million to snatch the fixer-upper house next […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]