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

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 […]

Buy the House Where Scarface Was Filmed for $35MM

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, […]

Godfather Horsehead House in Bev Hills Lists for $135 Million

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The historic Beverly House—where JFK honeymooned in 1953 and the Godfatherhorse-head scene was shot—has hit the market for a staggering $135,000,000. The record-breaking sale of the long on-the-market Fleur de Lys ($102 million?!) must have inspired the Beverly House to test the waters again (It was most recently up for rent for $600,000 per month.) Built in 1926 for banking exec […]

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 […]

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

Oprah office
  [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 […]

Buy the Cheviot Hills House Made Famous on Modern Family

Modern Family House
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 […]

All the Rage

By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticJanuary 10, 2014, 2:13 p.m. Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap-dress army is a force to be reckoned with in the 20,000-square-foot gallery of the historic May Co. department store building in Los Angeles, where her “Journey of a Dress” exhibition opens Saturday with 200 vintage and contemporary interpretations of the iconic […]