Wednesday, 08 April, 2020

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Tarik Black, the former NBA center who spent three seasons with the Lakers, is looking to end his two-year stay in Hollywood Hills. His modern home above Sunset Strip just hit the market for $2.195 million, records show. The place looks more or less the same since he paid $1.8 million for it in 2018. Spanning three stories, it takes Read more…


Development has ground to a halt across New York City. Or has it? After initially deeming all construction workers essential employees as coronavirus inundated the city, New York State reversed course on March 27 and ordered work stopped at most construction sites until at least the end of April. Included in the order were several important exceptions. “Essential” projects — Read more…


Actor Shia LaBeouf has purchased a newly built home in Pasadena for $5.475 million. Designed to evoke the period revival styles of the early 20th century, the Mediterranean-inspired residence sits on a third of an acre near the Huntington Library. A fountain and terrace sit outside the roughly 4,100-square-foot house, which has arched windows and wrought ironwork. An ornate frontispiece Read more…


Known as the Ruppel House, this lovingly maintained residence in Pasadena’s Prospect Park was hand-built in 1925 by local builder Fritz Ruppel for his mother, Gertrude. Updated and restored through the years, the home now pairs its handsome beams and wood-burning fireplace with a kitchen modernized for today’s standards. Tilework in one of the two bathrooms is in keeping with Read more…


“Baywatch” actor David Chokachi is making moves away from the beach, selling his Spanish-style charmer in the Miracle Mile area for $1.515 million. That’s about half a million more than he paid for the place back in 2007, records show. He first put the property on the market in January for $1.539 million. Surrounded by lush landscaping, the property is Read more…


The stars have aligned above Malibu, where a pyramid-shaped house built for a pair of astronomy photographers has sold for $2.02 million. The buyers are former Warner Bros. executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg and her husband, Robert, property records show. Original owners Bill and Sally Fletcher were “infatuated with the pyramid shape and its energy” when they had the one-of-a-kind residence Read more…


Greater Vancouver real estate buyers didn’t yield to warnings of pandemic. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows a big climb in real estate sales for March. Despite warnings of a public health emergency, buyers still jumped into the market. It wasn’t until the province declared a state of emergency did buyers slow. […] The post Over 930 Read more…


If you were bobbing in a boat just off the Malibu coastline and looked landward, among a row of lower-profile wood or stucco beach houses you might spot a gleaming white two-story building resembling a giant sugar cube. The home might bring to mind a modern sculpture, blending massive exposed structural columns with the airiness of abundant glass and light. Read more…


The home renovation show that produced more tears than teardowns just got a reboot. HGTV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” premiered Feb. 16, mimicking the original 2003-12 run that was a colossal hit on ABC. The show’s surefire story arc remains: Struggling families living in substandard housing clobbered by yet more bad luck are plucked from obscurity. The heartwarming clincher — Read more…


In La Jolla’s coveted Muirlands area, an ocean-view home once owned by former NFL defensive star La’Roi Glover is for sale at $3.65 million. Glover, now an assistant with the L.A. Chargers, owned the house for about six years before selling it in 2007 for $2.625 million, records show. Since then, the property has changed hands twice, selling in 2008 Read more…


Music executive Tom Corson has picked up his second impressive estate in less than a year, buying a golf course property in Rancho Mirage for $2.9 million, records show. The purchase comes roughly 10 months after the Warner Records co-chairman bought a Beverly Hills home from actress Jessica Alba. Listed for as much as $4.2 million, the dramatic showplace draws Read more…


Looking to take advantage of the low mortgage rates caused by coronavirus concerns? Here’s a look at what roughly $900,000 buys in Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and Woodland Hills in L.A. County. PASADENA: Two homes occupy this property on the northeast side of the city: a stylish Craftsman and a smaller Mission-style dwelling. Address: 1580 Whitefield Road, Pasadena, 91104 Listed for: Read more…


French luxury goods purveyor LVMH plans to expand its presence on Rodeo Drive in a big way — with an ultra premium hotel intended to be the most deluxe inn in Beverly Hills, which already has its fair share of deluxe inns. The parent company of brands such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Dom Perignon recently applied for city permission Read more…


Former USC football great Lynn Swann has handed one off in historic Hancock Park, selling his contemporary home for $3.566 million. Owned by Swann since 2017, the two-story house hit the market in February for $3.595 million and had an offer in hand after about three weeks, records show. Designed by Naomi Kobrin, the roughly 4,300-square-foot house contains a center-island Read more…


Horticulturalist Jamie Durie has mastered the art of the backyard in his HGTV show “The Outdoor Room,” cultivating knockout spaces for celebrities. The landscape designer’s Hollywood Hills hideaway recently came up for sale and, after four price cuts, sold for $2.222 million. That’s about $770,000 shy of his original asking price, records show. It’s no surprise that the home’s outdoor Read more…