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Ol’ Blue Eyes’ beach house has a new high-profile owner: Mindy Kaling. A trust tied to the comedian-actress just paid $9.55 million for Frank and Barbara Sinatra’s Malibu home, public records show. Kaling, who acted, produced, directed and wrote for “The Office,” has been in sell mode over the last few years. In 2017, she unloaded her Hollywood Hills home Read more…


Dale Earnhardt Jr. is racing to sell his Florida home, listing the Civil War-era abode for $3.7 million. That’s $1.3 million more than he paid in 2009, records show. Found in Key West, the one-of-a-kind residence was built in 1863 and has a few tricks up its sleeve, thanks to Earnhardt’s renovations. The decorated driver has a bit of experience Read more…


Rachel Hunter has sold her home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.45 million — about $1.5 million less than the supermodel-actress was asking when she first listed it in 2016. The English Country-style house, built in the 1930s, has been updated throughout its 5,000-square-foot interior. Among features of note is a Dutch door entry, ornate chandeliers and an arched fireplace Read more…


Former USC football great Lynn Swann, who last year resigned as athletic director at his alma mater, has listed his home in historic Hancock Park for sale at $3.595 million. Swann bought the contemporary residence about six miles northwest of the USC campus three years ago for $3.08 million, The Times previously reported. Designed by Naomi Kobrin, the two-story house Read more…


Actor Jackson Hurst, whose credits include “Drop Dead Diva” and HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” is asking $1.799 million for his Valley Village home. That’s $414,000 more than he paid for it four years ago, records show. He’s put plenty of work into the property since then, swapping tile for wide-plank wood in the living spaces and blowing out walls to create Read more…


Nothing gained, nothing lost for Calvin Harris in Hollywood Hills West. The Scottish deejay has sold his contemporary-style home above the Sunset Strip for $7 million, the same price he paid for it in 2013. Though Harris got back what he put into the property, the sale is still shy of the $9.995 million he sought in 2016 when the Read more…


Kim Kardashian West has followed in the footsteps of her mother, Kris Jenner, and sister Kylie Jenner, buying an undeveloped home site in La Quinta’s Madison Club community for $6.3 million, records show. The property is on the same street as the minimalist mansion that Kris Jenner purchased in 2018 for $12 million. It’s also a few doors down from Read more…


Architectural greatness runs through the studs of this Palm Springs home. Designed by local architects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers, the pastel pink landmark consists of a series of interconnected boxes dressed in travertine and walnut touches. Delicate aluminum screens designed by the office of Frank Lloyd Wright provide a layer of privacy while filtering natural light. The details Location: Read more…


Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is looking to triple his money in Malibu, where he’s asking $11.5 million for his beach home. He paid $3.795 million for it two decades ago, public records show. The two-story home was a jarring shade of blue-back when Hopkins bought the place. During his ownership, the actor painted the house a yellow hue. Overlooking the Read more…


Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has scored an oceanfront Hawaii property on Oahu’s fabled North Shore, public records show. The Oakland native, who helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII, purchased a 2,831-square-foot five-bedroom, three-bedroom home that occupies a 9,516-square-foot parcel of land in the Mokuleia area of Waialua for $1.1 million. The property has a total assessed Read more…


Once facing demolition, Palm Desert’s Miles C. Bates house has officially been saved. All it took was a community movement called “Save the Wave,” a circus-like auction and a painstaking restoration to unlock its former glory. Famous for its flamboyant wave-like roof, the Midcentury gem enjoys a storied past in the desert city. It was built in 1955 by Walter Read more…


As the Midcentury Modern craze rages on, the design style’s top architects remain celebrities long after their deaths. Names like Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Pierre Koenig have achieved a mythical status in the 21st century, and their homes, if properly restored, can fetch a fortune. Monique Lombardelli is obsessed with another star of the era, developer Joseph Eichler, and Read more…


Say what you will about this outlandish home owned by Dr. Phil’s family trust — and the rest of the internet certainly did when the listing went viral last month — but the bizarre abode just sold for its full asking price of $5.75 million. Thousands weighed in online after The Times first reported the listing in January, positing that Read more…


That was fast. In the posh Westside neighborhood of Little Holmby, the marital home of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman has sold for $6.7 million after about a month on the market. The couple, both movie stars at the time, bought the regal manor as newlyweds in the 1940s, and Wyman retained the home following their divorce in 1949. The Read more…


While competing in his first All-Star Game, Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker found time over the weekend to list his Arizona home for sale. The Paradise Valley estate is up for grabs at $4.195 million, records show. The contemporary digs sit about 15 miles northeast of Talking Stick Resort Arena, where the Suns play. Booker bought the home three years Read more…