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Hidden Hills' top home sales of 2017 were a yearlong celebrity affair

Hidden Hills, which is arguably L.A.’s most elite suburb, has really caught on only within the last few decades. Developed as a gated community in the 1950s by architect A.E. Hanson, the celeb-riddled neighborhood now plays host to roughly 2,000 residents, including Miley Cyrus and Tom Selleck....

Film director Niki Caro wraps up a quick sale in the Hollywood Hills

Call it a short shoot for Niki Caro. The New Zealand-born director, who has helmed such films as “Whale Rider” and “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” has sold her home in Hollywood Hills West after about a month on the market. The two-bedroom cottage, built in 1938, went for $1.405 million, or more than $200,000...

California had 77 of the country's 100 most expensive ZIP Codes for home sales last year, report says

A year-end report from real estate database PropertyShark has confirmed what every Angeleno already knows: California is a really expensive place to live. The analysis, which surveyed the priciest ZIP Codes in the country based on median home sales prices, found that California holds 77 of the...

Musician Ziggy Marley finds a new place to jam in Toluca Lake

Reggae musician Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, is adding to his real estate portfolio. The “Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers” front man, who also owns a Mediterranean mansion in Beverly Hills, has bought a spacious Spanish-stle estate in Toluca Lake through a trust for $5.55 million, The home...

NBA star Chris Paul closes a door in the San Fernando Valley

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, who last night squared off against his former Clippers team and then some, has sold a home in Woodland Hills for $1.95 million. He bought the property four years ago for $1.775 million, records show. Set behind fences and gates on half an acre of grounds,...

‘Snowfall’ producer Dave Andron pays full price for a new construction in Venice

Producer and writer Dave Andron, whose credits include the shows “Justified” and “Snowfall,” has found his latest star: a newly constructed contemporary pad in Venice. The three-bedroom spot hit the market in July for $1.985 million, records show. Andron paid the asking price. The wood-accented...

Billionaire Thomas Tull lists a small village in Thousand Oaks for $85 million

Thomas Tull, founder and former chief executive of Legendary Entertainment, and wife Alba Tull are listing their 33-plus-acre compound in Thousand Oaks for sale at $85 million. At that price, the private and gated estate in the North Ranch area is rubbing elbows with the high-priced mansions that...

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen pick up the house next door in Santa Monica

Actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen appear to have found a new spot in a familiar neighborhood. A trust linked to the couple recently paid $5.15 million, or $350,000 over asking, for a home in Santa Monica. Sitting on a leafy lot of about half an acre, the traditional-style home sits next door...

Paul Marciano picks up a designer-dressed condominium in West Hollywood

Paul Marciano, cofounder of the Guess clothing brand, has bought a condominium in West Hollywood for $1.36 million. He made the purchase through a corporate entity, records show. Found within a remodeled 14-story building, the two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit features such details as raised ceilings...

Happy 50th Birthday, Nick!

He probably thought he was in the clear now and got away with it slipping past unnoticed on the blog…but no suck luck.  This weekend one of our own turned 50!  50!  FIFTY!  What?!  That’s pretty old, dude! Happiest of birthdays, Nick...Show More Summary

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham is back looking for a buyer in Brentwood

Following a six-month hiatus, Lindsey Buckingham has put a newly built home in Brentwood back on the market at its original $22.5 million asking price. That’s one way to refresh a listing. The longtime Fleetwood Mac member bought the property five years ago for $5.8 million, but the new build was...

Another year, another price point for comedian and actor Russell Peters

Seems comedian-actor Russell Peters could be getting serious about selling. He has reduced the asking price on a Malibu estate linked to him through a trust to $8.8 million. Peters had listed the more than an acre property in 2016 at $11.95 million. Remodeled and expanded since it was built in...

Home of the week: Loring House in Hollywood Hills West offers pristine example of boxcar design

This modernist residence in Hollywood Hills West is a pristine example of boxcar design, a style developed by the home’s architect, Richard Neutra, in the late 1950s and ’60s. Named the Loring House for its onetime owner, choreographer Eugene Loring, the 1958-built home was later expanded by Escher...

Hot Property: It’s the time of the season

Wait for it. Many of those celebrity houses that didn’t find buyers last year will be reintroduced to the market very soon — at new and reduced prices. This week’s sampling includes one such home in Pacific Palisades owned by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Kevin Nealon. Yes, it’s safe to safe the...

NBA forward Solomon Hill scores a fresh contemporary on the Westside

Though a torn hamstring has kept him off the court this season, New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill is making moves. The 26-year-old has bought a contemporary home in the Westside community of Palms for $2.3 million. The 3,481-square-foot house, built in 2014, has high ceilings, white oak...

Four $24-million-and-up home sales capped off L.A.'s luxury market in December

A flurry of sales of $24 million or more capped off another year of high-end real estate transactions in Los Angeles County. Among December’s biggest deals was the onetime home of a noted filmmaker, a newly built spec mansion and an ocean-view estate bought by one of TV’s biggest competition judges....

That sky-high asking price for a luxury home? Don't take it to the bank

There is a rule of thumb among real estate agents that if a property is priced fairly, it should sell in about a month and within 5% of the asking price. It rarely works out that way at the high end. A median-priced home in Los Angeles County does indeed sell at or above the asking price within...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Calabasas is a perk-filled haven that gives celebrities their space

Calabasas, home to some of the biggest stars in sports, music, and reality TV, has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a dusty El Camino Real crossroads named after a spilled wagonload of ripe pumpkins. At the time that possibly apocryphal incident occurred in the 1800s, western San Fernando...

What $400,000 buys right now in three Riverside communities

Here’s a look at what roughly $400,000 buys right now in the downtown, Magnolia Center and La Sierra communities in Riverside. DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE: Built in 1910, this Victorian-style home features period details such as a claw-footed tub and a full mirrored bar in the dining area. Address: 3820...

At $24.5 million, Angelina Jolie's big splash was Los Feliz's top home sale last year

The scenic hillsides of Los Feliz come from shaky beginnings, but since then, the neighborhood’s allure has grown. Home buyers love the views of Griffith Park, architects love the challenges presented by the rugged lots and Los Feliz has grown into a hot spot filled with luxury mansions and architectural...

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