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Monterey Colonial by Roland Coate sits in the original Busch Gardens

This Monterey Colonial, designed by Roland E. Coate, is rooted in Pasadena tradition. The stately two-story sits on what was once part of Busch Gardens, a park built more than a century ago by brewing magnate Adolphus Busch. Fittingly, a feature of the 1950s home is a balcony embellished in lacy...

Sportscaster Jim Rome seeks $14 million for his custom digs in Shady Canyon

Jim Rome, host of the syndicated sports radio show “The Jim Rome Show,” is ready to turn the dial on his home in Irvine, listing the custom-built mansion for sale at $13.995 million. The Italian villa-style home, built in 2007, sits on nearly an acre in the Shady Canyon community. Outdoors it includes...

Hot Property: Now you see it, now you don't

Say what? We're shaking our heads this week over some Southern California real estate offerings, which is OK because we needed the post-Thanksgiving exercise. In an "Is that Photoshopped?" moment, we stumbled across the listing for actor Bob Newhart's old address - except we couldn't recognize...

'Real Housewife' Lea Black lists her polished pad in Hollywood Hills West

Another day, another “Real Housewife” is making a real estate move in L.A. This time it’s Lea Black of “Real Housewives of Miami” and her husband, attorney Roy Black, who have put their home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $2.895 million. Built in 1959 and since renovated, the Midcentury...

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick buys New York condo for $3.21 million

Putting his home in San Jose on the market isn’t the only move Colin Kaepernick is making these days. Earlier this year, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback paid $3.21 million for a condominium in the TriBeCa area of New York City, property records show. Located within the One York Street building,...

Homes in Eagle Rock, La Canada Flintridge and Topanga for about $900,000

What does $900,000 buy in L.A. County’s real estate market? In Eagle Rock, a newly built contemporary; in La Cañada Flintridge, a cozy ranch home; and in Topanga, a two-house compound. Here’s a more detailed look: EAGLE ROCK: A wall of bi-folding doors extends the living space outside at this newly...

The sky's the limit at newly built modern home in Palms

Walls of glass, balconies and an atrium stairway to the roof bring natural light into this newly built house in the Palms-Mar Vista area. Panoramic views capture the mountains and cityscape. A detached container provides additional space for an office or bonus room. Address: 3523 Greenfield Ave.,...

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander buy Kenny G's former home in Beverly Crest

As their wedding day approaches, it appears Kate Upton and Justin Verlander have settled on a marital home — at least, during the offseason. The model-actress and professional ballplayer recently paid $5.25 million for an estate behind gates in Beverly Crest, The Times has confirmed. With the purchase,...

Christian Audigier's English Tudor in Windsor Square lists for $3.3 million

Another home owned by the estate of late fashion designer and marketer Christian Audigier has come to market, this time in historic Windsor Square, for $3.299 million. Audigier, who helped popularize the clothing brands Von Dutch and Ed Hardy, owned a collection of homes at the time of death last...

Royals great Kevin Appier is ready to play ball for 185-acre ranch in Kansas

Retired pitcher Kevin Appier, whose 16-year career began and ended with the Kansas City Royals, has put his sprawling ranch in Paola, Kan., on the market for $4.5 million. Located roughly 45 miles south of Kansas City, the ranch includes a log cabin-style main house, a historic horse barn, a manager’s...

49ers' Colin Kaepernick puts his Bay Area home up for sale at $2.9 million

In a sign that his days in San Francisco may be numbered, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has put his home in San Jose up for sale at $2.895 million. Kaepernick, who can opt out of his contract at season’s end after restructuring it in October, bought the house two years ago for $2.7 million....

Storybook standout adds a touch of whimsy to its Mid-Wilshire neighborhood

The Storybook architectural style, which was popularized in the U.S. and England in the 1920s, still has a toehold in Westside neighborhoods. The rolled eaves, turret entry and irregular rooflines of this Mid-Wilshire example are paired with flower gardens to complete the whimsical picture.  Address: 1333...

Onetime home of 'Laura' director Otto Preminger is for sale in Sherman Oaks

A former home of film noir director Otto Preminger, known for the movie mysteries “Laura” (1944) and “Fallen Angel” (1945), is for sale in Sherman Oaks for $2.195 million. Preminger isn’t the only Hollywood tie to the property. Previous residents of the Spanish-style house include “Return of the...

A peek inside mega-producer Joel Silver's $57.5-million compound in Malibu

The Malibu home of blockbuster producer Joel Silver, whose credits include the “Lethal Weapon,” “Die Hard” and “Matrix” franchises, is on the market for $57.5 million, and new photos have offered up a glimpse inside the oceanfront spread. Tucked behind gates in the Carbon Beach area, the 1930s...

Newly built Spanish house in Cheviot Hills adheres to its classic roots

High ceilings, bright interiors and an open floor plan distinguish this newly built Spanish-style home from its vintage neighbors. Character details include a red tile roof, wrought iron railings and graceful interior arches.  Address: 2607 Patricia Ave., Los Angeles 90064 Price: $3.49 million...

Modern wave house makes a splash in Venice

Tucked amid the bohemian landscape of Venice, this modern residence was designed to evoke wave-like movement. Layers of white aluminum and stained cedar blocks provide an undulating shell that appears to envelop the home, aptly called the Wave House. The dramatic design shelters a swimming pool...

Mel Gibson seeks $1.75 million for cottage and acreage in Agoura Hills

A rural property owned by actor-director Mel Gibson is on the market in Agoura Hills for $1.75 million. The property is at the ended of a gated road and near the Holy Family Church, a private chapel affiliated with a Gibson-funded nonprofit foundation. The roughly 87-acre setting includes mature...

'Voice Australia' host Darren McMullen sells pied-à-terre in West Hollywood

Television and radio host Darren McMullen of “The Voice Australia” fame has sold his pied-à-terre in a historic West Hollywood building for the asking price of $950,000. Found within the Colonial House, a 1930s building designed by noted architect Leland Bryant, the one-bedroom condominium has...

'Office' alum Melora Hardin sells her charming Spanish Revival in Glendale

Actors Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson have sold their Glendale home of more than a decade for $855,000. Built in 1928, the Spanish Revival-style house is full of fanciful details. Among features of note are ornate accents, hand-painted wood details and vintage ironwork. The centerpiece living...

Former Niner Vernon Davis looks to catch a buyer for his Bay Area home

Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, now with the Washington Redskins, has put his home in San Jose on the market for $2.849 million. Sited on a hillside of more than an acre, the three-story Mediterranean takes in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and city lights. The...

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