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Vintage Ventura: Victorian-Gothic church turned bed and breakfast is looking for new owner

When people say they “raised their children in the church,” you might assume religious practices were a priority. But the owners of this property on East Main Street in Ventura literally raised their family in a former church. Known as the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church when it was built in...

What $1.5 million buys right now in three San Diego communities

Here’s a look at what roughly $1.5 million buys right now in the Carmel Valley, La Jolla and Point Loma communities in San Diego. CARMEL VALLEY: This Cape Cod-style charmer on a cul-de-sac features interior upgrades such as acacia-wood floors, crown molding and a steel farmhouse sink. Address:...

Neighborhood Spotlight: La Crescenta-Montrose is a Mayberry on the edge of an update

Nestled between the much larger San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys lies the unincorporated community of La Crescenta-Montrose. Its first European name was La Cañada Valley, so named after the 5,000-acre spread of Ignacio Coronel, a Los Angeles schoolteacher whose exploits as a cavalry officer...

Well Done, Grandaddy

Jay Thompson retires from Zillow? NO WAY!?!? The real estate world is abuzz today after hearing the news that the Grandaddy of real estate blogging has decided to retire from his Zillow gig. Our good friend and mentor, Jay Thompson, has decided to stop and smell the roses. Show More Summary

New Sacramento King Iman Shumpert scores a fresh contemporary home in Studio City

Pro basketball player Iman Shumpert and singer-actress Teyana Taylor, whose VH1 reality show “Teyana & Iman” is set to premier in March, have bought a home in Studio City for $2.996 million. Competed last year, contemporary-style house is visually dramatic with offset rooflines and a monochromatic...

Supermodel Rachel Hunter gives it another go in Hollywood Hills West

Rachel Hunter is testing the market in Hollywood Hills West once more. After listing her English Country-style estate in 2016 for a tad less than $5 million, the model-actress is putting it back on the market for $4.5 million. The two-story home sits behind gates and hedges on a quarter of an acre...

Music producer Jay Landers looks to tune up a sale in Beverly Hills Post Office

Veteran music producer and executive Jay Landers and his wife, Despina, have listed their home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for sale at $4.195 million. Set atop a knoll, on a private cul-de-sac, the country Traditional home was once owned by Landers’ father, late music publisher Hal Landers....

‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Katee Sackhoff blasts off from her chic spot in Marina del Rey

Katee Sackhoff, the actress known for her role in the sci-fi show “Battlestar Galactica,” has sold her home in the Silver Strand section of Marina del Rey for $2.7 million. The three-story house takes advantage of its beach proximity with a rooftop deck offering ocean views. Inside, the 3,797 square...

Android creator Andy Rubin seeks $34.6 million for Bay Area home and vineyard

It makes sense that the creator of Android would have a home with a vineyard rather than an apple orchard. A corporate entity managed by Andy Rubin, who’s credited with the creation and development of Android, has put this contemporary vineyard estate in the Bay Area on the market for $34.6 million....

James Widdoes of ‘Animal House’ is ready to rush a buyer for Beverly Hills home

James Widdoes, who starred as fraternity president Robert Hoover in the 1978 film “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” has listed his home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for sale at $4.075 million. Built in 1979, the white- and blue-trimmed Traditional home is set on a sloping lot of more...

Former White House staffer looks to sell his Malibu estate with celebrity pedigree

William Lynch, a former White House staffer who served under four presidents, has put his oceanfront home in Malibu on the market for $7.995 million. In addition to its 55 feet of beach frontage, the property also sports a celebrity-filled ownership history. The house was originally built in 1993...

NBA all-star David Lee eyes a big score for West Hollywood condo

David Lee is taking another shot in West Hollywood. The two-time NBA all-star has relisted his massive condominium at the Sierra Towers for $18.495 million, down from $22.5 million last year. Three contiguous units were combined to create the residence, which takes up a half-floor within the 31-story...

Actress Alex Meneses seeks $4.5 million for newly built Traditional in Encino

Alex Meneses, whose credits include everything from “Everybody Loves Raymond” to “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” is hoping for a big return in Encino. The actress has put her Cape Cod-inspired Traditional home on the market for $4.499 million. The newly built spread sits on a roughly half-acre...

Singer Michael Feinstein lands historic Cravens Estate in Pasadena for $7 million

A home with a rich history has sold to a man who plans to keep it that way. The John S. Cravens estate, a 1930s mansion set on Millionaire’s Row in Pasadena, has been purchased by musician Michael Feinstein for $7 million. The dignified estate boasts nearly 20,000 square feet of elegant flourishes...

Pro golfer Trevor Immelman tees up a home sale in Florida

There’s plenty of space to putt, chip and even drive outside the Florida home that pro golfer Trevor Immelman just sold for $3.18 million. The roughly one-acre property, which centers on a custom-built mansion of 10,701 square feet, is fittingly located near a golf course in Windermere’s Isleworth...

What’s behind door No. 1? It’s Monty Hall’s house

The longtime home of “Let’s Make a Deal” game show host Monty Hall and his wife, producer Marilyn Hall, is for sale in Beverly Hills at $6.399 million. Built in the 1920s in classic Mediterranean style, the nearly 4,000-square-foot house has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, according...

Longtime home of actors Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys hits Westwood market

The longtime home of actors Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys has come on the market in Westwood for the first time in more than 60 years. A family trust is the seller and is asking price $2.875 million. Set up from the street, the Traditional-style two-story was built in 1936. Hardwood floors,...

My Favorite Room: Natasha Leggero lets herself get lost in the forest

Like a well-developed character, a room in actress Natasha Leggero’s home requires personality, history and, of course, a name. Meet “The Lodge,” the woodland-themed living room in Leggero’s 3,000-square-foot Silver Lake home that garnered its title and vision after a visit to Yosemite’s Majestic...

‘Gotham’ star Michael Chiklis catches a buyer for his Sherman Oaks estate

Michael Chiklis, the actor known for his television roles on “The Shield” and “Gotham,” has ended his search for a home buyer in Sherman Oaks, selling his house on about half an acre for $4.778 million. The sale price is the highest ever for a property in the 91403 ZIP Code, according to real estate...

X Games star Nyjah Huston gets $3.2 million for sweet San Juan Capistrano spread

Professional skateboarder Nyjah Huston has officially parted ways with his home in San Juan Capistrano, selling the pueblo-inspired contemporary for $3.2 million. The 23-year-old X Games star first put the walled and gated house on the market about three year sago for $3.48 million, The Times exclusively...

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