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Onetime Cher, Eddie Murphy haunt in Beverly Hills asking nearly $70 million

Back in the days when hair was big, Cher spent her share of time strutting the halls of a Beverly Hills mansion that has come on the market at $69.995 million. The pop superstar and “Moonstruck” Oscar winner sold in 1988 to actor Eddie Murphy — the asking price then was $6.3 million. With that...

Floyd Mayweather lands a spot in Beverly Hills' top home sales of 2017

The storied history of Beverly Hills begins with a stream-fed pool that the Tongva people called “The Gathering of the Waters” and ends with an ecosystem of luxury defined by famous streets, iconic hotels and ritzy mansions. Now, the 90210 is a city filled with homes as luxurious as anywhere in...

Hot Property: If walls could talk

It’s been said that every home tells a story. We’d argue that some tell more than one. This week’s collection includes a Pacific Palisades place that’s had two rounds of celebrity ownership and a Bel-Air estate with 80 continuous years of Hollywood history. Want to take a look inside a celebrity...

Comedian Chelsea Handler seeks $11.5 million for her gated Bel-Air home

Talk show host, comedian and producer Chelsea Handler has listed her home in Bel-Air for sale at $11.5 million. The contemporary-style two-story, built in 1964, sits on more than half an acre of walled and gated grounds with a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a pizza oven. The 5,572-square-foot...

Outfielder Nori Aoki's new home in the O.C. mirrors his first MLB stadium

Professional baseball player Nori Aoki, who has played for a handful of MLB teams during his baseball career, has paid about $2.456 million for a new home base in Newport Beach. The outfielder’s new digs mirror the stadium of his first American team, the Milwaukee Brewers. Just as Miller Park features...

Anthony Kiedis’ former home in Hollywood Hills hits the market with a new look

Fresh off a comprehensive redesign, the former Hollywood Hills home of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Kiedis has come on the market for $3.299 million. The contemporary home is “Californication” materialized, offering views of the Hollywood sign and Griffith Park from balconies, terraces...

Former Fox Music head Robert Kraft seeks a buyer for Encino house

Robert Kraft, the former president of Fox Music and founder of Kraftbox Entertainment, has listed his home in Encino for sale at $$2.499 million. The Traditional-style two-story, built in 1937 and well maintained, sits behind hedges and a gated driveway on slightly more than a third of an acre....

Reality Realty: First the bling, then the ka-ching, when flipping homes in Las Vegas

Precarious risk-reward ratios, playing the odds, hitting the jackpot: HGTV’s decision to launch a Las Vegas spinoff of its “Flip or Flop” franchise was a sure bet. Hosted by husband-and-wife team Bristol and Aubrey Marunde, “Flip or Flop Vegas” begins its second season in March. Bristol is a contractor,...

What $750,000 buys right now in three Orange County communities

Here’s a look at what roughly $750,000 buys right now in the Orange County cities of Fullerton and Yorba Linda and the unincorporated Orange Park Acres. FULLERTON: Blending original details with contemporary finishes, this 1960s home opens up to a backyard with a brick patio and citrus trees. Address:...

Music exec Ron Fair hauls in about $8.12 million for Brentwood compound

The final price tag ended up more than $7 million shy of what they originally asked, but veteran music executive Ron Fair and his wife, singer-actress Stefanie Ridel, finally have a home sale in Brentwood. The couple’s gated compound sold last week for roughly $8.12 million — a far cry from the...

Jimmy Rollins hits one into the stratosphere in Encino’s luxury home market

Former professional baseball player Jimmy Rollins has circled the bases on a record home sale. A trust tied to the onetime Phillies and Dodgers shortstop has bought a gated estate in Encino for $10.65 million, setting a new record for the community. The sale is also among the highest ever recorded...

L.A. art collectors to auction off Frederick Fisher-designed compound in Idaho

In the middle of Idaho’s Sun Valley, set on about 19 aspen-filled acres along the Bigwood River, a modern barn-inspired compound is aiming for $11 million — at least. The sprawling architectural retreat, owned by Los Angeles-based art collectors Jake and Ruth Bloom, was originally listed for sale...

Lakers trustee Janie Buss lands a newly built contemporary in Manhattan Beach

It pays to be a Buss. Janie Buss, part-owner in the Los Angeles Lakers and younger sister of team President Jeanie Buss, has bought a new contemporary home in Manhattan Beach for $6.5 million, records show. The multilevel house, designed and built in 2017 by Steve Lazar of Lazar Design+Build, sits...

‘Chelsea Lately’ producer Johnny Milord lands a charming spot in Del Rey

Longtime “Chelsea Lately” producer Johnny Milord has picked up a charming bungalow in Del Rey, paying $1.325 million for the three-bedroom spot. Milord must’ve liked what he saw; the sale price was about $150,000 more than what the home listed for in October. A white picket fence lines the lot,...

Former Dodger Mark Grudzielanek bids farewell to ocean-view town home in Cardiff

Retired Major Leaguer Mark Grudzielanek, whose MLB career included five years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has parted ways with his oceanview town home in the Encinitas beach community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The home sold in December for $1.56 million, or about $230,000 less than the original...

Frank Sinatra’s former row house woos a buyer in Hoboken, N.J.

Start spreading the news. A former Hoboken, N.J., row house where music icon Frank Sinatra lived as a teenager has sold after three months on the market for $1.68 million. Ol’ Blue Eyes’ old home sports a brownstone exterior. Inside, roughly 1,900 square feet of living spaces are accented by hardwood...

Artist Jordan Wolfson pays over asking for midcentury home in Los Feliz

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we’re guessing Jordan Wolfson found a lot to like in this airy post-and-beam residence in Los Feliz. The thought-provoking artist bought the midcentury home for $1.72 million, or roughly $320,000 more than the asking price. The Ray V. Otero-designed home,...

'Zoolander' producer Stuart Cornfeld lists pristine Streamline Moderne in Hollywood Hills

Film producer and actor Stuart Cornfeld and his wife, performance artist Johanna Went, have listed their home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.65 million. Set above the famed Chateau Marmont, the three-story house is a stellar example of Streamline Moderne design. Built in the 1930s, the house...

'Entourage' creator Doug Ellin directs a price chop in Beverly Hills

He’s taking $1 million off the top. Doug Ellin, the creator of HBO’s “Entourage,” has relisted his Beverly Hills mansion for $8.995 million after failing to find a buyer for $9.995 million when it first listed in the fall. Not to worry. The two-story home cost him $5.93 million in 2008, according...

Tom Petty’s stone retreat on Lake Sherwood returns at $5.495 million

A retreat near Thousand Oaks owned by late rocker Tom Petty at the time of his death is on the market for $5.495 million. It was previously offered last year at $5.895 million. Set at the end of a steep road on a private cul-de-sac, the rustic home on Lake Sherwood has three bedrooms, three bathrooms...

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