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

By Jack Flemming 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… Keep reading

Celebrity homes priced to sell during the holiday crush

By Neal J. Leitereg & Jack Flemming Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still a few discounts to be had. Gerald Casale of Devo fame has listed his home in Palm Desert for sale at $1.495 million. Set on about half an acre of grounds, the well-preserved midcentury home was designed and… Keep reading

Gerald Casale of Devo posts his pristine Palm Desert home for $1.5 million

By Neal J. Leitereg Gerald Casale of Devo fame has listed his home in Palm Desert for sale at $1.495 million. Set on about a half-acre of grounds, the well-preserved Midcentury home was designed and built in 1963 by architects Patten and Wild. To read the full article visit their website here. 

Former DreamWorks President Lewis W. Coleman turns a profit on upgraded Midcentury

By Jack Flemming The reviews are in: This Midcentury home in La Cañada Flintridge is a hit. Lewis W. Coleman, the former president of DreamWorks Animation, has sold the upgraded five-bedroom house for $4.35 million, or $355,000 above the asking price. To read the full article visit their website here. 

Rustic midcentury modern evokes a treehouse in Franklin Hills

By Lauren Beale A dramatic great room with an asymmetrical wood-and-truss ceiling is at the heart of this remodeled midcentury modern in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. Angled windows provide treehouse-like views; wooden accents give the rustic interiors the feel of a vintage yacht. The detached studio resembles a cube made of steel,… Keep reading

deasy / penner & partners @deasypenner