Why Hollywood A-listers Are Buying Historic Homes in Pasadena

Stars from Meryl Streep to Kristen Wiig are suddenly being drawn to the grande dame of L.A. suburbs, where it “takes an act of God” to get some residents to sell. When Meryl Streep and Kristen Wiig buy similar homes within blocks of each other in the span of a week, the question inevitably arises:… Keep reading

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

Family-Friendly Modernism In Rustic Canyon, $4.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 731 Greentree Road, Pacific Palisades Asking: $4,500,000 What: A 1949 gem by early Modernist architect Kenneth Lind in Rustic Canyon, originally dubbed The Platform House, now a 3-bed, 4-bath home reinvented by the LA/Montecito firm of Shubin Donaldson. Set on stilts to capture the view, the ground level was filled in with family-friendly entertaining spaces… Keep reading

106-year-old Silver Lake Craftsman bungalow with deep backyard seeks $1.85M

By Bianca Barragan A few blocks away from Sunset Junction, this 1911 Craftsman in Silver Lake is an easy walk to the shops and eateries on that chunk of Sunset Boulevard. The turn-of-the-century residence has its original coffered ceilings and a host of desirable touches, including white oak hardwood floors and a beautiful open kitchen with a… Keep reading

Paul R. Williams’ family residence in Lafayette Square hits the market for first time, asking $2.395M

By Pauline O’Connor On the heels of the opening of a new photo exhibit celebrating the work of Paul Revere Williams comes news that the International modern-style home the pioneering architect designed for himself and his family has just hit the market for the first time. Williams designed the house, located on a gated street in the Lafayette Square Historic Preservation… Keep reading

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