Third Street Promenade Turns 25, LA’s Best Organization Stores, Anine Bing on West Third

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SANTA MONICA: Third Street Promenade turns 25 years old next month. To toast its quarter-life anniversary, Racked shares before and after photos of the groundbreaking outdoor shopping center and reveals the Promenade’s KCRW-powered birthday plans. CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best organization stores. Highlights include the Original Farmers Market’s new Container Store, MUJI in Hollywood, and Poketo […]

Apartments Replacing Old Mansion By Schindler House in WeHo

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A five-story residential building proposed for West Hollywood’s tony Kings Road—it would replace an 86-year-old mansion that sits across from the Schindler House—faces the design review subcommittee tomorrow, WeHoville reports. The 34-unit project (with five affordable units) won accolades from the city’s urban designer, Stephanie Reich, who was enraptured by the massing; sustainability; landscaping; and […]

Ke$ha Buys Shockingly Classy Venice Bungalow for $1.65MM

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When you think of where musician, rebel, and headdress-wearer Ke$ha might live, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not a 1920s bungalow with French doors, an “arbor covered spa,” or an outdoor fireplace. The LA Times say that the “Tik Tok” and “Timber” singer has indeed just purchased this very laid-back three-bedroom, two-bathroom Spanish-style house in […]

Remodeled Modern in Brentwood Asking $6.5 Million

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This showily pristine house in Brentwood was originally built in 1947 and for many years, as the listing notes, belonged to composer Meredith Wilson, who wrote The Music Man and the score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. His widow appears to have sold the property a few years ago for $2.6 million and now the whole thing has […]

Katie Holmes and Suri’s New McMansion in Calabasas

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TMZ announced that today that Katie Holmes and the much-loved/-feared Suri Cruise have returned to Southern California after years in New York: Holmes just closed last week on a house in Calabasas, according to Red fin, paying $3.795 million for six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a guesthouse, a pool, fire pit, outdoor kitchenette, and a […]

Albert Brooks Acquires Santa Monica ‘Cape Cod’

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Oscar-nominated actor/writer/director Albert Brooks (“Finding Nemo,” “Drive,” “Taxi Driver”) sold a large house in Bel Air in October 2012 for $6.275 million. The two-plus acre estate, in the same swank neck of the mountains as the mansion Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have on the market for $12.995 million, was previously owned by both Merv […]

Cinema on the Streets Fridays in Santa Monica

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Break out the blankets and beach chairs, but check those umbrellas at the door… the outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on Third Street Promenade with a full slate of films across the genre spectrum. In celebration of Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary, the series […]

Just SOLD! 22266 Buena Ventura Street

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I’m proud to announce the close of escrow at 22266 Buena Ventura Street in Woodland Hills. It was my pleasure to represent the happy new homeowners. See the remarks on the property from when it was listed for sale: Tranquil home South of the Blvd. on one of the best streets west of San Feliciano. […]

Just Sold: 11706 Montana Ave #308

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I am pleased to announce the recent sale of a pretty condo I had listed at 11706 Montana Avenue #308 in the heart of Brentwood! It sold at it’s listing price: $768,000. Fantastic location north of San Vicente Bl, in the heart of Brentwood Village!This Penthouse corner unit was the model unit in 1974, with […]

Zillow and Trulia to merge in $3.5 billion stock deal

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Zillow and Trulia are the largest home-listing providers that aren’t Realtor-owned Multiple Listing Services. The industry giants are going to merge in a $3.5 billion stock deal. Zillow and Trulia aren’t MLSs, which have the most listings in the country. A Zillow executive told a crowd of real estate agents at a Inman Real Estate Connect event […]