The Raymond Burr Estate, built in 1923, sits on just under 2 ½ acres of private park-like grounds above Hollywood Boulevard. The Mediterranean estate is a unique listing to say the least! It’s definitely over the top and filled with a lot of … stuff. The 3-level home has 7,486 square feet of living space; a detached 1,211 square foot recording studio/office; and over 1,412 square feet of warehouse space. There is also a pool, great views, and extensive grounds.
The Staller House, designed by Richard Neutra in 1955, is sited on a gated and private lot in prime Bel Air. The 6,674 square foot residence was respectfully restored by award winning architect Lorcan O’Herlihy in 2001 and features 4 bedrooms and 7 baths including a spacious master suite and his & hers baths. There is a 4,200 bottle refrigerated wine tasting room, ample storage space, spectacular city and ocean views, and a gorgeous pool on over an acre lot.
Vidal Sassoon and wife Ronnie purchased Richard Neutra’s Singleton House in 2004 for $6 million. But just two weeks after closing, part of the roof collapsed, and a few months later a huge chunk of the property slid into the neighbor’s yard… They ended up completely remodeling the home and then listing it for $20M in 2007…
In 2006, Jon Platt, Tony Award-winning producer of “Angels in America” and the about-to-open “Book of Mormon” purchased Frank Gehry’s Schnabel House in Brentwood. Platt spent four years remodeling the home, which was originally built in 1989 on a commission from Rockwell Schnabel, former ambassador to Finland and the European Union, and his wife Marna Schnabel, who briefly worked as an architect with Gehry. The home is one of Gehry’s last single family residences.
This mid-century modern built in 1960 has a quintessential California indoor/outdoor flow with a wall of sliding glass that opens to a spacious deck with incredible views of the canyon and city lights.
These fantastic shots of Steve McQueen and his first wife actress Neile Adams were photographed by LIFE’s John Dominis over a three-week period in 1963. The photos were taken at their Palm Springs home, designed by William Krisel, built by Alexander Construction Company.
Jennifer Aniston is selling her Hal Levitt residence in Beverly Hills for 42 million. At least, that’s the asking price! We featured Aniston’s Hall Levitt Remodel last summer. If you recall, she purchased the incredible home for $13.5 million in 2006 and then spent over two and a half years renovating it with the help of designer Stephen Shadley.
This celebrity-owned home is now in foreclosure, which means it’s a great opportunity to buy a large, ultra-private home in prime Silver Lake!
I’m always learning something new about the incredible architectural history in Silver Lake. I had no idea, for example, that Anaïs Nin lived right on Hildalgo Avenue from 1962 until 1977, when she passed away at age 73.
Last summer Take Sunset wrote about the Dennis Hopper Compound in Venice. It’s still on the market and has undergone a price drop from $6.245 to $5.8. And now a number of the late actor’s important pieces of art, memorabilia, furniture, and decorative objects are being offered at Christie’s in New York, Jan. 11 – 12.