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The Bob Hope Estate in Toluca Lake Estate Finally Sells—to Billionaire Ron Burkle

The Bob Hope Estate sells to someone who vows not to build 15 houses on the property.  Local residents are breathing a collective sigh of relief now that the Bob Hope Estate in Toluca Lake has finally sold to someone who appreciates its legacy and has vowed to preserve it. The buyer is billionaire philanthropist and investor Ron Burkle,…

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Come Around Here and See the Former Tom Petty Home That’s Been Remarkably Renovated

You don’t have to live like a refugee in the house rock legend Tom Petty built in the Encino hills. In fact, the house, once plagued by fire, divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, tenants from hell, and a SWAT team invasion, has been stunningly renovated. A lucky buyer can now score the place for $5 million. If you saw what the rock ‘n’ roll…

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Hollywood Regency ‘Gone With the Wind’ House Now on the Market for $31.9 Million

  Lights, camera, action! This is a story of a classic Hollywood Regency estate meticulously restored to its former glory and historic style in Beverly Hills, CA. Owners Laurie and Mark Cohen, founder of Cohen Financial Group, bought “Gone With the Wind” actress Ann Rutherford‘s home in 2013 for $7,750,000. Then they set out to expand, renovate, and polish the home’s beautiful bones.…

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Live Like a Rock Star in These 4 LA Area Homes With Recording Studios

Take a tour of four LA area homes with recording studios that are currently on the market. Some belong to famous musicians. by Lisa Johnson Mandell Even if you aren’t an established rock star or world-renowned voice-over artist, the thought of wandering into the studio whenever inspiration strikes and laying down a track sounds like…

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Take a Look at Life in the Neil Young Topanga Canyon Retreat

Will you be helpless to resist this rustic Neil Young Topanga Canyon hilltop hideaway? If you’re looking for a home with a heart of gold, consider the Neil Young Topanga retreat. His former studio still exists there, so you can continue rockin’ in the free world in his place. In the ’60s and ’70s, this rustic area…

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The Billionaire Mansion is Beyond Anything You've Ever Seen

Bel Air’s Billionaire mansion is the ultimate luxury I’ve visited numerous memorable estates in Southern California, — the former Spelling “Manor,” Hacienda de la Paz, Greystone, the Playboy Mansion — but still I was awed and overwhelmed by the remarkable $188M Billionaire mansion, built in Bel Air on spec by handbag-mogul turned luxury developer Bruce…

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Famous McNally Mansion Provides an Elegant Map to Your Past

The guy who built the McNally Mansion played a major part in getting you to where you are now What does the McNally Mansion have to do with you? Well, remember those huge rolled up maps at the front of the classroom that your teacher would pull down in order to teach a geography or…

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THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW — A Lovely Film That Brings Attention to the Geodesic Dome Home

THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW will make you want to hug your local teenager and move into a geodesic dome home  by Lisa Johnson Mandell If ever a film were made for someone like me, whose passions involve movies/architecture/design/real estate, The House of Tomorrow is it. It’s a thoughtful coming-of-age tale of Sebastian, a teenager (Asa Butterfield) who’s lived a sheltered…

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Live in the Marvelous Malibu Pyramid House for Only $3.1 Million

The famous Malibu Pyramid House will feed your body, mind and spirit The Malibu pyramid house is now on the market in  for only the second time in its storied history, so if you have a spare $3.1 million lying around, you too can live outside the box. But the unique residence is so much more than…

Famous Former Ellen Degeneres Home Lists for $34M

Famous Former Ellen Degeneres Home Lists for $34M

You’d have to go a long way before you found a home with a Hollywood pedigree with more power than this fabled Ellen Degeneres home. The Skouras residence in Trousdale Estates was originally built in 1956 by celebrity architect Hal Leavitt and has had a number of notable owners in the past couple of decades. The fabled Beverly Hills, CA, home was restored and…

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