Venice is the Site of the New Emilia Clarke House
Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen may have her sites set on moving to Westeros and claiming the Iron Throne, but real life actress Emilia Clarke has just bought an ultra modern lair in Venice, CA, for $4.64 million. Although it has only two bedrooms, there’s a 30-foot dragon bath, er, swimming pool, so she can take care of her fire-breathing charges when they swoop in for a visit.
The lusciously Art Deco Johnny Depp Penthouse condos in downtown L.A. are being snapped up quickly
So we’re walking from the subway to the Ace Hotel recently to catch the L.A. Times‘ presidential debate watching party, and we pass by the most stunning turquoise and gold Art Deco building I’ve ever seen. “Wait a minute,” I cried, glancing up to see the four-sided clock tower on top of the Eastern Columbia Building. “I know this place! This is where the Johnny Depp penthouse condos are located! I wonder if any of the five are still available?”
The Barry Manilow beach house was one of the hottest spots north of Havana when he bought it in 2003, but in 2012, he realized he probably could smile without it and perhaps wanted to spend more weekends in New England, so he sold it for $5.5 million.
Not that there was anything wrong with the property, but the new owners recently brought in prominent architect Darren Domingue of Domicile Design to remodel the remarkable residence. Now bigger and better than ever, the home is on the market for $16,750,000.
You too can live like a movie mogul in the famed Warner Mansion
If the Warner Mansion looks familiar, it’s probably because you recently say it playing the role of O.J. Simpson‘s home in the Emmy-winning series The People v. O.J. Simpson. In real life, it’s the legendary Beverly Hills estate built by Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner, and it just arrived on the market at $40 million.
Quick! Name an award-winning design firm that has created homes purchased by actors including Jane Lynch, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, as well clothing designers (who know a thing or two about style) like Tom Ford, James Perse and Trina Turk. If the name Marmol Radziner didn’t come to mind immediately, it would have in a second.
We Are X documents flamboyant X Japan drummer and founder Yoshiki in his efforts break into the American market
by James Mandell
Credited for bringing metal-head culture and spectacle to Japanese audiences in the late 80’s, X Japan, billed as “the world’s biggest band you’ve never heard of,” was revered for their high energy performances and melodic anthems. They sold 30 million albums and reset the bar for decades to come. Yoshiki, their flamboyant drummer and group leader, performed with huge arm and body movements, delivering volleys of blasting beats that powered the band to greatness. He was also their songwriter and keyboardist, a quintessential showman with remarkable stamina who left it all on the stage in the wake of adoring fans who revered his every move.
I am truly amazed by the power of a toasted cheese sandwich–even in Beverly Hills. That was the differentiating factor in an open house that eventually garnered more than $5.5 million for a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,304-square-foot house built in 1924 and untouched for over 45 years. That was almost a half-million more than the original asking price, a record-setting $2,453 per square foot, in less than two weeks.
The Agency’s fabulous open house party was a true Mid Summer’s Night Dream.
When you live in the greater Los Angeles area, where multimillion-dollar mansions are de rigueur, an agent needs to do something off the charts to grab attention. And that’s exactly what The Agency’s Emil Hartoonian, James Harris, and David Parnes (the latter two of Million Dollar Listing LA fame) recently did: they threw an outrageously lavish open house party to introduce a $15 million estate in The Oaks of Calabasas, and I was able to write about it for Realtor.com. I’m telling you, it was the best ‘open house’ I’ve ever attended, and I’ve attended thousands.
Peter Gallagher lists his Brentwood home and understandably cuts the price twice
Whether I’ve watched him as Deputy Chief William Dodds on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” or Sandy Cohen on “The O.C.,” I’ve always thought Peter Gallagher has a sort of arresting presence. Soon, however, he won’t be much of an arresting presence in Brentwood, as he and his wife, Paula Harwood, are attempting to sell their six bedroom, four and a half bath home for $5.25 million. They listed it in February for $6 million, then cut the price twice to arrive at it’s current level.