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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas List Their Home in Hancock Park

It seems that as goes the marriage, so goes the real estate. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, who filed for divorce last year, have recently listed their splendid Mediterranean Revival estate in Hancock Park for a princely sum: $16.1 million. I have to say this is an emotional one for me, not because the stars are splitting,…

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Sandra Bullock Rents Her House Too!

You can now add Sandra Bullock to the list of celebs renting out their homes to the rank and file. Okay, maybe not the rank and file–I guess it’s more like the 1%, since she’s asking $18,500 per month for her three bedroom, three bath house in the Hollywood Hills. In the past few months, Jessica…

Kobe Bryant Sells

Kobe Bryant Sells Mansion (Finally!)

Kobe Bryant Sells Mansion: But has to drop the price by $1.5 million You win some, you lose some, even when you’re one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Injuries and other problems have plagued Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant on the court, and now less than ideal circumstances have arisen in his own…

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Ultimate Celebrity Home: Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2015

Sometimes it’s a celebrity home because a star lived there, and sometimes the house itself is the celebrity. Such is the case with the Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2015, or of any other year, really. This is the Grande Dame of all design home events, and this year’s, an English Tudor with Craftsman influences, does…

Lisa at Desk Best

Open House at the Bates Motel

When you get an invite from Vera Farmiga to an Open House at the Bates Motel, the response is not a simple “yes please,” but a “HELL YESSSSS! And what should I wear and can I bring my lovely and talented husband to snap a photo or two?” This time of year, with Critics Choice…

Lisa on 2's Q&A With Lisa Johnson Mandell

Editor’s Note: Every now and then a publication will do a feature on me and I’m grateful for them all, but I particularly loved this one on, because I felt it really captured the essence of what Lisa Johnson Mandell, and, are all about. They have my eternal gratitude for running this.   Q&A…

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The Winklevoss Twins Rent Their Posh Bachelor Pad

Chilling, genetically perfect Ken dolls incarnate or super savvy, All-American investors? Stop! You’re both right! The Winklevoss twins, who stormed the zeitgeist when Armie Hammer portrayed them both so well in David Fincher’s The Social Network, have just barged into the celebrity rental scene, offering their stunning, architecturally significant home in the famed Bird Streets for a staggering $110,000 per month. Compare that…

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Super Cool Rock Hudson Home for Sale

Truly, it doesn’t get any hipper than this in the Hollywood Hills–or more reasonably priced. Rock Hudson’s former home, built circular in shape to accommodate a helipad, is now on the market for just shy of $2 million.  $1.999,000 to be exact. That’s a pittance in these parts, for a home that’s been so recently renovated…

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Zooey Deschanel Buys a Manhattan Beach House

Although she may personify the “Quirky Girl” meme on camera, The New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel has just purchased a decidedly traditional Cape Cod-ish home in the seaside South Bay community of Manhattan Beach. Could it be that pending motherhood could be pushing her toward the practical? In any case, she and her fiancee, producer Jacob…

Bryan Cranston Beach House

The Bryan Cranston Beach House is Breaking Good and Green

All the while Bryan Cranston was breaking bad on TV, he was breaking good on the Ventura County coast, building a glorious and green sustainable beach house. Cranston, his wife Robin Dearden and a team of remarkable architects, designers, engineers and suppliers teamed up to create “3 Palms,” a house that ranks among the most remarkable green homes ever built in…

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