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11 Homes on the Market Bursting with Interior Design Inspiration

April 2, 2020 Anne Giordano While the word “home” often harkens to something familiar, it can also include elements that transport you far away. This lavish abode listed in Palm Desert, California is full of regal Moroccan influences, both in its aesthetic style with ornate tiles and in the lifestyle it promotes. With a lush courtyard and two spas, this spread is all about wellness and embracing nature. ...more

Bryan Singer Seeks $16.5 Million for Malibu Vacation House

By James McClainApril 21, 2020 Summer is practically here, and some Malibu homeowners are hoping current coronavirus woes won’t be enough to dissuade buyers from investing in sunny oceanfront real estate. Prolific but legally embattled Hollywood director Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”) is one of those, having just placed a $16.5 million pricetag on his blufftop Point Dume vacation home. Singer purchased the property nearly a decade ago, ...more

This Week’s Top Real Estate Headlines

 Just like his fellow “Pod Save America” hosts, Jon Favreau has bought a home in L.A. The former presidential speechwriter shelled out $3.5 million for a posh, two-story cottage in historic Hancock Park. Meanwhile, over in the Pacific Palisades, Jennifer Love Hewitt has hoisted her contemporary bungalow up on the market for a bit more than $4 million. Considering that the actress recently purchased another ...more

Hollywood’s High-Flying Luxury Real Estate Brokers Find Themselves Grounded

With new listings in L.A. down almost 30 percent and a recent ban on in-person showings, the city’s top real estate agents have few tools left to ply their craft. But don’t expect that to slow down the most restless of the bunch, who are turning to Instagram to get them through the pandemic. She’s designed a yacht for Johnny Depp, more than a dozen ...more

Interior Designer to the Stars LM Pagano Lists Striking California Home

 Charles Hobbs The word “drama” can have a negative connotation in star-studded Los Angeles, but not at this Topanga home just listed by celebrity interior designer LM Pagano. No, the property doesn’t boast a juicy history of that kind of drama, but instead wows with its majestic surrounding vistas and commanding architecture. Striking and serene in equal parts, the rosy-gray cubist sculptural home asks $4.5 ...more

In Los Angeles, Small is a Big Trend for New Developments As the market slowed, downsized luxury condos are trending in the coming season

By Nancy A. Ruhling Although the Los Angeles condo market as a whole ended 2019 on a dramatic down note, the upper end, comprised of “boutique” developments with prices starting at more than $3 million, more than held its own. Overall, the market saw a 37.9% year-over-year decrease in sales and an average 3.4% annual fall in prices to $724 per square foot, according to ...more

The luxury leader mobilizing his troops from the comfort of a pool

Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass in Beverly Hills leads in the face of a widening pandemic as his city begins to shut down and his clients start to worry Inman Diaries is a weekly feature tracking the day-to-day activities of America’s leading real estate agents in their own words. This week, Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass leads in the face ...more

Laguna Beach estate with ocean-view gym lists for $15.5 million

A Laguna Beach estate listed at $15.5 million estate offers private stair access to the white sandy stretch of Victoria Beach. (Photo by Juwan Li) By SANDRA BARRERA | sbarrera@scng.com | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 2, 2020 at 12:29 p.m. | UPDATED: April 2, 2020 at 12:29 p.m. This multi-level house listed at $15.5 million has four bedrooms, an open-concept floor plan and an ocean-view gym complete with steam room and ...more

Home Tours Are Going Virtual, but Is Anybody Buying?

The new reality is transforming how real estate deals get done, if they get done at all. BY LUCY ALEXANDER ON APRIL 27, 2020 Spring is the moving season, the time of year when buyers, sellers, brokers and developers come out of hibernation and congregate in a flurry of deal-making. Except this year, when no-one is congregating anywhere. The deal-making, however, continues, for a lucky few. Brokers ...more

Myron Hunt-designed mansion in San Marino sells for more than $6 million

By SANDRA BARRERA | sbarrera@scng.com | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 21, 2020 at 3:19 p.m. | UPDATED: April 23, 2020 at 10:13 a.m. A gated Monterey Period Revival-style estate in San Marino, designed by prominent architect Myron Hunt in 1930 and extensively remodeled and updated, has sold for $6.03 million. The six-bedroom, 5,212-square-foot house fetched $130,000 over-asking price after it received “multiple offers,” said listing agent Sarah Rogers of Compass though she refused ...more