Archive for the ‘Beverly Hills’ Category

Luminous Living & Extraordinary Views of the Pacific in Beverly Hills | 13310 Mulholland Drive

This expansive and luminous residence, built just after the mid-century modern period but adorned with mid-century design elements, is graciously situated on the northern slopes of Mulholland Drive in the toniest of neighborhoods: Beverly Hills, 90210. The .35 acre property is ideally secluded from the street below and enjoys incredible hilltop views of all of Los Angeles and, on a clear day, the glimmering Pacific Ocean.

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Modern Architectural Masterpiece in Beverly Hills 90210 | 2500 Briarcrest

Nestled at the culminating point of an exclusive, private street in the prestigious enclave of Beverly Hills, the modern masterpiece at 2500 Briarcrest emerges as a unique and unparalleled architectural vision meticulously crafted by the esteemed architect Zoltan Pali, FAIA. This distinguished residence offers a harmonious fusion of serenity and sophistication. The expansive 4 bedroom home resides amid a verdant tapestry of foliage, surrounded by a select few neighboring properties, affording its discerning occupants an exclusive and secluded haven in the pulsating heart of 90210.

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You’re Invited to MADE in Beverly Hills | May 4-7, 2023

For architecture lovers and fans of Modernism Week in Palm Springs look no further than the just launched MADE in Beverly Hills, an exciting four day festival celebrating the arts, architeecture, fashion, design, and outdoor landscapes throughout the beautiful city of Beverly Hills. We’re only a month away from the opening night celebration at the historic Greystone Mansion.

A little bit about Greystone Mansion: Greystone and the surrounding grounds it shares its magnificent beauty with, are rich in California history. Greystone Mansion was designed by the renowned Southern California architect Gordon B. Kaufmann and was constructed by the P.J. Walker Company. The landscape architect was Paul G. Thiene who used a potpourri of Gothic and neoclassic architectural styles. There are fifty-five livable rooms within the 46,054 square feet of living space in the Mansion. Construction of the palatial manor home began February 15, 1927 and although Edward “Ned” Laurence Doheny, Jr, his wife Lucy, and their five children moved into the residence in September 1928, the estate took three years to complete at a cost of over $3 million, an almost unimaginable sum in real estate at the time. In addition to the Mansion, originally located on the grounds were stables and kennels, tennis courts, a fire station, gatehouse, swimming pool and pavilion, a greenhouse, a lake, babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls.  But on the night of February 16, 1929, only five months after the family had moved in, Ned Doheny was found shot to death inside the home, at the age of 35 and the victim of an apparent murder-suicide perpetrated by his longtime personal friend and aid Hugh Plunket. Lucy continued living at Greystone until 1955, after which she and her second husband Leigh M. Battson sold the majority of the original land to the Paul Trousdale Corporation, developers of Beverly Hills’ prestigious “Trousdale Estate” homes. The City of Beverly Hills purchased the property from Mr. Crown in 1965 for approximately $1.3 million with plans to install a 19-million gallon water tank on the property as its hilltop site provided tremendous natural water pressure. This site continues to serve as the City of Beverly Hills’ largest reservoir.

Tickets to the opening night party at the Mansion cost $150 and include champagne and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a live performance from The Dreamboats. In addition to the Greystone reception, there are multiple talks, home tours, film screenings, and parties ranging from free to $10 dollars and beyond. Let me know which special events you will be attending and if you’ll be at The Mansion for a sunset toast on opening night!

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Celebrity Real Estate Review – Summer 2019

All your Los Angeles celebrity real estate news in one place. Go inside the homes of Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Harry Styles, Patrick Dempsey, Cara Delevingne, Niecy Nash, Brie Larson, Rihanna, Ashley Benson, Bill Hader, Zayn Malik, and many more. See who sold at a loss, bought at a deal, and find out who is asking $35 million dollars for their penthouse in the sky.

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Celebrity Real Estate Review – April 2018

Take a closer look at a select and exclusive group of celebrity real estate deals including the new homes of stars Ben Affleck, Riley  Keough, Dr. Dre, Hill Harper, and Tuesday Weld plus the listings of Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley, Anna Faris, Sia, Ellen Pompeo, Mel B., and more! Enjoy!

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Beverly Hills Culinary Week is Happening Now!

I love food. And I love food fairs, festivals, specials, trucks. You name it. With dineLA’s Restaurant Week happening every January, other cities and neighborhoods are continuing the revelry and refreshments all year round. There’s the LA Street Food Fest in Pasadena during the Summer, Dine Out Long Beach in the Winter, and this week brings the Beverly Hills Culinary Week! Presented by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, Culinary Week specials will apply to food and beverage, prix fixe meals, exclusive chef creations, and more at over fifty restaurants, hotels, and retail stores in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills Culinary Week is, technically only five days and ends this Friday night, so make those reservations now. Culinary Week presents the perfect opportunity to splurge (without the hefty bill) at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago or check out the architecture (and the menu) at one of many of Beverly Hill’s finest hotels like The Peninsula or The Beverly Wilshire.

Happy dining!


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Classic Hollywood Mediterranean Duplex in Miracle Mile

Hidden behind a lush privacy hedge, this classic 1931 Mediterranean duplex is filled with charm and great architectural details.

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9308 Readcrest Drive in Beverly Hills 90210

This Spanish Colonial compound in Beverly Hills, built in 1926, is a luxurious masterpiece. With its walled ivy-covered garden, this is one of those rare homes that offers absolute comfort and privacy.

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Waterworks Relocates to Melrose Place

Waterworks, perhaps Los Angeles’s premier leading luxury brand for the bath and kitchen, has relocated to a stunning new showroom in Melrose Place.


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