Beverly Hills Home With Layers Of Hollywood History Sells For $7.245 Million

By Lauren Beale Here’s a home with Old Hollywood chops: The Beverly Hills home of actress-writer Renee Taylor and her late husband, actor-playwright Joseph Bologna, has sold for $7.245 million. But they weren’t the 1926 house’s first brush with fame. The Tudor Revival was once occupied by Shirley Temple’s mother-in-law and often visited by Temple… Keep reading

A 1958 midcentury classic by Ray Kappe lists for $2.2M

By Tish Wrigley SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe’s debut commission has landed on the market for the first time in a decade. The Waymire Residence was built in Los Angeles in 1958 and is set over 1,906 sq ft. Its pitched floor-to-ceiling windows offer a panoramic sweep over Los Angeles, from Downtown to Century City to the Getty… Keep reading

Secluded 1920s retreat in Rustic Canyon seeks $2M

By Bianca Barragan This 1924 dwelling, surrounded by trees and fronted by a bridge over Rustic Canyon Creek, doesn’t just look and feel like an artist’s retreat. It actually was one. In the 1940s, author Christopher Isherwood reportedly took up residence at the two-story home. Isherwood lived in a number of locations in Rustic Canyon and nearby… Keep reading

An Architectural View of The Hobbit’s House

Located in the heart of Culver City, the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence Apartments, more playfully known as Hobbit’s House, is a fanciful site nestled between studio lots and busy thoroughfares. Built as a labor of love by former Disney Studios artist, Lawrence Joseph between 1946 and 1970; Hobbit’s House looks as if torn from… Keep reading

Pasadena’s Podley Properties Bought by deasy/penner

By Brian Day with David Cross The local real estate industry is undergoing a remodel with the purchase of Pasadena-based Podley Properties by another local firm, deasy/penner. Podley Properties owner and founder Bill Podley said while he’s enjoyed building his company, the time has come to hand over the reins. “I’m in a point in… Keep reading

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