Whose House?

July 16, 2009

Which celebrity's house is this? House #59: the three-bedroom, 2,642-square-foot house on 5 acres at 261 Powderhorn Ranch Road in Los Angeles County's unincorporated Topanga area, which recently sol

Today we resurrect our long-dormant "Which celebrity's house is this?" feature, where we spotlight a property that recently sold that we believe was purchased by a celebrity whom we are unable to identify. We usually come to this conclusion because the property was purchased by a whimsically named trust ...

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April 2, 2009

Which celebrity's house is this? House #58: the 3,020-square-foot house at 1961 Mandeville Canyon Road in Los Angeles' Brentwood area, which sold at the end of 2008 for $2.25M

Today, we will endeavor to begin resuming a somewhat regular posting schedule. We know that our posting has been spotty of late, largely as we've been involved in a fair amount of travel (including to Seattle for a few days) and also in other writing projects.

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March 18, 2009

Actress Denise Richards' former contemporary ranch-style house in Hidden Hills, CA is back on the market for $3.495M

Property values in Hidden Hills, Calif. continue to fall, with the recent return to the market of actress and former model Denise Richards' former contemporary ranch-style house, which is up for $3,495,000. Richards had bought the house in May 2006 for exactly $4,000,000, and then took ...

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March 6, 2009

Which celebrity's house is this? House #57: the 2,089-square-foot Cape Cod-style house at 1368 Benedict Canyon Drive in the Beverly Hills, CA postal area, which was bought in December for $1.825M by

Today's installment of "Which celebrity's house is this?" involves the 2,089-square-foot Cape Cod-style house at 1368 Benedict Canyon Drive in Los Angeles, which sold in December for $1,825,000.

The reason we are certain that a celebrity was the buyer of this two-story house is because ...

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March 3, 2009

Which celebrity's house is this? House #56: the newly built, five-bedroom house at 14608 Martha Street in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks area, which sold in December for $970K

Today, after a three-month (!) hiatus, we resurrect our popular but long-dormant "Which celebrity's house is this?" feature, in which we write about a house that was recently purchased (or sold) by a trust, and the money manager whose name appears on the sale deed is one who frequently represents ...

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Jan. 22, 2009

Now taking requests.....

With this very brief post, we're going to step a bit outside our normal zone and throw out a query to our readers: Which celebrity's (celebrities'?) house(s) would you like to see us write about?

The nice response we got to our question the other day of ...

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Jan. 4, 2009

So who paid whom $38M for an 11,407-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles' Bel-Air area? We think private equity guru Tom Gores bought it from Nevada businessman Carl Parmer, but whoever the buyer and

Someone big -- and important -- paid $38,000,000 recently for an 11,407-square-foot, Mediterranean-style mansion in Los Angeles' Bel-Air area.

But who? (and who was the seller, as well?)

The Wall Street Journal on Friday was the first to report on this transaction. The Journal correctly noted that the mansion ...

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Dec. 3, 2008

Which celebrity's house is this? House #55: the newly built, six-bedroom house at 1824 Old Orchard Road in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood, which recently sold for $5.8M

Today's installment of "Which celebrity's house is this?" involves the newly built, six-bedroom house at 1824 Old Orchard Road in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood, which just sold for $5,800,000.

The reason that we believe that the buyer of this house is a celebrity is because something ...

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Dec. 1, 2008

Which celebrity's house is this? House #54: the row house near the beach in Los Angeles' Venice area, which recently sold for $1.04M

Today's installment of "Which celebrity's house is this?" involves the 1,817-square-foot, two-bedroom row house at 741 Mildred Avenue in Los Angeles' Venice area, which recently sold for $1,040,000.

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The reason we believe that the buyer of this row house is a celebrity is because ...

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Nov. 9, 2008

Which celebrity's house is this? House #53: the 2,878-square-foot house at 1542 N. Ogden Drive in Los Angeles' Hollywood neighborhood, which recently sold for $1.643M

Today's installment of "Which celebrity's house is this?" involves the 2,878-square-foot house at 1542 N. Ogden Drive in Los Angeles' Hollywood neighborhood, which recently sold on July 10 for $1,643,000.

The reason that we believe that the five-bedroom house was purchased by a celebrity is ...

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