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Kirstie Alley Italian Los Feliz Mansion

Kirstie Alley Asks $11.97M For Italian Los Feliz Mansion

Actress Kirstie Alley of Cheers lists her Italianate-style mansion in Los Feliz for $11.97 million. According to Mansion Global, the 8,622-square-foot home was originally built in 1931 and has since been updated and modernized, complete with a Nate Berkus-designed kitchen documented for Oprah’s former daytime talk show.

Other highlights of the gated and private property that backs up to Griffith Park include six bedrooms, hand-carved fireplaces, stone terraces, a music room and a library, along with a pool and pool house, ponds and a lemur enclosure. The listing is held by Konstantine Valissarakos, director of historic and architectural estates at Nourmand & Associates.

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Spanish Colonial Estate Was Home to Numerous Celebrities

On the drive that bears the name of famed filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille in Los Feliz sits a historic Spanish Colonial estate originally built for real estate developer George Flebbe and his screenwriter wife Beulah Marie Dix, close friends of DeMille and his spouse Constance.

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Matt Damon to Adam Levine Called This Place Home

In recent years, the house has served as a temporary roost to numerous celebrities including Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Adam Levine, Toni Collette and Vince Vaughn. In its latest reincarnation, a pair of high-profile TLC reality design stars has brought the dwelling fully—and elegantly—into the 21st century, all while maintaining its architectural integrity. Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury is listing the home for $6.995 million.

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have executed the transformation of the property at an unrivaled taste level.

The Most Advanced Home Automation System

“The color palette is monochromatic and calming. The surfaces are substantial without being ostentatious. Hardware on doors, windows, and fixtures is of the utmost quality. The residence features ‘restoration glass’ throughout, giving the windows and doors a true authenticity. The scale is perfection, with large principal rooms and appropriately sized bedrooms. Finally, the entire property is wired with the most advanced home automation system.”

Situated at 2075 De Mille Drive—in the private, gated enclave of Laughlin Park—the house was built by Meyer-Radon Architects in 1926.

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A 5,000 Square-Foot 21st Century Transformation 

Now that it’s been transformed for current owner, media maven Sheri Salata, expect 4,827 square feet of light-filled living space boasting a dramatic living room with soaring beamed ceilings, a hearth fireplace and a library overlooking the front garden; a dining room with casement windows opening to the rear garden and pool; a kitchen with a herringbone cove ceiling and an indoor/outdoor bar; and a climate-controlled wine room.

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Breathtaking Curb Appeal

Among the four bedrooms is a master suite highlighted by a balcony, large walk-in closet and spa-like bath sporting a soaking tub, while an attached one-bedroom guest house offers kitchen and living areas.

Outdoors, a massive saltwater pool features underwater speakers and a lounge area with a stunning view of the Griffith Observatory, as well as a “breathtaking curb appeal,” says Watson.

“From the drive around the motor court to the two fountains in the front courtyard and the architectural two-story stairwell turret, to the lush manicured landscaping, this house is something!”

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Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
List Price: $6.995 Million

Schuyler Samperton puts her stamp on the design world

Touted tastemaker Schuyler Samperton puts her stamp on the design world—and an exuberant textile line

L.A.-based interior designer Schuyler Samperton never had a master plan, but always followed her instincts.

“When I was little,” says Schuyler Samperton, the lilt in her voice as lovely as the story she tells, “I would play decorator with samples that my father, an architect, brought home from his office.” Design has always been part of my life.”

Cut from the same cloth as her father, Samperton studied art history with thoughts of a career at Christie’s or Sotheby’s before segueing into the music business and working as a publicist for Fox. Then she met designer Michael S. Smith and he offered her a job.

Two weeks later, she inherited design projects; four years after that, Schuyler Samperton (by then a design manager at the firm) left to start her own company with a co-worker. In 2007, she went solo, and her work has been splashed in the pages of Vogue Living, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest and more.

Celebrated for the elegant, easy aesthetic she employs to transform high-end residential and commercial spaces from coast to coast, Samperton’s comfort zone exists somewhere between these geographies.

Originally from Washington DC, she maintains a house on an island in Maine, a tiny apartment in Miami, and heads her firm in Los Angeles; she designs in all vernaculars and brings a heightened sense of multidimensionality to her work, allowing a project’s specific environment to dictate its character.

Samperton has never fully shed her East Coast side; in fact she rather flaunts it, a Sister Parish for the modern day, with the grand dame’s sensibility for curated flourish.

“I love wallpaper. I love worn rugs. I love pattern on pattern and creating a mood with beautiful lighting—that’s what really feeds my soul,” says Schuyler Samperton.

“I love spaces like that,” particularly if the space is a cozy library.  “Oh, that’s sort of my favorite little spot,” she adds, drawing a picture in words. “Wallpaper, a nice fireplace, a pretty rug, tons of art on the walls, a bunch of pillows—that to me is like heaven.”

A version of heaven is exactly what Samperton creates for her sophisticated clientele. “I went through a point where I had a lot of single men as clients,” she laughs. “It was quite an adventurous bunch for a while, which was really fun because they sort of let me do whatever I wanted. I remember saying to one, ‘I’m just feeling a total Big Sur moment, and he said, ‘I love it, just do it.’”


In 2017, the designer launched Schuyler Samperton Textiles with eight patterns in rapturous colorways. Her mother’s scarves inspired some motifs; one is named for the street of her childhood home. Not one to be in a holding pattern, Samperton is currently at work on a 1920’s remodel in Los Feliz, a place for a prominent TV show actress, an apartment for the screenwriters of American Graffiti and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and a jewelry store showroom. It’s a lot, she concedes, but like the spaces she designs, “always something different.” samperton.com

Kith & Kin

Restaurant industry veterans Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat are bringing their latest foodie venture to Thai Town

Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Jim Bushfield

It’s been said that, “The best times are always found when friends and family gather ’round.” For the owners of Friends & Family—Thai Town’s newest California-inspired cafe, deli and bakery—that means inviting members of the community not only to congregate in the light-filled site that once housed a cozy corner bakery, but also to enjoy a sumptuous market-driven menu; a marketplace featuring a homey selection of preserves, baked goods and food-related merchandise; and a wealth of special events, from book signings to guest chef and charity dinners.

“Think galettes, heirloom grain Viennese breads, seasonal farmers’ market salads, vegetarian dishes, Sonora wheat croissants, fruit danishes, tarts, pies and cakes…”

“We are excited to be opening in Thai Town, in what used to be a very well-known Armenian Bakery,” says pastry chef/owner Roxana Jullapat, who is partnering with chef Daniel Mattern (and Ash and Niroupa Shah of Trejo’s Tacos and Trejo’s Donuts & Coffee) to open the establishment in early May. “We hope to breathe life back into this legendary space, and create new and inspiring dishes to share with the community.”

Situated at 5150 Hollywood Boulevard in East Hollywood—close to the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park—the approximately 4,000-square-foot restaurant will feature an abundance of natural light splashed across a blend of classic and modern elements. Expect a bright, airy space boasting walls in a magnificent aqua blue and gold ceiling tiles pleasantly paired with quartz countertops and vibrant orange tables.

As for the restaurant’s culinary offerings, Mattern and Jullapat will deliver a delectable combination of the food and pastries the duo has become known for at L.A. sites such as Beverly Boulevard’s Cooks County. Diners will enjoy a market-led, vegetable and grain-centric menu for breakfast and lunch prepared by Mattern, with accompanying baked goods by Jullapat. Think galettes, heirloom grain Viennese breads, seasonal farmers’ market salads, vegetarian dishes, Sonora wheat croissants, fruit danishes, tarts, pies and cakes, just to name a few.

A variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, pickles, cheese plates and more also will be available from a grab ‘n’ go case, while a marketplace will offer a bevy of Jullapat’s house-made preserves, chocolate bars and granola, alongside a curated selection of local provisions and cookbooks. Friends & Family also will open for dinner soon, serving heartier items complemented by beer and wine.

“We love what we do and are passionate about cooking and our community, and we want guests to feel that every time they visit,” says Jullapat. “We hope to see our neighbors often.” In the future, look for other shops to spring up around the greater L.A. area…in other words, even more places for kith and kin to “gather ’round” for plenty of good food, good friends and good times.






Sign of the Times

MessHall Kitchen presents an elevated reflection of L.A.’s comfort dining sensibilities

Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason and Courtesy of Messhall Kitchen

Though the legendary Brown Derby restaurant chain is long gone, the site of the Los Feliz branch still stands on the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard and Hillhurst Avenue, only now it’s home to MessHall Kitchen, a sunny eatery that reflects L.A. style and eating sensibilities just as keenly as the Derby did before it went the way of the flapper in 1960.

“It’s got a camp vibe to it,” says MessHall manager Anthony Ko, explaining how the restaurant, with its clean, welcoming lines and glossy wood (designed by Greg Bleier of Studio Unltd, responsible for Rose Cafe, Moruno and others), was configured as a place where people could mingle. “It was about bringing people together in a mess hall kind of environment.” Whether one sits at a fireside patio table or keeps to oneself at a private booth, the atmosphere at MessHall is cheerful and welcoming, and a scan around the dining room shows a guest range spanning from children and artsy young locals to mellow, mature couples.

The focus is on American classics that have been creatively reinvented under the lens of local, organic and seasonal. “The chef works with what he can source fresh from our purveyors,” says Ko. Which apparently is a lot. Menus are packed with items to satiate the entire kaleidoscope of the L.A. palate—from the most comforting of comfort foods to selections for vegan, gluten-free or allergy-prone diets.

Brunch is a current rage, and on weekends Angelenos queue up to dine on Huckleberry Pancakes iced with Key Lime cream cheese or MessHall’s famous Campfire Benny—eggs atop a pleasant mound of bacon planks and soft grit cakes, held together by a sultry smoked tomato bisque.

“We have our healthy options and our real brunch-y items,” says Ko. “The food you need on a Saturday or Sunday morning after a night out, but with our own spin on it.” Not to miss on such mornings are freshly squeezed concoctions like the Army Green Gale, an arsenal of antioxidant ingredients from green apples and spinach to ginger and mint.

Lunch and dinner menus are diverse—from Mead Braised Sausages served with toast points to fresh salmon served on a seasonal Okinawa-potato puree—though popular mainstays include the house chicken sandwich, where homemade buffalo sauce coats crisp, moist chicken (“You can’t go wrong with our buffalo sauce and blue cheese slaw,” notes Ko). This, and the Mess Burger made with slow onions and aged cheddar.

The Cobb Salad, said to have been created in the 1930s at the Brown Derby, is pleasantly reworked by Executive Chef Charbel Adaimy as a pliable, pan-friend chicken breast topped with the regulars—chopped iceberg, avocado, bacon, blue cheese and so forth—but with a pleasantly uniform distribution of flavor, and meat so moist it can be managed with a fork.

No matter the time of day, one can order a selection of oysters or a shrimp cocktail with strawberry cocktail sauce from the raw bar—another au courant L.A. fixture. All are fine accompaniments to Bar Director Austin Mendez’s dedicated cocktail list of classic-feeling originals, which includes favorites like Penicillin (scotch, lemon and honey, garnished with slabs of sugar-coated ginger). Hannibal’s Plan, a tequila-based cocktail with fresh watermelon juice that’s served with a rim of spiced salt, represents the spirit of the list: fresh juices and exotic spirits pleasantly and unexpectedly contrasted, often with a cheeky twist.

Visitor’s note: Though serious about ingredients and execution, MessHall’s weekly calendar is filled with fun, from T.V. dinners served in throwback trays on Monday to classic cocktails on Thursday and family barbecue packages on Sunday evening.




Beautiful Sustainability

Steve Glenn’s eco-conscious LivingHomes gets more vertical with a new factory and its first development


Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Living Homes, except where noted

In 2006, entrepreneur Steve Glenn started a company. The idea was great—ecofriendly pre-fabricated homes. The timing was not. “It was just a year and change before the beginning of the worst real estate downturn since the Great Depression,” says the entrepreneur, sitting at his desk in LivingHomes’ modest Santa Monica office.

Ten years later, the downturn, or what Glenn terms a “nuclear winter in home building” has thawed, thanks to an improved real-estate and building climate, plus an increase in awareness around environmentally sustainable construction and energy efficient homes.

“In the last three years we’ve grown a lot,” he reports. LivingHomes currently has 45 projects under contract—no small feat given the company’s grand total of  30 homes since its start—and has just opened a dedicated manufacturing plant in Rialto, California, an hour east of downtown Los Angeles.

A Plant of Their Own

Given the caliber of the LivingHomes product—the luxury tier of pre-fab homes—the brand’s new facility, Plant Prefab, has increasingly become an essential part of the business. Previously, the firm had outsourced the production of its homes—which are created in modules then shipped to a client’s site for assembly, nearly always in one day—to various factories around the country.

Not an ideal way to realize LivingHome’s sophisticated designs, which generally require a certain level of customization.

“Plant Prefab is going to make it much, much easier for us to build our quality,” says Glenn. Designed around executing high-quality, sustainable design, Plant Prefab will construct not only the modules used in LivingHome’s projects, but those of other architects, designers and builders looking to execute on their environmentally responsible designs.

“It has huge potential,” Glenn says of the facility.

Plant Prefab will no doubt also expand upon a big pragmatic plus of choosinga LivingHomes product: speed. “Once permitting is done, it is reasonable to assume that the construction phase will be half the time of a regular build,” says Matt Langton, who coordinates sales and operations for the company. It’s Friday afternoon and Langton is serving as info-packed docent for the public weekly tour offered each week at Glenn’s personal residence, which happens to be a living, breathing model of RK1—the company’s first, and most premium, model.

The LEED Platinum-certified home, the first in the nation to be given the highest rating by the U.S. Green Building Council, was completed in 2006, and the architect was none other than Ray Kappe, a Modernist maestro whose personal residence in Rustic Canyon is considered a jewel of California architecture.

A Dream Developing

Along with a busy project docket and a new factory, LivingHomes has expanded its product line to include entry level homes, known as the C6 and CK lines, which can be had for as low as $139,000 (modules only).

Another first: Atwater Village, the company’s first development, located in Los Angeles, adjacent to Silver Lake and Los Feliz, and done in partnership with sustainable developers REthink Development. The Atwater Village project is a collection of sun-filled town homes, three-stories each and all generously outfitted in steel, wood and glass. There are six residences in all, each LEED Platinum certified.

For Glenn, creating homes is something that has appealed to him since he was a child, though it was a circuitous path that brought him to LivingHomes. “It was the first thing I remember wanting to be,” he says of architecture. “I had LEGOS and books on Frank Lloyd Wright.” But realizing he had “neither the talent nor temperament” for the vocation after completing a summer program in design, he turned to what he had always done best—making stuff happen. 

“I’ve always been kind of a self-starter,” says Glenn. “As a kid I would just get together projects; get my friends together and do stuff. I got started as a business entrepreneur in college.” He sold the first company he co-founded, Clearview Software, to Apple.

Touring his Kappe-designed home, perched on a Santa Monica hillside, with an exterior constructed mostly of glass and flanked by leafy trees, and a rooftop deck with views that stretch to the ocean, one can imagine the satisfaction Glenn must feel to bring such places into being. Aesthetically sophisticated homes that cater fluently to the comforts of daily life and don’t lean on the earth too hard to do so. “It’s been a longstanding plan to get into this,” he says of his eco-friendly home ventures.

“I know the homes we build are good homes. They have a smaller ecological footprint than most homes, they’re healthier than most homes, and a lot of people like the design. So far, so good, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

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Flipping Out

Written by Wendy Bowman

The Los Feliz property that TV reality star/designer Jeff Lewis renovated extensively on Bravo’s Flipping Out now is on the market for $3.295 million, listed by Jackie Smith of The Agency. Situated at 1946 N. Gramercy Place—on a one-third acre promontory offering breathtaking city views—the gated 1930s traditional was designed by renowned architect Wallace Neff and features almost 4,000 square feet of beautifully preserved and updated living space replete with wood flooring, leaded glass windows and wood-paneled ceilings. Among the highlights are three bedrooms (including a master suite with skyline views, a showroom closet, and opulent bath with marble herringbone floors, a stand-alone tub and steam shower for two); a living room with a sitting area and wet bar; gourmet chef’s kitchen with a marble slab breakfast bar and access to an outdoor dining area; an adjacent formal dining room with hand-cut marble flooring and French doors that open to reveal downtown views; and a den featuring exposed wood beam ceilings and a massive fireplace. Outdoors, one will find numerous entertaining areas including a sprawling front terrace, tiered backyard with a pool and spa, kitchen and fire pit. 



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Market Report – November

Written by Wendy Bowman

There’s No Place Like Home


The actor best known for his role as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz once called this Paul Williams designed compound home. Now it’s on the market for $22.8 million. Found at 9555 Heather Road in Beverly Hills, the gated East Coast traditional estate built in 1941 for Bert Lahr features almost 15,000 square feet of living space, including nine bedrooms; a home theater with a walk-in bar; wine cellar; gym; game room; music room; and a vintage two-lane bowling alley.

Meanwhile, the 1.3-acre lot also boasts a two-bedroom guesthouse; pool and spa; regulation-sized tennis court; outdoor kitchen and dining room; gazebo; putting green; and scenic strolling paths. “The setting is the most incredible feature,” says listing agent Rayni Romito Williams of Williams & Williams Estates. “It’s on beautiful land, with mature landscaping trimmed with large palms and a cascade of mountains behind them. It would be like living in a Ralph Lauren commercial.”

photo courtesy of Simon Berlyn

compliments of Williams & Williams

Perennial Beauty

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There’s Something About Mary producer Frank Beddor is selling his gated, contemporary compound in Los Feliz for $6.250 million. Situated at 5720 Valley Oak Drive— surrounded by a canopy of trees, a flowing creek and abundant wildlife—this secluded gem was inspired by the Great Lakes of Minnesota and Colorado Rockies. “This is one of the most unique settings—giving one a sense of not being in L.A., yet so close to everything,” says Aileen Comora, who is co-listing the property with Paul Lester, both of The Agency.

“The owner designed the home to capture how the sunlight filters through the sycamore and oak trees. The design of the interiors allows for wonderful indoor and outdoor flow on the main floor, and the upper floor is like being in a treehouse…truly one-of-a-kind.” In addition to high-quality materials—like a redwood exterior, Brazilian walnut flooring and tinted concrete countertops—the 27,632-square-foot estate offers a main residence highlighted by seamless dining, kitchen and family areas; large walls of glass overlooking patios and a terraced yard; and a sky-lit staircase leading to the second floor, which sports a master suite with bath and a second bedroom.

There’s also a full guesthouse, along with numerous areas throughout the grounds ideal for dining, lounging and recreation.

photos courtesy of Jim Bartsch Photography/The Agency

Soap Star Sells Home


One of the most enduring and beloved characters in soap opera history has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $950,000. Just like his iconic character on General Hospital—Luke Spencer, who he played for 37 years until 2015—Anthony Geary also was a longtime resident of this home, living here from 1982 until leaving L.A. recently for Amsterdam. Situated at 7010 Pacific View Drive, the three-story property offers more than 2,400 square feet of light and airy interiors sporting wood beamed ceilings, rustic accents and reflective glass windows.

Also on hand are three bedrooms (including a spacious master suite with a private balcony off the bath) and an incredible view of downtown. Geary debuted on GH in 1978, winning a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” during his time on the show. Blayne Pacelli of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent, while Roger Perry of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

photos courtesy of Pierre Comtois

Casa Carmelina


The Brentwood flats home of former lingerie fashion designer Leigh Bantivoglio—known for her eponymous name brand sold internationally and donned by celebs from Madonna to Kate Hudson—has hit the market for $6.25 million. After purchasing the 1930s Monterey Colonial-style home three years ago, the fashion maven went on to completely transform the two-story abode into a modern masterpiece, complete with the latest technology and up-to-date amenities. Situated at 228 S. Carmelina Avenue, the four-bedroom residence features wide plank walnut flooring, vaulted and coffered ceilings, floor-to-ceiling paned windows, French doors and handmade tiles; while a guest cottage above the detached two-car garage boasts a bedroom, bath and bonus rooms.

Outdoors, there’s a French Quarter-style courtyard with a fountain; limestone veranda; resort-style pool and spa; dining area with barbecue; and living room with an adobe fireplace. Darlene Hutton of Partners Trust is the listing agent.

photos courtesy of Jeff Ong/PostRAIN Productions

Also Sold…

Back in May, we noted that a 38,000-square-foot mansion at 301 N. Carolwood Drive—in the Holmby Hills section of Bel-Air, on the grounds of Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate—was on the market for $150 million. According to WEALTH-X, the 10-bedroom, 20-bath residence now has sold for $100 million to Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores. Among the home’s standout features: a lounge; wine room; theater complex with a separate valet entrance; dramatic indoor water wall spilling into a lap pool; salon with pedicure/manicure, steam and massage rooms; basketball and tennis courts; and parking for 50 cars within the gates, plus a 10-car garage, just to name a few.

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Written by Wendy Bowman

Hollywood Fixture 


Some of the most star-studded parties in the Golden Age of Hollywood took place at this grand Georgian Revival manor in Beverly Hills once owned by notable movie producer William Goetz and his wife, Edith (Edie) Mayer Goetz, daughter of MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer. Invitations to the couple’s dazzling dinner affairs were highly sought after by those in the film industry, with guests from Judy Garland to Henry Fonda settling in amid a spectacular collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art to view prerelease films in one of the country’s first private screening rooms. Now owned by Northwest Airlines Board Chairman Gary L. Wilson, the home is being listed for $79 million by Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group and Jeff Hyland and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.

Situated at 300-320 Delfern Drive—on “Billionaire’s Row,” in the heart of the luxurious Holmby Hills neighborhood—the private, gated property encompasses two parcels of land totaling about 5 acres. Coming in at 20,000 square feet, the eight-bedroom, nine-bath home was designed in 1938 by English architect Gordon Kaufmann (whose work includes the Greystone Mansion, Santa Anita Park and Hollywood Palladium). Legendary designer William Haines later redid the interiors, with highlights including an enormous living room and a paneled Art Deco-style library/bar. Outdoors, the massive tree-swept property includes three guesthouses, a duo of pools, tennis court, bridle trail and even its own funicular.

photos courtesy of Matthew Momberger / Shooting LA

Architectural Masterpiece


The 1928 Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.-designed Samuel-Novarro House has just hit the market for $4.295 million. Situated at 2255 Verde Oak Drive, in the exclusive neighborhood of The Oaks, this historic cultural monument was originally built for Ben-Hur star Ramón Novarro’s Hollywood manager Louis Samuel and his wife in 1920 and has since been featured in numerous books and publications, including Architectural Digest. Meticulously restored in keeping with the architect’s original vision, the Art Deco home features many classic Lloyd Wright signatures throughout, including Mayan influences, smooth concrete surfaces, oxidized copper accents and horizontal bands of windows.

“This home is truly an architectural masterpiece,” says listing agent Juliette Hohnen of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “It is steeped in Hollywood history, from the first owner, silent film star Ramón Novarro; to Diane Keaton, who extensively remodeled the interiors; through to its current owner, a successful writer-director-producer.” Christina Ricci also owned the four-level home at one time as well achat cialis pharmacie suisse. The three-bedroom, three-bath residence features 2,690 square feet of living space highlighted by massive windows throughout, a frosted glass entryway and floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the master bedroom; while the 13,267-square-foot lot includes a pool, professionally landscaped gardens and terraces.

“The lush setting creates a private oasis in the hills of Los Feliz, Hohnen says. “This is a home for a connoisseur of architecture, history and culture; someone who wants to live in an utterly unique work of art.”

photos courtesy of Mark Singer

Spreading her Wings

007-2955-passmore-dr-los-angeles-print-022-15-living-room-4200x2799-300dpiEmmy-winning actor, comedian and TV host Kathy Griffin is selling her contemporary home at 2955 Passmore Drive in the Hollywood Hills. The residence, which served as the backdrop for her Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, is listed for $5.495 million by Aileen Comora and Paul Lester of The Agency. Nicknamed “Wings” for its dramatic exterior— which appears to resemble a bird in flight—the private, gated property sits on three adjacent lots overlooking Studio City and the iconic Hollywood Sign.

According to Griffin, the home has, “Views for days; a bedroom you can walk around naked in, with the doors open; the biggest kitchen I’ve ever seen; and a master bath with seating for 10…that’s right, you can have meetings while taking a soak.” The home’s 8,000 square feet of living space features five bedrooms (including a master suite with a fireplace and a bath with two showroom closets—one with clothing racks and glass and wood built-ins for shoes and accessories); a formal entry with stone accent walls and a reflecting pool with a fountain; media room (with a full kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, and French doors that open to an expansive lower-level observation deck); an open living room with a soaring exposed beam ceiling, floor-to-ceiling slate fireplace and vertical picture windows; a glass-enclosed office; and gourmet kitchen with Caesarstone quartz countertops, an eat-in breakfast bar, professional appliances and lounge area complete with a round tile fireplace.

Meanwhile, the outdoor environs are highlighted by a covered dining area, cabana, saltwater pool and stone hot tub. Did we mention there’s also an elevator and floating concrete-and-glass staircases to easily traverse each floor?

photos courtesy of Brandon Vogts/The Agency