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'Avengers,' 'Captain America' Star Chris Evans Wins Bid for Hollywood Home

By Rob Bear Hunky movie star Chris Evans -- perhaps best known as Captain America -- paid some $3.52 million for a recently renovated midcentury ranch in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills. The 4,600-square-foot house was purchased by a flipper in June for $1.9 million. That owner completely... Continue Reading »

Ryan Phillippe Takes a Bath On Sale of Hollywood Hills Home

By Cristin Zweig Ryan Phillippe is more than $1 million poorer after the sale of his Hollywood Hills home. Property records show that the former Mr. Reese Witherspoon sold the Los Angeles home last Friday for $6 million. That's $1.175 million LESS than what he paid for the place when he purchased it in 2008 for $7.175... Continue Reading »

Inside an Oscar Winner's Home

By J. Williams Location: Hollywood Hills, Calif. Price: $2,799,000 Beds, Bath: 5, 4.25 Floor Area: 4,617 sq. ft. Per the listing: "Built in 1926, designed by Hollywood's Magic Castle creator Rollin B. Lane, this historic residence is the former estate of Oscar-winning actress Fay Bainter, and has been restored to... Continue Reading »

'Zen' Again: Ryan Phillippe's Hollywood Estate Back on Market

Actor Ryan Phillippe has re-listed his Hollywood Hills home for $6.995 million. He purchased the home, called "Raising Zen," in 2008 after his divorce from actress Reese Witherspoon, but tried unsuccessfully to sell the house in 2010. Phillippe listed the home for $7.45 million but took it off the market in 2011 when it... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: A Lloyd Wright Temple in Tinseltown

By Erika Riggs While architect Frank Lloyd Wright dominated the Midwest with his groundbreaking design, his son, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. -- or simply Lloyd Wright -- made his mark on architecture in Southern California. While Lloyd Wright's homes are architecturally significant, many are culturally significant as well... Continue Reading »

Brokeback Market: Heath Ledger's Former Home For Sale

Some celebrities have a way of sticking around long after their death. Heath Ledger, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the 2005 movie "Brokeback Mountain," is one of them. Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Hollywood Hills Mansion at Auction

We are licking our chops over this Hollywood Hills' mansion being sold at a live U.S. Marshals Service auction on Oct. 12. It's not an absolute auction; there is an unpublished reserve amount that needs to be met before anyone gets their paws on this puppy -- and the property was most recently listed for sale at $2.395... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: For Some Serious Viewing ...

It's hard to say which view is better, the one out the full-wall glass wall or what happens when the screen comes down turning it into a home theater magnifico. It is just so Hollywood! While not a new listing, the price of this six-bedroom Hollywood Hills home is starting to look way more attractive at $9.85 million. It... Continue Reading »

Kyle MacLachlan's House for Lease at a Peak Price

We are frequently asked, "How much is celebrity cache worth?" The short answer: Perhaps not as much as actor Kyle MacLachlan thinks it is. MacLachlan and long-time mate (in Hollywood-time and dog-years, a 10-year marriage qualifies for a lifetime achievement award) Desiree Gruber have listed their Los Angeles home at... Continue Reading »

Orson Welles' Grand Hollywood Hills Home Hits the Market

The Hollywood Hills house that belonged to the original master of panic, actor and director Orson Welles, has come on the market at $1,285,000. While the deep-voiced Welles' rendition of "The War of the Worlds" may have evoked fear in the hearts of all who listened on that Halloween in 1938, there is nothing frightful... Continue Reading »

Buy $18M Mansion, Get Royal Treatment for Free

An $18 million Hollywood Hills mansion just sold in one week, thanks to some very clever marketing--buy the house, and live like royalty at no extra cost. Known as the Oriole House, the property belonged to nightclub impresario and mega financier Sam Nazarian, CEO of the high-end hospitality company SBE. To help pique... Continue Reading »

Jonah Hill's Smokin' New Hollywood Home

Jonah Hill, the funny young hipster star of "Knocked Up," "Superbad" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," just bought himself a home in L.A.'s Hollywood Hills that's nothing to laugh at. The 3,066-square-foot single-story main house, designed by architect Richard Dorman, cost the Judd Apatow protege a healthy $1,865,000. There... Continue Reading »

Christina Aguilera Drops Hollywood Hills Home Price -- Again

Ai-yi-yi. What a bad news week for home sellers, including ones with multiple Grammy awards sitting on the mantels of homes they can't sell. Pop star Christina Aguilera dropped the price of a home she owns in the Hollywood Hills yet again. The property was first listed in 2008 at $7.995 million and has been leapfrogging... Continue Reading »

Scarlett Johansson Loses $2 Million on Home Sale

The rich and famous take advantage of, and suffer, from a precarious real estate market, just like us! Married movie stars Scarlett Johansson, 25, and Ryan Reynolds, 33, appear to currently be holding off on growing their family and instead are more focused on expanding their real estate portfolio. The couple just added... Continue Reading »

Hollywood's Whitley Heights: A 5BR Bargain for $1.395 Million

Want to live in the Hollywood Hills for a relative bargain? This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home with views of the famed Hollywood sign has been highlighted as a special home for sale and the price was recently decreased by $100,000. The median price for a four bedroom in the Hollywood Hills is $1.799 million, making... Continue Reading »

L.A. Insider: Beachwood Canyon Interior Designer Laser Rosenberg

Name, Age, Occupation: Laser Rosenberg, 41, Interior Designer/Artist. In the photo Rosenberg sits in the lobby of Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films, movie and TV production offices. He planned the interior architecture and design of the space. Neighborhood: Beachwood Canyon in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Abode:... Continue Reading »

Hollywood at Its Heights, Just $11.5M

With jetliner views of the Los Angeles basin -- from the ocean to downtown -- this $11.5-million contemporary home is the kind of Hollywood Hills showplace that might you imagine every hot, young movie or music star lives in. (Check out Kayne West's $3.9 million pop-art filled, architectural home on a nearby slope).... Continue Reading »

Sweet L.A. Rental: Clark Cable's Former Hollywood Hills Home, $3K

Who doesn't want a home with a good story? The former residence of one of Hollywood's legendary actors certainly supplies that. Built by a studio for Clark Cable, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom free standing home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills has more than a thousand square feet inside and lots of outdoor space,... Continue Reading »

Brittany Murphy's $7.25M Hollywood Hills Home Off the Market

Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack has taken her 8,000-square-foot Hollywood Hills home off the market. The five bedroom, seven-bathroom home on Rising Glen Road, where Murphy passed away, was listed at a steep $7.25 million. Zillow currently estimates the house at $5 million. According to TMZ, Murphy's mother,... Continue Reading »

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