Remembering California’s First Female Architect, Julia Morgan

Join the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Association for Women in Architecture + Design in a special commemoration of architect Julia Morgan, California’s first woman architect. The event kicks off Sunday, March 5th, 2017, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information, please visit awaplusd.org.

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The Architectural Review Shortlist for 2016 Woman Architect of the Year Announced

East Regional Chilled Water Plant :: Leers Weinzapfel Associates :: Photography by Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Today, we take a look at the Architectural Review’s shortlist of 9 female architects up for its 2016 Woman Architect of the Year and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture awards.

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Former home of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’s’ Ann Guilbert sells in Pacific Palisades

By Neal J. Leitereg

The longtime home of late actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, known to millions of TV viewers as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has sold for $2.64 million.

Sitting on a double lot overlooking Temescal Canyon, the English country-style home retains such 1940s details as hexagonal tile floors, original brick fireplaces and diamond-pattern leaded glass windows.

The 2,321 square feet of living space includes a formal living room, an updated kitchen, a dining nook, four bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms. In the game room/den, walls of built-in bookshelves surround the living space.

Multiple decks and balconies extend the living space outdoors. The tree-topped setting was designed by noted landscape architect/designer Cleo Baldon and her partner, horticulturist Sid Galper.

The quarter-acre property had been listed at $2.65 million prior to the sale.

Sara Clephane and Mike Deasy of Deasy Penner & Partners were the listing agents. Allan Glass of ASG Real Estate represented the buyer.

Guilbert, who died last year at 87, was a regular cast member of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” for its full run from 1961 to 1966. She had acting credits that included a recurring role on the sitcom “The Nanny.” More recently, the character actress appeared on the shows “Getting On” and “Life in Pieces.”

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Mega-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Lands Buyer for International Style Residence in Los Angeles

By Mark David

SELLERS: Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $11,900,000
SIZE: 9,030 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After almost 1.5 years on the market and a couple of prodigious price chops that plunged the price tag from $14.5 million down to $11.9 million, film and television mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s International style contemporary in the low-key but high-priced Brentwood area of Los Angeles is, according to online listings, in now escrow and about to be sold for an unknown amount to an unknown buyer. Property records indicate the 10-time Emmy-winning “CSI” franchise and “Amazing Race” producer, who has about a dozen high-profile projects in various stages of production including “Pirates of the Caribbean 6” and “Beverly Hills Cop 4,” acquired the property in the spring of 1985 for $1.865 million.

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Jerry Bruckheimer’s $12M estate is in escrow after nearly two years on market

Blockbuster movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his best-selling novelist wife Linda have another hit.

The high-powered couple’s Brentwood home, which was listed for $11.9 million, is in escrow, Variety reported.

The buyer and final sale price is still unknown.

The 9,030-square-foot home first hit the market in 2015 with an asking price of $14.5 million but ultimately saw a few price drops.

The International-style estate on Highwood Street was designed by architect Thornton Abell in 1965. It has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a master suit located in its own wing with a private garden and double baths.

There is also a detached guesthouse with a fireplace, bathroom and kitchenette overlooking the swimming pool.

Mike Deasy and Sara Clephane of Deasy/Penner & Partners were the listing agents.

Bruckheimer, who has a about a dozen projects in the works such as “Beverly Hills Cop 4” and “Pirates of the Caribbean 6,” purchased the home in 1985 for $1.86 million, according to property records.

The couple has a collection of real estate properties including a townhouse in Venice, a home in the Hollywood Hills and a nearly 20,000-square foot Italian villa in Beverly Hills that was purchased from fashion designer Georges Marciano in 2013 for $23 million, according to multiple news reports. They also own a more than 400-acre ranch in Ojai, adjoining penthouses in Miami Beach, Florida and a 1,600-acre camp in Bloomfield, Kentucky.

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