You already know about luxury shopping on Rodeo Drive and the iconic hotels located in the world’s most famous zip code (but no one, we repeat no one, here calls it 90210). Locals skip the touristy stuff and instead frequent La Scala (where the chopped salad is a Beverly Hills institution), The Palm for closing deals, and the Cheese Store for top-notch fromage. Get your culture fix at the Zoltan Pali designed Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, stroll the idyllic Virginia Robinson Gardens, and pamper your pets at Pussy & Pooch, complete with an in-store Pawbar and Meat Market. The historic Tudor Revival Greystone Mansion, which is said to be haunted, is worth a visit. You’ll also find modern gems from Lautner and Neutra nestled among the Mediterranean estates, French Colonials, and high-tech Mid-Century homes, which get bigger north of Sunset. Trousdale Estates is especially impressive and in demand, with its early houses designed by Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams, A. Quincy Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Harold Levitt.
When local artist Amanda Mears is not making large paintings in her studio, she can be found making her signature 2 x 3 inch small paintings all over Los Angeles, in private homes, and in the beautiful gardens at the Huntington in San Marino. Amanda loves to paint outside directly from nature because she feels... Keep reading →
This Beverly Hills estate, also known as the Doheny Mansion, was designed by Architect Gordon Kaufmann in 1928. The estate was a gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny to his son, Edward “Ned” Doheny Jr., and his family. Today, the historic Greystone Mansion and Park is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and... Keep reading →
By Lisa Johnson Mandell Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is doing everything he can to make the sale of his Mid-Century Modern home a smash hit. He just reduced the price again by more than a million bucks, lowering it from $12,995,000 to $11,900,000. It was originally listed in July 2015 for $14.5 million. Bruckheimer bought the glass-and-steel compound in the Brentwood Park neighborhood in 1985, for... Keep reading →
By Neal J. Leitereg A Beverly Hills home once owned by the late singer O.C. Smith, known for his rendition of “Little Green Apples,” is on the market for $2.475 million. Smith, who won a Grammy for “Little Green Apples,” used royalties from the song to purchase the Midcentury Modern-style home. Adding to its pedigree, Philip... Keep reading →
Resting peacefully on a quiet cul-de-sac above the Beverly Hills Hotel and convenient to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Westside, this tranquil “home as art” is a rare urban haven. Originally designed by Reinhard Lesser in 1964 (from the office of famed architect Victor Gruen), this warmly artful hillside residence with canyon views was updated... Keep reading →