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  • Iconic Neutra-Designed Home Featured in Slim Aarons Photo Hits the Market
    on October 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    The Kaufmann Desert House—once home to singer singer Barry Manilow—is listed at 5 million Taken in 1970, Poolside Gossip shows Lita Baron approaching Nelda Linsk (right), wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, and Helen Dzo Dzo as they chat by the pool at the Kaufmann house.Photo: Slim Aarons One of legendary architect Richard Neutra’s iconic Palm Springs,

  • In Palm Springs, Neutra’s famed Kaufmann Desert House aims for 5 million
    on October 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Set on two acres with the San Jacinto Mountains as the backdrop, the Midcentury gem holds five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 3,162 square feet. (Daniel Solomon) In Southern California, a select group of homes are so iconic that their names are more recognizable than the stars that inhabit them. The Stahl House in Hollywood

  • Famed Kaufmann House in Palm Springs on market for 5M
    on October 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    The iconic Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, designed by Richard Neutra and made internationally famous in Slim Aarons’ “Poolside Gossip” photograph, is on the market for 5 million. The listing for the home says it’s “an investment in one of the world’s most important treasures of modernism.” Built in the late 1940s of metal, glass, and Utah stone,

  • Manhattan Beach home of former UCLA football coach Jim Mora hits the market
    on September 1, 2020 at 11:16 pm

      Former UCLA football coach Jim Mora has tossed his Manhattan Beach home onto the market for 1.995 million. The custom home in the beach city’s Hill Section was designed by Hermosa Beach-based firm Starr Design Group. A gated courtyard marks the entrance to the six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom house. Inside, the home has riffs on contemporary

  • Signs of Recovery? U.S. Business Activity and Home Sales Surge
    on August 24, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    (Reuters) – In signs an economic recovery may be picking up speed, U.S. home sales rose at a record rate for a second straight month in July, and purchasing managers in both the manufacturing and services sectors report business activity has accelerated at a brisker-than-expected pace this month. With mortgage rates holding near record lows and a work-from-home trend apparently enticing many Americans

  • Los Angeles’s Luxury Real Estate Market Might Be Covid-19 Proof
    on August 10, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    In late June, Lillian Lim, an independent developer whose company Sea Society LLC buys and renovates homes, listed a 2,400-square-foot craftsman-style home a short walk from the Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. She’d bought it for .5 million in 2019 and done extensive renovations; within a week of listing it for .495 million, she

  • Pittsburgh DoubleTree Wraps Up Multimillion-Dollar Renovation
    on August 3, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Integrated Capital, a Los Angeles-based, private real estate advisory and investment firm, completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of the 140-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands. The hotel is operated by Hospitality Ventures Management Group, a private hotel investment, ownership and management company, on behalf of Integrated Capital. “Though construction materials are much harder

  • 5 Los Angeles Hiking Trails
    on July 21, 2020 at 12:18 am

    1. Abalone Cove 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Abalone Cove Shoreline Park features 2 beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff-top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The views of the ocean and Catalina Island are spectacular! There is direct access to a parking lot off Palos Verdes Drive

  • 3 Smart Home Spruce Ups for Summer
    on July 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Security, shading, and sublime outdoor A/V top the list of features to add to your smart home this summer. With summer just around the bend, you might be planning a vacation or thinking of spending more time outdoors. Basically, you’ll be spending less time inside your house. It may seem like the worse time to

  • The Pros and Cons of a Dark Exterior
    on July 14, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      My well-documented obsession with all things designer Sarah Sherman Samuel does continues, and in today’s latest installment, I wanted to discuss her decision to paint the exterior of the #SamuelFixerUpper black. Or off-black. “Caviar” by Sherwin-Williams, to be exact, and this isn’t the first time she’s gone dark on the outside of her own home. So one thing’s for