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Bob Hope’s longtime Toluca Lake estate fetches $15 million

Los Angeles businessman Ron Burkle has doubled down on Bob Hope estates, buying the late comic’s longtime Toluca Lake compound for $15 million. Two years ago, the billionaire paid $13 million for a modernist home in Palm Springs that was designed...

My Favorite Room: Colleen Ballinger makes room in her office for Miranda and her YouTube fans

In Colleen Ballinger’s Encino home office, her fans are the interior designers. Best known for her alter ego and YouTube character, Miranda Sings, Ballinger has designated half of the room as Miranda’s space. The area serves as the backdrop...

Home of the Week: Bel-Air mansion bathes its amenities in opulence

Found in Bel-Air, this Mediterranean compound sports a lavish look reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Things quickly modernize inside, where a palatial 20,000-square-foot entertainment area flaunts a luxurious lineup of amenities. An indoor pool...

Hot Property Newsletter: What’s behind that price drop?

Nothing will catch a real estate reporter’s attention quite as quickly as what looks like a substantial price chop or loss in a high-rent part of town. But a scratch of the surface often reveals a perfectly good reason for what looks like...

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson circles the bases on a new home in Studio City

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has picked up a new home base in Studio City, buying a modern farmhouse-inspired home for $3.15 million. Completed two years ago, the custom two-story features five bedrooms, six bathrooms and nearly 5,000 square...

Actor Rob Lowe lists his scenic spot in Montecito for $47 million

Actor Rob Lowe and his wife, jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe, have listed their estate in Montecito for $47 million. Set on 3.4 acres of scenic grounds, the property centers on a 10,000-square-foot main house that was designed by architect Don...

Musician PJ Harvey quickly finds fan of WeHo condo

A day after listing her West Hollywood condo for $2.975 million, musician PJ Harvey has identified a buyer. The sale of the residence, found on the 29th floor of the Sierra Towers building, is currently pending, according to the Multiple Listing...

What $1 million buys right now in three Santa Barbara County communities

Here’s a look at what roughly $1 million buys right now in the Eastside, Orcutt and Solvang communities in Santa Barbara County. EASTSIDE: A contemporary remodel has brought this 1950s ranch into the 21st century. Address: 1375 Sycamore Canyon...

Orange County’s boring ‘burbs get HGTV makeovers

Some Orange County suburbs are known for row after row of builder-basic homes — all seemingly covered in 50 shades of beige. Enter Jasmine Roth, a kind of designer-doctor-builder who revives personality challenged O.C. cookie-cutter homes...

Kelly Clarkson snaps up a modern farmhouse in Encino for $8.5 million

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson has bought an Encino home that’s a little bit country for $8.5 million. Built this year, the two-story home is modeled after a farmhouse and features a steep roofline, metal roof and wide...