House-hunting? In the age of coronavirus, you might have to do virtual tours

By Jack Flemming Many of Los Angeles’ top real estate brokerages — including Compass, Douglas Elliman, Hilton & Hyland and Deasy Penner Podley — are telling their agents to work from home as the area deals with the spread of coronavirus. The office closures arrive after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday… Keep reading

Shia LaBeouf buys a Pasadena new build for $5.475 million

By Neal J. Leitereg Actor Shia LaBeouf has purchased a newly built home in Pasadena for $5.475 million, according to sources not authorized to comment publicly on the deal. Designed to evoke the period revival styles of the early 20th century, the Mediterranean-inspired residence sits on a third of an acre near the Huntington Library…. Keep reading

Altadena charmer with Dodgers ties seeks $2.4 million

An Altadena home once owned by former Dodgers reliever Jim Gott is now in play at $2.395 million. Gott, who pitched for the Dodgers for five seasons during his 14-year career, bought the property in 1992 for $590,000, records show. He sold the place in 1998 — three years after his retirement from baseball —… Keep reading

Paula Malcomson sells Mount Washington home in two weeks

By Neal J. Leitereg Actress Paula Malcomson has made quick work of selling her longtime home in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood of L.A. Listed for sale in February for $1.099 million, the updated Mid-Century residence sold in two weeks for $51,000 more than the asking price — $1.15 million. Malcomson was a first-time homebuyer… Keep reading

Vintage SoCal: An Early Bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak District

By Lauren Beale Tucked into the hills of southwest Pasadena is the 45-home Poppy Peak neighborhood, named for its highest point and the flowers that grew wild there. The land was purchased in 1924 by developer William Carr, who mapped out the residential lots and built his own home. The Roaring ‘20s were well underway,… Keep reading

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