Vintage SoCal: Altadena mansion built by Andrew McNally charts a course to the late 1800s

By Lauren Beale Andrew McNally, co-founder of the atlas publishing company Rand McNally, put this Altadena mansion on the map. Built in 1888, the distinctive house is in the Queen Anne-style but more horizontal and less fussy than the vertical Victorians of the time. McNally often used the house, with its three-story rotunda, to entertain… Keep reading

Architect Paul Williams’ personal residence lists in L.A.’s Mid-City

By Lauren Beale Architect Paul Williams became known as an architect to the stars during his six-decade career catering to the Hollywood elite. The first African American to become a member of the American Institute of Architects, his client list included such names as Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power and Lucille Ball. To read the full article… Keep reading

Film editor Angus Wall goes big-budget for a Palisades Midcentury

By Jack Flemming Film editor Angus Wall has paid $6.5 million for a cinematic Midcentury Modern home in Pacific Palisades, records show. Sitting on a two-parcel bluff overlooking the ocean, the scenic spot takes in panoramic ocean views. To read the full article visit their website here. 

Film director Niki Caro wraps up a quick sale in the Hollywood Hills

By Jack Flemming Call it a short shoot for Niki Caro. The New Zealand-born director, who has helmed such films as “Whale Rider” and “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” has sold her home in Hollywood Hills West after about a month on the market. The two-bedroom cottage, built in 1938, went for $1.405 million, or more than… Keep reading

Celebrity homes priced to sell during the holiday crush

By Neal J. Leitereg & Jack Flemming Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still a few discounts to be had. Gerald Casale of Devo fame has listed his home in Palm Desert for sale at $1.495 million. Set on about half an acre of grounds, the well-preserved midcentury home was designed and… Keep reading

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