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    The Former Home of a Late Hollywood Heiress Is Newly Listed at $2.8 Million

    Barbara Warner Howard grew up in one of the most famous homes in all of Beverly Hills. Built in the 1930s by her father, entertainment industry pioneer and film executive Jack Warner, the founder of Warner Bros., the palatial Georgian-style mansion (and its ten acres of landscaped grounds) was later owned by David Geffen, who, after three decades in residence, sold up in 2020 for $165 million to Jeff Bezos.

    As the daughter of one of Hollywood’s most influential moguls, Howard lived a life sprinkled with showbiz fairy dust. So the stories go: Judy Garland sang at her Sweet 16 party, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor attended her debutante ball, and she once climbed through a window at the legendary Brown Derby restaurant to escape the wandering hands of Robert Evans.

    She later lived in Paris, where she married and divorced twice before returning to Los Angeles and marrying screenwriter and producer Cy Howard. They were married until his 1993 death. Howard eventually settled in New York City, where she became a dedicated patron of the arts and a founding member of the New York Theatre Workshop. She lived for a time in a double-height apartment at the Gainsborough Studios building on Central Park South before moving downtown to a penthouse apartment atop an old, converted hotel on lower Fifth Avenue.

    The living room offers cinematic views thanks to massive picture windows.

    Jason Harlem

    In 2004, tax records show Howard dropped $1.45 million for a house back in Los Angeles, one much more modest in scale than her childhood home. The 2,600-square-foot home, set just above Hollywood Boulevard on a prime parcel in the historic Whitley Heights neighborhood and mostly obscured behind high hedging and security gates, is elevated atop a street-level two-car garage amid lush semi-tropical landscaping. The main living spaces are on the upper level to maximize light and views.

    Howard, who died late last year at 88, sold the house in late 2013 for $1.6 million to TV producer Nick Rabb Weidenfeld and his wife Amantha. Tax records show the property last changed hands in 2021, when the Weidenfelds sold it for $2.5 million, and now the circa 1950, late Moderne-style residence is newly on the market with Tim Swan at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties for a tetch under $2.8 million.

    Dubbed “Graciebird” and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the property offers sweeping views that, on a clear day, extend all the way from the downtown skyline to the Pacific Ocean. Updated with in-ceiling speakers and other creature comforts, the home retains many period details. Coved ceilings in the step-down fireside library/den and in the formal dining room add sensual curves matched in the decorative wrought iron railings featured both within the house and outside along a second-floor balcony.

    The backyard is a private, courtyard-style oasis.

    Jason Harlem

    Gigantic, mullioned picture windows converge in a corner of the nearly 400-square-foot living room, making for a cinematic view of the city lights through the surrounding trees, while the eat-in kitchen is up to date and the bathrooms showcase well-preserved vintage tile work. 

    All together, there are three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms dispersed over two floors. On the lower level, along with a couple of bedrooms and baths, a family room opens to a herringbone-pattern brick patio amid lush tropical plantings.

    The narrow, winding streets of the Whitley Heights neighborhood have long been popular with entertainment industry movers and shakers. Golden Age icons like Carole Lombard, Carmen Miranda, Rudolph Valentino, Ronald Reagan, and Charlie Chaplin all resided in the hilly enclave, as have modern-day film and TV stars Ellen Pompeo, Busy Philipps, Rachel Bilson, and Ginnifer Goodwin.

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    Inside Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s $4.8 Million West Hollywood Condo

    If you find Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Hancock Park estate a little too big, why not opt for the couple’s L.A. condo instead?

    The Black Sabbath rocker and his wife have listed their longtime West Hollywood apartment for just under $4.8 million, as reported by Dirt. The palatial 10th-floor unit is located inside the always-buzzy Sierra Towers. Over the years, the swanky 31-story high-rise has played host to stars including Elton John, Cher, Sandra Bullock, and Courteney Cox, to name a few. The pair scooped up the pad back in 2014, but are now looking to offload it ahead of a potential move across the pond.

    Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have put their Los Angeles condo on the market for $4.8 million

    Tyler Hogan

    Spanning an impressive 2,117 square feet, the sprawling abode offers up two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The bright and airy living quarters have been totally revamped, decked out with glossy stone floors and huge floor-to-ceiling windows that afford dramatic views of the surrounding city and grassy hillside. Of course, if you head out to the terrace, the vistas are even better.  

    The open-plan layout sees a large living room lead into a dining area and kitchen. The latter sports sleek stainless-steel appliances, shiny all-white cabinets, and a gray tiled backsplash. Elsewhere, the office has its own en suite and could double as a guest room.

    The unit sits on the 10th floor of the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood and overlooks the city

    Tyler Hogan

    Naturally, the Jack A. Charney-designed building has a slew of amenities that residents can take advantage of, including a huge swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, and sun deck. You’ll also have 24-hour security and a concierge.

    The former reality stars put their Hancock Park home on the market in July 2022, though the estate has yet to sell. At the time, the Brits were reported to be relocating to the U.K. to avoid the taxes in California. Now that they’ve put another U.S. property up for sale, it seems like they’re finally getting closer to making the move back home.

    Jonah Wilson and Josh Greer of Carolwood Estates hold the listing together.

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    Jackie Kennedy’s Former Summer Home in the Hamptons Just Listed for $55 Million

    If you’re thinking of snagging a summer house in the Hamptons, the estate where Jackie Kennedy Onassis once vacationed could be your next getaway.  

    Aptly named Lasata, the Native American word for “place of peace,” the palatial property has been hoisted onto the market for a cool $55 million, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Originally built in 1917 by architect Arthur C. Jackson, the abode was previously owned by John Vernou Bouvier Jr., who was the grandfather of the former First Lady. The roughly seven-acre spread is said to be where Onassis would often spend her summers as a child.  

    Lasata, the former childhood summer home of Jackie O, just listed for $55 million

    Stephen Kent Johnson/OTTO

    Today, the residence is being offered up by Hollywood producer David Zander, who bought the pad in 2018 from fashion designer and Tiffany’s former chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff. During Zander’s five years of ownership, he has made substantial renovations to the 8,500-square-foot main house, including revamping the interiors and rebuilding parts of the exterior.

    “Every time I think there’s a spot in the house that I love the most, I go and sit somewhere else and I love that the most,” Zander told the WSJ. The Spring Breakers producer tapped Pierre Yovanovitch for the design and brought in French landscape architect Louis Benech to tackle the formal gardens.  

    French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch updated the interiors during a recent renovation

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    Internally, you’ll find hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings, and oversized casement windows throughout. The living room is completely flooded with natural light and features glass French doors. Elsewhere, the dining room sports built-in bookshelves and a cozy fireplace. In addition to the eight-bedroom estate, the grounds of Lasata also comprise a separate two-bedroom guest cottage, a large swimming pool, a pool house, and a three-car garage. 

    “It’s so well known in town,” Eileen O’Neill of Corcoran, who holds the listing with Ed Petrie of Compass, told the newspaper of the compound. “It’s such a part of East Hampton history as well as American history. So that definitely is a draw for people.” 

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    Madonna’s Former Hollywood Hills Manse Just Hit the Market for $21 Million

    A pedigreed property in the Hollywood Hills where Madonna used to reside has just hit the market, and the digs are just as eccentric as the Queen of Pop herself. 

    Known as Castillo del Lago, the singer’s former manse is listed for a cool $21 million, offered up by the current owner, fashion designer Leon Max, The Wall Street Journal first reported. The Material Girl picked up the abode back in 1993, but she ultimately sold it shortly after in 1996. Originally designed in the ‘20s by renowned architect John DeLario, the Spanish-style estate is believed to be among the first homes to be built in Los Angeles. It’s also where 1930s mobster Bugsy Siegel set up a gambling den and several scenes of Beverly Hills Cop were filmed.  

    Madonna’s former Hollywood Hills mansion just listed for $21 million

    Jim Bartsch/Carolwood Estates

    Now considered a local landmark, the residence sits at the top of a scenic ridge. It comprises two towers, each of which offers a bird’s eye view of the iconic Hollywood sign. (Seriously, you can’t miss it.) Sited on a three-acre lot, the castle-like spread is surrounded by lush lawns, rose gardens, citrus trees and fountains galore. The grounds also sport a sparkling lap pool, an outdoor fireplace, a two-car garage and a dreamy central courtyard that’s covered in wisteria.  

    Originally designed by architect John DeLario, the formal dining room has a honeycomb ceiling

    Jim Bartsch/Carolwood Estates

    Measuring an impressive 10,513 square feet, the spread includes nine bedrooms and six baths. Internally, there are a ton of old-world architectural details. Think coffered ceilings, terra-cotta flooring, intricate tilework, sculpted archways and wrought iron accents throughout. A vintage, wood-paneled elevator and library are among the home’s most notable features. 

    In the formal dining room, you’ll find a striking, geometric ceiling that resembles golden honeycombs. Elsewhere, the primary suite has its own dedicated wing which encompasses multiple sitting areas and dual baths. Of course, if you’re in it for the perks, a media room, a wine cellar and a separate gym are among some of the amenities.

    The house was built in the 1920s in a Spanish-style

    Jim Bartsch/Carolwood Estates

    According to WSJ, Max is shopping the prized pad around because he’s headed across the pond to England. Though we imagine he’ll have a hard time leaving this place behind.

    Linda May and Brett Lawyer of Carolwood Estates hold the listing together.

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    Darling Digs: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Glitzy Palm Springs Hideaway Just Hit the Market for $3.8 Million

    The former home of late Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor is up for grabs, and it’s just as over-the-top as you’d expect.

    The socialite’s glitzy Palm Springs pad was originally custom-built in 1964 for her sister, Magda, by her fourth husband, Arthur “Tony” Gallucci. Though, Zsa Zsa lived there after her sibling passed away in 1997. In the years since it’s been given a modern and maximalist refresh thanks to its current owners. Interior designer Tracy Turco and her husband, Jerry, who’s a real estate developer, scooped up the three-bedroom residence back in 2020, reported Mansion Global. “When we found out the Gabor estate was for sale—totally glamour—I wanted it before I had even seen it. Hollywood-Regency style is my aesthetic!” Tracy told the listing site over email.  

    The Palm Springs home of late actress Zsa Zsa Gabor just listed for $3.8 million

    Michael Roth

    The midcentury stunner is set on an elevated plain atop the picturesque Little Tuscany neighborhood. The spare desert setting makes the playful, pink brick exterior stand out all the more. Outside, you’ll find a giant mosaic-tile swimming pool complete with a stone deck and statues. Inside, nearly every inch of the 3,500-square-foot estate is a study in baroque aesthetics. There are shimmering chandeliers and mirrored walls throughout, which were part of the original home. Oh yeah, and all of the furnishings, a grand piano and even a portrait of Magda are all included in the sale. The latter is worth a whopping $20,000, according to agent Conrad Miller of Avenue 8, who holds the listing with colleague Brandon Holland. 

    The home still has its original mirrored walls but has been renovated by owner and interior designer Tracy Turco

    Michael Roth

    Naturally, the Turcos put their own artsy stamp on the place. The kitchen, which has ample wine storage and an original Hungarian rotisserie, features a metallic gold ceiling and black cabinets. Elsewhere, funky wallpaper designs are plastered all over the abode. In the primary suite, the couple added an office and seating area. The space also has pink carpeting and a matching closet, a makeup room, an en suite bath and striking views of the surrounding mountains.  

    The California estate can now be yours for a cool $3.8 million, and to quote Zsa Zsa, it’s simple, darling.  

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    Jim Carrey Just Listed His $29 Million Ranch-Style LA Manse for the First Time in 30 Years

    No, this is not a joke. The longtime Los Angeles home of actor, artist and all-around funnyman Jim Carrey is up for grabs. 

    The comedy legend is parting ways with his Hollywood hideaway after nearly three decades of ownership; now, the two-acre spread can be yours for a cool $28.9 million. The ranch-style residence in Brentwood offers up five bedrooms, six bathrooms and over 12,000 square feet of living space. Plus, the grassy grounds aren’t too shabby either—complete with a north-south tennis court and a rock-lined waterfall swimming pool and spa. He told The Wall Street Journal the pad has served as “a place of enchantment and inspiration” for him ever since he scooped it up in the ‘90s.  

    Actor Jim Carrey’s just listed his longtime Los Angeles residence for $28.9 million.

    Daniel Dahler for Sotheby’s International Realty

    For those interested in keeping an equally low profile, the sanctuary is hidden from the street, set behind 280 feet of hedged frontage. The shaded entryway opens up to bright and airy interiors, which currently serve as a gallery for some of Carrey’s own artworks. (Don’t get too attached, though, as they aren’t included in the sale.) Throughout the common areas, you’ll find soaring pitched beamed ceilings, polished brick and hardwood flooring, multiple skylights and French doors galore. The living, dining and family rooms are all super cozy thanks to numerous fireplaces.  

    The home theater has been custom-built and showcases costumes and memorabilia from Carrey’s most iconic movie roles.

    Daniel Dahler for Sotheby’s International Realty

    Of course, the film star’s colorful creations aren’t the only mementos on display. According to listing photos, many of his awards and movie memorabilia have been stashed in the swanky home theater. Think costumes from The Grinch, The Cable Guy and Batman Forever, to name a few. The space itself has been customized with mohair-covered sofas, a concession area, burl wood columns and a black marble bathroom. Elsewhere, the primary suite is just as over-the-top. It features a private covered balcony, sitting area and soaking tub. 

    The backyard was designed to feel like its own tranquil escape with a yoga and meditation platform, organic vegetable garden and a pool house that comes with an infrared sauna and steam room. Speaking with WSJ, Carrey said that he doesn’t spend much time at the abode anymore, so he wants “someone else to enjoy it” as he has.

    Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

    Click here to see all the photos of Jim Carrey’s Brentwood home.   

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