Real Estate Advice

Creating Luxurious Flooring For Every Room of Your Home

The trick is to make it chic, cozy and durable The type of flooring you select lays the groundwork for the rest of your home. “Flooring is one of the most important components in a house, no matter the budget,” said Los Angeles-based designer Cortney Novogratz of The Novogratz. “You should pay more attention to it and put [...]

Will Hurricane Irma’s near miss sink Miami real estate prices?

After a nerve-racking week of waiting and watching, South Florida was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma’s 185 mph winds. It’s too soon to tell if Irma will have any substantial impact on South Florida real estate. Empirical evidence will take a few months to show whether the storm scared away potential buyers in significant [...]

Historic Owlwood Estate Comes Back Up for Sale at $180 Million

The sprawling, approximately ten-acre estate currently has one existing residence, an ornately articulated Italian Renaissance villa designed by illustrious architect Robert D. Farquhar and built in 1936 for Florence Letts Quinn, ex-wife of department store magnate Arthur Letts, Junior. Subsequent owners of the conspicuously opulent 12,200-square-foot mansion include hotelier Joseph Drown, business partner of Conrad [...]

Paul McClean on his “wild” ride to prominence and that $500M spec home

Irish architect is designing Nile Niami giga-mansion Ireland-born architect Paul McClean has become somewhat synonymous with the high-end housing boom in Los Angeles. While he was undoubtedly prolific before — designing homes for celebrities and high-net-worth buyers that include Clavin Klein and the Winklevoss Twins — McClean became a household name last year after it [...]

Star Broker or Not? Decision Comes Down to Deciding Who Can Get the Job Done

In luxury real estate, any type of branding, from the name of the building to the attached star architect, developer or designer, can add value and help drive sales. But what’s the impact of a star broker when it comes to buying or selling a property? That depends on how the broker made a name for him or herself, [...]

Compass broker Tomer Fridman to star in new Kardashian real estate show

Real estate agent to the stars Tomer Fridman and Scott Disick of “Keeping up with the Kardashian” fame are partnering up to star in a reality show centered around house flipping. The show is tentatively being called “Royally Flipped” and the pilot is already in the works, featuring homes in Malibu and the San Fernando [...]

8-story ‘micro hotel’ planned next to Mama Shelter in Hollywood

The 212-room hotel will offer guests the chance to “customize” their experience Last month, we reported on a mysterious hotel project proposed for a part of Hollywood that’s not going to have any shortage of hotel rooms before long. Now, the city has released an environmental study that sheds more light on the project. Located next door to Mama Shelter on [...]

West Hollywood is Los Angeles’s Shabby Chic Neighborhood

Liberal, stylish and at times hedonistic, West Hollywood is famous for its all-night entertainment, youthful culture, beautiful people and palm tree-lined streets with views of the iconic Hollywood sign. The boundaries Situated in the heart of Los Angeles County, West Hollywood (or WeHo as it’s called) is between Beverly Hills and East Hollywood, and it [...]

Condos Conquer Los Angeles

Chinese developers are fueling building boom New condominiums are sprouting in downtown Los Angeles at the fastest pace since the 2008 crash, in a sign that a city synonymous with sprawl is embracing dense urban living. Almost 2,000 new luxury condos are under development or being sold on or ahead of schedule, according to brokers, [...]

Is Angelina Jolie buying Cecil B. DeMille’s stunning Los Feliz estate?

Located in gated Laughlin Park, the house is listed for nearly $25 million For years, actress Angelina Jolie and ex-husband Brad Pitt lived in a home in Los Feliz’s chic Oaks neighborhood, and now, even though the couple is divorcing, it appears Jolie is staying in the area. Varietyhears that the Maleficent actress has made an offer on the [...]