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When architectural beauties go Hollywood

Any home designed by the revered Richard Neutra naturally captures the architectural spotlight. But the 1953 Schaarman House is owned by advertising icon Jeffrey B. Gorman — a man who appreciates its star appeal as much as its dramatic beauty. With his help, it’s amassed a string of film and comm...

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And the Best Performance by a Home goes to …

OK, it’s not a category. But in view of all the houses that have played key roles in famous movies — or played home to their stars — maybe it should be. In looking for examples, we’d hardly know where to start if we hadn’t just listed this lavish two-story Colonial Revival on Mapleton Drive in Ho...

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The list: 26 most expensive houses for sale in LA

At John Aaroe Group, we represent everything from cozy pied-a-terres and first-time homes to resort properties in Sun Valley and Kau’ai. We also represent an array of spectacular estates. Right now, our name is on five of the 26 most expensive mansions on the market in Los Angeles, just listed by...

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Opulent English Tudor just listed in Bradbury Estates

An opulent two-story English Tudor style estate on 2.45 acres in the San Gabriel Valley’s guard-gated Bradbury Estates has been listed by John Aaroe Group. The property at 18 Dovetail Lane is offered at $18,890,000.The estate was developed by Chateau Group USA, one of the most successful private ...

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Enhanced Smathers gem commands Nichols Canyon views on three sides

Seen from some angles, the villa seems to float high on the side of Nichols Canyon. Created by celebrity architect Fred Smathers, who made the canyon his canvas again and again, this is the Mediterranean villa at its modern essence. Surrounded by 270-degree views, this is the sensational home you...

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Spectacular new $32.5M waterside villa emerges in Bel-Air

At more than 800 feet above sea level, Upper Bel-Air has always been prized for its unparalleled views of the city. Now a lavish new private villa has laid claim to its rarest, most tranquil vista of all: a long, end-to-end view of the gleaming waters of the rarely glimpsed Stone Canyon Reservoir...

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Cher’s Egyptian fantasy becomes equestrian paradise

Surrounded by sweeping landscaping and stunning canyon views, an incomparable equestrian world unfolds across sixteen magnificent, gated acres. Miles of riding trails meander through old-growth woodlands, winding home to five deluxe stables and two horse rings. Where is this rustic paradise? At ...

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The last vast compound site in Beverly Hills

In Benedict Canyon, minutes from Rodeo Drive and behind a guarded gate, an incomparable equestrian dream unfolds across sixteen magnificent acres. Here, miles of riding trails meander through magical woodlands, winding back home to five deluxe stables and two horse rings. A 20,000 square foot mai...

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Rare find in West Hollywood’s historic Spaulding Square

One of LA’s most beautiful vintage communities, Spaulding Square lies moments from the Directors Guild Theaters, Chateau Marmont, the Laugh Factory, the Strip, Sunset Plaza and more iconic Hollywood haunts. The lovingly tended period revival and Craftsman bungalows on its small, tree-lined av...

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Melanie Mar shapes Hollywood Hills estate from the ground up

Melanie Mar has been a teen model, a reality TV relationship specialist and a professional life coach. But her biggest passion has always been design in all its forms. Recently, she took that fascination to the next level, developing and designing a striking architectural estate above the Sunset ...