Your latest LAaroe: architect to the Hollywood A list since 1929; Showcase magic; the dazzling Terminal 2; inside Liz’s last home
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Next Sunday, celebrities will emerge from their LA estates to attend the Academy Awards. Their world of global fame, lavish estates, even the Awards themselves started with the first international movie star, Mary Pickford. She and husband Douglas Fairbanks, were Hollywood’s original Brangelina, and their Pickfair estate was the first star crib. They were among the founders of the Academy, and Pickford won Best Actress in 1930, the second year. As the 88th Awards near, we’re honored to represent another beautiful, if less famous, Pickford estate — built the year the Awards were born and bought by the star in 1938.
John Aaroe
 
Starchitect Paul Williams’ picture-perfect Spanish villa

Set on a quiet cul-de-sac, lavished in flowering vines, 1711 Tropical Avenue is an ideal vision of the romantic Mediterranean villa. The 1929 residence owes every inch of its dreamlike beauty to architect Paul Williams, a master of interpreting period styles for a new era. The beautifully preserved and enhanced home has just been listed by Lisa Arden for $6,250,000.
Williams pioneered the patio as an extension of the house, so it’s not surprising that the heart of this home is a long, shady rear loggia overlooking a lush Mediterranean garden. With its softly splashing fountain and vast swimmer's pool, it’s a place to live by day and linger into evening. more »
 
WE’RE PRETTY SURE THEY HAVE WANDS

Kat Ward at Hometown Pasadena got a rare chance to snap “before” photos of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, a grand 1918 Mission Revival. We can hardly wait to tour this place in all its Showcase glory. But 16,000 square feet, a guest house and two acres of grounds? In two months? All we can say is, don’t try this at home. more »
LAX TERMINAL 2: READY FOR ITS CLOSEUP

It’s the terminal’s first upgrade in nearly 30 years — and it was well worth the wait. See how an ordinary trip has been transformed into three gleaming shopping and dining districts, anchored by a grand statement staircase. more »
A RARE AND POIGNANT LOOK AT LIZ’S LAST HOME

At the end of her life, Elizabeth Taylor allowed LA photographer Catherine Opie to photograph the interiors of her Bel-Air home. An exhibition of Opie’s images are on view in 700 Nimes Road, an exhibition at MOCA through May 8. Despite the millions of words written about her, these images of her belongings, from the ordinary to the dazzling, speak new volumes. more »
 
Featured listings & Open Houses
CEL​EBR​ITY​ ES​TAT​E
702​2 G​ras​swo​od ​Ave​nue​ | ​Mal​ibu​ | ​$6,​500​,00​0
Ryan Davis  more »
 
201​20 ​Pac​ifi​c C​oas​t H​igh​way​ | ​Mal​ibu​ | ​$4,​250​,00​0
Sally Forster Jones & Lisa Sockolov  more »
 
701​ Th​aye​r A​ve ​| L​itt​le ​Hol​mby​ | ​$3,​800​,00​0
Jane Brill Gavens  more »
 
917​ Ha​rtf​ord​ Wa​y |​ Be​ver​ly ​Hil​ls ​| $​35,​000​,00​0
Ryan Davis & Paul Stukin  more »
 
307​5 N​ica​da ​Dri​ve ​| H​olm​by ​Hil​ls ​| $​13,​000​,00​0
Elayne Ceder  more »
 
Ope​n S​und​ay ​1 -​ 4P​M
435​ No​rth​ Cr​oft​ Av​enu​e |​ Be​ver​ly ​Cen​ter​ | ​$1,​675​,00​0
Michelle Gurman  more »
 
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164​3 N​ort​h S​ier​ra ​Bon​ita​ Av​enu​e |​ Su​nse​t S​qua​re ​| $​1,2​49,​000
Sally Forster Jones & Joshua Smith  more »
 
756​9 W​ari​ng ​Ave​nue​ | ​Wes​t H​oll​ywo​od ​| $​1,5​95,​000
Julz Heaney & Valerie Finlayson  more »
 
131​8 N​ort​h B​ent​on ​Way​ | ​Sil​ver​ La​ke ​| $​1,1​49,​000
Sally Forster Jones & Joshua Smith  more »
 
403​0 S​tan​sbu​ry ​Ave​nue​ | ​She​rma​n O​aks​ | ​$2,​395​,00​0
Donovan Healey  more »
 
Ope​n S​und​ay ​1 -​ 4P​M
396​4 H​ope​val​e D​riv​e |​ Sh​erm​an ​Oak​s |​ $9​29,​000
Jay Martinez & Gilbert Dirige  more »
 
417​2 B​eck​ Av​enu​e |​ St​udi​o C​ity​ | ​$1,​899​,00​0
Michael Bergin & Craig Strong  more »
 
Ope​n S​und​ay ​1 -​ 4P​M
416​7 K​lum​p A​ven​ue ​| S​tud​io ​Cit​y |​ $1​,24​9,0​00
Gary Steinberg  more »
 
446​1 V​an ​Noo​rd ​Ave​nue​ | ​Stu​dio​ Ci​ty ​| $​1,1​99,​000
Alan Taylor  more »
 
161​31 ​Roy​al ​Oak​ Ro​ad ​| E​nci​no ​| $​2,4​99,​000
Kevin Driscoll  more »
 
Ope​n S​und​ay ​1 -​ 4P​M
426​3 N​ava​jo ​Ave​nue​ | ​Tol​uca​ La​ke ​| $​2,9​50,​000
Joan Duffy  more »
 
Ope​n S​atu​rda​y &​ Su​nda​y 2​ - ​4PM
320​ Li​nda​ Vi​sta​ Av​enu​e |​ Pa​sad​ena​ | ​$1,​995​,00​0
Maggie Navarro  more »
 
Ope​n S​atu​rda​y &​ Su​nda​y 1​ - ​4PM
700​ Ea​st ​Uni​on ​Str​eet​ #2​06 ​| P​asa​den​a |​ $7​29,​000
Leslie Marquez  more »
 
133​3 W​ent​wor​th ​Ave​nue​ | ​Pas​ade​na ​| $​13,​800​,00​0
Darren Winston  more »
 
125​5 M​ora​da ​Pla​ce ​| A​lta​den​a |​ $1​,50​0,0​00
Ted Clark & Heather Lillard  more »
 
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