5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin chooses Studio City

Within the past month alone, three of the four members of Australian boyband 5 Seconds of Summer have become first-time Los Angeles homeowners. Bass guitarist Calum Hood bought a house in the Hollywood Hills. So did lead vocalist Luke Hemmings. Now it’s drummer Ashton Irwin’s turn. Just because Yolanda wouldn’t know a 5SOS song if it popped us in […]

Tech bazillionaire Jim Payne plunks down $18 million in trendy Trousdale Estates

The best residential section of Beverly Hills — Trousdale Estates — was hotter and trendier than ever in 2016. Just count the three $30 million+ property sales, two of which were sold for land value only. Ain’t it amazing that only 15 or so years ago, the area was still considered rather déclassé by members of LA’s snootier […]

Neil Diamond drops $7 million on one of Malibu’s “Blue Whale Estates”

Though he’s well into his 70s, bestselling singer/songwriter and national treasure Neil Diamond is still a spry guy. Only 120 million records sold later, he still bounces around LA and he got married to his third wife, Katie McNeil, several years ago. And now he’s prepping for his 2017 “50th anniversary tour“. So it’s really […]

JoAnna Garcia & Nick Swisher splurge on an $8 million Windsor Square entertainer’s dream

A lot of wealthy folks still seem to be under outdated, preconceived notions about the Hancock Park/Windsor Square neighborhoods of Los Angeles. They say there’s too much traffic, there’s too much crime, people there are too stodgy and blue-blooded and old money. Which is all a bit of a shame because the area is actually highly diverse — […]