Wrigley’s chewing gum heir Jim Offield spends big in Venice

High-end real estate everywhere in LA is hotter than ever, but real estate in the once-gritty-but-now-gentrified-and-blazingly-expensive seaside community of Venice (CA) is particularly so. Yolanda has written about the area more than once — including our discussion of actress Emilia Clarke’s stunning new spread — but admittedly we don’t give the neighborhood as much attention […]

Alo Yoga CEO Danny Harris stretches out $30 million in Holmby Hills

After a very long slog on the market, Bebe clothing founder Manny Mashouf finally managed to dump his sublimely-located Holmby Hills villa for $30,000,000 this month (February 2017). That’s a far cry from the arguably downright greedy $45 million he originally wanted but it’s still a monster haul, of course. Mr. Mashouf originally purchased the […]

Ed Snider’s widow Lin Spivak shells out $7 million in Brentwood

Last April (2016) billionaire entertainment and pro sports magnate Ed Snider succumbed to cancer in his colossal Montecito estate (more on that place in a minute) at the ripe old age of 83. He left behind a colorful legacy of multiple successful businesses, millions of dollars donated to philanthropic causes, expensive homes across the country, and […]

An Indonesian billionaire sells his $24 million Sunset Strip showpiece to a Thai billionaire

Besides all the celebrity residents, the Hollywood Hills is perhaps best-known for its proliferation of expensive homes that are perched on often-extraordinarily stingy lots. The vast majority of residences sit right up on top of the street. Either that or they’re dangerously perched on top of cliffs, as Demi Lovato recently discovered. Space is very limited. […]

Comedian Tony Cavalero buys Marlon Brando’s old Paul Williams haunt

One thing we love about the Hollywood Hills is the proliferation of unique and idiosyncratic homes everywhere. Go for a drive on Mulholland or down Laurel Canyon and on every wee side street there’s liable to be a random architectural gem hidden behind hedges and gates. So when our friend Vlad the Revealer at Celebrity Address […]

Duty Free heiress Alexandra von Furstenberg dishes out $16 million on Malibu’s Point Dume

On this blog Yolanda gabs about two types of people, generally speaking: rich folks and really rich folks. And airport stores heiress turned fashion designer Alexandra von Furstenberg most assuredly falls into the latter category. Ms. von Furstenberg — born Alexandra Miller — famously married into royalty in 1995, when she hitched her wealthy wagon to […]