American Idol creator Simon Fuller seeks $37.5 million in Bel Air

Seems like most Bel Air properties available for purchase these days are of the ultra-contemporary architectural variety, but there are still a handful of old-school classics, too. Though it’s not publicly listed for sale, mega-loaded Idol franchise creator Simon Fuller has quietly engaged one of LA’s most successful realtors to discreetly shop around his historic Bel Air spread […]

Calvin Harris coughs up nearly $14 million for a vacant Bel Air lot and mansion plans

Much of Lower Bel Air — one of America’s priciest neighborhoods — looks more like a warzone these days than the genteel old money mansionville of yore. Blame it on the skyrocketing sale prices of contemporary LA mansions in recent years. Cash-flush developers are frothin’ at the mouth to build ever-bigger compounds on speculation — […]

Ousted MGM CEO Gary Barber lays down $14 million on a vacant Beverly Hills promontory

Way back in early 2013, when the real estate market was still in recovery mode from our most recent economic recession, Mexican investor Mauricio Oberfeld coughed up $6,250,000 for a classic mid-century modern residence in Beverly Hills. Unfortunately for the ol’ gurl, she happened to be situated on one of the best lots in the […]

Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner cop a $13.5 million Beverly Hills (Post Office) lovenest

Someone in South Carolina won a $1.5 billion lottery jackpot last night. We imagine that (as yet unnamed) individual is probably — between fainting spells and euphoric jig-dancin’ — wondering how to spend all that cash. Stock investments? A first-class world tour? Cocaine? Well, if the lucky dude (or dudette) takes a cue from other […]

Billionaire Torstein Hagen shells out $11 million in Malibu’s Sea Level enclave

Malibu’s ironically-named Broad Beach is swarmed with celeb residents and tourists alike, but there’s still a couple spots where one can avoid pesky paparazzos and other hoi polloi. Just off the main drag are two lowkey gated communities (more like two gated roads, really) that feature multimillion-dollar homes set at sea level, down below the […]

Joe Rogan dumps a record-shattering $5 million in Bell Canyon

Although it’s one of Southern California’s wealthiest communities, Bell Canyon is oft-overlooked by the press. Part of the blame lies with its rather remote location — though technically within the Ventura County boundaries, homes there must be accessed by driving through the LA County neighborhood of West Hills, making the area just a particularly far-flung […]

Ellen DeGeneres buys and sells in Montecito and Carpinteria (again)

We don’t know anyone who moves more frequently than Ellen DeGeneres. The TV talk show hostess’s property portfolio is so constantly in flux that her business manager and realtors alike must have mansion-laced nightmares about the dozens of transactions she’s initiated over the past few years. (Still, the hefty fees they’ve reaped from her perpetual […]

Lead Edge Capital’s Mitchell Green drops $16 million in Montecito

Don’t call us jet setters — the truth is far, far from that — but we’ve done a small patch of traveling in our time. Despite the allure of more exotic locales, one of our favorite earthly destinations remains the quaint seaside town of Montecito (CA). For any geographically-challenged readers, Montecito is located immediately next […]