James Perse requests $40 million for his Point Dume showplace

[EDIT (3/9/19): Yolanda’s original post misstated the architect of the James Perse house. The residence was designed by the firm Nicolas, Budd, Dutton, with architect Bill Nicholas as the partner-in-charge. Our apologies for the error.] Today is a very special day! Not only are we blessed with a beautiful Friday, but one of Yolanda’s all-time […]

Rails founder Jeff Abrams pays $10 million for Montecito’s Palmyra estate

With its near-perfect Mediterranean climate, rolling mountains and tranquil ocean vistas, you can always count on Montecito to serve up some lovely real estate listings. So today we journey up north to check out the properly beautiful Palmyra estate, a 4.5-acre compound located in the foothills near the western end of Montecito, just a few […]

Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian doles out $17.5 million for Avicii’s house

Yolanda was on a flight back home to LA earlier this week. And recently our pocketbook has become a bit pinched, so unfortunately we were herded like cattle on a hideous commercial flight, and not our preferred private method of travel. Anyway, we tuned out the ugly screaming babies and the grouchy plebes around us by watching the […]

Jamie Kern Lima tosses down $35 million cash on a major Montecito estate

A mere three months have passed since the devastating Montecito mudslides, which killed more than 20 local residents, injured dozens, caused a mass evacuation, and devastated the local economy. Our scholarly Santa Barbara-based friend/tipster Barbara Bane — who we have previously mentioned on this blog — grimly prophesied that the mudslides will continue to haunt […]

Wristwatch entrepreneur John Simonian antes up $32 million in Beverly Park

Though long considered the most prestigious guard-gated community in Southern California, the opulent Beverly Park seems lately to have declined in popularity among the ultra-wealthy jetset. Folks with cash to burn are routinely choosing other areas — Trousdale Estates, Bel Air, Holmby Hills — over the big BP. For this, the most common reason cited […]

Morphe makeup moguls Chris & Linda Tawil dump a record-breaking $25 million cash in Hidden Hills

The San Fernando Valley has long served as the butt of many a corny Angeleno’s jokes, particularly haughty Angelenos who reside on LA’s Westside. Folks out there like to imagine themselves superior to the “poor and trashy” individuals in the SFV. And yes, even Yolanda has been guilty of poking fun at the Valley for […]