Vintage SoCal: Pasadena roots run deep at this hybrid Queen Anne-style Victorian

By Lauren Beale The Thomas-Throop House in Pasadena takes its name from early owner George Thomas, a doctor, and Amos G. Throop, who as founder of the California Institute of Technology left his indelible stamp on the city. Designed by Pasadena architect Harry Ridgeway, the Queen Anne-style Victorian is thought to have been built on… Keep reading

Kristen Wiig bids adieu to Midcentury Modern home in Silver Lake

By Neal J. Leitereg Kristen Wiig has one fewer resolution to check off in the new year. The actress of “Saturday Night Live” fame has sold a Silver Lake home she owned in a trust for $5.225 million, or $100,000 over the asking price, records show. The Midcentury Modern-style house, which dates to 1954, is… Keep reading

Former Palm Springs Mayor’s Stylish Residence Elects For A List Price of $2.4 Million

By Jack Flemming A revamped home that once belonged to former Palm Springs mayor Florian Boyd has come up for sale in the desert city for $2.395 million. Built in 1940, the contemporary residence dons a much different style than the Spanish hacienda vibe it displayed during Boyd’s ownership. The colorful tile and clay tile… Keep reading

Beverly Hills Home With Layers Of Hollywood History Sells For $7.425 Million

By Lauren Beale Here’s a home with Old Hollywood chops: The Beverly Hills home of actress-writer Renee Taylor and her late husband, actor-playwright Joseph Bologna, has sold for $7.425 million. But they weren’t the 1926 house’s first brush with fame. The Tudor Revival was once occupied by Shirley Temple’s mother-in-law and often visited by Temple… Keep reading

Riding a New Wave out of the Desert

By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming Gerald Casale, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who founded the new wave band Devo, has sold his place in Palm Desert for $950,000. Designed and built by architect-developer duo Ross Patton and Albert Wild, the Midcentury Modern-style home originally hit the market last year at just under $1.5 million. More recently, it… Keep reading

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