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July 7th, 2016 at 11:00 am

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Want to live in a certified celebrity house, surrounded by other celebrities and views of the Hollywood Sign from every bedroom? Then the Lake Hollywood Estates home at 3040 Arrowhead Drive in Los Angeles could be the star-power address you’re looking for. (more…)

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March 6th, 2015 at 7:30 am

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Image courtesy of Konstantin Sutyagin / Shutterstock.com

The Hollywood Sign has been an L.A. landmark since it was built in 1923. While millions have viewed it from the city below or Griffith Observatory a few miles away, getting close to the icon has been a challenge. Steep, narrow roads through residential neighborhoods with limited parking lead to several rugged hiking trails that don’t even come near the alarmed security fences surrounding the nine world-famous letters (formerly 13–it was Hollywoodland until 1949).

But online maps and smartphones now make it easy for gawkers and walkers to try to visit the 45-foot-high sign–perhaps to catch a glimpse of the ghost of Peg Entwistle, an out-of-work 24-year-old actress who committed suicide by jumping from the top of the letter H in 1932. (Ironically, soon after her death, a letter arrived from the Beverly Hills Playhouse, offering her the starring role in its next production: a story about a young girl who commits suicide.)
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May 16th, 2016 at 11:00 am

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Located in the famed Outpost Estates of Hollywood Hills is the colorful, fashionable home of denim guru Adriano Goldschmied. The 1976 house gives off a boho vibe, a look created by Michela Goldschmied, an interior designer and also Adriano’s wife. Goldschmied has designed premium denim in Italy and Los Angeles for decades; he was named the “godfather of great American denim-makers” by Vogue. After leaving his namesake AG denim in 2004, the designer now directs Goldsign, a Los Angeles-based denim label. (more…)

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March 13th, 2019 at 11:00 am

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Are Southern California homes attracting enough international buyers? Afshin Homayoonmehr, a sales professional with our San Diego Downtown office, thinks that bolder design could bring in more foreign buyers for new or existing homes. (more…)

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October 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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Dutch-American painter Luc Leestemaker undoubtedly drew inspiration from the surroundings of his Lake Hollywood Estates home, now on the market for $2,398,000. The 1965 Mid-Century Modern house features what once was a lovely art studio that could be transformed into a creative space again. (more…)

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