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Bethany Erickson

Coldwater Canyon Home of Katharine Hepburn Up for Grabs … Again

By Bethany Erickson | February 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Coldwater Canyon Home of Katharine Hepburn Up for Grabs … Again

It was the launchpad, if you will, for venerated actress Katharine Hepburn, who chose the Coldwater Canyon-adjacent abode as her rental home when she first arrived in Hollywood in 1932 from Broadway, and now it’s for sale. Hepburn wasn’t the only celebrity to live in the home, however. In fact, after she moved out five […]

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An Affordable House in a Beach Town? Don’t Mind if We Do.

By Bethany Erickson | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on An Affordable House in a Beach Town? Don’t Mind if We Do.

Want a house in a beach town, but don’t want a massive second mortgage? According to SmartAsset, there are several towns where those ocean-loving desires can be met. “We looked at data for 219 waterfront cities across four metrics: median home value, average number of rooms per house, median property taxes paid and monthly housing […]

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Updated Cottage Offers New Orleans Walkability

By Bethany Erickson | February 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Updated Cottage Offers New Orleans Walkability

One of the great things about New Orleans is that you can frequently find homes that are close enough to the touristy fun to be convenient, but are still in neighborhoods that are slightly off the biggest tourist draws, yet imminently walkable. Our Historical Shelter this week is one of the ubiquitous cottages in the […]

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Joe Mantegna Lists Toluca Lake Tudor

By Bethany Erickson | February 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Joe Mantegna Lists Toluca Lake Tudor

Word came to SecondShelters.com earlier this week directly from the Compass office closest to Toluca Lake that Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna had listed his Tudor-style home in Toluca Lake. Toluca Lake has long been a desired spot for celebrities, thanks to its proximity to downtown Los Angeles, and its gorgeous location. The Lakeside golf […]

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Can We Be Franklin? This Historic Home Is A Beauty

By Bethany Erickson | January 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Can We Be Franklin? This Historic Home Is A Beauty

If you’ve never heard of Franklin, Tennessee, there’s still a good chance you’ve seen it — it’s historic Franklin Theater was the site of many concert scenes for the show “Nashville,” and downtown Franklin was the backdrop for Justin Bieber’s video for the song “Mistletoe.” It’s proximity to Nashville — 21 miles from Music City, […]

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Where is the Priciest Real Estate? Head to the Coasts

By Bethany Erickson | January 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Where is the Priciest Real Estate? Head to the Coasts

There are 218 cities with a typical home value of $1 million or more, a new real estate report from Zillow found — but the growth of that number is actually slowing down. While seven new cities were added to the list in 2019, four cities actually fell off the list as their home values […]

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