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For A Big Wad of Cash, You Could Have 11 Bedrooms To Yourself

By Bethany Erickson | March 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Want to engage in a little social distancing? How does 11 bedrooms, 27,000 square feet, and 2.7 acres in Beverly Hills – which is exactly what billionaire Steve Wynn has put on the market. If Wynn gets the $135 million he’s asking for, he’d make a pretty profit – he bought the home in 2015 […]

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Former MLB Player Greg Vaughn Re-Lists Equestrian Estate

By Bethany Erickson | January 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Former MLB Player Greg Vaughn Re-Lists Equestrian Estate

If you were wondering what former pro baseball player Greg Vaughn has been up to since he retired in 2003, at least part of the time he’s been horsing around. Vaughn, who started his pro career with the Milwaukee Brewers and played for the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Tampa Bay Devil […]

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MIDs on Second Homes May End in California

By Bethany Erickson | January 11, 2020 | Comments Off on MIDs on Second Homes May End in California

Property owners in California — especially those who own second homes there — may find themselves paying more in income taxes if a bill designed to end the mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes passes the state assembly. The bill, which was introduced by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-Francisco), would eliminate the MID on second homes […]

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Best of 2019: You Can Have a Sinatra Home Your Way

By Bethany Erickson | December 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Best of 2019: You Can Have a Sinatra Home Your Way

Whether you want a beachy retreat or a swank pad you can pick out in episodes of Mad Men, Frank Sinatra hung his hat in two homes that are on the market at the same time, for nearly identical price points. Malibu Frank’s Way If Malibu is your bag, the estate at 30966 Broad Beach […]

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Humboldt State-Adjacent Bachelor Pad Gets Some Polish, Thanks to Professionals

By Bethany Erickson | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Humboldt State-Adjacent Bachelor Pad Gets Some Polish, Thanks to Professionals

When the Jack Turner had his home designed in Arcata, California, it was clearly designed to be comfortable, to take advantage of the gorgeously treed surroundings, and placed within a quick drive to Humboldt State University, where he was an English professor.  Jack, or Uncle Jack to my husband and his brother, passed away last […]

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Epic West Hollywood Recording Studio Has Second Life as Green Lofts

By Bethany Erickson | June 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Epic West Hollywood Recording Studio Has Second Life as Green Lofts

The site where the Cherokee Studios in West Hollywood sat for years, where some of the most indelible music in history was recorded, looks a lot different from when Ringo Starr induced his former bandmates to come record with him, and where Sinatra and Bowie headed to record.  And while the building is now a […]

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