California

Historic Santa Ana Cottage Started With a Love Story

By Bethany Erickson | January 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Historic Santa Ana Cottage Started With a Love Story

What makes a house is wood and bricks, but what makes a house a home is love, which is what Fred Wohl had plenty of for his bride, Gladys, when he built her a cottage in the up and coming new neighborhood of Wilshire Square in Santa Ana, California, in 1930. According to a relative, […]

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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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Historic Big Sur Getaway with Ocean and Forest Views

By Bethany Erickson | July 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Big Sur Getaway with Ocean and Forest Views

One of California’s best scenic drives is Highway 1 through Big Sur — and this week’s historical shelter is not only boasting a Highway 1 address, but it was built by one of the foundational members of the Big Sur community. Back in the day, Big Sur was quite the hotbed of artistic talent, from […]

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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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Brentwood Big Love For Lindsey Buckingham’s House

By Bethany Erickson | May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Brentwood Big Love For Lindsey Buckingham’s House

No word on where Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham is heading to next, but he and his wife have turned into quite the real estate investors — and their latest home, a true celebrity compound in Brentwood, California, is now up for grabs. Realtor.com reports that Buckingham and his interior designer wife Kristen bought a […]

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Anne Rice’s Former NOLA Mansion Gets Another Price Reduction

By Bethany Erickson | May 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Anne Rice’s Former NOLA Mansion Gets Another Price Reduction

Anne Rice’s former New Orleans mansion got another price haircut, you can’t get in or out of Bali right now, we’re ogling a gorgeous abode on Manhattan Beach, California, and we also find out what cities are tops when it comes to summer destinations. This is what we’ve been reading. What are you reading? Anne […]

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