Brentwood home's celebrity pedigree includes a silent film star and a retired pop singer

By Lauren Beale

Jun 25, 2018 | 6:00 AM

A swimming pool and pool house sit at the back of the mansion. (LA Light Photography | Todd Goodman)

A swimming pool and pool house sit at the back of the mansion. (LA Light Photography | Todd Goodman)

If the name ZaSu Pitts doesn’t ring any bells perhaps the name Linda Ronstadt does. Both the early actress, who made the leap from silent to talking films, and the retired Grammy-winning pop singer are among former owners of a residence in Brentwood listed at $16.25 million.

Like so many other homes with a rich celebrity pedigree, this Traditional-style house dates to the 1930s. Designed by architect to the stars Paul R. Williams, the classic 10,000-square-foot mansion draws heavily from Georgian architecture and takes in canyon, city and mountain views.

(LA Light Photography | Todd Goodman)

(LA Light Photography | Todd Goodman)

 

Former White House designer Michael Smith updated the elegant 10,000 square feet of interiors in keeping with Williams’ vision. Remaining are the signature winding staircase and a secret passageway from the library to the master suite. There are seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The grounds include a swimming pool and a pool house.

Pitts, who died in 1963 at 69, starred in the silent film “Greed.” With the advent of sound, she worked almost exclusively in comedies, including “Finn and Hattie” (1931), “Blondie of the Follies” (1932) and “Ruggles of Red Gap” (1935).

Ronstadt, 71, enjoyed her heyday starting in the late ’60s with such hits as “Ohh Baby Baby” and “Blue Bayou.”

Jody Fine and Monica Iris Antola of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are the listing agents.

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-former-linda-ronstadt-20180625-story.html

Silicon Beach techies are moving further inland to Brentwood “No one wants to be picketed at their house”

Evan Spiegel and Elon Musk in Brentwood (Credit: Getty Images)

Evan Spiegel and Elon Musk in Brentwood (Credit: Getty Images)

So long to the hippies in Venice and the tourists in Santa Monica — Silicon Beach elites are now opting for family-friendly Brentwood.

The “bros” of Silicon Beach are increasingly choosing Brentwood, a wealthy (and more inland) neighborhood home to sprawling estates, rather than the oceanside cities of Playa del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the last decade, Silicon Beach has grown to be a respectable technology hub as Snap Inc., Tesla, Riot Games, Google and Yahoo settled on the sandy coast.

Its presence in Venice — largely driven by Snapchat’s unique real estate strategy of having several offices as opposed to single headquarters — has led to much neighborhood backlash, involving petitions and rallies against the social media company.

Aside from escaping the complaining neighbors, those in the C-suite are also finding they can get more for their buck over in Brentwood, especially considering prices are breaking records and inventory is dwindling in the adjacent areas to the west.

“Most of these people have families, so they want bigger pieces of land,” Santiago Arana of the Agency told THR. “No one wants to be picketed at their house,” added Halton Pardee and Partner’s Tami Pardee, who said privacy is a top concern for the founders, who have become the targets of gentrification protests in Venice.

Among those settling in to the quiet neighborhood are Snap’s Evan Spiegel and his supermodel wife Miranda Kerr, who dropped $12 million for a residence behind the esteemed Getty Museum. Zillow founder Spencer Rascoff snagged a Brentwood Park mansion for $20 million last year, just under what Riot Games executive Brandon Beck paid for his $21.5 million mansion in 2015. Tesla founder Elon Musk, Snap chairman Michael Lynton, Disney executive Sean Bailey and Yahoo executive Mickie Rosen also own homes in the zip code. [THR]Natalie Hoberman

https://therealdeal.com/la/2017/11/07/silicon-beach-techies-are-moving-further-inland-to-brentwood/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=cc22c1f605-LA_WEEKLY_ROUNDUP_11_16_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-cc22c1f605-389228729

 

Glenn Frey's Brentwood Estate Hit the Market

I just heard that Glenn Frey's beautiful Spanish estate just hit the market in Brentwood Park.  Situated on an over 30,000 square foot lot with stunning gardens and unparalleled privacy.  This majestic property is a true resort like estate with the feeling of being in Montecito right in Los Angeles.  The property is listed by David Offer with an asking price of just under $15M. 

This is your chance to own a piece of property owned by music royalty - I would sure love to find a buyer for this beauty!  Hit me up if you or someone you know is interested.

Photos Courtesy: The MLS | David Offer | Berkshire Hathaway Brentwood Office

Fleetwood Mac bassist asking $3M for Brentwood pad

Fleetwood Mac bassist asking $3M for Brentwood pad

July 19, 2017 02:00PM

Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is selling his residence in Brentwood. (credit: Getty, Zillow)

Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is selling his residence in Brentwood. (credit: Getty, Zillow)

This is one of my favorite homes in Brentwood.  A friend's mother owned it for many years and sold it to McVie.  Would love to find a buyer for the charmer!!!!!

“Listen to the wind blow, watch the sun rise” from the Brentwood home of Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie.

The musician listed his Spanish-style home with an asking price of $2.9 million, three years after purchasing it for $2.5 million.

The 2,200-square-foot home has two bedrooms and three bathrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported.

There is also a recently designed glass studio/guest house by architect Lise Claiborne Matthews with heated concrete floors, Moroccan tiles and a bathroom, according to listing details.

The house on Shetland Lane was also the onetime residence of crime novelist Raymond Chandler.

McVie, whose surname Mac makes up the Mac in the band’s name, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his fellow bandmates in 1998. [LAT] — Subrina Hudson

Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland has the listing.

https://therealdeal.com/la/2017/07/19/fleetwood-mac-bassist-asking-3m-for-brentwood-pad/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=771e65e845-LA_WEEKLY_ROUNDUP_11_16_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-771e65e845-389228729

LA rental map: Where prices are highest and lowest around the area

The cost of rent can vary wildly from neighborhood to neighborhood

by Elijah Chiland Jun 20, 2017, 8:33pm PDT

According to rental website Zumper, Santa Monica has the highest rents in the LA area  Shutterstock

According to rental website Zumper, Santa Monica has the highest rents in the LA area

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Los Angeles rental prices are high and getting higher, but prices can vary quite a bit from neighborhood to neighborhood. Rental website Zumper has released a map showing where rents are highest—and lowest—in different parts of the LA region this month.

The prices are based on one-bedroom apartment listings featured on Zumper’s site, so they may trend toward higher-end developments, but the map certainly gives an idea of which neighborhoods are in demand with those looking for a new place.

The most expensive area on the map is Santa Monica, where median rental prices are $3,050 per month, according to Zumper. Neighboring beach communities Venice and Marina del Rey aren’t far behind, with prices hovering around $2,950 and $2,740, respectively.

An influx of tech money in the area may have contributed to the rising rents in these neighborhoods, where prices are now higher than ritzy neighborhoods like Westwood ($2,660) and Beverly Hills ($2,650).

Prices are also quite high in Downtown LA, where Zumper lists the median one-bedroom price as $2,500. That amount is especially high given that prices in surrounding neighborhoods like Westlake ($1,550), Pico Union ($1,425), and Echo Park ($1,770) are hundreds of dollars less per month.

https://la.curbed.com/2017/6/20/15843334/la-rental-prices-map-neighborhoods-los-angeles