Lauren Beale is the Hot Property columnist for The Los Angeles Times.
In addition to covering the celebrity real estate beat for the newspaper, she writes and edits for the Sunday Business section, she blogs at Money & Co. and handles web production duties for The Times’ Real Estate page.
A 30-year veteran of The Times, Beale’s stint has included reporting, copy editing, page design and line editing in sections including Business, Real Estate, Travel, Book Review, Food, the Sunday magazine, entertainment and lifestyle. She was Real Estate Editor from 2000 until the section closed in 2008.
Lauren is also current President of the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE).
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Galaxy superstar Landon Donovan listed his compound in Manhattan Beach for $4.295 million and in two weeks had an offer in hand.Built in 2007 and 2008, the compound is made up of two houses with a...
Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are joining in one of coastal Malibu's summer rituals -- putting their home up for lease.They have listed Orchid House at $250,000 a month. Just in case the renters scuff up...
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have put their Malibu home up for sale at $50 million. Sitting on a three-quarter-acre lot along Billionaire's Beach, so named for its wealthy homeowners, the main house is entered through a three-story rotunda topped by a skylight. Circular windows are used throughout.
International developer Mohamed Hadid has put a palatial estate on the market in Beverly Hills at $58 million. Known as "Le Palais" and "The Crescent Palace," the newly built 48,000-square-foot mansion sits on 1.09 acres near the Beverly Hills Hotel. The French chateau-style residence has a hand-carved limestone exterior.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Whether it's as sellers or landlords, actor-director Warren Beatty and his wife, actress Annette Bening, are up for new roles. They have listed their ivy-clad home in Beverly Crest for $6.995 million.The house, built in 1992,...
Actress Diane Keaton doesn't seem to be playing to type these days. The serial home renovator with a passion for preservation has bought a house in Pacific Palisades that is practically new.
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months.
The price that first-time homeowner Justin Bieber paid for his new digs in Calabasas has wended its way into the public record: $6.5 million. Set on 1.3 acres in a gated community, the 10,000-square-foot main house is described as "transitional French" in style. Features include a high-ceiling foyer, library, a movie theater with stadium seating, a wet bar and a wine cellar - just what every 18-year-old pop singer needs. Including a guesthouse, there are seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Cyberspace was a-twitter this week with the news that Ryan Seacrest is buying Ellen DeGeneres's Beverly Hills compound for $37 million, and that she and spouse Portia de Rossi are moving no farther than a Hal Levitt-designed midcentury - also in Beverly Hills.
Judy Garland's former Bel-Air home Her Kansas home in "The Wizard of Oz" flew through the air. Now a Bel-Air house that was home to a young Judy Garland has flipped, selling for the second time since last year for...
Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have sold a house in the Hollywood Hills for $2.6 million. The Spanish-style home was part of a two-house-plus-guesthouse compound they listed more than two years ago at $12.5 million. The larger home sold last year for $7.32 million.
Actor Harrison Ford has listed his compound in Brentwood for $8.295 million. The Colonial Revival-style house, designed by Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, is set off the street at the end of a long gated driveway. On more than three-quarters of an acre with mature trees and three detached guest suites, the two-story main house has been restored and remodeled in keeping with the original design.
Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon have sold their oceanfront house in Malibu for $7.925 million. Their 2.5-acre estate in Hidden Hills remains on the market at $12.999 million. The three-story beach house features a walled garden, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,500 square feet of living space. The master bedroom suite and a wood-paneled library take up the entire second floor.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- "Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher has bought a home in the heart of the Hollywood Hills for an undisclosed amount. The house had most recently been listed at $10.8 million. The modern-style house, completed in 2007, has views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign.
Former Von Dutch chief executive and clothier Tonny Sorensen -- who gained recognition for popularizing a trucker cap bearing the company name and using celebrities to promote the brand -- has left his own signature on his personal residence in Beverly Hills and put it on the market at $6.9 million.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- As professional PGA golfer Phil Mickelson prepares for the upcoming Masters Golf tournament, he and his wife Amy, have recently listed their estate in Rancho Santa Fe for sale at $7.095 million. Encompassing 4.88 acres, the compound includes a 9,500-square-foot main house and two guesthouses.
A whimsical house in Malibu that looks like something out of "The Flintstones" has come on the market at $3.5 million. The owners are iconic television personality Dick Clark and his wife, Kari, according to public records.
Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, who until recently was a judge on "The X Factor," has put her house in Sherman Oaks on the market at $1.899 million. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2000, features a grand entry with a double staircase, French doors opening to patio and pool areas,
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Hidden Hills estate that pop icon Britney Spears had been leasing for $25,000 a month is back on the market. Ronald N. Tutor, chief executive of the construction firm Tutor Perini, is listing the equestrian-zoned property at $9.995 million.
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Actor Ryan Reynolds has listed at $3.65 million the Los Feliz hills house he bought with his then-wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, in 2010.