Archive for January, 2010
‘The Hangover’ star Bradley Cooper has a new place to hang
He buys a loft in Venice to serve as office space for his production company.
January 23, 2010|By LAUREN BEALE Los Angeles Times
Bradley Cooper, who starred in the Golden Globe-winning movie “The Hangover,” has a new hangout — a town house in the 35-unit Dogtown Station in Venice. The actor plans to use it as office space for his Indiana & 22nd production company.
The 2,198 square feet of loft space has glass walls, 9- to 18-foot ceilings and polished concrete and hardwood plank flooring. There is a gated garage entry and a private rooftop deck with skyline and ocean views.
Cooper’s unit, zoned as live/work space, occupies three levels and includes two bedrooms, a loft room and two bathrooms. The town house had been on the market for $1.25 million.
Cooper, 35, also starred in the 2009 movie ” All About Steve.” He has appeared on “Nip/Tuck” (2007-2009) and “Alias” (2001-2006).
He’ll play Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the upcoming movie “The A-Team,” based on the 1980s television series. It is set for summer release.
In a recent appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” Cooper recounted his leap from doorman at New York’s Morgans Hotel to host of the ’90s adventure travel show “Lonely Planet” (also called “Globe Trekker”) despite his lack of outdoorsmanship.
“The idea was that you were not an expert, and they loved that, and they wanted to watch you suffer,” he said.
Charlotte Bjorlin D’Elia and Robert D’Elia, the owners and co-designers of Dogtown Station, handled the transaction.
Beverly Hills sale sets a high mark
A completely rebuilt estate on a prime residential street near the Beverly Hills Hotel has sold for about $24 million.
Seller Kurt Rappaport, co-founder of Beverly Hills-based Westside Estate Agency, took a combination of cash and a house in the flats of Beverly Hills in trade in the transaction. It is the highest-priced residential sale in Beverly Hills so far this year. He sold his last home to Tom Cruise in 2007 for $30.5 million.
The traditional-style house Rappaport just sold was designed by Waldo Fernandez, sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre and includes eight bedrooms and 9 1/2 bathrooms in 15,000 square feet.
It has a two-story entry and a two-story dining room, a paneled library/billiard room, a bar, a theater, a wine cellar, a gym and an eat-in kitchen with a large center island. There are flat lawns, mature trees, gardens, an expansive motor court, a guesthouse and an infinity pool.
Rappaport had the listing on the house, which he put on the market in February at $28.5 million but withdrew late last summer, according to the Multiple Listing Service. He paid about $13.2 million for the property in 2008.
Mega-builder lists in Hidden Hills
Ronald N. Tutor, president and chief executive of construction giant Tutor-Saliba, has listed his Hidden Hills compound for $18.9 million.
The Tudor-style estate sits on 3.4 acres of rolling lawns with a lake, waterfalls, a swimming pool and grotto, gardens and a tennis court.
The gated two-story home of about 19,000 square feet was built in 1987 and has a master suite with his-and-her closets and six additional bedroom suites in the main wing.
A bridge stretching across to the entertainment wing contains a large arcade. The ballroom can accommodate several hundred guests at a time.
The wing also includes a bar, a poker room, a gym, a guesthouse and two staff apartments. There are 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in total.
Tutor, a 1963 USC grad, has worked his entire career in the construction industry, transforming his company from a small local builder to a national civil works construction concern.
Among Tutor-Saliba’s recent high-profile projects: the new Los Angeles Police Department headquarters downtown.
Tracy Tutor Maltas, an agent with of Partner’s Trust, Los Angeles, and the daughter of the real estate and contracting mogul, has the listing with Philippe Rodrigue of the same office.
For Cher, it’s another hit
Update: Singer-actress Cher has auctioned her newly built home on three-quarters of an acre in the Hualalai Resort in Hawaii for $8.72 million.
The unidentified buyer is from Arizona, according to Concierge Auctions, which handled the sale.
Concierge had estimated before the sale that Cher’s 8,821-square-foot luxury compound, which overlooks the ocean and a golf course, would go for between $8 million and $12 million. She paid $2.9 million for the site in 2009.
The actress, who estimated she has owned 18 homes in her lifetime, designed the house and five bungalows around a garden courtyard and a swimming pool.