Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Stan Lee Selling Bird Streets House as a Teardown for $3.75MM

October 21st, 2014

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[Stan Lee photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia]

Stan Lee, the bespectacled comic book creator and former Marvel Comics president who created or co-created pretty much every superhero now in theaters that isn’t Batman or Superman (Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, the X-Men, etc.), has put his 1945 house in the Hollywood Hills Bird Streets up for sale. Listed as “an amazing opportunity for someone to build/develop their dream home,” the 2,500-square-foot house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, says the LA Times, plus a living room fireplace—although it doesn’t sound like any of that will be around for very long (maybe they’ll be brought back to life in a future series). Lee bought the place in 2006 for $ 3.599 million and is listing it now for $ 3.75 million.

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· Comic book giant Stan Lee lists home in Hollywood Hills West [LAT]
· 9155 Warbler Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90069 [Redfin]

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4 Sale – 1548 S Ridgeley Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90019, $599,000 5 beds, 2 baths

October 21st, 2014

1550 sqft, 5 beds, 2 baths, property in Los Angeles, CA – Mid City
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – Getting Off the Carousel: Shell Oil has finally presented what…

October 21st, 2014

2014.10_carousel.jpgShell Oil has finally presented what seems like an acceptable plan for cleaning up the contaminated Carousel Tract neighborhood in Carson, which was built on top of an old oil tank farm that’s been “leaking toxic chemicals such as benzene and methane.” The plan “meets most of the [Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board]‘s demands to clean soil to a certain level” and “contains a guarantee that residents will get fair-market value if they sell their homes, despite the contamination history.” The residents, who believe they’re at increased risk for cancer now, just seem exhausted by it all. [Daily Breeze, previously]

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4 Sale – 7047 3rd Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, $385,000 3 beds, 2 baths

October 20th, 2014

1526 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Park Mesa Heights
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – New to Market: Beautiful 1928 Pac Pal Building That Housed Tragic Starlet Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Cafe is Up For Grabs

October 20th, 2014

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Hey, remember that kooky guesthouse in Pacific Palisades that popped up for rent on Craigslist about a month ago—the one situated above the garage in which the popular actress and restaurateur Thelma Todd met her untimely end in 1935? Well a tipster has passed along the news that the 15,000-square-foot, Spanish-style building that once housed the screen star’s eponymous seaside cafe on its groundfloor, a private nightclub for Hollywood elites on its second, and Todd’s glamorous apartment on its third, has also recently come available.

According to a 2002 LA Times feature, Todd’s business partner (and former director/lover) Roland West continued operating the cafe after her death, with mixed results. After West died, the building passed into the hands of his widow, singer Lola Lane. A devout Catholic, Lane invited a priest named Father Bud Kieser to run his religiously-oriented film and TV production company, Paulist Productions, out of the ground floor, eventually deeding the building to the production company. And that’s how they came to own a gorgeous building in a prime location worth millions of dollars.

Per the listing, the historic 1928 structure now offers two floors of office space along with the groundfloor production studio, 360-degree views from the top floor, and “direct bridge access to the sand.” Sited on a 22,146-square-foot lot, it’s asking $ 7.995 million.


· Historic Building For Sale – 17575 Pacific Coast Highway [CBRE]
· Rent the Oddball Guesthouse at Pac Pal’s Notorious, Possibly Murderous Castillo Del Mar [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Young Guns 2014: Reminder: Young Guns Nominations Close in Exactly Two Weeks

October 20th, 2014

1curbed_002.jpgHere’s your official reminder that nominations are open for Curbed Young Guns 2014, our search for the next wave of architects and interior designers. Nominees must be under the age of 35 and they must be based in the United States, but other than that, we’re hoping to represent as many locales and specialties as possible. Got someone to nominate for #cyg14? Deadline is Oct. 31, so go go go.
ยท Curbed Young Guns Official Nominee Form [Curbed National]
· All Young Guns 2014 posts [Curbed National]

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4 Sale – 3773 May St, Los Angeles, CA 90066, $1,199,000 3 beds, 3 baths

October 20th, 2014

1560 sqft, 3 beds, 3 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Mar Vista
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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