Davide Giardino holds the listing for the home of one of the first international stars, Rudolph Valentino.
Dubbed “Falcons Lair” by the Hollywood Legend, the property originally built in 1926 by Valentino, went on to become the home of style icon and “Richest Girl in the World” American Tobacco heiress Doris Duke for decades. Duke spun off the “Lodge” as an airy, secluded, three-bedroom garden and pool pavilion and in recent years the current owner lovingly restored it to Duke’s Mexican and Moroccan vision.
This listing has already received media attention after its extensive restoration, maintaining key elements of its Golden Era history with newly added features. Sitting on a 1+ acre lot in a prime Beverly Hills location the property returned to the market and it looks more gorgeous than ever. This is a rare chance to acquire an estate of exquisite elegance and unique beauty, keeping all the charm of Old Hollywood in a fantastic and peaceful location.
The house has been extensively upgraded by the current owner, landscaped, trellised and provided with a new irrigation system covering the entire property. A newly built palapa structure and yoga deck on the upper portion of the estate offers dramatic views and contribute to the sense of peace and seclusion of this little piece of heaven in the heart of Beverly Hills. The property also sits minutes from other historical landmarks like The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Pickfair Estate.
10051 Cielo Drive, Beverly Hills is listed at $4,950,000.
It’s a new year, it’s a new you. Whether or not you followed through on your resolutions so far in 2019, you deserve to treat yourself to a weekend of fun in LA. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to spruce up your first weekend of the year!
Read below for events happening in and round LA January 4-6.
Discover your inner Angeleno!
Friday, January 4th
First-Time Fridays at LACMA
You haven’t been to LACMA you say? Well luckily for you, LA’s Contemporary Museum of Modern Art accepts this and offers First Time Fridays. This monthly event invites guest to explore the museum from 3:00pm-8:00pm for LA residents. If you let the ticket office know it is your first visit to LACMA, you will receive a free poster and discounts at the LACMA store, LACMA Cafe and C+M.
AK’s neighborhood block party returns this Friday on the “coolest block in America”. Whatever your craving, you’ll be sure to find something with new and old food trucks joining the event and merchant discounts plus late hours.
NBA tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play the New York Knicks are sure to be selling quickly! Fans from both sides of the nation won’t want to miss this exciting regular season game! If you want to be there to catch all of the action you’d better act now. Secure your seats so you can cheer on your favorite team!
Roam for Romans on a unique scavenger hunt that transports you to ancient Greece and Rome via the Getty Villa. You’ll follow a trail of clues and answer fun, tricky questions. Discover facts you never knew about the odd aspects of gods, goddesses, and the inventors of the toga party.
Discover the best foreign language films of 2018. This year’s five nominees include Capernaum from Lebanon, Girl from Belgium, Never Look Away from Germany, Roma from Mexico, and Shoplifters from Japan. The symposium will also include a free roundtable with the Directors for each of the nominated films. The panel will be moderated by Mike Goodridge, former HFPA member and VP turned festival director and programmer. Advance sale tickers are available until 5:00pm January 4 but will still be available for standby the day of.
Come share your love of Lego and discover hundreds of fan created models at the Pasadena Convention Center ! Enjoy their vendor area with new, used, and unique brick accessories as well as building techniques and panel discussions. It will be a weekend of fun for all ages.
Come see some of the fastest, rarest and most beloved Shelby’s of all time. The Petersen will celebrate Carroll Shelby’s birthday by having a cruise-in on the third floor parking structure of the museum. All car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the car show and contest. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Named by Nickelodeon the “Best Children’s Theater” in Los Angeles, A Faery Hunt delights as a magical adventure. Auntie Angelica leads the audience on a gentle journey to help the Faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the Faeries, it’s a musical filled afternoon with fun, laughs and surprises.
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Don’t miss out on the last day of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. Skate your way through the weekend as a family fun activity or date night.
‘Gotham’ actor and producer Michael Chiklis is selling his Sherman Oaks estate. Peter Maurice and Tregg Rustad of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills hold the listing.
The Cape Cod-style mansion has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Real Deal, Variety, Mansion Global, Architectural Digest, Page Six, and Realtor.com.
Designed by renowned interior decorator Windson Smith, the estate comes with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a media lounge, and a billiards room. An attached two-story guesthouse comes with its own entrance, a private living room, and a bedroom and bathroom.
Listed at $5.195 million, the 5,773 square-foot home also comes with three patios, a pool, and a basketball half-court.
According to sale records, Chiklis acquired the home from “Baywatch” actor David Hasselhoff in 1996.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Jonathan Frakes and his wife, soap star Genie Francis, have purchased a home in Woodland Hills.
Rodeo Realty’s Calabasas agent, Desiree Zuckerman, represented the buyers and has since made headlines for her sale, being featured in the Los Angeles Times and Variety.
The Mediterranean-vibe house has six bedrooms and seven full and two half bathrooms in more than 8,900 sq. ft. of living space.
Built in 1988, the home also includes a formal entry with a curving staircase and a colossal crystal chandelier, formal living and diving rooms, and a family room, which features a sunken wet bar and walls of windows that take in the grounds. Additional features include a paneled library/office with a coffered ceiling and a black marble fireplace.
Sitting on more than a third of an acre, the property also comes with a swimming pool, a gazebo, and lush landscaping.
The couple purchased the property for $2,800,000.
To read the LA Times feature on this property, click HERE.
View property website, HERE.
Popular General Hospital alum Anthony Geary has officially parted ways with Los Angeles. The GH star “Luke Spencer” has sold his longtime home for $950,000. His home was listed by Blayne Pacelli of Rodeo Realty. Pacelli represented Geary, Roger Perry of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.
The 1979 home has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and an incredible view of downtown Los Angeles. The bedrooms are very generous in size, two of which have their own private bathrooms; the master bathroom comes with its own private balcony. The open kitchen flows into the dining and living areas. Wood beams on the ceiling add a rustic accent to the white color scheme throughout the three-story home. The 2,400+ sq. ft. property has reflective windows, allowing one to see out but not in. Public records show the home was purchased by Geary in 1982. The property video on his home received more than 43,000 views on YouTube since being posted in July.
Geary tells the listing agent that Elizabeth Taylor crashed over a few times—near the same time Taylor did a multi-episode arc on General Hospital. Geary didn’t confirm his affair with Taylor until 25-plus years later in 2010. After retiring from the show, the actor reportedly moved to Amsterdam. Geary is best known for playing the role of Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. The actor debuted on the show in 1978. He holds the distinction of winning a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Canadian comedian and actor Russell Peters is selling his two-story Malibu home for $11,950,000. The home is listed by Desiree Zuckerman of Rodeo Realty Calabasas. Her listing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Real Deal and LuxuryRealEstate.com. Most recently, the home has been featured in Architectural Digest, Variety and Realtor.com. DIGS Magazine also published an article on the property Friday.
The extremely private ocean view estate was completely remodeled and expanded in 2015.
The custom built villa features a dramatic grand stairway at the entrance, which opens to a formal dining room and an enormous living area that includes a restaurant-style wet bar. The gourmet kitchen has a tremendous center island, and professional grade stainless appliances. On the second level, one of the eight bedrooms is a romantic master with a fireplace, his & her vanities, a walk-in closet, sauna, dual head shower, and a soak tub with one of the best views in the house. A professional 10-seat home theater is also upstairs. Outdoors, there’s a pool & spa, a fire pit, a separate guesthouse, and room for 15+ cars behind the security gates.
Peters reportedly purchased the Malibu home in 2014, the same year the critically acclaimed movie “Chef “ was released. Last year, the performer ranked fifth by Forbes on its list of the highest-earning stand-up comedians, with Jerry Seinfeld at No. 1. According to Forbes, his salary as a judge on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” propelled him to $19 million. Peters has made news as the first comedian to create a Netflix original comedy special. He’s also the first comic to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, the first comic to sell out London’s O2 Arena and first comic to fill the 19,000-seat Barclays Center in Brooklyn during his “Notorious” world tour. The 45-year-old recently wrapped up his “Almost Famous World Tour”—a two-year tour through 120 cities in 25 countries.
To read the DIGS magazine article, click HERE.
Architectural Digest, HERE.
LA Times feature, click HERE.
The Real Deal, HERE.
Actor-comedian Ray Romano has sold his Woodland Hills home. Rodeo Realty’s Desiree Zuckerman represented the buyer.
The sale made news in the Los Angeles Times and The Real Deal LA on Wednesday. The LA Times reports that the “Everybody loves Raymond” actor sold his home for $1.025 million.
The single-story house sits on about half and acre with a swimming pool, a fire pit and a built-in barbeque. In all there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite has a sliding glass door that opens to a covered patio.
Romano, 58, has appeared on the TV shows “The King of Queens,” “Men of a Certain Age” and, most recently, HBO series “Vinyl.” He has won three Emmys for “Everybody Loves Raymond,” including two for outstanding comedy series.
To read LA Times article, click HERE
The Real Deal story, click HERE