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Your Home, Your Lifestyle

By Laura Kelley | Agent in San Diego, CA

The two stars both called the compound home in 1961, though they rented separate units. Monroe lived in hers, while Sinatra used his as a getaway, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The largest of the three units offers two bedrooms, five fireplaces and an impressive 100-foot-long living room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The second unit, a studio above the garage, comes with a fireplace, a kitchenette, a large library/bedroom and a spacious terrace. Last but not least, the third unit features a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a small office built around an atrium. All three units share access to “Zen-like courtyards” and an “airy patio,” according to the listing.

In the 1980s, the home was owned and remodeled by Turkish-born designer Kalef Alaton, known for his lavish, eclectic style. Decades later, we can still see Alaton’s influence in this West Hollywood residence, and we’re totally intrigued by the mix of bold patterns, rich textiles and antique furniture found throughout the home. What do you think of this star-studded compound? Tell us in the comments below.

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    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in San Diego County, Celebrity Homes in San Diego County, Design & Decor in San Diego County  |  October 2, 2012 9:19 AM  |  1,019 views  |  No comments

    America's Scariest Homes: 12 Real-Life Haunted Houses

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    The White House:

  • Kelsey Grammer and Ex-Wife Camille Grammer’s Malibu Home Listed

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in La Jolla, Home Selling in La Jolla, Celebrity Homes in La Jolla  |  September 17, 2012 1:35 PM  |  1,042 views  |  No comments

    Kelsey Grammer and Ex-Wife Camille Grammer’s Malibu Home Listed


    Kelsey and Camille Grammer's divorce was finalized in 2011. Source: People.com

    If you’re up on celebrity real estate, you may know that Kelsey Grammer and his ex-wife, Camille Grammer, top the list for owning the most properties.

    Or at least they used to.

    Since the pair’s divorce was finalized in January 2011, the Grammers have slowly been trying to dump their properties, starting with a Beaver Creek, CO ski home and their Beverly Hills home. The latest Grammer home to hit the market is their once-primary residence in Serra Retreat, Malibu.

    Listed for $17.5 million, the 4.75-acre home has bounced off and on the market over the past few years as an undisclosed address. Located at 3250 Serra Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, the private and gated home was purchased by the Grammers in 1998 for $4.5 million. A few upgrades (and years later), the home has more than doubled in price.


  • Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hills Home for Sale

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Home Selling, Celebrity Homes  |  September 11, 2012 12:52 PM  |  627 views  |  No comments

    Tour Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hills Home for Sale

    The rapper-turned-actor's incredible estate comes with a media room, a sport court and a two-story gym. Step inside Mark Wahlberg's spectacular property.

    Resort-Like Residence

    Resort-Like Residence

    Since getting his start in the entertainment industry as rapper Marky Mark in the early '90s, Mark Wahlberg has developed a flourishing career in acting and producing, earning two Oscar nominations for his roles in The Fighter and The Departed. His Beverly Hills estate is a testament to his success; the luxurious home is set on two park-like acres with a pool, waterfalls, a grotto and cabanas. The actor purchased the property for $4.95 million in November 2001. After an unsuccessful attempt to sell the home for $15.9 million in 2008, he recently relisted the estate for $13.995 million. UPDATE: Mark Wahlberg reduced the price of his Beverly Hills property to $12.995 million in July 2012.


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