Bel Air

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Someone Gave Treasury Sec a Box of Poop

From 'the American people;' Secret Service is investigating

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly a flaming bag of dog poop, but Steve Mnuchin lives in a nicer than average neighborhood: Authorities say a gift-wrapped box of horse manure addressed to the US Treasury secretary was found near his home in Los Angeles, reports the AP . The package was found Saturday... More »

This Is America's Priciest Home for Sale—by Far

Chartwell Estate has an asking price of $350M

(Newser) - With $350 million, you could buy 25 million acres in Australia and still have money left over. Or you could indulge in 10 acres in California. The Chartwell Estate, a 25,000-square-foot mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, has hit the market for a whopping $350 million,... More »

This Could Be the Most Expensive Home in US

It's listed for $250M

(Newser) - "No one has built homes for billionaires," developer Bruce Makowsky tells Bloomberg . Until now, apparently. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Makowsky has built and listed a $250 million mansion in Bel Air that—if it gets the asking price—would be the most expensive home ever sold in... More »

Inside the Making of a 104K-Square-Foot 'Giga-Mansion'

'The One' is under construction in Bel Air, may be priciest home ever

(Newser) - In the hills above Bel Air in Southern California, "The One" is about halfway built. And when construction on the 104,000-square-foot "giga-mansion" is complete, it just might become the most expensive home in the world, the Orange County Register reports. The asking price for The One will... More »

Luxury Home Sales Surge in Beverly Hills

Just ask Jennifer Aniston's accountant

(Newser) - Luxury real estate in and around Beverly Hills is selling at a hot pace despite a swell in foreclosures on high-end homes elsewhere in the US, reports the Wall Street Journal . One high-profile example: Jennifer Aniston sold her mansion last summer for $36 million—nearly triple the $13.5 million... More »

Family Member Tipped Off Cops to Jackson Drugs

Cops suspected murder early on, warrant shows

(Newser) - Police searched Michael Jackson’s rented mansion in Bel Air the day after he died when a family member told them they’d found what looked like heroin there, AP reports. Tests found that the substance was not heroin, but investigators discovered other drugs in Jackson’s home: pot, generic... More »

Jacko Back in LA, in Rented Mansion

Wants to be 'where all the action is'

(Newser) - Michael Jackson has a new pad, and it's costing him $100,000. A month. The Bel-Air mansion—seven bedroom, 13 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces—was one of the priciest houses on the market in LA before Jacko signed his lease, the LA Times reports. A rep said Jackson is considering various... More »

Broken Pelvis Hospitalizes Reagan

(Newser) - Nancy Reagan has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with a broken pelvis. A Reagan spokeswoman said Reagan "is in very good spirits" and surgery is not required, though it is not known how long she will be hospitalized. The 87-year-old former first lady fell at her home last week... More »

Swimming Pools ... Movie Stars ... Burglars?

SoCal housebreakers go where the money is

(Newser) - Burglars are running rampant through Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, targeting the houses of the rich and famous. Over the last 4 years, crooks have made off with more than $20 million worth of goods, the LA Times reports. The A-list victims include Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin, Clippers star Cuttino... More »

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