Studio City Home of the Late Composer-Orchestrator Jack Smalley For Sale

By Neal J. Leitereg The longtime home of late composer and orchestrator Jack Smalley, who was a founding faculty member of USC‘s Screen Scoring program, has come up for sale in Studio City at $2.495 million. Perched up in the hills, the wood-clad residence features high ceilings and walls of windows that capture panoramic views… Keep reading

Shia LaBeouf buys a Pasadena new build for $5.475 million

By Neal J. Leitereg Actor Shia LaBeouf has purchased a newly built home in Pasadena for $5.475 million, according to sources not authorized to comment publicly on the deal. Designed to evoke the period revival styles of the early 20th century, the Mediterranean-inspired residence sits on a third of an acre near the Huntington Library…. Keep reading

Altadena charmer with Dodgers ties seeks $2.4 million

An Altadena home once owned by former Dodgers reliever Jim Gott is now in play at $2.395 million. Gott, who pitched for the Dodgers for five seasons during his 14-year career, bought the property in 1992 for $590,000, records show. He sold the place in 1998 — three years after his retirement from baseball —… Keep reading

Vintage SoCal: An Early Bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak District

By Lauren Beale Tucked into the hills of southwest Pasadena is the 45-home Poppy Peak neighborhood, named for its highest point and the flowers that grew wild there. The land was purchased in 1924 by developer William Carr, who mapped out the residential lots and built his own home. The Roaring ‘20s were well underway,… Keep reading

Actors Topher and Ashley Grace buy in La Cañada Flintridge

By Neal J. Leitereg Actors Topher and Ashley Grace have bought a home in leafy La Cañada Flintridge through a trust for $2.975 million. Last month, the couple put their Studio City home of two years on the market. Located in the desirable Fryman Canyon area, the updated Midcentury home is listed for $2.695 million,… Keep reading

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