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Curious Cribs: Austin’s Sand Dollar House Gets Big Price Chop

One of Austin’s most iconic homes recently burst back onto the market with a revised asking price of $1.75 million, significantly down from its original $2.2 million. Known as Sand Dollar House, the structure was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Covert Watson and is located on the scenic shore of Lake Travis. Sand […]
Tags: Design, Austin, Compass, Frank Lloyd Wright, More Dirt, John Covert Watson


Saudi Prince Lists Richard Neutra’s Modernist Hammerman House

If nothing else, 2020 has been an exciting year for fans of midcentury modernist master Richard Neutra. A bumper crop of his greatest works — many of them astonishingly well-preserved — have come up for sale, architectural treasures located everywhere from Palm Springs to Connecticut, and from Santa Monica to Montecito. Just in time for […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Connecticut, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Bel Air, Montecito, Coldwell Banker, Richard Neutra, More Dirt, Heirs & Heiresses, Modernist Hammerman House


Artist and Creative Guru Donald Robertson Lists Snazzy Santa Monica Contemporary

Donald Robertson may not be a household name in the entertainment industry vein of, say, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian or Pharrell Williams, but all three superstars are said to be big fans of the artist and veteran creative visionary who currently serves as the creative director for Estee Lauder Companies and is known in beau monde […]
Tags: Artists, Pharrell Williams, Santa Monica, Donald Robertson, Beyoncé Kim Kardashian, Estee Lauder Companies, Nourmand & Associates, More Dirt, Santa Monica Contemporary


Harry Gesner’s Dreamy Stebel House Hits the Market for the First Time Ever

If a sunken living room, vaulted wood ceilings, exposed beams, and extraordinary views of natural landscape are your cup of tea, your dream home just came on the market: an extraordinary 1961 structure designed by visionary architect Harry Gesner. The three bedroom, 2.5-bath residence, originally built for the S.L. and Jan Stebel and located at […]
Tags: Design, Keller Williams, Midcentury, Harry Gesner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, Dreamy Stebel House, Jan Stebel


Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Lists Fort Lauderdale Home

With President Trumps’s voter-fraud court cases being tossed out, his former staffers are selling up and moving on. Case in point, his onetime digital guru and campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who just listed his waterfront home in the exclusive Seven Isles neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a tad under $3 million. The bearded political […]
Tags: Politicians, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Trumps, Brad Parscale, More Dirt, Seven Isles


Irving Azoff’s Daughter Buys Michelle Beadle’s Encino Mansion

It was just this August that ex-ESPN sportscaster Michelle Beadle plopped her lavish mansion onto the market with a $4.375 million thud, to significant publicity. But the place didn’t linger long — L.A.-based Dr. Jaye Azoff has paid $4.3 million for the Cape Cod-style structure, which sits on a quiet street in prime Encino. That’s […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Espn, Compass, Michelle Beadle, Irving Azoff, Coldwell Banker, Encino, Encino Mansion, More Dirt, Heirs & Heiresses, Jaye Azoff


Hollywood Regency Is That Glamorous Style You’ve Been Trying to Pinpoint

You’ve noticed it for years now: that style that mixes leopard print with glitzy chandeliers, mirrored finishes with curved velvet couches. It’s simultaneously Old World Hollywood and yet still of-the-moment, but you just haven’t been able to put your finger on what it is, exactly. Well, we’re here to tell you that you’ve been drooling […]
Tags: Design, Interior Design, Hollywood Regency, More Dirt


Helicopter Heiress Cindy Robinson Asks $23 Million for Massive Hermosa Beach Mansion

2020 has been a real estate whirlwind for Cindy Robinson, the wildly wealthy heiress to a Los Angeles-based helicopter empire. Over the summer, Robinson paid $14.5 million for a Malibu compound, and she’s selling multimillion-dollar homes in the Hollywood Hills and on Hawaii’s Big Island. And now, just in time for the holidays, the 33-year-old […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Hawaii, Malibu, Big Island, Robinson, Hollywood Hills, Hermosa Beach, Sotheby's International Realty, More Dirt, Heirs & Heiresses, Cindy Robinson, Massive Hermosa Beach Mansion


Crawl Out Through the Fallout Into One of These Survival Bunkers

Political turmoil and Covid-19 got you wishing for a place to hide away from it all? Until Elon Musk colonizes Mars, the human race is still tethered to Earth. There are, however, plenty of real estate options that could provide a place to safely wait out global turmoil. Off-gridding and bunkers have become a part […]
Tags: Elon Musk, Design, Earth, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings


Take a Tour of Top 200 Collector Cheech Marin’s Art-Filled Home

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on ARTNews.com. “I really identified with the art right away,” actor Cheech Marin told ARTnews for our “Top 200 Collectors at Home,” brought to you by GalleryPlatform.LA. Marin gave us a tour of his art-filled home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. “I knew what it was. I knew what it […]
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Cheech Marin, More Dirt, Collector Cheech Marin, GalleryPlatform LA Marin


Art World Superstar Rashid Johnson Snags Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkovas’ Longtime Manhattan Townhouse

At the chaotic onset of the Covid pandemic, art world heavy hitter Rashid Johnson decamped New York City for his home in the Hamptons, according to a recent profile in Architectural Digest. However, it looks like the multidisciplinary conceptual artist, whose energetic 2016 work “Color Men” sold at auction a few years ago for half-a-million […]
Tags: New York City, Artists, Architectural Digest, Gramercy Park, Rashid Johnson, Manhattan Townhouse, Sotheby's International Realty, More Dirt, Rashid Johnson Snags Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkovas


Art World Superstar Rashid Johnson Drops $9 Million on Manhattan Townhouse

At the chaotic onset of the Covid pandemic, art world heavy hitter Rashid Johnson decamped New York City for his home in the Hamptons, according to a recent profile in Architectural Digest. However, it looks like the multidisciplinary conceptual artist, whose energetic 2016 work “Color Men” sold at auction a few years ago for half-a-million […]
Tags: New York City, Artists, Architectural Digest, Gramercy Park, Rashid Johnson, Manhattan Townhouse, Sotheby's International Realty, More Dirt


For Sale: the Only John Lautner-Designed House in Alaska

This 6,165-square-foot structure has all of the features you’d expect from a house designed by renowned midcentury architect John Lautner: profuse amounts of wood, unusual forms and angles, dramatic design —  except, of course, for the fact that it’s located more than 3,000 miles north of his usual Californian haunts, in the blustery Alaskan city […]
Tags: Design, Alaska, John Lautner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, John Lautner Designed House


From Natural Hot Springs to Playground of the Stars: a History of Palm Springs

You know it as a midcentury modern mecca and major center for art and culture. But Palm Springs, Calif., has a long history that stretches back beyond the 1940s and 1950s — all the way to pre-colonial times, when a Native American tribe inhabited the area hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans in […]
Tags: Design, Palm Springs, Palm Springs Calif, More Dirt


It’s Back to the Future for These ’70s Retro Homes

The 1970s are, perhaps unfairly, oft derided when it comes to style. Modern sensibilities say the decade took a deep dive into the Mariana Trench of bad taste where interior décor is concerned. Linoleum floors, avocado tiles, fake wood paneling, lava lamps, shag carpets and statement stone fireplaces populated the disco wonderland of design debacles […]
Tags: New York, Design, More Dirt


Kimberly Guilfoyle Lists Glam Central Park Apartment

It’s no secret that the rich and famous are abandoning New York City in droves, pursuing greener, less crowded pastures elsewhere in the country. The latest celebrity to join the Manhattan exodus is attorney, television news personality and Republican Party darling Kimberly Guilfoyle — an Donald Trump advisor and current flame of Donald Trump Jr. […]
Tags: New York City, Manhattan, Republican Party, Lawyers, Donald Trump, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Donald Trump Jr, More Dirt


Unsure How to Select Artwork? An Expert Weighs in With Some Tips

They say that it’s the little things that make all the difference, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to putting those final, finishing touches on a space — like selecting (and hanging!) artwork. It’s typically one of the last items on a to-do list after completing a renovation or a recent move, but […]
Tags: Design, Interior Design, Design Trends, More Dirt


‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison’s Lower Manhattan Loft Comes to Market

Not all artists and/or intellectuals are starving. Case in point is the lower Manhattan loft of late literary lion Toni Morrison that’s come for sale less just over a year after her passing, in August 2019 at 88, with an asking price of $4.75 million. The Nobel Prize winning writer and university professor, whose Pulitzer […]
Tags: New York City, Artists, Manhattan, Toni Morrison, Tribeca, Brown Harris Stevens, More Dirt, Lower Manhattan Loft Comes


10 Plunge-Ready Celebrity Pools Where We’d Love to Lounge

Fall may be in full swing, but we’re still thinking about lazy days of poolside lounging — ideally with a cocktail or two in hand. And, even though they’ve become an icon of wealth and luxury that reflect the latest design trends or an interest in health and fitness, that wasn’t always the case. Swimming […]
Tags: Design, Architecture, Design Trends, More Dirt


Neutra’s Kaufmann Desert House Gets $25 Million Price Tag

Buckle up your safety belts midcentury modern architecture enthusiasts, because one of America’s great residential treasures, the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, Calif., has come available, as first reported in The Wall Street Journal, with a sky-high price of $25 million. One of the last domestic commissions by internationally vaunted Vienna-born architect Richard Neutra, […]
Tags: America, Vienna, Wall Street Journal, Palm Springs, Palm Springs Calif, Richard Neutra, Neutra, Sotheby's International Realty, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, Kaufmann Desert House


Oil Heiress Aileen Getty Adds All-New Contemporary Mansion to Her Portfolio

Aileen Getty, granddaughter of larger-than-life tycoon J. Paul Getty — once the world’s richest man — has added another gem to her already many-feathered real estate cap. Property records reveal the oil heiress recently shelled out $3.8 million for a chic contemporary home in Studio City. Of course, Getty is certainly no stranger to the […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Getty, Studio City, J Paul Getty, Hilton & Hyland, Aileen Getty, More Dirt, Heirs & Heiresses, PLG Estates


A Jaw-Dropping Frank Lloyd Wright House for Under a Million Dollars? Yes, It Exists

If someone were to ask the average layperson to name a famous American architect, chances are Frank Lloyd Wright is the first name that comes to mind. Born in 1867, he had established himself as a pioneering architect by the turn of the twentieth century as he shifted away from the Classical designs and ornamentation […]
Tags: Chicago, Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Design Trends, Frank Lloyd Wright House, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings


The Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale Previews the Extravagant $35 Million SkyHome

If $35 million for a condo in Fort Lauderdale seems like a lot of money, that’s because it is. Even in high-cost hot spots like New York and Malibu, $35 million is perilously pricey, but in Fort Lauderdale it’s downright unprecedented. In fact, that figure is more than triple the most expensive condo ever sold […]
Tags: New York, Malibu, Fort Lauderdale, Douglas Elliman, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings


Late Newsman Morley Safer’s Connecticut Home Comes to Market

The longtime Chester, Conn., getaway of late and legendary broadcast journalist Morley Safer come for sale with an asking price of $1.45 million. The celebrated 12-time Emmy winning and three-time Peabody Award winning Canadian-American newsman is unquestionably best known as an intrepid and witty reporter for the venerable news magazine “60 Minutes.” Safer died in […]
Tags: Connecticut, Morley, Sotheby's International Realty, CHESTER Conn, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings


Working from Home and Needing Design Inspiration? Peek at These Celebrity Home Offices

As we move well into month six (or is it now seven?) of the pandemic, it’s become clear that home offices are not a fleeting trend, but rather an essential staple of many homes — particularly for those in the entertainment industry. With that in mind, we couldn’t help wondering what their home offices look […]
Tags: Design, Interior Design, More Dirt


Looking to Quarantine Remotely? These Private Islands Take Seclusion to the Next Level

Does the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have you pining for someplace far from the maddening crowds? Can you work remotely, as in really remotely? Well, for those who dream of the ultimate escape or seek a seriously secluded hideaway, you’ll be pleased to know that you can escape to your own private island — at least […]
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On ‘Aquarius,’ Opal Hodiak’s Sleek Midcentury Modern Home Steals the Show

The song “Aquarius” from the musical “Hair” references a time of peace, love, harmony, and “trust abounding.” So it is fitting that executive producer John McNamara chose to name his 2015 television series, set in 1967 Los Angeles — two years before the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders cast an indelible pall over the city — in […]
Tags: Los Angeles, John McNamara, Tate LaBianca, Encino, More Dirt, Opal Hodiak


Take A Peek Inside These Celebrity Home Offices

As we’ve moved well into month six (or is it now seven?) of the pandemic, it’s become clear that home offices are not a fleeting trend, but rather a a regular staple of many homes — especially for those in the entertainment industry. With that in mind, we couldn’t help wonder what their home offices […]
Tags: Design, Home Office, Interior Design, Entertainers, Design Trends, More Dirt


On ‘Ratched,’ Sarah Paulson Terrorizes Patients at Calabasas’ Famed King Gillette Ranch

Ryan Murphy’s new “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel, “Ratched,” finally dropped today on Netflix. The highly-anticipated origin story takes a look at the early career of infamous villain Nurse Mildred Ratched (played by a deliciously vicious Sarah Paulson) as she perfects her special brand of patient care and lobotomy skills at the fictional […]
Tags: Featured, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Calabasas, Mildred Ratched, More Dirt


This Florida Apartment Is Totally Plastered … And It Comes With Free Beer!

Now, here’s something you certainly don’t see every day. On the surface, this tidbit of real estate news seems like a rather uneventful affair: a fairly basic apartment located in the small, unheralded town of Lake Worth, Fla., seeks a buyer who will purchase it for the downright affordable price of $100,000. Located on the […]
Tags: Florida, Lake Worth, Lake Worth Fla, More Dirt, Kearney & Associates Realty