LOS ANGELES — It’s not every day that a 10-acre property along the ocean comes to market in Southern California. But actor Kevin Costner is offering just that for $60 million.
The Carpinteria acreage is freeway-close yet secreted behind fences watched by security cameras.
What you can’t see from the outside is the gently rolling green site, which features 500 feet of oceanfront, a path to the beach and panoramic Pacific views. The mountain ranges of Santa Barbara as well as the Channel Islands are visible from the equestrian plot.
A FIREWORK ON THE WESTSIDE: She may someday make her home in a Los Feliz convent, but for now Katy Perry has settled for the Westside. The singer recently purchased the Beverly Crest home of Cody Leibel, high-end developer and heir to a Canadian construction fortune, for $17.995 million in a deal completed off-market.
The two-story traditional, built in 1959 and since updated, is reached by a quarter-mile-long driveway that ends at a circular motor court. Mature trees and swaths of lawn accompany the home on the acre-plus site, which abuts the Franklin Canyon conservancy. The grounds have an infinity-edge swimming pool.
Since last year she has been engaged in a high-profile legal battle to buy the convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Feliz.
AN OLD HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY REVISITED: In the Castellammare section of Pacific Palisades, the scene of one of L.A.’s most infamous mysteries has come to market for the first time in decades.
Perched high on a hillside and overlooking the ocean, the Spanish Revival-style estate where Thelma Todd, the actress-comedian known as “Hot Toddy,” was discovered dead is listed for $6 million.
The five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home known as Castillo del Mar was designed by architect Nathaniel Coleman and built in 1927 for Hollywood filmmaker Roland West. It was there in 1935 that Todd, a romantic partner to the married West, was found in the early morning slumped over the front seat of her convertible in the home’s garage.
The 30-year-old’s death was officially ruled suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, but unexplained details — Todd was discovered with a broken nose and other injuries — surrounding the incident have continued to fuel the long-running Hollywood mystery.
Now up for sale, the house retains such period details as hand-burnished redwood beams, original Art Deco tiles and millwork. An arched fireplace with a stone surround anchors the great room. Stained-glass windows filter hued light across plaster walls and peg-and-groove oak floors.