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Los Angeles Times

Lauren Beale

Columnist Hot Property

Lauren Beale carried on the Los Angeles Times’ tradition of breaking celebrity real estate news in the Hot Property column. She is intrigued by the chase and the homes; the celebrities, less so. Covering the luxury housing beat for Business, the former Real Estate editor has trod many a polished marble floor. She left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski continue real estate shake-up

    Emily Blunt and John Krasinski continue real estate shake-up

    Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are on the move again. The couple — who have had their rural retreat in Ojai up for sale since November — have put their contemporary-style house in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $8 million. Set behind gates on more than a third of an acre, the renovated...

  • Sarah Palin seeks candidate for loaded desert retreat

    Sarah Palin seeks candidate for loaded desert retreat

    Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has listed her gated estate in Scottsdale, Ariz., for sale at $2.499 million. The nearly 8,000-square-foot home, built in 2001, is set at the end of a wraparound driveway. The main house is a blend of Santa Barbara, Tuscan and Spanish...

  • Hot Property: A fond farewell

    Hot Property: A fond farewell

    The time has come to say goodbye to half of the Hot Property team. After close to 36 years at the Los Angeles Times and a half dozen years penning the celebrity real estate column, Lauren is closing her reporter’s notebook. No more getting stuck in the elevator at a megamillion-dollar mansion or...

  • Elegant Cape Cod style in Studio City

    Elegant Cape Cod style in Studio City

    Arched double doors open to a foyer with soaring ceilings and marble flooring at this elegant Cape Cod-inspired two-story in Studio City. An entertainment area at the back of the newly built home takes in a covered outdoor living space and a swimming pool with spa that leads to a guesthouse. Location:...

  • Sylvester Stallone puts La Quinta home into the ring

    Sylvester Stallone puts La Quinta home into the ring

    Sylvester Stallone has put his desert home in a gated La Quinta community into the ring for $4.199 million. Set on nearly half an acre, the 2008 villa combines Spanish and Mediterranean elements. Details include interior wood shutters, wood ceilings and granite slab counters. A great room, an entertainment...

  • Rare Montecito site of more than 340 acres comes on the market at $77 million

    Rare Montecito site of more than 340 acres comes on the market at $77 million

    Montecito has long attracted magnates and billionaires, such as noted resident and media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Now a more than 340-acre trophy property set high atop the Santa Barbara County community in the Santa Ynez Mountain foothills has come on the market at $77 million. Known as Mar y Cel,...

  • Hollywood Hills home where Harrison Ford did carpentry work finds a buyer

    Hollywood Hills home where Harrison Ford did carpentry work finds a buyer

    A Hollywood Hills house once owned by “MASH” star Sally Kellerman has sold for $4 million. During the actress’ ownership, she hired a young Harrison Ford to do construction work on the 4,412-square-foot home. Ford would go on to star in the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” film series. Since early...

  • 'Arrow's' Stephen Amell lands a wooded Tudor home in Hollywood Hills

    'Arrow's' Stephen Amell lands a wooded Tudor home in Hollywood Hills

    Actor Stephen Amell, who stars on the CW series “Arrow,” has bought a Hollywood Hills home for $3.62 million. Built in 1981, the Tudor-style two-story is on the site of a 1930s house that burned to the ground when Rolling Stones musician Keith Richards was in residence. Richards was a renter at...

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