Featured Architect: Thomas Proctor – Classical Architecture and The Natural Environment Influence His Work

Thomas Proctor is an American architect practicing mainly in Brentwood, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, concentrating on architectural history, and a Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA. In addition, he… Continue reading

Susan Smith and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland Break Record in Beverly Hills Flats for Sale of Renowned Architect Thomas Proctor-Designed Home Listed for $23,500,000

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Susan Smith and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland announced today the sale of the home at 706 North Hillcrest Road, which was listed for $23,500,000. The sale represents a record for the highest price ever sold in the Beverly Hills flats. Photo – The home is a… Continue reading

How Do Celebrities Divide Up Real Estate When They Get Divorced?

In LA, a celeb’s home is his castle…until divorce or death, that is. “It’s not a product; it’s a home filled with feelings and memories,” says Hilton & Hyland’s Susan Smith, who represented composer Robert Sherman’s 91-year-old Beverly Hills home, which had to be purged of 40 years’ worth of personal belongings—including some choice Disney… Continue reading

Top sales: Tom Cruise exits Hollywood Hills with a $11.4-million bang

A newly built estate in Beverly Hills, a Paul Williams-designed home in La Canada Flintridge and the Hollywood Hills compound of an action film star were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $20.5 million — Beverly Hills A Georgian-style estate on about half an acre… Continue reading

Nick Vanoff Estate Sells to Billionaire Financier

“The sumptuous and carefully kept Beverly Hills estate of late, great four-time Emmy-winning television producer Nick Vanoff (“The Sonny and Cher Show” and “The Julie Andrews Hour”) was recently sold for $23.7 million, and the previously unidentified new owner, we first heard from Platinum Triangle real estate mover and shaker Peter Propertyseller, and later confirmed… Continue reading