Riding a New Wave out of the Desert

By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming Gerald Casale, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who founded the new wave band Devo, has sold his place in Palm Desert for $950,000. Designed and built by architect-developer duo Ross Patton and Albert Wild, the Midcentury Modern-style home originally hit the market last year at just under $1.5 million. More recently, it… Keep reading

Devo’s Gerald Casale parts ways with superb modernist home in Palm Desert

By Neal J. Leitereg Gerald Casale, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who founded the new wave band Devo, has sold his place in Palm Desert for $950,000. Designed and built by architect-developer duo Ross Patton and Albert Wild, the Midcentury Modern-style home originally hit the market last year at just under $1.5 million. More recently, it… Keep reading

Vintage Long Beach: Where a Bixby hung his shingle

By Lauren Beale The rich architecture of the Bixby Ranch House in Long Beach is evident just walking up the gated pathway to the column-flanked leaded-glass front door. The home was built in 1890 — a year of experimentation and discovery — the same year the jukebox was invented. Soon to follow were electric kettles,… Keep reading

Top sales: June’s priciest home sales

By Neal J. Leitereg $11.5 million — Brentwood Prolific Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife, author Linda Bruckheimer, sold their International-style home of more than two decades for $400,000 less than the asking price. The buyer, per property records, was a trust. The steel and concrete residence, once owned by L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, was designed by… Keep reading

Blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer pulls in $11.5 million for Brentwood home

By Neal J. Leitereg Jerry Bruckheimer can call it a wrap in Brentwood. The prolific film and television producer, whose credits include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “CSI” franchises, has sold his architectural home in the Westside neighborhood for $11.5 million. Set on three-quarters of an acre, the pristine International-style home was designed by… Keep reading

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