When Nico Lencioni was in kindergarten and his teacher asked the class to draw a house, he surprised her by drawing a wavy, elliptical figure, not the typical rectangle with a triangle on top.
Nico’s parents invited the teacher over to their home for a visit, to see for herself. The teacher, not surprisingly, was amazed when she saw the house.
“Everyone basically has this ‘Wow!’ reaction, and it’s pretty polarizing: You either love it, or you hate it,” Assemi says of the home, which is now listed for $599,000. Its roof mimics ocean waves and is covered with cedarwood shingles.
“It’s just so unconventional, but inside, it’s a regular
The Hollywood Hills home that late musician-songwriter Leon Russell once used as a recording studio has come up for sale at $1.398 million.
The green-hued ranch-style house is where Russell lived and recorded in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. The Moody Blues and singer-songwriter Marc Benno, as well as blues guitarists Albert and Freddie King, were among those to record with the multi-instrumentalist at the home, which was known as Skyhill Studios.
It’s also where Russell recorded some of his own studio albums including his first solo LP, “Leon Russell,” with the likes of Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Buddy Harman, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr, among others.
Looking like something straight out of a time capsule, the 2,892-square-foot house has a rock-wall
The long weekend signals the kickoff of the summer grilling season, and our thoughts have turned to cooking outdoors.
With visions of tasty grilled meats and veggies making their way through our minds, we looked at tantalizing outdoor kitchens in luxury homes for sale.
We love an al fresco cooking space, preferably one with stainless-steel appliances, a great view, and plenty of room to (safely) host guests. We’ve spotted eight homes with absolutely scrumptious setups.
And given the ongoing ripple effects of the pandemic, the emphasis on a particularly appetizing outdoor space may be way more than an afterthought for home buyers.
Let these backyard banquet spaces serve as inspiration. Even if you’re not considering a move, it’s always fun to take in on some of the most droolworthy open-air cook spaces around.
So pour a glass of rosé, light the charcoal, and tour these eight great outdoor kitchens…