Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in September.

29829 HARVESTER ROAD → Named The Wall Street Journal House of The Day, this modern, rustic Malibu farmhouse, owned by Il Divo Singer Sebastien Izambard, underwent a two-year renovation supervised by his wife, Renee, an artist and interior designer. The property, listed by Santiago Arana for $12,950,000, offers 5,400 square feet of living space, is zoned for horses, and features everything from eclectic flea market finds to a playhouse from France. View a video of the home here.

MAURICIO UMANSKY → Mauricio sat down with Mansion Global to talk about the ultra-hot Los Angeles luxury market, his own dream home, and the best places to invest in luxury properties. “It feels like the entire globe is looking at Los Angeles. Right now, it’s the trendiest city for luxury properties.”

1251 SHADOW HILL WAY → Dubbed “a palatial playground made for luxurious living” by Robb Report, this newly constructed, contemporary gem by Joseph Ferrugio boasts “jaw-dropping features,” including a 110-foot, crescent-shaped pool that spills over into the surrounding hillside. The home, represented by Mauricio Umansky, Jon Grauman, and Brendan Fitzpatrick in partnership with Sally Forster Jones and Lisa Sockolov of John Aaroe Group, features exquisite amenities, including a living green wall, walk-in wine room, movie theatre, marble bar, and wellness studio, also caught the attention of Haute Residences.

568 N. TIGERTAIL & 601 S. WINDSOR → SoCal weather allows grilling season to last all year, which is why L.A. Confidential recently featured its selection of L.A. homes with the perfect, BBQ-ready backyards. Topping its list are Santiago Arana's listing 568 N. Tigertail, “Saying this home’s backyard is an oasis is an understatement,” and the Billy Rose and Blair Chang listed 601 S. Windsor, “Fair warning: once your friends and family spend some time in this backyard, they may never want to leave.”

217 4TH AVENUE #3 → Actress Amber Tamblyn’s Venice townhouse, named A Hot Property by the Los Angeles Times, sits five blocks from the water and offers sweeping ocean views. Listed by Michelle Schwartz and Garrett Carter for $1,549,999, “the light-filled residence” is situated on one of the highest points in Venice, offering a rooftop terrace, skylights, and two fireplaces.

MR. C RESIDENCES → “The appeal of the turnkey home is hard to resist,” writes the Los Angeles Times, which featured Mr. C Residences as a Hot Property earlier this month, adding the degree of privacy and luxury incorporated into Mr. C Residences stands out. Also standing out, the project’s architectural pedigree, which was the focus of a Q&A by Robb Report with famed California Architect Ray Kappe, who shared the inspiration behind his vision for the five distinct residences located at Mr. C Beverly Hills and represented by The Agency Development Group.

10040 E. HAPPY VALLEY ROAD #8 → This Wallace Neff inspired masterpiece in North Scottsdale hit the Luxury Homes + Lifestyle page on Dwell.com, showcasing design reminiscent of California’s golden age. Offering three acres of privacy, the home, represented by The Agency’s Raul Siqueiros and Jack Luciano, features intricate limestone and ebony walnut flooring, soaring ceilings with elaborate wood beams, and custom ironwork, as well a host of amenities that include a guest casita and poolside cabana with wet bar.