Joan Collins, Ricky Schroder and the Roger Moores are anticipating moves, since their Los Angeles-area houses have all been put on the market in the past few days.
Collins' place, in Beverly Hills, is the one "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan rented last year for three months at a whopping $50,000 a month--not $55,000, as earlier reported, says Paris Moskopoulos, who represented Collins in that lease. (He claims that was "the highest rental price ever paid for a single-family residence in California.")
Built in 1963 for the late British actor Laurence Harvey and later owned by the late comedienne Totie Fields, Collins' nearly 6,000-square-foot main house and more-than 2,000-square-foot guest house were extensively renovated by the "Dynasty" star after she bought it for just shy of $2 million in April, 1986, according to public records. She moved out of a smaller house then but, from what several industry sources say, she's looking for smaller digs once more.
Her gated mansion is for sale at $6 million with Thelma Orloff, vice president of Fred Sands' Estates Division in Beverly Hills.
As for Schroder, the veteran young actor who stars with Robert Duvall in the eight-hour miniseries "Lonesome Dove" (on CBS, starting today): His parents have listed their 9,000-square-footer in Calabasas Park for $3.3 million, including furnishings. Guess it's just too far for the actor, who was featured in the popular sitcom "Silver Spoons," to commute to work and to school. (He's a freshman at USC.)
His parents, Diane and Richard Schroder, have listed their 2-year-old Calabasas home--with five bedrooms, six full baths, two powder rooms and golf-course and canyon views in the gate-guarded Vista Pointe community--with Laurie Redmond of the Fine Homes Division of Merrill Lynch Realty, who represented, with Cecelia Waeschle of Merrill Lynch/Rodeo Realty, the Schroders in buying a Beverly Hills house in the fall of 1987.
Other sources say the Schroders demolished that house and are building another on the site, which is across the street from Jimmy Stewart's home and cater-cornered from Lucille Ball's.
Roger Moore and his wife are asking $4.9 million for their Beverly Hills-area house, which they probably want to sell because they've only spent, on average, six days a year during the past three years in it, says Paris Moskopoulos, who has the listing at his Paris Realty Co. in Beverly Hills.
The former "James Bond" star and his wife have several homes in Europe, where they live most of the time, but they plan to keep an L.A.-area pied-a-terre, perhaps buying a Wilshire penthouse, the broker added.
The Moores have owned their 2-acre spread here for about nine years. (Media mogul Rupert Murdoch leased it for about a year.)
By now, it's out: Yes, Madonna bought a $2.95-million house in the Hollywood Hills, but did you know that the rock star/actress paid the full asking price in cash, and that a week after escrow closed in mid-January, her soon-to-be ex-husband Sean Penn signed a quit-claim deed releasing his interest in the property?
And did you know that the 20-year-old contemporary was sold, after being on the market for 145 days, by Allen Questrom? (He's president and chief executive of Neiman Marcus.)
You might already know that Cheryl Ladd lives next door, and Dolly Parton lives just down the street, but did you know that June Davies of June Scott & Associates, Beverly Hills, had the listing?
The Scott people were mum on the sale, by the way, but they were happy to say that June herself has an $18-million listing on producer/manager Sandy Gallin's new Beverly Hills house--the one where he had 2,000 pounds of snow trucked for his annual Christmas bash, attended by his client Dolly Parton and 699 other guests. Gallin bought the land and last March completed the 14,000-square-foot mansion with its private drive, running stream and waterfall.
Good news for lovers of Tramp (officially, the Original Tramp of London): The private club, which catered to L.A.'s rich and famous since 1985 until it closed about a month ago, is expected to reopen later this month. The local business, including the 13-year balance on its Beverly Center lease, is being sold to a group headed by Italian financier Giancarlo Parretti, executive vice president of the Cannon (Film) Group. (Parretti is a busy guy: Just last week, it was announced that he and Florio Fiorini formed a movie production company headed by former MGM Chairman Alan Ladd Jr.)
Stephen Shapiro of Stan Herman & Associates represented the Parretti group in the Tramp deal as well as the sellers: Johnny Gold and Oscar Lerman, husband of novelist Jackie Collins.