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From His Honor to Homeowner

April 04, 1993|RUTH RYON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Mayor TOM BRADLEY, who will step down in June after a record five terms and 20 years in the city's top office, and his wife, Ethel, have bought a home in a hilly region of Los Angeles for about $500,000.

Bradley, 75, and his family have lived in Getty House, a 14-room mansion in the Windsor Square area of Hancock Park, since it was donated in 1976 as the official mayor's residence.

The son of a Texas sharecropper, Bradley became the first black mayor of Los Angeles in 1973. In 1982, in the first of two unsuccessful gubernatorial runs, he came close to becoming the first black governor of California.

The Bradleys bought a Colonial-style home, built in the late 1930s or early 1940s, with three bedrooms, a study and a family room in about 3,500 square feet.

"It's just a nice home, for their retirement," said selling agent Curtis Bagley of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills.

The mayor and other city officials have been on a European trip that was criticized because of the size of the contingent traveling at city expense. While Bradley was in Paris, his wife stayed in Los Angeles, overseeing their relocation.

"Mrs. Bradley was very eager to move to their new home, so she's here handling that," Bagley said. "They already started moving their furniture there."

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BRAD MAULE, who has played Dr. Tony Jones on ABC-TV's "General Hospital" for nine years, is selling his Sherman Oaks home "because his kids love the beach, so he is looking there to buy," said listing agent Micheline Arnould of Prudential/Rodeo Realty.

Maule's character has been shot in the head and the heart, and he was blind for awhile, leading him to say, "You don't know the full meaning of odd until you've played a blind neurosurgeon." He's also a painter and a musician.

He has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1984, and they and their three children have lived in the Sherman Oaks home since 1989, when it was completely remodeled.

Originally built in 1921 and known as "The House of Shadows" because of its arches and skylights, the four-bedroom, Spanish-style home is listed at $649,000.

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CAMILLA SPARV, who played Vivienne Moray in Jacqueline Susann's TV movie "Valley of the Dolls 1981" and Rhea in the 1986 film "America 3000," is having her new, South Beach, Fla., getaway home redecorated by a designer who decorated the New York homes of such celebrities as Tom Jones, Eartha Kitt, John McEnroe, Sidney Poitier and the Rolling Stones.

Sparv, whose main residence is in Beverly Hills, bought a two-story, townhouse-like home with a view of the ocean in South Beach for close to its $500,000 asking price, sources say.

Based in New York, the designer, Elaine Lewis, also decorated the Milton Berle and Frank Sinatra rooms at the Friars Club in New York City, and she is helping on a five-month renovation that began there last week, to add a second floor to the building.

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Actress/singer CONSTANCE MOORE, who was on Broadway and in several movies from 1938 until the late 1940s, and her husband/agent Johnny Maschio, who represented such stars as John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart, sold their home and moved last week to a Wilshire condo.

The couple had lived in their Beverly Hills-area house for 23 years. It was sold for about $570,000, according to public records, through Jon Douglas Co. listing agents Miriam Burby and Nancy and Nanda Hinds. At one time, the home had been on the market at $1.2 million.

The buyers are celebrity fashion designers Fred and Fati Moshary, who were represented by Susan Del Prete of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills.

The Maschios, who have been married since 1939, leased a three-bedroom unit for three years in the 33-year-old Churchill building on Wilshire's Golden Mile. Lee Raymond of Mike Silverman & Associates handled the lease.

A mansion that is just being completed in the community of Beverly Park, overlooking Beverly Hills, has been sold for slightly more than $7 million, sources said.

The home consists of a 15,000-square-foot Mediterranean villa with a 3,000-square-foot guest house, 10-car garage, tennis court and pool.

The buyer is a Hong Kong resident who will live here about four months of the year, sources said. The seller was a German citizen who had planned to live in the home but changed his mind.

It was the first resale in the new, 64-home part of Beverly Park, where Disney chairman Michael Eisner is said to have bought two lots and rock stars Rod Stewart and Alex Van Halen are building.

Stephen Shapiro represented the buyer and Steve Sisca represented the seller. Both are with Stan Herman, Stephen Shapiro & Associates, Beverly Hills.

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