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For This Actor, No More Walks in the Park

March 02, 2000|RUTH RYON | Times Staff Writer

Actor Kelsey Grammer has put a house that he owns in the Hancock Park area on the market at slightly more than $1 million.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star of the NBC sitcom "Frasier" bought the home in November, about a month after he underwent an emergency appendectomy.

After buying the house, Grammer, 45, had it remodeled. When the refurbishing was completed, Grammer, who has another L.A.-area home that he shares with his wife, model Camille Donatacci, decided to list the Hancock Park home.

Built in 1923, the three-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot home has a guest house and three fireplaces. It is within walking distance of Larchmont Village.


Singer Nick Carter of the pop group the Backstreet Boys and his parents, Robert and Jane Carter, have purchased a 10,000-square-foot home on 100 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley for $3.3 million.

The family, which also has a home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, recently settled into their Santa Ynez Valley residence, which they bought in the fall. The singer, 20, has been on the road and in other states most recently.

Since the quintet was formed in 1993, the group became the world's biggest-selling boy band in 1999 with its album "Millennium."

Built about nine years ago, the Santa Ynez Valley home has a small lake, swimming pool, tennis court, barn and guest apartment.

Diana Anderson of Fred Sands, Santa Ynez Valley, had the listing, and Diane Sanders of Re/Max, Palos Verdes, represented the Carters.


Farrah Fawcett, the former "Charlie's Angels" star who co-starred with Robert Duvall in the movie "The Apostle" (1997), has sold the smaller house in her two-house, Bel-Air compound for close to its asking price of $1.5 million.

The house has three bedrooms in 2,300 square feet. Fawcett sold her larger, five-bedroom, 9,000-square-foot house in September for $2.7 million.

Fawcett, 53, had made the compound home for many years, living there first with her former husband, actor Lee Majors, and then with actor Ryan O'Neal.

The actress, who has been on location in her home state of Texas filming the Robert Altman comedy "Mr. T and the Women" with Richard Gere, plans to maintain a smaller L.A. residence, sources said.

Nick Segal and Bernie Katz of DBL-Sunset had the listing on the home that just sold.


For the record: Mark Hughes, president and founder of Herbalife International, has not yet started building a house on the 157 acres he bought from entertainer Merv Griffin. (Hot Property, Feb. 10).


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