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Brentwood's Newest Wallflower

May 11, 2000|RUTH RYON | Times Staff Writer

Jakob Dylan, lead singer and guitarist with the rock band the Wallflowers, has purchased a Brentwood home. The asking price was about $3.2 million.

Dylan, 30, is the youngest of legendary rock star Bob Dylan's five children.

The Wallflowers made its debut album in 1992 but had a mega-hit with its '96 album, "Bringing Down the Horse." The band dominated the rock category at the '98 Grammy Awards, winning awards for best rock performance and best rock song for "One Headlight."

Since then, the group has been working in an L.A. studio, putting the finishing touches on a new album, due out in September.

The Brentwood home, described as Old World Spanish in style, was built in 1936, and it has five bedrooms in about 4,000 square feet plus a pool.

Dylan's former home in the Hollywood Hills, built in the '60s, has three bedrooms in 3,000 square feet. He sold that house for about $1.8 million.


Actor-comedian Alan King, who has appeared for decades on the stages of Las Vegas, has purchased a Las Vegas condo for $770,000. The unit is in a high-rise tower expected to be completed by the end of this year.

King, 72, has appeared on many TV variety shows and in about 20 movies, including "Casino" (1995). He also has been credited with bringing pro tennis to Las Vegas with his Alan King Tennis Classic, which he hosted for 18 years.

A native of Brooklyn, King also has a home on Long Island.

Known as Turnberry Place, the Las Vegas development will include four 38-story, 183-unit towers. King bought a three-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot unit on the 21st floor of the first tower scheduled for completion. Prices range from $400,000 to more than $3 million.

The project also will have a private club with a spa, fitness center, restaurants, pools, a tennis complex and a disco.


An Encino home of the late Bud Abbott, of the comedy team Abbott and Costello, has been listed at just under $1.6 million.

Abbott, straight man to the late Lou Costello, died virtually broke at 78 in 1975 after his wealth went to the government in 1959 following an IRS audit.

To satisfy the IRS, Abbott sold his Encino home, built in 1956. He also sold his interest in the Abbott and Costello movies for $100,000. Abbott and Costello made about 40 movies, mostly in the '40s. Many were top box-office draws.

The Encino home includes a seven-bedroom, 5,800-square-foot main house, an eight-car garage with chauffeur's quarters, a guest house, a pool and a spa. The gated compound, subdivided in recent years, is on about an acre.

Beth Ann Green and Rachelle Rosten of Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills, have the listing.


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