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'Waterboy' Dives Into Malibu Life


Actor Adam Sandler has purchased a Malibu home for $3.1 million.

The three-bedroom house was built in 1947 but was recently remodeled. The house also has three baths in 1,300 square feet. Sandler is also said to have a home in Bel-Air.

A graduate of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," the Brooklyn-born comic, 34, has starred in such movies as "Big Daddy" (1999), "The Waterboy" (1998) and "The Wedding Singer" (1998).

He was in Toronto earlier this year to do some voice work on his animated feature film "Whitey & Davey," the first movie from his Meatball Animation company. Besides making an estimated $20 million to star in a film, Sandler is producing a number of comedy scripts, and he has co-written others, including his hit "Happy Gilmore" (1996). Sandler also recorded four comedy albums.

His last half-dozen movies have earned almost a half-billion dollars in North America alone, even though "Little Nicky," released late last year, was financially disappointing. Sandler's core audience of teenage boys turn most of his loser characters into winners at the box office.


The longtime, Windsor Square home of actor Richard Mulligan, who died in September at 67, has come on the market at just under $1.4 million. Mulligan, known for his Emmy-winning comedic roles in the TV series "Empty Nest" and "Soap," had owned the home for more than 20 years.

The four-bedroom Spanish-style house is a short walk to Larchmont Village, where Mulligan often lunched and browsed through the shops.

Built in 1921, the 4,000-square-foot house has been restored and updated. It has 3.5 baths, a living room with a fireplace, a family room opening to a trellised patio, a kitchen with granite counters and a master suite with a steam shower and a fireplace.

The home has a den/library, office, arched entry, vaulted ceilings, skylights, a pool and a spa.

Mulligan played Dr. Harry Weston, the widowed father of three grown daughters, in "Empty Nest," and he played Burt Campbell, the oddball husband in the soap opera spoof "Soap." During the '80s, he appeared in such movies as "S.O.B." with Julie Andrews, "The Trail of the Pink Panther" and "Micki and Maude."

Tina Eavers of Villa Estate Properties, Beverly Hills, has the listing.


Brian Austin Green, who played Tori Spelling's love interest David Silver in "Beverly Hills 90210" (1990-2000), has purchased a Hollywood Hills home for about $1.7 million.

The four-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot house is Country English in style and has a grotto-like pool and spa as well as city views. Built in the 1920s, the house had been updated, but Green is also doing some remodeling.

Green, 27, played Spelling's on-and-off boyfriend for nine years until their wedding in the final two-hour episode last year. He was also a producer of the show and played Donna Mills' son on "Knots Landing" (1986-89).

Dolores Blumenfeld of Paramount Properties, a division of Rodeo Realty Inc., represented Green, and Neal Baddin of Coldwell Banker had the listing.


The Hancock Park home of the late Robert William, who headed the western United States' largest pasta manufacturing company for 30 years, has come on the market at just under $3 million.

Before becoming a macaroni mogul, William, who died at 86 in December, was a gofer for Charles Lindbergh and a publicist for Bette Davis.

Built in 1925, William's home has six bedrooms in 8,200 square feet. The traditional-style house also has a tennis court and a pool.

William turned his Western Globe Products into a major macaroni manufacturer before selling it to Borden Foods in 1986. In the '70s, he pioneered packaged soy-based meals that could feed a family of five for 69 cents.

William also was a pioneer in helicopter photography, and he was known as "The Golf Doctor" for his knack for diagnosing a golfer's fault in 10 seconds.

Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

Despite the slips in the stock market, high-end home sales on the Westside are up this year in contrast with the first three months of 2000, says Coldwell Banker broker Cecelia Waeschle, who has tracked home deals for her Beverly Hills office since 1987.

This year, to date, there have been 28 sales at more than $5 million each on the Westside. Last year, there were 13 for the same period.

This year, there have been seven homes sold at more than $10 million each. Last year, there was only one.

"There has been a 115% increase in the sale of homes at over $5 million each," Waeschle noted.


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