Sandra Bullock, who co-stars in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" and earlier this year played an FBI profiler in the thriller "Murder by Numbers," has sold a Hollywood Hills home she owned for a price in the mid-$700,000s.
The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1925 and recently renovated, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,200 square feet. The house also has patios, balconies and city-to-ocean views.
The home, which was being used as a rental, was purchased by Katherine Collins Pope, director of development at NBC, and Richard Edward Robbins, a documentary producer for ABC News who works on the "Peter Jennings Reporting" series.
The couple, who married in June of last year, are first-time home buyers. Pope, 29, and Robbins, 31, moved to the L.A. area from the East Coast three years ago.
Bullock, 37, and her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, 32, lived in the home for a time in the early '90s. "The house was lucky for Sandra. I hope it's lucky for us," Pope said.
The house is one of several owned in the Southland by the actress, whose primary residence is a stone farmhouse in Austin, Texas. She also has had homes in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Tybee Island, Ga. She purchased a Hollywood Hills home about 18 months ago for about $1.5 million.
Bullock next co-stars with Hugh Grant in the romantic comedy "Two Weeks' Notice," due out in December.
Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, handled the deal, sources said.
The late Jerry Dunphy's Wilshire Boulevard penthouse has come on the market at $889,000.
Dunphy, one of the most popular news anchors in Los Angeles for more than 40 years, died in May after suffering a heart attack.
He had lived in his penthouse for about 18 months. The unit, which was custom designed, has two bedrooms, three baths, a den and a wet bar.
The condominium is a large corner unit with city, mountain and ocean views, which, though wide-ranging, don't quite live up to Dunphy's trademark line, "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California."
The unit is in an 18-story building, which has a pool, gym, valet parking, security and a receptionist.
Dunphy's estate is selling the penthouse. It is not a probate sale.
At the time of his death, Dunphy, who was at least 80, was one of the main anchors at KCAL-TV Channel 9. Dunphy was single but had been married twice and had six children.
Natalie Janger has the listing with Wendy Yarbrough, Dunphy's granddaughter. Both are with DBL Beverly Hills.
Actress Pamela Bellwood and her husband, British photographer Nik Wheeler, have sold their Mulholland Drive-area compound to producer Brent Baum for about $1.8 million. Built in 1927, the Spanish-style home has six bedrooms in more than 3,000 square feet. There is a main house, three guest houses, a pool and a spa. The home, which was also for lease at $10,000 a month, is on a half-acre with sprawling lawns.
Bellwood and Wheeler, who departed from their 1985 marriage ceremony in Nepal on an elephant, have traveled extensively and have documented, through his photos and her writing, elephant roundups in Thailand and tribal life in Burma.
Bellwood, probably best known for playing Claudia Blaisdel in the '80s TV series "Dynasty," appeared in the TV special "Dynasty: The E! True Hollywood Story" (2001) and the independent film "Shopping" (2001), the third feature in filmmaker Henry Jaglom's "women trilogy," which began with "Eating" (1990) and "Babyfever" (1994). Bellwood also was in the movies "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" (1981) and "Airport '77" (1977), in which she played Jimmy Stewart's daughter.
Baum is executive producer of the upcoming movie "Buying the Cow," and he was executive producer of the 2000 films "Beautiful" and "Thomas and the Magic Railroad."
Jana Jones-Duffy and Fred Holley of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, had the listing; Jeanne Murray of Coldwell Banker, Hancock Park, represented the buyer.
Internationally known artist Hiro Yamagata has sold his home in Malibu for about $5 million.
Yamagata purchased the home in 1990 for $2.3 million. Built in 1975, the house has four bedrooms and seven baths in slightly more than 5,800 square feet, according to public records. The house is on an acre facing the ocean.
Yamagata redesigned and updated the interiors, installing limestone floors and a granite pool, sources said.
The artist recently created three large paintings for the first major expansion and refurbishing of Kushiyu, the popular, 15-year-old Japanese restaurant in Tarzana. The expansion--with Yamagata's vibrant, 7-by-5-foot paintings--was completed this spring.
Last fall, Yamagata had a show in New York in which he used spotlights, fiber optics, strobe lights and lasers to turn the 25,000-square-foot Ace Gallery into what was described as a "trippy digital wonderland." In June, he covered another New York gallery with holographic panels while white laser beams were refracted into a spectrum of colors.