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Elfmans update their act

September 28, 2003|Ruth Ryon | Times Staff Writer

Jenna Elfman, who co-starred in the popular ABC sitcom "Dharma & Greg" and will make her Broadway debut Oct. 7 in the Tony-winning revival of "Nine," and her husband, actor Bodhi Elfman, have put their Los Feliz home on the market at just under $4.9 million.

The couple bought the Wallace Neff-designed home from Madonna in 2000 for about $4 million. The same year, Madonna purchased the Neff-designed Beverly Hills home of actress Diane Keaton for $6.5 million.

The single-story Los Feliz home, built in the '20s, has three bedrooms in about 5,000 square feet. There is also a two-bedroom guesthouse with a gym and a Spanish-tile kitchen. The home is on nearly 2 acres behind large steel gates. The upper part of the lot has city views.

Inside the main house, there are arched doorways, stenciled beam ceilings, original tile and a domed center hall. There is also a library, a formal dining room that opens to a large veranda and a master suite with a domed ceiling and walk-in closet.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday September 30, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 41 words Type of Material: Correction
Hot Property -- A headline in Sunday's Real Estate section about a home being sold by British soap star Cindy Marshall and her husband, Tony Lane-Roberts, incorrectly indicated that their home was in Culver City. They sold their Studio City home.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday October 05, 2003 Home Edition Real Estate Part K Page 5 Features Desk 1 inches; 43 words Type of Material: Correction
Hot Property -- A headline in the Sept. 28 Real Estate section about a home being sold by British soap star Cindy Marshall and her husband, Tony Lane-Roberts, incorrectly indicated that their home was in Culver City. They sold their Studio City home.

The house also has a full basement with a huge walk-in cedar closet. The electrical and plumbing systems have been updated.

The Elfmans decided to sell the early California Mediterranean-style house because they want to buy a modern or contemporary residence.

Jenna Elfman, 31, will replace Jane Krakowski in the role of Carla in "Nine," and she stars in the live-action Warner Bros. feature film "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," due to be released Nov. 14.

"Dharma & Greg" ran on ABC from 1997 to 2002. Elfman also co-starred in the comedy film "Keeping the Faith" (2000) opposite Ben Stiller and Edward Norton. She has appeared in such other movies as "Town & Country" (2001), "EDtv" (1999), "Krippendorf's Tribe" (1998) and "Grosse Point Blank" (1997).

Bodhi Elfman, 34, appears in October on the new series "Las Vegas," and he is in the upcoming film "Love Hollywood Style." He just completed guest roles on "ER" and "Dragnet." He also appeared in the 2000 movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds."

Richard Klug of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

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'Matchstick' man makes another sale

"Matchstick Men" star Nicolas Cage, who recently sold his Venice beachfront getaway for about $3.4 million, also has sold an acre of land in Bel-Air for about $7.2 million.

The actor purchased the lot for $6 million in December 2001. He purchased the Venice home for about $2.7 million in 2002.

Cage acquired the land from clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, who had taken ownership of the property as partial payment for a Bel-Air house he had sold.

The site was known for years as the late actress Merle Oberon's estate. It was sold in the late '90s, with a house on it, for $9.25 million. The buyer at that time tore down the house, then changed his mind about building there and resold the property.

Cage owns other real estate, including a couple of homes, in the L.A. area.

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Cellular giant pays a call to Westside

Billionaire John McCaw, one of four brothers who made their fortunes in the cellular phone business, has purchased a home on the Westside for $18.5 million, local real estate sources said.

The home, on 5 acres, has been described as a "teardown," although it isn't clear that McCaw plans to build. It was the first time that the property had been on the market in 40 years.

The main house was built in 1937. The Monterey Colonial-style home has eight bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in 5,700-plus square feet. The estate, described as a gated in-town ranch, has a main house, a pool and guesthouse, a six-stall horse barn, a foaling barn, meadows, a citrus grove and a tennis court. The park-like grounds have a pool and a hot tub.

With a net worth of $1.1 billion, McCaw, in his early 50s, was listed by Forbes magazine this month as the 224th richest man in the United States. With a net worth of $2 billion, his brother, Craig, rated 95th in the country. He was the principal force in McCaw Cellular Communications, now AT&T Wireless, based in Redmond, Wash.

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At a 'Crossroads' in Culver City

Cindy Marshall-Day, who stars in the British TV soap series "Crossroads," and her ad executive husband, Tony Lane-Roberts, have sold their Studio City home, listed at just under $1.4 million.

The house, built in 1991, has three bedrooms in about 5,400 square feet. The three-level home, with an elevator, also has an indoor pool, a spa, a gym and valley views.

The couple plans to make their home base in Nottingham, England, where "Crossroads" is produced. Marshall-Day, a former hostess of Britain's "Price Is Right" game show, is also a spokeswoman on a long-running Atkins diet infomercial. She met and married her husband in L.A.

Judy and Doug Ross and Rose Osman, all of Prudential John Aaroe in Encino, had the listing.

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