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Moving on after 'Spider-Man' successes

Screenwriter Alvin Sargent is listing the Santa Monica home he shared with his late wife, producer Laura Ziskin, for $11.85 million.

April 12, 2012|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
  • Laura Ziskin created a workspace on the kitchen island in the home she shared with husband Alvin Sargent.
Laura Ziskin created a workspace on the kitchen island in the home she shared… (Courtesy of Elisabeth Halsted )

The Santa Monica home of screenwriter Alvin Sargent and his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, has come on the market at $11.85 million.

Ziskin worked with designer Jane Hallworth in creating the detailed interiors. A back-lit honeycomb onyx fireplace is a focal point of the living room. In the powder room, a smoky beveled mirror provides a backdrop for a sink made out of a single piece of wood. A hammered brass tub from India looks like an art object in the master bathroom.

Outside, a teak-slat sidewalk leads from the house to the swimming pool, which is covered in small hand-set tiles. An outdoor room features a fireplace.

The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.

Sargent, 85, won Oscars for "Julia" (1977) and "Ordinary People" (1980). He worked on the screenplays for "Spider-Man 2" (2004), "Spider-Man 3" (2007) and "The Amazing Spider-Man," due out in July.

Ziskin, who died last year at 61, produced "Pretty Woman" (1990), "As Good as It Gets" (1997) and the "Spider-Man" films. She had a seat with task lighting built into the kitchen island for working at home.

Elisabeth Halsted of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood is the listing agent.

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