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January 9, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Film editor Bud S. Smith and his wife, sound editor Lucy Coldsnow-Smith, have sold their Hollywood Hills home of more than 40 years for $880,000. The hillside storybook cottage-style home, built in 1926, is surrounded by patios and gardens. Features include a step-down living room with high ceilings and a fireplace, two bedrooms and a separate one-bedroom guest apartment. Smith was nominated for Oscars for his film editing work on "The Exorcist" (1973) and "Flashdance" (1983)
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December 20, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Fuller House, a former home of early film producer Samuel Goldwyn in the Hollywood Hills West area, has sold for $4.55 million. It came on the market this summer at $4.895 million. Built in 1916, the restored Neoclassic-style house features a multi-room master bedroom suite, a screening room, Batchelder tile fireplaces and maid's quarters. There are seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and 6,488 square feet of living space. The half-acre grounds include walking paths, a guesthouse and a swimming pool.
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December 18, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
When singer Nancy Sinatra put a Santa Monica compound she owned on the market last month, it appeared her boots were ready to do some walkin' — to borrow from the title of her '60s hit. But it seems they ran instead. Sinatra, the daughter of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, sold the property in 16 days for $5 million. The asking price was $4.895 million. The Cape Cod-inspired home and guesthouse sits on a nearly half-acre flat lot off a cul-de-sac.
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December 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Director-producer Renny Harlin has sold his so-called Cannon House in Venice house for $1.83 million. The two cannons, however, were not included in the purchase. The buyer asked that they be removed. The three-level home features an open floor plan, radiant-heated polished concrete floors, balconies, two master bedrooms with fireplaces, another bedroom, an office and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,756 square feet of living space. One cannon sat on a front-facing balcony and the other at the rear of the house.
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November 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich. The two-story home, built in 1961 and completely renovated, features a glass elevator, vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces, four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and more than 7,500 square feet of living space. There are photovoltaic panels, a solar-heated swimming pool and other energy-saving amenities.
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November 5, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Tim Allen has purchased a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.4 million. The ranch-style house, built in 1963, features open plan living areas, wide-plank pine floors, a stone fireplace, a den, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,604 square feet of living space. The single-story home sits on just under a third of an acre lot with mature trees. Allen, 59, starred in "The Santa Clause" films and is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" series. He stars on "Last Man Standing" (2011-present)
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October 30, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Matthew Modine and his wife, Cari, have bought a home on a walkstreet in Venice for $2.45 million. Built in 2003 and designed for entertaining, the contemporary house features an open floor plan, heated polished concrete floors and sliding glass doors that open to a courtyard garden with a fireplace. Including the master suite, which takes up the entire second floor, there are two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and about 2,000 square feet of living space. A bridge from the main house leads to the second bedroom above the three-car garage.
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October 26, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Tim
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has put her Mediterranean-style house in Pacific Palisades on the market for $9.495 million. Built in 1928, the 6,722-square-foot home has six fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in three stories. Features of the ocean-view house include a step-down living room, a dining room that can seat 20, a theater, a cigar room/wine cellar, a gym and a separate office or maid's quarters. The grounds of about a third of an acre include a swimming pool and terraced vegetable gardens.
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October 16, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
If you've been scouring the Web for photos of "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart's new digs in Los Feliz, you may have passed over the one of a square of lawn. But that's the image a real estate agent has inserted online and is visible through the guest sign-on at theMLS.com . The listing, which was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service, didn't show that it had closed in late August at $2.195 million and that the property was purchased in the name of a trust. Here are three great examples of the ways agents try to keep supposedly secret home sales out of the public eye. Set in gated Laughlin Park, which will afford the actress one barrier of security, the 3,361-square-foot house features a carved wood front door, an open floor plan, a veranda, a den, an office, two fireplaces, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms.
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