November 7, 2012 |
A compound once owned by "Silky Soul Singer" Marvin Gaye and his first wife, Anna, has come on the market in Hollywood Hills West at $3.799 million. The 1.46-acre estate includes a four-bedroom, five-bathroom main house, a guesthouse, an outdoor kitchen and an eight-car motor court. Water spills down a wall of boulders and into the swimming pool. There are three fireplaces and 3,156 square feet of living space. Gaye, who died in 1984 at 44, found success in the late 1960s singing duets with Tammi Terrell such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing.
December 29, 2011 |
A Chatsworth estate frequently used as a filming location, including as a set for "Mad Men," has come on the market at $12 million. The midcentury home, set on 2 acres, features 16-foot ceilings, walls of glass opening to outdoor living spaces, three lower-level offices and a conference room, four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms in 6,661 square feet. A one-bedroom, 11/2 -bathroom guesthouse contains 1,000 square feet of living space. A detached gym sits near the 50-foot-long pool. There is a large motor court and parking for 200 cars.
April 30, 2013 |
Actor-comedian Chris Tucker has sold his house in Tarzana for $2.1 million. Set on about three-quarters of an acre in a gated community, the contemporary Mediterranean features an open floor plan, three fireplaces, high ceilings, a study, a wet bar, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6,399 square feet of living space. A pool, spa, lawn and a motor court complete the outdoors. Tucker, 41, starred opposite Jackie Chan in the three “Rush Hour” films. More recently, he was in the film “Silver Linings Playbook.” He bought the house in 1996 for $1,113,500.
November 29, 2012 |
Actress Halle Berry is trying to sell her Hollywood Hills West house. The home's motor court was the site of a Thanksgiving Day altercation between her former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and actor Olivier Martinez that landed both men in the hospital. The home is being shopped off the Multiple Listing Service as a pocket listing for $15 million, area real estate agents confirmed. Halle bought the house in 2005 from former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz for nearly $6 million, according to Times archives.
May 25, 2012 |
The Art Linkletter estate in Bel-Air has sold above its asking price for $10.6 million. Built in 1957, the 5,000-square-foot Midcentury Modern house includes two atriums, sculptural metal screens, pocket doors, two stone fireplaces and walls of glass. Carports and a motor court can accommodate about 20 cars. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 4.6-acre city-view site contains a solar-heated swimming pool, a sports court and a lawn dotted with flagstone pathways. Linkletter, who died in 2010 at 97, hosted the long-running radio and television shows "People Are Funny" starting in the 1940s and "House Party," which was renamed "The Art Linkletter Show.
November 6, 2012 |
Actor Albert Brooks has sold the former Merv Griffin estate for $6.275 million. The 2-acre-plus property had been priced at $6.995 million. The listing says the property is in upper Bel-Air, although the Los Angeles Times Mapping Database considers the location to be Sherman Oaks. The 5,100-square-foot single-story house sits off a circular motor court. Features include wood-paneled ceilings, expanses of windows, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. There is a tennis court, an infinity pool with a spa and mature landscaping.