It may be hard to envision gigolo Deuce Bigalow in San Marino, but the comic actor who played him has owned a home there since 2003. Now, RobSchneider has listed his French Normandy-style manor for $3.6 million.
Built in 1926 by architect Everett P. Babcock as his personal residence, the two-story house retains much of its original character. The entry opens to a foyer and a tower staircase with Batchelder tile risers. Features include arched doorways, a formal dining room, a butler's pantry, dormer windows and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in about 4,690 square feet of living space.
Mature landscaping surrounds an oval-shaped saltwater swimming pool on the nearly half-acre site. Across the lawn off the back veranda is a koi pond.
Schneider, 46, will be in Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups" (2010) with Chris Rock and Kevin James. He also starred with Sandler in "50 First Dates" (2004) and directed and starred in "Big Stan" (2007). A regular on "Saturday Night Live" in the early '90s, Schneider went on to star in and co-write "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" (1999) and "The Hot Chick" (2002).
Schneider bought the property for $1,922,000, according to public records.
Emmanuel Xuereb of 360 Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing.
A heroine's new Hollywood home
Actress Ali Larter of the NBC sci-fi drama "Heroes" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,925,000.
The 2007 Brian Murphy-designed three-story has an open floor plan with 5,500 square feet of interior space and walls of glass, according to Multiple Listing Service details. An upper sun deck overlooks the flat lawn on the view lot of about a half-acre. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a balcony, a wardrobe room and a bathroom with a spa tub and steam shower. There are four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms.
Model-turned-actress Larter, 33, plays a single mother with extraordinary strength on the Emmy-nominated ensemble series "Heroes" (2006-present), which follows the lives of people who discover they have unusual powers. Among her film credits are "Resident Evil: Extinction" (2007), "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Varsity Blues" (1999).
Barry Peele of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing, and Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills East office represented the buyer, the MLS shows.
The Carlyle is now King's castle
Television and radio host Larry King is among celebrity buyers at the Carlyle Residences, a newly built high-rise along the Wilshire corridor that celebrated its opening Dec. 5.
The condominium that King purchased has three bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 3,535 square feet. The asking price of a comparable unit is $4.4 million.
Other Hollywood luminaries to purchase at the Carlyle include actor Bruce Willis and Irv Weintraub, former chief operating officer of William Morris. Forget the studio; King will be able to interview his neighbors without having to leave the building.
The 24-story crescent-shaped tower has 78 condos with 2,700 to 5,000 square feet of living space at prices ranging from $2.5 million to $14 million. All the units have their own private elevator entrances, 24-hour concierge service and amenities including a fitness center, a dining room and a club room.
King, 76, has hosted his CNN nightly interview show "Larry King Live" since 1985.
Sales for the Elad Properties development are being handled by Valerie Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills.
She has designs on new challenge
Designer Brogan Lane has listed her 1924 Spanish-style boutique hotel and rental property in Hollywood at $1,098,100.
Villa Delle Stelle, meaning the House of the Stars, has five themed residential quarters in about 4,400 square feet.
Lane, the former wife of the late actor Dudley Moore, bought the property in 2004 for $995,000 and renovated it into an all-suites hotel, designing each one with a Hollywood legend in mind.
The Parisian Suite, for example, was inspired by Grace Kelly and was the home of actress Abby Brammell of "The Unit" (2006-09).
The Neo Classic Suite, inspired by Greta Garbo, was home to actor Zachary Quinto of "Heroes" (2006-09) and the recent "Star Trek" movie.
The English Suite contains Moore's Disklavier piano, dining table, bed and memorabilia from his childhood.
Lane, 54, is selling to take on a new challenge in Durham, N.C., where she'll be transforming the Y.E. Smith school, a two-story Classical Revival-style brick building near Duke University and Duke University Medical Center, into housing for students, professors and writers.
Samantha Cavallari of Prudential California Realty, Los Feliz, has the Hollywood listing.
Bel-Air loses a familiar face
Update: Actor Robert Loggia has sold his longtime Bel-Air home for $2.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The French Country-style home, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,620 square feet, sits on half an acre. The gated house, built in 1968, was recently remodeled and has two second-story master suites. There are two-story windows and four fireplaces.
Loggia, 79, has been a familiar face on TV and in movies for decades. His scores of credits include "The Sopranos" (2004), "Independence Day" (1996), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) and "The Rockford Files" (1976-78). He starred in "T.H.E. Cat" (1966-67).
The property came on the market in March at $3.65 million.
Tania Ferris of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office had the listing. Charles Pence of Coldwell Banker's Santa Monica Montana office represented the buyer.