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Jimmy Kimmel sells his vintage home in Hollywood Hills

Jimmy Kimmel of late-night television has sold his home in Hollywood Hills for $2,178,200.

The Hollywood Regency-style house, built in 1947 and updated, sits on a knoll with views that take in the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and the surrounding hillsides.

A path that leads to the front door crosses over a water element. Inside, vintage details include a floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass bay window and oval leaded-glass windows.

The 3,605 square feet of living space contains formal dining and living rooms, a bar, four bedrooms, a bedroom converted to a sound studio with a recording booth, and five bathrooms.

An outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven, a beer keg dispenser and a barbecue with a smoker. The grounds also have a swimming pool with a spa, decks and mature trees.

Kimmel, 46, created and has hosted "Jimmy Kimmel Live" since 2003.

He bought the house in 2002 for $925,000, according to public records.

Karen Misraje of Partners Trust was the listing agent. William Barker...

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Johnny Bench prices Rancho Mirage home at $1.195 million

Johnny Bench of Big Red Machine fame has put his lakefront home in Rancho Mirage on the market for $1.195 million.

Set off a cul-de-sac, the desert dwelling rests on nearly half an acre in the guard-gated Mission Hills Country Club area with lake and fairway views of the Pete Dye-designed golf course. Designed for outdoor entertaining, the grounds include a pool and spa, a putting green and a batting cage. A covered pavilion adds an outdoor fireplace, barbecue and wet bar.

An open floor plan of nearly 3,600 square feet features arched doorways, a chef’s kitchen with a large center island, an office, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The living room sports exposed beams and a large stone fireplace.

A golf cart is also included with the property, listing details note.

Considered one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, Bench totaled 10 Gold Glove Awards, 14 All-Star appearances and two World Series titles in 17 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He was elected to the Baseball...

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Ex-Shark Dan Boyle puts Bay Area home up for rent

Former San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle, now with the New York Rangers, has put his home in Monte Sereno up for rent at $15,000 a month. Alternatively, the property now lists for sale at $5.498 million.

Built in 2007, the Country English-style residence, with a slate roof and stone accents, is set on a one-acre knoll above Los Gatos with city and valley views. The landscaped grounds include a pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a pool house/gym and a four-car garage.

Clad in hardwood and hand-carved limestone, the two-story floor plan includes a a country kitchen, a home theater, an office/study and a wine cellar. In the billiards room, a large shark mount rests above the fireplace mantel.

In all, the home has five bedrooms, including a pair of master retreats, and six bathrooms in more than 5,700 square feet.

Boyle put the property on the market in late May following an announcement by Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson that the impending free agent would not be offered a contract...

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Sheryl Crow finds a buyer for her multi-house compound

The Grammy-winning Sheryl Crow has sold her compound in Hollywood Hills West for $11.085 million. She had originally listed it two years ago at $15.95 million.

The 10.28-acre property includes a Spanish Revival-style main house, a Craftsman home and a cottage constructed in the late 1800s.

The remodeled and restored main residence, built in 1924, features a two-story foyer with wrought-iron stair railings, beamed ceilings, a library/wine cellar, a music room, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Original Spanish tiles grace the stairs that step down to the living room.

The Arts and Crafts-style house, built in 1909, has authentic period hardware and fixtures, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The cottage dates to 1885 and contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A stone fireplace and barbecue sit in a pergola. The grounds also have mature trees, a bridge leading to trails, an infinity-edge pool and a playground.

Crow, 52, has won Grammys for "There Goes the Neighborhood," "Sweet Child...

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Home of the Day: 1940 classic in Hollywood Hills West

A coveted mix of location and skyline views make this brick-lined residence on more than half an acre in Hollywood Hill West an ideal opportunity. The 1940 classic includes plans to expand the original Paul Williams-style design to 9,000 square feet while upgrading the pool to 85 feet and infinity status.

Location: 8570 Hedges Place, Hollywood Hills West, 90069

Asking price: $11.5 million

Year built: 1940

House size: 4,245 square feet, four bedrooms, five bathrooms

Lot size: 0.55 acres

Features: Detailed molding, French doors, dining room, library, gallery, guest/maid’s quarters, formal living room, patio, pool, motor court

About the area: Last year, 195 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.25 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 32.4% increase from a year earlier.

Agent: Brett Lawyer, (310) 858-5402, Hilton

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Comic book giant Stan Lee lists home in Hollywood Hills West

No doubt Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee would like to see some action of a different sort. He just listed his house in Hollywood Hills West at $3.75 million.

Set off a cul-de-sac, the walled and gated home is being marketed as a build/develop opportunity.

Built in 1945, the existing house has about 2,500 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to tax records. There’s a fireplace in the living room.

Mature landscaping surrounds the house, which opens at the back to a swimming pool and spa with a red-brick surround. The fifth of an acre site has cityscape and greenbelt views. 

Lee, 91, co-created such comic book superheroes as Spider-Man, the Hulk and the X-Men. He is the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, which he helped expand from publishing to multimedia.

Lee played a mail carrier in “Fantastic Four” (2005) and more recently has served as executive producer on numerous films and the series “Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D.”

He bought the house in 2006...

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