Actress and country music singer-songwriter Reba McEntire has quietly sold her estate in gated North Beverly Park in an off-market deal for $22.25 million, one of the priciest sales per square foot in the high-profile enclave in the 90210 ZIP Code.
Hedged by mature trees, the estate sits adjacent to a four-acre park with south-facing views. Grounds of about two acres include a swimming pool with a spa, a tennis court and a motor court with a fountain.
Inside, there are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in some 12,000 square feet of living space. A separate 2,000-square-foot pavilion sits adjacent to the pool.
McEntire bought the home in 2009 for $9 million, with Beverly Park developer Brian Adler representing both sides of the transaction.
Now an agent with John Aaroe Group, Adler handled the latest transaction for the singer, while brothers Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.
McEntire, a two-time Grammy winner, has released 27 studio albums, the most recent of which, "Love Somebody," debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums in April. Among her acting credits is the film "Tremors" (1990) and the TV sitcom "Reba" (2001-07).
Tennis champ sells home court
Former top-ranked women's tennis player Venus Williams has sold her Bel-Air home in an off-market transaction for $6.85 million.
The buyers were real estate investor Jerome Eisenberg and wife Jackie Arthur.
Built in 1979, the gated estate has a Tudor-inspired house, a swimming pool with a raised spa, an entertainer's patio and a lighted tennis court on about two acres.
Marked by an arched entryway, the single-story home is distinguished by sloped ceilings with exposed beams, wood and polished concrete floors and large picture windows. Among the living spaces is a formal living room with a stone fireplace, a gym, an office and an updated kitchen with a breakfast area.
The master suite includes a walk-in closet, a large soaking tub and a steam shower for a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms in some 6,500 square feet of space.
A former Women's Tennis Assn. No.1-ranked singles player, Williams has won nearly two dozen Grand Slam titles in her career. The 35-year-old also owns an interior design firm in Florida and in 2007 launched a line of activewear with retailer Steve & Barry.
Williams bought the home from director-producer-screenwriter Joel Schumacher in 2009 for $5.3 million. Her sister and current top-ranked women's singles player, Serena Williams, maintains a home nearby.
Christine Taylor of Gibson International represented Williams, according to sources not authorized to comment on the deal.
Eisenberg and Arthur sold their longtime Brentwood home in June. Formerly owned by actress Joanna Kerns and L.A. architect Marc Appleton, the Spanish-style house went for $6.9 million.
A fashionable new address
Call it a fashionable entrance to the West Coast for Calvin Klein. The fashion designer has bought a $25-million showplace in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills West.
Clean lines, walls of glass and a floating catwalk entry set the stage for the stylish Contemporary, designed by Paul McClean and completed in 2014.
Inside are 13-foot ceilings, disappearing walls and designer finishes throughout. A formal living room, a dining room with a glass-enclosed wine cellar and a screening room are included in 9,350 square feet of open space. A separate water lounge, complete with wet bar and wall fireplace, overlooks a towering waterfall feature.
The master suite opens to a private terrace with fireplace and a Baja shelf that flows into an infinity-edge swimming pool. There are five bedrooms and seven bedrooms in all.
Atop the home, an observation deck takes in sweeping views.
The house previously sold in 2012 for $6.3 million.
Tyrone McKillen and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Jeff Kohl of the Agency represented Klein in the sale.
Klein, 72, is known for his line of men's and women's sportswear as well as fragrances and cosmetics.
The apparel mogul scripted his move in May when he put his home in Miami Beach up for sale. On the market for $16 million, the European-inspired waterfront home features a tree-topped courtyard, an infinity-edge swimming pool and 113 feet of frontage with a private dock.
Marlon Brando party pad
A Hollywood Hills house that was once Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando's primary residence is for sale at $3.495 million.
The meticulously maintained Paul Williams-designed home retains its architectural integrity and the traditional details for which the onetime architect-to-the-stars was known. The two-story house, built in 1939, became the site of many Hollywood parties after Brando took up residency in the 1950s.
The history of the property includes a stint as a yoga center whose members included actor Stacy Keach, actress Tina Louise and singers Carole King and James Taylor.
Over the years, the more than 4,000-square-foot house has also been home to such celebrities as "Kung Fu" series actor David Carradine and rock star guitarist Frank Zappa.
Gated and private, the estate encompasses more than two-thirds of an acre. The main level includes living and dining rooms, the master suite and three additional bedrooms, a sun room and an updated kitchen with a high ceiling and a skylight. A bookshelf in the study swings open to reveal a hidden room, a feature that Williams often included in his Prohibition-era designs.
A lower level has two guest suites and a family room that opens to a park-like backyard with a barbecue area, a bamboo forest and a sports court. Lawns flank the swimming pool.
Brando, who died in 2004 at 80, won Academy Awards for "The Godfather" (1972) and "On the Waterfront" (1954). He is remembered for such films as "Apocalypse Now" (1979), "Last Tango in Paris" (1972) and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), in which he also starred on Broadway. His empathetic and realistic performances of working-class characters were credited with transforming the art of acting.
The property last sold in 2006 for $2.15 million.
Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
Splitting with Aspen retreat
Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have listed their retreat in Aspen, Colo., for sale at $9.9 million. Griffith filed for divorce last year, and they recently sold their home in Hancock Park for close to $16 million.
The mountain getaway takes in 12.3 acres of forested land and includes a main house, a guesthouse and a rustic log cabin.
The gable-roofed main house has vaulted ceilings and walls of glass that take in expansive views. A great room centers on a massive stone fireplace. The stainless-steel kitchen has an island with bar seating for four. A billiards room looks out on the surrounding mountains. The wine cellar doubles as a tasting room.
Multiple patios, decks and a fire pit area surround the multi-story house.
Nearby, the open-plan guesthouse has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. The vintage cabin features a pot-bellied stove.
There are a total of 8,121 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and a powder room.
The acreage includes a private ski run.
Griffith, 57, appears this year in the big-screen films "Out of Days" and "Facing the Wind" as well as the TV movie "Nerd Herd." Banderas, 54, will star in several films this year including "Altamira" and "The 33." They are both in the recent sci-fi film "Automata."
Bowden Properties has the listing.
A recipe for resort living
Here's something you won't find on the drive-through menu: The home of late entrepreneur Glen Bell Jr., founder of Taco Bell, is on the market in San Diego County community of Rancho Santa Fe for $7.495 million.
Set behind gates near the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, the compound has a resort-like vibe with two homes, multiple swimming pools, a sports court, tropical landscaping and an orchard on 6.75 acres.
The main house, built in contemporary style in 1981, features a great room, formal living and dining rooms, a center-island kitchen, six bedrooms and six bathrooms in 7,444 square feet of space. Formal living areas open to an infinity-edge swimming pool with a raised spa and tiered waterfall feature.
Elsewhere on the property, a 1979 ranch-style house has raised ceilings, a living room with a fireplace, four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,527 square feet of space. Adjacent to the home is another swimming pool.
Bell, who died in 2010 at 86, bought the property in 1999 for $4.3 million.
Rod Stadelmann of White Label Home Collective, a luxury affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, is the listing agent.
Bell pioneered Mexican fast food in the 1950s and early 1960s, creating Taco Tia, El Taco and eventually Taco Bell in 1962. In 1978 the Southern California native sold the popular chain, which had by then grown to 868 restaurants across the country, to PepsiCo for $125 million.