Leading lady Jennifer Aniston has bought a midcentury house in Bel-Air that was listed at $24.9 million.
The seller was former Maguire Properties Chief Executive Robert F. Maguire III, who restored the 8,500-square-foot house designed by A. Quincy Jones and built in 1965. The sales price has not yet appeared on the public record.
Set on a 3-acre-plus promontory with unobstructed ocean and city views, the house features an open floor plan, walls of glass, a bar, a projection room, a wine cellar, four bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. The grounds include a guesthouse, swimming pool and vineyards.
Aniston, 43, made a name for herself on television for her Emmy-winning role on "Friends" (1994-2004). She starred last year in "Just Go With It" and "Horrible Bosses," and found time to sell her Beverly Hills estate for $35 million. Her film "Wanderlust" is due out this month.
Maguire founded his company in 1965, took it public in 2003 and left day-to-day operations in 2008. The Los Angeles office landlord is now called MPG Office Trust.
At the time Maguire bought the Bel-Air property in 2000 it was listed at $9 million.
Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office had the listing. The sale closed outside the Multiple Listing Service system.
Ready to shed the past in Hollywood
Actress Selma Blair has listed her house in Hollywood at $1.78 million.
The single-story home, built in 1922 and updated to a contemporary look, features white wood floors, walls of glass and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Its nearly 3,000 square feet include three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. The gated property, surrounded by tall hedges, has a patio area for outdoor dining and a koi pond.
Blair, 41, will play Charlie Sheen's therapist in his upcoming TV series "Anger Management." She starred last year in "Darkhorse" and "Replicas." Among her films are "Homeland" (2008), "Purple Violets" (2007) and "Legally Blonde" (2001).
The actress bought the house in 2004 for $1.315 million, public records show. The recent mother is selling because she wants a new house for her family, according to listing agent Paul Lester.
Lester and Aileen Comora of the Agency in Beverly Hills are the listing agents.
Doc got Los Feliz mansion into shape
Dr. Robert Huizenga, or Dr. H as he is known on "The Biggest Loser," has put his Los Feliz home on the market at $5.399 million.
Called Casa Domingo, the 1927 Spanish-style house opens to a two-story cathedral foyer with a loggia and an original mural on the ceiling. Restored over five years, the nearly 5,400-square-foot house features an oversized living room, ornate ceilings, arched windows, stained glass, a circular office and an eat-in kitchen. The more than three-quarters of an acre site includes a tennis court, a swimming pool and a guesthouse. There are five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms.
Huizenga was a team doctor for the Los Angeles Raiders football team for eight years. He joined the cast of the reality weight-loss show in 2008 and has appeared as a consultant on other TV series.
Public records show he bought the property in 1987 for $800,000.
Dorothy Carter and Michael Orland of Keller Williams Realty in Los Feliz are the listing agents.
Hollywood Hills adds a cornerback
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has purchased a house in the Hollywood Hills for $2.1 million.
Set beneath the Hollywood sign, the contemporary house features retractable walls of glass and a top-floor master bedroom with a dressing area and bathroom for a total of four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms in about 3,500 square feet. The sleek kitchen contains a triangular island and a stainless range hood. Outdoor amenities include a sunken spa. The three-story house, built in 2009, has downtown and canyon views.
Scandrick, 24, was selected by the Cowboys in the 2008 NFL draft. He was born in Torrance and played in college for Boise State.
Josh Altman and Matt Altman of the Altman Brothers, Hilton & Hyland, represented Scandrick. Greg Holcomb and Mark Rutstein of Partners Trust in Beverly Hills had the listing.
Not selling for a song in Palm Springs
Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has listed his Palm Springs retreat for sale at $1.285 million.
Called Villacage, the custom estate occupies a half-acre site in the gated Bellamonte Estates community. The Mediterranean-style house includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms in its 5,546 square feet. Water features include a 61-foot-long lap pool, an in-ground spa and waterfalls.
Herman, 80, won Tony Awards for best composer and lyricist for "Hello, Dolly!" in 1964 and for original score for "La Cage aux Folles" in 1984.
Public records show he bought the house new in 2004 for $1.5 million.
Brady Sandahl of HOM Real Estate Group in Palm Springs and Ron de Salvo of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office have the listing.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times