Fortune smiles on two generations of owners
The 5,500-square-foot single-story house is set at the end of a gated driveway beside a circular motor court. The red-tile-roofed home features four bedrooms, wood-paneled ceilings, expanses of windows and 20-foot-high ceilings in the living room. The 2.5-acre site includes a tennis court, an infinity pool with spa, mature trees and stretches of lawn.
The property, being marketed outside the MLS, is for sale for the first time in more than 19 years. The seller is Albert Brooks, 64, the actor-filmmaker whose bad-guy role in last year's "Drive" drew critical acclaim. His credits also include guest spots on "The Simpsons" since 1990.
Griffin, who died in 2007 at 82, hosted the talk show bearing his name for more than two decades starting in the early 1960s. He created game shows including "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" through his own production company.
Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky of the Agency in Beverly Hills have the listing.
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Actress Jennifer Morrison has listed her Encino home for sale at $979,000.
The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1966, contains about 2,000 square feet of living space in three stories. The home features an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. A covered patio, built-in barbecue, spa and waterfall complete the nearly half-acre of grounds.
Morrison, 32, played Dr. Allison Cameron on "House M.D." from 2004 to 2010. She stars in the series "Once Upon a Time," which started last year.
Public records show she bought the property in 2005 for $1.059 million.
Tracy T. Maltas of Partners Trust in Brentwood is the listing agent.
Keeping up with ex-Laker's moves
It's getting harder to tell who the celebrities are these days: the residents, the houses or the agents themselves.
A Marina del Rey house that former Laker Lamar Odom rented a few years back has come on the market for sale at $1.995 million or for lease at $9,500 a month
The contemporary Mediterranean is vying for a spot on HGTV's "Selling L.A.," where agent Rebekah Schwartz would have 30 minutes to find a buyer — or so it would seem after clever editing. Schwartz, of Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills, also made a recent appearance on "The Best Place I Ever Sold."
The 4,800-square-foot house, built in 1999 and set on a walk-street a block from the ocean, features a gym, multiple balconies, vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom and a three-car garage. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The property last changed hands in 2003 for $1.43 million.
After Odom's marriage to Khloe Kardashian in 2009, the couple bought a house in Tarzana for $3.95 million. The more than 8,300-square-foot home includes seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
The ex-Laker, 34, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December. Kardashian, 27, has appeared on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" since 2007 and "The Apprentice" (2009).
The second season of the pair's reality show "Khloe & Lamar" focuses on the couple's move to Texas.