Hot Property | Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale of "Glee" bought a house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.025 million. (Val Riolo)

In a "Glee" two-step of sorts, stars Lea Michele and Kevin McHale became Los Angeles-area homeowners last month within a day of each other.


Michele, who plays aspiring soprano Rachel Berry, bought a bungalow in Hollywood for $1.4 million.

The one-story house, built in 1920, sits behind tall hedges and has a gated driveway. The updated home features French doors, an office, attic space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An outdoor dining pavilion includes a kitchen. A swimming pool sits in the backyard.

Michele, 25, has starred on the series centered on a high school show choir since it began in 2009. She will voice the part of Dorothy in the animated film "Dorothy of Oz," due out this year.

Joe Reichling and Boni Bryant of Sotheby's International Realty were the listing agents. Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

Meanwhile, McHale, who plays paraplegic Artie Abrams, bought a house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.025 million.

The Midcentury home features a tall entry leading to a combined living and dining room with vaulted ceilings and city and hillside views. A wall of windows opens to a deck on the main level of the more than 2,000-square-foot house.

The kitchen features red cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, plus an island/bar with seating. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors open to a fenced lawn off the master bedroom suite, which has a sitting area. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

McHale, 23, was a member of the boy band NLT and is an accomplished dancer.

Eric Lavey of Teles Properties was the listing agent. Nikos Small of John Aaroe Group represented McHale.

'Fast' penthouse buy in downtown L.A.

Justin Lin, who directed the "Fast and the Furious" films, has bought actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo's penthouse in downtown L.A. for $2.6 million.

The four-level loft features exposed brick walls, floating staircases and an in-unit elevator. There are two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 4,300-square-foot open-plan space. Three outdoor living areas add 3,100 square feet of space.

The penthouse in the former National Biscuit Co. building was once leased to actor Nicolas Cage.

Lin is working on "The Fast and Furious 6," which is planned for release next year.

Gallo starred in such independent films as "Essential Killing" (2010) and "Tetro" (2009) and will star this year in "La Leggenda di Kaspar Hauser."

Public records show he bought the property in 2009 for $2.34 million. Gallo put it on the market in February at $2.599 million and received multiple offers.

Frank Bruno of Keller Williams Realty in the Hollywood Hills was the listing agent. Tab Howard of Sotheby's represented Lin.

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