Actress Patricia Heaton, who stars in "The Middle," and her husband, actor David Hunt, put their home in Hancock Park up for sale at $8.295 million, and in three weeks it was in escrow.
The Italianate Mediterranean-style estate was built in 1923. The architect was Pasadena-based Elmer Grey, who designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Huntington Art Gallery, among other landmarks.
Nearly 8,400 square feet of interior space features Malibu tile, murals, wrought-iron work, a library, a billiard room, seven fireplaces, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two offices and a guesthouse/screening room. There is a four-car garage and a motor court.
The grounds of more than an acre include a wisteria-covered arbor, patios, a swimming pool with a changing room and bathroom, a paddle tennis court and expansive lawns.
Heaton has played Midwestern mom Frankie Heck in the sitcom since 2009. She also starred on "Everybody Loves Raymond" from 1996 to 2005. Hunt has appeared on "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "24." He was in the 2012 TV movie "Liz & Dick," which starred Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor.
The couple are selling because they plan to downsize now that their family is grown. They bought the property in 2001 for $4.85 million, public records show.
Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker's Hancock Park North office is the listing agent.
Key change in Pacific Palisades
Country musician Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have listed a home in Pacific Palisades for $2.995 million.
The restored house, built in 1925, features a two-story living room with a fireplace, beamed ceilings and stained-glass windows. The 3,394-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a detached garage with a bonus room, a lawn and citrus trees.
Singer-songwriter Paisley, 40, has toured with Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift, among others. His albums include "This Is Country Music" (2011) and "Time Well Wasted" (2005). The title of his upcoming CD will be "Wheelhouse."
Williams-Paisley, 41, is a regular on "Nashville" (2012-present). Her film work includes "We Are Marshall" (2006) and two "Father of the Bride" movies (1991 and 1995).
Daniel Lam of Sotheby's International Realty is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
They've done the groundwork
Perhaps they had a change of heart. Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have put a Pacific Palisades property they bought two years ago on the market at $6.5 million — minus the house.
The couple purchased the lot in early 2011 for $5.7 million, public records show, and razed the existing house and swimming pool. The graded lot of more than a half-acre is level and has views of Century City and the mountains.
Russell, 61, starred in the film "Touchback" (2011) and will star in the upcoming films "The Fix" and "Bone Tomahawk."
Hawn, 67, gained recognition among television viewers in the late 1960s for her role as a regular and dancer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Among her film roles is "Cactus Flower" (1969), for which she won an Oscar for best supporting actress. She was nominated for best actress for "Private Benjamin" (1980).
Kimberley Pfeiffer of Coldwell Banker's Malibu Colony office is the listing agent.
Let the O.C. games begin
NBC and Olympics sportscaster Bob Costas and his wife, Jill, have bought a house in a gated community in Newport Coast for $4.7 million.
The more than half-acre lot contains a main house, a guesthouse, a saltwater swimming pool with spa, a cabana with a fireplace, a pool house with a kitchen and brick patios. There are four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,534 square feet of living space.
Costas, 60, has hosted nine Olympic Games.
Susan Scanlan and Darcy Ricci of Coldwell Banker Previews International were the listing agents.
Presidential premium in the Palisades
A home in Pacific Palisades that once belonged to President Ronald Reagan has sold for $5.211 million. The Midcentury-style house had been listed two months ago at $4.999 million. That's a 4% presidential premium.
Set on close to two-thirds of an acre in the Riviera neighborhood, the single-story house features floor-to-ceiling windows, a den with a wet bar, a flagstone fireplace, an island in the kitchen, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,764 square feet of living space. The house opens to a swimming pool and patio with city and ocean views.
The property last sold in 1988 for $1.95 million, public records show.
Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office was the listing agent. Michael Manheim of Prudential's Brentwood office represented the buyer.
A family effort in Toluca Lake
Actor Scott Baio and his siblings have sold their mother's Toluca Lake home for $3.15 million.
The 11,075-square-foot house sits on more than a half-acre of gated grounds. The expansive master suite includes a sitting room, two fireplaces, a gym, a sauna and an office. There are six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a 10-car garage.
After roles in the sitcoms "Happy Days" (1977-84), "Joanie Loves Chachi" (1982-83) and "Charles in Charge" (1984-90), Baio gained a new generation of fans playing lawyer Bob Loblaw on "Arrested Development" (2005) and himself in "Scott Baio Is 45 ... and Single" (2007). He stars in the comedy "See Dad Run" (2012-present).
The property was purchased in 1994 for $1.305 million, according to public records.
Scott Sorrentino and Lisa Sorrentino of Rodeo Realty were the listing agents. Richard Stanley of Coldwell Banker's Los Feliz office represented the buyer.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times