Perhaps closing out some old business, actor Ryan Reynolds has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.405 million.
The leading man bought the property in his bachelor days for $1.749 million and in recent years had leased it out at $5,200 a month.
Entered through a walled and gated courtyard, the Traditional-style home has been updated with solar heating, tankless hot water and impact-resistant French doors. The 1,789 square feet of space includes open-concept living areas, two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
The third-acre-plus lot, near the end of a cul-de-sac, features patio space, a landscaped yard and walkways. There are canyon views.
Of late, he has been in New Orleans filming "Mississippi Grind." Reynolds was recently named a celebrity spokesmodel for L'Oreal Paris Men.
Annie Challis of Keller Williams, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Chadwick Railey of the Hollywood Hills office represented the buyer.
Bel-Air estate asks $43 million
The Doheny estate in Bel-Air has come on the market at $43 million, making it one of the 10 most expensive homes in Los Angeles County currently on the Multiple Listing Service.
Encompassing more than 3.5 acres, the 10,000-square-foot mansion was home to the late William H. Doheny Sr. and his wife, Onnalee. He was the grandson of oil baron Edward L. Doheny, who successfully drilled the first well in Los Angeles in the late 1800s and sparked a boom.
The Hollywood Regency-style house, built by the couple in 1963, features a formal entry, a great room, a formal dining room, a family room with a fireplace, a bar, a billiard room, a card room, a den/office, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Views take in the cityscape and extend to the ocean.
Brick decking surrounds the outdoor swimming pool. There's on-site parking for 20 cars.
Among the neighbors is former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Rick Hilton, Judy Feder, Jeff Hyland, Mich Rogers and Tyrone McKillen of Hilton & Hyland/ Christie's International Real Estate are the listing agents.
Cutting a tie to Laguna Beach
Reality star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad has listed a bluff-top home in Laguna Beach's Three Arch Bay area at $2.795 million.
Set on a cul-de-sac two doors from the bluff, the Cape Cod-inspired home was built in 1966 and recently remodeled. The 2,280 square feet of living space have a shabby-chic beach-house vibe with bleached walnut floors, light-colored interiors and lots of natural light.
The home features a great room with a fireplace, a dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
A front deck has what's known in real estate circles as a "peek-a-boo" view of the ocean. A swimming pool sits in the backyard.