Hot Property: Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles poses in the lobby of the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles in this 2004 file photo. (Los Angeles Times)

Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has listed a wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills at $1.675 million.


The nearly half-acre lot includes a main house, patio space and a guest house. Custom details include stairway handrails made from recycled metals, a double wooden entry door, mosaic tile accents, a glass ceiling in the master bathroom, a rope swing for children in the master bedroom and an outdoor brick barbecue. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace and 4,255 square feet of living space.

Van Peebles, 55, has been a director on the series "Boss" since last year. His scores of acting credits include stints on "All My Children" (2008), "Damages" (2007-09) and portraying Malcolm X in the film "Ali" (2001). He directed and starred in this year's hip-hop movie "We the Party."

When he bought the property in 1989 for $875,000 it was his first L.A. home. Van Peebles is selling because his children are grown. He owns another house locally.

Mark Bua of Keller Williams' Encino-Sherman Oaks office is the listing agent.

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