Update: Singer-songwriter-actress Ashlee Simpson has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area house she owned before her marriage to Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz for $3,475,000.
The walled and gated Mediterranean-style compound of more than half an acre has hillside and canyon views. The multilevel home, built in 1992 and centered on a courtyard, includes beamed cathedral ceilings in the living room, an eat-in kitchen, a fitness room, a media room, five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms in 7,100 square feet.
The courtyard contains a meditation garden with a fountain and fire pit. A two-story guesthouse is adjacent to a swimming pool and spa.
The versatile Simpson, 26, is working on her fourth album and launching a tween fashion line with her sister Jessica Simpson. She starred in the 2004-05 reality TV series "The Ashlee Simpson Show" following a regular stint on "7th Heaven" (2002-04). More recently she appeared on "Melrose Place" (2009-10).
She filed for divorce from bassist and lyricist Wentz in February.
Simpson bought the property in 2007 for $4.5 million, according to public records, which also show comedian Rita Rudner as among the house's former owners.
Jory Burton of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Magda Faerstain of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times