By ANN BRENOFF
December 20, 2008
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom Italianate home is listed at $1.25 million. It was built in 1915 and has been restored. The 3,284-square-foot house is in a designated Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, which means that the local HPOZ board would need to sign off on any exterior changes to the home, a walled and gated property.
Pounder, who was raised on a sugar cane plantation in her birth country of Guyana and then later educated in British boarding schools, has also appeared in "Justice League" (2004-06) and several episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She will appear in the upcoming James Cameron 3-D film "Avatar."
Steven Portigiani of Deasy Penner & Partners is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Not all talk in Beverly Hills
At the crux of what KFI-AM (640) calls "more stimulating talk radio" is the controversial "The John and Ken Show."
The "John" is John Kobylt,and he has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $2,695,000.
The property, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs and another two bedrooms and three bathrooms downstairs, has 4,800 square feet. Built in 2002, the home has sliding-glass doors that open the living and family rooms to the backyard. There is an eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast nook.
The property has a gym, an office, a media room and a maid's room. A large balcony extends from the master bedroom suite. The yard has a swimming pool and play areas for children.
"The John and Ken Show," which Kobylt anchors with Ken Chiampou, is the most listened to local talk-radio program in the country, according to the Los Angeles Almanac's website, laalmanac. The show draws a million listeners during its peak hour. Kobylt is often the hothead, prone to angry rants, while Chiampou is the straight guy who feeds Kobylt's outbursts. Some of their pet peeves are illegal immigration, traffic, crime and party politics.
Like 'em or not, they were named two of the 100 most influential people in Southern California by the Los Angeles Times in 2006.
Ginger Glass of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
The daredevil's latest trick
"Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville sold his Hollywood Hills home for $1,816,000 at the end of September. It had been listed at $1,695,000 about two months earlier.
The 2,946-square-foot Mediterranean house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It was built in 1924 and sits behind a gated courtyard. There is a media room, a large circular dining room and a recently redone kitchen with honed marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace and a spa bathroom with a steam shower. The property sits on a street-to-street lot and has a pool and gardens.
Knoxville, 37, was the executive producer and star of the "Jackass" MTV series (2000-02) as well as the two movie spinoffs. The show featured the actor and his buddies performing crude and dangerous stunts. It was one of MTV's most popular shows, and this summer Entertainment Weekly called it the 68th greatest show of the past 25 years. Knoxville also has worked on "King of the Hill," "The Andy Dick Show" and "The Dukes of Hazzard."
It still has that Mackie sparkle
Fashion designer Bob Mackie -- a.k.a. the Sultan of Sequins -- owned a gated Mediterranean near West Hollywood from 1997 to 2005. It was purchased for $1,825,000 by a real estate agent who upgraded the property and has now put it back on the market at $2.5 million.
The estate has unobstructed city and canyon vistas, including a dead-on view of the downtown skyline.
There are three bedrooms -- all with decks -- and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 3,952 square feet; some of Mackie's furniture is included in the sale.
The formal entryway has 24-foot-tall ceilings and skylights. The property has three fireplaces and a large storage area.
It is also available for lease at $11,000 per month.
Mackie is best known for designing costumes for Cher and "The Carol Burnett Show." At the 1986 Academy Awards, he famously dressed Cher in a bejeweled loincloth, high boots, a chain-link top and a big Indian headdress. The actress, who had been snubbed by the Oscars for her performance in "Mask," quipped how she had read her "academy booklet on how to dress like a serious actress."
The property is listed by its owner, Chris Bregman of CSB Properties.
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