By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2011
Actor Ashton Kutcher has listed his Sunset Strip-area "bachelor pad that never was" for $2.6 million.
Kutcher bought the house in 2004 for $1 million and rebuilt it with his father but never moved in. Instead, he married actress Demi Moore in 2005.
The updated Craftsman features a home theater and a two-story wine tower that holds 210 bottles. The 3,235-square-foot house has four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. It sits on nearly an acre with a three-tiered water element starting at the spa and spilling into an infinity-edge pool.
Kutcher, 33, starred on "That '70s Show" (1998-2006) and in the films "Killers" (2010) and "No Strings Attached" (2011). Kutcher was the first Twitter user to top 1 million followers.
Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
He looked at it and said 'Yeah 3x'
Pop-R&B singer Chris Brown has purchased a West Hollywood condominium for less than its $1.75-million asking price, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
The 3,000-square-foot unit occupies the entire top floor. It has an open floor plan, a high ceiling and a bar. There are three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms.
Brown, 21, sold more than 2 million copies of his 2005 debut album, "Chris Brown." He released "Exclusive" in 2007 and "Graffiti" in 2009, the same year of his much-publicized altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Joseph Czarnecki of Prudential California Realty, Pacific Design Center, had the listing, the MLS shows, while Mauricio Umansky of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
It's Cary Grant's kind of place
A Palm Springs property that actor Cary Grant lived in for 20 years has come on the market at $2,995,000.
The 19th century Spanish farmhouse replica was built between 1927 and 1930 on 1.5 acres in the area known as the Movie Colony for its famed residents. Called Las Palomas, or the Doves, the house features thick whitewashed walls, hand-painted kitchen and bathroom tile, kiva fireplaces and handmade terra-cotta roof tiles.
A soaring wood-beam ceiling, stone fireplace and tile floor add character to the living room. The great room includes French doors that open to a patio and the swimming pool. A redwood staircase leads to the second level and master bedroom with a walk-in closet and balconies. A cobblestone breezeway connects to a three-bedroom guest wing. The 6,000-square-foot house has six bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. An additional building can be used as a gym.
The grounds include 100-year-old eucalyptus, several types of palms and a variety of fruit trees.
Grant, who died in 1986 at 82, played leading man roles in films that include "North by Northwest" (1959), "To Catch a Thief" (1955) and "Notorious" (1946). The American Film Institute honored him in 1999 as one of the greatest screen legends.
The property last changed hands in 1998 for $720,000, according to public records.
Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, and Tyler Morgan of Pacific Union, Palm Springs, have the listing.
TV professor names his number
Actor David Krumholtz, known for his role as Professor Charlie Eppes on the TV series "Numb3rs," has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,175,000.
The gated property, called El Castillo, includes more than 4,000 square feet of living space, an elevator, hand-carved living room ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Designed for entertaining, the 1985 Spanish-style house has outdoor entertaining space and a spa.
Krumholtz, 32, starred in the CBS crime drama from 2005 to 2010. He also appeared in the films "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" (2008), "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004) and "The Santa Clause" (1994).
He bought the house in early 2010 for $2,025,000, according to public records.
Allyson Carter of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
The address isn't 1313 Mockingbird Lane, is it?
A compound once owned by actress Yvonne de Carlo has come on the market in Studio City at $6,695,000.
An 8,000-square-foot main house, a 1920s guesthouse, a pool house, a swimming pool and a barn occupy the gated 7.6-acre site, which is zoned for equestrian use. The Mediterranean-style main residence, built in 1999, contains a 3,400-square-foot master bedroom suite, a great room with a 14-foot ceiling and a screening room. There are four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
De Carlo, who died in 2007 at 84, had a six-decade acting career including roles in "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "McLintock!" (1963). She played Lily Munster in "The Munsters" (1964-66).
The actress owned the property from 1950 to 1975, according to title research.
Christophe Choo of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, has the listing.
Quick sale for former Garland home
Update: A childhood home of Oscar-nominated actress and singer Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," has sold in Bel-Air for $5.2 million.
The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff. It went into escrow a week after coming on the market at $5.5 million and closed in two weeks.
On more than 21/2 acres, the 5,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A swimming pool, cabanas and a writer's cottage sit in the backyard.
Hugh Evans of Partners Trust, Brentwood, and Cory Weiss of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, were the listing agents. Evans also represented the buyer.
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