By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2011
Often-tuxedoed actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the Tony Awards next month, has sold a ranch-style house in Studio City for $1,535,000.
Built in 1950, the home sits on more than a half-acre with mountain and valley views. The interiors feature dark-stained wood floors, vaulted ceilings and French doors. The house's 2,408 square feet include a living room with fireplace, a media and family room, a kitchen with a wine bar, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to details at Realtor.com. The guest suite has its own entrance. Outdoor entertaining spaces include a swimming pool with spa, a fireplace, an island barbecue and a pergola dining patio.
Harris, 37, stars on "How I Met Your Mother" (2005-present), which has been renewed by CBS. He is also in the film "Beastly" (2011). Harris has hosted the Emmys and the Tonys. He won Emmys last year as a guest actor on "Glee" and as host of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
He co-stars in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of "Company," which will be shown in theaters nationwide next month.
Public records show Harris bought the property in 2007 for $1.5 million. It came on the market in mid-March at $1,599,000.
Monty Iceman of Prudential California Realty, Encino, was the listing agent. Sue Bromiley of Coldwell Banker, Sherman Oaks, represented the buyer.
Sellers are in the money now
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer Ginger Rogers and her actor husband, Lew Ayres, has sold for $1,905,000.
Set behind a wrought-iron entry and walls, the 1927 Spanish-style house has a second-floor studio, five bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms in 4,800 square feet of living space. The grounds include tea house-style enclosed patio and entertainment area with a barbecue spit, a fireplace and a koi pond. There are 270-degree views encompassing downtown L.A., the Getty Center, Santa Monica and the ocean.
Rogers gained fame for her performance in "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933), popularizing the song "We're in the Money." She was often paired with dance partner Fred Astaire in films such as "Top Hat" (1935) and "Shall We Dance" (1937). Rogers won a lead actress Oscar for "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman" (1940). She died in 1995 at age 83.
Ayres, with scores of film and television credits, starred in "Young Dr. Kildare" (1938). He reprised the role in more than a half-dozen movies. The actor died in 1996 at 88.
The Movieland Directory places Rogers in the home in the 1940s.
The Laurel Canyon property came on the market in June at $2,395,000.
James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Peter Lorimer of Peter Lorimer Group Estates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
A model home in Wilshire high-rise
TV personality and former model Cristina Ferrare and her husband, former ABC Entertainment president and Morning Light Productions founder Tony Thomopoulos, have listed their Wilshire Corridor condo for $3,195,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
Designed for entertaining, the contemporary 3,277-square-foot unit has 10-foot ceilings, marble and hardwood floors, an open-plan living and dining room and a breakfast room. The master bedroom has a balcony, dual bathrooms and three closets. The condo has three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms total. Building amenities include a concierge, valet parking, a swimming pool, a gym, a library and wine storage.
Ferrare, who co-hosted "A.M. Los Angeles" in the '80s, launched a cooking show, "Big Bowl of Love," on OWN in January. This week Telemundo
announced she will host a new
The couple bought the high-rise unit in 2003 for $2.8 million, public records indicate.
Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents, according to the MLS.
Days of wine and horses
A 40-acre equestrian estate built in the 1980s by actor Jack Klugman has come on the market in Temecula at $8,299,000.
Called Hacienda de Endar, it was designed as a thoroughbred breeding and training facility. The property, which Klugman no longer owns, is set in Riverside County wine country and includes an 8,902-square-foot main house, guest houses, a five-hole golf course, a tennis court and a swimming pool with spa.
The Spanish-style main house has four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms; a guest home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two patio homes each contain two bedrooms with one bathroom, and a guest apartment has one bedroom and one bathroom. There is also a two-bedroom, one-bathroom manager's house and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom manager apartment.
Among the equestrian facilities are a 14-stall main barn with an attached office, an 18-stall barn with two tack rooms, a hay barn, several jumping arenas and pastures.
The Emmy Award-winning Klugman, 89, is identified with his roles as sloppy roommate Oscar Madison in the '70s hit series "The Odd Couple" and for the tile role in "Quincy, M.E." (1976-83.) He starred in the films "12 Angry Men" (1957) and "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962).
Dee Messing of First Team Real Estate, Temecula, has the listing.
Ex-coach reaches his goal: sold
Update: Former L.A. Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit has sold his Hollywood Hills house for $3,425,000, the MLS shows.
The 3,200-square-foot home, built in 1937, opens in back to a swimming pool and a spa. Living spaces include a step-down living room with a fireplace, a den with a bar, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Gullit, 48, was an ESPN soccer analyst last year for the World Cup. The Dutchman was European footballer of the year in 1987 and led the Netherlands to an international trophy in the European Championship in 1988. Gullit was the Galaxy coach from 2007 to 2008, the year he bought the property for $4.25 million.
Rebekah Schwartz of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent, according to the MLS. Mauricio Umansky of the same office represented the buyer.
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