The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star transformed the larger of the homes, a '60s ranch-style house, into loft-like living space listed at $1,639,000. He purchased windows, basins and other materials from salvage yards, and he rebuilt the interiors by hand. There are polished concrete floors and beamed ceilings in the open-plan house, which has a den, an office, three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,766 square feet.
Blucas, 38, was Buffy's boyfriend on the series from 1999 to 2002. He is in the 2010 movie "Knight & Day." His ability to play basketball helped him land a role in the film "Eddie" (1996). Blucas was a small forward and shooting guard at Wake Forest.
Juliette Hohnen of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, has the listings.
Film honcho buys big, sells big
Phoenix Pictures Chief Executive Mike Medavoy and his wife, Irena, have sold a house in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates area and bought another in a nearby gated community for its asking price of $6 million.
The Mediterranean they purchased was built in 1998 and includes a two-story foyer, a screening room, an oversized kitchen, six bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and maid's quarters in about 9,000 square feet. There is a swimming pool and spa on grounds of more than three-quarters of an acre.
The seller was Antoine Fuqua, the director of "Training Day."
The Medavoys sold a smaller house they had bought last fall for $5.58 million. They spruced up the 1965 contemporary Mediterranean and sold it for $7.5 million. The 6,200-square-foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Mike Medavoy produced the recent "Shutter Island," directed by Martin Scorsese, and the upcoming 2010 romantic thriller "Black Swan," directed by Darren Aronofsky. He is executive producer of "The Wildest Dream." Released in August, the documentary tells the intersecting stories of two hikers who climbed Mt. Everest 75 years apart.
Barbara Robinson and Nichelle Robinson of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, represented Fuqua. Jade Mills and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills South, represented the Medavoys.
That's 1.8 billion in pennies
Abraham Lincoln manuscript and artifact collector Louise Taper has put her Beverly Park estate on the market at $18 million.
The two-story Colonial, built in 1988, was previously the residence of Beverly Park developer Brian Adler. Taper remodeled and enlarged the house to its current 13,500-square-foot size.
The city view house has a grand entry foyer; a den with a bar; seven bedrooms, one of which is being used as a 16-seat theater; 10 bathrooms and staff quarters. The nearly 4.25 acres of grounds include gardens, a swimming pool and a motorcourt.
The Mark Taper Forum at the Los Music Center is named after real estate developer and philanthropist S. Mark Taper. His son Barry married Louise, who was widowed in 2001 and later remarried. She amassed a collection of Lincoln memorabilia that was purchased by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., for an estimated $20 million.
Billy Rose and H. Blair Chang of Prudential California, Beverly Hills, have the listing.