Bel-Air home has artist's touch
The two-story red tile-roofed villa, built in 1938, sits behind gates on 1.3 acres. The 3,405-square-foot house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal dining room, a light-filled breakfast room, a den, an office and maid's quarters. There are fireplaces in the living room, library and master bedroom. Many of the rooms open to a large patio, off of which are gardens, a gazebo and a swimming pool.
Verona, 69, worked as an art director and producer with John Lennon and Barbra Streisand, among others. A pioneer of music videos, he teamed with such groups as the Lovin' Spoonful, Chicago and Simon & Garfunkel. The first feature film he wrote was "The Lords of Flatbush" (1974).
To get away from the pressures of the entertainment industry, Verona painted in his Bel-Air home's studio at night. He later began selling his work and eventually devoted himself to his art.
The listing agents are Marty Trugman and Cara Sheriff of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills.
Skateboarder is ready to roll
Professional skateboarder Erik Ellington has listed his Hollywood Hills contemporary for $1,595,000.
The renovated single-story house, built in 1953, sits on three-quarters of an acre, making it private and secluded.
"Even though I live in the city, the huge lot and private drive make it feel like it is the country," Ellington said. The open-plan house has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2,712 square feet.
He remodeled the inside in an old-world Spanish style with cathedral and beamed ceilings and dark hardwood floors.
The reconfigured master bedroom suite includes a sitting area, a hot tub and two walk-in closets. The nursery has a standard doorway and a child-sized one.
The property is landscaped with tropical plants and mature trees. There is a three-car garage.
Ellington, 32, is a co-owner of Bakerboys Distribution and Supra Footwear.
Gregory Harris and Marci Kays of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, have the listing.