Tennis great Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have listed their newly built compound in Lake Sherwood for $25 million.
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Hot Property: The March 6 Hot Property column, which reported that music industry executive Phil Quartararo had listed his Brentwood home for sale, incorrectly stated the size of the home as 6,300 square feet. It is 7,200 square feet, excluding the guesthouse. —
The gated contemporary sits on 20 hilltop acres with 360-degree views, a north-south tennis court and a swimming pool. The more than 13,000-square-foot main house has a theater and a game room. Including the 1,200-square-foot guesthouse and the 2,000-square-foot detached gym, the property has seven bedrooms and 11 1/2 bathrooms.
Sampras, 38, won 14 Grand Slam men's singles titles and held the No. 1 ranking for 286 weeks. Since he officially retired from the sport in 2003, he has beaten Roger Federer in an exhibition match and John McEnroe in the Outback Champions Series.
The couple offered no reason for selling, but Sampras does have an impressive real estate record, having sold a Beverly Hills mansion in 2008 for $23 million as well as other homes in Benedict Canyon and Beverly Hills since 2003, according to Times reports.
Wilson-Sampras, 36, starred in "The Wedding Planner" (2001), "House on Haunted Hill" (1999), "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997) and "Billy Madison" (1995).
Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olsen & Associates, Westlake Village, has the listing.
They'll stay tuned for a sale
Producer-director Bud Yorkin and his wife, actress Cynthia Sikes, have put their Holmby Hills estate on the market for $49.5 million.
The gated traditional home, built in 1938, has five bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms in about 11,900 square feet. The house has an oversized living room with a sunken bar, a wood-paneled study and a projection room. The master bedroom suite has his and hers bathrooms and walk-in closets, a sun room and vaulted ceilings. Nearly 2.75 acres of park-like grounds include a swimming pool, a tennis court, a gym and rose gardens.
The Emmy Award-winning Yorkin co-founded Tandem Productions with Norman Lear in the early '60s. The company produced such hit shows as "All in the Family" (1971-79) and "Sanford and Son" (1972-77), for which Yorkin was executive producer and a director.
Sikes has appeared on "The Young and the Restless" (2008) and "JAG" (2000-01), among other shows and films, and had a starring role on "St. Elsewhere" (1982-1985). She was Miss Kansas in the 1972 Miss America Pageant.
The house, which epitomizes 1930s Hollywood, was built by gangster Bugsy Siegel, but he never lived there. Cosmetics mogul Max Factor was among later owners.
Yorkin and Sikes are selling because they would like a view property. Perhaps they'd like to check out the Sampras estate.
Linda May of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office have the listing.
He'll say adios to his hacienda
Music industry executive Phil Quartararo has his walled and gated Brentwood home listed for $13.25 million.
The hacienda-style residence was built in 1936 and designed by John Byers, known for the Spanish Colonial Revival style. It was expanded during Quartararo's ownership in keeping with its Mexican and Spanish architectural roots.
One-of-a-kind features include the extensive trompe l'oeil, elaborate wrought iron and hand-painted tiles. The six-bedroom, 7 1/2-bathroom house has about 6,300 square feet of living space and sits on nearly a 1 1/2 acres.
In the main house are formal living and dining rooms, a library, a den, offices, a children's playroom, media rooms and a master bedroom suite with a living room. There is a three-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool and spa.
Quartararo, 54, has served as president of EMI Music Marketing, Virgin Records and Warner Bros. Records.
The listing agents are Zizi Pak and Philip Seymour of the Seymour Group, Elite Properties Realty, Beverly Hills.
Hockey player scores a Bel-Air home
Two-time Stanley Cup winner Oleg Tverdovsky has bought a Mediterranean home in Bel-Air for $5.4 million.
Built in 2008, the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot home sits on nearly 2 acres with ocean, mountain, city and canyon views, according to Multiple Listing Service details. It includes a massive two-sided fireplace in the great room, a gym, an office, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a swimming pool and spa.
The Ukrainian-born Tverdovsky, 33, helped win the Stanley Cup in 2003 playing with the New Jersey Devils and in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The defenseman also played with the Los Angeles Kings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim during his National Hockey League career. He left the NHL to play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League starting in the 2007-2008 season.
Santiago Arana and Rodrigo Iglesias of Sotheby's International Realty, Brentwood, were the listing agents, and Galina Blackman of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer, the MLS shows.
Former Groucho Marx home is sold
Update: A Beverly Hills house designed by architect Wallace Neff in 1956 for comedic actor Groucho Marx has sold for $8.8 million.
The rebuilt and updated Trousdale Estates home, which maintains its Neff footprint, is approached through a motor court with a central fountain. The one-story contemporary has walls of wood and glass and floors of terrazzo and walnut. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a library and a maid's suite in slightly more than 6,000 square feet.
A pool, a spa and a waterfall complement an alfresco dining area, patios and a fire pit that extend the living space outdoors. The gated three-quarter acre lot has downtown L.A. and canyon views.
Marx, the cigar-smoking brother who sported wire rims, fake eyebrows and a mustache, made films with his siblings (including "Duck Soup" in 1933 and "A Night in Casablanca" in 1946) and without. He played opposite Carmen Miranda in "Copacabana" (1947). Marx hosted the radio quiz show "You Bet Your Life," which later was picked up by television and ran from 1950 to 1961.
The actor shared the home with his third wife, actress Eden Hartford, until his death in 1977 at the age of 86.
The house came on the market in August at $12.9 million. It previously sold in 2007 for $4,675,000, according to public records.
Jeeb O'Reilly of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills East office represented the buyer, according to the MLS.
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