Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed a Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000 that is as intriguing as she is.
The Balinese modern one-story has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double doors lead to the open-plan interior, which has bamboo floors, skylights and French doors along the back. A living room, a dining area, a breakfast area, an office, three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms lie in more than 3,300 square feet. An expansive patio with heaters and seating areas surrounds the pool. An outdoor bed sits on the lawn.
Cruz, 36, won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008). She starred in the films "Volver" (2006) and "Sahara" (2005) and will play opposite Johnny Depp in the 2011 film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
Public records show Cruz bought the property in 2005 for $3,138,030.
Brett Lawyer of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office has the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Her entourage is moving on
Actress Debi Mazar has sold her home in the Beverly Center area of Los Angeles for $1,162,515.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1933, sits on a tree-lined street. The gated hacienda opens to a central courtyard with pavers and a fountain. An entry vestibule has a wood inlaid floor, and beyond that lie a large living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Mazur, 45, has been a regular on "Entourage" (2004-09) and "That's Life" (2000-02). She was on "Dancing With the Stars" last year partnered with Latin ballroom champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They came in 12th place.
She purchased the property for $750,000 in 2002 shortly before marrying musician Gabriele Corcos.
Barry Sloane of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch
Oscar-winning producer Jim Wilson has listed his 190-acre ranch in Calabasas for $25 million.
Called Avalon Ranch, the gated equestrian center and farm has a 7,500-square-foot house, custom built in 1999 with massive stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings, slate floors, French doors, built-in bookcases and wraparound porches. Among the rooms are a center hall, a country-style kitchen, six bedrooms and four bathrooms.
There are two guesthouses, a 16-stall horse barn, a tennis court with viewing pavilion and a swimming pool with spa and pavilion. The grounds include a duck pond, corrals, pastures, a rose garden and citrus and apple orchards.
Wilson shared the best picture Academy Award with Kevin Costner for "Dances With Wolves" (1990). He has produced more than a dozen films, including "Wyatt Earp" (1994) and "Swing Vote" (2008).
Jim Pascucci of Rodeo Realty, Calabasas, has the listing.
AA plot twist in Pacific Palisades
Romance and thriller writer Tami Hoag has listed her Pacific Palisades house at $2,995,000.
The updated and remodeled Mediterranean, built in 1989, sits on a cul-de-sac. The formal dining and living rooms have French doors leading to a covered patio. The kitchen features a breakfast area, a walk-in pantry, a bar and wine storage. There are also three bedrooms, a family room, a gym, an office and 3 1/2 bathrooms in the house's 5,325 square feet.
A beach-entry swimming pool and spa and a built-in barbecue center are set amid tropical landscaping.
Hoag, 51, has had more than a dozen books on national bestsellers lists. Among her titles are "Kill the Messenger," "Dark Horse" and "Guilty as Sin."
She is moving to the West Palm Beach, Fla., area to pursue her other passion. The International Grand Prix dressage rider is in training to compete for the U.S. Equestrian Olympic team for 2012.
Public records show she purchased the house in 2006 for $3.25 million.
The listing agent is Luzette Vidal, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Westlake Village.
Rocker breaks Venice addiction
Update: Frontman Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction has sold his longtime Venice home for $1,425,000.
Designed by local architect Steven Ehrlich, the Asian-influenced house has a two-story barrel-vault ceiling above the open living-dining-media room and its Korean barbecue, which is built into a raised Japanese table. With a loft, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home has 2,203 square feet of living space.
There is a rooftop terrace, a lap pool and a three-car garage that can double as space for a studio.
Farrell, 51, also has led alt-rock groups including Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party. He co-created the Lollapalooza festival tour in 1991.
He sold because he wants a bigger place to raise his family.
The listing agents were Allyson Carter of Rodeo Realty, Sherman Oaks, and Rose Ware of Prudential California Realty's Pacific Design Center office. Ware also represented the buyer.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times