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Actor Charlie Sheen of "Two and a Half Men" and his wife, Brooke, have listed their 1927 Mediterranean in Los Feliz at $3,697,000.

The Sheens spent the past year restoring and decorating the gated villa, which has four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. But at 4,179 square feet, it may not have enough room for three men.

The parents of twin sons born in March, the couple are selling because they would like a bigger house in which to raise their family, according to their listing agents. Multiple Listing Service records show that the home was purchased in November 2007 for $2,575,000.

A fountain stands in the tiled front courtyard. Inside, the dramatic two-story entry has wood floors and a vaulted ceiling. A step-down living room features a fireplace and wood-beamed ceiling.

The eat-in kitchen, with stone floors and a center island, overlooks courtyards and the backyard, which has a swimming pool.

A sweeping staircase leads to the master bedroom wing, the other bedrooms, an upstairs family room and outdoor terraces.

Sheen, 43, has starred in the CBS sitcom since its 2003 launch. His extensive television and film credits include "Spin City" (2000-02) and "Wall Street" (1987).

Sherri Rogers and Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, share the listing.

They hope a deal comes 'round

Richard Foos, the former head of Rhino Records, and his wife, Shari, have put their Brentwood estate on the market and are hoping for a hit.

The Fooses spent three years building and another three decorating the Thomas Callaway-designed, 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, which was completed in 2002. Yet they reported that visitors often view the period details and think the home was built in the '20s.

Listed at $19.9 million, the gated, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom house sits on more than 34,000 square feet of park-like grounds with a swimming pool and views of the Santa Monica Mountains.

"We've had small parties in cozy corners and large events throughout the entire house and outdoors," Shari Foos said.

There are seven fireplaces, hand-painted walls and beams, a meditation room, a music system that extends to every room and solar heating. Push-button walls retract on the loggia. The two-room guesthouse has a wraparound porch.

"Nothing is random," she said of the material selections and artisanship. "The floor of the guesthouse was imported from a European church. Even the way Tom Callaway conceived the knotty-pine game room with its jukebox, pinball machines, multiple TV monitors and soda fountain -- it looks as though it was refurbished in the '40s."

Richard Foos started Rhino in 1973 as a record store selling blues albums. It went on to become a record label and was purchased by Time Warner in 1998. A philanthropist, the music executive would give Rhino employees time off work to do community service.

The couple are selling because the family has grown up and "it makes sense for us to downsize," Shari Foos said. "It's time for another adventure."

Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

This case is closed. 10-4.

Actor Michael Paul Chan of "The Closer" recently did just that on a midcentury modern in Sherman Oaks he purchased for $1.08 million.

The 1952 post-and-beam house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,864 square feet, has a butterfly roof that dips in the middle. The kitchen was updated with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. There are mountain and city light views and tree-shaded outdoor living areas.

The home had come on the market in late April at $1,149,000.

The neighbors will be forgiven for thinking a cop has moved in next door. Chan, 59, has played an LAPD lieutenant on the TNT ensemble drama since 2005 and portrayed an LAPD detective on "Robbery Homicide Division" (2002-03). He also was in the Eddie Murphy-created "foamation" animation series "The PJs" (1999-2008).

The listing agent was Steve Shrager of Prudential California Realty.

Los Feliz price sets 2009 record

Peter Seidler, the grandson of former Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, has sold his home in the Los Feliz Oaks area at a record price so far this year for Los Feliz -- $4.6 million. At $5 a pop, that's the cost of 920,000 Dodger Dogs.

The four-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bath Mediterranean was built in 2004. It has 7,380 square feet of living space in two stories and sits on a half-acre lot with an 80-foot-long infinity pool.

Along with an octagonal library, there are five fireplaces and a five-room master bedroom suite with an entry foyer, dressing room closets, an office, spa bath and an outdoor terrace.

Flat, ballpark-like lawns encircle the home, which has city and ocean views. A guesthouse and theater add about 1,450 more square feet of living space.

Seidler is a managing partner of Seidler Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Marina del Rey.

The listing agent was Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills.

Christopher negotiates sale

Update: Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher has sold his Connecticut farmhouse-style home in the Beverly Hills area for $2.15 million, according to the MLS.

The one-story, 4,000-square-foot house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It came on the market in March 2008 at $3,259,000.

Built in 1935, the home sits on an 18,000-square-foot lot with mature sycamore and birch trees. There is a pool, white picket fencing and a separate guest studio.

Christopher, 83, who served as the 63rd secretary of State under President Clinton, had owned the home since the 1970s.

Stephen Baker of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North represented the seller and the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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