New buyers have found their McDream house thanks to "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey. The actor, whose looks earned him the nickname Dr. McDreamy on the ABC show, has sold his Bel-Air home for $2,571,500.
The New England-style two-story, with four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 3,841 square feet, has a formal dining room and a kitchen that opens to the family room.
The gated house sits behind hedges on less than an acre with a swimming pool, brick patio, flat lawn and matching treehouse.
Dempsey, 44, has played neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd on the medical drama since 2005. He starred in the movies "Made of Honor" (2008) and "Enchanted" (2007).
His medical interests extend beyond his television role. The Maine native helped create the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at the Central Maine Medical Center after his mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
The actor listed the property in March at $3,595,000. Public records show he purchased it in 2006 for $3.1 million.
Brett Lawyer of Sotheby's International Realty, Sunset Boulevard office, handled both sides of the deal.
Hollywood Hills home is a winner
Fashion designer Randolph Duke has sold his award-winning Hollywood Hills house for $5.3 million.
The modern home, designed by XTen Architecture, won an American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter award for residential design in 2007. Set on a promontory, the gated 4,800-square-foot house has 10-foot-high glass panels that open to 6,500 square feet of outdoor terraces, decks and gardens.
There is a silver-leaf tiled swimming pool, a reflecting pond and downtown-to-ocean views from the three-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bathroom trilevel. A chandelier hangs from a tree in the outdoor dining area, which is built into the hillside.
Duke, who started as a swimsuit designer, gained recognition in the '90s for revitalizing Halston. He then launched his own evening couture collection, which gained favor with celebrities at red-carpet events. Duke next brought his designs to the mass audience, selling the Look line on the Home Shopping Network.
The property came on the market at $8.25 million a year ago. Duke purchased the lot in 2004 for $2.25 million, according to public records.
The listing agents were Bruce Kaye and Mike Deasy of Deasy Penner & Partners, Beverly Hills. Jan Horn of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
Film, TV exec heads to beach
Former Columbia Pictures and Universal TV head Frank Price has purchased an ocean-view condominium in Santa Monica for $3.1 million.
The 3,165-square-foot third-floor unit shares no walls with neighbors. Features include terraces, marble floors, a built-in aquarium and two fireplaces. There are two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The complex, which has 24-hour security, a gym and a rooftop swimming pool and deck, was built in 1997.
Price, 79, was a story editor and writer for CBS in the early 1950s and an executive producer of such '60s TV hits as "It Takes a Thief," "Ironside" and "The Virginian." He was involved with films, including "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979), "Gandhi" (1982) and "Ghostbusters" (1984), as the chief executive of Columbia Pictures. His Price Entertainment merged with Columbia in 1990.
David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, represented Price. The listing agent was Susan Montgomery of Sotheby's International Realty, Pacific Palisades.
Stylist parts with glamorous digs
Celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman has found a buyer for her Hollywood Hills home, selling it for $1,800,625.
Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the 1957 house has walls of glass, polished concrete floors, fireplaces in the living and family rooms, an eat-in kitchen and a swimming pool with patio and deck areas. The Midcentury Modern home's clean lines belie the seller's penchant for plaid. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,566 square feet.
She bought the property in 2006 for $1.8 million, according to public records.
Jonah Wilson of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office had the listing. Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
Salsa star leaves his historic venue
Salsa singer-actor-politician Rubén Blades has left the historic Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles with the sale of his home for $2,415,000.
The English country-style house, built in 1924, has an elegant center hall, a stained-glass window in the dining room, an eat-in kitchen and dark hardwood floors. French doors in the den/family room lead to a vine-covered porch and patio dining area with a barbecue and fire pit. The master bedroom suite has three closets. The living room has a fireplace. There are five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 3,743 square feet.
Blades, 61, has won multiple Latin Grammys for his Latin and world music performances and albums. He has been in feature films, including "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003), "Cradle Will Rock" (1999), "Predator 2" (1990) and "The Milagro Beanfield War" (1988). Blades also has served as Panama's minister of tourism.
Public records show he bought the home in 2001 for $1.45 million.
Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker's Hancock Park North office had the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service, while Mary Louise Burrell, of the same office, represented the buyer.