Golden Brooks who plays secretary-turned-acclaimed-author Maya Wilkes on the CW's "Girlfriends," has applied some of that same sass and splash to the house she has listed at $1,999,000.
The Hollywood Hills contemporary has an open floor plan and a three-story entry hall. The home has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,500 square feet. There is a home office, a chef's kitchen, two fireplaces and floors made of hardwood and concrete. The master bedroom suite features a spa bath. The home has a covered patio and is gated with a private two-car, direct-access garage.
It is also available for lease at $8,950 a month.
Brooks, 38, starred in 42 episodes of "Girlfriends" from 2000 to '07. She played Rachel in the 2008 movie "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." Other credits include appearances on "CSI: Miami," "Eve" and "The Jamie Foxx Show." She also wrote and directed episodes of "Girlfriends."
Rande Gray and Todd Michaud, both of Keller Williams Realty, share the listing.
Will a buyer rate it a perfect 10?
Norm Zada, publisher of Perfect 10 magazine, understands the concept of drooling over beautiful objects. No, not the magazine -- his house in Beverly Park, which is on the market at $24.5 million.
A Richard Landry-designed minimalist project, the house occupies the largest and highest perched lot in the exclusive guard-gated community.
The free-flowing 20,000-square-foot home includes a 5,000-square-foot guesthouse, linked to the main house by a glass and stainless steel-columned bridge. There are multistory walls of glass, allowing views of the Santa Monica Mountains and city.
The 6.89-acre estate has 10 bedrooms plus a maid's room, 18 bathrooms, a grand dining room, large gym and an entertaining/great room. There are gallery-size walls throughout. Outdoor amenities include landscaped grounds, a pool pavilion with reflecting ponds, a pool, waterfall, spa and paddle tennis court.
Brian Adler of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
-- Ann Brenoff
Trying to seal a real-life deal
Ingo Rademacher, who since 1996 has been the hunkiest reason to watch "General Hospital," unfortunately doesn't come with the property in Venice he is trying to sell for $2,599,000.
The main house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are two detached rental units, one with two bedrooms and the other a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. The combined square footage of the units is 4,277.
The main house, built in 2004, has high ceilings, a great room, tumbled marble kitchen counters and stainless-steel appliances. The home has many green features, including solar panels, a tankless water heater and radiant heat in the floors. French doors lead to a rooftop courtyard, where there is a fireplace. The home has a three-car garage.
If all three of the units are leased, the projected monthly income is $14,400 a month, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Rademacher, 37, has played Jasper "Jax" Jacks on "General Hospital" almost continuously for about a dozen years. His character is known as a man who gets what he wants, so perhaps a house sale is, indeed, on the horizon for him.
Randy Freeman of Prudential California Realty is the listing agent.
-- Ann Brenoff
Think of it as a big dressing room
Although James Perse may not have invented the baseball cap, he can certainly be credited with putting them on the heads of Hollywood.
The man with a gift for getting rich people to part with $135 for a T-shirt and a passion for minimalist architecture has listed his Hollywood Hills house at $4,995,000.
The 2,300-square-foot home sits behind gates on about a third of an acre.
It has floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and seamless indoor-outdoor flow.
The home, which is largely a big open space, has one bedroom and 1 1/2 bathrooms. The bedroom is accessed through a sliding door. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a walk-in closet and a bathroom.
There is an open eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances.The living room has a fireplace and wet bar and opens to the pool and spa area. The living room also features a 30-foot-long skylight.
The Los Angeles-based firm Standard designed the house.
High-end clothing comes naturally to this son-of-the-owner-of-Maxfield, the boutique clothier in West Hollywood.
Perse, a native of Los Angeles, opened his first retail store in 2003 and today his line of ready-to-wear, low-maintenance clothing is a global brand.
Jonah Wilson of Sotheby's International Realty, Sunset Boulevard office, has the listing.
-- Ann Brenoff
Down but not out of luck: It sold
"Blame It on Rio" actress Michelle Johnson has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $4.1 million.
The three-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bathroom contemporary was built in 1970 and remodeled. There is a gated courtyard with water elements, an open floor plan, two fireplaces, a swimming pool and city and ocean views.
The nearly 3,000-square-foot house was most recently listed at $4,795,000 but had entered the market at $5.85 million in early February.
The sale price was a 30% reduction from the original list price. Blame it on the market.
Johnson, 43, was modeling before co-starring with Michael Caine in the 1984 "Rio." Her credits include "Death Becomes Her" (1992), but she has been out of the acting spotlight in recent years.
She is the ex-wife of former All-Star third baseman Matt Williams, who played for the San Francisco Giants, the Cleveland Indians and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Brett Lawyer of Sotheby's International Realty, Sunset Boulevard, had the listing, and Paul Kellogg of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer, reports the MLS.
-- Lauren Beale email@example.com