Model-turned-actress Natasha Henstridge, who starred as the alluring human-alien hybrid Sil and her clone Eve in the sci-fi horror "Species" films, has sold her Sherman Oaks home for $1.75 million.
The traditional-style house, which was built in 1935 and sits on about half an acre, has five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 3,825 square feet. There are five fireplaces, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, skylights and an expansive wooden deck. Steps off the back of the house lead across the lawn to the swimming pool area.
The actress purchased the property for $1.36 million in 2003, public records show.
Henstridge, 35, will be in the upcoming movies "Anytown" (2009) and "Let the Game Begin" (2010).
She took to the big screen as a man-murdering crossbreed in the Ben Kingsley-starring "Species" (1995), which along with "Species II" (1998) and "Species III" (2004), make the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence seem foolhardy.
Henstridge also starred in "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000) and "The Whole Ten Yards" (2004).
The cover girl costarred opposite Jonny Lee Miller as his fiancée in the ABC comedy-drama "Eli Stone" (2008-09), which aired its final episode in July.
Among other recent TV appearances, she was in the miniseries "Impact" (2009). She has done television commercials for brands including Old Spice and Lady Stetson.
Henstridge is moving toward the ocean and will be renting until she picks her new neighborhood, according to listing agent Matt Epstein of Re/Max on the Boulevard, Sherman Oaks.
Tiffany Fedell and Josephine Rossi of Coldwell Banker, Sherman Oaks, represented the buyer.
Where Bullitt used to relax
A Santa Paula ranch once owned by actor Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, has come on the market for $1.95 million.
The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980.
The 1892 Victorian-style house has antique stained-glass windows, mountain views, and family room and kitchen fireplaces.
The ranch includes 3 acres of Syrah vineyards, fruit trees, a 3-acre equestrian facility and a 4,500-square-foot hangar where McQueen kept his car and motorcycle collection, which eventually included about 130 bikes.
He picked the ranch because it reminded him of the Slater, Mo., farm where he lived during his childhood and because of its proximity to Santa Paula Airport, where he flew his yellow Stearman biplane.
Known for his macho roles and tough-guy persona, the box-office star appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "The Great Escape" (1963), "Bullitt" (1968), "Papillon" (1973) and "The Towering Inferno" (1974).
McQueen, who had contracted mesothelioma, died of a heart attack following surgery in 1980. He was 50.
The listing agents are David Kean and John Aaroe of the John Aaroe Group, Los Angeles.
Tough time for a guy called Nails
A Thousand Oaks home owned by former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra is for sale at $4.7 million.
The five-bedroom, 5 1/2 -bathroom, two-story house, built in 1999, has 8,013 square feet of living space and mountain views. It sits on an acre.
Dykstra, 46, whose business ventures since retiring from major league baseball have included running a car wash chain, a charter jet company and a magazine geared toward athletes, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July.
The filing forestalled the foreclosure auction sale of another property he owns, a 6 1/2 -acre compound in Thousand Oaks. That mansion has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 12,713 square feet and was purchased from hockey great Wayne Gretzky in 2007 for $18.5 million.
The listing agent on the most recently listed house is Beverly Alvarez of Re/Max OTB Estates, Encino.
Gospel singer is moving out, up
Actor and singer Javen Campbell has listed his Sherman Oaks condominium for $575,000.
The tri-level unit has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a fireplace in 1,740 square feet. There are hardwood floors, granite countertops and outdoor deck areas. The contemporary Mediterranean-style building was built in 2004.
Campbell, 27, is selling because he is looking for a larger home. He appeared in the 2006 film "One Night With the King" and has a supporting role in the Warner Bros. film "Preacher's Kid," due out this fall. He released his latest CD, "Keeping the Faith," in August.
The listing agents are Melinda and Scott Tamkin of Nest Real Estate Group at Keller Williams, Beverly Hills.
Studio City loses an Immortal
Update: Actor Peter Wingfield has sold a Studio City home for $1,707,500.
The two-story home has six bedrooms and five bathrooms in 5,473 square feet. An office has a separate entrance, and a maid's or music room has a full bathroom. The master bedroom suite features a fireplace and spa tub. Glass doors open to a saltwater pool and spa.
Wingfield, 47, who in recent years has divided his time among L.A., the U.K. and Canada, played mercenary David Emerson on the Fox series "24" (2009) and appeared in "Sanctuary" (2008-09) and "Men in Trees" (2008). He played the 5,000-year-old immortal Methos in the "Highlander" TV series (1995-98), movies and video game.
The property was purchased in 2005 for $935,000, according to public records. The current house was built in 2008.
Moe Abourched of Re/Max OTB Estates, Sherman Oaks, had the listing, and Jonathan Fronen of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer, according to the Multiple Listing Service.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times