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Bob Harper buys at a slimmed-down price
Personal trainer Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills at the slimmed-down price of $2.9 million.
The single-story midcentury-style home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,600 square feet and sits on a cul-de-sac. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan living and dining room reveal canyon, city lights and ocean views beyond the swimming pool. There are also views from the master bedroom and the large windows in the kitchen, which opens to a breakfast bar.
Harper has been the Blue Team leader on the NBC weight-loss show (2004-present). In Season 8, which started in September, he is co-training all the contestants. He has appeared this year on "Today" and "Live With Regis and Kelly."
The property tipped the scales at $3,995,000 when it came on the market in April. The renovated and updated Robert Earl-designed home previously sold for $1 million in 2002, according to public records.
Reza Farahan of Keller Williams Realty, Hollywood Hills, represented Harper in the purchase. Alex Brunkhorst of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, had the listing.
'Modern Family' producer moves
Jason Winer, an executive producer and director of the ABC comedy "Modern Family," has listed his three-level Hollywood-area town house for $599,000.
Part of a complex built in 1926 by Paramount to house its writers, the two-bedroom, 1 1/2 -bathroom bungalow has 1,330 square feet of loft-like living space, a private patio and a detached garage. The open-plan living room has an 18-foot ceiling and an adobe fireplace. There are refinished hardwood floors, a remodeled kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and updated bathrooms.
The courtyard unit was once owned by architect Frank Israel, who was known for his residential designs for entertainment industry players and for public structures, including the Fine Arts Building at UC Riverside.
In addition to Winer's work on "Modern Family" (2009), his writing, producing and acting credits include MTV's "The Blame Game," which he created in 1998, and the film "The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend" (2005) and its 2006 series.
Winer, 36, is selling because he is moving to a larger house in another Los Angeles neighborhood. He bought the town house in 2006 for $560,000, public records show.
Elisa Gil-Osorio of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office is the listing agent.
Keith Carradine's ex bound for L.A.
Actress Sandra Will Carradine has listed her beach house in Carpinteria's gated Rincon Point community for $4.29 million.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage and one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest quarters sit on more than a quarter-acre bordering the Rincon Creek estuary and the Pacific. There's also an accessory building set up as an office and sleeping space.
The grounds include a Balinese-style temple, exotic gardens and a koi pond. Carradine spent years enhancing the property, which includes a 200-year-old cypress tree, redwoods, pines, palms, magnolia and olive trees and a rose garden.
"The symphony of frogs, great blue herons along with great white egrets swooping to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean brings a healing setting to all," she said. A nature lover, she uses the site to practice meditation.
Carradine, 62, recently appeared on the E! channel's "True Hollywood Story: Hollywood Ex-Wives." She was married to actor and songwriter Keith Carradine.
Her acting credits include "Cocktail" (1988), starring Tom Cruise, and "My Father, My Son" (1988), starring her ex-husband. She was the "Milk Has Something for Everybody" girl and a spokesmodel for Close-Up Toothpaste. She is selling to return to Los Angeles, where she owns and manages commercial property, and plans to focus on theatrical and production work. She also owns a family home in Telluride, Colo.
The property can be viewed at rinconshangrila.com.
Alan Mark and Tony Mark of Prudential Malibu Realty and Emily McBride of Village Properties, Montecito, have the listing.
Conrad Bain has diff'rent priorities
Actor Conrad Bain has listed his longtime Brentwood home for sale at $3,175,000.
The custom-built post-and-beam house, designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, is on a half-acre flat site with ocean, city and mountain views. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the 1962 one-story has a large fenced garden with a swimming pool, a spa and a patio.
The theatrical and film actor is best known for his starring roles on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978-86) and "Maude" (1972-78).
Bain, 86, is selling because he has relocated to Northern California to be near his children. He purchased the property in 1975 for $145,000, according to public records.
Eiko Nobel of Coldwell Banker's Brentwood office has the listing.
A new step for Barefoot exec
Annette Cook, the founder and chief executive of loungewear firm Barefoot Dreams, and her husband, Stan,have sold an ocean-view contemporary in Malibu for $3 million.
The gated home, built in 1983, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,089 square feet. It sits on 1 1/2 acres with lawns and fruit trees. There are stone patios, a built-in barbecue, a fire pit and a spa. A separate guest suite with a den, a bathroom and a kitchen sits above the three-car garage.
Cook has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Big Idea With Donnie Deutsch," among other shows, to discuss her business success, born out of the need to pay off $85,000 in student loans. Barefoot Dreams' robes and throw blankets were selected for the annual "Oprah's Favorite Things" episode in 2003. The Cooks own two other Malibu properties: a 5-acre ocean-view mansion and a five-bedroom compound.
Mike Cunningham of Pritchett Rapf & Associates' Malibu Colony office represented the Cooks on the sale. He also represented them in the purchase of the five-bedroom compound.