Kara DioGuardi lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,649,000

Prolific songwriter and "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills is on the market at $1,649,000.

The gated house, built in 1964, has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, extensive decks, an outdoor cedar sauna and a spa. There are three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in more than 2,700 square feet. The guest unit has its own entrance, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

DioGuardi, 39, joined the panel of the Fox singing competition in 2009. She has written hundreds of songs, including more than 165 on multi-platinum albums, and worked with Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and "Idol" winner Kris Allen, among others. Her songs have won multiple BMI Pop Awards. A record producer and singer too, she owns Arthouse Entertainment, a publishing company.

Public records show DioGuardi bought the two-story house in 2004 for $1,199,000. She married Maine home builder Mike McCuddy last year.

Ginger Glass of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office has the listing.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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