Ashlee Simpson-Wentz lists Beverly Hills area home for $4 million

Singer-songwriter-actress Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has listed her Mediterranean-style villa on a private street in the Beverly Hills area for $4 million.

The walled and gated courtyard-centered compound has hillside and canyon views. There are five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in 7,100 square feet of living space on more than half an acre.

The living room features cathedral beamed ceilings, wide walnut plank floors and French doors that open to decks with views. The multilevel home, built in 1992, has an eat-in kitchen, an upstairs master bedroom with his-and-her bathroom closets, a fitness room and a media room leading outside to a swimming pool and spa.

The courtyard contains a meditation garden with a fountain and fire pit. A two-story guesthouse is adjacent to the pool.

Simpson-Wentz, 25, starred in the 2004-05 reality TV series "The Ashlee Simpson Show" following a regular stint on "7th Heaven" (2002-04). More recently she has appeared on "Melrose Place" (2009-10).

She released the No. 1 albums "Autobiography" in 2004 and "I Am Me" in 2005, followed by a third album, "Bittersweet World," in 2008. She is the younger sister of pop star Jessica Simpson, for whom she was a backup dancer.

Simpson-Wentz, who married Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz in 2008, bought the property in 2007 for $4.5 million, according to PropertyShark.com. Public records show comedian Rita Rudner among the house's former owners.

Jory Burton of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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