J. Randy Taraborrelli's Hollywood Hills compound sells for $3.1 million

The Hollywood Hills compound of biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has sold for $3.1 million.

The Spanish Colonial-style walled and gated property has a main house with four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms and a guesthouse with two bedrooms and two bathrooms for a total of 4,557 square feet of living space.

The home, built in 1941, sits on about half an acre with city and mountain views. There is a courtyard entry, 20-foot pitched open-beam ceilings, stained glass, wrought-iron chandeliers, balconies and a swimming pool.

Taraborrelli, 53, has written several New York Times bestsellers, including "Elizabeth," the biography of Elizabeth Taylor. He is due to have a book coming out in August titled "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe."

Frank Bruno, Keller Williams Realty Sunset, had the listing. Roberta Collins, Coldwell Banker, Los Feliz, represented the buyer.