Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million.
The gated single-story ranch-style home, built in 1960, is laid out in a U-shape with courtyard space suited to entertaining. A detached guesthouse shares the 1.4-acre site.
Beyond the double doors of the main house are a formal entry, living and dining rooms and a kitchen that opens to a family room. Architectural details include vaulted beamed ceilings. There are a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
A maid's room/office is adjacent to the garage. The motor court can accommodate 10 cars.
A swimming pool, terraced gardens, mature trees and lawn complete the grounds.
Penn, 54, won his Oscars for "Milk" (2008) and "Mystic River" (2003). His large body of work includes "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013), "Dead Man Walking" (1995) and "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1985). His current film is "The Gunman."
The twice-married Penn is dating actress Charlize Theron. His ex-wives are singer Madonna and actress Robin Wright.
He bought the Malibu property in 2009 for $3.8 million.
Marcus Beck of Sotheby's International Realty is the listing agent.
Playhouse for adults in Encino
Marc Anthony continues to cut a wide swath with his real estate dealings, this time selling an amped-up home in Encino for $2.425 million.
Indoor and outdoor bars, a resort-like backyard, a home theater and a wine room are among features of the entertainment-oriented house. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1988, also features an art studio, a billiard room and a gym.
The master suite has a spa-like bathroom and a fireplace for a total of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 6,263 square feet of living space.
A swimming pool with a spa, a pool house, a gazebo and a fire pit complete the nearly half an acre of grounds.
Anthony, in his mid-40s, is a two-time Grammy winner and a five-time Latin Grammy winner. He is launching his own entertainment company, Magnus Media, with a focus on the Latino market.
The salsa singer is the ex-husband of singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who in late January listed a home in Hidden Hills that they had purchased together for sale at $17 million.
Anthony, married last year to model Shannon de Lima, bought a Tarzana home at the beginning of the year for $4.125 million.
The singer also is selling an estate in Long Island, N.Y. The asking price was cut by $2.5 million this month to $9.5 million.
Anthony bought the Encino house two years ago for $2.225 million and listed it late last year at $2.75 million.
Andrew Mortaza and Bryan Castaneda of Keller Williams were the listing agents. Giselle Ramirez of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.
Rocking out of Hollywood Hills
Tommy Shaw of Styx has listed a Hollywood Hills home for sale at $1.95 million.
The Midcentury Modern-style house, built in 1960, features a glassed-in foyer, a high-ceiling living room, polished concrete floors and a chipped-glass fireplace. The 2,207 square feet of open-plan space includes a chic remodeled kitchen.
The master suite has a fireplace for a total of three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a powder room.
Glass doors open to a swimming pool and deck and take in views of the cityscape, mountains and canyons.
Shaw, 61, has worked with Damn Yankees and Shaw Blades as well as the big-hair rock band Styx, which had such 1970s hits as "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)" and "Renegade." The guitarist-singer-songwriter has also released several solo albums, including his bluegrass album "The Great Divide."
He bought the property in 2011 for $1.09 million and has been leasing it out at $7,750 a month.
Rose Ware and Terry Canfield Schmidt of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are the listing agents.
Megabuck mansions hit market
A pair of billionaire-worthy estates are up for sale on the Westside.
Fashion designer Max Azria has listed his Maison du Soleil in the Holmby Hills area at $85 million.
Set on three acres, the Traditional-style mansion was designed by early architect-to-the-stars Paul Williams and built in 1939. Today the artfully updated 30,000-square-foot interior space includes 60 rooms.
A Moroccan-style bathhouse, a 6,000-square-foot movie theater, a bar, a guesthouse, 17 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms are among the white and light-toned living spaces.
The grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool, an outdoor dining room and expanses of lawn.
Azria, 66, is the founder of BCBG Max Azria, a brand of contemporary clothing for women, and is chairman of BCBG Max Azria Group, which includes more than 20 brands.
He bought the property for $14.4 million in 2005 from famed television writer and novelist Sidney Sheldon.
Jaime Cuevas, Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose of the Agency are the listing agents.
Also new to the market is a recently completed French chateau-style mansion in Beverly Hills priced at $72 million.
The palatial home and a three-bedroom guesthouse sit on 1.5 acres behind a gated entry with a guardhouse.
The 28,000-square-foot living space includes a grand ballroom for parties of 200 to 300 guests, a 1,000-bottle wine tasting room and cellar, an elevator, 11 fireplaces and a fitness center.
The home also has a dome-topped living room, a formal dining room, a library, a 1,400-square-foot commercial kitchen with six ovens, 11 bedrooms and 17.5 bathrooms. The indoor swimming pool features a spa with ceiling jets.
Jeffrey Hyland, Zach Goldsmith and Rita Goldsmith of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Realty, and Joyce Rey and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker have the listing.
Swan song of sorts for Nick Jonas
Singer Nick Jonas has parted with his house in Hollywood Hills West for $3.4 million.
Set above the Sunset Strip, the gated compound is made up of a Mediterranean-style villa and a guesthouse.
The two-story main house was built in 1938 and has been updated. Old World details include beamed ceilings and a Juliet balcony.
The 3,175-square-foot interior space contains a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a dining room and a family room/home theater. There is a master suite, with high ceilings and another fireplace, for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
French doors open to gardens and patios revealing city views. A flagstone-surrounded swimming pool completes the grounds.
Jonas, 22, got his start as part of the pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers, which appeared in Disney Channel shows and movies. He later started his own group, Nick Jonas & the Administration, and last year released an album bearing his name. He hosted the 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards last month.
The singer-songwriter-actor appears this year in the comedy-horror series "Scream Queens" and "Hawaii Five-O."
The property previously sold in 2013 for $3.2 million.
Richard Klug and Matthew Isbell of Sotheby's International Realty were the listing agents. Klug also represented the buyer.