Vondie Curtis-Hall drops price of Hollywood Hills house to $2,295,000
Vondie Curtis Hall's one-story Spanish-style house has drop-dead 360-degree views of the city, ocean and valley. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Previously, they listed it at $3,595,000 in 2007 -- they're asking 36% less now. The house has been on and off the market since 2005.
The one-story Spanish-style house has 360-degree views of the city, ocean and valley. It sits on a hilltop at the top of a long country lane and is gated.
The 3,188-square-foot house has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, a flat grassy yard, a deck and a kitchen that opens to the pool. The house is truly private -- as paparazzi-proof as they come -- and should appeal to those who like their seclusion to come with a view.
Hall, 52, did 104 episodes of "Chicago Hope" from 1995 to 1999, playing Dr. Dennis Hancock. He stuck with the hospital drama genre for a while (eight episodes of "ER" from 1994 to 2001) and has appeared in countless other shows, including " Law & Order," "The Sopranos," "Soul Food" and " Medium."
He's also no stranger to the other side of the camera, having directed episodes of "The Starter Wife" and " Gossip Girl." He also has written several screenplays.
Lemmons, 47, directed "Eve's Bayou" in 1997, "The Caveman's Valentine" in 2001 and "Talk to Me" in 2007.
Ron Holliman of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills North office, is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Quite a spread to hide in Hidden Hills
Speaking of being all over TV, in the 1990s, it was hard to turn on the television without seeing Miguel Ferrer. The actor -- the oldest of five kids born to actress-singer Rosemary Clooney and Academy Award winner José Ferrer -- simultaneously appeared in three prime-time TV series.
Ferrer, who more recently costarred in "Crossing Jordan" (2001-07) and NBC's "Bionic Woman" (2007) has listed his Hidden Hills home at $4,999,999. He co-owns the property with his wife, entertainment industry executive Lori Weintraub. They are the parents of four teenage sons.
The Mediterranean estate has 9,735 square feet and enough room for horse facilities.
There is a chef's kitchen with a breakfast area, a spacious family room and entertainment area, and a master bedroom suite with three walk-in closets. The property has a pool, a spa, a barbecue pavilion and a putting green. Ferrer is said to be a golf nut.
Hidden Hills is a gated community. The Kardashian family and actress Denise Richards also own homes there that are on the market.
In the early 1990s, Ferrer appeared as D.A. Todd Spurrier in "Shannon's Deal," as cop Beau Jack Bowman in "Broken Badges" and as the abrasive FBI forensics specialist Albert Rosenfield in "Twin Peaks."
He was nominated in 1999 for a Grammy for best spoken word album for children for his work in Disney's "The Lion King II."
Ferrer is currently filming "Wrong Turn at Tahoe" for Paramount Pictures, which costars Cuba Gooding Jr. He will also appear in " Kings," a new NBC show that is filming in New York and will premiere this spring.
Dana Olmes of Ewing & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty, shares the listing with Deirdre Daniels of Coldwell Banker, Brentwood West.
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