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Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright buys a whimsical home in Hollywood Hills West

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright buys a whimsical home in Hollywood Hills West

Singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.45 million.

The 1920s home, set amid mature trees and lush landscaping, has such fanciful details as a brick façade, picture windows with diamond grilles and a steep stairway that leads up to the front door.

The storybook ambiance continues indoors in the step-down living room, which boasts rolled ceilings, exposed beams and a fireplace with a brick surround. An updated kitchen, a breakfast nook, a dining room, a circular office/den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms are also within more than 2,100 square feet of living...

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