Antonio Villaraigosa, who served eight years as L.A.'s 41st mayor, has bought a contemporary house in Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million.
The 1970s home takes in views of such landmarks as the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory as well as downtown Los Angeles and the ocean.
The renovated multi-story space has skylights, a two-sided fireplace that defines the dining room, expansive windows, blond wood floors and pocket doors that open to decks and balconies.
The family room leads to an art studio. There are three bedrooms, a breakfast area, an office and four bathrooms.
Villaraigosa, 62, was mayor from 2005 to 2013. He announced last month...