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Hot Property: Picture this

Hot Property: Picture this

Some houses we write about sound pretty much the same. Others have vivid characteristics that make them stand out almost as much as their celebrity connections.

Among real estate deals of note this week, screenwriter Alan Ball, who won an Oscar for “American Beauty,” snared a buyer for his distinctive Arts and Crafts compound. It’s got an aviary and a rustic wood-clad exterior.

Once you’re done checking out these star-studded transactions, visit and like our Facebook page, where you can find Hot Property stories and updates throughout the week. That’s also a fine place to leave a tip about a celebrity...

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