Back Across Pond for Bond
SEAN CONNERY, who plays a cameo role as a Scottish doctor in the upcoming movie “A Good Man in Africa,” has put his Avenue of the Stars condo in Century City on the market at $650,000.
Connery, who will turn 64 on Aug. 25, is selling the unit “so he can be based in Spain and England,” said listing agent Delphine Mann of Jon Douglas Co., Beverly Hills.
The Oscar-winning actor (“The Untouchables,” 1987), who became a ‘60s icon as Agent 007, super-spy James Bond, was treated for a throat condition last fall that briefly left him unable to speak, but he has worked since then on “A Good Man,” which will be released Sept. 9.
His two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot condo, on one of the upper floors of a high-rise building, has a panoramic view of a golf course where Connery is said to have spent many hours. He is also a golfing member of Sherwood Country Club, near Westlake Village.
Connery, subject of the 1994 biography “Great Scot,” was born in Scotland, where golf was so popular in the 15th Century that a law was passed then prohibiting it, because people were playing the new game instead of practicing archery, a military necessity.
Connery likes golf so much that two years after his 11-year marriage to actress Diane Cilento ended in divorce, he married his golfing buddy, French painter Micheline Roquebrune. Their primary residence has been in Marbella, Spain.
The Bel-Air home that actor BURT REYNOLDS and actress LONI ANDERSON leased in 1990 and lived in together until they were separated last year is available for lease now at $35,000 a month, furnished. The home was rented to the couple at $40,000 a month, sources said then.
Anderson relocated earlier this summer to a Beverly Hills-area home that she purchased for about $2.3 million. Reynolds, who has owned a ranch in Florida for many years, leased an Encino home at $20,000 a month after he filed for divorce in June, 1993.
The Bel-Air home, owned by a local businessman, is on nearly two acres off of Mulholland Drive and has Valley views, a tennis court, seven bedrooms and a guest apartment. It is listed with Linda May of Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills.
FAYE DUNAWAY, who no sooner finished shooting “Don Juan de Marco and the Centerfold” with Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando in July than she hired a law firm to handle her suit against producer-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber for closing “Sunset Boulevard” in Los Angeles before she could open in the show, has re-listed her Beverly Hills home, this time at $1,995,000.
She had listed the Cape Cod-style home last fall at just under $2.4 million. Then, this spring, while being discussed as a possible successor to Glenn Close in “Sunset Boulevard,” Dunaway leased out her residence and rented a smaller place nearby.
Her tenants, some victims of the January earthquake, moved out in July, and Dunaway re-listed her home, which has four bedrooms and a guest house, with Stephen Shapiro of Stan Herman/Stephen Shapiro & Associates, Beverly Hills.
HARRY REINSCH, former president of Bechtel Corp., and his wife, HELEN, have sold their South Laguna home for close to its assessed valuation of $7.5 million, sources say.
The Reinsches originally listed the home in 1989 at $22 million. They wanted to sell it because they already had homes in San Francisco and Rancho Mirage, and they weren’t using the Laguna home much, sources said then. The Italian-style villa, on an acre, has nine bedrooms in 15,000 square feet, with 100 feet of ocean frontage.
The sellers were represented by Louise Turner, Nancy Turner Casebier and Don Stratton of Turner Associates, Laguna Beach, and the buyer, an international businessman, was represented by Roger Clark of Clark Real Estate, Newport Beach.
German industrialist PETER DUSSMANN and his wife, KATHERINE, have purchased a home on the water in Malibu Colony, which they plan to tear down to build a home with a pool.
Carol Rapf of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates in Malibu represented the Dussmanns in buying the home. It sold for just under $2 million, other sources said.
The industrialist, who lunched with President Clinton and Chancellor Helmut Kohl last month in Germany, and his wife maintain their primary residence in Munich, but they also own a home with a pool on the land side of Malibu Colony, which they listed with Rapf at $1.5 million.
Sellers of the home bought by the Dussmanns were represented by Mike Silverman of Mike Silverman Estates, a Jon Douglas Co., and Irene Dazzan of Jon Douglas Co., Malibu.