Moving Away From Spotlight
Model and actress PAULA BARBIERI, O.J. Simpson’s girlfriend, has put her West L.A. condo on the market “because she has another home in Florida and intends to make that her primary residence,” her attorney said last week. Barbieri, 26, was born and raised in Florida.
Barbieri is said to be maintaining a low profile and, according to an April 16 Times Calendar story, “is largely putting her show-business career on hold until the dust surrounding the murder case settles.”
Her one-bedroom, 1,400-square-foot condo has been listed at just under $220,000, furnished, with Beverly Hills realtor Steven Kaufman. Barbieri has owned the unit, in a high-rise on Wilshire Boulevard’s “Golden Mile,” since 1991, Kaufman said.
Barbieri has been a friend of Simpson’s for a couple of years. He escorted her to a Beverly Hills party the night before the June 12 killings of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman. Since then, Barbieri has visited Simpson in the county jail.
A former Vogue cover girl featured in Victoria’s Secret catalogues and in a pictorial last October for Playboy, Barbieri appeared in a guest TV shot last month on United Paramount Network’s “The Watcher,” and she played a physically abused girlfriend of a drug lord in the TV movie “The Dangerous,” which aired on HBO in February.
TV star JOHN STAMOS, who plays Uncle Jesse in the long-running comedy series “Full House,” has moved into a newly built home in the Santa Monica Mountains, and he has put his Woodland Hills home on the market at $669,000.
Stamos, 31, played Blackie Parrish on the daytime soap “General Hospital,” and he toured with his rock group, John Stamos and the Bad Boyz. In recent TV movies, he has played a businessman accused of murdering his wife in “The Disappearance of Christina” (1993) and a serial killer in “Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story” (1994).
Built for him in 1986, Stamos’ Woodland Hills home has been described as a trilevel “post-Modern” estate with four bedrooms and guest quarters in about 4,600 square feet. The gated home also has a pool, spa, sauna and paddle tennis court. Karyn Foley of Jon Douglas Co.'s Woodland Hills office has the listing.
SUSIE FIELD, who was once married to movie producer Ted Field (“Three Men and a Baby”), has purchased a Bel-Air home for $4.7 million, sources say. The 8,000-square-foot home on 2.5 acres was listed at $5 million.
The seven-bedroom estate, on a fairway of the Bel-Air Country Club, was sold by Wayne B. Hughes Sr., chairman and co-founder of Public Storage.
Susie Field, 32, married Orange County radiologist Gary Levine, 34, last Thanksgiving in her Newport Beach home, now listed at about $2.4 million.
She had lived in the 7,500-square-foot home, in the Harbor Ridge area, for four years after separating, as wife No. 3, from Ted Field, who heads Interscope Films and is an heir to the Marshall-Field department-store fortune.
The Fields were known for their large gatherings at Greenacres, the Beverly Hills home that he sold after their divorce for $18 million, including furnishings, in 1993.
Newport Beach realtor Spryo Kemble represented Susie Field in her purchase, and he shares her listing with Newport Beach realtor Mark Cardelucci. Randy Fred of Douglas Properties, Beverly Hills, represented Hughes.
Former state Sen. ART TORRES, who gave up his Senate seat to run unsuccessfully as California’s second elected insurance commissioner and its first Latino in statewide office since 1876, has purchased a three-bedroom home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.
Torres, 47, is now CEO of the international division of Cordoba Corp., a management consultant firm that is one of the state’s most successful minority-owned businesses.
He paid close to $479,000 for the 3,000-square-foot home and its sweeping views of the lake, sources say. He and his family had been living in a Sacramento suburb. Rosemary Low of Century 21 First Realty in Los Angeles was the selling agent.
A whole canyon in the Malibu mountains has been listed at slightly more than $6 million with Jack Pritchett of Pritchett Rapf & Associates, Malibu.
The canyon includes the 200-acre ranch of late millionaire Donald Scott, 28 acres owned by the Doheny family, Pritchett’s own 36-acre estate and a 24-acre horse facility. The Doheny land includes two two-bedroom houses and a studio, and Pritchett’s estate has a main house and a guest cottage.
The Scott ranch first came on the market in 1993 at $7 million. Scott was fatally shot in 1992 by L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies who burst into his house with a search warrant alleging there was marijuana growing on his ranch. O.J. Simpson’s attorney, Johnnie Cochran, has been representing Scott’s widow in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The ranch and other properties may be purchased separately or together. Pritchett shares the $799,000 Doheny listing with Ron Rickards.