10-Year ‘Affair’ With L.A. Ends
BONNIE BEDELIA, who most recently starred in the fall NBC movie “Her Costly Affair,” has sold her Santa Monica home of almost 10 years for about $1 million and moved to Washington state, where she and her husband, actor Michael MacRae, plan to build a house, sources say.
“They plan to commute [to make films],” a source said. “It’s only an hour or two to L.A. by air, and many movies they are in are on location elsewhere, anyway.”
The couple bought about 30 acres for their home in northwestern Washington, where MacRae grew up, sources say.
Bedelia, who co-starred last spring with Brian Dennehy in the CBS mini-series “A Season in Purgatory,” is probably best known for her co-starring roles as Harrison Ford’s wife in “Presumed Innocent” (1990) and Bruce Willis’ wife in the 1988 and 1990 “Die Hard” films.
Bedelia, 50, is also a singer, and she danced in four productions of the New York City Ballet.
MacRae, who has appeared on screen since the 1970s, appeared in the TV movie “Shadow of a Doubt” (1995) and the film “Shoot to Kill” (1988).
The couple married about a year ago. Bedelia was previously married to director Robert Lieberman and television screenwriter Kenneth Luber, by whom she has two grown sons. She is also the aunt of actors Macaulay, Quinn and Kieran Culkin.
She sold her house for close to its last asking price of about $1.1 million, after receiving multiple offers, sources say.
The buyer is Joseph Frank, a Peabody Award-winning, public-radio personality and storyteller. He hosts “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There,” which airs over KCRW-FM at 7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays.
Described as “Cape Cod with Craftsman influences,” the two-bedroom house was built in the 1930s but was renovated by Bedelia, who added a second story to expand the house to nearly 2,800 square feet, sources say.
She planted 60 redwoods, including some 40 feet tall, to provide privacy along the property line, sources say.
David Gray of John Aaroe & Associates, Beverly Hills, represented Bedelia in the sale, and Judith Lange and Peggy Hewett of the Prudential-Jon Douglas Co., Pacific Palisades, represented Frank.
KEVIN DOBSON, who stars as a New York detective in the syndicated show “F/X: The Series,"and his wife, Susan, have listed their Studio City home at nearly $1.4 million.
Dobson, 53, played Mac Mackenzie from 1982-1993 on the series “Knots Landing” and is working on the special “Knots Landing Reunion,” due to air in February.
He is shooting his new series in eastern Canada. His wife and three children, ages 13 to 21, have moved to be closer to him, sources say. He and his wife bought a Cape Cod-style home in Connecticut, a source said.
Their Studio City home, of 16 years, has four bedrooms plus maid’s quarters in 5,200 square feet. The gated house, also New England in style, has a pool with a slide, a waterfall, a spa and a sports court, where the actor says “You can play a fantastic game of racquetball.”
The home is in Briarcliff Estates, an enclave of about 200 houses in Fryman Canyon, near miles of hiking trails in local parks.
Connie Nelson and Art Carlin share the listing at the Prudential-Jon Douglas Co., Studio City.
JAMES KOMACK, writer and producer of the 1960s-70s TV classics “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” “Welcome Back Kotter” and “Chico and the Man,” and his wife, Cluny, have put their Beverly Hills home of 25 years on the market at just under $3 million.
“They’re downsizing now that their kids are grown, and they would like to have a different kind of house. Cluny is also an interior decorator and wants another project,” a source said.
The house, in the flats of Beverly Hills, has four bedroom suites, two maids’ quarters and a guest house, all in more than 8,000 square feet, built in 1933. The home also has a three-story wing with an elevator, a theater-sized projection room for films, a TV viewing room that doubles as a family/billiard room, an office and a wine cellar with a tasting room.
The Spanish Colonial-style home, which has covered parking for six cars and a pool with a fountain, is listed with Linda May at Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills.
Clothing designer MARC WARE, owner of the company Hot Cotton, and his companion, attorney Robert Nunes, have bought 10.5 acres overlooking Beverly Hills for about $3 million, sources say.
The buyers plan to build a 10,000-square-foot home there with a pool and a tennis court.
Neal Baddin, manager of the Hollywood Hills office of the Prudential-Rodeo-Jon Douglas Co., represented the buyers, and Victoria Billings of the firm’s Westwood office represented the seller.
KTTV-TV Channel 11 weatherman MARK THOMPSON has sold his home in the Sunset Strip area for $700,000 and purchased a house in Brentwood for $780,000, sources say.
Thompson, in his late 30s, joined KTTV in 1990 after spending eight years at the NBC affiliate KRON-TV in San Francisco. He appears on the weekday morning program “Good Day L.A.,” hosted by Steve Edwards.
Thompson’s former home, a Spanish villa, was built in 1977 and has city views and three bedrooms in about 3,000 square feet. His new home, built in 1966, has ocean and city views along with two bedrooms and maid’s quarters in about 2,500 square feet.
Victor Kaminoff of the Prudential-Jon Douglas Co., Sunset office, represented Thompson in his sale and purchase; Sharon Armitage and Kathryn Davis, both of John Aaroe & Associates, had the Brentwood listing.