The Blair Underwood Project: Sell

Times Staff Writer

Blair Underwood, who gained fame on the NBC series “L.A. Law” and co-stars in Steve Bochco’s upcoming CBS medical series “City of Angels,” and his wife, Desiree, have listed their Los Feliz home at $870,000. The couple plans to move to larger quarters.

The actor, 34, was on “L.A. Law” from 1987 to 1993. He played Jackie Robinson in “Soul of the Game” on HBO in 1996. He was also in the ABC police series “High Incident” (1996-97). Last year, he was lauded as Flora’s son in the CBS miniseries “Mama Flora’s Family.”

In March, he hosted the Allstate Insurance Co. program “From Whence We Came,” honoring African Americans from 12 cities. The event was co-sponsored by the 100 Black Men of America organization.


The Underwoods’ home has three bedrooms, a maid’s quarters, loft and two fireplaces in about 3,200 square feet. The house also has several balconies and city views. It was built in 1990. The actor was its first owner. He bought it in 1991.

Karen Weiss and Bob Weatherford of Fred Sands’ Los Feliz office have the listing, sources said.


Paul Reiser, who just finished a seven-season run as co-star and producer of the Emmy-winning NBC sitcom “Mad About You,” has sold a Hollywood Hills house, advertised as a tear-down, for $520,000, $21,000 over the asking price.

Reiser, 43, has a deal with TriStar to produce a new sitcom, and he’s writing a comedy movie in which he would star for director Rob Reiner.

Reiser had planned to raze the Hollywood Hills house and build a pool in its place but changed his mind. The house is next door to his former home, which is listed at $2 million. He decided to sell both properties after he bought a 17,000-square-foot, Beverly Hills-area home in 1998 for about $6 million.

Victor Kaminoff, director of architectural and unique properties at Coldwell Banker, Sunset Strip, and Eric Lowry, of the same company, represented a developer who bought the tear-down; Denise Fraker of DBL Beverly Hills had the listing, sources said.


Fess Parker, who starred as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett before becoming a vintner, hotelier and real estate developer, has purchased 1,400 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley, north of Santa Barbara. The land, part of the original Crawford Ranch, is about seven miles from Parker’s winery, vineyard and home in Los Olivos.

Parker, 72, plans to add vineyards to the oak-studded property, which he purchased for slightly less than the $7-million asking price.


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