She’s Trading One Set of Hills for Another

Times Staff Writer

Drew Barrymore, who co-stars with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in the upcoming movie version of the ‘70s TV series “Charlie’s Angels,” has put her Beverly Hills-area home on the market at $3.2 million.

Barrymore plans to sell her home of a couple of years to move to the Hollywood Hills, where more young stars are living, sources said.

Barrymore, 24, also starred in the romantic comedy “Never Been Kissed,” released earlier this year. In 1998, she played a character based on Cinderella in the romantic movie “Ever After,” and she played opposite Adam Sandler in “The Wedding Singer.”


A member of an acting dynasty that included the late John Barrymore, her grandfather, Drew Barrymore made one of her first film appearances at age 7 as the little sister in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982).

Her restored, California bungalow-style home, built shortly after the turn of this century, has five bedrooms in 3,600 square feet. The two-acre compound also has a screening room, a tennis court, ponds, streams, and a pool with man-made beach.


In the giving spirit of the season, Emmy-winning producer-screenwriter-director Steven Bochco has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for his daughter, Melissa, for close to its asking price of $1.6 million.

The Mediterranean-style, newly remodeled home has three bedrooms in about 3,200 square feet. It also has city views and a courtyard with a fountain.

Bochco co-created, produced and wrote such TV series as “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “NYPD Blue” and “Murder One.”

Richard Ehrlich and Kurt Rappaport, both of Westside Estate Agency in Beverly Hills, represented Steven Bochco in buying the house.


Veteran actor Tom Poston, who appears in Rob Reiner’s recently released movie “The Story of Us” but is probably best remembered for playing handyman George Utley on the TV series “Newhart” (1982-90), has sold his Beverly Hills home for about $1.2 million.

He has moved to a condo along the Wilshire corridor.

The Emmy-winning actor, who is in his 70s, had lived in his home for more than a dozen years.

Built in 1980, the house has five bedrooms in 4,400 square feet, plus an elevator with two windows, a pool and a paddle tennis court.

Poston also played the custodian on “Family Matters” (1989-91) and the grouchy neighbor on “Mork & Mindy” (1978-82).

Barbara Tenenbaum of Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills, had the listing.

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