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Condo has the whole 10 yards

Times Staff Writer

Actor Matthew Perry has purchased a Sunset Strip-area condominium for more than $2.5 million, fully furnished.

The condo has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in nearly 1,700 square feet. It also has views from downtown L.A. to Catalina Island.

The unit, which was not on the market, was totally refurbished just before Perry purchased it.

The renovation was the work of designer and actress Sarah Buxton, who has appeared in a couple of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” episodes and plays Morgan De Witt on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

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The general contractor was Jim Sorkin.

Among the features are a state-of-the-art kitchen, an infinity bathtub with a waterfall; a built-in sound system, a walk-in closet, interior doors of frosted glass in stainless-steel frames and a service entrance. Sorkin opened up the floor plan by removing walls. The unit also has an 8-foot-wide patio.

The sale included a black goatskin rug, plasma TVs, Italian furnishings, sheets, towels and art. The complex, built in the ‘60s, has a 24-hour concierge and valet parking service. The selling price was high for a single condo in the 150-unit-plus building.

Perry, 35, is among a number of the condo complex’s young owners who are involved in the entertainment industry.

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The same year his role ended as Chandler on “Friends” (1994-2004), he re-teamed with Bruce Willis for the movie sequel “The Whole Ten Yards” and received an Emmy nomination for his appearance on “The West Wing.” He also guest starred on “Scrubs” and made his directing debut in the episode.

Janet Factor of Sotheby’s International Realty was identified as the real estate agent who represented the seller.

Lots of closet space, perhaps?

Fashion designer Carole Little has listed her Hollywood Hills home at close to $3 million.

Little bought the house about four years ago and remodeled it. Now she wants to sell and rehab another property.

The house she is selling has high ceilings and skylights. There are three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in slightly more than 4,500 square feet. The house, built in 1953, also has floors made of stone and wood and walls made of used brick and glass.

There is gallery space, a pool and a spa.

Little is co-founder of California Fashion Industries Inc., an L.A.-based, privately owned women’s apparel manufacturer. She is a co-principal of StudioCL, established in 2001 as her new fashion design house. During the ‘80s, Little’s company was a powerhouse in better sportswear and career wear.

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Joy Denton of Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

Craftsman home built for privacy

Blake Lindsley, who stars in Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” through June 5 at the Pasadena Playhouse, has purchased a Greene and Greene-designed home in Pasadena for slightly more than $2 million.

The Craftsman-style home, built in 1906, is known as one of the least altered privately owned Greene and Greene houses, although it has air conditioning, a new roof, an upgraded electrical system, copper plumbing and an alarm system.

Little changed in the house for 80 years when it was owned by two sisters who never married. They bought it from the original owner’s estate two years after it was built and sold it to actress Barbara Babcock. Babcock sold it to the current seller.

The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,700 square feet. Oriented to the rear for privacy, the living spaces and sunroom open to a Japanese garden with water features.

Classic woods, never painted, blend with arroyo stone, brick and original fixtures with art glass shades.

Lindsley, 31, has appeared on TV series including “Cold Case,” “Crossing Jordan” and “NYPD Blue.” She has been in such films as “Mulholland Dr.” (2001), “Star Trek: Klingon Academy” (2000) and “Starship Troopers” (1997).

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Lee LaPlante of Coldwell Banker, Malibu Colony, represented the buyer. David Goldberg and Peter Martocchio of Sotheby’s International Realty, Pasadena, had the listing.

Drum solos in Canyon Country

Brian Tichy, the drummer in rocker Billy Idol’s band and co-writer of many Idol songs, has sold his Canoga Park home for slightly more than its $475,000 asking price. He bought a larger home in Canyon Country.

The house he sold has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in nearly 1,600 square feet. The one-story, ranch-style home, built in 1958, has new cabinets and remodeled bathrooms.

It also has a fireplace, an open kitchen with an island, a sound-proof music studio in the garage and a pool.

Tichy played recently with the band on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” “Devil’s Playground,” Idol’s first new solo studio album in more than a decade, was just released.

Elaine Young and Kristina Long of Century 21 Platinum, Beverly Hills, had the listing.

Producer opts for a change of scene

TV producer Robb Dalton has put his Malibu beachfront home on the market for about $3.6 million.

The estate has a one-bedroom, two-bathroom main house with a fireplace, an office, a wine cellar and a spa. There also is a one-bedroom guest apartment.

Dalton is selling because he is relocating to Rancho Santa Fe, where he built a 6,000-square-foot home.

Dalton, president of Twentieth TV Productions and Foxlab, has overseen production of more than 10,000 episodes of TV featuring Martha Stewart, Howard Stern and other celebrities. He also has dabbled in construction for years. One of his projects was remodeling the former home of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman in the Hollywood Hills.

“Remodeling or building homes is strikingly similar to producing TV shows,” he said. “You need a creative vision, a budget and a timetable to succeed at either.”

Jack Pritchett at Pritchett Rapf & Associates in Malibu has the listing.


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