Fashion doctor is no longer in the house

Times Staff Writer

On a bad-hair day in Hollywood, it’s Rachel Zoe to the rescue.

One of Hollywood’s hottest stylists, she is known for making over startlets with her own signature look -- long blond hair, spray-on tan and sexy ‘70s eyes.

Now she is ready to use her talents on the dream house she is planning. Zoe and her husband, entrepreneur Rodger Berman, want to build after they sell the home they own above Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills. They are asking close to $3 million.


The 2,742-square-foot Midcentury house has two bedrooms and a convertible den, three bathrooms, walnut floors, walls of glass, an open living room, a family room, two fireplaces, a master-bedroom suite, a pool, a spa and a fire pit. The house, built in 1956 and updated, sits on a promontory overlooking the city. The landscaping “creates a sanctuary of privacy,” according to marketing materials.

Zoe is co-author of “Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour,” written with The Times’ Rose Apodaca. Her clients have included Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway and Demi Moore. She reportedly commands a hefty $6,000 a day to prepare a starl for the red carpet.

She has appeared on “Project Runway” and “The Simple Life” as herself.

Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency in Beverly Hills has the listing.


That seven-car garage is worth a few extra points

Jerry Rice, the legendary wide receiver who joined the 49ers in 1985, and his wife, Jackie, are downsizing now that one of their children is in college and another is headed there.

The Rices, who plan to stay in the San Francisco area in a smaller home, have listed their Atherton, Calif., estate at $22 million.


The three-story home took three years to build. It was completed five years ago. The house has six bedroom suites in 15,000 square feet, a library, an office, a family room with a full bar, a wine room, a crafts room, a full gym with a bathroom, a home theater, a game room and an underground seven-car garage.

The 1.4 acres of grounds are set behind gates with a pool, spa, covered veranda with built-in heaters and speakers, a stone outdoor fireplace and a guesthouse. There are lawns, a pond and towering trees.

The 45-year-old former football star won three Super Bowl rings as a San Francisco 49er. Regarded as the most prolific pass receiver in pro-football history, when he retired from football in 2005 after 20 seasons he held numerous NFL records for number of touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards and consecutive games with a catch, among others.

The house, which is “California French” in style, is on the market for the first time and will be shown by appointment to qualified buyers.

Pierre Buljan of the Pierre Buljan Group/Cashin Co. in Burlingame, Calif., has the listing. Go to for more photos of the estate.


One down, one to go in Los Feliz

Jeff Lewis, star of the Bravo reality show “Flipping Out,” is keeping busy on and off camera.

Lewis, a professional house flipper, recently sold a Spanish-style 1920s home in Los Feliz for about its $4.5-million asking price. The more than 5,000-square-foot house has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a guesthouse.

Then Lewis listed a smaller Los Feliz home at slightly more than $1.8 million. That house has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,000 square feet, which he had turned into a “redone, gated, modern home.”

“Flipping Out” isn’t the only TV show in Lewis’ life. He recently appeared as a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Nightline” and “20/20.”


Estate makes rare market appearance

For the first time in 50 years, the Shavelson estate in Studio City has come on the market. Asking price: nearly $4.8 million.

Melville Shavelson, who died at 90 in August, wrote, directed and produced dozens of films featuring Lucille Ball, James Cagney and Frank Sinatra. Shavelson created the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Make Room for Daddy” and “My World and Welcome to It.” He was also a former president of the Writers Guild of America, West.

The one-story, 1930s traditional, on 2.6 flat acres, has a tennis court, fruit orchard, pool, rose garden and sweeping lawns. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,497 square feet.

Joe Breckner of Coldwell Banker, Studio City, and Ellen Bergeron of Coldwell Banker, Brentwood Court, have the listing.


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