Chick’s new L.A. roost

Times Staff Writer

Lead Dixie Chick singer Natalie Maines and her husband, actor Adrian Pasdar, in Los Angeles for a meeting last month, went home with an unplanned souvenir from the city of angels: a $5.6-million home in Brentwood that they will call home.

They already have roosts near Austin, Texas, and in New York City, but they wanted a place in L.A. convenient to Pasdar’s work as a regular in the NBC TV series “Heroes.” His shooting schedule keeps him here for 26-week cycles.

The couple’s new home, in a gated community, should fit his needs while providing a bit of a buffer between Maines and those fans who took exception when she criticized President Bush from the stage several days before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, in 2003.

In February, the Dixie Chicks won five Grammy awards, including song, record and album of the year, and they were the first act in 13 years to sweep all three prestigious categories.

The Brentwood home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms plus access to a community basketball court, a heated pool and a small park. The house was built in 1953 on nearly an acre.


The Dixie Chicks and the Eagles are scheduled to open the Nokia Theatre, adjacent to Staples Center, in October.

Jai Winding of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Pacific Palisades represented Maines and Pasdar in buying; Marisa Zanuck of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, had the listing.


A $2 million sale, and that’s no joke

“Seinfeld’s” Carol Leifer, who has signed a two-year deal to write and co-produce the TV series “Rules of Engagement,” has sold a rental house in the Hollywood Hills for close to its asking price of $2 million.

The light-filled, one-story house is behind gates and up a private drive.

It has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,800 square feet. The home also has a master bedroom suite with a sitting room, a pool, a guest room, a den, a media room, two fireplaces and a remodeled kitchen.

Leifer, a stand-up comic, has written for the Academy Awards show, for Ellen DeGeneres and Larry Sanders. The “Seinfeld” character Elaine was based on Leifer.

Denny Kagasoff of Prudential California Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing.


His lights are out in Woodland Hills

Rapper Erik Schrody, known as Everlast, has put his Woodland Hills home on the market at $789,000.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, 38, is known for his hit “What It’s Like” and his work with the hip-hop group House of Pain. In 2000, he won a Grammy (with Santana) for best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal, for the song “Put Your Lights On.”

The three-bedroom, mid-century home has a pool, spa, travertine floors, vaulted ceilings, slate counters and remodeled kitchen.

Dana Frank of Re/Max on the Boulevard in Encino has the listing.


Here’s a story of a lovely town home

Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady in “The Brady Bunch” during the ‘70s, and his wife, “America’s Top Model” Adrianne Curry, have sold their Manhattan Beach town home for its asking price of $1,689,000.

They bought a larger home with ocean views at an undisclosed price elsewhere in the South Bay.

Knight had owned the town home since 2004. The tri-level unit was built in 1997. It has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,136 square feet and ocean views from most of its windows.

The model, in her mid-20s, and the actor, in his mid-40s, were married in 2006.

Tom Atkins and Mark Norton of CataList Homes represented the Knights in selling, and the Ed Kaminsky Real Estate Team, in Manhattan Beach, represented the buyer.