Hot Property: Graham Nash is leaving Encino for Hawaii
Their house is a very, very, very fine house, to borrow Graham Nash’s own lyrics.
The singer-songwriter, whose work included such hits as “Our House,” “Marrakesh Express” and “Just a Song Before I Go,” and his wife, Susan, listed their Encino home for sale at $1.6 million, and five days later it was in escrow.
The Tudor house has formal living and dining rooms, leaded glass windows and skylights. There are six bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and more than 4,600 square feet of living space. The gated property includes a pool with spa.
Nash has used the home as a place to compose as well as a center for family life and entertaining. His favorite place to hang out is in the paneled den by the fireplace. He has written songs on the grand piano by the window in the living room and in the guesthouse, which includes a recording studio.
The couple, who raised their three children in the house, plan to live in Hawaii full time.
The two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who started with the Hollies, is on a Crosby, Stills & Nash U.S. tour. He appeared on the “American Idol” Season 7 finale in 2008 singing his ‘70s hit “Teach Your Children.” Nash, 68, has published photography books of his own work.
He performed at the three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 as part of the folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
The Nashes bought the house in 1986 for $900,000, according to public records.
Julie Jones of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sunset office has the listing.
San Marino deal falls into place
Actress Jane Kaczmarek and actor Bradley Whitford have sold their Italian Renaissance Revival villa in San Marino for $6.2 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows, and Whitford has bought a house in Pasadena for $3.1 million.
The 1924 mansion they sold sits on more than an acre with formal gardens, a swimming pool, a spa and a guesthouse. The 5,593-square-foot main house and the guesthouse total 6,769 square feet of living space. There are six bedrooms and six bathrooms total.
Kaczmarek, 54, played long-suffering wife and mother Lois on “Malcolm in the Middle” (2000-06) and Judge Trudy Kessler on “Raising the Bar” (2008-09). She is also the voice of a judge on “The Simpsons” (2001-10).
Whitford, 50, starred as deputy chief of staff Josh Lyman on “The West Wing” from 1999 to 2006 and as Danny Tripp on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2006-07).
The couple, who filed for divorce last year, purchased the property in 2004 for $5.9 million, according to public records.
The listing agents were Richard von Ernst and Jennifer Parker-Stanton of Sotheby’s International Realty, Pasadena, the MLS says, and Benjamin Kelly of Coldwell Banker, La Cañada Flintridge, represented the buyer.
The renovated and modernized Foursquare-style home Whitford purchased has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and more than 4,000 square feet of living space.
It was listed with Susan Mohr and Bradley Mohr of Sotheby’s International Realty, Pasadena; Von Ernst and Parker-Stanton represented Whitford, according to the MLS.
Ready to leave Hollywood Hills orbit
Former L.A. Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit has listed a Hollywood Hills house for sale at $3.65 million.
The traditional house, built in 1937, has a step-down living room with a wood-burning fireplace. The home opens to a swimming pool with spa, and a balcony off the master bedroom suite has city views. There is a den with a bar, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,200 square feet of living space.
Gullit, 47, was an ESPN soccer analyst for this year’s World Cup. The Dutchman was European footballer of the year in 1987 and led the Netherlands to an international trophy in the European Championship in 1988. He was Galaxy coach from 2007 to 2008.
The property had been leased out at $20,000 a month last year, according to the Multiple Listing Service, and was purchased in 2008 for $4.25 million.
Rebekah Schwartz of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.