Ed O’Neill of “Modern Family” has bought a Brentwood home from cinematographer Robert Richardson for $3.05 million.
The ranch-style house was designed by Cliff May in 1953 as his personal residence. May, known as the father of the ranch house, designed it as an experiment in open plan living, with walls enclosing only the two bathrooms. Long drapes and rolling cabinets defined the other rooms.
The home was later restored and refined by L.A.-based Marmol Radziner. Walls of glass open to park-like grounds, and a 288-square-foot skylight brings natural light into the house. Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and walnut cabinetry.
O’Neill, 65, has played patriarch Jay Pritchett on the sitcom “Modern Family” since 2009. He also is known for his starring role on “Married With Children” (1987-97).
Richardson, 55, won Oscars for “JFK” (1991) and “The Aviator” (2004). His credits also include “Shutter Island” (2010) and “Inglourious Basterds” (2009).
The property had been listed at $3,495,000.
Barry Sloane of Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Nancie Richards and Dawn Robertson of the Brokerage Beverly Hills represented O’Neill.
He’s made his last house call
TV host Phil McGraw and his wife, Robin, have sold their Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills for
$12 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The gated property of nearly three-quarters of an acre has a main house, a detached guesthouse, an outdoor dining room and a swimming pool. Features include a two-story entry, a theater, a gym, a billiard room, temperature-controlled wine storage, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
McGraw, 60, started his “Dr. Phil” show in 2002. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a bestselling author.
The property had come on the market in July at $16.5 million. The couple bought the house in 2002 for about $7.5 million, according to Times archives.
Billy Dolan of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Myra Nourmand and Fariba Meskin of Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
Ready to give up Encino location
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have listed their Encino home for sale at $3,199,000.
The six-bedroom, 61/2-bathroom Tuscan-style villa, built in 2001, sits behind gates on a tree-lined street. The 6,718-square-foot home features a two-story entry, a silver-leafed coffered ceiling in the dining room, an office, a den, and a master bedroom suite with a sitting area, a fireplace and a balcony. The kitchen opens to a family room. French doors from the public rooms lead to landscaped grounds with a saline pool and spa.
The house was featured in their reality show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” (2007-present).
Spelling, 37, made a name for herself in primetime television playing Donna Martin in “Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990-2000) and reprised the role in “90210" (2009). McDermott, 44, played Constable Turnbull on “Due South” (1997-99) and appeared on the crime drama “1-800-Missing” (2003-04).
The couple’s new eight-episode show, which started earlier this month, is called “Tori & Dean: Storibook Weddings.”
Public records show the pair bought the property in 2008 for $2,945,000.
Amy Colvin of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, and Sara Berger of Westside Estates Agency, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents.
Taking Palisades off his tour?
Pro golfer Denis Watson and his wife, attorney Susan Loggans, have listed their Pacific Palisades compound for $23.5 million.
Built in 1982, the renovated estate, guesthouse, tennis court, pool and spa sit on 2.5 acres adjacent to Will Rogers Historic State Park. The equestrian property has corrals and a year-round stream. There are seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Watson, 55, won three major championships during the first year of his PGA career in 1984 but was hampered by an injury sustained in 1985.
He joined the Champions Tour after turning 50 and was voted Rookie of the Year in 2007. He has four tour wins.
Watson and Loggans bought the property in 2004 from former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, according to public records. It had been listed then for $7.95 million.
Rodrigo Iglesias and Richard Hilton at Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents.
Wilshire condo suited an icon
The Wilshire corridor condo owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has come on the market at $1,885,000.
Her 2,767-square-foot unit features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted back to a third bedroom and 2 1/2 bathrooms.
The 97-unit building, constructed in 1991, has concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool.
Fawcett, one of the original “Charlie’s Angels” (1976-80), died in 2009 at 62. Her work included starring roles in the TV movies “The Burning Bed” (1984) and “Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story” (1986).
The red Norma Kamali maillot she wore in her iconic 1976 swimsuit poster has been donated to the Smithsonian’s popular culture history collection.
Spencer Krull of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
It’s time for a new direction
Director-writer Martin Davidson and his wife, residential and restaurant designer Sandy Davidson, have put their West Hollywood Hills home on the market at $1,995,000.
The 1940 house was designed for a sculptor, and the two-story living room served as a studio.
The open-plan residence, with 1,864 square feet of living space, has a sky-lit dining room, a loft/bedroom, two offices with built-in furniture, a master bedroom suite and two bathrooms.
A rounded deck with a mature tree in the middle leads to a lawn and swimming pool. There are panoramic views of the city and ocean.
This is the only house that the New York couple looked at when they arrived in L.A. They bought the property in 1975 for $120,000, according to public records.
Their attraction to Art Deco and Midcentury Modern inspired a remodel and renovations, including the streamline/modern built-in furniture.
Davidson, 71, co-wrote and directed “Lords of Flatbush” (1974) and “Eddie and the Cruisers” (1983).
Shirley Sherman and Lloyd Sherman of Westside Estate Agency, Malibu, are the listing agents.