Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon cut ties in Bel-Air
The marital home of singing superstar Mariah Carey and her estranged husband, Nick Cannon, has sold in Bel-Air for $9 million.
The gated estate centers on a Hamptons-vibe mansion with French doors, black shutters and a red front door.
A music studio, a basketball court, a gym, a home theater, seven fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms are included in 13,000 square feet of renovated interior space.
A giant hall with vaulted beamed ceilings and walls of windows has room for several hundred guests.
The grounds include a putting green, a swimming pool, a spa, parking for more than 20 vehicles and room for a tennis court. There are canyon, city, mountain and ocean views.
Former “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett owned the three-acre property for more than 20 years before selling in 1999 for close to $2.7 million to recording studio executive Allen Sides.
He rebuilt and expanded the Traditional-style house, then sold to Carey and Cannon about six years ago for $6.975 million.
Carey, known for her extensive vocal range, has received five Grammy Awards. Among her award-winning work is the album “The Emancipation of Mimi” and a 1990 recognition as best new artist.
Cannon has written for several television shows bearing his name as well as “Incredible Crew” (2012-13). He has hosted his own shows and “America’s Got Talent” (2009-13).
They separated last year and have filed for divorce, according to multiple media reports.
Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates was the listing agent. Ardavan Mofid of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.
Live large like Leo
Leonardo DiCaprio has tried his hand before as a landlord in the Malibu summer rental scene. Now he’s getting into the act in Palm Springs, where his Modernist estate is available for $4,500 a night with a two-night minimum.
Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore, the late big band-era singer and television show host. DiCaprio bought the property last year for $5.23 million.
The 7,022-square-foot showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room. Including staff quarters, there are six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.
A swimming pool, expanses of lawn and a tennis court complete the grounds.
DiCaprio, 40, was nominated for Academy Awards for his work in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1994), “The Aviator” (2005), “Blood Diamond” (2006) and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013). He’s working on a couple of upcoming films, “The Revenant” and “Mean Business on North Ganson Street.”
Steeped in Hollywood lore
A Beverly Hills house that was a gathering spot for Hollywood greats over the decades has come on the market for $7.495 million.
Designed by noted architect Gerard R. Colcord and built in 1939, the Pennsylvania Dutch Colonial Revival-style house was the home of movie producer and screenwriter Jerry Wald and his wife, Connie, starting in 1943. Actors Audrey Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Harrison Ford were among visitors to the house.
Connie Wald’s home-cooked meals, notably her fried chicken dinners, were often shared with guests. She gained a reputation as an exemplary hostess who never betrayed a confidence.
Named the Barnett House for its original owners, the charming house has a fieldstone facade, a steep roof and dormer windows. The two-story house is set behind a white picket fence and lawn on close to half an acre and has been maintained in near-original condition.
A screening room, a library with walls of shelves and a wood-clad living room with a fireplace are among the living areas.
The screening and projection rooms were created by Colcord in 1952 as an expansion of the house. Colcord also added a mother-in-law apartment and the swimming pool. He would later convert the garage into a guesthouse for frequent visitor Hepburn.
Five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a powder room are included in 5,433 square feet of space. The cabana/guesthouse near the pool has a bathroom.
Loretta Young’s mother, decorator Gladys Belzer, outfitted the house in antiques and guided decor selections.
Jerry Wald, who died in 1962 at 50, produced such films as “Key Largo” (1948) and “They Drive by Night” (1940). The title credits of the 1947 film “The Unfaithful,” which he produced, feature the home’s exterior.
Connie Wald died in 2012 at 96.
Bret Parsons of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.
Frank Lloyd Wright house cleans up
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed John Storer Residence has sold in Hollywood Hills West.
Closing at $6.8 million, it is the most expensive sale of a Wright house to date, according to transactions tracked by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
The Mayan Revival-inspired house, set on about a quarter of an acre, features the architect’s reinforced concrete-block construction. The textile blocks, as they are known, are patterned with geometric shapes including horizontal bands and crosses.
Built in 1923 for Dr. John Storer, a surgeon from Wisconsin, the distinct property later served as an art colony of sorts. Photographer Brett Weston had a studio there while Pauline Schindler, whose husband was architect Rudolph Schindler, was renting the house.
The home has an upstairs living room with a two-story-high redwood ceiling, tall narrow windows and columns facing the street. A dining room, a library/study, four bedrooms and three bathrooms are also within the 2,967 square feet of interior space. There are fireplaces in the living and dining rooms.
Two terraces take in cityscape and hillside views.
The swimming pool was in the original plans but not added until restoration work started in the 1980s by film producer Joel Silver, then the home’s owner. Limestone blocks in the swimming pool mirror the pattern of the concrete blocks leading up to it. Also added from original drawings was a concrete block wall along the driveway. The garage was expanded as well.
The Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark previously sold in 2002 for $2.9 million.
Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates handled both sides of the deal.
Hoff’s hut for sale in Calabasas
Actor-singer David Hasselhoff has put his house in a gated Calabasas community up for sale at $2.299 million.
Custom built in 1990, the Mediterranean-style home features a newly remodeled master suite with a fireplace, a balcony and a large walk-in closet.
A two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, sunken living room, a formal dining room, a family room with a wet bar, a breakfast room, an office, a bonus room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms are within the 5,767 square feet of living space.
The 1.54-acre spread includes rock waterfalls, a swimming pool and spa, patios and a lawn play yard. An upper portion of the property has a basketball court.
Hasselhoff, 62, caught the attention of television viewers for his starring roles on “Knight Rider” (1982-86) and “Baywatch” (1989-2000). He was a judge on “America’s Got Talent” in 2006-09 and took a 2010 turn on the dance floor in “Dancing With the Stars.”
His often-punned name will be put to use in the 2015 reality comedy “Hoff the Record,” which will center on his move to Britain.
In addition to his work in films and television, “the Hoff” has had a strong following in Europe as a recording star since the late 1980s.
He bought the property two years ago for $1.95 million.
Barbara Alpert of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.
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