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Jodie Foster ends a very long engagement with Hollywood Hills home

Hot Property: Jodie Foster

Actress Jodie Foster has sold her home in Hollywood Hills.

(Marc Angeles / Inset: Tonya Wise / Invision for the Television Academy / Associated Press)

Jodie Foster has sold a home in Hollywood Hills for its latest asking price of $4.995 million.

The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, is in the Bird Streets area, long popular with celebrities.

A courtyard leads to the home’s skylighted entry. The step-down living room has a cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace and views of Century City.

The 6,060 square feet of living space include a formal dining room, an office, a screening room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suite features a sitting area and a sauna.


French doors open to an outdoor seating area, a swimming pool and gardens on the one-third-acre property.

Foster, 51, gained recognition for “Taxi Driver” (1976) at age 13. She has won Oscars for “The Accused” (1988) and “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). More recently, she starred in the films “Carnage” (2011), “The Beaver” (2011) and “Elysium” (2013).

Among former owners of the property is actress/model Cheryl Tiegs, who bought the home in 1987 for $1.65 million. Public records do not show what Foster paid when she took ownership in 1995.

The actress first put the home on the market last year at $6.399 million. Her net worth is estimated at more than $100 million by Forbes.


Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Conrad Hitchcock of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate represented the buyer.

Uptempo deal in Glendale

Benji Madden of Good Charlotte put his gated Glendale compound on the market at $2.139 million and in about a week it was in escrow.

The traditional-style three-story home, built in 1951, sits on half an acre with a guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool house. A formal foyer, a winding staircase, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms are within the 5,346 square feet of living space.

The living room features a brick fireplace and French doors and windows.

Madden, 35, is guitarist/vocalist for the pop punk band and the rock duo the Madden Brothers. He has written music for the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” and “The Voice.”

The property last changed hands a decade ago for $1.55 million. Madden bought another L.A.-area house two years ago for $1.125 million.

Thomas Atamian of Dilbeck Real Estate is the listing agent.


Oil money cashes out

John Gilbert Getty of the J. Paul Getty oil family has parted with his landmark house in Los Feliz for $8.3 million.

Called the Castle, the 1924 home was designed by A.F. Leicht, known for his symbolic and distinctive designs. Among his works were evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s Angelus Temple and about two dozen homes in Los Feliz and Hollywood Hills.

The house has a storied history, having been home to such notables as singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, pop artist Andy Warhol, musician Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground, actor John Phillip Law and, before Getty, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Set on 1.7 acres, the house combines Art Deco, Spanish and Assyrian styles. The entry is formed around a pentagram. Multilevel balconies were designed for singers and actors to perform unseen.

A cathedral-ceiling living room, a formal dining room, a den, a renovated kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are contained within the 5,582 square feet, tax records show.

A tower room leads up to a roof deck with 360-degree views.

John Getty is the son of Ann and Gordon Getty, who was the oil tycoon’s fourth child.


The property was marketed outside the Multiple Listing Service for $8.9 million.

Barry Sloane and Marc Silver of Sotheby’s International Realty handled the deal, according to agents not authorized to comment on the off-market transaction.

Dr. H drops his hefty home

Dr. Robert Huizenga, a sports physician who became known to “The Biggest Loser” viewers as Dr. H, has shed his home in Los Feliz for $4.25 million.

The cliché that a man’s home is his castle seems particularly apt here. The 1927 Spanish/Mediterranean-style two-story, named Casa Domingo, was adorned with trappings that recall medieval times.

Original ceiling murals, an elegant ironwork staircase, stained glass, arched windows and Malibu tile are among interior features.

A foyer with a cathedral ceiling open to the second level sits at the center of the 5,387 square feet of living space, which include living and family rooms, a formal dining room, a theater, an eat-in kitchen, a library/study, an office, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. There are three fireplaces.

A pair of stone lions sits at one end of the swimming pool. A tennis court, a guesthouse and a three-car garage complete the grounds.

Huizenga joined the cast of the reality weight-loss show in 2008 and has appeared as a consultant on other TV series. He was a team doctor for the Los Angeles Raiders for eight years. The UCLA associate professor operates the exercise-centric Clinic by Dr. H in Malibu.

The property previously sold in 1987 for $800,000.

Sandra Varela Magaly of Coldwell Banker handled the transaction.

Recording studio has a chandelier

Steve Aoki, electro house DJ, producer and founder of Dim Mak Records, has sold his contemporary home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.095 million.

The eclectic contemporary, built in 1990, opens to a living room with 20-foot ceilings and skylights. A fireplace with an exposed flue brings an industrial vibe to the interiors.

A recording studio with high ceilings, an insulated voice room and a chandelier is among other rooms in the 2,480 square feet of living space. The updated kitchen has stainless-steel appliances. There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Patios and gardens extend the living space outdoors.

Aoki, 36, was nominated last year for a Grammy Award in the dance album category for “Wonderland,” which is also the name of his old street. He recently released the first part of a two-album series titled “Neon Future.”

The musician, who has collaborated with the likes of Iggy Azalea and Lil Jon, bought the property in 2008 for $1.075 million, public records show.

Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent. Todd Weaver of Synergy Commercial Real Estate represented the buyer.

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