Rapper-model Iggy Azalea and the L.A. Lakers’ Nick Young, also known as Swaggy P, have bought singer-actress Selena Gomez’s house in Tarzana for $3.45 million.
The pristine Traditional-style home with front-facing bay windows is set beyond a blue stone patio with a fountain on nearly an acre of gated grounds.
Entered through a red front door, the house opens to a high-ceiling foyer. On one side of a central hall is a dining room with a coffered ceiling. The living room, which has a fireplace, sits on the opposite side of the hall.
The two-story house features a great room, a card room, a media room, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 6,630 square feet of living space.
The property contains a guesthouse and a swimming pool with a spa.
Azalea, 24, released her first studio album, “The New Classic,” this year. Among her hit songs are “Fancy” and “Problem.”
Young, 29, joined the Lakers last year as a shooting guard and small forward. He started his pro career in 2007 and has played for the Washington Wizards, the L.A. Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Gomez, 22, released “Stars Dance,” her first solo album, last year. She was on the television shows “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007-12) and “Barney & Friends” (2002-04) and this year in the films “Rudderless” and “Behaving Badly.”
The house previously changed hands in 2011 for $2.175 million. Gomez had expanded the house by about 2,000 square feet and extensively remodeled it. She moved to Calabasas.
Craig Knizek of the Agency was the listing agent. Knizek and Kofi Nartey, also of the Agency, represented the buyers.
Takes dolls, goes to new home
Pop punk rocker Benji Madden of Good Charlotte has sold his gated “vampire” lair in Glendale for his asking price of $2.135 million.
Madden said he wanted the place to look like a vampire house on an episode of “MTV Cribs” and decorated the home with old family photos, heavy curtains and his creepy doll collection.
Set on a half-acre, the Traditional-style home was “depersonalized” before being put on the market.
The compound, which he bought a decade ago for $1.55 million, has an expanse of lawn and a motor court at the front, a guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool house. The living room of the three-story house, built in 1951, features a brick fireplace and French doors and windows.
A formal foyer, a winding staircase, a den, an office, a gym, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms are within the 5,346 square feet of living space.
Madden, 35, is guitarist/vocalist for Good Charlotte and the rock duo The Madden Brothers. A composer, he has written music for the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” and “The Voice.”
He owns another house in the L.A. area.
Thomas Atamian of Dilbeck Real Estate was the listing agent. Jennifer Parker-Stanton of Deasy/Penner & Partners represented the buyer.
Where composer spent night and day
A stately home once owned by composer and songwriter Cole Porter is listed in Hollywood Hills West at $11.5 million.
The Traditional-style home, built in 1940, sits on more than a half-acre behind gates with a large motor court at the front. Black shutters accent the windows against the red brick facade, while brick arranged around two circular windows flanking the front door creates a starburst pattern.
The 4,245 square feet of living space includes a formal center hall, dining and living rooms, a library/study, a breakfast room, four bedrooms and five bathrooms. French doors on both sides of the living room fireplace open to the back patio area, where brick decking surrounds an egg-shaped swimming pool.
A long balcony above the pool takes in the cityscape and ocean views.
Porter, who died in 1964 at 73, got his start writing for Broadway musicals and went on to win Tonys in 1949 for best composer and lyricist for “Kiss Me, Kate,” which also won for best musical. His enduring songs include “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.”
The property changed hands four years ago for $4.487 million.
Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, is the listing agent.
Closing a chapter in Beverly Hills
Author and philanthropist Pat Montandon has listed her home in Beverly Hills at $3.299 million.
Built in 1976, the dramatic house was designed by Fred Smathers, whose homes have been lived in by such celebrities as actors Kevin Costner, Richard Dreyfuss and Hayley Mills.
Chimneys for the fireplaces in the dining and living rooms on either side of the entry door define the front of the house. There are vaulted beamed ceilings, seating alcoves, window seats and French doors.
The nearly 4,000-square-foot house is described in the listing as “grandly theatrical” and filled with “glamorous details.”
A central hall, living and dining rooms, a home theater, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are among the living spaces. A third level in-law suite has a kitchenette and separate entrance.
The more than half an acre of landscaped grounds take in the surrounding canyon views.
Montandon was married from 1969 to 1980 to dairy foods baron Al Wilsey, who built an empire packaging butter on waxed paper squares, among other accomplishments.
The philanthropist is a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with Children as Teachers for Peace, which she founded. Montandon has penned such nonfiction books as “How to Be a Party Girl,” “Oh the Hell of It All” and, her latest, “Peeing on Hot Coals.”
She bought the property in 2003 for $1.65 million, public records show.
Bret Parsons of John Aaroe Group is the listing agent.
Writers’ aerie in Santa Monica
Screenwriter Holly Goldberg Sloan and her husband, writer-director Gary Rosen, have listed a Santa Monica house for lease at $27,000 a month.
The multistory Spanish Revival home of nearly 6,400 square feet features archways, a loggia, vaulted beamed ceilings, colorful tile accents and an upper level veranda with ocean views. The master suite faces the ocean.
There’s a media room, a gym, a family room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The guest house has its own entry.
Sloan’s writing credits include the upcoming television movie “One Christmas Eve” as well as “Made in America” (1993) and “Angels in the Outfield” (1994), for which she was also a producer.
Rosen has written episodes for such shows as “Beyond the Break,” “Beverly Hills, 90210" and “21 Jump Street.”
The property last changed hands 20 years ago for $1 million. They have been leasing it out for the last several years.
Frank Langen of Deasy Penner & Partners is the leasing agent.