Hot Property: Ellen DeGeneres has designs on new living quarters
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, known for her love of fixing up and selling houses, has listed her adjacent units in a Westwood condo building for close to $16 million.
She bought the two Wilshire Corridor units for about that amount in July after selling her primary residence on the Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million.
The smaller of the two condos, which are for sale separately or as a pair, has an elevator opening directly to the unit, stone and wide-plank oak flooring, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a half-bath. Priced at $7.495 million, it has 3,813 square feet of living space.
The larger condo contains 4,158 square feet and is listed for $8.495 million. There are two bedrooms and three full bathrooms.
Together the units take up an entire floor with vistas taking in the cityscape and nearby golf course.
The digs appear to have been only temporary as DeGeneres and her spouse, Portia de Rossi, prepare to move back to a property she owned once before in Hollywood Hills West.
Besides her ongoing talk show, the Emmy-winning DeGeneres will host “Ellen’s Design Challenge” on HGTV next year.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency is the listing agent for the condominiums.
Nelson house draws a new star
“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” Nelson house in Hollywood Hills West has sold for $5.25 million to actor Chris Meloni.
The East Coast-inspired home, built in 1916, doubled as a set for the family television show in the 1950s and ‘60s and as the Nelsons’ real-life home.
The remodeled two-story traditional house sits on half an acre. The light and bright updated interiors retain the Old Hollywood charm of the house with hardwood floors, French doors and three fireplaces.
A center hall, formal living and dining rooms, a media room, a den, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms lie within the 5,283 square feet of living space.
A herringbone-patterned brick deck creates the setting for the kidney-shaped swimming pool and pool house.
Meloni, 53, is in this year’s films “White Bird in a Blizzard” and “They Came Together” as well as the TV series “Surviving Jack.” He played cops on “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
The property previously sold for $3.025 million, public records show.
Eric Lowry and Clemens Mandell of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents. Nick Small of Rodeo Realty represented Meloni.
Price down, he’s out in Malibu
Actor Nick Nolte, who starred this year in the miniseries “Gracepoint,” has parted with his Malibu retreat for $3.9 million — less than half the $8.25 million he was asking a year ago.
Set in the Bonsall Canyon area, the two-acre compound contains a main house, a guesthouse, a tennis court, a lagoon-style swimming pool and mature sycamore and pine trees.
The Craftsman-style main residence, built in 1963, features an arched entryway, 19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six stone-and-carved-wood fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master suite has a sitting area, an office and library, and two fireplaces.
The 2,400-square-foot guesthouse has two bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Besides Nolte, the house has been owned by comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster.
Nolte, 72, will star in the upcoming thriller “Return to Sender.” His films of note include “48 Hrs.” (1982), “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” (1986), “The Good Thief” (2003) and “Warrior” (2011).
Jane Kellard of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Kirby Kotler of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.
In the middle of Hollywood Hills
Charlie McDermott of “The Middle” has bought a house in Hollywood Hills for $997,000.
That’s not a bad commute to the Burbank soundstage that houses the Heck family homestead in fictional Orson, Ind.
The traditional-style home, built in 1968, features 180-degree views of the surrounding hillsides. The two-story has an open floor plan, high ceilings, a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,259 square feet.
The updated kitchen features granite counters and an island with seating for four. Two balconies take in the panoramic views.
The two-car attached garage has space for a studio or office.
McDermott, 24, has starred since 2009 as Axl Heck in the ongoing ABC series. He was in the 2004 series “Windy Acres” and starred in the films “Disappearances” and “Frozen River.”
Scott Nell of Keller Williams was the listing agent. Massoum Shayegi, also with Keller Williams, represented McDermott.
Actor-writer signs off on sale
Bob Odenkirk, who will star in the upcoming series “Better Call Saul,” has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.45 million.
The Midcentury Modern-style, built in 1950, retains its period ambience inside and out with splashes of bold color, an art glass door using yellow and orange, and built-in cabinetry.
The 2,882-square-foot, single-story home, which had been updated, features a formal entry, a great room, a living room with a fireplace and office nook, a dining area, a loft, an office, a family room, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Views take in the surrounding cityscape and canyon.
The half-acre of grounds includes a covered patio.
Odenkirk, 52, will reprise the role of Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad” in the 2015 series “Better Call Saul.” He has been a writer, producer and director for the current series “Birthday Boys,” in which he also appears.
He won an Emmy for writing for “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993 and for “Saturday Night Live” In 1989.
The property last changed hands in 1998 for $675,450.
Sharona Alperin of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Juliette Hohnen of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.
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