Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has sold a house in Hollywood Hills for $4.9 million. The property had come on the market last summer at $2.985 million.
Located in the celebrity-popular Bird Streets area, the two-story home features living and family rooms, a dining area, a sound studio, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,158 square feet of interior space. A skylight tops the kitchen, which includes a brick oven.
High wood ceilings, paver floors and arched windows are among architectural details.
Decks with cityscape and canyon views expand the living area outdoors. Brick surrounds the swimming pool and spa.
Built in 1965, the house was purchased by his father, actor Alan Thicke, in 1990 for $910,000, public records show.
Robin Thicke, 38, has worked with such artists as Usher, Christina Aguilera and Mary J. Blige. He and Pharrell Williams were recently ordered to pay $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s heirs, who claimed the pair’s 2013 hit song, “Blurred Lines,” plagiarized Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.”
Thicke recently divorced his wife of 10 years, actress Paula Patton.
Julie Jones of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Sally Forster Jones and Melanie Lewis of John Aaroe Group and Tami Pardee of Pardee Properties represented the buyer.
$46.25 million for second home
Liongate, the Bel-Air estate that sold last month for $46.25 million, was purchased by philanthropists James H. Randall and his wife, artist Eleanor Randall.
The Randalls, who live in the San Gabriel Valley city of Bradbury, will use the property for charitable functions and as a vacation home.
The 1938 mansion was designed by renowned architect Paul Williams and later named for a pair of lion statues reportedly placed at the gated entrance by the home’s onetime owner, singer Kenny Rogers.
Rebuilt and expanded in 2013, the mansion has 24,000 square feet of living space. A glass elevator, a ballroom, three living rooms and a 3,000-square-foot master suite are included for a total of 11 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. There’s also a temperature-controlled wine room, a gym, a billiard room and a 12-seat theater.
A newly built guesthouse, a tennis court, two fountains and a pool highlight the 1.62-acre grounds.
James Randall sold his aerospace rivet manufacturing company, Allfast Fastening Systems, last year for $360 million, according to a news release from purchaser TriMas Corp.
The couple are now focusing on the efforts of their James & Eleanor Randall Foundation on behalf of Huntington Hospital, the Rose Bowl Legacy Campaign and Chapman University, among others.
Listed last year at $65 million, the estate previously changed hands in 2010 for $12.2 million.
Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent.
‘Mom’ star sells in Studio City
Allison Janney, who stars in the CBS show “Mom,” has parted with a house in Studio City for $1.585 million.
The single-story, Traditional-style home includes 1,925 square feet of interior space with living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen and a bonus room/office. The master suite has a vaulted wood-beam ceiling and claw-foot tub for a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s a fireplace in the living room.
Built in 1950, the house sits on more than half an acre of grounds with a solar-heated swimming pool and a covered patio. A stone path leads to a tiki bar lounge and deck that take in views of the mountains and mature trees.
Janney, 55, starred as the White House press secretary on “The West Wing” from 1999 to 2006. Since then she has been seen in “Masters of Sex” (2013-14) and “Mr. Sunshine” (2011). The actress will return for the third season of “Masters of Sex” and is working on the upcoming comedy series “Break a Hip.”
She bought the Studio City property in 2001 for $799,000, public records show, and had listed it at $1.495 million.
Daniel Brown and Matthew Klein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties were the listing agents. Jessica Felix of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.
Bolstering their bottom line?
Internet entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have listed their home in Hollywood Hills West for long-term lease at $150,000 a month.
The twins paid $18 million in 2012 for the contemporary-style two-story, which is in the celebrity-popular Bird Streets area.
The slightly less than 8,000 square feet of gleaming interiors feature glass pocket doors that slide open to views of the cityscape. A home theater, a bar, an office, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms are among the living spaces.
The third of an acre site has extensive patio/deck space, a lawn and an infinity edge swimming pool with a spa.
An underground parking garage can accommodate six cars.
The brothers co-founded HarvardConnection, which was later named ConnectU. They received a $65-million cash-and-stock settlement in 2008 over claims that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea to create Facebook.
They have since turned to venture capital, focusing on the bitcoin virtual currency.
Christopher Dyson of the Agency is the leasing agent.
Archie Bunker’s place for sale
The Malibu home of the late actor Carroll O’Connor and Nancy Fields O’Connor is for sale at $10.95 million.
The 3,655-square-foot Moorish-style home includes a living room, a dining area, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a sauna. High ceilings, large decks and a patio add an expansive feeling to the house, which was built in 1974.
There’s a swimming pool and a three-car garage on the nearly half-acre site.
Carroll O’Connor, who died in 2001 at 76, gained fame playing Archie Bunker on the 1970s sitcom “All in the Family.” He also starred in the spinoff series “Archie Bunker’s Place” and, starting in the late 1980s, the crime drama “In the Heat of the Night.”
Documentary producer Nancy Fields O’Connor, who died last year at 84, is credited with encouraging her husband to take the “All in the Family” role.
The family owned the house for more than 30 years.
Jack Pritchett of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates is the listing agent.
Model home in Hollywood Hills
Model-actress-television personality Carmen Electra has listed a house in Hollywood Hills West at $2.699 million.
The walled and gated villa has a rotunda entry, arched windows and a courtyard in keeping with its Mediterranean style. The 5,255-square-foot home, with beamed ceilings and paver floors, has mountain and canyon views.
Living, family, dining and breakfast rooms, a gym, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two powder rooms make up the three-level space. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a sitting area.
A media/screening room and a billiard room open to the swimming pool.
Electra, 42, gained fame as a Playboy magazine model. She has appeared in such movies as “Meet the Spartans” (2008), “Starsky & Hutch” (2004) and “Scary Movie” (2000). Last year she starred in the film “Lap Dance.” Electra will star in the upcoming comedy “Party Pieces” with Burt Reynolds and the drama “Chocolate City.”
She bought the property last year for $2.685 million.
Andrew Clark of Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent.
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