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Bassist Doug Ardito gets top dollar in Hollywood Hills

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Bassist Doug Ardito sold his post-and-beam house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.444 million, or $245,000 over the asking price.
(John Aaroe Group)

Doug Ardito, a bassist who played with the alt rock band Puddle of Mudd, has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.444 million. Not bad, since he listed it in November for $1.199 million.

The post-and-beam house, built in 1951, sits behind fences and an ornamental wooden door on a footprint of more than 8,000 square feet.

Honeycomb-pattern tile floors, rough-hewn ceilings and beams and a rock wall living room fireplace are among the features of the 1,269-square-foot house. The kitchen has skylights and a breakfast bar lined in reclaimed wood.

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The master suite includes a fireplace and a walk-in closet for a total of two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

An enclosed courtyard contains a river rock-rimmed, saltwater swimming pool. Mature trees, lawn, patios and decking complete the backyard. There are cityscape, treetop and canyon views.

Ardito, 46, joined Puddle of Mudd in 1999, where he remained for more than a decade. The band released five studio records, including “Come Clean” and “Life on Display.” Among their most popular singles is “Blurry,” which Ardito co-wrote.

Brian K. Courville and Megan Charboneau of John Aaroe Group were the listing agents. Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christies’ International Real Estate, represented the buyer.

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lauren.beale2@latimes.com

Twitter: @laurenebeale

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