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Jerry Leiber's old Sierra Towers unit more than doubles price in a year

Jerry Leiber's old Sierra Towers unit more than doubles price in a year
A Sierra Towers residence once owned by rock 'n' roll lyricist Jerry Leiber has listed for more than double what it sold for in 2014. (ShootingLA | Inset: Chrystyna Czajkowski/Associated Press)

A Sierra Towers condominium once home to rock 'n' roll lyricist Jerry Leiber has come on the market for more than double what it sold for in 2014.

Listed for sale at $2.995 million, the West Hollywood residence changed hands for $1.4 million in August last year.

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Leiber, who died in 2011 at 78, bought the south-facing unit in 1998 for $275,000 and sold it nearly a decade later for $1.5 million.

Recently updated and remodeled, the one-bedroom condo features wide-plank oak floors, sliding glass pocket doors and a kitchen with limestone countertops and a breakfast bar. A dining area, a living room and a two bathrooms are within the 1,421 square feet of open space.

New smart-home technology controls LED lighting, automated shades and audio and video systems.

Leiber, known for the song titles "Yakety Yak, "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," teamed with composer Mike Stoller to write and produce, working with such musicians as Elvis Presley and the Drifters.

Aouri Makhlouf of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the listing agent.

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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