Hot Property: All out of proportion
The bigger the name, the higher the price? That’s not how it works. This week’s roundup includes a 1,700-square-foot penthouse once owned by a talk show giant as well as an investment home sold by a star of the film classic “M*A*S*H” — both in the $1-million range.
But we’ve still got plenty to offer at multimillion-dollar prices. One actress-comedian got $4.5 million for her place in Hollywood Hills, while a Temecula estate built by a late film actor is asking for $5.8 million.
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Actress and comedian Kathy Griffin has sold her Hollywood Hills house of more than a decade for $4.492 million.
Set up from the street on a knoll, the 2003-built house has wraparound terraces on two levels that take in canyon and city views.
Features of the five-bedroom, six-bathroom house include reflecting pools in the foyer, Terrazzo marble floors and six fireplaces within the nearly 8,100 square feet of space.
A saltwater swimming pool and spa, an aquarium and a cabana complete the grounds.
Griffin won a pair of Emmys for her reality series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.” She bought the house for $2.85 million.
He built it his way
A Temecula estate built by late actor Jack Klugman in the 1980s is for sale at $5.8 million.
The 28 acres include a Spanish-style mansion, two guesthouses, horse pastures, riding arenas, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a five-hole golf course.
In the main house, hand-carved doors open up to a grand two-story entry with Spanish accents and a sweeping staircase. A 74-foot-long galleria connects various living spaces, including a kitchen, a formal dining room and a living room.
There are five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 8,902 square feet of living space.
Klugman, who died in 2012 at the age of 90, had credits including “12 Angry Men” (1957) and “Cry Terror!” (1958). He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple.”
Where Ellen played host?
A Beverly Hills penthouse once owned by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her spouse, actress Portia de Rossi, is for sale at $1.295 million.
The 1,683-square-foot corner unit was renovated a year ago and features detailed molding and wainscoting, custom windows and an eat-in kitchen. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor plan includes a spacious living and dining room area with a fireplace.
DeGeneres, 59, has won multiple Emmys for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” now in its 14th year.
De Rossi, 44, has appeared on television shows such as the legal drama “Ally McBeal” and the sitcom “Arrested Development.”
Back to the 1950s
A beachfront property owned by actor Robert Colbert, who starred on the 1960s sci-fi series “The Time Tunnel,” is on the market in Malibu at $6.9 million.
The quarter-acre site, being marketed as a land sale and set on a private street, has head-on ocean views from the deck and windows.
The 1950s stucco home has a wood roof, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,256 square feet of living space.
Colbert, 86, played third brother Brent Maverick in the “Maverick” Westerns. He also made appearances on such shows as “Death Valley Days,” “Mannix” and “Baywatch.”
The veteran actor bought the property in 1976 for $150,000.
Live like a Gabor sister
The onetime Magda Gabor estate is on the market in Palm Springs’ Little Tuscany neighborhood for $3.425 million.
Containing many of the actress and socialite’s original furnishings, the Hungarian-influenced knoll-top estate encompasses six acres with mountain, city and canyon views.
Entered through a pillared overhang and double doors, the lavish 1960s house has a palace vibe. Imported chandeliers, coat of arms embellishments and mirrored walls are among features original to Gabor’s ownership.
There are three bedrooms and six bathrooms within the 3,441 square feet of living space.
Gabor, who died in 1997 at 81, was the elder sister of actresses Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor. The property last changed hands in 1998 for $440,000.
“M*A*S*H” actress mobilizes
An investment property owned by actress Sally Kellerman has sold in Hollywood Hills West for $1.45 million.
Leased out over the years in the $5,000-a-month range, the 1950s cottage has dramatic high-beamed ceilings and an open plan. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom within the 1,557 square feet of living space.
The nearly quarter-acre lot is enclosed and surrounded by mature trees.
Kellerman, 80, is known for her role as Margaret Houlihan in the 1970 film “M*A*S*H.” The veteran actress has enjoyed a six-decade career and is in the current series “Decker.”
My favorite room
Derek Waters, co-creator and host of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” keeps a little bit of Maryland alive in his Toluca Lake home. Crab-themed decor surrounds the white bench under his living room bay window, including a crab pillow boasting the Maryland state flag. “I love where I live, but I also love where I came from,” he said.
From the archives
Ten years ago, legendary 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice listed his Atherton, Calif., estate at $22 million. The three-story home had 15,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, a library, an office, a family room with a bar, a wine room, a crafts room, a gym with a bathroom, a home theater, a game room and an underground seven-car garage.
Twenty years ago, actress Brooke Shields and her then-husband, tennis star Andre Agassi, purchased a Pacific Palisades home for a bit more than $3 million. The house had six bedrooms and about 5,400 square feet of living space.
Thirty years ago, a Bel-Air home once owned by actor Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton listed at $5.9 million. With more than 8,000 square feet, it had four bedrooms, two maids’ rooms, a recreation room and wine vault, and sat on 1.3 acres with a tennis court, swimming pool and cabana.
What we’re reading
The Cotswolds estate used in the 1995 BBC miniseries of “Pride and Prejudice” is for sale at $10.23 million. In addition to the 11th century main residence with original Tudor features and 16th century remodeling, there are five other dwellings on the 158-acre property.
Football legend and sports broadcaster Terry Bradshaw’s Thackerville, Okla., ranch is back on the market at $9.95 million, reports SecondShelters.com. Just north of the Texas border, the horse and cattle ranch was developed by Bradshaw and encompasses 744 acres.
You thought the happiest place on earth was Disneyland? Nope. It’s Boulder, Colo., according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index of the happiest places to live, reports CNN. Coming in second was Santa Cruz, Calif., followed by Charlottesville, Va.
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