Hot Property: A home for the holidays?
The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t seem to matter to some home sellers. A musician and a reality show star are among those braving the traditionally slower time of the year by listing their homes.
In this week’s video offering, check out the Hollywood Hills living room of a busy soap opera actress that doubles as a theater room for family fun time.
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‘Voice’ judge cleans house
Fresh off of listing his Bel-Air home for sale at $18.9 million, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has put a home in Beverly Crest on the market for $15.9 million.
Built in 1940 and recently renovated, the contemporary single-story home has 7,100 square feet of interiors that include an expansive great room, a media room, a den/library and a gym/spa.
Levine, 38, is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for Maroon 5. The Grammy-winning pop-rock band has hits that include “She Will Be Loved,” “This Love” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
He has appeared as a judge on the singing-competition series “The Voice” since 2010.
Where Old Hollywood lived
This Hollywood house looks for all the world like a castle — which seems fitting because such Hollywood royalty as actors Carole Lombard and Clark Gable were among the previous occupants.
Designed and built in 1924 by Los Angeles architect A.B. Crist, the 3,693-square-foot palace recently sold for $1.7 million. The previous owner purchased the history-rich home in 1983 for $180,000.
The Tuscan-inspired house contains 12 rooms and several porches. There are four bathrooms and four bedrooms.
Lombard, who died in a 1942 plane crash at 33, appeared in “No Man of Her Own” (1932) and “In Name Only” (1939).
Gable, who died in 1960 at 59, was known for his leading-man roles, including playing Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind” (1939).
‘Real’ housewife is on the move
Kyle Richards, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her husband, Los Angeles-based real estate agent Mauricio Umansky, are seeking a buyer or tenant for their elegant Bel-Air mansion.
The seven-bedroom spot is available for purchase at $6.995 million, or for lease at $50,000 per month.
The 6,229 square feet of interior space features an elegant foyer with checkered floors. Vaulted ceilings adorn the pub, which holds a large stone fireplace and wet bar.
The “For Sale” sign comes after the couple bought Smokey Robinson’s former home — a 10,600-square-foot mansion in Encino — in October for $8.25 million.
Former Angel parts with home base
Garret Anderson, the former slugging outfielder for the Angels and Dodgers, has parted ways with his personal dugout in Irvine. He has sold his estate in the Shady Canyon community for $9.644 million.
Built in 2009, the Spanish-style mansion features a circular foyer, grand living and dining rooms, a library and a game room.
There are six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms — including a guest suite with a second kitchen — in 9,500 square feet of living space.
Anderson, 45, holds Angels franchise records for hits and runs batted in with 2,368 and 1,292, respectively. The three-time all-star retired in 2011 after 17 seasons in the Major Leagues.
On the ‘Soul Train’ route
Got company coming? Check out this Beverly Hills estate once owned by “Soul Train’s” Don Cornelius. Offered at $20,000 a month, it can also be rented for as short a period as three days. Could be a great place to stash the in-laws.
The hilltop estate takes up half an acre and includes a main house, a guest house and a swimming pool.
There are high ceilings with exposed beams, three fireplaces, two kitchens, five bedrooms and five bathrooms within the 4,000 square feet of living space. A movie theater with a 15-foot projection screen is among the amenities.
Day rates run from $500 to $1,500, depending on the use.
Cornelius, who died in 2012 at 75, created “Soul Train” in 1970. The syndicated music series featured such now-legendary artists as James Brown, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5.
Writers put pens to sales contract
Television writer-producer Ali Adler and “Nurse Jackie” co-creator Liz Brixius have sold their home in Beverly Crest for about $3.82 million.
Built in 1941, the main house takes its inspiration from the East Coast with shingled siding and dormers. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home sits on about half an acre along with a guesthouse, a swimming pool, lawn and mature trees.
Among other former owners was “Friends” writer and producer Scott Silveri.
Adler is the co-creator of the shows “Supergirl” and “The New Normal.” She is also a producer on “Dynasty.”
Her favorite room
“Days of Our Lives” actress Alison Sweeney’s living room holds a secret: It transforms into a theater. Complete with a vintage-inspired popcorn machine, it’s her favorite spot in the 4,125-square-foot Hollywood Hills home.
From the archives
Ten years ago, then-Lakers forward Luke Walton sold a Manhattan Beach town house for close to $1.24 million and bought a four-bedroom house for $2.75 million. The two-story, 2,700-square-foot home he bought was Mediterranean in style, with wrought-iron work and a balcony.
Twenty years ago, actress-singer Rita Moreno listed her Pacific Palisades home of nearly 20 years at $3.25 million. She planned to move to the Oakland area to be closer to family.
Thirty years ago, wrestler and heavyweight champ Hulk Hogan was having a new home built in the San Fernando Valley. He had spent $1.5 million for a four-acre site that was once comedian Redd Foxx’s estate.
What we’re reading
Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks’ West Creek Ranch is for sale at $149 million, reports SecondShelters.com. The nearly 7,000-acre private retreat in Gateway, Colo., includes scenic natural canyonlands. There’s a 22,000-square-foot main house with 3,500 square feet of outdoor covered verandas, plus a three-bedroom, two-bathroom summer cabin. Did we mention the helipad?
The $29.995-million East Hampton estate where Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers is under contract, reports Newsday. The 7.15-acre estate centers on a 8,500-square-foot main house, which was purchased in 1925 by Onassis’ maternal grandmother.
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