Hot Property: A running start
Everyone loves the fresh start of a new year, but there are still notable real estate transactions from December to tally up. Recent sales included those by “Full House” and “Malcolm in the Middle” actors. Still seeking new owners are a home owned by a “Lucifer” actress and a ’60s pad once occupied by a Bond girl.
For a look inside a celebrity home, check out our video of the Koreatown place of “The Mayor” actor Bernard David Jones. He cut his commute by moving there in September and likes sharing his personalized living room with this dog Brodie.
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Taking his act elsewhere
Dave Coulier of the family sitcoms “Full House” and “Fuller House” has sold his Encino home of more than a decade for $1.929 million.
The two-story house, built in 1947, had been renovated and expanded to nearly 4,100 square feet.
A formal dining room, a vaulted-ceiling living room, an office, six bedrooms and three bathrooms are among the living spaces.
Grounds of more than a third of an acre include a barbecue area, a swimming pool and a garden courtyard.
Coulier, 58, bought the home 16 years ago for $990,000. The actor previously served as host of “America’s Funniest People.”
He steps away from Phoenix house
Actor, musician and recent “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Frankie Muniz has sold his home in Phoenix for $3.2 million.
The Andalusian hacienda-style house, which dates to 1935, has original floors, hand-finished walls and beamed ceilings. The 5,300-square-foot modernized house includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Within two-plus acres of grounds are a swimming pool, a bocce ball court, lawns and mature landscaping.
Muniz, 32, is known for playing the character Malcolm on the 2000-06 sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle.” He and dance partner Witney Carson finished third on the most recent season of the competition show “Dancing With the Stars.”
‘Lucifer’ star done landlording?
A Valley Village home owned by actress Lauren German through a trust is for sale at $1.729 million.
Multiple Listing Service records show the single-story ranch had been available for lease since the “Lucifer” star bought the place two years ago for $1.512 million.
Built in 1936, the home’s 2,445 square feet of interiors are a mix of contemporary elements and classic charm. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
A waterfall accents the backyard pool and spa. An office/gym sits behind the two-car detached garage on the lot of nearly one-quarter acre.
German, 39, has starred as Det. Chloe Decker on the fantasy comedy-drama since 2015.
A classic appeal
The former home of ’60s Bond girl and model Ursula Andress is on the market in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $2.995 million. The actress sold the single-story a year ago for $2.28 million. She had owned the contemporary since 1991, when she paid $965,000.
The gated house, built in 1960, features parquet wood and Saltillo tile floors, three fireplaces and a family room with a wet bar. Building plans have been approved to expand the residence from its 2,747 square feet to 4,000 square feet of living space.
The current configuration has formal living and dining rooms, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Hedges surround the oval-shaped swimming pool.
The Swiss-born actress, 81, won a Golden Globe Award for her role as Honey Ryder in the 1962 James Bond film “Dr. No.”
Handing over the reins
A corporate entity linked to disc jockey Calvin Harris was the buyer of DJ Steve Angello’s Hollywood Hills home, which sold recently for about $5.045 million.
The two-story traditional home features a two-story music room and recording studio.
Sitting high up from the street, the 1940s house has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a little more than 6,000 square feet of living space.
Market lights span the swimming pool and patios in the backyard. There’s also an outdoor shower.
Harris, 33, has hits that include “The Girls,” “I’m Not Alone” and “Let’s Go.” In 2013, he won a Grammy for best short-form music video for the song “We Found Love,” featuring Rihanna.
Where Zamperini soared
The onetime Hollywood Hills home of the late Louis Zamperini, whose life story was the subject of the 2014 film “Unbroken,” is back on the market at $3.75 million. The property last sold two years ago for $2.19 million.
The English Revival-style house, built in 1922, has a distinctive gambrel roofline and rolled eaves.
Do-it-yourself projects taken on by the Berlin Olympics runner and World War II prisoner of war remain in evidence. One such undertaking was the paneling in the dining room.
A great room with a fireplace and high ceilings, a reading room, a breakfast room, a workshop, four bedrooms and three bathrooms are within the 3,500 square feet of living space.
His favorite room
Bernard David Jones, who plays a political aide on the ABC sitcom “The Mayor,” recently reduced his commute by 45 minutes each way by moving from Baldwin Hills to a new place in Koreatown. He set about transforming the living room of the 700-square-foot house into a comfortable spot strewn with cushions, patterned rugs and framed pictures. He shares the home with his 4-year-old Yorkie, Brodie. “It’s where I spend a lot of my time, hanging out with Brodie. I like to just sit down and turn on CNN. Once my brain is fried from that, I watch Netflix, and then cartoons.”
The actor and his Yorkie, Brodie, on an Internet find.(Jesse Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
“I knew I wanted gray and white, with gold accents,” he says.(Jesse Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
This was from Goodwill.(Jesse Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
Jones got some of his shelving from Ikea.(Jesse Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
Jones got this cart at Target.(Jesse Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
Jones got this sofa through Offer Up, though it was new.(Jesse Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
From the archives
Ten years ago, we took a look back at the big deals of 2007. Among those of note, actor Tom Cruise bought in Beverly Hills at about $35 million. Courteney Cox and David Arquette sold in Malibu at nearly $33.5 million and then bought another house there for $17 million.
Twenty years ago, pop superstar Diana Ross put her Malibu home on the market at $2.8 million. The then 53-year-old diva, who first made her mark in the ’60s as lead singer for the Supremes, had owned the home for about 10 years. She didn’t use the house much because of her touring schedule and frequently rented it out.
What we’re reading
We never tire of looking at unique houses. Here’s a 2,175-square-foot lighthouse-themed place in Bayfield, Wis., listed at $2.25 million at Estately.com. It comes complete with a boat barn. Now that’s an amenity we don’t often see.
The five best shipping container houses of 2017 were compiled by CurbedAtlanta.com. Among their picks was this desert vacation house planned outside Joshua Tree. The multi-container, 2,153-square-foot home looks like a spiky sea anemone.
The most expensive home sold last year in Detroit is the so-called Bishop’s Mansion, which went for $2.7 million, reports CurbedDetroit.com. The 35,000-square-foot residence, home to Great Faith Ministries, sold to a California investor who collects houses.
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