Price chops: TMZ’s Harvey Levin reloads in Hollywood Hills

TMZ's Harvey Levin is having another go at selling his papparazzi-proof home in Hollywood Hills West.

TMZ’s Harvey Levin is having another go at selling his papparazzi-proof home in Hollywood Hills West.

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Harvey Levin may be hoping that his latest scoop involves a homebuyer.

The TMZ founder has relisted his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.995 million, down from his original 2013 asking price of $5.3 million.

The Spanish-style estate, which had been offered for lease at $20,000 a month, has a gated driveway, privacy hedges and a guarantee of no one “looking in” from above, according to the listing.

The nearly 3,000 square feet of space features a step-down living room with raised ceilings, an office with custom built-ins, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A flagstone patio and a pool with a spa make up the grounds.


Levin, 64, purchased the home in 1998 for $950,000, public records show. He owns other property in the greater Los Angeles area.

Kurt Rappaport and James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency are the listing agents.

Ashley Tisdale clips her asking price

Actress, singer and producer Ashley Tisdale, who is set to star in the upcoming TBS comedy “Clipped,” has trimmed the asking price of her home in Toluca Lake to $2.347 million.

The Spanish-style estate, built in 2008, came back on the market in January at $2.5 million after briefly listing the previous year for $2.69 million. Tisdale purchased the 3,406-square-foot home in 2007 for $1.399 million.

Set behind a gated driveway, the two-story home is highlighted by a media room, an open kitchen and a master bedroom with an oversized closet and balcony. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and fireplaces in the family room, living room and master suite.

Outdoors, the backyard has a saltwater pool with a spa and a entertainment space with custom built-ins.

Richard Albert and Paul Wylie of Lamerica L.P. are the listing agents.

Stand-up prices down in Encino

Stand-up comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, who decamped to a home in Hidden Hills last year, has dropped the price on his custom-built Mediterranean in Encino by about 4%.

Most recently listed for $5.199 million, the five-bedroom home shows an asking price of $4.995 million. Dunham, 53, purchased the nearly half-acre property in 2009 for $4.25 million.

Accessed through a rotunda entry, the 6,522 square feet of living space has an open area kitchen/family room, a living room with a fireplace, five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Hickory floors, arched windows and wrought iron work lend an Old World vibe to the home, built in 2008.

Marlene Geibelson of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is the listing agent.

Say hello to my little price cut

The Montecito mansion that starred as the wedding venue in the film “Scarface” has seen its price slashed from $35 million to $17.9 million. That’s a nearly 50% reduction from when the grand Mediterranean Revival known as El Fureidis listed last year, but still considerably more than what it last sold for in 2009 -- $6.23 million.

The 10-acre estate centers on a 10,000-square-foot villa, designed by architect Bertram Goodhue and completed in 1906. The main house is distinguished by a Byzantine-style alcove topped with an 18-foot-high dome, a central atrium and a grand dining room with a musician’s balcony.

Pools, fountains and walking paths, set off by tall palms and formal landscaping, make up the grounds.

Emily McBride Kellenberger of Village Properties and Riskin Partners, both affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate, are the listing agents.

Athlete scripting his Hollywood exit

NFL cornerback turned film producer Anthony Henry is now asking $2.85 million for his Hollywood home, a $145,000 adjustment from when he listed the sleek contemporary in April.

The 4,3290-square-foot home, completed last year, has an open-area floor plan with wood accents, retractable walls of glass, a floating glass staircase and a top-floor master suite with a soaking tub and private balcony. A glass-enclosed wine room sits off of the dining room.

Outdoors, a wood-lined deck encircles the pool and spa.

Anthony, who played nine seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions, purchased the home in September for $2.599 million, records show. Before that, the property went for $905,000 in 2013.

Magnus Hellberg and Rachael Brook of Partners Trust have the listing.

Swinging for an offer in the desert

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is pitching a $25,000 discount in the Cactus League country.

The all-star, traded by the Dodgers to the Padres in December, has adjusted the price on his Paradise Valley, Ariz., home to $3.475 million.

The desert contemporary, with walls of glass, polished steel accents and 20 flat-screen televisions, originally came to market in March for $3.5 million. It previously sold for $2.05 million in 2010, records show.

Within the 6,700 square feet of living space is a movie theater with stadium seating, a game room with a wet bar and a master suite with a fireplace for four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A 60-foot pool with a swim-up bar, an outdoor kitchen and a sports court highlight the 1.32-acre grounds.

Daniel R. Williams of Sunbelt Realty & Business Advisors is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

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