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Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright buys a whimsical home in Hollywood Hills West

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright buys a whimsical home in Hollywood Hills West
Singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright has paid $1.45 million for a whimsical home in Hollywood Hills West. (Redfin.com | Inset: Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.45 million.

The 1920s home, set amid mature trees and lush landscaping, has such fanciful details as a brick façade, picture windows with diamond grilles and a steep stairway that leads up to the front door.

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The storybook ambiance continues indoors in the step-down living room, which boasts rolled ceilings, exposed beams and a fireplace with a brick surround. An updated kitchen, a breakfast nook, a dining room, a circular office/den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms are also within more than 2,100 square feet of living space.

Outdoors, a whimsical bridge crosses over a pond to one of two patio spaces. Views from the property take in the surrounding treetops and mountains.

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On and off the market for the better part of two years, the house was most recently listed for $1.499 million, records show.

Anita Rich of Keller Williams represented the buyer and the seller, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The Canadian-born Wainwright, 43, has released live and studio albums including the Grammy-nominated record "Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall." This year he released "Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets," a tribute album commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

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