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Whoopi Goldberg gets her price and a bit more for Pacific Palisades home

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Whoopi Goldberg has sold her Pacific Palisades home, which also once belonged to actor David Niven, for $8.8 million.
(Jennifer S. Altman / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has made quick work of selling her home in Pacific Palisades.

The 1933-built residence, which was also once the home of actor David Niven, was listed for sale in mid-January at $8.795 million and in two weeks had an offer in hand. It sold Thursday for $8.8 million, or $5,000 more than the asking price.

Set at the end of a gated driveway, the two-story house is full of character. Beyond the front door is a grand foyer with checkerboard marble floors that opens to the living room. Built-ins fill two walls in the library, which has one of two fireplaces. The master bathroom is finished in onyx.

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An updated kitchen, dining and family rooms and six bedrooms also lie within more than 7,000 square feet of interior. There are six bathrooms spread across two floors.

Outside, gardens and landscaping create a backdrop for an irregularly shaped swimming pool. Flagstone patios, lawn and mature trees complete the more than half-acre of grounds.

David Mossler of Douglas Elliman was the listing agent. Dan Urbach of the Agency represented the buyer.

Goldberg, 62, has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. She landed her Oscar for her supporting role in the 1990 film “Ghost.” She has been on “The View” as a co-host since 2007.

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Niven, who died in 1983 at 73, was known for his film roles in “Around the World in 80 Days” and “The Pink Panther.” He won an Oscar for best actor for the film “Separate Tables.”

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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