Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are ready to toss their longtime address in Pacific Palisades overboard for $7.25 million.
The Georgian traditional-style home on nearly half an acre was quietly shopped as a whisper listing earlier this year before coming to market in late September.
Built in 1951 and since remodeled, the two-story house has a classic look with a touch of country. Slender columns, brickwork and a frontispiece above the Dutch front door enhance the facade. Pastel hues and checkerboard patterns lend a whimsical note to the interiors.
The 6,389 square feet of living space includes a skylight-topped living room with a wall of bookshelves, a formal dining room, a media room and a gym. The chef's kitchen has an oversized island and a breakfast nook with French doors that open to the grounds.
Tucked away in its own private wing, the master suite boasts a fireplace, his and hers closets and a dry sauna. A total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms also includes a guest suite with a bonus loft.
Outdoors, lush landscaping surrounds various patios, a swimming pool and a separate spa. A meditation hut sits next to the pool.
The couple bought the house in 2004 for about $4.125 million, records show.
Kimberley Pfeiffer of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.
Hawn, 70, has film credits that include "Cactus Flower" (1969), for which she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Her other works include "Overboard" (1987), "HouseSitter" (1992) and "The First Wives Club" (1996).
Russell, 65, was in the westerns "The Hateful Eight" and "Bone Tomahawk" last year as well as "Furious 7." He appears in the disaster film "Deepwater Horizon," now in its first week of release," and has a part in the upcoming Marvel blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
On course for more action
One down, four to go. Box-office star Johnny Depp has sold one of his penthouses at the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles for $2.545 million.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit was part of a five-penthouse collection in the art deco structure that Depp put up for sale last month for $12.78 million. The remaining four units remain for sale collectively or individually, although their prices were not made public.
Depp acquired the penthouses in 2007 and kept the units mostly separate, with only select ones connecting on the upper level. Totaling a combined 11,500 square feet of space, the loft-style spaces were designed to function as individual rooms, each serving a particular purpose.
The unit that sold has a vintage bar, a galley-style kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a private terrace. Steel-paned windows take in views of the Orpheum Theatre.
Kevin Dees of Partners Trust represented the actor in the sale and holds the other listings.
Depp, 53, has scores of film credits, including "Edward Scissorhands," "Donnie Brasco" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. He will reprise his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow next year in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Expansion in familiar territory
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband, screenwriter-composer Christopher Guest, have bought a home in Santa Monica for $2.2 million in a deal completed off-market.
The property sits next door to a home owned by the couple for more than two decades, continuing a trend among celebrities and the super-wealthy to buy up neighboring homes.
Although details are scant, tax records show that the wood-paneled two-story was built in 1987 and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in more than 1,900 square feet. Tall palms and mature landscaping create a natural canopy for grounds that include a swimming pool.
Curtis, the daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, gained fame for her role in the 1978 horror film "Halloween." Her body of work also includes "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988), "True Lies" (1994) and "Freaky Friday" (2003). She currently appears on the Fox series "Scream Queens."
Guest, 68, has television and film credits that include "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), "The Princess Bride" (1987) and "Saturday Night Live." He is the fifth baron of Saling in Essex, a title he has held since 1996.
Open competition yields a sale
Entrepreneur and television producer Simon Fuller, who launched an empire as the creator of "American Idol" and the "Idol" franchise, has sold his home in Beverly Hills for $14.6 million.
The English traditional-style home, built in 1925 and updated during Fuller's ownership, showcases a subdued, contemporary style. Dark hardwood floors, layers of gray hues and modern fixtures are a common theme throughout the 8,000 square feet of interiors. A sculptural floating-spiral staircase connects each level of the three-story home.
Other features of note include a polished chef's kitchen with an oversized island, a glass-enclosed wine cellar, a fitness center and a screening room with a separate wet bar and lounge. There are five bedrooms and eight bathrooms as well as a detached guesthouse.
Outdoors, privacy hedges surround grounds designed by architectural firm Marmol Radziner. Two large terraces overlook a rectangular swimming pool.
Fuller paid $8.5 million for the property in 2005, records show. He owns other property in Los Angeles County.
Trista Rullan, Drew Fenton and Linda May, all with Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, were the co-listing agents. Vangelis Korasidis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer.
Fuller, 56, gained fame managing pop group the Spice Girls as well as such notables as Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. He created the music competition show "Pop Idol" in 2001 in the United Kingdom and turned it into an international enterprise with similar shows in more than 100 countries.
He also co-created the competition franchise "So You Think You Can Dance."
Looking to pass in South Bay
Professional basketball player Lou Amundson, who re-signed with the New York Knicks last month, has put his home in the Tree Section of Manhattan Beach on the market for $2.155 million.
The midcentury modern-style house, built in 1981, is reached by a wooden walkway that leads through tall bamboo and mature trees and ends at the front porch. Double frosted-glass doors open to a formal entry.
The 2,536-square-foot home has a relaxed coastal vibe with light hardwood and dark stone floors, gallery walls and white-painted beams. Sliding glass doors and skylights bring natural light into the open interiors.
Separate outdoor common spaces sit off each of the living areas, which include a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a center-island kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Outdoors, the hedged and fenced setting includes a wide patio, lawns and tropical landscaping.
Jenny Morant of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage holds the listing.
The well-traveled Amundson has played for 10 NBA teams across 10 seasons, including stints with the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Over the last two years, the 33-year-old forward has appeared in 70 games for the Knicks, averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest.