Former baseball star Jimmy Rollins hits a record price with mansion purchase
Ex-professional baseball player Jimmy Rollins has circled the bases on a record home sale.
A trust tied to the former Phillies and Dodgers shortstop has bought a gated estate in Encino for $10.65 million, setting a new record for the community. The sale is also among the highest ever recorded in the San Fernando Valley, according to real estate agents with knowledge of the area.
Set behind walls and gates, the neoclassical-vibe house is fronted by a horseshoe driveway that surrounds a circular fountain feature. The facade features four thick pillars supporting a covered porch, a balcony and an ornate frontispiece.
Beyond the double front doors, the 14,900-square-foot house opens to a two-story entry with a sweeping double staircase and domed ceilings. Crisp white walls are awash in wainscoting and gold trim. Sconces and contemporary chandeliers keep the interior well lit.
Living spaces include formal living and dining rooms, a theater room and a wine cellar. The open-plan kitchen and family room has bi-folding doors that open to the grounds. Elsewhere are a gym, a sauna and an indoor pool.
A cabana with a fireplace, a swimming pool and spa, lawns and a sports court make up the grounds. A two-bedroom guesthouse sits near the pool. There are eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in all.
The 2017-built estate had been listed for $11.999 million. Marc Noah of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Josh Goldstein of Compass represented the buyer.
Rollins, 39, is a three-time all-star, four-time Gold Glove Award winner and the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player. He spent the majority of his 17-season career with Philadelphia and won a World Series title with the team in 2007.
Detour brings them to Glendale
Actress Natalie Zea, who stars on the TBS show “The Detour,” and her husband, actor-producer Travis Schuldt, have bought the Glendale compound of music industry veteran Henry Marx for $2.15 million.
The Spanish-style home, built in 1926, is full of character and romantic details such as the vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, arched windows and three tiled fireplaces. A fireplace decorated in floral tile work creates visual interest in the outdoor courtyard.
Beyond the hand-carved double-entry doors, the roughly 5,000 square feet of living space includes a great room, a step-up dining room, a center-island kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The den is filled with wood-paneled built-ins and a skylight-topped wet bar.
Outside, the gated half-acre lot holds a swimming pool and spa, expansive decking, a sports court and an outdoor kitchen. There are attached and detached guesthouses, a pool house and a three-car garage.
Views take in the surrounding treetops and mountains.
Marx, founder of the Music Force publishing company, bought the property four years ago for $1.5 million, records show. Oscar-winning sound editor-designer Stephen Hunter Flick is another former owner.
Zea, 42, is known for her television roles on “Justified” and “The Shield.” Schuldt, 43, has credits that include the daytime soap opera “Passions” and the sitcoms “Scrubs” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Last year he appeared on “General Hospital” and “NCIS.”
Markus Canter and Cristie St. James, luxury-properties directors for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, were the listing agents. Jennifer Eckert of Nourmand & Associates represented the buyers.
TV doctor is ready to check out
Actress Kim Raver — known for her roles on the television dramas “24” and “Grey’s Anatomy” — and her husband, director Manu Boyer, have listed their home in Venice for sale at $3.699 million.
Designed by architect Lise Claiborne Matthews, the multilevel house mixes modern design features with industrial finishes such as polished concrete floors and corrugated metal siding.
Open-plan living spaces include a den/family room and a newly renovated chef’s kitchen on the main floor. The living room has a pocketing glass wall that opens to the grounds. A private balcony sits off the upstairs master suite, which has a walk-in closet and updated bath.
There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,018 square feet of living space. The garage functions as a creative space and has a separate entrance.
A fire pit with built-in benches, an outdoor shower, drought-tolerant landscaping and bamboo hedges fill out the grounds.
Kelly Sutherland of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage holds the listing.
Raver, 48, last year appeared on the show “Ray Donovan” and reprised her role as Dr. Teddy Altman on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Among her other TV credits are “Revolution” and “Third Watch.” Boyer wrote and directed the 2015 film drama “To Whom It May Concern.”
A Streamline Moderne pose
“Zoolander” producer Stuart Cornfeld and his wife, performance artist Johanna Went, have listed their home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.65 million.
Set above the famed Chateau Marmont, the three-story house is a stellar example of Streamline Moderne design. Built in the 1930s, the house has emphasized curves, clean lines and sets of metal-framed windows characteristic of the late Art Deco-period style. Porthole cutouts and period fixtures give the interior a nautical vibe.
The 2,771 square feet of living space includes a living room and sitting area that share a two-sided fireplace. The formal dining room has seating for a dozen, and the updated kitchen stays true to the period, with chrome, hardwood and checkerboard floors.
A balcony sits off the master suite, which features a one-of-a-kind pitched skylight and en suite bathroom awash in artistic tile. In total, there are three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a sauna.
A wine room with walls of curved bookshelves sits next to the garage and has a door that leads to the patio. Bamboo and privacy hedges complete the setting.
Cornfeld, 65, is a producer for Red Hour Productions, which he operates with actor Ben Stiller. Among his film credits are “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” (2004) and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013). He also served as an executive producer for the Comedy Central shows “The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail” and “Another Period.”
Haya Handel and Gary Barkin of Pacific Union International are the listing agents.
On the beat out of Beverly Hills
Music producer Richard Perry has officially beat it out of Beverly Hills, selling his home of six years for $8.535 million.
Perry bought the home six years ago for $7.2 million and had lived there with actress Jane Fonda, his partner at the time. The couple announced last year that they were ending their relationship of nearly a decade; Fonda has since decamped to Century City, where she bought a town home in a gated community for $5.45 million.
The gated contemporary home, built in 1961 and since renovated, was previously owned by late television director John Rich. It features clean lines, beamed ceilings and a glass-walled elevator. Large double-glazed windows take in leafy backyard views.
Within more than 7,500 square feet of interior are an updated kitchen, a large great room, four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The lower level holds a recording studio, media room and diner-style wet bar. The master suite has a sitting room and an adjoining office.
A paver patio encloses a solar-heated swimming pool in the backyard. Elsewhere are a meditation garden, a fire pit and a lookout point for enjoying canyon-to-ocean views.
Perry, 75, is credited with scores of popular music hits during the 1960s and ’70s and has won producer of the year awards from Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines. He has produced hit albums and singles for such artists as Rod Stewart, Carly Simon and the Pointer Sisters.
Jade Mills and Valerie Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were the listing agents. Jonathan Nash and Stephen Resnick of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, represented the buyer.
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