Dude, where’s a buyer for my house?
Ashton Kutcher has put the word out that he is interested in finding a buyer for his Hollywood Hills home, quietly shopping it at $12 million.
The modern-style, three-story home built in 2007 has views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign. There are five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in nearly 9,385 square feet of living space. Features include a gym, a sauna, a wine cellar, an elevator and a living room fireplace.
The home sits on more than half an acre and has a swimming pool and spa.
That he is looking for a buyer two years after buying the property for $8.455 million could be related to changes in his life. He is engaged to mother-to-be Mila Kunis.
Kutcher, 36, has starred on the sitcom “Two and a Half Men” since he replaced Charlie Sheen in 2011. Kutcher and Kunis, 30, were both on “That ‘70s Show,” which ran from 1998 to 2006.
Last year he starred as Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs in the film “Jobs.” He also starred in “No Strings Attached” (2011), “What Happens in Vegas” (2008) and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” (2000).
Actress makes a move up
January Jones of “Mad Men” has put her place in Los Feliz on the market at $1.495 million.
The gated Mediterranean was built in 1923 and sits on a modest 6,500-square-foot lot. Features include hardwood floors, a living room fireplace, French doors, a front patio, a breakfast area, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a service entrance.
The updated kitchen has an island, marble counters and stainless-steel appliances. There are views of the Griffith Observatory and the surrounding hillsides from the 2,200-square-foot, two-story house.
Jones, 36, has been a regular on “Mad Men” since it started in 2007, playing the Grace Kelly-esque Betty Draper. Her film credits include “Seeking Justice” (2011), “Unknown” (2011) and “American Wedding” (2003).
She bought the property in 2009 for $1.02 million, according to public records. The actress purchased another home in Topanga for $1.7 million.
Adam Sires and Michael Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates are the listing agents on the Los Feliz home.
Jamie McCourt sells her home base
Jamie McCourt, the former Dodgers chief executive and co-owner, has sold her Westside estate for $45 million.
She purchased the home a decade ago with then-husband Frank McCourt for close to its $25-million asking price, according to a Times article. Now her interests are taking her farther north. She bought a 22-acre vineyard estate in Napa in the fall for $11.25 million.
Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the compound Jamie McCourt sold was built in 1931 and sits on 2.6 acres behind gates at the end of a several-hundred-foot-long driveway.
The contemporary European-style villa features a step-down living room, a commercial kitchen, an art studio, an atrium, a bar, a billiard room, a home theater, a library/study, a dance studio and a wine cellar. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 20,637 square feet of living space.
Besides the main house are a guesthouse, a staff apartment and a pool house. The indoor swimming pool has a spa as well as steam and massage rooms.
The estate is near the Playboy Mansion.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Stephen Resnick of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate and Ed Fitz at the Agency represented the buyer.
Cheviot Hills pad suited writer
Ray Bradbury’s home of more than 50 years, where he did much of his writing, came on the market in Cheviot Hills at $1.495 million and was in escrow within three weeks.
The traditional home, built in 1937, features vaulted ceilings, a brick fireplace in the living room, wainscoting and crown molding. The 2,456 square feet of living space includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Bradbury, who died two years ago at age 91, would write almost daily in the home’s basement. A two-car garage faces the street, and there are front and back lawns.
The writer’s published works included novels, plays, screenplays and short stories. Among his popular titles are “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles” and “The Illustrated Man.” He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007.
Rory Posin and Kristian Bonk of Re/Max Estate Properties are the listing agents.
Where pro chef eats in
Stefan Richter, a “Top Chef” runner-up and owner of the Santa Monica restaurant Stefan’s at L.A. Farm, has listed his Santa Monica bungalow for sale at $1.499 million.
Beyond the red front door, the 1945 house has a vintage vibe in its 945 square feet of space with oak floors and French doors. There are two bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms.
As might be expected at the home of a professional chef, the kitchen features a vintage stove, a commercial refrigerator, an oversized stainless-steel sink and slate floors. A herb garden sits near the kitchen door.
Outside, the property takes on a quirky charm. A Moroccan-inspired outdoor living space includes a water feature and two fire pits. Nearby is a custom Finnish sauna that Richter built himself and a post-sauna dunk bath.
The converted garage includes a kitchen and a three-quarter bathroom.
Richter, 41, also owns restaurants in his native Finland.
Tami Pardee and Heidi Bright of Pardee Properties are the listing agents.
His home is his castle
Paul Lukather, a voice-over artist and veteran actor, has put his castle-like home in Hacienda Heights up for sale at $1.468 million.
Built in 1930, the 4.15-acre property has been referred to as the Enchanting Estate or the Castle. The main house and two guesthouses contain six bedrooms, five bathroom in 4,544 square feet of living space.
Features include high cathedral ceilings, hand-hewn beams, mahogany doors, balconies, two basements and a turret with 360-degree views, including the San Bernardino Mountains and the Los Angeles Basin.
A car turntable sits at the front of the house for quick getaways. There’s also a swimming pool, an avocado grove and an outdoor kitchen and barbecue.
Lukather is known as the video game voice of Vorador in the “Legacy of Kain” series. His television work includes such series as “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Get Smart,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Cheers.” He also starred or costarred in the 1960s films “Dinosaurus!,” “Hands of a Stranger” and “The Way West.”
Deborah Kay Sanchez of Century 21 Discovery is the listing agent.