Ed Ruscha sells gated Malibu estate

Iconic artist Ed Ruscha has sold his Malibu home.
Iconic artist Ed Ruscha has sold his Malibu home.
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Artist Ed Ruscha and his wife, Danna, have sold their Point Dume-area home in Malibu for $4 million.

The 1-acre estate includes a gated, one-story ranch-style home that had been updated and two guesthouses. The main house has open-plan living and dining rooms, a breakfast area in the kitchen, an office, a family room and three bedrooms. The master suite opens to a swimming pool with spa. Extensive windows and French doors give the house an indoor-outdoor feel. The primary guesthouse contains two bedrooms and a living room with a fireplace. In all, the structures have five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,100 square feet of living space.

The property came on the market in July at $4,995,000. The couple sold because they have purchased another home in the area.

Ruscha, 72, is perhaps best known for his word paintings and books of photographs, including “Twentysix Gasoline Stations” (1962). His retrospective, “Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting,” opened in London in 2009 and traveled to Munich and Stockholm this year.


The listing agents were Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker, Malibu West, and Barry Sloane of Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Hills, according to the MLS. Cortazzo also represented the buyer.

But is there a game room?

Game-show host Bob Eubanks and his wife, Deborah James, have put their Westlake Village residence up for sale at $2,595,000.

On 31/2 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac, the Normandy-style home was built in 2006. The single-story house has custom built-in cabinetry, French doors, four bedrooms, an office and 41/2 bathrooms in nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. The kitchen has Viking appliances, granite counters and a marble backsplash.


The grounds include an outdoor covered loggia, stone walkways, fountains, a swimming pool with spa and a two-story play fort.

Before Eubanks, 72, became a staple of American television as host of “The Newlywed Game,” he got his start as a disc jockey and a concert producer.

Keli Dahl and Leisa Schwartz of Aviara Real Estate, Westlake Village, have the listing.

Los Feliz house is out of ‘Flipping’ limelight


Real estate investor and “Flipping Out” star Jeff Lewis has sold a Los Feliz-area house featured on his reality series for $2,325,000.

The renovated 1960s post-and-beam home emphasizes clean lines and open spaces in its more than 3,000 square feet of living space. In the Oaks neighborhood above a gated driveway, the two-story contemporary has views from Hollywood to the ocean. The first of two master bedroom suites has city views, a spa tub and a walk-in closet. The other features a fireplace and a patio with access to the swimming pool and spa. There are two more bedrooms, each with bathrooms.

Lewis, 40, stars on the Bravo series in which he buys, remodels and sells homes for profit. The show recently completed its fourth season.

Property records show that he bought this property in March 2007 for $1.7 million. The house was featured in Season 2, and Lewis lived it in during Seasons 3 and 4.


Boni Bryant and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sunset office and Caroline Berkman Lewis of Prudential California, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Steve Sanders of Coldwell Banker, Sunset Boulevard, represented the buyer.

Jon Douglas’ estate lists at $18.7 million

A Bel-Air compound owned by the late real estate broker Jon Douglas has come on the market at $18.7 million.

Set behind gates on nearly 2 acres and built in 2001, the property includes an 11,700-square-foot main house and a 1,750-square-foot guesthouse. The main house features a grand circular entry hall, a wood-paneled library, a gym three guest bedrooms and a master suite that includes a study, a sitting room, his-and-her walk-in closets, his-and-her bathrooms, a sauna and a kitchenette. The guesthouse has two more bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms.


Douglas died in August at 73. His Westside brokerage, the Jon Douglas Co., merged with Prudential in 1995 and was one of the largest in the country. It had 70 offices when it was purchased in 1997 by Coldwell Banker, according to Times archives.

The listing agents are Joyce Rey and Michael Sahakian at Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office.

Next stop on his tour is Hawaii

Update: Singer-songwriter Graham Nash and his wife, Susan, have sold their longtime Encino home for its asking price of $1.6 million. The house came on the market in mid-August and was in escrow within a week.


The couple raised their children in the house and now plan to make Hawaii their full-time residence.

The Tudor house was the center of their family life as well as a place to entertain and for Nash to compose. He wrote songs on the grand piano in the living room and in the guesthouse, which includes a recording studio.

The gated property includes the main house, a guesthouse and a pool with spa. A total of six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms are in more than 4,600 square feet of living space.

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who started with the Hollies, tours as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash. He appeared on “American Idol” in 2008 singing “Teach Your Children.” Nash, 68, also has published books of his photographs.


The couple bought the house in 1986 for $900,000, according to public records.

Julie Jones of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sunset office had the listing; Harriet Cameron of Prudential California, Sherman Oaks, and Andrew M. Spitz of Prudential, Encino, represented the buyer.