Jesse McCartney lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,199,000

Singer-songwriter-actor Jesse McCartney has listed his Hollywood Hills home of two years at $1,199,000.

The updated modern-style house, built in 1965, has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 1,600 square feet. Outside, there’s a spa with a waterfall, a fire pit and a seating area with canyon views.

McCartney, 22, is selling because he’d like a larger home. He said he enjoys spending time with family and friends and has used the backyard of the open-plan house for entertaining. “I love to cook,” he said, “and this kitchen allows me to cook and still hang out with my friends.”

The second-time home buyer spent more than $200,000 in upgrades, including improvements to the grounds, sound systems and spa area. He bought the property in 2007 for $1,076,000.

McCartney started performing at age 7 in community musicals and had a role on the ABC soap opera “All My Children” from 1998 to ’99. He was a regular on “Summerland” (2004-05), and this year he has appeared in five episodes of the series “Greek.”

As for his musical career, McCartney was a member of the boy band Dream Street in the early 2000s before launching his solo career and releasing three studio albums. He co-wrote and produced the hit song “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder in 2007 for British singer Leona Lewis.

Elise Woroboff of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, has the listing.