Musical chairs: Jessica Simpson buys Osbourne home
In a multimillion-dollar twist on celebrity musical chairs, singer-actress Jessica Simpson has purchased Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s estate in Hidden Hills for $11.5 million, public records show.
The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2001, sits on a 2.5-acre promontory off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. It features a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater and studio area, six en suite bedrooms and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors and a reclaimed brick fireplace.
The grounds include a swimming pool, spa and barbecue island.
In addition to her work on reality TV, Simpson, 32, starred in the films “Major Movie Star” (2008), “Blonde Ambition” (2007) and “The Dukes of Hazzard” (2005).
Sharon Osbourne, 60, is a co-host on “The Talk” (2010-present) and has been a judge on “America’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” She also is the manager of Ozzy Osbourne, 64, who made his mark as the lead singer of Black Sabbath. The pioneering heavy metal group continues to tour.
The couple paid nearly $12.4 million for the estate in 2007, public records show.
Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland and Tomer Fridman of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s were the listing agents. Jory Burton of Sotheby’s Beverly Hills office represented Simpson.
‘Supernatural’ star bags a buyer
“Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles has sold his house in Brentwood for $3 million.
The Mediterranean home, built in 1947 and recently renovated, sits on a walled site of about a third of an acre. The 3,554 square feet of living space features high ceilings, a loft library, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The 900-square-foot guesthouse has a gated entrance. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool with spa, a kitchen, a lawn and fruit trees.
Ackles, 35, has been on “Supernatural” since it started in 2005. He starred in the horror film “My Bloody Valentine” (2009) and appeared on “Days of Our Lives” from 1997 to 2000.
Public records show the actor bought the property in 2009 for $2.435 million.
Chris Carlson and Sandy Carlson of Keller Williams’ Studio City office were the listing agents.
Moguls make a deal in Malibu
Producer Jerry Weintraub has sold his longtime Malibu compound, and the paper trail leads to apparel mogul Serge Azria as the buyer.
Ownership of the 7-acre spread transferred early this year, but public records do not include a sales price. The beachfront/bluff-top compound had been listed at $42.5 million to $75 million over a span of six years.
Beyond its panoramic ocean views, the lot boasts a road down to the beach should the new owner want to use a golf cart rather than walk. But that’s just for starters. There’s the main house, two guesthouses, a guardhouse, video security, two barns/stables, a riding ring, a gym, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The 11,810 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Weintraub, 75, produced such hits as the “Karate Kid” and “Ocean’s” movies. Azria, 64, owns the Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott fashion lines, among others, serving in such roles as chief executive and creative director.
Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker’s Malibu West office was Weintraub’s listing agent.
Manse was on TV doc’s rounds
If you haven’t swooned over Dr. Joe Gannon of “Medical Center” then you haven’t lived … through the early 1970s, that is.
The estate of actor Chad Everett, whose name became synonymous with the dashing doctor, and his actress wife, Shelby Grant, has come on the market in Westlake Village at $3.795 million.
The custom-built Mediterranean sits amid redwoods on a cul-de-sac surrounded by a golf course. The single-story estate features 1.78 acres of park-like grounds, a long circular driveway, a swimming pool and a four-car garage.
The 7,161-square-foot house’s amenities include an oversized foyer, floor-to-ceiling windows, a bar, a den, two kitchen islands, a breakfast room and a porch. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Everett, who died last year at 75, starred in “Medical Center” from 1969 to 1976 and continued to work in film and television throughout his life. His recent credits include the series “Chemistry” (2011) and “Castle” (2012).
Grant died in 2011 at 74. She appeared in “Medical Center” as well as the films “Our Man Flint” (1966) and “Fantastic Voyage” (1966).
The couple bought the property in 1993 for $1.94 million, public records show.
Stacy Richardson of Dilbeck Real Estate is the listing agent.
The tenants have been stellar
Beverly Coburn, actor James Coburn’s first wife, has sold a West Hollywood triplex with a history of stellar tenants for $3.72 million.
The building has counted film star Marilyn Monroe and singer Frank Sinatra among its residents.
Monroe’s and Sinatra’s tenancies overlapped in 1961. She lived in her apartment, and he used his as a getaway, according to “Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra,” written by George Jacobs, his valet at the time.
The three units in the gated compound share a courtyard and patio space. The main unit features floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the living room, high ceilings, five fireplaces and two bedrooms. The above-garage studio has a fireplace, a kitchenette and terrace space. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with an office includes an atrium garden.
There are a total of four bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,637 square feet of living space.
Beverly Coburn bought the building in 1989 for $1.643 million.
Steven Levine and Jennifer N. Levine of Hilton & Hyland were the listing agents. Rayni Romito and Branden Williams of the same office represented the buyer.