Heidi Klum has bought the Sherman Oaks estate of Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, for $9.875 million.
The red-brick Georgian-style mansion sits on 5 acres that take in canyon, mountain and San Fernando Valley views. Features of the custom home, built in 2000, include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, herringbone-patterned wood floors, a media room with a bar, two offices, a library, a wine cellar and a gym/dance studio.
There are 11,600 square feet of living space, five fireplaces, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including a pink "hers" bathroom. No doubt the model/actress will be expressing her own design sense in the interiors.
A swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and a one-bedroom guesthouse also are on the grounds.
Klum, 40, has been an executive producer on "Project Runway" since 2004. She made two appearances on the series "Parks and Recreation" this year. Klum and her husband, singer Seal, split up last year.
The Times' neighborhood database, Mapping L.A., considers the estate's gated community to be in Sherman Oaks, while the Multiple Listing Service places it in Bel-Air.
Billy Rose, Jeeb O'Reilly and Mauricio Umansky of the Agency were the listing agents. Lynn Teschner of Coldwell Banker represented Klum.
Trying to sell his old home base
Elsewhere in Sherman Oaks, Pete Rose of baseball fame and his second wife, Carol, have listed a home for sale at $2.15 million.
Entered through a gated courtyard, the contemporary Spanish-style house features a grand foyer, skylights, wrought-iron railings, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,719 square feet of living space. The kitchen has three sinks, two dishwashers and three ovens — plenty of equipment to cook for a starting lineup.
The quarter-acre site also contains a swimming pool with spa, a covered patio and a detached multi-use structure.
Pete Rose, 72, played in the major leagues from 1963 to 1986 and is a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The switch hitter set records for hits, games played and at-bats. He was banned from baseball for life in 1989 for betting on games.
Recently he has been making his home in Las Vegas, according to his 2013 reality show "Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs."
The Roses bought the property in 1999 for $913,500, public records show. Pete Rose filed for divorce two years ago.
Gloria Hicks of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
Game up for Glendale sale
Jayceon Taylor, the rap musician known as Game or the Game, has his house in Glendale up for sale at $1.799 million.
Built in 1958 and updated, the gated two-story features an open floor plan, high ceilings with skylights, a game room (really), four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,667 square feet of living space.
The one-third-acre lot contains a swimming pool and custom-built barbecue area.
Taylor, 33, is a fixture on the West Coast hip-hop scene and has worked with Dr. Dre, G-Unit and Chris Brown, among others. His studio albums include "The Documentary" (2005), "LAX" (2008) and "Jesus Piece" (2012).
He bought the property in 2005 for $1.9 million, public records show.
Edward Dolce and Kenneth Marker of Rodeo Realty are the listing agents.
WeHo house is in the pink
Amanda Eliasch has put her personal stamp on a West Hollywood home and put it on the market for $2.7 million.
Helping the Genlux magazine fashion editor sweat the details was interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, whose celebrity clients have included Cher and Elton John, among others.
The contemporary home, completed last year, features an open floor plan and disappearing walls of glass that open to a saltwater infinity swimming pool, lawn and a cabana. It's quite a backdrop for neon art, a hot-pink baby grand piano and a matching pink settee.
The two-story house includes a formal entry, two fireplaces, a breakfast bar, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and terrace space. Pink accents continue throughout.
Eliasch, 53, is a poet-writer, screenwriter and film director. Her book of poetry is titled "Cloak and Dagger Butterfly." She directed, wrote, produced and stars in the 2013 documentary "The Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly."
The property previously sold in May for $2.349 million.
Nancy Sill of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.
Scene change in Hollywood Hills
"MADtv" Actress Nicole Parker and her husband, Brett Parker, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for its listing price of $1.847 million.
The couple bought the 1926 Spanish-style home in 2006 for $1.75 million from screenwriter-director-producer Jonas Pate and his wife, Jennifer, according to public records.
Features include interior archways, beamed ceilings and French doors. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space.
The grounds include fountains, courtyards and a swimming pool as well as a separate gym/office.
Parker, 35, was on "MADtv" from 2003 to 2009 and in the 2009 Adam Sandler movie "Funny People" in 2009, the same year she was in "Wicked" on Broadway. She then went on the tour of "Wicked."
Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty was the listing agent. Victoria Romeyn and Ian Andewelt of Keller Williams represented the buyer.