The Bach Room doubled as her office and a salon. Her baby grand sat on a stage at one end of the room.
Some room names were takes on sight gags: A yellow guest room was called the Canary Suite; the red-walled kitchen became the Scarlet Scullery; a room with an organ in it was the Pump Room. More than one room was devoted to Diller’s wigs and costumes.
But perhaps most reflective of her comic sensibilities are these two: a powder room named the Edith Head for the Academy Award-winning costume designer and a mirrored telephone room called the John Wilkes Booth.
Phyllis Diller died this year at 95.
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have put their house in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $12.65 million, and they might want to send a thank-you card to the new neighbors for the great “comp.”
Last month, 31-year-old entrepreneur twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss — who won a $65 million cash-and-stock settlement in 2008 over claims that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea to create Facebook — bought the contemporary house next door in the celebrity-populated “bird streets” area for $18 million.
The twins’ newly constructed two-story has retractable walls of glass opening to views of downtown L.A. and an infinity pool with a shallow-water shelf for chaise longues. A living room wall of sleek stone containing an extra long fireplace and spots for flowers bears some resemblance to a mausoleum wall. Counter seating for five sits off the sleek white kitchen. A waterfall fountain creates a backdrop for a spot of lawn, and a metal sculpture provides a focal point for a reflecting pool on the third-of-an-acre lot.
Offerman and Mullally, both of whom have appeared on Parks and Recreation, are selling a contemporary that sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and city views. There is a pool.
But the pair aren’t going to be hanging around to get to know the twins. They already have another house in hand.
Purchased at the end of last year for $4.15 million, their new place in Bel-Air is described as having museum-quality finishes, soaring ceilings and high-end details. The nearly 5,200-square-foot contemporary features a flexible floor plan, four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms on a single level. There is a solar-heated pool on the nearly half-acre canyon-view lot.
KOBE’S OLD PLACE
Vanessa Bryant has put a Newport Coast house up for sale at $3.75 million. The Mediterranean-style house was signed over to her as part of her divorce settlement with Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant.
The mountain-view house, built in 1999, sits on slightly more than a quarter of an acre in a gated community. Among its features are an office/library, five fireplaces, balconies, five bedrooms, a bonus room and 5 1/2 bathrooms. There is a spa, an outdoor fireplace and a built-in barbecue.
The house is one of three the Bryants own in Newport Coast.
Public records show they bought the property in 2003 for $2.65 million.