Hot property: L.A.

Sharon Stone sells 5-acre estate


Los Angeles Times

Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest area for $6.575 million.

The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.

Surrounded by walls and gated, the Mediterranean-style estate sits on five acres with pathways, bridges, waterfalls, fruit trees, a meditation garden, a pool and a tennis court with viewing pavilion.

The main house, built in 1991, includes a paneled library, a wet bar in the living room and a master suite with dual bathrooms, dual dressing rooms and a terrace. The guest house contains a media room, a gym and two bedrooms, for a total of seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms and four fireplaces. There is covered parking for about 14 cars.

Stone, 54, bought the property in 2006 for $10.995 million and put it back on the market later that year at $12.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. She has since leased out the estate. It was most recently priced at $7.5 million.


Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 38, has put a Malibu investment property up for sale at $23 million.

The oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired compound was leased out for three months this summer at $150,000 a month.

All three homes, which sit on a lot that is less than a half-acre, have recently been remodeled. There are a total of seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in an undisclosed number of square feet. Outdoor features include a beachfront deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn.

Public records show the property changed hands in 2002 for $6 million.


Actor Matthew Modine, 53, and his wife, Cari, have bought a home on a walk street in Venice for $2.45 million.

Built in 2003 and designed for entertaining, the contemporary house features an open floor plan, heated polished concrete floors and sliding glass doors that open to a courtyard garden with a fireplace. Including the master suite, which takes up the entire second floor, there are two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and about 2,000 square feet of living space. A bridge from the main house leads to the second bedroom above the three-car garage.

The property came on the market in late September at $2.395 million.


Oscar award-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis and his wife, actress Deborah Rennard, have sold their home in Santa Monica for its asking price of $5.25 million.

The East Coast-inspired traditional house sits on nearly a third of an acre with mature trees, lawn and formal gardens. The home features skylights, French doors that open to terraces and an outdoor kitchen, two fireplaces, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 5,690 square feet of living space.

Haggis, 59, has written for numerous television shows and won two Academy Awards for his work on Crash (2004). Rennard, 52, played J.R. Ewing’s secretary on Dallas (1981-91).

The couple paid about $2.618 million for the property in 2000, public records show. They put it on the market in mid-September.

CLASSIC estate

An estate in Beverly Hills that was once home to comedian Joe E. Brown is on the market at $6.89 million.

Set apart from the street by walls and a gate, the 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival faces in on a courtyard with a fountain. Among original details are peg-and-groove oak floors, stenciled beam ceilings, colorful glazed tiles and wrought ironwork. The master suite features a sitting room and a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 7,157 square feet of living space.

A loggia with arched openings surrounds the courtyard, and the garage has three arched openings for cars.

Brown, who died in 1973 at 81, lived in the house in 1931-38, according to research from the Pasadena-based Historic Resources Group. He added a screening room in the mid-1930s, but beyond that little has changed since the kitchen was remodeled by a later owner in 1958.

The circus performer-turned-vaudevillian was a pro baseball player before heading to Broadway.

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