Hot Property: L.A.

Cannons not included in Venice sale


Los Angeles Times

Director-producer Renny Harlin has sold his so-called Cannon House in Venice house for $1.83 million.

The two cannons, however, were not included in the purchase. The buyer asked that they be removed.

The three-level home features an open floor plan, radiant-heated polished concrete floors, balconies, two master bedrooms with fireplaces, another bedroom, an office and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,756 square feet of living space. One cannon sat on a front-facing balcony and the other at the rear of the house.

Harlin, 53, has worked on such films as Die Hard 2 (1990), Cliffhanger (1993) and Deep Blue Sea (1999). On television, he has directed episodes of White Collar (2012) and Burn Notice (2011-12). He is a former husband of Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis.

Harlin paid $1.7 million for the property in 2004, public records show. He has been leasing it out more recently and listed it in late April. The asking price was $1.999 million.

Stengal estate

The former Casey Stengel estate, built for the baseball legend in 1925, is a hit with actress Jenna Fischer. The Office star recently bought the Glendale property for $1.9 million.

The Mediterranean-style house of about 4,600 square feet sits on close to an acre with a pool house, pool, tennis court and an orchard. The main house features a formal foyer, a living room with a barrel ceiling, two sitting rooms, five bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is a separate maid’s quarters off the garage.

Fischer, 38, has played receptionist Pam Beesly on the sitcom since 2005.

Stengel was a Major League Baseball outfielder who went on to manage the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Boston Braves, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets before retiring in 1965. The Baseball Hall of Famer lived at the Glendale house until his death in 1975 at 85.

The property came on the market in June at $2.41 million.

Coach DOWNSIZing

Former pro basketball star and coach Elgin Baylor and his wife, Elaine, have put their Beverly Crest area estate on the market at $4.25 million.

The contemporary Mediterranean-style home, built in 1981, is on nearly an acre with canyon and city views. Features include a 1,600-square-foot great room that could function as a home theater or game room. There are multiple decks, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and more than 8,000 square feet of living space.

Baylor, 78, was a small forward with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers from 1958 to 1971. The Hall of Famer went on to coach the New Orleans Jazz and was general manager for the Los Angeles Clippers for more than 20 years.

The Baylors paid $1,445,249 for the property in 1992, public records show. They raised their family in the home and would now like a smaller place in the area.

House flip

Indiana Pacer Danny Granger is looking to complete an off-court move called the house flip. He bought the Hollywood Hills home of The Vampire Diaries screenwriter Kevin Williamson four months ago for $3.715 million and recently put it back on the market at $4.195 million.

The sleek contemporary, built in 1990, features walls of glass, 15-foot ceilings and wrap-around terraces. Designed for entertaining, the house sits on more than a half-acre with a pool area bar and a pool. There is a gym with a sauna, a home theater, four bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms and 5,140 square feet of living space.

Granger, 29, has played for the Pacers since 2005. He is sidelined by a knee injury.


Interior designer to the stars Waldo Fernandez has flipped a restored 1961 house in Hollywood Hills West for $1.325 million.

The Midcentury Modern-style Warshawsky Residence, designed by architect Volker Traub, was an investment and renovation project for the serial home remodeler. Sited to take in city and canyon views, the 1,452-square-foot house features walls of glass, a fireplace, a den, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Fernandez started as a set designer on the 1960s films Doctor Dolittle and Planet of the Apes. He worked on the face-lift of the Beverly Hilton for Merv Griffin in the late 1980s, and his celebrity clients have included Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Taylor and Goldie Hawn.

The designer paid $890,000 for the property a year ago, public records show.

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