Hot property: L.A.

Perry turns profit on ‘Bird’ house

 

Los Angeles Time

Actor and writer Tyler Perry, 43, has sold his tricked-out home in the celebrity-studded Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West for $11.25 million, public records show.

The impeccably decorated 9,725-square-foot contemporary features a glass-floor catwalk that serves as the ceiling of the wine cellar, a window in the billiards room that looks into the swimming, a nightclub/lounge with a bar and a disco ball, a gym, four fireplaces, four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a sauna. The site, which is more than a third of an acre, has expansive city light and mountain views.

Perry paid $9.6 million for the property in 2006.

Schnabel House

The Frank Gehry-designed Schnabel House in Brentwood has changed hands for $9.5 million.

The seller is Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Jon B. Platt, who restored the home, according to Los Angeles Times archives.

Gehry, whose works include the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown, is known for his “deconstructionist” style of architecture.

Built in 1989, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence has been described as “a village that looks inward.” There is a main house, an office, a guesthouse and a garage-and-gym structure with a breezeway. The half-acre of grounds include a reflecting pond, a pool and an olive orchard.

Platt spent about five years on the renovation. Public records show the property previously sold in 2006 for $9 million.

Billy Bob’s estate

Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton, 57, has sold his estate in Beverly Hills for $8 million.

Built in 1929, the 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style mansion retains its period details and features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The walled and gated property of more than half an acre includes a pool, a spa, fountains and a paddle tennis court.

Thornton bought the property in 2000 for $3.75 million, according to public records.

COMPETITION OVER

Songwriter, singer and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has parted with her home in Studio City for $6.3 million.

Built in 1923, the 7,600-square-foot French chateau-style house was renovated and expanded by DioGuardi and her husband, home builder Mike McCuddy. The five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home sits on three acres with an infinity pool and a hot tub. Features include a 23-foot-tall stone fireplace, herringbone walnut floors and a sauna.

Public records show that DioGuardi bought the property in 2004 for $3.5 million.

Ladd lists

Actress Cheryl Lad d, 61, has listed her 22.5-acre estate in Santa Ynez at $3.995 million.

The Italian-style villa, with 6,557 square feet of living space, sits off a circular motor court ringed with potted olive trees, Italian cypress and native landscaping. A large foyer overlooks a sunken living room. Features include stone fireplaces, a covered colonnade loggia, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and beamed and paneled ceilings.

STUDIO CITY

Actor Ethan Suplee, 36, has sold his Studio City house for $1.6 million.

Once home to Jane Fonda, the country English-style residence of 3,787 square feet was built in 1951 and sits on nearly an acre of wooded grounds with a detached office/guesthouse, a gym and a pool. There are three fireplaces, seven bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Suplee starred last year in Rise of the Zombies and appeared in the series Men at Work and Raising Hope.

Public records show the property was last sold in 2006 for $2 million.

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