Hot Property: L.A.

Willis seeks action on Beverly Hills estate


Los Angeles Times

Actor Bruce Willis has entered the fray in the Westside’s action-packed housing market, listing his Beverly Hills mansion at $22 million.

The walled and gated estate includes a 1928 Spanish-style house with a porte-cochere, a pool surrounded by a wide wooden deck and a tennis court on the acre of landscaped grounds. There are beamed ceilings, glass doors, a screening room, several fireplaces, an inner courtyard with a fountain, 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 10,379 square feet of living space.

Willis, 58, is known for the Die Hard film series.

He bought the property in 2004 for $9 million.

Brentwood ‘farmhouse’

Cougar Town star Christa Miller, 48, and her husband, show co-creator Bill Lawrence, 44, have put their gated home in Brentwood back up for sale at $10.995 million.

The two-story New England farmhouse-inspired residence features coffered ceilings, French doors, four fireplaces, an office, a gym, six bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and 9,552 square feet of living space. The more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds include an outdoor fireplace and a pool.

The couple bought the property in 2008 for $12.6 million; they listed it in 2010 at $12.25 million and again in 2011 at $10.95 million.


Singer-television personality Jessica Simpson, 32, who bought a Hidden Hills estate from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne this year, has put her home in the 90210 ZIP Code up for sale at $7.995 million.

The Hamptons-inspired traditional was built in 1991 and recently renovated. Features include high ceilings, a commercial-grade kitchen, a media room, an office/library, a gym, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,500 square feet of living space. There is a stone courtyard with a koi pond and a pool.

Simpson, who launched numerous beauty and accessory lines, has a net worth estimated at $100 million. She bought the property in 2005 for $5.275 million. Simpson paid $11.5 million for the Osbourne home.


Singer-songwriter Robbie Williams has sold his home, guesthouses and soccer field in Sherman Oaks for $3,278,355.

The gated main home, built in 1947 and recently remodeled, features high ceilings, wood floors, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. A two-bedroom guesthouse sits off a pool. Another guesthouse is near the soccer field. The grounds total about an acre.

Williams, 39, is a solo artist and a member of the band Take That. With a strong following in Britain and Latin America, he has sold some 70 million records around the world.

The pop singer bought the property in 2005 for $3.7 million, public records show.


Tattoo artist Kat Von D has listed her castle-like house in the Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million.

Built in 1927, the gated Spanish-style compound includes a guesthouse. Featuring Gothic-style interiors, the home has a turret entry with an arched door, decorative wrought-iron stair rails, original tile, high ceilings, a retractable projection screen in the living room, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,148 square feet of living space. A series of arches open the second floor halls to the landing below. There is an outdoor barbecue area, a fire pit and a spa.

Katherine von Drachenberg, 31, played herself on the documentary series LA Ink from 2007-11, following a stint on Miami Ink.

Ojai compound

Veteran actress Diane Ladd, 80, has put her gated compound in Ojai up for sale at $4.45 million.

The main house, built in 1986, features a wraparound porch, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,314 square feet of living space. There is a separate guesthouse, offices, hobby room and three-car garage. The 2.38-acre site includes mature trees, stone walkways, a meditation garden, yoga pavilion, tennis court, pool and greenhouse.

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