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Jodie Foster lists home in Hollywood Hills

 

Los Angeles Times

Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for $6.399 million.

The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a screening room, a study, a courtyard pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,060 square feet of living space.

Foster, 50, gained recognition for her starring role in Taxi Driver (1978) at age 13.She will star with Matt Damon in the sci-fi drama Elysium, due out in August.

Carrey sells

Actor-comedian Jim Carrey, 51, has sold his gated Malibu Colony retreat for $13.4 million.

The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck.

There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. In all, the house has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck.

Public records show he bought the property in 2002 for $9.75 million.

BIRD STREETS

Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West’s Bird Streets area for $9.97 million.

The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and city views. There is a pool.

Offerman, 42, has played parks department director Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation since 2009. Mullally, 54, was a regular on Will & Grace from 1998 to 2006, had her own talk show and stars on the comedy Childrens Hospital (2008 to the present).

They own another house in the area.

TV COP

Emmy-winning actor Dennis Franz has listed his estate in Montecito for sale at $7.65 million.

His New England-style home sits amid 250-year-old oak trees on 1.62 acres of what was once an avocado farm. The 6,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms, and a detached guest cottage contains two more bedrooms. Amenities include a pool, a pool pavilion, an outdoor fireplace and a boccie ball court.

Franz, 68, is known for his long-running role as detective Andy Sipowicz on the series NYPD Blue (1993-2005).

‘REAL’ COMPOSER

Composer-music producer Michael Baiardi and his wife, Heather, have bought a house in Encino for $2.4 million.

The traditional Cape Cod-inspired home was built in the 1950s and recently remodeled. The half-acre of gated grounds include a main house, pool, a spa, two cabanas, a circular driveway and a basketball court. There are six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a den, a gym and more than 5,100 square feet of living space.

Baiardi, 40, has composed music for films and TV shows that include The Avengers, Magic Mike, The Taking of Pelham 123 and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The couple also has a home in the Benedict Canyon area.

‘E.T.’ WRITER

Screenwriter Melissa Mathison has listed her Malibu home for sale at $9.995 million.

The gated villa sits on more than an acre of park-like grounds with coastline and ocean views. The Zen-inspired house features six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,940 square feet of living space. The property has 84 feet of ocean bluff frontage and deeded beach access.

Mathison, 63, wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She is a former wife of actor Harrison Ford.

The property previously sold in 2003 for $5.8 million, public records show.

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