Hot Property: L.A.

Strahan (reluctantly) sells in Bel-Air

 

Los Angeles Times

Although talk-show host and football analyst Michael Strahan was initially a reluctant seller, a $3-million gain in less than a year helped him overcome his hesitancy.

Strahan and his fiancee, television personality Nicole Murphy, have sold their Bel-Air home for $11 million in an all-cash deal. The couple had planned to build their dream house on the one-acre site, which they bought last year for $7.8 million.

They had torn down most of the existing 1926 Mediterranean home. But offers started coming in on the property and the right dollar figure finally changed their minds.

Strahan, 41, is the co-host of Live! With Kelly and Micha el. The defensive end played for the New York Giants his entire NFL career.

CHER’s back

Cher, 67, is back in the real estate news, or at least her trust is, this time buying a home in the Beverly Crest area for $2,145,355.

The two-story country English house, built in 1957, was once owned by another celebrity — actor Ed O’Neill and his wife, Catherine Rusoff. They sold the home in 2007.

The gated home features wood-plank floors, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,089 square feet of living space. The master suite, which has canyon views, includes two fireplaces.

The property previously sold three years ago for $1.515 million.

ALT ROCKER LISTS

Joe Hahn of the alt-rock band Linkin Park has put his home in Brentwood up for sale at $4.6 million.

Set on more than half an acre in a gated community, the contemporary house features panoramic city and ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar power, an elevator, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,458 square feet of living space. There is a three-car garage.

Hahn, 36, is the DJ and programmer for the band, which has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Public records show Hahn bought the property in 2006 for $3.975 million.

Franklin’s HOME SELLS

The longtime home of the late actress Bonnie Franklin has sold in Encino for $2.1 million.

The one-story traditional, priced at $1.945 million, went into escrow 10 days after coming on the market and closed in a little more than a month. Features include a family room, a den / office with a fireplace, three more fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms, an additional bathroom and 3,771 square feet of living space.

The lot of more than three quarters of an acre includes a swimming pool with a brick surround.

Franklin, who died in March at 69, starred on the late-’70s and early-’80s sitcom One Day at a Time.

Bravo SPOILER

Whether you caught or missed the recent season opener of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, you are way behind the real-life story.

The plot line from the news release: “As Josh Flagg finds a new enthusiasm for work, the pressures in his personal life begin to mount. Although Josh loves his bachelor pad in their L.A. high-rise, his partner Colton wants to start fresh and move into the comforts of a humble abode, leaving Josh at a crossroads.”

The spoiler: Flagg, who has been on the series since it started in 2006, just bought a Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills West, paying $1.6 million.

The redone 1935 bungalow features an open kitchen / family room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,687 square feet of living space. The gated property includes a covered spa, fire pit and a changing room with bathroom.

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