Hot Property: L.A.

Stars of ‘Crocodile Dundee’ sell Malibu estate

 

Los Angeles Times

Chris Hemswort h and Elsa Patak y have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million.

The remodeled home, built in 1992 and set on an acre, has ocean views, vaulted ceilings and a library.

A Victorian exterior belies the more than 6,000 square feet of contemporary interior. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Hemsworth, 30, stars in the new movie Rush.

Pataky, 37, was in this year’s Fast & Furious 6 as well as Fast Five (2011).

Hogan, who turns 74 on Oct. 8, and Kozlowski, 55, are known for the Crocodile Dundee films.

They bought the property last year for $3.8 million.

ONE FEWER RANCH

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has turned around another property, this time unloading her 26-acre ranch in Thousand Oaks for $10.85 million.

DeGeneres and her spouse, Portia de Rossi, bought the rural property in 2009 for $8.5 million and had it on and off the market for the last two years. The spread includes eight contemporary farmhouse-style cabins, two barns, a yoga pavilion, stables and a tennis court. There are eight bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and a partial bath.

Second thoughts

Actor Dennis Quaid, 59, has sold a house for $3.315 million in Pacific Palisades.

The star purchased the remodeled home for $3.1 million earlier this year, several months after he and Kimberly Quaid filed for divorce a second time. They have since reconciled.

The 3,421-square-foot home features an open floor plan, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There is a saltwater g pool, a spa and patio space.

PARAMOUNT HEAD

Paramount Chief Executive Brad Grey and his wife, Cassandra, have listed their estate in Bel-Air at $27.5 million.

Built in 2006, the traditional-style mansion is gated and sits on more than an acre. Features within the 10,616 square feet of living space include a two-story entry with a curved staircase, a paneled den with a bar, a living/media room, a gym, a Pilates studio, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The landscaped grounds include a covered loggia, a pool and a motor court.

Grey bought the property in 2009 for $22 million, public records show.

The couple is building a house nearby.

RECORDING STUDIO

Jackson Rathbone, who plays a vampire in the Twilight movie series, has bought a home in Studio City for $1.2 million. The seller was electronic music pioneer Erez Eisen, who bought another house for $820,000.

Set in the Colfax Meadows area, the ranch-style home Rathbone bought includes a recently built professional-grade recording studio with a voice booth. The 2,500-square-foot home, built in 1938, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s a lagoon-style pool.

Eisen paid $1.1 million for the Studio City house in 2007, public records show.

Rathbone, 28, should be able to put the recording studio to good use because he is also a musician. He has starred in the television series Aim High since 2011 and starred in the 2010 movie The Last Airbender.

The midcentury house Eisen bought was not listed on the market.

ON SAME PAGE

Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and his partner, filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, have bought the Ulm House in Los Feliz for $1.92 million. The seller was painter Beatrice Findlay.

The Streamline Moderne-style home, attributed to architect William Kesling and built in 1937, features a rounded glass-block illuminated stairwell, walls of windows, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,309 square feet of living space.

Shears, 35, is the lead male singer of the pop band.

The property came on the market in July at $1.9 million. Findlay purchased it in 1977 for $138,000.

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