Hot property: L.A.

‘Parks and Recreation’ comedian takes his act to new Los Feliz home

 

Los Angeles Times

Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of Parks and Recreation has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas.

Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features an inner courtyard that leads to a two-story central hall, 20-foot-high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and walls of glass.

A living room/dining area and den/study sit on either side of the kitchen, which has ample space for making “sandoozles” (Ansari slang for sandwiches) or “pre-birds” (eggs). There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

Sliding glass doors open to an outdoor living room patio with a spa, wood decking and a built-in barbecue. A second-story balcony overlooks the pool. The attached carport can hold four “go-go mobiles.”

The most park-like part of the property is a walled-in, Zen-inspired garden in which a wooden deck seems to float.

Actor and comedian Ansari, 30, has starred as aspiring ladies’ man Tom Haverford on the sitcom since it started in 2009. He was the first person cast for Parks.

The property previously changed hands in 2007 for $2.15 million.

PRICE CURB

Larry David has curbed his enthusiasm by more than $2 million since he first listed his Pacific Palisades estate.

Priced now at $12.995 million, the gated English-country-style mansion sits on nearly an acre with a guesthouse, mature trees and a pool.

Used-brick fireplaces, half timbering and steeply vaulted ceilings bring the home’s architectural charm indoors. Talk about cozy — there’s even a fireplace in a bathroom.

One of the dining areas occupies the ground level of the rotunda. There are seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 11,272 square feet of living space.

David, 66, was a writer, producer and actor in Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he created in 2000.

$47 MILLION FOR COMPOUND

Megan Ellison, a film producer and the daughter of Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle Corp., has quietly sold her three-house compound in Hollywood Hills West for close to $47 million.

The first sale, which closed in the summer at $20.5 million, was of the home used as the 2010 Esquire magazine design house, described as “the ultimate bachelor pad.” Megan Ellison purchased the four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary in 2010 for $13.75 million.

Now the other two houses have sold together for $26.25 million. Ellison spent $12.6 million in 2008 and $6.25 million in 2009 on the pair.

Ellison, 27, is the founder of Annapurna Pictures. Her producer credits include Lawless (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2010) and True Grit (2010).

BANDLEADER’s ACCORD

Rickey Minor, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno bandleader, and his wife, Karen, have sold their house in Hollywood Hills for $3.9 million.

The gated compound of more than half an acre includes a four-bedroom main house, a detached guesthouse, an infinity-edged pool, a treehouse and a sports court. There are multiple terraces, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 7,202 square feet of living space.

Minor has been the Tonight Show bandleader since 2010. He also has worked as a musical director for American Idol and on tours of recording artists such as Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera.

The Minors bought the property in 2010 for $3.77 million, public records show.

EX-NFL TACKLE

Retired pro football player Marvel Smith and his wife, Kellie, have listed their home in a gated community in Calabasas for sale at $1.825 million.

Built in 1992, the 4,510-square-foot main house and 521-square-foot guesthouse sit on a third of an acre lot with a pool, lawn and a barbecue center. Features include a formal entry, high ceilings, an open floor plan, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Smith, 35, played offensive tackle in the NFL. During his nine years in the league he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.

The couple bought the property in 2006 for $2.2 million, public records show.

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