Hot property: Los Angeles

‘Dexter’ star fails to make a killing


Los Angeles Times

Michael C. Hall of Dexter fame has sold the Ronald Colman estate in Hollywood Hills for $2 million. He had bought the property two years ago for $1.95 million.

Designed and built in 1926 for British actor Colman, who was in silent and talking films, the Spanish-style compound encompasses a third of an acre with a main house, guesthouse, a courtyard garden and a tennis court turned into a garden.

Within the 4,572 square feet of living space are a media room, a wine room, a library/study, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. There is a three-car garage.

Hall, 42, starred as the murder-minded title character on Dexter from 2006 until last year. Before that he was on HBO’s funeral-home drama Six Feet Under (2001-05). Hall will star in the films Cold in July and I Fought the Law this year.

Big bang in Los Feliz market

Twilight film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home — Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory.

The 1922 Spanish Colonial-style house has a formal entry, a library/study, a den, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,026 square feet of space in two stories. Antiqued tile and stone, hand-carved wood and stenciled ceilings maintain a vintage vibe.

The 1.5-acre sloping lot, enclosed by walls, features a lagoon-style swimming pool, waterfalls and fountains. Stunning terraced gardens follow the hillside down to the home, which has cityscape views.

The property was purchased by Pattinson in 2011 for $6.25 million. An earlier owner of the house was Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Parsons also has listed his old Los Feliz house.

Priced at $1.85 million, the 1942 traditional home sits on a hillside with city views. The 2,827 square feet of open-plan living space on two levels includes a formal entry, an office, a breakfast area, three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

There are fireplaces in the living room and dining room and on the entry patio.

The actor bought the home in 2009 for $1.3 million.

Pattinson, 27, starred in the 2012 films Cosmopolis and Bel Ami. He will be in the upcoming films Maps to the Stars and The Rover.

Parsons, 40, has won three Emmys and a Golden Globe award for his work on the sitcom, which premiered in 2007. He will be in the upcoming TV movie The Normal Heart.

Ricci put Hills home on the market

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax star Christina Ricci is asking $1.695 million for her Hollywood Hills home.

Set behind a gated drive and built in 1957, the 1,891-square-foot traditional-style home features an open floor plan, a library/study, two bedrooms and three bathrooms.

French doors open to a covered patio, a swimming pool and terraced gardens on the quarter-acre lot.

Ricci, 33, played daughter Wednesday in two Addams Family movies as a child. She starred in the films Monster (2003) and Sleepy Hollow (1999) and will star in Mothers Day, due for release in May.

Ricci married James Heerdegen, a dolly grip technician, in October. She paid $1.505 million in 2005 for the property, which the Multiple Listing Service shows was leased out.


Shock-rocker and filmmaker Rob Zombie, known for his horror and sci-fi themes, has parted with his atmospheric home in Hancock Park for $3.65 million.

The tree-enshrouded Tudor, built in 1924, features wood paneling in the living room and pub rooms as well as the formal entry. A taxidermy bear loomed large in listing photos of the living room, which has a high wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace, but was not included in the sale.

The remodeled kitchen includes a butler’s pantry. There is also a home theater, a gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms for a total of 6,249 square feet of space.

The half-acre lot also contains a guesthouse, a pool house, a boulder-surrounded swimming pool and a spa.

Zombie, 49, was a founding member and lead singer for the heavy-metal band White Zombie. The singer-guitarist expanded to film soundtrack writing and performing for such movies as The Matrix (1999), House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and Paranormal Activity 4 (2012). He also wrote and directed two Halloween films and The Lords of Salem (2012).

The home last sold in 1999 for $1.799 million, public records show. Zombie also owns a home in Woodbury, Conn.

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