Hot Property: Los Angeles

Selena Gomez giving up her starter home in the Valley

 

Los Angeles Times

Selena Gomez, the 21-year-old pop star and actress, has listed her house in Tarzana for sale at $3.495 million.

The neo-traditional home sits on a flat acre behind gates. A blue stone patio with a fountain leads to the bay-window flanked red front door, which opens to a high-ceiling entry. The classic center hall leads to a dining room with coffered ceilings on one side and to the living room with a fireplace on the other.

The 6,630 square feet of living space on two stories includes a great room, a card room, a media room, a dressing area, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There’s a guesthouse and a swimming pool.

Gomez released her first solo album, Stars Dance, last year. The Come & Get It singer earlier recorded several albums as part of Selena Gomez & the Scene. She was on the television shows Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-12) and Barney & Friends (2002-04).

More recently Gomez starred in the films Getaway (2013) and Rudderless (2014). She will also star in the summer comedy Behaving Badly.

Gomez bought the property in 2011 for $2.175 million, public records show, and remodeled and expanded the house by about 2,000 square feet.

She is selling because she purchased another home this year in Calabasas.

ACTOR’S HOME IS HIS CASTLE

Paul Lukather, a voice-over artist and veteran actor, has put his castle-like home in Hacienda Heights up for sale at $1.468 million.

Built in 1930, the 4.15-acre property has been referred to as the Enchanting Estate or the Castle. The main house and two guesthouses contain six bedrooms, five bathrooms in 4,544 square feet of living space.

Features include cathedral ceilings, hand-hewn beams, mahogany doors, balconies, two basements and a turret with 360-degree views, including the San Bernardino Mountains and the Los Angeles Basin.

A car turntable sits at the front of the house for quick getaways. There’s also a swimming pool, an avocado grove and an outdoor kitchen and barbecue.

Lukather is known as the video game voice as Vorador in the Legacy of Kain series. His television work includes such series as The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, Mission: Impossible and Cheers.

He also starred or costarred in the 1960s films Dinosaurus!, Hands of a Stranger and The Way West.

‘NEIGHBORS' STAR LEAVES HOOD

Zac Efron has sold his industrial-vibe home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.775 million.

Although designed for the Case Study Program by Rodney Walker, the house was built in 1947 outside the program. Features include walls of glass, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,424 square feet of living space.

Corrugated metal surfaces and a three-sided fireplace add to the hip ambience. The concrete floors in the open-concept house are heated.

An infinity-edge swimming pool also sits on the nearly third of an acre lot.

Efron, 26, rose to teen stardom in the films High School Musical and Hairspray, as well as the TV series Summerland. He starred this year in That Awkward Moment and is in the new film Neighbors. He was a presenter this year at the 86th Academy Awards.

The property was purchased in 2008 for $2.35 million, public records show.

COACH LEVELS HIS PLAYING FIELD

Did Mike Dunleavy Sr. act too soon when he sold his Century City condo for $6.95 million?

The retired NBA player and former Lakers and Clippers coach recently interviewed to replace former Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni. He might need a place in proximity to Staples Center, the airport and the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

But he’s also been meeting with the New York Knicks to talk about their head coaching spot.

The luxury unit Dunleavy sold in the Century was a generous 4,660 square feet with a center hall, breakfast and dining areas, a service entrance, wine cellar, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Building amenities include a 75-foot-long swimming pool, a fitness center and concierge service.

Dunleavy, 60, coached the Lakers, who train at the El Segundo complex, from 1990 to ’92 and was interviewed for the position again in 2012 after Mike Brown was fired.

He bought the condo two years ago for $4.5 million, according to public records.

RANCH HAS A LYRICAL PAST

Bernie Taupin, the famed lyricist for singer Elton John, has listed his 28-acre ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley for sale at $5.95 million.

Called Roundup Valley Ranch, the property centers on a Mediterranean-style house with views of the surrounding mountains. Set on a knoll amid oak trees, the 5,000-square-foot main house opens to a courtyard with a fountain.

A great room connects to a bar and entertainment area. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The kitchen features an island, granite and Jerusalem stone counters, a pizza oven and a walk-in pantry.

The detached guesthouse/studio was originally designed as an indoor handball court. Later, it was transformed to a recording studio where albums were cut. Today it functions as an art studio with a gym and has an upstairs office with a bathroom.

Another house on the site overlooks a pond, waterfall and the equestrian area, which has a covered arena, a 10-stall barn and storage buildings. There’s a swimming pool and plenty of pastureland.

Taupin, 63, wrote the words for such hits as “ Your Song,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” He had a lifelong dream of living on a working ranch and in 1992 bought the property, where he has raised horses.

MARINA DEL REY LOFT FILLS THE BILL

Taylor Kitsch of “ Friday Night Lights” fame has bought a condo in Marina del Rey for $705,000.

The loft, in the Marina Arts District, features dark wood floors, exposed ducts, high ceilings and 1,240 square feet of open concept space. There are two bathrooms.

The kitchen has an eat-at island and stainless-steel appliances. Sliding doors open to a private patio. Although there are no distinct bedrooms there is a dressing area.

Kitsch, 33, was a fixture on the series “Friday Night Lights” from 2006 to ’11. More recently he has kept busy starring in the films “ Savages” (2012), “ The Grand Seduction” (2013) and “ Lone Survivor” (2013).

NEWLYWED DITCHING HER FORMER HOME

Alexandra Hedison, who married actress Jodie Foster in April, listed her Hollywood Hills West home for sale at $2.75 million and within two weeks it was in escrow.

The actress-photographer left her design mark on the 1956 home, rebuilding and updating it with new wiring, plumbing, roof and windows, a security system and other improvements.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house is boomerang-shaped, with nearly every room looking out on a central swimming pool with canyon and city views. Clerestory windows and sliding glass doors flood the house with light.

Two fireplaces, terrazzo flooring and multiple patios are other home features.

Hedison, 44, is an accomplished photographer whose works have been displayed around the world. Her acting credits include “ The L Word” (2006-09), “ Prey” (1998) and “L.A. Firefighters” (1996-97).

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