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May 1, 2014

Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband

Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice, Calif., that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million.

Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice, Calif., that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million.

The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree. There are city and ocean views and a swimming pool.

Huston, 62, was on the series Smash in 2012 and 2013 and appeared on Medium (2008-09). She won an Oscar for her supporting role in Prizzi’s Honor (1985), which was directed by her father, John Huston.

Among other memorable roles, she played Morticia Addams in the 1991 and 1993 Addams Family films.

Graham, who died in 2008 at 70, was known for his bronzes depicting the human figure.

The property had been listed four years ago at $18 million. It last changed hands in 1992 for $500,000, public records show.


Jodie Foster has put her home in Hollywood Hills West back on the market for $5.75 million.

The Spanish-style villa, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a fireplace, French doors and views of Century City.

The 6,000 square feet of living space includes a screening room, an office, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half-baths and an attached guest apartment. The master suite has a sauna and a seating area.

A central courtyard shelters a swimming pool and a brick patio.

Foster, 51, won Oscars for The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Her first nomination was for her starring role in Taxi Driver (1976). She starred last year in the sci-fi thriller Elysium.

She previously listed the home last spring at $6.399 million. Public records show she bought the property in 1995, but the price wasn’t disclosed.


The longtime Malibu home of the late comedian Dick Martin and his actress wife, Dolly, is for sale at $11.5 million.

The Cape Cod-inspired beach house, built in 1946, has unobstructed ocean views and a wooden walkway that leads to the sand.

Features of the one-bedroom house include vaulted ceilings, brick fireplaces, French doors, a beach-facing deck and a wine cellar. There are four bathrooms and 2,551 square feet of living space.

A self-contained guesthouse, separated from the main house by a rose garden and fruit trees, has a fireplace and an open-beam ceiling.

Dick Martin, who died in 2008 at 86, was co-host of the popular Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1967 to 1973. Often-used show catchphrases such as “sock it to me” and “you bet your sweet bippy” became part of the American vernacular.

He went on to direct shows including The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.

Dolly Martin, also known as Dolly Read, starred in the 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and appeared on several television series. She was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in May 1966.


Ashok Amritraj is amid producing his own double feature of sorts: buying an estate in Bel-Air for $8.25 million and listing a house in the Encino/Sherman Oaks area for sale at $2.2 million.

Amritraj, 58, is chief executive of Hyde Park Entertainment. The prolific producer has worked on scores of films, including Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), Machete (2010) and Bandits (2001).

The Italian villa-style mansion he bought features a two-story entry, hand-carved wood details, four fireplaces, an elevator and a six-car garage. There are seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in 11,500 square feet of living space.

The site of more than a half-acre contains a swimming pool, a spa and lawn.

The ranch-style home he is selling includes vaulted ceilings, a family room with a wet bar, an exercise room/office, five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 4,381 square feet of living space. The lot, more than an acre, has a swimming pool and a tennis court, which the former pro tennis player no doubt put to good use.

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