Zooey Deschanel got top dollar for her home in Hollywood Hills. The actress-singer-songwriter, who bought a house in Manhattan Beach this year, sold her old place for $2.33 million — a little more than 6 percent over the asking price.
Set on half an acre, the single-story Traditional was built in 1933 and features formal living and dining rooms, a den, a breakfast nook and two wood-burning fireplaces. The remodeled kitchen, awash in blue tile and cabinetry, has marble counter tops and a farmhouse sink, while the breakfast area looks out onto surrounding gardens.
There are three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in about 3,000 square feet.
Outdoors, a brick patio, various gardens and large expanses of grass make up the tree-topped grounds. Separate guest quarters with another bedroom sit across from the main house.
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The home came on the market in April for $2.195 million, records show. Deschanel bought the house from Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo in 2009 for $1.65 million.
Deschanel, 35, stars in the Fox comedy New Girl, now in its fifth season. Among her film credits is Elf (2003), Failure to Launch (2006) and (500) Days of Summer (2009).
BOXER’S HOME IS A KNOCKOUT
Former middleweight boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has landed in Studio City, buying a new house for $2.8million.
The wood-and-concrete contemporary, completed this year, features a lounge with a wet bar, mirrors with built-in televisions and a three-sided fireplace that divides the main floor.
A modern kitchen with a large center island, a formal living room, dining room and a master suite with an en suite yoga studio are within the 4,788 square feet of space. Light oak flooring, pendant lighting and a floating steel-and-wood staircase lend a modern vibe to the interiors of the six-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom home.
Outdoors, grounds lined with artificial turf contain a swimming pool and spa, a detached recreation room and an outdoor kitchen. A fire pit and sitting area are adjacent to the pool.
The property came on the market in April for $2.88 million. It previously sold for $899,000 in 2013, records show.
Chavez, 29, is the son of six-time boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez. He recently returned to the ring in April after a year’s layoff, losing to light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara in nine rounds.
MOVING ON FROM ‘SIMPLE LIFE’
Fashion designer/reality star Nicole Richie and singer Joel Madden listed their place in Hollywood Hills for sale at $3.495 million and in about 10 days they had a buyer.
The duo bought a contemporary home in the Beverly Crest area this year for $6.7 million.
Their Hollywood Hills compound sits behind gates on close to half an acre. Although dating to 1914, the house has been extensively remodeled over the last century and today is topped by a massive skylight dome.
The 6,300 square feet of living space include a gym, an attached guesthouse, a den and a family room. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The kitchen opens to a barbecue area. A lagoon-style pool with a beach entry and a waterfall spa sits in the backyard.
Richie, 33, is executive producer and appears in the series Candidly Nicole. She was on the reality series The Simple Life (2003-07).
Madden, 36, sings with Good Charlotte and the Madden Brothers.
The property last changed hands in 2009 for $1.912 million.
COURTING INTEREST IN THE VALLEY
Professional basketball player Jordan Farmar, most recently of the L.A. Clippers, has put his home court in Tarzana up for sale at $3.495 million.
Set on more than half an acre, the Spanish-style house was built in 2004 and features a saltwater wave pool, a hookah lounge, two wine cellars and lighted basketball court.
The main house includes a two-story entry with a wrought iron staircase and a formal living room that opens to the kitchen. Dark wood and tile floors, beamed ceilings, wrought iron accents and a custom wall aquarium are among the interior details.
Amenities include seven fireplaces, a family room with a projection screen, a home theater, a game room, a climate-controlled doghouse and a dog run. The master suite has a steam shower and soaking tub. There are a total of five bedrooms and 5 3/4 bathrooms in 7,500 square feet of space.
Outdoors, the landscaped grounds center on the swimming pool, which has a beach entry, a grotto-style spa and a waterfall feature. Adjacent to the pool is a 1,500-square-foot pool house with a kitchen and a wet bar.
Farmar bought the property in 2011 for $1,866,500.
Farmar, 28, has deep ties to Southern California, having played for the L.A. Lakers and Clippers. He also played at UCLA in college and before that at William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills. He was released by the Clippers in January and in February signed with Turkish club Dogus Darussafaka through the end of the season.