In a celebrity connection straight outta the Westside, actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme sold his home in Marina del Rey to rapper-actor Ice Cube for $7.25 million.
The custom three-story with cityscape and ocean views came up for sale a year ago for about $10 million and was more recently priced at $7.949 million, records show. “The Muscles from Brussels,” as he is nicknamed, bought the house four years ago for $6 million.
Built in 2011, the 7,574-square-foot home contains knockout features: a home theater, a gym and a poured concrete-and-glass wine cellar.
A glass-enclosed staircase and an elevator connect the levels.
Among common areas are a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, a formal dining room and a living room with a wet bar. The master suite has a fireplace and his-and-hers bathrooms for a total of six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and six fireplaces.
Pocket doors off each level open to terrace patios overlooking the canal.
The rooftop deck with a swimming pool takes in 360-degree views.
AN ATTRACTION DECADES OLD
The longtime Malibu home of late comedian Dick Martin and his wife, actress-model Dolly Read, is up for sale at $9.995 million.
The beachfront home, found along Broad Beach on the western end of Malibu, was a gathering spot for celebrities and Hollywood elite after the couple bought the place more than four decades ago. Stars such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Gregory Peck and Sammy Davis Jr. were among the guests. Late actor Bill Bixby was also married on the property.
“Over the 40 years I have lived in the home, I’ve seen Broad Beach grow into an even more desirable location,” Read told the Los Angeles Times in a statement. “This home is particularly special, as it brings a warm, lovely Cape Cod style to an area that has long been considered the home to Hollywood elite.”
Built in 1946, the beach house sits on more than a third of an acre and has unobstructed ocean views and a courtyard filled with fountains, gardens and fruit trees. A wood-plank walkway leads directly from the home to the sand.
Inside, the cozy layout has a classic coastal look with brick accents, open-beam ceilings and rows of glass doors. A cook’s kitchen, a breakfast nook and a living room with fireplace are among the features in the 2,551 square feet of interiors.
Upstairs, the master suite has a fireplace, a wall of built-in bookshelves and glass doors that open to an ocean-view patio. There are three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on the property, including a self-contained guesthouse.
ELECTRA’S FOUND TRADITIONAL APPEAL
Carmen Electra has given herself a home makeover in the Hills. The model-actress-television personality, who last year checked out of her Mediterranean villa in Hollywood Hills West, has bought a new house in the area for $2.11 million.
The Georgian Colonial-inspired home, built in 1988 and renovated last year, has classic curb appeal, with white trim, Palladian windows and a pair of faux gables. A pair of pillars lends drama to the front entrance.
Inside, dark wood floors and gray hues provide a visual contrast to the nearly 3,900 square feet of white-walled space. A vaulted entry opens to a living room with a fireplace, and a long marble-topped island stretches across a chef’s kitchen.
But it’s the wine closet that takes center stage on the main floor. The custom cellar has walls of glass and is enjoyed by seemingly every common room.
The second-floor master suite indulges with a fireplace, sitting area and a chandelier-topped tub — a feature that probably appealed to the former cover girl. In all, there are five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
Two patios and a cascading fountain feature fill the walled grounds.
Electra, 44, gained fame as a Playboy model and for her brief, stormy marriage to Dennis Rodman.