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Hot property: Cindy Crawford gets top dollar for Malibu house

The Hollywood Hills estate of the late jazz great George Duke, and the storied Le Gonks West recording studio, is on the market at $2.999 million.
The Hollywood Hills estate of the late jazz great George Duke, and the storied Le Gonks West recording studio, is on the market at $2.999 million. TNS

Supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber have sold a Malibu house for $13.341 million. They listed the Traditional-style home in late May for $15.45 million after buying it last year for $6 million.

Set on 1.4 wooded acres at the end of a cul-de-sac, the gated, multilevel home has a footbridge and private path leading down to the beach.

Wide-plank oak floors, neutral tones and natural materials give the house a casual feel. A great room with a fireplace, a media/family room, a bonus room, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms are among the living spaces. Tax records put the size at 3,651 square feet.

The oceanview home has walls of glass that open to two tiers of wraparound wooden decks. A lagoon-style pool and expanses of lawn complete the grounds.

Crawford, 49, has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers. Gerber, 53, is a nightlife and entertainment industry businessman.

They own other property in Malibu.

WHERE MUSIC HISTORY WAS MADE

The Hollywood Hills estate of the late jazz musician George Duke and his Le Gonks West recording studio is on the market at $2.999 million.

Jeffrey Osborne’s On the Wings of Love, Deniece Williams’ Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and A Taste of Honey’s Sukiyaki are among the many hits made at the 1,400-square-foot studio on the home’s lower level.

Set behind stately gates on nearly a third of an acre, the 1925 residence has more than 3,400 square feet of living space on the main and upper levels. Coved ceilings, inlaid wood floor accents, stained-glass windows, archways and wrought-iron gates and railings are among the details.

A living room with a fireplace and balcony, a media/theater room with a bar, a formal dining room, a kitchen with a breakfast nook, three bedrooms and three bathrooms complete the living areas.

Accessed from the outside, the studio includes a control room, a live room with sound isolation booths, a bathroom, a lounge, a wine cellar and an office space.

Duke — a keyboardist, singer, composer and producer — infused jazz with rock and funk elements during his five-decade career, winning a Grammy in 2000 for producing Dianne Reeves’ album In the Moment – Live in Concert.

Duke, who died two years ago at 67, made about 30 solo albums. He also collaborated with such musicians as Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa.

The property last sold in 1978 for $355,000.

HOME OF OLYMPIAN, ‘UNBROKEN’ POW

The Hollywood Hills home of the late Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and former World War II prisoner of war whose life story was the subject of last year’s film Unbroken, is for sale at $1,999,500.

The English Revival-style house, built in 1922, has a roof that evokes the thatched cottages of rural England. Sited to take in the city views, the 3,445-square-foot house has a high-ceiling living room with a fireplace, a sunroom, an eat-in kitchen, a workshop, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Zamperini, an avid do-it-yourselfer, paneled the dining room himself, among other projects.

The gated one-third-acre lot has mature trees and landscaping.

Zamperini, who died last year at 97, grew up in Torrance, California, was a high school track star and ran the 5,000-meter race at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

He lived in the Hollywood Hills home for nearly six decades.

NEVER ENOUGH OF A GOOD THING?

They’re back: High-profile home flippers and actors Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays have put their latest offering on the market in Hollywood Hills for $1.499 million.

The couple, who thrive on home-renovation projects, spent their recent non-acting hours redoing a Modern-style home built in 1948. Set in the hills at the end of a gated driveway, the house has glass double doors off the front patio.

The 1,900 square feet of white-walled and clean-looking interiors include open-plan living and dining rooms, a den/office, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. An oversized island with a sink separates the kitchen from the dining room, which has a barn-style wood door that can slide shut for added privacy. Details include original plaster, crown molding and a claw-foot tub.

Stepping stones lead through the back lawn to a wooden platform that can be used as a lounging or dining area. It has views of the surrounding hillsides.

Bernsen, 60, gained fame on the TV series L.A. Law (1986 to 1994) and starred in the Major League films. He was on Psych throughout its run from 2006 to 2014. The busy actor is involved in several upcoming movies, including the sci-fi thriller Sensory Perception.

Interior designer Pays, 56, reprised her role as Dr. Tina McGee on The Flash last year and this year. She starred in the original 1990s series.

They bought the property last year for $950,000.

L.A.’s WESTSIDE ADDS ANOTHER MOGUL

Vice Media co-founder and chief executive Shane Smith has purchased a pedigreed compound in Santa Monica for $23 million in one of the most expensive transactions historically for the Westside community.

Formerly owned by author-screenwriter Victoria Foyt and film director Henry Jaglom, the 1932 Mediterranean known as Villa Ruchello was used as a location for the HBO series Entourage and the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop.

The house also once served as a short-term home for members of Fleetwood Mac and British singer-songwriter Lily Allen.

Set behind walls and antique gates, the sprawling compound has an eight-bedroom main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a two-bedroom gatehouse for a combined 14,000 square feet of space. Within the 3.3-acre grounds are mature trees, formal gardens, fountains and a swimming pool.

Interiors featuring inlaid floors and hand-painted ceilings include formal and informal living areas, a two-story entry and a library with a hidden speakeasy bar. There are 12.5 bathrooms in all.

Smith, 45, co-founded the alternative-news company Vice Media with Gavin McInnes and Suroosh Alvi in 1994. The company was valued at more than $2.5 billion last summer after striking an investment deal with A&E Networks, a joint venture of Walt Disney Co. and Hearst.

The home was on the market last year for $29.95 million and more recently priced at $28.5 million. Property records show that it previously sold for $3.17 million in 1994.

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