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Jodie Foster’s Hollywood Hills home sells for nearly $5M

The Los Feliz home of Robert Huizenga, known as Dr. H on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ is listed for sale at $5.399 million.
The Los Feliz home of Robert Huizenga, known as Dr. H on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ is listed for sale at $5.399 million. Los Angeles Times

Jodie Foster has sold a home in Hollywood Hills for its latest asking price of $4.995 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, is in the Bird Streets area, long popular with celebrities.

A courtyard leads to the home’s skylighted entry. The step-down living room has a cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace and views of Century City.

The 6,060 square feet of living space include a formal dining room, an office, a screening room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suite features a sitting area and a sauna.

French doors open to an outdoor seating area, a swimming pool and gardens on the one-third-acre property.

Foster, 51, gained recognition for Taxi Driver (1976) at age 13. She has won Oscars for The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). More recently, she starred in the films Carnage (2011), The Beaver (2011) and Elysium (2013).

Among former owners of the property is actress/model Cheryl Tiegs, who bought the home in 1987 for $1.65 million. Public records do not show what Foster paid when she took ownership in 1995.

The actress first put the home on the market last year at $6.399 million. Her net worth is estimated at more than $100 million by Forbes.


Benji Madden of Good Charlotte put his gated Glendale compound on the market at $2.139 million and in about a week it was in escrow.

The traditional-style three-story home, built in 1951, sits on half an acre with a guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool house. A formal foyer, a winding staircase, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms are within the 5,346 square feet of living space.

The living room features a brick fireplace and French doors and windows.

Madden, 35, is guitarist/vocalist for the pop punk band and the rock duo the Madden Brothers. He has written music for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards and The Voice.

The property last changed hands a decade ago for $1.55 million. Madden bought another L.A.-area house two years ago for $1.125 million.


John Gilbert Getty of the J. Paul Getty oil family has parted with his landmark house in Los Feliz for $8.3 million.

Called the Castle, the 1924 home was designed by A.F. Leicht, known for his symbolic and distinctive designs. Among his works were evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s Angelus Temple and about two dozen homes in Los Feliz and Hollywood Hills.

The house has a storied history, having been home to such notables as singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, pop artist Andy Warhol, musician Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground, actor John Phillip Law and, before Getty, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Set on 1.7 acres, the house combines Art Deco, Spanish and Assyrian styles. The entry is formed around a pentagram. Multilevel balconies were designed for singers and actors to perform unseen.

A cathedral-ceiling living room, a formal dining room, a den, a renovated kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are contained within the 5,582 square feet, tax records show.

A tower room leads up to a roof deck with 360-degree views.

John Getty is the son of Ann and Gordon Getty, who was the oil tycoon’s fourth child.

The property was marketed outside the Multiple Listing Service for $8.9million


Dr. Robert Huizenga, a sports physician who became known to The Biggest Loser viewers as Dr. H, has shed his home in Los Feliz for $4.25 million.

The cliche that a man’s home is his castle seems particularly apt here. The 1927 Spanish/Mediterranean-style two-story, named Casa Domingo, was adorned with trappings that recall medieval times.

Original ceiling murals, an elegant ironwork staircase, stained glass, arched windows and Malibu tile are among interior features.

A foyer with a cathedral ceiling open to the second level sits at the center of the 5,387 square feet of living space, which include living and family rooms, a formal dining room, a theater, an eat-in kitchen, a library/study, an office, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. There are three fireplaces.

A pair of stone lions sits at one end of the swimming pool. A tennis court, a guesthouse and a three-car garage complete the grounds.

Huizenga joined the cast of the reality weight-loss show in 2008 and has appeared as a consultant on other TV series. He was a team doctor for the Los Angeles Raiders for eight years. The UCLA associate professor operates the exercise-centric Clinic by Dr. H in Malibu.

The property previously sold in 1987 for $800,000.


Kate Mara of House of Cards fame would like to deal. She’s listed her condo in Hancock Park for $649,000.

The Italian Revival-style building was constructed in 1928 and features a courtyard with a fountain. The building includes a gym and gated parking.

Mara’s renovated corner unit of more than 900 square feet has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Views take in the cityscape and mountains.

Mara, 31, was in American Horror Story in 2011, Entourage (2009) and 24 (2006). She is in the 2014 films Transcendence and Captive.

The actress bought the pied-a-terre in 2005 for $620,000.


Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $4.695 million.

Set behind gates, the three-quarter-acre property centers on a five-bedroom, six-bathroom main house with high ceilings and art display space. A guest apartment with a kitchen sits above the garage.

In addition to the nearly 5,000 square feet of interior space, there’s an outdoor living room/pavilion with a fireplace. Steps lead down to a swimming pool with a spa outside of the great room and a screening room.

Pfister, 53, won his Oscar for Inception (2010) and is known for his work on the Dark Knight films. This year he directed the movie Transcendence.

The property last changed hands in 2006 for $2.275 million, public records show.