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Hot property: Jimmy Kimmel sells Hollywood Hills home

<cutline_leadin>nice view: </cutline_leadin>Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has listed his home in Hollywood Hills at $2.299 million.
<cutline_leadin>nice view: </cutline_leadin>Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has listed his home in Hollywood Hills at $2.299 million. Los Angeles Times

Jimmy Kimmel of late-night television has sold his home in Hollywood Hills for $2,178,200.

The Hollywood Regency-style house, built in 1947 and updated, sits on a knoll with views that take in the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and the surrounding hillsides.

A path that leads to the front door crosses over a water element. Inside, vintage details include a floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass bay window and oval leaded-glass windows.

The 3,605 square feet of living space contains formal dining and living rooms, a bar, five bathrooms, four bedrooms and a bedroom converted to a sound studio with a recording booth.

An outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven, a beer keg dispenser and a barbecue with a smoker. The grounds also have a swimming pool with a spa, decks and mature trees.

Kimmel, 46, created and has hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live since 2003.

He bought the house in 2002 for $925,000, according to public records.


Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda, have listed a house they own in Hollywood Hills West at $2.25 million.

The Midcentury Modern-style home features walls and doors of glass, hardwood flooring and beamed ceilings. The 2,879 square feet of living space includes four bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms.

Set in a canyon and surrounded by lush landscaping, the house has a gated motor court and pedestrian gate for added security. A waterfall cascades into the koi pond.

Bateman, 45, is known for a succession of television roles on such shows as Silver Spoons (1982-84), Valerie (1986-91) and Arrested Development (2003-13). His film work includes this year’s This Is Where I Leave You and The Longest Week. He stars in Horrible Bosses 2 due out in late November.

The Batemans bought the property in 2002 for $885,000, public records show.


The Grammy-winning Sheryl Crow has parted with her compound in Hollywood Hills West for $11.085 million. She had originally listed it two years ago at $15.95 million.

The 10.28-acre property includes a Spanish Revival-style main house, a Craftsman home and a cottage constructed in the late 1800s.

The remodeled and restored main residence, built in 1924, features a two-story foyer with wrought-iron stair railings, beamed ceilings, a library/wine cellar, a music room, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Original Spanish tiles grace the stairs that step down to the living room.

The Arts and Crafts-style house, built in 1909, has authentic period hardware and fixtures, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The cottage dates to 1885 and contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A stone fireplace and barbecue sit in a pergola. The grounds also have mature trees, a bridge leading to trails, an infinity-edge pool and a playground.

Crow, 52, has won Grammys for There Goes the Neighborhood, Sweet Child o’ Mine and All I Wanna Do, among others. The singer-songwriter-guitarist has a pop-country focus. Her television credits include a litany of performances and several appearances on Cougar Town. She lives in Tennessee, where she owns several properties in the Nashville area.


Dana Owens, better known by her stage name, Queen Latifah, has put a house in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $1.939million.

Built in 1922, the remodeled home features contemporary interiors, an open floor plan, high ceilings and French doors. Details include a glass-tile fireplace and dark hardwood floors.

The 2,026 square feet of living space contains a library, a family room, an updated kitchen, a bonus room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Tropical plantings enhance the privacy of the gated house, which has an outdoor spa.

The versatile Owens, 44, is a singer-songwriter, actress, comedian and TV and record producer. She got her start as a beat boxer and gained notice as a rapper, releasing the album All Hail the Queen in the late 1980s. Her solo rap performance of U.N.I.T.Y. garnered a Grammy in 1994.

Owens launched her television career in the 1990s, starring on Living Single and with her own talk show. The current The Queen Latifah Show started last year.

She owns other property and bought this house in 2009 with her personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins, for $1.34 million, public records show. Jenkins’ celebrity clients have included Pink, Terrell Owens and Tia Mowry.


No doubt Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee would like to see some action on the house he has listed in Hollywood Hills West at $3.75 million.

Set off a cul-de-sac, the walled and gated home is being marketed as a build/develop opportunity. Built in 1945, the existing house has about 2,500 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to tax records. There’s a fireplace in the living room.

Mature landscaping surrounds the house, which opens at the back to a swimming pool and spa with a red-brick surround. The fifth-of-an-acre site has cityscape and greenbelt views.

Lee, 91, co-created such comic book superheroes as Spider-Man, the Hulk and the X-Men. He is the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, which he helped expand from publishing to multimedia. Lee played a mail carrier in Fantastic Four (2005) and has made cameo appearances in several other films and TV shows. More recently has served as executive producer on numerous films and the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

He bought the house in 2006 for $3.599 million, public records show.