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Hot property: Kim, Kanye buy property in Hidden Hills, California

OCEAN VIEW: Comic actor Dennis Miller has listed his beach home in Carpinteria at $22.5 million.
OCEAN VIEW: Comic actor Dennis Miller has listed his beach home in Carpinteria at $22.5 million. Los Angeles Times

Rapper and producer Kanye West and his wife, television personality Kim Kardashian, have paid $2.925 million for a 1.49-acre property in Hidden Hills.

Marketed as a tear-down, the ranch-style home backs the French countryside-inspired compound that the couple bought in August for $19.75 million. Like the compound, the neighboring property was once owned by singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley.

At 2,842 square feet, the rancher pales in comparison to Kardashian and West’s main estate, which spans 15,667 square feet with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The newly purchased house has one fireplace and a pool while the neighboring manor offers eight fireplaces and two pools. The two properties total about 4.5 acres.

West, 37, has been nominated for 53 Grammy Awards, winning 21. His sixth and latest studio album, Yeezus, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 last year.

Kardashian, 34, stars on the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She and West were married in May.


Comic actor, writer and talk-show host Dennis Miller has listed his beach home in Carpinteria for $22.5 million.

Set on more than half an acre along 63 feet of sandy beach, the 6,320-square-foot home was designed by architect Don Nulty and built in 2001. Later remodeled, the house features a two-story-plus entry with a pitched ceiling, a blue stone fireplace in the great room, whitewashed ceiling beams and French doors that open to ocean-view terrace space.

The East Coast-vibe living spaces include a library/den with a bay window, a wine cellar, an office, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A guest apartment has its own exterior staircase, a kitchenette and a bathroom. There are a total of six fireplaces.

Miller, 61, was the narrator in the 2013 series Forever Young and made a cameo appearance in the House of Cards. He has written for several shows and series bearing his name and hosts a daily radio program. The stand-up comic gained fame as a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1985 to 1991.

Riskin Associates at Village Properties/Christie’s International Real Estate has the listing.


Arrested Development star Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda, have sold a home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.228 million. The Midcentury Modern-style residence, with walls and doors of glass and a stacked-stone fireplace, came on the market in early November at $2.25 million and closed in less than two months.

The charming 1953 home features an open-space floor plan with beamed ceilings, hardwood and stone flooring and a kitchen with a long island/breakfast bar. There are four bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms in 2,879 square feet of living space. Set among lush landscaping, tiered grounds of about a quarter of an acre contain a paver patio, a koi pond and a waterfall.

Bateman, 46, starred in the 2014 comedy Horrible Bosses 2. He is directing and starring in the upcoming film The Family Fang.

He and his wife bought the property in 2002 for $885,000, records show.


Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have parted with a Hollywood Hills home for $2 million.

Set on more than a quarter of an acre on a cul-de-sac, the Asian-inspired contemporary was built in 1961 and remodeled. Walls of glass connect the nearly 2,000 square feet of living space with the home’s expansive deck, gardens and fountains. Steps lead up to a hot tub. There’s also an outdoor bathtub.

Etched teak cabinetry, textured stone floors and rain gutters insulated to reduce noise are among the custom features. The home has an open-plan living area with beamed cathedral ceilings, a center-island kitchen, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms was in use as a recording studio.

Legend, 36, has won nine Grammys, including three in 2010 for writing the R&B song Shine, for performance on Hang On in There and for best R&B album (Wake Up).

Teigen, 29, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated last year.

The property last changed hands in 2007 for $1.512 million, public records show.