Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed her 7,500-square-foot Coldwater Canyon home in Beverly Hills home for $15.9 million. According to the Observer, Foster spent $11.75 million for the secluded walled and gated property in June 2012, and she and her wife Alexandra Hedison have made it their primary residence, according to Yolanda’s Little Black Book, which first spotted the listing.
The five-bedroom, 5.5-bath house, which is situated on a 0.65-acre parcel, originally was built in 1952 and has since been expanded and remodeled. A private walkway leads to a two-story formal entry, which has a dangling light fixture and a staircase with a dark wood railing. The formal living room, which contains a grand fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, is found between a media room and a formal dining room. The listing is held by David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland.
Rafael Zakaria’s first spec home hits the market for $48 million. According to Mansion Global, Zakaria spent four years building the 20,000-square-foot mansion, which includes large walls for artwork, open-plan living areas, and sculptural elements.
Among the highlights: a large O-shaped wooden sculpture that appears to hold up the second story of the house; a giant Italian chandelier that dangles through the center of the staircase and connects the three floors; and Portuguese limestone and Italian Calacatta marble throughout.
Among the other features is seven bedrooms (including two staff bedrooms); five fireplaces; a 20-person movie theater; a wall of wine; a gym; a spa; a tennis court; a 16-car garage; and a pool with fixed recliners that seem to float on the surface of the water. Rayni Williams is listing the property with her husband, Branden Williams, both of Hilton & Hyland. They are co-listing the home with Aaron Kirman of Compass.
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The Beachwood Canyon estate of the late TV/film composer Arthur B. Rubinstein (WarGames) has entered the market for $1.75 million. Originally built 1915, the home at 2516 Hollyridge Drive was purchased by Rubinstein in 1985. Included is 3,526 square feet of living space highlighted by a grand entry leading to an expansive living room with a bank of windows to take in the view, while a separate sitting area featuring a fireplace.
The formal dining room overlooks the living areas and boasts a wall of windows and French doors that open to one of many outdoor patios and pool area. The spacious kitchen is equipped with a butler’s pantry and open bar area, while art deco-inspired stairs lead to an elevated landing and a large master bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, three baths, and a sunroom. The home is listed with Candace Gunther, Roland Wilhelm and Alex Ford of Compass.
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Interior designer to the stars Donna Livingston has put a remodeled home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area on the market for $3.075 million. According to the L.A. Times, the two-story California ranch house, previously owned by “The Mummy” actor Oded Fehr, was both a project and a personal residence for the designer.
Expect 3,246 square feet of living space featuring high-pitched ceilings, a duo of fireplaces, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms, and three baths. A sitting area, walk-in closet and lavish bath with a soaking tub comprise the master suite, which connects to a secluded side patio via French doors. The house, built in 1956, sits on two-thirds of an acre with a fire pit, pool, and spa. Zach Goldsmith of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.
NBA star Blake Griffin has listed his mansion in the exclusive Palisades Riviera area of Pacific Palisades for $10.995 million. According to Variety, the former L.A. Laker power forward, now a Detroit Piston signed to a five-year contract valued at more than $171 million, purchased the then-brand-new, modified Colonial mansion in fall 2013 for $9 million.
The finely detailed residence sits behind secured gates on about one-third of an acre of landscaped grounds, complete with almost 9,600 square feet of living space on three levels including six bedrooms and 6.5 baths.
Among the highlights: a massive foyer under a 24-foot ceiling with a sweeping curved staircase; a lavish master suite with a sitting area with fireplace, balcony, o two deluxe dressing rooms lined with glass-fronted wardrobes and a bath finished with a herringbone pattern marble tile floor and equipped with a two person soaking tub and a marble lined steam shower.
The finished subterranean level contains a fitness room, family/games room with multiple wall-mounted TVs, and home theater with 130-inch screen and padded burgundy suede wall panels. David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the listing agent.
TV and theatrical director Steve Zuckerman and his wife, talent manager, and theatrical producer Darlene Kaplan, have listed their English Tudor-inspired house in Encino Hills for $3.299 million.
According to the L.A. Times, the property was built in 1976 and features 5,422 square feet of living space. Expect a two-story living room with soaring beamed ceilings, massive diamond-pane windows, and a brick fireplace and a formal dining room with wainscoting, a mural depicting a hunting scene and a window seat, plus a den, study-office, four bedrooms and seven baths.
Among the highlights: a 1,400-square-foot master suite containing a lounge with a fireplace, along with a tennis court, covered patio, and pool. Gwen Banta and Tory Herald of Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.
Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, has purchased a contemporary Bel-Air estate for $20.5 million. According to the L.A. Times, the five-bedroom home features more than 10,000 square feet of open living space on two levels showcased by a pivoting front door made of paneled wood, as well as polished glass, leathered marble, and limestone accents.
Among the highlights: a chandelier-topped dining area; double-island kitchen; wet bar with a 500-gallon aquarium; and a 2,200-square-foot master suite that enjoys city views via walls of glass and a wraparound balcony, along with amenities such as a wine cellar, movie theater, cigar room, cabana, and three-car auto gallery.
Pocket doors connect two living rooms to the backyard, which includes a 62-foot pool with a cantilevered edge. James Harris and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency served as the listing, while Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland represented Noah.
TV host Mary Hart and her husband, producer Burt Sugarman, have sold their high-rise at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live for $6.3 million. According to the L.A. Times, the three-bedroom, the four-bath downtown condo was renovated and customized during their ownership to create a high-end resort vibe.
Drawing attention away from the sleek 4,170 square feet of interior space, however, are the bird’s-eye skyscraper views from the floor-to-ceiling glass walls in every room. An open living- and dining room area, an office, a center-island kitchen, and a den/media room are among the living spaces.
The master suite features automatic entry doors, dual wardrobes, and electronic blackout shades. Building amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center, a billiard room, and concierge services. Kurt Rappaport and Kevin D. Booker of Westside Estate Agency handled the transaction.
An Italian Renaissance-style mansion that once belonged to boxing great Muhammad Ali has come on the market in Hancock Park for $17 million. According to the L.A. Times, Ali bought the home with his third wife, Veronica, in 1979 around the time of his first retirement and the couple lived there until their divorce in 1986.
Built in 1916, the stately home fits right in with the historic estates of Fremont Place. It was designed by John C. Austin—the noted architect responsible for Los Angeles staples such as the Griffith Observatory, Shrine Auditorium, Hollywood Masonic Temple and Los Angeles City Hall.
Spanning 1.5 acres, the property centers on a 14,500-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and seven baths. Highlights include a grand entry hall, formal dining room, living room with bay windows, den with a wet bar and a rounded breakfast nook.
On the side of the home, a half-circle sunroom receives light from glass ceilings, while a fireplace anchors the master suite. The landscaped grounds also hold a flagstone patio, a grassy yard and a series of fountains and lounges. Stefani Stolper of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.
Fashion mogul Serge Azria has listed his Mediterranean-style residence in Brentwood for $3.395 million. According to the L.A. Times, the gated hillside home features more than 5,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Among the highlights: a tile foyer with a sweeping staircase, step-down living room, center-island kitchen, dining room with a mirrored wall, and family room with a fireplace and wet bar.
There’s a loft upstairs, as well as a master suite with dual walk-in closets, an office and private balcony overlooking the landscaped backyard with a brick patio and palm-topped pool. Jimmy Heckenberg of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills holds the listing.
Malibu beach home of Screenwriter Eric Roth—known for adapting screenplays for A Star is Born and Forrest Gump— for $15.2 million. According to Mansion Global, Roth purchased the four-bedroom, French country-style house in 2000 for $4.5 million.
The residence is located within the gates of the exclusive Malibu Colony, fronting 31 feet of beach and including an extensive sunken beachside terrace with a hot tub, fireplace, and barbecue. Cooper Mount of The Agency is the listing agent.
Formula One Racer Jenson Button is selling his Cape Cod-style residence on South Westgate Avenue in Brentwood for $6.6 million.
According to Mansion Global, the home was built in 1959 and fully remodeled in 2015. It features 4,751 square feet of living space on two levels, replete with custom design details including crown moldings, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, high-end appliances and high-quality finishes throughout.
The backyard boasts a pool, fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, and a six-car parking space. Cindy Ambuehl of The Agency is the listing agent.