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    Charlize Theron Is Selling a Spare Los Angeles House for $3.8 Million

    Charlize Theron is lightening her real estate load once again, having chosen to relinquish ownership of one of her Los Angeles properties. Records show the veteran actress—who also owns three other homes in the Southern California area—has stuck a nearly $3.8 million price tag on a Spanish-style residence tucked away in a particularly celeb-packed pocket of the Hollywood Hills.

    Purchased by Theron for exactly $3 million almost two decades ago—a few months after she won a 2004 “Best Actress” Oscar for her portrayal of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster—the house is described in the listing as “truly exceptional and exciting.” Built in the late 1960s and updated through the years, the modern digs feature three bedrooms and four baths in just over 3,100 square feet of two-level living space boasting hardwood floors and soaring wood-beam ceilings throughout, plus sweeping valley and mountain views from every vantage point.

    Hidden down a lengthy semi-private drive off Mulholland Drive, atop a gated promontory parcel spanning a little over an acre, the white stucco and terra-cotta-roof structure is fronted by a motorcourt and an attached two-car garage. Once inside, highlights include a fireside living room, dining area and family room sitting adjacent to an eat-in kitchen outfitted with high-end stainless appliances.

    A primary bedroom off of the main level has a private terrace, as well as a luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a window-topped spa tub and large glassy shower, while two downstairs bedrooms each have their own sitting rooms and share a bath. Elsewhere is an office and a media lounge, along with a secluded backyard hosting a lagoon-style pool, an al fresco dining spot and a built-in barbecue station.

    A native of South Africa, the 48-year-old actress first gained notoriety after appearing in the films The Devil’s Advocate, Mighty Joe Young and The Cider House Rules, and went on to win the Academy Award for Monster. Theron has since appeared in numerous movies and TV series, including North Country, Tully, Bombshell, The Italian Job and Atomic Blonde. Under Denver and Delilah Productions, she’s also produced The Burning Plain, Dark Places and Long Shot. More

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    Comedian Tim Dillon Lists Celeb-Pedigreed L.A. House for $5 Million

    For the past two years or so, Tim Dillon has lived in a Los Angeles residence he purchased for $4.6 million from Silicon Valley actor Thomas Middleditch. Now the standup comic and podcaster is flipping the Hollywood Hills estate back up for sale, asking a smidge under $5 million.

    Originally built in the early 1970s—and occupied for two years before Middleditch’s tenure by married Tinseltown stars Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott—the Spanish-style premises have been renovated through the years, and include three bedrooms and two baths in roughly 3,000 square feet of living space. There’s also a separate one-bedroom guest cottage with a steam shower-equipped bath, plus an attached two-car garage.

    Tucked away on a clifftop parcel of land spanning just over a third of an acre, high above Mulholland Drive, the main house is introduced via decorative arches spanning the entire front of the terracotta roof and stucco structure. A wide set of steps leads to the double front doors, which open into single-level interiors boasting French doors overlooking the pool and entertainment areas.

    In addition to living and dining areas, a family room is spotlighted by a vaulted ceiling, an exposed brick wall and a massive fireplace. An all-white kitchen is outfitted with sleek cabinetry, top-tier stainless appliances and an accompanying breakfast nook, while the spacious master retreat comes complete with a wood-burning brick fireplace, walk-in closet and luxe bath holding a large frameless shower. 

    Elsewhere are two additional guest bedrooms—one accessible to an adjacent spa-like tiled bath, and the other with a stone fireplace and French doors that open to a private garden—as well as a fireside den/office and window-lined media room; and outdoors, the terraced grounds host a heated pool surrounded by a sundeck, along with a pathway leading to a secluded hot tub.

    Probably best known for The Tim Dillon Show, which has amassed 1 million weekly listeners, the 39-year-old New York native also maintains a $900,000 house in Austin, Texas, and a $2.6 million home in Southampton, N.Y. More

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    Legendary Queen Drummer Roger Taylor Lists His Longtime L.A. Estate for $6.2 Million

    Don’t stop him now! After owning a Los Angeles residence for more than four decades, Roger Taylor wants to break free from his Spanish-style villa. The 74-year-old Queen drummer and backup vocalist has put the alluring Hollywood Hills home he picked up for a mere $352,000 way back in the early 1980s up for sale, asking just shy of $6.2 million.

    Tucked away behind a gated driveway and high hedges, amid one-third acres of land, the white stucco and brick-accented structure is topped by a terra-cotta roof, and has a motorcourt flanked by an attached two-car garage out front. Once inside, four bedrooms and five baths are filtered across a little more than 4,300 square feet of two-level living space that’s been “remarkably restored and lovingly maintained,” per the listing held by Greg Holcomb and Tim Durkovic of Douglas Elliman.

    A hand-carved wood door leads into an impressive entry foyer displaying a curving mosaic-lined staircase, which flows to a formal living room boasting a vaulted ceiling, black marble fireplace, and two sets of French doors spilling out to a brick terrace holding an al fresco dining area and a fire-pit. From there, a “lodge-like” den comes complete with a particularly eye-catching stone fireplace and wine closet, while a dining room sporting built-in shelving adjoins an all-white kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island and high-end appliances.

    A stone fireplace in the den is flanked by a door to a clandestine wine closet.

    Christopher Amitrano

    Elsewhere in the house is an upstairs master retreat warmed by a fireplace, and hosting a private balcony, walk-in closet, and spa-inspired bath equipped with dual vanities, a freestanding soaking tub and large steam shower. There’s also a bedroom that’s currently being used as an office, as well as a guest suite with its own entrance, kitchenette and family room; and rounding it all out are the garden-laced grounds, which are spotlighted by a lagoon-style pool and pathway leading to a hillside spa.

    Born in the United Kingdom, where he maintains his primary residence, Taylor is probably best known for co-founding Queen with the late Freddie Mercury and Brian May in the early ’70s. He’s been voted the eighth-greatest drummer in classic rock music history in a 2005 listener poll conducted by Planet Rock, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 2001. Most recently, he and collaborating Queen frontman Adam Lambert launched the LGBTQ+ club Wild New Bar in West Hollywood. 

    Click here for more photos of Roger Taylor’s Los Angeles house.

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    ‘The Good Place’ Star Jameela Jamil Seeks $7.2 Million for Her Hollywood Hills Mansion

    Scarcely one year ago, Hollywood actress Jameela Jamil and her longtime partner James Blake dropped an impressive $6.4 million to buy a hulking mansion sited atop L.A.’s famed Mulholland Drive, directly overlooking the entirety of Hollywood.

    The English couple—she famous for her roles in films and TV show projects such as “The Good Place,” “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” and most recently, “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin,” he a Grammy-winning musician—are already moving on from their still-relatively-new Hollywood Hills home, having flipped the place back up for sale with a $7.2 million ask. Rick Ojeda of Carolwood Estates holds the listing.

    Clinging precariously to the side of a nearly sheer cliff, the house appears to be a relatively humble, single-story structure from the street, but it drops down mullet-style to four full levels out back, encompassing a nearly 7,000 square feet of mansion-sized living space. There are a total five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms on tap, per tax records.

    Built in the late ’80s and styled as a Mediterranean-style villa, the hillside home was recently given a contemporary renovation.

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    Originally built in 1989, the home’s dated architecture was given a thorough contemporary makeover by Dalinger Designs just prior to Jamil and Blake’s purchase. Today, the hillside structure is described in the listing as “Villa de Vistas, an extraordinary Contemporary Mediterranean compound … with an earthy flair.” And indeed, the home’s views are unquestionably extraordinary, with walls of glass spanning the entire back of the residence and framing unstoppable vistas of nearby canyons and distant city lights.

    A convenient elevator ferries residents and guests throughout all four of the home’s level. The front door opens into a vast main living area with a wood-paneled kitchen—naturally complete with commercial-grade stainless appliances—and an adjoining fireplace-equipped living room and indoor/outdoor living space. Just below that, a 2,000-square-foot master retreat is loaded with amenities, boasting a fireplace, lounge area, spa-style bathroom and a walk-in closet bigger than many studio apartments.

    Below the master are various guest bedrooms, all of them equipped with ensuite full bathrooms. The home’s lowest level is recreation-themed, sporting a movie theater, gym and a wellness center with a sauna. Out back, a pool and spa overlook the aforementioned views. Other amenities include state-of-the-art home automation and surveillance systems, plus a three-car garage and a lounge space that could be converted into a recording studio, per the listing.

    In addition to their for-sale Hollywood Hills manor, Jamil and Blake also own a spacious second home in Georgia, down in the Atlanta suburb of Fayetteville. More

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    Rufus Wainwright’s L.A. Home Hits the Market for $2.2 Million

    Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has put his Los Angeles home of almost a decade on the market, and yes, there are yellow walls, and they are in fact lined with portraits.

    The Grammy-nominated musician is officially parting ways with his Laurel Canyon abode that he bought together with his husband, Jörn Weisbrodt, back in 2016. At the time, the couple paid $1.45 million for the for the storybook-style cottage and are now asking for a cool $2.2 million. Wainwright, who released his newest album, Folkocracy, in June 2023, announced the news in a post on his Instagram page.

    “The time has come…Jörn and I are listing our gorgeous Laurel Canyon home,” the crooner wrote in the caption. “We have lived in this house since 2016. I wrote ‘Unfollow The Rules’ here, including one of my favorite pieces ‘Peaceful Afternoon.’ We have had many of those here and I hope that the next tenants enjoy it as much as we did.”

    In the living room, dark wood beams are in contrast to the fire engine-red cathedral ceiling.

    Dag Eliason and Alexandre Anu of The Agency Beverly Hills

    Originally built in 1926, the whimsical spread contains three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The quirky residence is decked out with tons of enchanting original elements, including dramatic wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, charming stained-glass windows, and a cozy fireplace clad in vintage tiles. One of the standout spaces is the super cool octagon-shaped library, which is complete with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Elsewhere, you’ll find a bright yellow formal dining room with diamond-paned picture windows, several balconies, and a sky-blue family kitchen with a built-in breakfast nook. The outdoor spaces feel even more fairytale-like. The grounds are dotted with trees and include an alfresco dining area, a patio, a pond, and what the listing refers to as a “lovers bridge.”

    The walls of the formal dining room are painted canary yellow.

    Dag Eliason and Alexandre Anu of The Agency Beverly Hills

    According to Dag Eliason of the Agency, who’s representing the property with colleague Alexandre Anu, Wainwright’s absence in the local community will not go unnoticed. The broker told Mansion Global that on warm summer nights, his neighbors could recall hearing piano playing coming from the terrace. “It’s a very inspirational house,” Anu said. “For Rufus, as a songwriter, he wanted a place he could pull inspiration from.”

    However, the “Poses” singer reassured his followers that he wouldn’t be going far. “Of course, Viva, Siegfried, Jörn, and I will stay in LA,” Wainwright explained on social media, noting that his 12-year-old daughter and his dog would be coming with him. “We love living in this city and exploring a new area.”

    Click here to see all the photos of Rufus Wainwright’s L.A. home. 

    Dag Eliason and Alexandre Anu of The Agency Beverly Hills


    Abby Montanez

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    Nigel Lythgoe Is Buying and Selling L.A. Houses

    Nigel Lythoe is swapping homesteads in Los Angeles, having traded in a nearly new Toluca Lake mansion for more seasoned digs in Hollywood Hills that were previously owned through the years by actress Katey Sagal and music director Ricky Minor. 

    After barely a year of ownership, the 74-year-old British TV producer has listed his former abode and subsequently doled out $4.7 million in an off-market deal for the new place, originally offered at $4.9 million.

    The dual real estate transaction sale comes on the heels of Lythgoe’s decision to step down as a judge of the So You Think You Can Dance reality series he co-created in 2005, amid allegations of sexual assault. Through the years, he also has served as an executive producer of the British talent show Pop Idol, as well as American Idol.

    The TV producer’s newly acquired Hollywood Hills home was previously occupied by actress Katey Sagal.

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    Built way back in the late 1930s, but since upgraded, Lythgoe’s newly acquired residence is tucked away behind walls and gates amid a secluded cul-de-sac nestled on an almost third-acre parcel, and offers jetliner views of the Hollywood Sign and Santa Monica mountains. Described as a “traditional country home” in the listing, the Tudor-style structure features four bedrooms and six baths spread across 5,700 square feet of living space boasting high wood-beam ceilings throughout.

    An entryway opens into a spacious courtyard bolstered by a bubbling fountain, with interior highlights including a duo of family rooms, as well as a “country-style” kitchen outfitted with a fireplace and an accompanying breakfast nook leading to an al fresco dining space.

    Elsewhere is an office, plus a master retreat with a fireside sitting area; and outdoors, the backyard is carved into a hillside, and hosts a sport court and meandering pathways, plus an infinity-edge pool and spa wrapped by a brick terrace. There’s also an attached two-car garage and additional parking for up to six vehicles, as well as a separate two-story guesthouse that has two bedrooms, two baths and its own kitchen.

    The listing was held by by Rita Benelian of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills, with Lythgoe represented by Kevin Krakower of Douglas Elliman.

    Lythgoe’s Toluca Lake house was completed in 2022.

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    As for his other L.A. spot that’s currently on the market for a smidge under $5 million, Lythgoe purchased the modern farmhouse for $4.7 million in January 2023, shortly after it was newly designed and built by Arzuman Brothers.

    Sited in the unincorporated community of Toluca Lake, the gated grounds span less than a quarter-acre and boast a fountain-clad pool and spa, fireside patio, built-in barbecue and an outdoor shower, along with a two-car garage sporting an EV charger.

    Inside, five bedrooms and seven baths can be found in 5,300 square feet of open-concept living space on three levels spotlighted by multiple entertaining areas, including a fully finished basement that comes complete with a movie theater, lounge, gym and guest bedroom.

    The listing is held by Kevin Dees and Sebastian Spader of Carolwood Estates. More

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    Ariana Grande Sells Hollywood Hills Hideaway at a Loss to Bad Bunny

    Last year, Ariana Grande spent nearly $5 million to buy a secluded Hollywood Hills house from Cameron Diaz. So it’s not entirely surprising that the frequent real estate buyer and seller has now opted to unload her other hillside home, this one a cottage-sized structure in the trendy Bird Streets neighborhood, located roughly 1.5 miles due west of her new place.

    Though it was never on the market, records reveal the Bird Streets place sold for $8.3 million to Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, the Puerto Rican rapper better known to his millions of worldwide fans as Bad Bunny. Unfortunately for Grande, that sales price is significantly less than the $8.9 million she paid for the very private house less than two years ago, back in early 2021. When coupled with L.A.’s controversial new mansion tax and other inevitable closing costs, it’s clear that the 30-year-old Florida native lost more than $1 million on her short ownership of the 0.74-acre property.

    Because the deal was finalized off-market and the house never publicly offered for sale, details and photos are few. But tax records confirm the property consists of three contiguous parcels of land that cling to a steep hillside, with vertigo-inducing vistas. The only structure on the lot is a low-slung cottage that was built in 1946 and spans less than 1,600 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    Built in the 1940s, the humble ranch-style house was extensively renovated in 2020.

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    We do know, however, that the cottage was extensively renovated circa 2020, and now sports a lovely sort of rustic-meets-contemporary sort of style. There’s also a very large outdoor patio, plus a two-car attached garage and a dark-bottom swimming pool.

    Indisputably the home’s most unique feature is its ultra-private setting, as it sits behind an extraordinarily long gated driveway. The entire property is invisible from the public road behind tall hedges and trees, although from its hillside perch the house has great views over the bustling Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, and beyond.

    In addition to his new Bird Streets pied-à-terre, Bad Bunny also maintains a significantly larger estate elsewhere in the Hollywood Hills, acquired just last year for nearly $9 million. While we don’t know whether the 29-year-old music superstar intends to keep or sell that place, he can certainly afford to maintain both properties. In 2022, his touring efforts grossed $230 million, and he also had the bestselling album globally, exceeding competition from Beyoncé, Drake and BTS. More

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    Robert Pattinson Quietly Sells His Longtime Hollywood Hills Lair

    It was never officially on the market, but records now reveal that Robert Pattinson has stealthily sold his longtime Los Angeles home. Squirreled away high in the Hollywood Hills and acquired by the Batman and Twilight star some nine years ago for about $2.2 million, the house transferred in an all-cash deal valued at exactly $3 million.

    Records also indicate the buyer is not a Hollywood celebrity but rather an LLC linked to Frank Buckley, a financier and executive at the $9 billion hedge fund Marlin Equity Partners, which is headquartered in California‘s Hermosa Beach neighborhood.

    Of course, it’s not exactly surprising that Pattinson would be in the mood to leave his bachelor pad. The 37-year-old Brit was recently confirmed to be expecting his first child with longtime partner Suki Waterhouse, and the couple also recently acquired a larger house elsewhere in the hills. Back in summer 2022, Pattinson forked out $5.3 million for a gated property previously owned by the Grammy-winning musician Beck.

    Because Pattinson’s just-sold L.A. home was not publicly marketed for sale, it’s not clear what changes and upgrades the actor made during his nearly decade-long ownership tenure. But aerial views reveal the property’s exterior remains remarkably unchanged from years past, with a huge driveway gate shielding the property from prying eyes.

    Built in the 1950s and set privately behind another house down a long red brick driveway, the single-story hacienda has just two bedrooms and two bathrooms and measures in at a cozy 1,940 square feet.

    Inside, rustic terracotta tile floors run throughout the interconnected living spaces, while the flooring switches to hardwood in the bedrooms. Highlights include a spacious living room with multiple French doors that open to the tree-shaded gardens, while twin arches flank a double-sided fireplace and lead into a skylit kitchen with a vaulted, wood-beam ceiling and a premium stainless appliances. Both bedrooms have custom built-in wardrobes and direct access to outdoor lounging areas; both bathrooms have arched and tiled showers, the hallway bathroom done up cobalt blue and the master bath in a cheerful celery green.

    A brick veranda runs along the inside façade of the angled residence. While the yard is somewhat small, it’s also remarkably private and includes a grassy lawn space, a kidney-shaped swimming pool and views over the rugged surrounding canyons. Courtyard areas around the side and rear of the residence include a several terraces and a secluded spa set into a brick terrace tightly girdled by tall hedges for celebrity-style privacy. There’s also an attached two-car garage. More