By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times –
Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, who until recently was a judge on “The X Factor,” has put her house in Sherman Oaks on the market at $1.899 million.
The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2000, features a grand entry with a double staircase, French doors opening to patio and pool areas, five bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms. The master suite of the 4,679-square-foot house includes a fireplace and a balcony with canyon and city views.
Abdul, 48, got her start as a Laker Girl. She won Emmys for her choreography on “The Tracey Ullman Show” (1989) and “The 17th Annual American Music Awards” (1990), and a Grammy in 1991 for the “Opposites Attract” music video. Among her early hits were “Straight Up” and “Forever Your Girl.” She also has been a judge on “Live to Dance” (2011) and “American Idol” (2002-09).
Public records show that the property was purchased in 2000 for $1.285 million.
MARIN GIVES UP MALIBU KITCHEN
Comic actor Cheech Marin has sold his home in Malibu for $5.34 million.
The bluff-top, stone-clad Craftsman-style house sits on nearly an acre above the beach with patios, a built-in stone table and oven, and steps leading to the sand. Interior features include stained-glass windows, an arched wood entry door and vaulted beamed ceilings. A three-bedroom guesthouse includes a detached music room for a total of two fireplaces and 5 ½ bathrooms.
Since he partnered with Tommy Chong in the 1970s and ‘80s counterculture duo Cheech & Chong, the 65-year-old Marin has starred on “Nash Bridges” (1996-2001) and was a regular on “Judging Amy” (2004-05). This year he starred on the series “Rob” and displayed his prowess in the kitchen on “Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.”
The property went on the market at the end of May priced at $5.995 million.
SOAP STAR HOPING FOR A LONG RUN
Soap star Cameron Mathison and his wife, Vanessa, have bought a house near the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains for $1.672 million.
The Spanish Colonial Revival home, built in 1928, features a curving, decorative-tiled staircase, a step-down living room with trussed wood-beam ceiling and vintage tile, ironwork, woodwork and arches. The formal dining room is large enough to fit a 12-person table. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms and nearly 3,700 square feet of living space. The site of less than half an acre includes a swimming pool and a rose garden with a fountain.
The Mathisons bought the house for use as a family home. They have moved seven times in 10 years and are ready to stay put.
“We are looking forward to living in this home for the next 30 years,” the couple said in an email.
Cameron Mathison, 42, has starred on “All My Children” since 1998. He made a recent appearance on “Desperate Housewives” and was on the fifth season of “Dancing With the Stars.” Vanessa Mathison is a former model.
CAROLE KING CLASSIC IS SOLD
“It’s too late baby, now it’s too late,” to borrow the lyrics from the 1971 Carole King hit. The Hollywood Hills West house the singer-songwriter once called home is no longer up for grabs, having been sold last month for $1.5 million.
The cover shot on King’s “Tapestry” album, containing the song “It’s Too Late,” shows her sitting in a window seat of the house. But that’s not the French Normandy-style home’s only claim to fame. It was owned by actress Courteney Cox beginning in the late 1980s.
Built in 1926, the 3,832-square-foot house has a two-story rotunda, five bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms. It sits on less than a quarter of an acre with mature trees and a swimming pool with a cabana.
The Grammy-winning King, 70, recently reissued four of her classic albums. The prolific composer sold the property in 1982 for $400,000.
“Cougar Town” star Cox, 47, bought the house in 1988 for $795,000 and sold it in 1991 for $1,312,720, public records show.
READY TO MOVE ON TO A NEW CASE
Actor Cary Elwes has put his Malibu house on the market at $1.975 million.
The Old World-style Mediterranean, built in 1978, looks out on the ocean and surrounding hillsides. The 2,700-plus-square-foot home sits behind walls on about an acre. Features include a red-tiled portico, interior archways, expansive windows, a deck, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Elwes, 49, has appeared on the series “Psych” (2009-present), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2007) and “The X-Files” (2001-02). He will star in the upcoming films “The Story of Luke” and “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.” His starring-role credits include “Saw” (2004), “Twister” (1996) and “The Princess Bride” (1987).
Public records show Elwes bought the property in 1996 for $615,000.