By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times –
STAR OF ‘GAME OF THRONES’ SELLS A HOME FIT FOR A QUEEN
Following a well-worn plot line since the mortgage meltdown, actress Lena Headey recently sold her Hollywood Hills West home for 25 percent less than she paid in 2008.
The updated Midcentury Modern-style home, on about a quarter of an acre, sold for $1.349 million. Features include vaulted ceilings, walls of glass, an open-plan layout, a living room fireplace and a bar. The kitchen opens to a media/family room with skylights. There are three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and 2,507 square feet of living space.
Headey, 39, stars as Queen Cersei Lannister on the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” (2011-present). She had the title role in the 2008-09 series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
She paid $1.8 million for the home, public records show.
REALITY TV STAR GETS A QUICK SALE
Reality TV’s Adrienne Maloof, of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her estranged husband, plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, have sold their mansion in gated Beverly Park for $19.5 million. The manse had come on the market less than a month earlier at $26 million.
Built in 2000, the Richard Landry-designed French chateau sits behind gates on two acres containing a guesthouse, swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. Features include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, a formal dining room that can seat 14, a paneled library, a home theater, a wine cellar, a gym, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in nearly 20,000 square feet of living space.
Maloof, 51, has been on the reality series since 2010. Nassif, who also has appeared on the show, filed for a divorce in August.
DAYTIME HOST PARES HOLDINGS
Michael Strahan, who has been doing swimmingly on daytime TV since he replaced Regis Philbin as “Live!” co-host, has one fewer place near the water now. His town house in Hermosa Beach has sold for $1.725 million.
The former NFL superstar and Fox football analyst had listed the custom walk-street home in August at $1.849 million.
A block from the beach, the 2,560-square-foot two-story house features dual living rooms, an elevator, a rooftop deck, two master bedroom suites, another bedroom and four bathrooms.
Strahan, 40, has boosted ratings since his arrival this fall on “Live! With Kelly and Michael,” which he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa. The defensive end played for the New York Giants his entire NFL career, setting a record for sacks in a single season and retiring in 2008 after the Giants won Super Bowl XLII.
Public records show that Strahan bought the Hermosa Beach property in 2005 for $2.2 million.
HOME OF A-LIST AGENT SELLS
The home of the late theatrical agent and film producer Freddie Fields and his wife, Corinna, has sold in Beverly Hills for $6.305 million.
Built in 1929, the Spanish-style house features a two-story entry, a step-down living room, truss wood beam ceilings, an office, a sun room, six bedrooms, 6 ½ bathrooms and 6,400 square feet of living space. The lot, at one-third of an acre, includes a swimming pool, a guesthouse, fountains, courtyards and a koi pond.
Fields, who died in 2007 at 84, worked with major stars including Judy Garland, Henry Fonda and Steve McQueen. He was involved in the production of such films as “Glory” (1989), “Poltergeist II: The Other Side” (1986) and “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” (1977).
The couple paid $2.35 million for the property in 2001, public records show.
MEDITERRANEAN HAS TEMPTATION
Otis Williams, co-founder of the R&B/soul group the Temptations, has listed his Woodland Hills home for sale at $849,000.
The gated Mediterranean-style home, built in 1989, features a two-story living room, three fireplaces, a billiards room, an office, four bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms. There are about 3,600 square feet of living space in two stories.
Williams, 71, is a singer, songwriter and record producer. The baritone is the last surviving member of the original Temptations lineup and has continued to tour.
The Grammy-winning group’s hits include “Can’t Get Next to You,” “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me).”
Williams bought the property in 1999 for $485,000 as “a low maintenance home he could lock up and leave” while on tour, according to L.A. Times archives and public records.
IN-TOWN DIGS FOR ‘GLEE’ PRODUCER
“Glee” producer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has purchased a pied-a-terre in Hancock Park for $560,000.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo has 773 square feet of living space and features hardwood floors as well as tall windows to take in city, golf course and mountain views. Building amenities include valet parking, security and a gym.
Aguirre-Sacasa has worked on “Glee” since 2011 and wrote for “Big Love” in 2011-12. The comic book writer and playwright has written the screenplay for the remake of “Carrie,” due out next year.
The condo previously changed hands in 2002 for $345,000, public records show.