It has been a busy real estate year for former "Friends" cast mates. Actors Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry have both sold places. Now actor-director David Schwimmer has put his home in Hancock Park on the market at $10.7 million.
The roughly 11,000-square-foot gated Mediterranean sits on slightly more than an acre. The house was built in 1926 by architectural firm Koerner & Gage, which also contributed to the design of Beverly Hills City Hall.
The restored main home features nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, a wood-paneled library, a den, a state-of-the-art screening room, a formal dining room, two powder rooms, five fireplaces and a butler area.
The backyard includes a swimming pool, spa, north/south tennis court and a pavilion. The detached loft-style guesthouse contains a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen.
Schwimmer, 45, played Ross Geller on the comedy series "Friends" (1994-2004). Each member of the six-person cast was paid $1 million an episode in the show's two final seasons. More recently, Schwimmer directed the movie "Trust" (2010).
The Multiple Listing Service shows that the house previously sold in 2001 for $5.5 million.
Magali Bergher of Westside Estate Agency and Arleen Ruby of Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills are the listing agents.
Where a teenage Steve McQueen once hung out
A triplex in Silver Lake that was once home to a teenage Steve McQueen is listed for $599,900.
The updated Spanish-style building, constructed in 1923, contains three one-bedroom units in 1,660 square feet on two levels. The landscaped property is walled and gated with a lawn and deck. There is also a storage room, wine cellar and laundry.
McQueen, who died in 1980 at 50, was known for his tough-guy persona. The box-office star appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "The Great Escape" (1963), "Bullitt" (1968), "Papillon" (1973) and "The Towering Inferno" (1974).
Last month, the then bank-owned building sold for $360,000. McQueen lived there in the 1940s, according to the biography "Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon."
Alazar Asmamaw of A-Squared Property is the listing agent.
Place with a past in the Hollywood Dell
Actress and author Michele Greene has sold her longtime home in the Hollywood Dell for $931,000.
The classic Spanish-style house, built in 1923, was restored and upgraded in 2004. Once home to director King Vidor, and later actress Helen Hayes, the residence retains coved ceilings, arches, expansive windows with original glass and a Batchelder tile fireplace.
The 1,800-square-foot house includes an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside are two patios, rose and vegetable gardens, and a roof deck.
Greene, who had a recurring role on "Brothers and Sisters" in 2009, starred on "L.A. Law" (1986-91) and "The Unit" (2006).
As an author in the young adult market, she has published novels with HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. Her latest is "Keep Sweet."
Greene, 49, sold to relocate and write her next novel. Her house came on the market late last year at $1.05 million.
Rose Ware and Terry Canfield Schmidt of Prudential California's Pacific Design Center office were the listing agents. Linda Morrow Hadley and James R. Hutchison of Coldwell Banker's Hancock Park north office represented the buyer.
Late talent agent Sue Mengers' home is listed
The Beverly Hills home of talent agent Sue Mengers, who died last month at 79, has come on the market at $4.995 million.
The Hollywood Regency house, built in 1959, is a showcase of John Woolf's signature style. Centered on a rounded portico with Greek Revival columns, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home features an open living room with a fireplace, high ceilings and French doors that open to an oval pool. The 4,434-square-foot house sits on nearly half an acre.
Mengers, considered a trailblazer for female talent agents, represented such stars as Faye Dunaway, Candice Bergen, Steve McQueen and Burt Reynolds.
All offers must be submitted by Dec. 7, according to the listing. Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates is the listing agent.
Voice-over artist chimes in in Encino
Actor, voice-over artist and writer Brian Bloom has purchased a house in the Encino area for about $1.2 million.
The gated, Zen-inspired property is on a knoll with grounds developed over a 30-year period that feature mature trees, a waterfall, fountain, deck and black-bottom pool.
The one-story house, built in the early 1960s, contains nearly 2,400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a breakfast room and a den. The kitchen and bathrooms have been remodeled.
Bloom, 41, co-wrote "The A-Team" (2010) and played the character Brock Pike in the film. He also appeared in "Smokin' Aces" (2006) and "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984). He does voice-over work for numerous video games and animated television series.
Gary Krieger of Ewing & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty, was the listing agent. Pat Phillips of Rodeo Realty's Encino office represented Bloom.
Singer put his spin on Studio City digs
Martin Johnson, the lead singer and songwriter for Boys Like Girls, bought a home in Studio City for $737,000 earlier this year and recently finished remodeling it.
The contemporary house, built in 1978, features canyon views, a bonus/entertainment room and a spa. There are two bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms and nearly 2,700 square feet of living space.
The band released the album bearing its name in 2006 and Love Drunk in 2009. This year Johnson debuted some of the solo material he has written while the band is on hiatus.
Sharona Alperin of Sotheby's Sunset office had the listing and Scott Patterson of Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills, represented Johnson, according to the Multiple Listing Service.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun