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Hot Property: Matthew Perry has penchant for glass houses

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"Friends" star Matthew Perry has put two homes up for sale and sold a condo in the last three weeks.

His contemporary-style house in the Sunset Strip area is priced at $5,695,000.

The 4,100-square-foot mid-century modern features disappearing walls of glass that open to a patio and swimming pool, a home theater and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. There are three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. He bought the property in 2006 for $1.7 million.

The actor's ocean-view Malibu house is listed at $13.5 million.

Also contemporary, it features sliding-glass walls that open to decks, a home theater, a media room and a master suite with dual bathrooms, a sitting area, a fireplace and a window seat. There are four bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 3,677 square feet of living space. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, spa and fire pit.

Perry purchased this property in 2005 for $6.55 million.

And he sold his Sierra Towers condo in West Hollywood. The contemporary unit went for $2.85 million within two months of being listed at $2,995,000. He bought it from Elton John in 2005 for $3.2 million.

The 22nd floor condo sits at the southeastern corner of the glass-sheathed high-rise with a balcony offering skyline views. It has two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in 1,672 square feet.

All this real estate activity comes on the heels of his summer purchase of a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. Yes, it too has glass walls.

Perry, 42, starred in the decade-long sitcom "Friends" starting in 1994. Since playing Chandler Bing, he starred in "17 Again" (2009) and the comedy series "Mr. Sunshine" (2011).

Greg Holcomb and Mark Rutstein of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, are Perry's listing agents, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Michael Collins of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office represented the buyer of the condo.

Fire sale for an early Mouseketeer

The longtime Encino home of actress and singer Annette Funicello, which was damaged in a fire in March, has sold for $714,250, the MLS shows.

Sold as a tear-down, the once 3,376-square-foot house had four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Listing details described the 1960s home as "burnt to the studs."

Funicello, 69, started on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in 1955 as one of the original Mouseketeers and went on to became a teen idol with Frankie Avalon in a series of beach-based party films including "Muscle Beach Party" (1964), "Bikini Beach" (1964) and "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965).

Nancy Sanborn of Prudential, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Adam Gleicher of Gleicher Realty, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.

Time for ex-Clipper to move forward

NBA player Corey Maggette has sold his Westchester house for $1.85 million. The former Clipper listed it in May at $2.1 million.

The contemporary Mediterranean features a custom movie theater, a guesthouse, two fireplaces, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and about 4,800 square feet of living space.

With the Los Angeles Clippers from 2000 to 2008, the forward and shooting guard now plays for the Charlotte Bobcats. Maggette, 31, bought the house new in 2008 for $1,784,500.

Roxanne Nelson of Keller Williams Realty in Beverly Hills handled both sides of the transactions.

His latest production is in Beverly Hills

Entertainment industry executive Alan Mruvka has put his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home up for sale at $4,999,000.

Set on a gated street, the more than half-acre property includes a 5,193-square-foot contemporary house, a 3,000-square-foot driveway and a swimming pool. The home, built in 1960, features an 1,800-square-foot master bedroom suite and a maid's room for a total of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Mruvka co-founded and created the Movietime cable network (now E! Entertainment Television) in the late 1980s and started a film and television production company that bears his name in 1990.

Public records show he bought the property in 1987 for $650,000.

Arleen Cohen of Class Connections Real Property is the listing agent.

Writer's Emmy is not included

The Beverly Hills home of the late Bernie West, a writer and producer on the 1970s and '80s television shows "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and "Three's Company," is on the market at $3.15 million.

The contemporary condominium, built in 1993, features direct elevator access, 11-foot ceilings, a dining terrace, a library/den, four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. Its 5,066 square feet of living space are on one level.

West, who died last year at 92, shared a writing Emmy in 1973 for the groundbreaking sitcom "All in the Family."

Timothy Enright of Enright Co. in Los Angeles is the listing agent.

Former Sajak house spun around for sale

A house in Glendale that "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and his first wife, Sherrill, once lived in has been redone and flipped back on the market at $699,000.

The two-story Craftsman, built in 1911, has been remodeled while retaining much of its period look. Updated rooms include the kitchen, all three bathrooms and the laundry room. Including the master bedroom, which has a walk-in closet and a balcony, there are four bedrooms and a total of 2,600 square feet of living space. The house sits on a double lot with a newly constructed detached garage.

The Daytime Emmy winner, 64, hosted day and evening versions of the game show from 1983 to 1989 and continues on evenings. He and Sherrill divorced in 1986.

Public records show she sold the house in November for $425,000.

The listing agents are Phyllis Harb of Prudential California Realty in La Canada Flintridge and Alex Felix of Re/Max VIP in Bell Gardens.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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