Actor Paul Wesley, who stars on "The Vampire Diaries," and actress Torrey DeVitto listed their home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $1.595 million and within two weeks had a bite. The house is in escrow.
The 1920s Mediterranean-style villa features a rotunda entry, beamed ceilings, vintage tile, a circular dining room, an oak staircase, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 3,262 square feet of living space. There is a courtyard and a detached office/gym.
Wesley has starred on "Diaries" since the show started in 2009. DeVitto is a regular on "Pretty Little Liars" and appears on "Army Wives."
The two-story home was put on the market days after news broke that the couple plan to divorce. They bought the property in 2011, the year they were married, for $980,000.
Peter Maurice and Tregg Rustad of Rodeo Realty are the listing agents.
He sleuthed out a buyer
"Elementary" star Jonny Lee Miller and his wife, actress Michele Hicks, sold their Los Angeles home for $1.66 million.
The 1936 Spanish Revival-style house features a beamed cathedral ceiling in the living room, a formal dining room, a sunroom, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,832 square feet of living space.
Miller, 40, plays Sherlock Holmes on the mystery series, which started last year, and starred in "Eli Stone" (2008-09). He was on a season of "Dexter" in 2010 and in the films "Hackers" (1995) and "Trainspotting" (1996).
Hicks, 40, was in the series "The Shield" (2004-08) and "Heist" (2006). She will star in the upcoming thriller "The Adventures of Beatle" and the horror film "2 Bedroom 1 Bath."
They bought the property in 2009 for $1.56 million.
The Times' Mapping L.A. database identifies the neighborhood as Hollywood Hills. The Multiple Listing Service, however, places it in Los Feliz.
Barry Sloane and Marc Silver of Sotheby's International Realty were the listing agents. Roberta Collins of Keller Williams Realty in Los Feliz represented the buyer.
New beat for Grammy winner
A home in Bel-Air that was being leased by Grammy-winning singer Luis Miguel is for sale at $5.895 million.
The stately traditional features a sweeping staircase off the entry, a formal living room with a wet bar, a den, a breakfast area, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,200 square feet of living space. A terrace off the master bedroom overlooks the backyard. The more than three-quarter-acre grounds include a grotto-style swimming pool, spa and circular driveway.
Miguel, 43, is known for his contributions to Latin pop music and his live performances. He won his first Grammy at 14 singing a duet of "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" with Sheena Easton. His album "México En La Piel" won a best album Grammy in 2005.
Eduardo Umansky and Maurcio Umansky (father and son) at the Agency in Beverly Hills are the listing agents.
Football players jockey for spots
With football in the air, here's a look at some off-field action:
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has put his house in Hollywood Hills on the market at $2.85 million. He bought it a year and a half ago for $2.1 million.
The contemporary house, built in 2009, features retractable walls of glass and a top-floor master bedroom with a dressing area and bathroom; it has a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,353 square feet. Outdoor amenities include a sunken spa. There are city and canyon views.
Scandrick, 26, was selected by the Cowboys in the 2008 NFL draft. He recently escorted reality TV's Draya Michele to the ESPY Awards at Staples Center. She was on "Basketball Wives LA" two years ago.
Heather Bilyeu and Sam Real of Keller Williams' Hollywood Hills office are the listing agents.
Meanwhile, former Buffalo Bills linebacker Kirk Morrison bought a home in the 90210 ZIP Code for $1.1 million.
The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2012, features an open floor plan, solar power, multiple decks and balconies, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,400 square feet of living space.
Morrison, 31, started his career with the Oakland Raiders in 2005 and is an unsigned free agent. He is also a sports announcer.
Ian L. Brooks of Prudential California Realty was the listing agent. Todd Marks, also with Prudential, represented Morrison.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun