Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have sold part of their compound in the Hollywood Hills for $7,325,000, public records show.
The entire property, listed at $12.5 million two years ago, included two houses and a one-bedroom guesthouse for a total of 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms on nearly an acre.
The couple has sold a gated 1929 Spanish-style house of 5,334 square feet that had been restored and updated. Its outdoor courtyard and living areas, as well as the lushly landscaped pool area, are decorated with terra-cotta tiles and colorful inlays.
The second house, built in 1930 and also redone, returned to the market last month priced at $2,995,000. The 4,062-square-foot house sits on less than a third of an acre and contains four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. The master bedroom includes a dressing room with a "hair sink," according to listing details. French doors along the back lead to extensive outdoor terrace and deck areas with built-in seating around mature trees.
Film and television actor Stiller, 45, starred in, co-wrote, produced and directed the 2008 action-adventure comedy "Tropic Thunder." He also starred in "Meet the Parents" (2000), its sequels, "Meet the Fockers" (2004) and "Little Fockers" (2010), and the cult classic "Reality Bites" (1994).
Taylor, 40, whose television guest appearances include "Arrested Development" (2006) and "Friends" (1997), has starred in several films with Stiller, including "Tropic Thunder," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004) and "Zoolander" (2001).
Jonah Wilson of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun