Sitcom star Joely Fisher has sold her Encino compound for $2.4 million. The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary had been on and off the market since mid-2007, perhaps prompting the actress to wonder whether she would own it " 'Til Death," to borrow the name of the Fox comedy on which she plays opposite Brad Garrett.
Constructed in 1955, then rebuilt in 2005 to incorporate Asian and Craftsman details, the home has 4,511 square feet of living space and city and mountain views, a detached home theater and a lagoon pool with a pool house.
Before Fisher, 42, joined " 'Til Death" in 2006, she had roles on "Desperate Housewives" (2005), "Wild Card" (2003-05) and "Ellen" (1994-98). She starred in the 1999 film "Inspector Gadget."
Fisher, the daughter of actress Connie Stevens and singer Eddie Fisher, is married to cinematographer Christopher Duddy. The couple bought the home because it's a good layout for entertaining and it's private, according to previous Times reports, but listed it because they wanted a larger place for their growing family.
Public records show the property was purchased in 2005 for $3.35 million.
The listing agent was Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olsen & Associates, Westlake Village, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Diana Lipari of Prudential California Realty, Sherman Oaks, represented the buyer.
He lists to tune of $7.7 million
Producer-composer-musician Tom Rothrock and his wife, Monique, have listed their restored and expanded Hollywood Hills home for $7,749,000.
The couple spent seven years working on the villa, which has more than 6,500 square feet of space and is situated on about a third of an acre to maximize privacy while taking advantage of expansive city, canyon and mountain views.
The glass-sided living room has 18-foot ceilings. Doors and windows throughout the house open electronically. There are six fireplaces, a two-story master bedroom suite, a guesthouse and a pool.
They are selling the four-bedroom, 5 1/2 -bathroom house because they are relocating to England for work, but they have broken ground on another residential project in the Los Angeles area.
Rothrock released his instrumental album "Resonator" in 2007 through his Bong Load record label. As a producer, he has worked with Beck, James Blunt and Badly Drawn Boy, among others. Rothrock has produced, performed or written the music for films including "Collateral" (2004), "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (2004) and "Shrek 2" (2004).
The Rothrocks purchased the property in 2002 for $1,475,000, according to public records.
Konstantine Valissarakos and Sherri Rogers of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, have the listing.
Did Bette Davis sleep here?
Screenwriter Tedi Sarafian has put his renovated Normandy-style 1920s home in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $1,749,000.
The ivy-covered two-story has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a formal dining room, a den with a fireplace, beamed ceilings and dark hardwood floors. French doors open to a side terrace and a covered back porch designed for al fresco dining and entertaining.
Sarafian, whose writing credits include "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003), bought the house in 2004 for $1,195,000, according to public records.
The listing agent is Penelope P. Alexitch of Keller Williams Realty's Sunset office.
Sarafian was told by the former owner that the house was once occupied by Bette Davis. If so, this would be the second time he has followed in the film star's footsteps. He previously owned her West Hollywood Colonial House condominium, which is back on the market at $2,095,000. Rory Barish of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, has that listing.
Bel-Air home has artist's touch
The Bel-Air home of Stephen Verona, music video and film director, screenwriter and artist, has come on the market for the first time in 30 years. It is listed at $4,395,000.
The two-story red tile-roofed villa, built in 1938, sits behind gates on 1.3 acres. The 3,405-square-foot house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal dining room, a light-filled breakfast room, a den, an office and maid's quarters. There are fireplaces in the living room, library and master bedroom. Many of the rooms open to a large patio, off of which are gardens, a gazebo and a swimming pool.
Verona, 69, worked as an art director and producer with John Lennon and Barbra Streisand, among others. A pioneer of music videos, he teamed with such groups as the Lovin' Spoonful, Chicago and Simon & Garfunkel. The first feature film he wrote was "The Lords of Flatbush" (1974).
To get away from the pressures of the entertainment industry, Verona painted in his Bel-Air home's studio at night. He later began selling his work and eventually devoted himself to his art.
The listing agents are Marty Trugman and Cara Sheriff of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills.
Skateboarder is ready to roll
Professional skateboarder Erik Ellington has listed his Hollywood Hills contemporary for $1,595,000.
The renovated single-story house, built in 1953, sits on three-quarters of an acre, making it private and secluded.
"Even though I live in the city, the huge lot and private drive make it feel like it is the country," Ellington said. The open-plan house has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2,712 square feet.
He remodeled the inside in an old-world Spanish style with cathedral and beamed ceilings and dark hardwood floors.
The reconfigured master bedroom suite includes a sitting area, a hot tub and two walk-in closets. The nursery has a standard doorway and a child-sized one.
The property is landscaped with tropical plants and mature trees. There is a three-car garage.
Ellington, 32, is a co-owner of Bakerboys Distribution and Supra Footwear.
Gregory Harris and Marci Kays of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, have the listing.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun