Update: A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, known for his role as Count Dracula on stage and screen, has sold for $2.25 million.
Castle La Paloma, a Tudor built in 1926, features interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings and bay windows. Its 5,000 square feet include an oversized living room, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing. The more than a quarter-acre terraced site is in the Beachwood Canyon area.
Lugosi, who died in 1956 at 73, played other villains in addition to vampires. He starred in "White Zombie" (1932), "Bride of the Monster" (1955) and the posthumously released "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959).
The property came on the market in April at $2,367,000.
Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, was the listing agent. Hugh Evans of Partners Trust, Brentwood, represented the buyer.
A news flash from Brentwood
Former local newscaster Paul Moyer has listed his Brentwood home for sale at $9,495,000.
The 1.4-acre estate, zoned for horses, includes a 7,200-square-foot main house, a two-story guesthouse and a swimming pool with spa. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace, dual baths, dual walk-in closets with dressing area and a library with fireplace. Three more bedrooms each have a bathroom for a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Moyer, 70, retired from KNBC-TV's Channel 4 news in 2009 after working in the L.A. market for 37 years. He co-anchored the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts with Colleen Williams.
Scott Gibson and Deirdre Daniels of Gibson International, Los Angeles, are the listing agents.
Way nicer than Mockingbird Lane
Update: A Studio City compound owned by actress Yvonne de Carlo from 1950 to 1975 has sold for $6.25 million.
An 8,000-square-foot main house built in 1999, a 1920s guesthouse, a swimming pool, a pool house and a barn occupy the gated 7.6-acre site, which is zoned for equestrian use. The Mediterranean-style main residence contains a 3,400-square-foot master bedroom suite, a great room with a 14-foot ceiling and a screening room. There are four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
De Carlo, who died in 2007 at 84, was known to '60s television audiences as Lily Munster in "The Munsters" (1964-66). Her six-decade acting career included roles in "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "McLintock!" (1963).
The property came on the market at the end of January at $6,695,000.
Coldwell Banker's Choo handled both sides of the transaction.