Tyler Perry sells house By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor and writer Tyler Perry has sold his tricked-out home in the celebrity-studded Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West for $11.25 million, public records show.
The impeccably decorated 9,725-square-foot contemporary features a glass-floor catwalk that serves as the ceiling of the wine cellar, a window in the billiards room that looks into the water of the swimming pool, a nightclub/lounge with a bar and a disco ball, a gym, four fireplaces, four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a sauna. The site, which is more than a third of an acre, has expansive city light and mountain views.
Perry, 43, created the television series "House of Payne" (2006-12) and has done extensive work as a director and producer. Forbes estimated his net worth in November at $400 million.
He paid $9.6 million for the property in 2006.
The Frank Gehry-designed Schnabel House in Brentwood has changed hands for $9.5 million.
The seller is Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Jon B. Platt, who restored the home, according to Los Angeles Times archives.
Gehry, whose works include the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown, is known for his "deconstructionist" style of architecture.
Built in 1989, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence has been described as "a village that looks inward." There is a main house, an office, a guesthouse and a garage-and-gym structure with a breezeway. The half-acre of grounds include a reflecting pond, a swimming pool and an olive orchard.
Platt spent about five years on the renovation work. Among his credits are "Angels in America," "Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon."
Public records show the property previously sold in 2006 for $9 million.
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has sold his estate in Beverly Hills for $8 million.
Built in 1929, the 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style mansion retains its period details and features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The walled and gated property of more than half an acre includes a swimming pool, a spa, fountains and a paddle tennis court.
Thornton, 57, directed, wrote and starred in the movie "Sling Blade" (1996), for which he won a best screenplay adaptation Oscar.
Thornton bought the property in 2000 for $3.75 million, according to public records.
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has parted with her home in Studio City for $6.3 million.
Built in 1923, the 7,600-square-foot French chateau-style house was renovated and expanded by DioGuardi and her husband, home builder Mike McCuddy. The five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home sits on 3 acres with an infinity pool and a hot tub. Features include a 23-foot-tall stone fireplace, herringbone walnut floors and a sauna.
DioGuardi, 42, was on the panel of "American Idol" for two seasons starting in 2009 and was a judge on "Platinum Hit" in 2011. She has written hundreds of songs and worked with Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and "Idol" winner Kris Allen, among others.
Public records show that DioGuardi bought the property in 2004 for $3.5 million.
Actress Cheryl Ladd has listed her 22.5-acre estate in Santa Ynez at nearly $4 million.
The Italian-style villa, with 6,557 square feet of living space, sits off a circular motor court ringed with potted olive trees, Italian cypress and native landscaping. A large foyer overlooks a sunken living room. Features include stone fireplaces, a covered colonnade loggia, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and beamed and paneled ceilings.
Ladd, 61, joined the cast of "Charlie's Angels" from 1977 to 1981.n