From the LA Times Hot Property:
--The St. Lucia home of Oscar-winning screenwriter Nancy Dowd, Belmont, is on the market for $1.995 million.
--When I'm wrong, I'm wrong. In 2008 I predicted that a Hollywood Hills home belonging to former L.A. Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit would go fast at $4.25 million. Two years later and it is still on the market, now for $3.65 million.
Gallery: Soccer in the Hills
--Cameron Diaz has picked up a Beverly Hills Post Office Spanish hacienda owned by Candice Bergen. Bergen bought the property from Moore in 1996 for $3.4 million and renovated it. it was most recently listed at $10.25 million.
--Actor Greg Germann has leased a home in Santa Monica that had been listed for sale at $1.7 million.
--Actress Jane Kaczmarek and actor Bradley Whitford have sold their Italian Renaissance Revival villa in San Marino for $6.2 million and Whitford has bought a house in Pasadena for $3.1 million. Their home had been listed at $6.7 million.
--The site of the former Malibu Lodge has been purchased by international cellphone magnate Sebastian Harrison and his wife, actress Linda Gucciardo, for $2.4 million.
--A four-bedroom home owned by the family of the late Albert Heschong, the Emmy-winning production designer for television, film and theater who headed the art department at CBS for more than two decades, is for sale in Encino at $1.15 million. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Tyler Perry is the new owner of Dean Gardens in Johns Creek, Georgia. He purchased the 58-acre estate for $7.6 million (far below the original asking of $40 million) and plans to tear down the huge 36,000 square foot main house.
Gallery: Dean Gardens
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Media mogul John Malone is the mystery buyer behind the sale of Bell Ranch. Malone is the Liberty Media chairman and he purchased the ranch through a limited-liability company he formed with his wife, Leslie.
Gallery: Bell Ranch
--A modern home designed by Marcel Breuer in Litchfield, Connecticut is on the market for $3.8 million. The listing is here.
--Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has sold his Midtown Manhattan loft for $4.6 million, according to broker records. It was initially listed in 2009 for $7.65 million and he bought the property in 2005 for about $5.8 million.
Gallery: Emeril Lagasse In New York City