‘Spi­der-Man’ reels in buyer

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS - LAU­REN BEALE

Just as Tobey Maguire’s comic book char­ac­ter has spi­dery senses that kick in when dan­ger is near, the “Spi­der-Man” ac­tor may have a bit of ex­trasen­sory per­cep­tion work­ing when it comes to real es­tate deal­ings. He just sold his house in Brent­wood for $10.4 mil­lion — nearly $2 mil­lion more than he paid 15 months ago.

Built in 1949 and de­signed by noted Santa Mon­ica ar­chi­tect John By­ers, the 6,320-square-foot plan­ta­tion-style house sits be­hind gates on three quar­ters of an acre.

Wood beam ceil­ings, sky­lights, French doors and four fire­places are among in­te­rior de­tails. The home has living, dining and fam­ily rooms, a break­fast bar, a den, a li­brary/study and a sauna. An up­stairs guest suite has its own en­trance for a to­tal of six bed­rooms and 5.5 bath­rooms.

The mas­ter suite con­tains a sit­ting room over­look­ing the grounds, which in­clude a cov­ered living room, lawn, ma­ture trees and a swim­ming pool and spa area with a flag­stone sur­round.

Maguire, 39, has starred in such films as “The Great Gatsby” (2013), “Se­abis­cuit” (2003) and “The Cider

House Rules” (1999). He is pro­duc­ing the up­com­ing films “Z for Zachariah” and “The Fifth Wave.”

He bought the home from TV host Ricki Lake for $8.45 mil­lion and had listed it at $10.25 mil­lion.

Judy Feder of Hil­ton & Hyland, an af­fil­i­ate of Christie’s In­ter­na­tional Real Es­tate, was the list­ing agent. Lau­rie Wool­ner of Power Bro­kers In­ter­na­tional rep­re­sented the buyer.

His move-up ma­neu­ver

Ac­tor Chan­ning Ta­tum has parted with a home in Hol­ly­wood Hills West for $2,668,500.

The “Fox­catcher” star and his wife, actress-dancer Jenna De­wan-Ta­tum, bought a house in Bev­erly Hills this year for $6 mil­lion.

The wood-and-glass home that just sold sits on a third of an acre amid ma­ture trees and lush land­scap­ing. Fea­tures in­clude a teak stair­case lead­ing to the sec­ond-floor mas­ter suite, wood beam ceil­ings, a wine cel­lar and a guest­house.

The open-plan living and dining ar­eas lead to a stone pa­tio with a fire­place, bar­be­cue cen­ter and a swim­ming pool with a spa. There are three bed­rooms and three bath­rooms.

Ta­tum, 34, es­tab­lished him­self in the films “Step Up” (2006), “Magic Mike” (2012) and the “Jump Street” movies.

De­wan-Ta­tum, 34, has been on sev­eral se­ries in­clud­ing “Witches of East End” (2013-14) and “Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story” (2012).

The house pre­vi­ously changed hands in 2008 for $2.6 mil­lion.

‘Simp­sons’ voice notches sale

Hank Azaria has sold a house with lots of char­ac­ter in the Bev­erly Crest area for $3 mil­lion.

The two-story Crafts­man-es­que house, built in 1999, takes its de­sign cues from Prairie School ar­chi­tec­ture, which em­pha­sizes hor­i­zon­tal lines, eaves and hand­crafted de­tails.

Living, fam­ily and dining rooms, a li­brary/study, four bed­rooms and five bath­rooms are within the 3,320 square feet of in­te­rior space. The living room, den and mas­ter bed­room all have fire­places.

Bal­conies and a lanai ex­tend the living space out­doors.

The sin­gle-story house is set be­hind gates on close to a half-acre lot abut­ting canyon land. The wooded grounds in­clude a stream, lawn and a swim­ming pool.

Azaria, 50, has per­formed since 1989 as nu­mer­ous “Simp­sons” voices, in­clud­ing bar­keep Moe Szys­lak, KwikE-Mart owner Apu Na­has­apeemapetilon and Chief Wig­gum. He also works on the se­ries “Fam­ily Guy” and “Bor­der­town.”

The prop­erty pre­vi­ously sold in 2000 for $2 mil­lion. The house was leased out five years ago at $9,000 a month.

Vic­to­ria Mas­sen­gale of Keller Wil­liams and Su­san Smith of Hil­ton & Hyland, an af­fil­i­ate of Christie’s In­ter­na­tional Real Es­tate, were the list­ing agents. Linda Se­mon of Cold­well Banker rep­re­sented the buyer.

Show­place re­tains sheen

A Hol­ly­wood Hills show­place built in 1926 for actress Dolores del Rio is on the mar­ket at $5.295 mil­lion.

Re­tain­ing many of the orig­i­nal fea­tures and up­dated within the style, the ro­man­tic home is a prime ex­am­ple of Mex­i­can Baroque ar­chi­tec­ture. Hand­forged iron­works, col­or­ful tiles, carved stones and Moor­ish fil­i­grees are among the de­tails.

The mas­sive living room has a ba­ro­nial fire­place and 15-foot ceil­ings. The 6,221 square feet of living space in­clude a for­mal dining room, an up­dated kitchen with break­fast area, a den, an of­fice wing and a pan­eled li­brary.

The mas­ter suite con­tains a sit­ting room, a fire­place, dual bath­rooms, a gym and a ter­race for a house­hold to­tal of five bed­rooms, three full bath­rooms and three half-baths.

The 2.1-acre prop­erty has a swim­ming pool with foun­tain sprays, a spa and ma­ture land­scap­ing. A 40-foot log­gia with arches and orig­i­nal tile runs along the back of the house.

For­mer own­ers in­clude ac­tor Ken Kercheval of the tele­vi­sion se­ries “Dal­las.”

Del Rio, who died in 1983 at 77, was a box-of­fice draw in the U.S. and her na­tive Mex­ico in the si­lent and talk­ing eras. She starred in “Fly­ing Down to Rio” (1938), “The Aban­doned” (1945) and “The Lady of the Dawn” (1966), among other movies in her more than five-decade ca­reer.

Skyler Hynes of Cold­well Banker is the list­ing agent.

Re­lo­cated for ‘60 Min­utes’

“CBS Evening News” re­porter Bill Whi­taker has listed his home in Hol­ly­wood Hills West at $1,999,999.

The Mid­cen­tury Mod­ern­style house fea­tures vaulted ceil­ings with sky­lights and re­cessed light­ing.

The 2,364 square feet of living space in­clude living, dining and fam­ily rooms, a break­fast bar, three bed­rooms, a bed­room/of­fice, maid’s quar­ters and three bath­rooms.

Slid­ing doors open to a swim­ming pool with a foun­tain, a sep­a­rate spa, a sauna room and lawn.

The Emmy Award-win­ning Whi­taker has been with CBS News since 1984. He joined “60 Min­utes” last fall and moved to New York City.

The news­man bought the prop­erty in 1993 for $510,000.

Dolores Blumenfeld of Rodeo Re­alty is the list­ing agent.

Loic Venance AFP/Getty Images

TOBEY MAGUIRE sold his house in Brent­wood for $10.4 mil­lion, nearly $2 mil­lion more than he paid.

Bran­don Beech­ler

BUILT IN 1926 for actress Dolores del Rio, this Hol­ly­wood Hills show­place is a prime ex­am­ple of Mex­i­can Baroque ar­chi­tec­ture. It’s for sale at $5.295 mil­lion.

David Char­bonier Re­al­tor.com

HANK AZARIA sold this Prairie School-in­spired house in the Bev­erly Crest area for $3 mil­lion.

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