Quaid’s van­tage point in Pal­isades

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Real Estate -

Ac­tor Den­nis Quaid has tossed his Pa­cific Pal­isades home on the mar­ket at $6.495 mil­lion.

He bought the place five years ago for $5.1 mil­lion, records show.

Ob­scured from the street by hedges and a thicket of bam­boo, the gated Span­ish-style home sits on more than a third of an acre with a 10-car mo­tor court, a swim­ming pool and spa and a grove of fruit trees.

The home, which dates from 1929, fea­tures a tiled ro­tunda en­try that opens to a vaulted-ceil­ing liv­ing room with a mas­sive stone fire­place. The 6,114 square feet of liv­ing space also holds a me­dia room, an of­fice, a break­fast room and a chef ’s kitchen with two re­frig­er­a­tors.

There are six bed­rooms and nine bath­rooms, in­clud­ing guest and staff quar­ters on the main floor. A sit­ting room, two clos­ets and two bath­rooms com­pose the mas­ter suite.

A raised ter­race and pa­tio ar­eas cre­ate ad­di­tional liv­ing space out­doors. Large palms dot the land­scaped grounds.

Quaid, 64, starred this year and last in the se­ries “For­ti­tude.” His film work in­cludes “Pan­do­rum” (2009), “Van­tage Point” (2008) and “The Day Af­ter

To­mor­row” (2004).

Last year, the ac­tor ap­peared in the ad­ven­ture­com­edy flick “A Dog’s Pur­pose.”


Ac­tress, model and an­i­mal ac­tivist Denise Richards has sold her home in L.A.’s Hid­den Hills neigh­bor­hood for $4.75 mil­lion. That’s a hair above the $4.395 mil­lion she paid for the acre-plus es­tate in 2007 and about $3 mil­lion less than her orig­i­nal ask­ing price from two years ago — $7.749 mil­lion.

The fenced and gated spread cen­ters on a tra­di­tional-style home that was built in 1991.

The house has more than 8,300 square feet of in­te­ri­ors that in­cludes six bed­rooms, eight bath­rooms, a for­mal din­ing room and an over-the-top kitchen with a pizza oven.

Cus­tom de­tails are ev­i­dent in the liv­ing room, which pairs black walls with blood-red ac­cents.

Two tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled and glass-en­closed wine walls flank the fire­place in the den/tast­ing room.

A chan­de­lier-topped dog ho­tel with built-in ken­nels and a pet-wash­ing sta­tion is an­other fea­ture added by Richards.

Out­doors, there’s a la­goon-style pool with two swim­ming ar­eas, a grotto and wa­ter­fall fea­tures. A sep­a­rate, 800-square-foot en­ter­tainer’s pav­il­ion holds a kitchen and din­ing area. Lawns and for­mal land­scap­ing fill out the grounds.

Richards, 47, starred as Bond girl Dr. Christ­mas Jones in the 1998 film “The World Is Not Enough.” Her other cred­its in­clude “Star­ship Troop­ers” (1997), “Un­der­cover Brother” (2002) and “Scary Movie 3” (2003).

This year, the ac­tress has stayed busy, with a lead­ing role in the horror film “The Toy­box.”


“Big Bang The­ory” ac­tor Jim Par­sons is set to make a splash in L.A.’s Los Feliz neigh­bor­hood af­ter list­ing his 1920s es­tate for $8.95 mil­lion.

He bought the place from ac­tor Robert Pat­tin­son four years ago for $6.375 mil­lion.

The drive­way winds through an arched gate­way be­fore pass­ing a well-land­scaped front yard.

A black and white tile foyer greets res­i­dents through the front door.

In­side, the 4,026-square­foot in­te­rior pairs orig­i­nal fin­ishes and mod­ern touches.

Wood-beamed, hand­painted ceil­ings bring a sense of the Old World to the com­mon ar­eas.

In other spa­ces, bold color pal­ettes spring the es­tate into the mod­ern day. The mas­ter suite, among three bed­rooms and 3.5 bath­rooms, opens to bal­conies on both sides.

The 1.45-acre grounds sit on a hill, al­low­ing the la­goon-style swim­ming pool to cas­cade down through a foun­tain fea­ture.

In ad­di­tion to Par­sons and Pat­tin­son, the es­tate was once owned by NBA leg­end Ka­reem Ab­dulJab­bar. Par­sons, 45, has won four Prime­time Em­mys and a Golden Globe for his role in “The Big Bang The­ory.”

He fre­quents the stage and sil­ver screen as well, star­ring in the Broad­way play “The Nor­mal Heart” in 2011 and the 2016 film “Hid­den Fig­ures.”


Dolph Lund­gren is head­ing for the Hol­ly­wood Hills.

The ac­tor-di­rec­tor, who is set to ap­pear in the De­cem­ber block­buster “Aqua­man,” has paid $3.9 mil­lion for a mod­ern es­tate above the Sun­set Strip.

The steel-and-glass struc­ture, orig­i­nally listed for $4.4 mil­lion, of­fers city­lights views from three lev­els.

Within the 5,230 square feet are four bed­rooms and six bath­rooms, in­clud­ing a sleek mas­ter suite with a pri­vate bal­cony.

Wood fin­ishes even out the white­washed floor plan, coat­ing the cab­i­netry in the kitchen, a wine closet in the din­ing room and a set of float­ing stairs. There are also a liv­ing room with a built-in fire­place, a game room, a theater, an of­fice and a pair of two-car garages.

A rooftop pa­tio caps the abode, and a pool sits to the home’s side.

The 60-year-old Lund­gren broke big in Hol­ly­wood as the ma­chine-like Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV” (1985), a role he’s set to reprise in the up­com­ing “Creed II.” The Swedish ac­tor will also reprise his role as Gun­ner Jensen in the fourth in­stall­ment of “The Ex­pend­ables,” due out in 2020.


Craig Hux­ley, the ac­tor who starred in “Star Trek” be­fore be­com­ing a film and record pro­ducer, has put a home with a mu­si­cal pedi­gree in Sher­man Oaks on the mar­ket for $1.95 mil­lion.

In ad­di­tion to three bed­rooms and three bath­rooms, the tra­di­tional-style house holds two stu­dios where artists such as Michael Jack­son, Prince and Donna Sum­mer recorded songs over the years.

The 2,215-square-foot ranch house is shaped like an L — which com­ple­ments the stu­dio per­fectly, Hux­ley said.

“It’s an in­cred­i­ble, sound­proofed room with triple doors and dou­ble win­dows,” Hux­ley said. “It’s not both­ered by the rest of the home.”

Hux­ley, 63, also ap­peared in “Be­witched” and “The Bev­erly Hill­bil­lies” as a child ac­tor in the 1960s.

Lo­cated at North Tem­per­ance and East Clin­ton Av­enues, Mead­owood of­fers two ex­cit­ing col­lec­tions of new sin­gle and two-story floor plans from 1,895 to 3,650 square feet with up to six bed­rooms.

Den­nis Quaid is ready to part with the Span­ish-style house he bought five years ago in Pa­cific Pal­isades for $6.495 mil­lion.

Jeff El­son/TNS

Denise Richards sold her Hid­den Hills home, which fea­tures a la­goon-style pool, for $4.395 mil­lion. It boasts a range of cus­tom de­tails in­clud­ing glass-en­closed wine walls and a pizza oven in the kitchen.

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