Tyra Banks’ next top re­model

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Real Estate - By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flem­ming

Su­per­model, tele­vi­sion host and home flip­per Tyra Banks has bought a Pa­cific Pal­isades home for a lit­tle more than $3 mil­lion.

The 1949 tra­di­tional house, which has been owned by the same fam­ily for 70 years, is in the Bluffs area and in need of a makeover.

Banks, who in re­cent years has bought and sold a num­ber of homes in the area, plans to do the same with this prop­erty af­ter a ma­jor ren­o­va­tion. The four-bed­room, two-bath­room house will be trans­formed by the run­way queen into a farm­hou­se­in­spired beach cot­tage.

Set on a 6,300-square

foot lot, the sin­gle-story house is ap­proached through a gated front pa­tio. Within more than 1,600 square feet of in­te­rior are mosaic par­quet wood floors, for­mal liv­ing and din­ing rooms, a sun­room, and a den with a rock-wall fire­place.

Slid­ing glass doors open to the land­scaped back­yard, where there’s a cov­ered brick pa­tio.

The 45-year-old Banks beat out in­ter­est from well­heeled de­vel­op­ers and oth­ers to land the prop­erty, which hit the mar­ket in May for $2.849 mil­lion and re­ceived mul­ti­ple of­fers. It is her fifth pur­chase in the area over the last two years.

The bud­ding real es­tate mogul be­gan her ca­reer as a model be­fore ex­pand­ing into act­ing.

She’s the cre­ator of “Amer­ica’s Next Top Model,” which wrapped up its 24th sea­son last year. This year, she made her third ap­pear­ance on the cover of Sports Il­lus­trated’s an­nual swim­suit is­sue. PART­ING WITH THEIR GOOD PLACE

Ted Dan­son of “The Good Place” and his wife, ac­tress Mary Steen­bur­gen, have sold their scenic re­treat in Ojai for $8.75 mil­lion.

Set be­hind gates on nine acres of grounds, the board-and-bat­ten-clad farm­house was built in 1941 for two con­cert pi­anists. Two decades ago, talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres owned the prop­erty.

About 4,400 square feet of liv­ing space in­cludes beamed-ceil­ing liv­ing and din­ing rooms, an up­dated kitchen and an of­fice.

A to­tal of four be­d­rooms and four bath­rooms in­clude a pair of mas­ter suites.

A two-bed­room guest­house with a kitchen was added to the prop­erty dur­ing Dan­son and Steen­bur­gen’s own­er­ship.

De­signed by Chan­tal Dus­souchaud of Ate­lier de Chan­tal, the de­tached struc­ture fea­tures oak floors and walls of built-in book­shelves. A small lofted area cre­ates ad­di­tional space.

Else­where on the prop­erty is a de­tached record­ing stu­dio with a sound booth, a sauna, a swim­ming pool, a bocce ball court and an old tin barn used for al fresco din­ing. An or­chard is filled with a va­ri­ety of fruit trees, and a fenced gar­den fea­tures raised beds.

The prop­erty orig­i­nally came up for sale in early 2018 for $11.5 mil­lion. Dan­son and Steen­bur­gen bought the home through a trust in 2005 for $4.5 mil­lion.

Dan­son, 71, is known for his role as Sam Malone on the 1980s sit­com “Cheers.” Among his other TV cred­its are the se­ries “CSI: Crime Scene In­ves­ti­ga­tion,” “Fargo” and “Dam­ages.”

Steen­bur­gen, 66, won an Os­car for her sup­port­ing role as Lynda Dum­mar in the 1980 film “Melvin and Howard.” She ap­pears on the sit­com “The Last Man on Earth.” A CASE CLOSED IN MAL­IBU

Ac­tor Stephen Dorff, fresh off his run on HBO’s “True De­tec­tive,” has wrapped up some busi­ness away from the screen. He has sold his Mal­ibu home of more than a decade for $7.5 mil­lion.

Set on 40 feet of ocean­front on La Costa Beach, the Mid­cen­tury Modern­style house was de­signed by post-and-beam mas­ters Buff & Hens­man and com­pleted in 1968.

Clad in cedar shin­gles and dark-stained wood, the two-story fea­tures a beach­fac­ing bal­cony and deck­ing that runs the length of the home. Floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows bring panoramic ocean views in­side, and a stair­case leads to the beach below.

The three-bed­room, three-bath­room house has about 2,400 square feet of liv­ing space, a two-story en­try and a gal­ley-style kitchen. The din­ing area ad­joins a step-down liv­ing room, which has a fire­place. The mas­ter suite sits lofted above the com­mon ar­eas.

There is a two-car garage and a gated front drive­way. Dorff, 45, is known for his break­out role in the 1992 film drama “The Power of One,” in which he starred op­po­site Morgan Free­man and Fay Master­son. His other film cred­its in­clude “Blade” (1998) and “Im­mor­tals” (2011).

This year, the ac­tor re­port­edly inked a deal to star in the up­com­ing Fox po­lice drama “Deputy.” A MAG­I­CAL KING­DOM IN TOLUCA LAKE

A Toluca Lake home with ties to Roy E. Dis­ney, the late nephew of Walt Dis­ney and for­mer chair­man of Dis­ney an­i­ma­tion, and gen­er­a­tions of other Hol­ly­wood tal­ents has come on the mar­ket at $4.995 mil­lion.

Owned by Dis­ney’s widow, Les­lie DeMeuse Dis­ney, the lake­side house is ac­cessed through a gated court­yard en­try filled with olive trees. In­side, the home fea­tures a beamed­ceil­ing liv­ing room, a cen­ter-is­land kitchen, three be­d­rooms, 2.5 bath­rooms and an el­e­va­tor.

Pic­ture win­dows in the sun­room take in views of the lake.

Up­stairs, the multi-room mas­ter suite has a sit­ting room, a cus­tom walk-in closet and a sky­light­topped bath­room. There’s also an of­fice.

Out­side, box hedges frame a tiered back­yard made up of pa­tios, deck­ing, a built-in bar­be­cue and a dip­ping pool. A pri­vate boat dock and an elec­tric Duffy boat com­plete the set­ting.

Dis­ney bought the prop­erty in 2006 for $3.5 mil­lion. Ac­tor Boris Karloff and Os­car-win­ning com­poser Erich Korn­gold are among other for­mer res­i­dents.

Dis­ney, who died in 2009 at 79, be­gan his ca­reer work­ing on na­ture films, in­clud­ing the Acad­emy Award-win­ning true-life ad­ven­ture fea­tures “The Liv­ing Desert” and “The Van­ish­ing.” As chair­man of Dis­ney an­i­ma­tion, he ush­ered in a new wave of an­i­mated clas­sics and box­of­fice suc­cesses that in­cluded “The Lit­tle Mer­maid,” “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.”

Noel Klein­man/TNS

Stephen Dorff sold his ocean­front Mal­ibu home, which was de­signed by ar­chi­tec­tural Buff & Hens­man and built in 1968.

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