Mike Fleiss is trying to double his money in Hawaii. Five years after paying $16.2 million for Julia Roberts’ oceanfront estate, the TV producer behind “The Bachelor” just listed it for sale at $34.5 million.
The compound claims two acres and 213 feet of beach in Hanalei, a small surf town on the north shore of the island of Kauai. Dubbed “the Garden Island,” Kauai offers 562 miles of lush rainforests, mountains and beaches, a setting that has attracted high-profile residents including Mark Zuckerberg, Chuck Norris and Carlos Santana.
Two homes occupy the property: a four-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom guesthouse.
The main house was recently remodeled and features whitewashed beams above hardwood floors. Walls of glass open to a patio on the main level, and the primary bedroom upstairs opens to a private balcony overlooking the ocean.
The coastal estate. (Phil Jones)
The main house. (Phil Jones)
The living room. (Phil Jones)
The kitchen. (Phil Jones)
The primary bedroom. (Phil Jones)
The balcony. (Phil Jones)
The bathroom. (Phil Jones)
The lawn. (Phil Jones)
The lanai. (Phil Jones)
The patio. (Phil Jones)
The palm-topped yard. (Phil Jones)
The beach. (Phil Jones)
The lush, palm-topped grounds include a lanai with a dining area and a patio with a tub, sauna and outdoor shower. A flat, grassy lawn stretches to the sandy beach at the north end of the estate.
A native of Fullerton, Fleiss is the creator, producer and writer of “The Bachelor,” a dating reality show that’s currently airing its 25th season. His other productions include “The Bachelorette,” “High School Reunion” and the films “Hostel” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum just grabbed another slice of Malibu shoreline, paying $87 million for an oceanfront home right next to his other one, The Times has confirmed.
The billionaire has been on a Southern California spending spree for the last three years. In 2019, he paid $100 million for the Malibu home of longtime NBCUniversal executive Ron Meyer. A year later he ventured inland, shelling out $125 million for the Beverly Hills mansion of Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The $87-million sale, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is by far the priciest home sale in L.A. County so far this year. The property originally was put on the market last summer for $125 million, The Times previously reported.
Diana Jenkins, ex-wife of British banker Roger Jenkins, was the seller. Before her, the coastal retreat was owned by media mogul Barry Diller and country music star Kenny Rogers.
The view. (Mike Helfrich)
The living room. (Mike Helfrich)
The living room under whitewashed beams. (Mike Helfrich)
The dining room. (Mike Helfrich)
The kitchen. (Mike Helfrich)
The bathroom. (Mike Helfrich)
The mirrored walls. (Mike Helfrich)
The backyard. (Mike Helfrich)
The patio. (Mike Helfrich)
The lounge. (Mike Helfrich)
The pool. (Mike Helfrich)
The dining patio. (Mike Helfrich)
The funicular. (Mike Helfrich)
The cabana. (Mike Helfrich)
The fire pit. (Mike Helfrich)
The gardens. (Mike Helfrich)
The coastal home. (Mike Helfrich)
Aerial view of the estate. (Mike Helfrich)
Between the two neighboring estates overlooking Malibu’s Paradise Cove, Koum now has six acres of land. His new place accounts for three of those acres and features a single-story main house, a three-story guesthouse and a guardhouse.
Whitewashed beams hang over herringbone floors in the sunny common spaces. Almost every single room takes in views of the ocean, including the indoor-outdoor living room, dining area and sky-lit bathroom. There’s also a recording studio, a wine cellar, an office and a patio with an aquarium wall off the guesthouse.
Lawns and patios surround a swimming pool and basketball court outside, where a funicular descends to 256 feet of beach frontage. On the sand, a wood cabana adds a huge deck and bar for entertaining.
Koum founded the mobile messaging system WhatsApp in 2009 and sold the company to Facebook Inc. five years later for $19.3 billion. Forbes puts his net worth at $10 billion.
Chris Cortazzo of Compass held the listing. Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency represented Koum.
CNN anchor Don Lemon has sold his three-bedroom condo in New York’s Harlem neighborhood for $1.525 million — about $37,000 more than he paid for it in 2013.
The sale comes a few years after he picked up a place near the Hamptons, paying $3.1 million for a quaint cottage in Sag Harbor in 2016.
The condo is the smaller of his two properties, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in just over 1,400 square feet. According to the listing, Lemon configured the space as an open-concept layout with two bedrooms during his stay.
The living room. (Douglas Elliman)
The open floor plan. (Douglas Elliman)
The kitchen. (Douglas Elliman)
The office. (Douglas Elliman)
The bedroom. (Douglas Elliman)
The bathroom. (Douglas Elliman)
The hallway. (Douglas Elliman)
The rooftop deck. (Douglas Elliman)
An entry foyer leads to the living spaces, which take in views of Manhattan and Harlem through walls of windows on two sides. There’s a living room with built-ins, a kitchen with stone countertops and a corner primary suite with walls of tile.
In addition to the unit’s private balcony, the building offers an outdoor recreation area and rooftop deck. Records show the home was most recently listed at $1.55 million.
Lemon joined CNN as a correspondent in 2006 and began hosting “CNN Tonight” in 2014. The 54-year-old Louisiana native has won multiple regional Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
Steve Cohen and Tim Malone of Douglas Elliman held the listing.
Raven-Symoné is leaving the San Fernando Valley for the city. As she accepts backup offers on her home in Sherman Oaks, the singer-actress of “That’s So Raven” fame just paid $940,000 for a remodeled town house in East Hollywood.
Listing photos show the place looks a lot better than it did a few years ago. Dramatic renovations added a living room with a built-in wine cooler and bedrooms with bold colors and custom wallpapers, but the biggest change is in the chef’s kitchen — a chic space with gleaming tile floors, stainless steel appliances, marble backsplashes and a breakfast bar.
Entered through either a courtyard or two-car garage, the four-bedroom unit features a gated driveway and multiple private outdoor spaces.
A den leads to all four bedrooms upstairs, including an owner’s suite with a steam shower and a guest suite with a private balcony. A ladder descends from the ceiling, connecting to an attic complete with an office and media room.
Outside, the 2,327-square-foot home expands to a small yard with a turf lawn and dining patio.
The singer-actress has been on TV since she was a child, appearing in “The Cosby Show” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” before starring in the Disney Channel supernatural sitcom “That’s So Raven.” The 35-year-old has also released four studio albums, and more recently, she co-hosted the daytime talk show “The View.”
Jeff Yarbrough and Harrison Trachman of Keller Williams Beverly Hills held the listing. Anne Lush of Compass represented Raven-Symoné.
Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal just scored a profit in Bell Canyon, selling a custom home for $1.85 million that he bought for $1.815 million in 2018.
The Lakers legend, who led the team to three straight championships from 2000 to 2002, had been trying to sell his home in the Ventura County community since 2019. He was originally asking $2.5 million, but with no takers, he got involved with the marketing himself, posting the listing on his Instagram with the caption, “I’M SELLING MY HOME IN BELL CANYON CA.”
Spanning 5,200 square feet, the two-story home is filled with custom art including a Shaq mural in the office and portraits of rappers in the living spaces. It’s far from his most ostentatious estate; that distinction belongs to his 31,000-square-foot mega-mansion in Florida complete with a 6,000-square-foot basketball court, 17-car showroom and 95-foot-long swimming pool dubbed “Shaq-apulco.”
This one features a more subdued style, with brick accents across the tan exterior and traditional-style common spaces. Highlights include a two-story foyer with tile inlay, living room under beamed ceilings, marble kitchen, and media room.
The two-story home. (Neue Focus)
The foyer. (Neue Focus)
The living room. (Neue Focus)
The office. (Neue Focus)
The kitchen. (Neue Focus)
The family room. (Neue Focus)
The dining room. (Neue Focus)
The bedroom. (Neue Focus)
The spa tub. (Neue Focus)
The media room. (Neue Focus)
The backyard. (Neue Focus)
The pool. (Neue Focus)
The exterior. (Neue Focus)
The 1990s home. (Neue Focus)
Elsewhere are five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, including a primary suite with a fireplace, spa tub, dual closets and a terrace. The house has a resort-style backyard with a swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping. The estate spans an acre.
Shaq played for six teams during his storied career, winning three NBA championships with the Lakers and one with the Heat. In 2011, the 48-year-old joined TNT’s “Inside the NBA” program as an analyst and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame five years later.
Emil Hartoonian and Nicholas Siegfried of the Agency held the listing. Gary Keshishyan of Pinnacle Estate Properties represented the buyer.
Sylvester Stallone, the Oscar-nominated star of the “Rocky” and “Rambo” franchises, has officially set the price for his Beverly Park mansion: $110 million.
The high-profile listing is exclusively held by Rick Hilton, Jeff Hyland and the husband-and-wife team Barron N. Hilton and Tessa Hilton of Hilton & Hyland.
It spans 3.5 acres in North Beverly Park, one of L.A. County’s most exclusive enclaves with star-studded residents including Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson, Justin Bieber and the late Sumner Redstone, whose house neighbors Stallone’s. It also enjoys the rarified air of being one of only a handful of homes offered at more than $100 million in Southern California. At $110 million, it’s tied with Steve Wynn’s Beverly Hills mansion as the fourth-priciest listing in L.A. County.
Stallone and his wife, Jennifer Flavin, are swapping the West Coast for the East Coast, Rick Hilton said. The listing arrives a few months after the movie star paid $35.38 million for a sprawling compound in Florida’s Palm Beach.
The exterior. (Simon Berlyn)
The motor court. (Simon Berlyn)
The entry. (Simon Berlyn)
The living room. (Simon Berlyn)
The cigar room. (Simon Berlyn)
The steel-framed windows. (Simon Berlyn)
The bar. (Simon Berlyn)
The backyard. (Simon Berlyn)
The fire pit. (Simon Berlyn)
The patio. (Simon Berlyn)
The pool. (Simon Berlyn)
The Rocky statue. (Simon Berlyn)
The lawn. (Simon Berlyn)
His Beverly Park mansion covers 21,000 square feet with eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms on what Hilton considers the best view lot in the 61-home neighborhood.
“Even the garage has a great view,” Barron N. Hilton noted.
Stallone updated the home every few years during his ownership, adding a Richard Landry-designed guesthouse and touching up the living spaces with steel-framed windows and doors. Originally built as a Mediterranean, the house’s upgrades brought a more contemporary feel to many of the living spaces.
The actor saved plenty of room for amenities as well; there’s a movie theater, gym and cigar room with an air-filtration system. A life-size Rocky Balboa statue anchors the memorabilia room. The eight-car garage includes an art studio.
Outside, the park-like grounds include rolling lawns and a massive patio with an infinity pool and spa, which boasts a second Rocky statue at the edge. Balconies and terraces overlook the scenic space from above.
An actor, producer, director and screenwriter, Stallone has been a Hollywood mainstay since the 1970s. He received two Oscar nominations for the 1976 hit “Rocky” and another one for his role in the 2015 spin-off “Creed.” His other credits include “First Blood,” “Cobra” and the “Expendables” franchise.
This 13,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills has a new owner — one who wasn’t accused of laundering about $250 million from a Malaysian government investment fund and using the stolen cash to produce “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
It’s been a dramatic decade for the property perched in Trousdale Estates, which has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times with questionable taste and dubious funding. In 2007, it was bought by Mohamed Hadid — the celebrity real estate developer known for building a 30,000-square-foot spaceship-like mega-mansion in Bel-Air before a court ordered it to be torn down two years ago.
For this one, Hadid erected an Egyptian-themed house complete with a pyramid in the front room and sold it to Jho Low, the Malaysian businessman accused of masterminding a scheme that stole $4.5 billion from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund, also known as 1MDB.
Low, who fled the country and is considered an international fugitive, later transferred it to his partner in the scandal, Riza Aziz.
Aziz acquired the property in hopes of rebuilding the gaudy home into a vacation spot for his stepfather; in addition to being the co-founder of Red Granite Pictures and producing films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Daddy’s Home,” he’s the stepson of former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak. (Razak was also charged with looting the 1MDB fund and sentenced to 12 years in jail last summer.)
The entry. (Mark Singer)
The entry hall. (Mark Singer)
The living room. (Mark Singer)
The dining area. (Mark Singer)
The indoor-outdoor lounge. (Mark Singer)
The wine cellar. (Mark Singer)
The bedroom. (Mark Singer)
The bathroom. (Mark Singer)
The movie theater. (Mark Singer)
The patio. (Mark Singer)
The pool. (Mark Singer)
The outdoor lounge. (Mark Singer)
The covered walkway. (Mark Singer)
According to the listing, Aziz poured more than $40 million into transforming the extravagant mansion, adding a three-tiered movie theater where he screened “The Wolf of Wall Street” and a posh guest suite for himself.
Construction was halted, however, when federal authorities accused Aziz of laundering $250 million from 1MDB, money which allegedly funded the movies he produced and the real estate he purchased. He plead not guilty but agreed to return $107 million in assets, including the Beverly Hills home he was preparing for Razak.
As part of the deal, he quietly sold the estate for $19 million in 2019 to a limited liability company based in Delaware whose ownership is not clear. The new developer put the finishing touches on the property, fixing the torn-up landscaping and clearing off dirt and construction equipment that riddled the grounds.
“There was a cement mixer left in the driveway,” according to one real estate source who was not authorized to comment on the sale.
Once completed, the mansion surfaced for sale at $30 million last summer and just sold for $27.4 million. The buyer is Steven Gilfenbain, founder and chief executive of grape distribution company Stevco Inc., according to the source.
Sold fully furnished, the newly finished residence boasts sleek, modern style and commanding views of the city below. A chandelier-topped entry hall sets a dramatic tone, and the adjacent great room features a motorized wall of glass that leads to an infinity pool and spa.
The gallery-white walls are ideal for art displays with museum-style tracks and lighting. Six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms complete the single-story floor plan, including a primary suite with dual bathrooms, dual closets and an outdoor garden shower.
Outside, the gated grounds include a guardhouse and spacious lawn with approved plans for a 3,600-square-foot guesthouse.
At $27.4 million, it’s the priciest home sale in Beverly Hills so far this year, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Fred Bernstein and Ethan Peskowitz of Westside Estate Agency held the listing. Orah Nassirzadeh, also with Westside Estate Agency, represented the buyer.
Even on a foggy San Francisco morning, the view from Scott Simmons’ 25th-floor apartment stretches from downtown to Golden Gate Park. The home of the 42-year-old tech worker is also spacious for a one-bedroom, featuring hardwood floors, new appliances and granite countertops.
A year ago, when he was sharing a two-bedroom place with his brother, Simmons couldn’t have imagined living in an apartment like this one. But last fall, when Simmons heard about big rent declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, he discovered he could get way more for his money in the heart of San Francisco than in the neighborhood where he was doubling up in Oakland.
“It’s bananas,” Simmons said. “I never thought I was going to be someone who was going to have a nice view. It’s a luxury.”
Since March, when government stay-at-home orders began emptying downtowns of workers and shoppers, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco has dropped nearly 30%, the largest decrease in the country. The tech capital has hundreds of thousands of employees well positioned to work remotely, and they have. Outside the city.
The pandemic’s toll on San Francisco has created a scenario long unthinkable in the Bay Area. For some renters — mostly middle- and upper-income earners — it’s now more affordable to live in the famously expensive city than in its bluer-collar neighbor, Oakland.
“If you would have told 15-year-old me that 15, 16 years down the road that Oakland was going to become more expensive it would have been literally shocking,” said Amar Saini, 32, an Oakland native who moved into a 12-story apartment building near the Bay Bridge this month to save money. “I just don’t believe it.”
San Francisco, even as rents decrease, remains the nation’s costliest big city. A one-bedroom apartment still typically rents for almost $2,000 a month, putting it far out of reach for many residents. But the steep drop in prices has surprised real estate watchers for both its depth and scale. Even landlords in tony neighborhoods like Pacific Heights and Russian Hill, who once were charging $4,000 a month for one-bedroom apartments, are lowering their prices and offering incentives like months of free rent to get tenants in the door.
The rent declines are a direct result of the pandemic. More than half the city’s employees are able to work remotely, according to the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and tech firms like Twitter and Salesforce — the city’s largest private employer with more than 9,000 workers — have said employees can stay away from the office even after the pandemic ends.
Additionally, the pandemic has closed restaurants, bars and museums, while putting a premium on locales that offer people more space to work or their kids to attend school virtually. For San Francisco, a dense city that long has had some of the nation’s highest rents, all the changes have taken away many of the amenities that make city life vibrant. Data from the U.S. Postal Service show that 56,000 more people requested address changes out of San Francisco in 2020 than those moving in.
“Every man, woman and their dog is saying there’s no point living in downtown San Francisco if you’re not going into work,” said Nicholas Bloom, an economics professor at Stanford University who is studying remote work during the pandemic.
The stillness of once-bustling San Francisco neighborhoods can be jarring. In Union Square on a recent weekday, a handful of masked pedestrians and homeless residents roamed silently amid hotel lobbies, restaurants and luxury stores largely empty of customers. Closed businesses along Market Street, one of the city’s main commercial boulevards, were boarded up with plywood. Shops that remained open had signs displaying reduced hours.
A year ago, only about 1% of the units managed by members of the San Francisco Apartment Assn., the city’s largest landlord group, were vacant, said Janan New, its executive director. Now, she said, nearly a quarter are empty.
At a new, upscale apartment building across from Twitter’s headquarters on Market Street, the sales office is offering up to three months of free rent. If that’s not enough incentive, new arrivals can also get a year of free cable and internet, several personal training and massage sessions or have the landlord donate $1,000 to a local charity on the tenant’s behalf.
Such efforts to attract middle- and upper-income residents reflect the pandemic’s uneven economic impact. White-collar employees who are able to work from home have been far less affected than lower-income workers in service and hospitality industries.
Maria Marin and her husband, Francisco Rodriguez, were once able to crowd into a one-bedroom apartment near Bayview with their three young daughters. But after the pandemic hit, Marin lost her job as a housecleaner, and then her husband got COVID-19 and lost his warehouse job.
Unable to pay the $2,000 monthly rent, the family moved in with Marin’s mother near Potrero Hill. Ten people now share the three-bedroom home while Marin and her husband seek employment.
“In my situation, it’s not true that the rent is down,” said Marin, 35. “They ask you to make two or three times the rent to qualify for an apartment. And when you don’t have it, they hang up the phone.”
Rents have decreased in Oakland as well with the average one-bedroom now going for $1,625, according to Apartment List. But the 18% gap between Oakland and San Francisco prices is the narrowest since the real estate firm began tracking rents in 2017.
Before his move, Simmons enjoyed living in Oakland’s Uptown, a walkable community not far from the Fox Theater, and first looked for a new place around there.
But he found nicer apartments in San Francisco, and living there meant he could ditch his car. Simmons signed a lease for $2,800 a month in a 29-story building also across the street from Twitter. The landlord gave him $2,000 in debit cards as a bonus.
“I like walking places. I like meeting people. I like the busyness,” Simmons said. “This is the life I want.”
Soon after last spring’s stay-at-home orders went into effect, Armand Domalewski and his girlfriend decided to leave their roommates and look for an apartment together. They searched around Oakland’s Lake Merritt in the hopes of living near open space.
“Then we looked in San Francisco,” said Domalewski, 31, a data analyst. “Not only were the prices lower than I ever expected, they kept getting lower.”
The couple found a bright, second-floor apartment on a narrow, red brick street near Duboce Triangle for just under $3,000. “I walked in and said, ‘There’s a dishwasher, my God,’” he said.
A few months into their lease, another tenant in their building moved out and they got a call from their landlord. Domalewski feared the worst.
“You’re so conditioned to think, ‘Oh, my God, am I getting evicted?’” he said. “And then she was like, ‘I’m unilaterally lowering your rent.’ And we’re like, ‘This is crazy.’”
Rents have even become affordable for recent college graduates.
A few months after graduating from UC Berkeley, Sarah Abdeshahian got a job as an organizer with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic in San Francisco. She was astounded to be able to find her own one-bedroom apartment near the top of Nob Hill for $1,900 a month, a price that had been reduced by $400.
“The idea of an entire apartment to myself is an insane luxury to me,” said Abdeshahian, 22. “I thought of San Francisco as a place where only wealthy tech people could live, not someone working at a nonprofit just out of college.”
Even though rents have plummeted, they could bounce back. Tenants with long memories plan ahead.
Simmons said he could have moved into a newer apartment complex for the same money.
But he opted for an older building. It came with rent control.
Trophy homes sold like hotcakes to close out 2020, but Southern California’s luxury market was a bit quieter in the new year. January saw some surprising sales in unexpected places, with a home in Corona del Mar selling for more than any property in the Platinum Triangle of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel-Air.
Here’s a closer look at the priciest deals that went down last month in Southern California.
$25.37 million — Santa Barbara
For the second straight month, Santa Barbara County had Southern California’s most expensive home sale. This one belonged to Mark Mitchell, a managing partner of Lorient Capital, who found a buyer after the home was on the market for nearly a year.
Designed by the Warner Group of Montecito, the impressive estate spans 3.7 acres in Hope Ranch, a ritzy equestrian community overlooking the ocean. The property is perched on a knoll and descends to 204 feet of water frontage.
Expansive, chandelier-topped living spaces feature walls of glass that take in the Pacific. Amenities include a movie theater and three built-in saltwater aquariums.
In addition to the 10,000-square-foot mansion, there’s a swimming pool, spa, tennis court and guest unit set among rose gardens and palm trees.
$23.5 million — Malibu
There’s fame in the floorboards of this ultra-stylish, all-black home on the beach in Malibu. It was once owned by action star Jason Statham, who sold it last year to Morphe co-founder Chris Tawil; he flipped it last month for a $5-million profit.
Statham is known for his striking taste in homes, and this one is no different. The bold, black exterior gives way to chic common spaces covered in white oak. A wall of logs frames a brick fireplace in the living room. There are two kitchens — in the main house and guesthouse — four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Angled French doors open to multiple decks and patios that hover above the beach.
$21.5 million — Malibu
A short walk down the sand from Statham’s former place leads to January’s third-priciest property. Records show it was bought by a limited liability company tied to Ken Moelis, the billionaire banker who founded Moelis & Co.
The Mediterranean-style home makes the most of its quarter-acre lot with a gated courtyard in front and a spacious wood deck out back. Upstairs, the primary suite boasts a view of the ocean from a private balcony.
The 4,600-square-foot home has an open floor plan with a sleek kitchen and living room with a fireplace. The dining area tacks on a wall of wine storage.
$16.65 million — Corona del Mar
A new abode found its first owner last month when a modern mansion in the Newport Beach neighborhood of Corona del Mar traded hands for $16.65 million, making it one of the community’s most costly sales in recent memory.
The dramatic mansion was marketed with a long list of designer elements and amenities, as well as a lifestyle: It incorporates the Darwin Premier Wellness Ecosystem, a sensor-monitoring platform that handles air filtration, water purification and circadian lighting.
A sculptural helix staircase navigates the floor plan, descending to a lounge with a garden wall, billiards room, wine cellar and wet bar. Out back, a 900-square-foot terrace adds a reflecting pool.
$15.75 million — Montecito
The largest home on the list, this French country manor spans more than 12,000 square feet, with the Santa Ynez Mountains above and the Pacific Ocean below. It had been waffling on and off the market for the last two years, originally listing for $22.45 million in 2019, records show.
Recently renovated and expanded, the walled and gated estate sits on 4.5 acres and includes a guest suite, pool house, tennis court, multiple stables and water features such as a saltwater pool, stream and koi pond surrounded by vegetable gardens and citrus groves.
Inside, formal living spaces feature wainscoting, molding, custom fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Most rooms open to the outdoors, including the primary suite, dining area, kitchen, living room and gym.
Jeremy Sisto is letting someone else finish the job in Hollywood Hills. The actor, who’s known for his roles in “Six Feet Under,” “Law & Order” and “FBI,” just sold a 1940s home that’s halfway through a remodel for $2.57 million.
That’s a little more than the $2.45 million he paid in 2013 when he bought it from Cassian Elwes, the British film producer behind “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Billionaire Boys Club.” Sisto had an interesting route to selling the place; records show he sought $2.4 million for it last summer before upping the price to $2.6 million in January and finding a buyer soon after.
At half an acre, the Laurel Canyon retreat offers a bit more space than the neighbors on a large corner lot. In addition to the 3,000-square-foot main house, there’s a guesthouse, lagoon-style swimming pool and patio with a fire pit.
The bones are in place, but the interiors are not yet finished. Listing photos show a brick fireplace in the living room and French doors along the back of the home. Elsewhere are three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
A native of Grass Valley, Ca., Sisto began acting in the 1990s and has appeared in an equal mix of films and TV shows over the last three decades. After landing a main role in the HBO drama “Six Feet Under,” he starred in “Law & Order,” “Suburgatory,” “The Returned,” “Wicked City” and “FBI.”
Craig Knizek and Andre Warren of the Agency held the listing. Daniel Jacobson of Compass represented the buyer.