LOS ANGELES — Electronic-music pioneer, vegan restaurant owner and trophy-home connoisseur Moby has added another home to his real estate collection, purchasing a property in the Oaks area of Los Feliz for $3.4 million.
This is hardly Moby’s first venture into the eclectic L.A. neighborhood. Two years ago, after turning a tidy profit on the storied Wolf’s Lair compound in Hollywood Hills, he bought a remodeled Tudor on the same street in the Oaks for $2.9 million.
As for his new purchase, it’s a 1920s home with arresting curb appeal.
Set behind gates and tall pines on a corner lot, the house is distinguished by its steeply pitched roof, decorative siding and rows of casement windows. Stone steps lead up to a red-hued door, adding embellishment to the front entry.
Inside, the house retains its groin vault ceilings and stone fireplaces; white walls and light wood-paneled ceilings lend a more contemporary look to the 4,600 square feet of interiors.
A formal living room, a chandelier-topped dining room, a media room and an eat-in cook’s kitchen are among the common areas. A total of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms includes a master suite with a fireplace and his-and-her bathrooms and a two-story children’s suite with a loft.
French doors open to a 1,500-square-foot entertainer’s deck that overlooks the grounds. Nearby, a charming brick and flagstone patio encircles a swimming pool and spa.
The property came to market in February for $3.495 million, public records show. It previously changed hands more than two decades ago for $1.05 million.
Moby, 50, gained fame in the 1990s for his electronic dance music, including the 1999 electronica album “Play.” The Grammy-nominated musician released “Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.,” his 12th studio album, this year.
IT’S GOT THAT OLD HOLLYWOOD APPEAL
A Palm Springs retreat where screen legend Cary Grant held court for 20 years is for sale at $3.495 million.
Designed by architect John Byers in the style of a 19th-century Spanish farmhouse, the residence was completed in 1930. The 1.5-acre estate is in the so-called Movie Colony area, named for its famous residents. Hollywood greats Alfred Hitchcock, Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly were among those Grant entertained at the hacienda.
Called Las Palomas, or the Doves, the property has been restored to preserve its original elements. Thick whitewashed walls, hand-painted kitchen and bathroom tile, wood-burning fireplaces and hand-made terra-cotta tile floors are among the details.
A soaring wood-beam ceiling, stone fireplace and tile floor add character to the living room. The 6,000-square-foot house has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a powder room. The master suite has a fireplace and balconies that overlook the lawn.
French doors open to a patio, swimming pool and spa. The grounds include a motor court, 80-year-old eucalyptus, several types of palms, agave and a variety of fruit trees.
Grant, who died in 1986 at 82, was a leading man in such films as “North by Northwest” (1959), “To Catch a Thief” (1955) and “Notorious” (1946).
The property previously sold four years ago for $1.301 million, public records show.
IN LOS FELIZ, AN ABRUPT UNCOUPLING
Australian Sia Furler, known for her collection of elaborate wigs as well as her voice, has sold her home in Los Feliz for $4.75 million.
The “Elastic Heart” and “Titanium” singer bought the distinctive house in June for $4.7 million and listed it for sale after only four months of ownership.
Sia, who goes by the single moniker, is known to like her privacy. Perhaps the unusual house, designed by Angelus Temple architect A.F. Leicht, was too high-profile.
The fanciful home, built in 1924, centers on a step-down living room adjoined by a circular sunken sunroom.
Features include ornate wood accents, stained-glass murals and elaborately shaped windows and ceilings.
A rotunda entry, a dining room, a den/office, a billiards room with a bar, a library/study, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and four full bathrooms and a powder room are among other rooms within the 5,161 square feet of living space. The master suite features its own balcony. Views take in the cityscape and canyons.
A spa, gardens, fountains and lawn complete the grounds of more than a third of an acre.
Sia, 40, has released seven studio albums, including “1000 Forms of Fear” with the hit “Big Girls Cry.” “This Is Acting” is her latest album.
ROCKER’S HOME IS PICTURE-PERFECT
Here’s a piece of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia you don’t see every day: Graham Nash of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash fame has put his longtime home in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section on the market for $2.35 million.
The singer-songwriter put his stamp on the property during more than two decades of ownership, taking the hunter-green-painted home down to the studs for a complete remodel in 2009. An ardent photographer and visual artist, Graham also converted the garage into a photo studio, where he launched his digital printmaking service Nash Editions in 1991.
Inside the main house, the 1,320 square feet of interiors have a cozy cabin-like quality, with hardwood floors, gold-painted beamed ceilings and large double-hung windows. A cobblestone wood-burning fireplace anchors the living room area.
Offering a mix of new and old styles, an updated kitchen has butcher-block countertops and a Bertazzoni six-burner stove. A small office/nook features an original door from a Red Car rail trolley. A deck/patio with a Balinese-style daybed sits off the kitchen.
Across the grounds and above the garage, a guest apartment has French doors, a kitchenette and a bedroom suite. Installed solar panels, outdoor sitting areas and a finished basement with wine cellar and a salvaged ship door are among other details of note.
Nash stands to make a small mint on the property he bought more than two decades ago for $500,000. He’s also sweetening the deal for the next owner, throwing in a personalized vinyl album as well as the antiques, furniture and memorabilia currently in the home.
The 74-year-old Nash has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Hollies and the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. His sixth studio album, “The Path Tonight,” is set for release this month.
WESTWOOD HAS ONE FEWER CONEHEAD
Laraine Newman, the “Saturday Night Live” veteran, has sold her longtime home in Westwood for $2.35 million.
Perched on a rise, the Spanish-style house retains its 1930s roots. Arched doorways, period fixtures and tile work infuse the 3,108-square-foot home with character.
The living room features a fireplace and a television that retracts into the floor. The dining room opens to a balcony. The kitchen has a center island, stainless-steel appliances and granite counters.
A family room sits off the kitchen.
There’s a master bedroom with an office for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
A drought-tolerant yard, a back patio and a swimming pool with a waterfall and spa complete the grounds.
Newman, 64, is a comedian and voice actress. She was on the original “SNL” for five years starting in 1975 and originated the role of alien Connie Conehead. Her recent voice work includes last year’s animated series “Dawn of the Croods” and “The Adventures of Puss in Boots.”
She bought the property in 1979 for $279,000, public records show.
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