Hot Property: Bringing the heat to the real estate beat

The spring homebuying season may be well in the rearview mirror, but things are heating up in Los Angeles’ hotbed of luxury real estate. In recent days, we saw one box office star score an above-asking sale and a member of sitcom royalty offer up his perch in the Bird Streets.

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He’s looking for a friend in the market

Matthew Perry has been spending less time in L.A. because of his foray into theater, so it came as little surprise when the actor and playwright listed his home in the Bird Streets for sale at $13.5 million.

Built in 1962, the flat-roofed residence is visually dramatic with walls of glass that open to a covered patio and infinity-edge swimming pool. Adding an extra layer of pizazz is the subterranean home theater, which sits beneath the house and has 2-inch-thick windows that look into the depths of the pool.

 Actor Matthew Perry has listed his home in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills West for sale at $13.5 million. (Michael McNamara / Shooting LA | Inset: Getty Images)

Actor Matthew Perry has listed his home in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills West for sale at $13.5 million. (Michael McNamara / Shooting LA | Inset: Getty Images)