Matthew Perry’s deal waits in the wings
LOS ANGELES — Actor Matthew Perry of “Friends” fame has listed his home in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills West for sale at $13.5 million.
The dramatic showplace, built in 1962, features walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that open to a covered patio and an infinity-edge swimming pool. Fire features and reflecting pools enhance the outdoor living space. Clear-through views extend from downtown L.A. to the ocean.
Entered through an atrium courtyard, the 3,821 square feet of open-plan space includes a living room with a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The master suite has a wall of glass that leads directly outdoors. The home theater sits beneath the house and has 2-inch-thick windows that look into the pool.
Perry ushered in a new wave of celebrity activity in the neighborhood, known for its use of bird names for streets, six years ago when he bought the property for $8.65 million.
The onetime home of TV “Golden Girl” Rue McClanahan has come on the market in the Royal Oaks section of Encino for $5.495 million.
That’s roughly four times what the late actress paid for the property in 1988, during the show’s heyday. McClanahan died seven years ago at 76.
McClanahan sold the property to its current owners seven years later for $1.6 million, public records show.
Designed by Arthur Kelly, architect of the Playboy Mansion, the 1951 country colonial is reflective of the style popularized after World War II, according to listing agent and author Bret Parsons. The present interior and furnishings are the work of noted interior designer Nick Berman.
Within the 5,368 square feet of living space are a foyer, a living room with a wet bar, a skylight-topped dining room, a music room and a home theater.
The chef’s kitchen has a center island. A gym, four bedrooms and six bathrooms complete the floor plan.
The Hollywood Hills home that singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model and onetime Snohomish resident Chrissy Teigen, sold three years ago has come on the market for $2.495 million, or for lease at $12,000 a month.
The midcentury-modern home, built in 1961 and updated by designer Don Stewart, devotes the majority of its 2,200 square feet to open-plan space. Vaulted and beamed ceilings top a free-flowing common area consisting of a center-island kitchen, a dining room and a living room with a fireplace.
There are three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, including one bedroom currently used as a recording studio.
Legend and Teigen sold the property in 2014 for $2 million.