Hot Property: Migration patterns

Just like the humpback whales' perpetual trek along the Southern California coast, some of Hollywood's biggest names repeatedly take part in a real estate ritual: buy, sell, buy, sell.

This week's offerings include an actor's Bird Streets nest going for $12.5 million and an Oscar winner's onetime pied-à-terre in West Hollywood bringing $1.7 million.

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Bird Streets takeoff

Actor Matthew Perry has sold his home in the Bird Streets section of Hollywood Hills West for $12.5 million in an off-market deal.

Entered through a gated courtyard, the 1962 house has been extensively updated. A custom home theater below ground has velvet seats and 2-inch-thick windows that look into the depths of the infinity-edge swimming pool.

Within the 3,821 square feet of living space is an open plan living room with a fireplace, a chef's kitchen, three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Perry bought the home in 2011 for slightly more than $8.5 million.

Known for his role as Chandler Bing on the sitcom "Friends," the 48-year-old actor more recently appeared as Ted Kennedy in the television miniseries "The Kennedys: Decline and Fall" (2017).