Hot Property: Julianna Margulies' Santa Monica home for sale at $4.5 million
Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment.

Actress Julianna Margulies may have hung up her scrubs as Carol Hathaway on the NBC drama "ER" way back in 2000, but the part remains her best-known.

We aren't sure why Margulies, 42, wants to sell her house in Santa Monica, just listed for $4.5 million, but perhaps returning to her roots in New York is just what the career doctor ordered.

The house, north of Montana, is currently rented to actress Kyra Sedgwick,star of TNT's "The Closer."

The house, built in 1927, has 3,235 square feet of living space. The main house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room with a beamed ceiling and wood-burning fireplace.

There is an open chef's kitchen, a den, an office-library and a swimming pool.

The detached guesthouse has one bedroom and one bathroom.

Margulies, and her raven-colored ringlets, most recently starred on Fox's short-lived "Canterbury's Law." She also starred in Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" on stage.

In the 2006-07 season, she appeared in four episodes of "The Sopranos," portraying a real estate agent, and she starred in the movie "Snakes on a Plane."

The listing is being handled by the Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills East office.

A shot at a Moroccan dream

On a hilltop about five miles outside Petra, Jordan, is one of the most unusual hotels in the world. Taybet Zaman Hotel & Resort is a 19th century Bedouin village renovated into a five-star hotel -- the brainchild of Jordanian Queen Noor, who rightly predicted that tourists would flock to the one-of-a-kind resort.

To the best of my knowledge, the queen had nothing to do with the Venice home of world-class photographers Phillip Dixon and Véronique Vial, but this $8,295,000 home evokes much the same feeling as the magnificent hotel.

The Moroccan-style palazzo makes liberal use of stone and water. In fact, a river-like pool runs through the home's main rooms. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 4,380 square feet.

Given the owners' professions, it's no surprise that the house has a naturally lighted photography studio (which could be converted to an art, dance or recording studio). The property first came on the market in January at $13 million.

Dixon is a fashion photographer whose work has appeared in Playboy, French Elle and Harper's Bazaar. His advertising clients include Ray-Ban and Paramount Pictures.

Vial has published several books of her art photos, including "Women Before 10 a.m." and "Men Before 10 a.m." -- both journals of celebrities during the morning hours.

Kelly Sutherland, Coldwell Banker Previews International, Beverly Hills South, has the listing.

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