Russell Brand buys a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West

Russell Brand — he of the off-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.

The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work.

Beyond a somewhat modest entry lie 4,800 square feet of interior space with arched doorways, an office, a home theater with two tiers of seating, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The dramatic arched-ceiling living room features a fireplace.

Balconies and decks sit off the multi-story dwelling, providing room for outdoor dining, a bar and a lounge area.

The property, which has city and canyon views, is identified by the Movieland Directory as an early 1930s home of acting great Laurence Olivier.

Brand, 38, starred in "Arthur" (2011) and "Get Him to the Greek" (2010). He appeared in "Rock of Ages" (2012) and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008) as well the new movie "Paradise."

The comic actor was married to singer Katy Perry from 2010 to 2012. She recently reduced the price on the nearby home they bought together two years ago to $5.988 million. Called Park Hill, that house features a baronial stone foyer with a sweeping staircase, a two-story living room with a carved fireplace mantel, a pub and stained-glass windows.

Billy Rose, Joshua Myler and Gina Martino of the Agency in Beverly Hills were the listing agents for the house Brand bought. Blanche A. D'Souza of Keller Williams Realty's Brentwood office represented Brand.

Roller hockey, anyone?

Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million.

Set behind gates on almost an acre of grounds, the contemporary English-style house is surrounded by mature sycamore and oak trees.

Although the home is stately, the property is part playground and part parkland. There's a sunken trampoline in the lawn, a swimming pool and a sports court set up to double as a lighted roller hockey rink or a basketball court.

The two-story house features a slate roof, five fireplaces, beamed ceilings, a media room, seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar and upstairs and downstairs laundry rooms. There is a detached guest suite and a six-car garage/gym.

Gooding, 45, is in the 2013 films "The Butler," "Absolute Deception," "Life of a King" and "Machete Kills." He won an Academy Award for his supporting role in "Jerry Maguire" (1996).

David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the listing agent.

Vineyards and a wine-tasting room

Emilio Estevez is offering his gated compound in Malibu for sale at $7.8 million outside of the Multiple Listing Service.

The Point Dume-area property of about an acre includes vineyards, a fruit orchard and irrigated garden beds. The Mediterranean-style house features archways, hand-painted frescoes, beamed cathedral ceilings and stained glass. There are 3,731 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house, plus a guesthouse with a wine-tasting room.

Estevez, 51, and his fiancee, Sonja Magdevski, started growing grapes on the site and the endeavor has grown into a business under the Casa Dumetz wine label.

At the rear of the house sits a large area for outdoor entertaining with a swimming pool, spa, fire pit and boccie ball court.