Leonardo DiCaprio puts Malibu beach house up for rent
The actor lists his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months.
Leonardo DiCaprio attended the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton in January 2012. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
His Malibu Colony compound was recently remodeled and features a four-bedroom main house on the ocean side, a two-bedroom guest house and a detached loft with gym. There is a beach-front deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn on the less-than-half-acre lot.
DiCaprio, 37, whose blockbuster hits include "Titanic" (1997), played former FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover last year in "J. Edgar" and will be Jay Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby," due out this fall. He is at work on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," in which he plays an evil plantation owner.
Public records show he bought the property in 2010 for an undisclosed amount.
Kathryn Bentzen of Arete Estates is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
A change-up in Los Feliz
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have sold the Los Feliz house they bought together in 2010.
The 1969 Buff & Hensman-designed Wong House sold for $3.5 million. The restored post-and-beam house features walls of glass, a library, video security, and solar and high-tech upgrades. There are two bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,835 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre site features a saltwater swimming pool.
Reynolds, 35, and Johansson, 27, were divorced last year after three years of marriage.
He starred with Denzel Washington this year in "Safe House." Last year, Reynolds starred in "Green Lantern" and "The Change-Up."
Johansson stars this year in "The Avengers" and the upcoming "Under the Skin." She will be in "Hitchcock," due next year.
The pair purchased the property for $2.849 million.
Annie Challis of Keller Williams in Beverly Hills was the listing agent. Barry Sloane of Sotheby's Beverly Hills office represented the buyer.
Beverly Hills is her new reality
Reality star Lauren Conrad has parted ways with her home in Hollywood for $2 million.
The renovated Spanish-style house, built in 1922, was featured on MTV's "The Hills," in which she starred. Entered through a gated courtyard, the 3,000-square-foot home has wrought-iron work, an original Spanish tile floor, four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a lap pool and an outdoor fireplace.
"The Hills" (2006-09) was a spinoff of her first reality show endeavor, "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" (2004-05). More recently, Conrad, 26, has started two fashion lines, launched a beauty website and written several books.
Public records show that Conrad bought the property in 2008 for $2.36 million.
She sold because she recently bought a two-story penthouse in a 24-hour-security building in Beverly Hills for $1.35 million, public records show. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary condo has 3,233 square feet of living space, a spiral staircase and a large deck.