Actor Michael C. Hall lists Hollywood Hills home at $1.995 million
Built in 1933 as a Spanish-style home with a red tile roof, the house was modernized by mid-century architect Hal Levitt, who used it as his personal residence for four decades.
Glass walls and skylights blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors at Michael C. Hall's house. (Don Lewis / January 11, 2014)
Built in 1933 as a Spanish-style home with a red tile roof, the house was modernized by mid-century architect Hal Levitt, who used it as his personal residence for four decades starting in 1964.
Large windows bring light into the vaulted-ceiling living room. The redesigned kitchen opens to a patio with a fire pit adjacent to the backyard pool. The 3,535-square-foot house features four bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is a gym/guest bedroom on the lower level.
Hall, 41, has starred as Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series "Dexter" since 2006 and was on "Six Feet Under" (2001-05). He and his second wife, actress Jennifer Carpenter, divorced in December.
Jeff Kohl and Josh Myler at the Agency are the listing agents, according to the company's website.
On to his next big adventure
Actor Harrison Ford has sold his compound in Brentwood for $8.195 million.
The Colonial Revival-style house, designed by Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, sits at the end of a long gated driveway. On more than three-quarters of an acre with mature trees and three detached guest suites, the two-story main house has been restored and remodeled in keeping with the original design.
Features include paneled walls, four fireplaces, extensive built-ins and a bomb shelter. There is a swimming pool and a detached workshop.
Ford, 69, played Han Solo in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. He also starred as adventurer Indiana Jones in that film series. A fifth installment is reportedly in the works.
Last year, Ford starred in "Cowboys & Aliens." His movie "42," about baseball's Jackie Robinson, will be released in 2013.
Public records show that the actor bought the property in 1983 for $1 million. He put it on the market in April for $8.295 million.
David Offer of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood represented Ford and the buyer.
Dressed-down clothier's former homes for sale
A trio of Beverly Hills trophy estates that were owned by Guess co-founder Georges Marciano are being sold through a bankruptcy proceeding.
Marciano, 65, was countersued for defamation in 2008 by seven former employees who he alleged had embezzled millions of dollars. A jury awarded the employees $470 million, which the judge later reduced to $260 million. The sales are subject to court approval.
The most expensive property is the former home of Columbia Pictures honcho Harry Cohn and, later, talk-show host Mike Douglas. Listed at $24.5 million, the 19,590-square-foot house sits on 2 acres with two two-bedroom guesthouses, a sunken tennis court, a swimming pool, lush gardens and a motor court where Marciano sometimes parked 11 Ferraris.
The Italian Revival two-story, built in 1927, opens to a two-story wood-paneled foyer leading to a sweeping staircase. Features include a billiard/game room, a card room, two kitchens and a screening room.
Also for sale at $8.25 million is a Paul Williams-designed traditional-style house with tennis court that has been remodeled. The two-story, 8,000-square-foot home is behind gates on more than an acre. Features include master suite access to the swimming pool and a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.