Malibu retreat with four-star pedigree for sale

Actor Nick Nolte has put a Malibu compound up for sale that has seen a galaxy of stars come through its arched entryway.

Besides Nolte, other notables to have owned the house include comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster.

Priced at $8.25 million and set in the Bonsall Canyon area, the two-acre retreat is covered with sycamore and pine trees. The main house, built in 1963, features 19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six stone-and-carved-wood fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors. There are four bedrooms including the master suite, which has its own sitting area, office and library, and two of the fireplaces.

The grounds also contain a two-bedroom, three-bathroom guesthouse, a tennis court and a lagoon-style pool.

Nolte, 72, will star in the upcoming film "The Impossible Dream." His other films include "48 Hrs." (1982), "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986), "The Good Thief" (2003) and "Warrior" (2011). He starred with Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep" last year, and they reportedly will work together in a future film, "A Walk in the Woods."

Jane Kellard of Westside Estate Agency's Malibu office is the listing agent.

Actor fills tenant role in Beverly Hills

Actor Chris Meloni has leased a gated compound in Beverly Hills at $20,000 a month.

The Spanish-style house, built in 1929, belongs to dancer-actor-choreographer Grover Dale.

The 6,000-square-foot home features a courtyard entry, four fireplaces, a card room, a den, an office, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool.

Meloni, 52, is in this year's films "42" and "Man of Steel." Often associated with his cop roles on "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order," he will star in the upcoming TV comedy "I Suck at Girls." Last year he played a vampire on the series "True Blood."

Dale, 77, appeared in the musicals "Li'l Abner" and "West Side Story" and the films "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "The Landlord." He choreographed the musical "Billy" and shared a Tony Award as co-director of the anthology "Jerome Robbin's Broadway."

Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office was the listing agent. Dana Cataldi of Partners Trust in Brentwood represented Meloni.

Opening for a mogul on Westside

The Harvey Mudd estate, designed by noted architect Elmer Grey in 1922, is for sale in the 90210 ZIP Code at $22.995 million.

Sited on an acre with a swimming pool, an aviary and gardens, the English country estate has nearly 11,000 square feet of living space in the main house and guest studio. Features include a two-story entry with hand-carved wood detailing, a conservatory and a wine cellar with a tasting room. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two powder rooms.

The estate has been owned by magnates, philanthropists and other notables:

•1922: Built for Charles Boldt, who was a premier glass mason jar manufacturer and one of the wealthiest Americans of his time

•1925 to 1958: Owned by philanthropists Harvey and Mildred Mudd. The Harvey Mudd College in Claremont bears his name.

•1966 to 1968: Owned by Harry S. Rothschild of the Rothschild Oil Co.