Heidi Klum has bought the Sherman Oaks estate of Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, for $9.875 million.
The red-brick Georgian-style mansion sits on 5 acres that take in canyon, mountain and San Fernando Valley views. Features of the custom home, built in 2000, include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, herringbone-patterned wood floors, a media room with a bar, two offices, a library, a wine cellar and a gym/dance studio.
There are 11,600 square feet of living space, five fireplaces, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including a pink "hers" bathroom. No doubt the model/actress will be expressing her own design sense in the interiors.
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A swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and a one-bedroom guesthouse also are on the grounds.
Klum, 40, has been an executive producer on "Project Runway" since 2004. She made two appearances on the series "Parks and Recreation" this year. Klum and her husband, singer Seal, split up last year.
The Times' neighborhood database, Mapping L.A., considers the estate's gated community to be in Sherman Oaks, while the Multiple Listing Service places it in Bel-Air.
Billy Rose, Jeeb O'Reilly and Mauricio Umansky of the Agency were the listing agents. Lynn Teschner of Coldwell Banker represented Klum.
Trying to sell his old home base
Elsewhere in Sherman Oaks, Pete Rose of baseball fame and his second wife, Carol, have listed a home for sale at $2.15 million.
Entered through a gated courtyard, the contemporary Spanish-style house features a grand foyer, skylights, wrought-iron railings, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,719 square feet of living space. The kitchen has three sinks, two dishwashers and three ovens — plenty of equipment to cook for a starting lineup.
The quarter-acre site also contains a swimming pool with spa, a covered patio and a detached multi-use structure.
Pete Rose, 72, played in the major leagues from 1963 to 1986 and is a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The switch hitter set records for hits, games played and at-bats. He was banned from baseball for life in 1989 for betting on games.
Recently he has been making his home in Las Vegas, according to his 2013 reality show "Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs."
The Roses bought the property in 1999 for $913,500, public records show. Pete Rose filed for divorce two years ago.
Gloria Hicks of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
Game up for Glendale sale
Jayceon Taylor, the rap musician known as Game or the Game, has his house in Glendale up for sale at $1.799 million.
Built in 1958 and updated, the gated two-story features an open floor plan, high ceilings with skylights, a game room (really), four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,667 square feet of living space.
The one-third-acre lot contains a swimming pool and custom-built barbecue area.
Taylor, 33, is a fixture on the West Coast hip-hop scene and has worked with Dr. Dre, G-Unit and Chris Brown, among others. His studio albums include "The Documentary" (2005), "LAX" (2008) and "Jesus Piece" (2012).