Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Stephen Resnick of Hilton & Hyland/Christie's International Real Estate and Ed Fitz at the Agency represented the buyer.
Cheviot Hills pad suited writer
Ray Bradbury's home of more than 50 years, where he did much of his writing, came on the market in Cheviot Hills at $1.495 million and was in escrow within three weeks.
The traditional home, built in 1937, features vaulted ceilings, a brick fireplace in the living room, wainscoting and crown molding. The 2,456 square feet of living space includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Bradbury, who died two years ago at age 91, would write almost daily in the home's basement. A two-car garage faces the street, and there are front and back lawns.
The writer's published works included novels, plays, screenplays and short stories. Among his popular titles are "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man." He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007.
Rory Posin and Kristian Bonk of Re/Max Estate Properties are the listing agents.
Where pro chef eats in
Stefan Richter, a "Top Chef" runner-up and owner of the Santa Monica restaurant Stefan's at L.A. Farm, has listed his Santa Monica bungalow for sale at $1.499 million.
Beyond the red front door, the 1945 house has a vintage vibe in its 945 square feet of space with oak floors and French doors. There are two bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms.
As might be expected at the home of a professional chef, the kitchen features a vintage stove, a commercial refrigerator, an oversized stainless-steel sink and slate floors. A herb garden sits near the kitchen door.
Outside, the property takes on a quirky charm. A Moroccan-inspired outdoor living space includes a water feature and two fire pits. Nearby is a custom Finnish sauna that Richter built himself and a post-sauna dunk bath.
The converted garage includes a kitchen and a three-quarter bathroom.
Richter, 41, also owns restaurants in his native Finland.
Tami Pardee and Heidi Bright of Pardee Properties are the listing agents.
His home is his castle
Paul Lukather, a voice-over artist and veteran actor, has put his castle-like home in Hacienda Heights up for sale at $1.468 million.
Built in 1930, the 4.15-acre property has been referred to as the Enchanting Estate or the Castle. The main house and two guesthouses contain six bedrooms, five bathroom in 4,544 square feet of living space.
Features include high cathedral ceilings, hand-hewn beams, mahogany doors, balconies, two basements and a turret with 360-degree views, including the San Bernardino Mountains and the Los Angeles Basin.
A car turntable sits at the front of the house for quick getaways. There's also a swimming pool, an avocado grove and an outdoor kitchen and barbecue.
Lukather is known as the video game voice of Vorador in the "Legacy of Kain" series. His television work includes such series as "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "Get Smart," "Mission: Impossible" and "Cheers." He also starred or costarred in the 1960s films "Dinosaurus!," "Hands of a Stranger" and "The Way West."
Deborah Kay Sanchez of Century 21 Discovery is the listing agent.