Hot Property | Chris Brown

Chris Brown has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $1.69 million. ( | Inset: Getty Image)

Chris Brown, the singer whose Hollywood Hills house once drew the ire of neighbors for its graffiti-like artwork, has sold his hillside residence for $1.69 million.

Although the exterior was repainted before the home went on the market, several interior walls in the four-story home still bore cartoon-esque characters in the listing photos.

An elevator and staircases connect the vertical house, which includes an art studio, a loft, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space. A quirky open-concept bedroom features a red stand-alone tub and a glass shower in full view of the sleeping area.

The home's front, the saltwater pool and the spa are illuminated by colored LED lights. There's also an outdoor projection screen, stone waterfalls and fire pits.

Brown bought the house, which was built in 2008, two years ago for $1.55 million. He had listed it at $1.92 million.

He also sold a West Hollywood penthouse in an off-market deal in April for $1.6 million, the same price he paid in 2011. Noise from the penthouse brought complaints from other residents of the building when he lived there.

The three-bedroom, four-bathroom unit occupies 3,105 square feet on the entire top floor of the building, which was constructed in 2009. Features include a bar, an art studio and dual master suites.

Brown, 25, has spent parts of this year in rehab and jail. Some of his current legal troubles began five years ago when he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.

The singer-dancer-actor won a Grammy for his R&B album "F.A.M.E." He is working on his sixth studio album, "X," and planning a tour.

Manuela Villa of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent for both properties. Ernie Carswell and Chris Pickett of Teles Properties represented the buyer of the Hollywood Hills house.

Michael Jackson estate buys house

The Calabasas home Michael Jackson's estate bought in an off-market deal for $10.75 million was sold by Kassabian Design Build, which constructed the Mediterranean-style home before there was a buyer.

The style of the home was inspired by a trip that designer Diko Kassabian took to Tuscany, Italy.

The 12,670 square feet of living space includes a massive dual-stairway entry, a pub, three fireplaces, a home theater, a sauna, a library, an elevator and eight bedrooms. The oversized kitchen has a mosaic-tile wall behind the commercial range and a large island.

There are also extensive covered patios, a 633-square-foot guesthouse, a swimming pool with a spa and a putting green. The 1,548-square-foot garage can accommodate five cars.

Michael Jackson, who died June 25 five years ago at 50, got his start as a member of the family group the Jackson 5. His album "Thriller" had record sales.

Katherine Jackson leased the nearly one-acre property, where she lives with the late singer's children, for $26,000 a month after the pop star's death.

The gated neighborhood is popular with celebrities. Recent home buyers include reality show personalities Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, who purchased her house from Justin Bieber.

Marc and Rory Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices were the listing agents. Nichelle Robinson and Barbara Robinson of Hilton & Hyland/Christie's International Real Estate represented the estate.

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