Actor's house

"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has sold. (John McCauley)

"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million.

The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot tub sits on a hill above the home.

Listing details describe the backyard as a garden of Eden. How appropriate since Metcalfe, 32, played teen gardener John Rowland on "Housewives" from 2004 to 2009. He starred in the films "John Tucker Must Die" (2006) and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" (2009). Metcalfe now has a lead role in the crime thriller "Chase" (2010-present).

Judy Garland: The Home section's Feb. 26 Hot Property column, which reported the listing of Judy Garland's former Bel-Air house, said the actress and singer died in 1966. She died in 1969.

The actor bought the property in 2008 for the same price at which it is listed. He is selling because he'd like to get a place close to the ocean where he can hear the waves.

Michelle Jones of Hollywood Hills Real Estate is the listing agent.

There's no place like home

A Bel-Air house that actress and singer Judy Garland once called home has come on the market at $5.5 million.

The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff for Garland and her mother, who lived there until the early 1940s, according to the Movieland Directory.

On more than 2.5 acres, the 5,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A swimming pool, cabanas and a writer's cottage sit in the backyard.

The Oscar-winning Garland, who died at 47 in 1966, is remembered for her role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). She also starred in such musical hits as "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) and "Easter Parade" (1948).

The property last changed hands in 1975 for $335,000, public records show.

Hugh Evans of Partners Trust, Brentwood, and Cory Weiss of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents.

Not exactly on a backstreet

BackStreet Boy Howie Dorough has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $2.2 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The 1981 post-and-beam house has soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and a dining area large enough to seat 12. There are two master bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms and a total of 31/2 bathrooms in the home's more than 2,900 square feet of living space. Outdoor entertainment areas include wrap-around decks and a patio with an eight-person bar, a spa and a fire pit.

Dorough, 37, is the oldest member of the early '90s boy band, which has sold more than 130 million copies of its seven albums worldwide.

He purchased the property in 2006 for $2.75 million, public records show.