Matthew Perry buys custom house in Sunset Strip area
Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2,995,000.

At his new home, walls of glass in the main living area and master bedroom open to an outdoor dining room, alfresco living room, a synthetic lawn and swimming pool. Steps lead from the infinity pool down to a theater, which has velvet seating for nine, a $12,000 projector and 2-inch-thick underwater pool windows.

The 4,000-square-foot home also has a sleek kitchen centered on a lime green island, plus three bedrooms and four bathrooms. A clean-burning fireplace runs on ethanol, wall panels provide hidden storage, and views run from downtown to the ocean.

Perry's recently listed Sierra Towers condo, which he purchased from Elton John in 2005 for $3.2 million, is on the 22nd floor. The modern unit sits on the southeast corner of the high-rise with walls of glass and a balcony offering skyline views. It has two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in 1,672 square feet.

Sierra Towers has become a celebrity outpost over the years, attracting the likes of Cher, Joan Collins and Lindsay Lohan, according to Times reports.

Perry, 41, starred in the decade-long sitcom "Friends" starting in 1994. Since his days as Chandler Bing, he starred in "17, Again" (2009) and the comedy series "Mr. Sunshine" (2011).

Ben Bacal and Dena Luciano of Keller Williams, Hollywood Hills, were the listing agents on the house Perry bought, while Greg Holcomb of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, represented him, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Holcomb and Mark Rutstein, also of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents for his condo.

The Midas touch in Holmby Hills

Jon Feltheimer, chief executive of the Santa Monica film and television studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., has sold a Holmby Hills estate for $14.4 million — less than two years after he bought it for $9,812,500.

The 1.3-acre flat property overlooks a fairway at the private Los Angeles Country Club. The 6,400-square-foot house, built in 1927, has five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.

When Feltheimer, 59, bought the property in late 2009, it had been owned by the same family for six decades.

David Offer of Prudential California, Brentwood, was the listing agent, according to the MLS. Christophe Choo of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office represented the buyer.

Encino home retains that TV vibe

Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman has bought the "Entourage" house in Encino for $4.2 million.

The setting of the HBO show's Season 7 last year, the gated Tuscan-style villa has 9,010 square feet of living space with a media room, study, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Features include 22-foot-high beamed ceilings and seven fireplaces. The master suite has an exercise room and French doors leading to a private patio with a spa.

The lot, more than three-quarters of an acre, includes a mosaic-tiled pool, spa and waterfall. An additional 1,975-square-foot outdoor living space has a kitchen, a barbecue, a bar and a fireplace.

Littman, an executive at Jerry Bruckheimer Television, has been a producer for shows including "Chase" (2010-11), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-present) and "The Amazing Race" (2001-present), for which he shares seven Emmys.