Actor sells in Studio City

Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" has sold his ranch-style house. (Engel Multimedia)

Often-tuxedoed actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the Tony Awards next month, has sold a ranch-style house in Studio City for $1,535,000.

Built in 1950, the home sits on more than a half-acre with mountain and valley views. The interiors feature dark-stained wood floors, vaulted ceilings and French doors. The house's 2,408 square feet include a living room with fireplace, a media and family room, a kitchen with a wine bar, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to details at Realtor.com. The guest suite has its own entrance. Outdoor entertaining spaces include a swimming pool with spa, a fireplace, an island barbecue and a pergola dining patio.

Harris, 37, stars on "How I Met Your Mother" (2005-present), which has been renewed by CBS. He is also in the film "Beastly" (2011). Harris has hosted the Emmys and the Tonys. He won Emmys last year as a guest actor on "Glee" and as host of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.

He co-stars in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of "Company," which will be shown in theaters nationwide next month.

Public records show Harris bought the property in 2007 for $1.5 million. It came on the market in mid-March at $1,599,000.

Monty Iceman of Prudential California Realty, Encino, was the listing agent. Sue Bromiley of Coldwell Banker, Sherman Oaks, represented the buyer.



Sellers are in the money now

A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer Ginger Rogers and her actor husband, Lew Ayres, has sold for $1,905,000.

Set behind a wrought-iron entry and walls, the 1927 Spanish-style house has a second-floor studio, five bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms in 4,800 square feet of living space. The grounds include tea house-style enclosed patio and entertainment area with a barbecue spit, a fireplace and a koi pond. There are 270-degree views encompassing downtown L.A., the Getty Center, Santa Monica and the ocean.

Rogers gained fame for her performance in "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933), popularizing the song "We're in the Money." She was often paired with dance partner Fred Astaire in films such as "Top Hat" (1935) and "Shall We Dance" (1937). Rogers won a lead actress Oscar for "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman" (1940). She died in 1995 at age 83.

Ayres, with scores of film and television credits, starred in "Young Dr. Kildare" (1938). He reprised the role in more than a half-dozen movies. The actor died in 1996 at 88.

The Movieland Directory places Rogers in the home in the 1940s.

The Laurel Canyon property came on the market in June at $2,395,000.

James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Peter Lorimer of Peter Lorimer Group Estates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.



A model home in Wilshire high-rise

TV personality and former model Cristina Ferrare and her husband, former ABC Entertainment president and Morning Light Productions founder Tony Thomopoulos, have listed their Wilshire Corridor condo for $3,195,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

Designed for entertaining, the contemporary 3,277-square-foot unit has 10-foot ceilings, marble and hardwood floors, an open-plan living and dining room and a breakfast room. The master bedroom has a balcony, dual bathrooms and three closets. The condo has three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms total. Building amenities include a concierge, valet parking, a swimming pool, a gym, a library and wine storage.