Hot Property: Orlando Bloom's compound for lease
Actor Orlando Bloom has listed his compound in the Hollywood Hills for annual lease at $18,000 a month.

Bloom's house was the target of a July 2009 break-in by the so-called "bling ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The listing on Realtor.com shows a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house with more than 3,200 square feet of living space, all set behind gates on a heavily landscaped lot of three-quarters of an acre.

Walls of glass flank the double walnut door entry of the house, built in 1940. The kitchen has custom cherry cabinetry and a fireplace. A den-library-bedroom has its own entrance. A swimming pool and motor court complete the compound, which is gated and — not surprisingly — equipped with security cameras.

Bloom, 33, a star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Lord of the Rings" movies, bought the property in 2007 for $2.75 million, according to public records.

Venessa Blair of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills East office, is the listing agent.



'ER' doc is outta there — stat

British actress Alex Kingston and her husband, German writer Florian Haertel, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $3.1 million.

It was redesigned by Paul Hinckley and rebuilt in 2001 into a modern house of glass, wood and concrete with 4,257 square feet of living space. The entry opens to a living room with a high Douglas fir ceiling and a two-sided fireplace. There are six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms.

A swimming pool hugs the back of the house, which sits on nearly half an acre with city and reservoir views.

Though Kingston is known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on "ER" (1997-2009), she has also appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2009-10), "Doctor Who" (2008-10) and "FlashForward" (2009-10).

Kingston paid $719,000 for the original '60s bungalow in 1998.

Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills East office and Barbara Tenenbaum of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Simon Beardmore of Sotheby's International Realty, Brentwood, represented the buyer.



Time for a cast change in desert

A Palm Springs home once owned by the late film star William Holden is listed at $1,495,000.

The post-and-beam Midcentury Modern house has a tongue-and-groove ceiling, terrazzo floor and glass walls. Sitting on nearly an acre of land encircled by ficus trees, the nearly 5,000-square-foot house includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a detached guest casita.

A wet bar sits poolside. There are two double garages.

Holden, who died in 1981 at 63, lived in the house for 18 years. The leading man starred in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), "Sunset Blvd." (1950) and "The Wild Bunch" (1969). He won a lead-actor Oscar for "Stalag 17" (1953).