Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock has purchased a Beverly Hills-area estate for $22.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
Set on more than 4 park-like acres and surrounded by an expansive lawn, the stately two-story house looks more East Coast than Westside. The main house, built in 1940, has a screening room, a library, a basement, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Grounds include a swimming pool and a pool house, and 270-degree views run from city lights to the ocean.
Bullock, 46, won a lead actress Oscar for "The Blind Side" (2009). She will star in the 2012 films "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and "Gravity." Her earlier work includes "Crash" (2004), "Miss Congeniality" (2000) and "While You Were Sleeping" (1995).
The actress, who owns properties in several states, did not respond to a request for comment.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent, and Alan Long represented Bullock, according to the MLS.
Guess who has listed at $63 million?
Armand Marciano, a Guess co-founder and executive, has put his Beverly Hills Post Office area estate for sale at $63 million.
Set on close to 20 acres, the Mediterranean-style mansion has 30,000 square feet of space in three stories including an elevator, eight fireplaces, seven bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. The staff quarters have three more bedrooms. The garage can park 17 cars.
The grounds feature a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, a pool house, an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, a tennis court and pavilion, orchards and fountains.
Marciano co-created the Guess brand of jeans with his brothers in the early 1980s. Its extended line of apparel is sold in 40 countries.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills South, are the listing agents.
There lived a man named Barry
The longtime Beverly Hills home of actor Gene Barry has come on the market at $5,995,000.
The Spanish-style hacienda, built in 1927, retains the original painted beams in the living room. Nearly 7,000 square feet of living space include seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and maid's quarters with a bathroom in the main house and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse. The main house, on more than one-third of an acre, opens to a swimming pool.
Barry, who died at 90 in 2009, was known to television audiences for his role as Bat Masterson in Western series "Legendary Lawman" (1958-61) and the title role in "Burke's Law" (1963-66). He starred in the 1953 film "The War of the Worlds" and appeared in the 2005 remake.
Sheila Rose of the John Aaroe Group and Sharon Lerner of Prudential Malibu Realty are the listing agents.