Winona Ryder sells her home in Sunset Strip area
Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the entrance and balconies of the 3,765-square-foot villa.

Original features include the Malibu tiles, the curved staircase and the Art Deco bathrooms. The kitchen and breakfast room open to a patio area and the swimming pool. The living room picture windows and pub overlook the frontyard. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

After starring in "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), "Little Women" (1994) and "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), Ryder, 39, returned to the spotlight in last year's "Black Swan" and the TV movie "When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story" and "Star Trek" (2009).

She purchased the property in 1998 for $2.6 million, public records indicate.

Aileen Comora and Paul Lester of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, had the listing, according to the MLS. Eli Karon of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.



Looking for a conclusion


Prolific author and playwright Gore Vidal has listed his Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000.

The 1929 Mediterranean villa of 4,782 square feet has a living room with a walk-in fireplace, a meditation room, a music room and an office. The main house has two en suite bedrooms and two staff or guest rooms. Including a separate guesthouse, the property has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The nearly half-acre of landscaped grounds contain a swimming pool, multiple patios and a koi fountain.

Vidal, 85, wrote the books "The City and the Pillar" (1948), "Julian" (1964) and "Lincoln" (1984). His Broadway hits included "The Best Man" and "Visit to a Small Planet."

He bought the house in 1977 for $149,500, according to public records.

The co-listing agents are Delphine Mann and Kathy Marshall of Coldwell Banker Previews International, Beverly Hills North.



Coach heads on up to Seattle


Former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr. and his wife, Angela, have sold their Marina del Rey home for $1,999,000.

The four-level contemporary home was built in 2000 and features an elevator, a media room and a top-floor gym. Five bedrooms and six bathrooms are contained in 5,800 square feet of living space.

Norton, 44, played for the Dallas Cowboys (1988-1993) and the San Francisco 49ers (1994-2000). His father is a former heavyweight champion.