Taylor Swift is leaving behind a blank space on Los Angeles’ Westside. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has sold her mini-estate in Beverly Hills for US$4 million in a deal completed off-market and has put another home on the same street up for sale.
The estate that sold sits on two parcels totalling nearly 1.4 acres and has a three-bedroom main house, a guest house and a tennis/sports court.
The country-vibe traditional home, built in 1941, has more than 2,800 square feet of living space that includes a main-floor master suite with two bathrooms, an office/den and a formal living room with a fireplace. The guest house consists of a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen and one en suite bedroom.
Sets of French doors open to the scenic grounds, which include a covered patio, vine-covered arbors and an outdoor fireplace. Stone paths wind through fields of lawn and mature landscaping.
A few doors down from the estate, a mid-century home linked to the star is on the market for US$2.95 million, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the area.
The single-storey, 2,950-square-foot house has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
The 1,000-bottle wine cellar is climate-controlled. Pocket glass walls in the living and dining rooms open to a large patio, decking and a swimming pool – perhaps the reason Swift owned two homes on the block.
Swift, among the bestselling music artists of all time, has 10 Grammys to her name, including two for album of the year (“Fearless” and “1989”).
Last year, the 28-year-old released “Reputation”, which in March became her sixth album to sell 2 million copies in the United States.
The doctor is in – but not for long
The Hollywood Hills home of Ellen Pompeo, who stars on Grey’s Anatomy, is pending sale but still “accepting backup offers”, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
The 1920s Spanish-style villa hit the market about a month ago for US$2.795 million.
Set above the street on a quarter-acre elevated lot, the house retains its 1923 character, with graceful arches, balconies, columns and a red-tile roof. Views take in the surrounding city and hillsides.
The restored and updated 2,456 square feet of living space includes an entry, a two-story living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a walk-in pantry, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Pavers and wood floors run throughout. A veranda expands the living space out of doors.
A heated saltwater swimming pool fills one side of the property. A detached two-car garage sits at street level. Fruit and olive trees complete the grounds.
The 48-year-old Pompeo, who in January signed a US$20 million contract with ABC, is known for her long-running role as Dr Meredith Grey on the medical drama. Among her film credits are Catch Me If You Can (2002), Old School (2003) and Life of the Party (2005).
Sale might be just around the coroner
Actor Robert David Hall, known for playing coroner Albert Robbins on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is asking US$2.395 million for his chic mid-century modern home in Sherman Oaks.
Built in 1966, the one-storey estate takes full advantage of its hilltop spot and boasts an open floor plan with a wall of windows that maximise the view. The 3,614 square feet of living space includes a living room with a fireplace, a dining area lined with built-ins, three bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms.
A skylight tops the gourmet kitchen, which has marble countertops and custom cabinetry.
The master suite opens directly outside, where a saltwater pool sits at the centre of a patio. Except for a palm tree, views of the valley are uninterrupted.
Hall, 70, starred in 326 episodes of CSI stretching from 2000 to 2015. His film appearances include Starship Troopers (1997) and The Negotiator (1998).