Some homes we write about sound just about the identical. Others have vivid traits that make them stand out virtually as a lot as their superstar connections.

Amongst actual property offers of observe this week, screenwriter Alan Ball, who gained an Oscar for “American Magnificence,” snared a purchaser for his distinctive Arts and Crafts compound. It’s received an aviary and a country wooden-clad exterior.

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“American Magnificence” screenwriter Alan Ball has parted methods together with his longtime house in Hollywood Hills, promoting the extra-than-one-acre compound for $7.one hundred fifteen million.

Inside the hilltop grounds are a wooden-clad 1954 Craftsman home, a indifferent guesthouse, a two-story fitness center with a steam room and a studio/pool home. The buildings include six bedrooms and 6 loos with 6,000 sq. ft of dwelling area.

Outside, stone steps lead away from the primary home to a swimming pool and spa. A fireplace pit with a seating space takes in metropolis and canyon views. There’s additionally a big aviary.

Ball, 60, is the creator and producer of such exhibits as “True Blood” and “Six Ft Underneath.” Extra just lately, he served as an government producer for the tv movie drama “The Immortal Lifetime of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

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David Arquette has bought his historic Craftsman house within the Windsor Sq. space of Los Angeles for $eight.342 million.

Inbuilt 1909, the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument has been meticulously restored and options handcrafted mahogany doorways, beamed ceilings and 6 wooden-burning fireplaces. One of many signature options of the place is a meditation pond.

Past the wooden-paneled lobby, widespread areas embrace a proper front room, a eating room, a den, a household room and a moist bar. There are seven bedrooms and eight loos inside 9,708 sq. ft of dwelling area.

Outdoor, landscaped grounds embrace the aforementioned pond and a swimming pool. A big outside hearth sits close to the pool space.

The forty five-yr-previous Arquette, an actor and producer, is understood for movie roles in “Eight Legged Freaks (2002), “By no means Been Kissed” (1999) and the “Scream” franchise.

Crash pad of types

Right here’s a home that brings a scene to thoughts. The Beverly Hills residence the place Howard Hughes as soon as crash-landed a aircraft has come available on the market for $14.forty five million.

The filmmaker and aviator was flying an XF-eleven, a reconnaissance plane commissioned by the united statesAir Pressure, on its maiden voyage in 1946 when he skilled engine issues mid-flight. Failing to succeed in the Los Angeles Nation Membership for an emergency touchdown, the aircraft careened right into a pocket of houses on North Linden Drive and Whittier Drive, together with the one now on the market.

The aircraft’s proper wing sliced via the upstairs bed room of the house. Hughes was critically injured however survived.

Designed and inbuilt 1926 by architect Wallace Neff, the extensively renovated home sits on greater than a 3rd of an acre.

He’ll be proper at residence

Actor Jeremy Piven has purchased a house for $6.eight million in line with his energy agent position on the lengthy-operating HBO collection “Entourage.” The daring and dramatic Hollywood Hills West home is perched on a hilltop within the Mount Olympus space.

The fashionable residence has a switchback design that vaults the eating room ceiling and creates a rooftop terrace above.

The four,800 sq. ft of open-plan dwelling area consists of an inventive floating staircase, 4 bedrooms and 5 loos.

Piven, fifty one, gained a number of Primetime Emmys throughout his eight-season run on “Entourage.” Extra lately he starred within the British drama collection “Mr. Selfridge.”

Popping out a winner

Tv producer David Broome has seen main good points from his current residence sale.

Broome, who created the load-loss competitors present “The Largest Loser,” final month bought his property in a gated Calabasas group for $eight.1 million — $2.7 million greater than he paid for the property 4 years in the past.

Probably the most exceptional visible of the European-impressed home, inbuilt 2007, is the 2-story library tower. A big antler chandelier hangs within the middle of the room.

Outdoor, the 1.2 acres of grounds middle on a glass-bottomed mosaic swimming pool. The storage is provided with an auto-carry for subterranean automotive storage.

Broome’s different credit embrace “Shedding for the Wedding ceremony” and “Final Beastmaster.”

Her favourite room

What’s to not love a few closet so giant and nicely-used that it claims billing as a favourite area? Welcome to actuality actress Heather Dubrow’s studio-condominium-sized affair. The “Actual Housewives of Orange County” star has outfitted her closet with a Champagne name button that she makes use of to request refreshments from the kitchen.

From the archives

Ten years in the past, British actor John Cleese listed his sixteen-acre equestrian ranch in Montecito at $28 million. An area for dressage and a sixteen,000-sq.-foot, 24-stall horse barn have been among the many buildings accompanying the Mediterranean-type principal home.

Twenty years in the past, Jason Priestley of “Beverly Hills, 90210” fame leased a Mediterranean-type home within the Sundown Strip space for 4 months at $10,000 a month. The absolutely furnished home had three bedrooms and maid’s quarters in four,000 sq. ft.

Thirty years in the past, Elton John leased a home within the space generally known as “the flats of Beverly Hills” at an estimated $25,000 a month. The house had a tennis courtroom, a swimming pool and a visitor home.

What we’re studying

And on that different coast… The posh rental market on Lengthy Island obtained a hefty infusion of money and flash as Adam Sandler and Chris Rock rented a number of properties in Sands Level for the summer time whereas they movie the Netflix comedy “The Week Of,” studies Newsday.

A New Orleans-type residence as soon as owned by nation chart topper Steve Holy is on the market in Greenville, Texas, based on Candysdirt.com. Asking worth for the 2003 two-story is $895,000.