LOS ANGELES – Michael Chiklis, an actor known for his television roles on "The Shield" and "Gotham," has closed the books on a case in Sherman Oaks, selling his home on about half an acre for $4.778 million.
The sale price is the highest ever for a property in the 91403 ZIP Code, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the area.
Built in 1946 and updated by designer Windsor Smith, the traditional-style house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in its nearly 5,800 square feet of living space.
An attached guest suite with a separate entrance holds another bedroom en suite and a parlor room.
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Features of the home, which was previously owned by actor-singer David Hasselhoff, include beamed ceilings, Vermont pine floors and paneled walls. Walls of French doors open to various patios for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
A great room with a fireplace, a living room, a billiards room and a screening room are among the common areas.
In the chef's kitchen, a broad island with two sinks anchors the space.
A swimming pool and spa, a basketball half-court, lawns and lush landscaping fill out the grounds.
Chiklis, 54, won an Emmy for his role as Vick Mackey on the long-running crime series "The Shield." He joined the Fox series "Gotham" in 2015.
His other credits include the film "Fantastic Four" (2005) and the shows "No Ordinary Family," "Vegas" and "American Horror Story."
He bought the house from Hasselhoff more than two decades ago for $1.1 million, records show.
GETTING A HANDLE ON THE MARKET
Talk show host, comedian and producer Chelsea Handler has listed her home in Bel-Air for sale at $11.5 million.
The contemporary-style two-story, built in 1964, sits on more than half an acre of walled and gated grounds that have a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a pizza oven. The 5,572-square-foot house has been updated to blend modern amenities with a midcentury aesthetic.
Open-plan living areas, a chef's kitchen, a den with a fireplace and a family/game room are on the first level. The upstairs master suite features a drop-down television, a large walk-in closet and a dry sauna, for a total of six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors extend the living space outdoors, where an overhang provides cover for a lounge and fireplace feature. Decking and lush landscaping surround the pool area. At the rear of the property, a narrow staircase leads up the hillside to a trellis-topped sitting area.
Handler bought the property eight years ago for about $5.942 million, records show.
The 42-year-old was the host of the late-night talk show "Chelsea Lately," which ran on E! Network from 2007 to 2014. More recently, she hosted the talk show "Chelsea" on Netflix.
X GAMES STAR FLIPPING OUT OF O.C.
Professional skateboarder Nyjah Huston has officially parted ways with his home in San Juan Capistrano, selling the pueblo-inspired contemporary for $3.2 million.
The 23-year-old X Games star first put the walled and gated house on the market about three years ago for $3.48 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. More recently, the property was listed for $3.25 million.
Built in 1996 and since updated, the two-story home has five bedrooms and 5.75 bathrooms in its 6,100 square feet of interior space. Features include a chef's kitchen with red countertops, a game room and a casita-turned-gym.
Grounds of about 3 acres contain a side courtyard, expansive decking, an infinity-edge swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen with a Kegerator. A covered pavilion sits next to the pool and is outfitted with heaters and flat-screen TVs.
Huston bought the house five years ago for $2.55 million, records show.
The extreme-sports star has won scores of medals competing in the Summer X Games, including seven golds. A five-time Street League Skateboarding overall champion, Huston is among the highest-paid skateboarders in the world.
HE'S PREPARED FOR THE NEXT INNING
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who this year moved down the Southern California coastline, has put his home in Redondo Beach in play at $2.35 million.
Built in 2008, the upgraded two-story home displays elements of both East Coast traditional and Craftsman style. Tapered columns support a covered patio that runs across the front of the house. Overhanging eaves, stone accents and paneled siding are among other exterior details.
Inside are an updated kitchen with a center island, living and dining areas and an office/den. The 2,710 square feet of interior space includes four bedrooms and four updated bathrooms, including a second-story master suite with a walk-in closet.
French doors off the master bedroom open to a street-facing balcony.
A network of trellises tops a patio area and outdoor kitchen in the backyard. There's also a fenced play area and a two-car garage.
Jansen, 30, bought the house three years ago for $1.595 million, records show. He now has a place in Palos Verdes Estates.
The Dodgers pitcher has established himself as one of baseball's premier closers and finished last season tied with Greg Holland for the most saves in the National League (41). The two-time all-star signed a five-year deal with the team two years ago that will keep him with the Boys in Blue through the 2021 season.
A HALL OF FAMER'S ONETIME HOME SELLS
The former home of Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Greenberg has sold in Beverly Hills for $7.75 million.
A sale of the gated estate that sits on a cul-de-sac near Franklin Canyon Reservoir was pending in mid-December and closed in about a month and a half, records show. It had been listed for $8.7 million.
Built in 1957, the single-story main house was designed by architect Craig Ellwood as part of the Case Study program. Through the years, the original steel-framed design home was extensively remodeled and altered to reflect an interpretation of the Hollywood Regency style.
Within the 3,384-square-foot main house are an open living room, a sitting room, a formal dining room and a library/den. The kitchen, which has a wide island/breakfast bar, has been updated. There are four fireplaces.
Outside, a one-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool and a covered pavilion lie within the roughly three-quarter-acre site. A large motor court with a fountain sits just beyond the front entrance.
Greenberg, who died in 1986 at 75, was a star first baseman for the Detroit Tigers during the 1930s and '40s. He became the third owner of the home, in 1974, paying $258,000 for it.
After his death, the property was conveyed to Greenberg's widow, actress Mary Jo Tarola, better known by her screen name, Linda Douglas. She lived there until her death last year.