No bomb here. Actors Jeremy Renner, who played the leader of an explosives disposal unit in the critically acclaimed film "The Hurt Locker," and co-investor Kristoffer Winters found a buyer for their restored 1924 Greek Revival in the Hollywood Hills area after five months on the market. It sold for more than $4 million.
The four-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bathroom two-story has a library with a bar, a wine room, an eat-in kitchen with two islands and a screening room in 5,800 square feet. There is a two-car garage, additional parking for nine cars, a swimming pool with spa and a 1,000-square-foot guesthouse with a kitchenette and office. Plus, the gated property comes with a one-year tenant paying $25,000 a month.
Oscar-hopeful Renner, 39, starred in the Iraq war drama, which recently won the top Producers Guild of America award, and in the dark comedy series "The Unusuals" (2009). He also played the title role in "Dahmer" (2002).
Winters, 31, was also in "The Hurt Locker" and has appeared on television shows including "Criminal Minds" (2007), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2005) and "Crossing Jordan" (2004).
The actors bought the property in 2008 for $1.55 million, according to public records. Ginger Glass of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Nicole Bray of Coldwell Banker, Pasadena, represented the buyer.
He's ready for a new direction
Director-producer Gil Junger has sold a gated compound in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $4.31 million.
The two-story contemporary Mediterranean house, built in 2000, sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre with a soccer field-sized lawn, a stream, gardens and a koi pond. It has five bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, three fireplaces, high ceilings and French doors throughout.
There is a four-room master bedroom suite, an outdoor dining pergola, a separate guesthouse and a swimming pool. Set high above the street, the house has canyon, mountain, ocean and city-light views.
Junger, 55, has directed episodes of "10 Things I Hate About You" (2009-present) and "Greek" (2007-present), among other TV shows. The first movie he directed was "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999). His producing credits include "Hope & Faith" (2003-05) and "Ellen" (1997-98).
He bought the property in 2004 for $3.3 million.
The listing agents were Ernie Carswell and Christopher Pickett of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills. Pickett also represented the buyer.
Cashmere walls for $14.9 million
Reinout Oerlemans, the former Dutch soap star who founded the Eyeworks television production company, has listed a Beverly Hills contemporary for $14.9 million.
The newly built house has an 80-foot lap pool with panoramic views encompassing downtown L.A., Century City, the Wilshire Corridor and the ocean. The home was designed as a showplace for an art collector or an owner who likes to entertain. Sliding walls of glass push back in all the principal rooms to bring the outdoors in.
Padded cashmere walls and custom oak floors are among interior details. The indoor kitchen has a fireplace, and the outdoor kitchen is sited to catch the sunset. The single-story house, on nearly three-quarters of an acre, has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Oerlemans, 38, founded Eyeworks in 2001. His firm has produced such series as "The Biggest Loser," "Beauty and the Geek" and "Unan1mous."
The listing agent is Barry Peele of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills.
Designer leaves Bird Streets perch
Home designer Marc Canadell has completed his latest project in the Bird Streets area of the Hollywood Hills, selling for $14 million.
The more than 9,000-square-foot, two-story house is perched at the end of a cul-de-sac and is surrounded by pools and other water elements. It has views of downtown L.A., Century City, Malibu and the ocean. With its clean lines and sleek surfaces, the house is modern and minimal.
An interior atrium is planted with bamboo, 20-foot ceilings soar above the kitchen and walls of glass recede to bring the outdoors in. There are five bedroomsand eight bathrooms.
The more than an acre site has a 60-foot-long swimming pool with seating areas, fire pits and a projection system.
The original home was taken down to the foundation in this total remake. Property records show Canadell bought the site in 2006 for $2,725,000. The house came on the market a year ago at $17,995,000.
The listing agent was Mauricio Umansky of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills. Mia Trudeau of the same office represented the buyer.
Next chapter for Brentwood home
An equestrian property in Brentwood's Sullivan Canyon that was the longtime home of legendary actress and activist Maxine Cooper Gomberg has sold for $4.4 million.
The single-story residence, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, had been her family home for 46 years.
The ranch-style house, built in 1941 and centered on a courtyard, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,587 square feet. The flat lot of more than half an acre includes a circular driveway, a swimming pool and gardens planted with magnolia and fruit trees.
Cooper, who died last year at 84, was the wife of producer and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sy Gomberg. As an actress, she is best known for the 1955 film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly." On TV she was in "Dragnet" (1956), "Perry Mason" (1958 and 1959) and "The Twilight Zone" (1959).
She married Gomberg in 1957, quit acting in the early 1960s to raise a family and became an activist, organizing actors and others in the entertainment industry in support of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and against the Vietnam War, among other causes.
The house had come on the market in May at $5,295,000.
Robert Radcliffe of Sotheby's International Realty, Pacific Palisades, had the listing. Deedee Howard of Prudential California Realty, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.