Exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette put trophy home on the market

Set on 1.35 acres at the end of a bamboo-lined driveway, the house is accessed by an entry bridge.

Schulman, also a director and producer, won his Oscar for writing "Dead Poets Society" (1989). Other writing credits include "Welcome to Mooseport" (2004) and "8 Heads in a Duffle Bag" (1997).

Timothy Enright of the Enright Co. is the listing agent.

Conductor buys in Carpinteria

Pasadena Pops conductor Michael Feinstein and his partner, Terrence Flannery, have bought a retreat in Carpinteria for $3.7 million.

Set on 27 acres with panoramic ocean and coastline views, the contemporary estate was remodeled in 2012 and includes about 4,000 square feet of living space. Among features are floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a library, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There are vegetable gardens, a fruit orchard and a swimming pool. About five acres is devoted to growing avocados.

Feinstein, 56, is a singer and pianist devoted to the popular and influential songs of 20th century America. He started with the Pasadena Pops this summer and is under contract through 2016.

Kerry Mormann of Kerry Mormann & Associates in Santa Barbara was the listing agent. Wade Hansen of Sotheby's International Realty's Montecito Coast Village Road Brokerage represented the buyers.

Actor parts with wooded compound

Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has sold his wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills for $1.225 million.

The nearly half-acre rustic retreat includes an early-1960s main house, patio space and a guesthouse. Custom details include stairway handrails made from recycled metals, a double wooden entry door, mosaic tile accents, a glass ceiling in the master bathroom and an outdoor brick barbecue. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace and 4,255 square feet of living space.

Van Peebles, 56, was a director on the series "Boss" in 2011 and last year. His scores of acting credits include stints on "All My Children" (2008) and "Damages" (2007-09) and portraying Malcolm X in the film "Ali" (2001). He will star in "Blood on the Border," set for October release.

When Van Peebles bought the property in 1989 for $875,000 it was his first L.A. home. He owns another house locally and parted with this one because his children are now grown.

Mark Bua of Keller Williams' Encino-Sherman Oaks office was the listing agent. Flora Martin of Keller Williams Realty's Encino office represented the buyer.


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