David Schwimmer, 'Friends' costars keep real estate agents busy
Schwimmer sells his gated home in Hancock Park, Matt LeBlanc puts a Pacific Palisades house up for lease and Matthew Perry puts his Hollywood Hills West home back on the market.
Adrian's Beltre home, with seven bedrooms on 4-plus acres, has sold.
David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross Geller, sold his gated home in Hancock Park this summer for $8.865 million, public records show. He bought the 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean in 2001 for $5.5 million and listed it in November at $10.7 million.
The restored house, set on more than an acre on a palm-tree-lined street, was built in 1926 by Koerner & Gage, an architectural firm that also contributed to the design of the dome-topped Beverly Hills City Hall.
The main house includes a grand living room with 15-foot ceilings, a wood-paneled library, a den, a state-of-the-art screening room, a formal dining room, nine bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two powder rooms, five fireplaces, a wine cellar and a butler's pantry. A detached guesthouse contains a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen.
Mature trees and landscaping, a swimming pool, spa, north/south tennis court and a pavilion complete the grounds. There is a three-car garage.
Schwimmer, 45, directed the movie "Trust" (2010), as well as episodes of "Friends" and "Joey." He has been on the series "Web Therapy" this year with "Friends" costar Lisa Kudrow and is in the thriller "The Iceman." He plays half of a friendless couple in the off-Broadway show "Detroit."
Magali Bergher of Westside Estate Agency and Arleen Ruby of Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills were the listing agents.
Joey is ready for landlording sequel
Hoping to re-up as a landlord is actor Matt LeBlanc — that's Joey Tribbiani to "Friends" fans. He has put an unfurnished house in Pacific Palisades up for lease at $12,995 a month.
The 1930s Spanish-style home features a step-down living room, a paneled dining room, a library/den, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and nearly 4,000 square feet of living space in two stories. Architectural details include beamed ceilings, wood floors and original fixtures, ironwork and tile. The half-acre tree-filled lot has canyon views.
LeBlanc, 45, played Tribbiani starting in 1994 in the decade-long ensemble series and a spinoff called "Joey" from 2004-06. He has starred in "Episodes" since last year.
No doubt his real estate agent, David Offer of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood, or a property manager will handle the day-to-day landlording details. LeBlanc spends his working hours in London shooting the comedy series even though it is set in L.A.
Public records show he bought the property in late 2006 for $7.4 million. LeBlanc leased it out two years ago at $13,000 a month.
Chandler takes another stab at sale
Returning to the market after a half-year hiatus is actor Matthew Perry's chic house in the Hollywood Hills West area, priced at $5.295 million.
Built in 1955 and reinvented as a contemporary, the 4,100-square-foot house features white terrazzo floors, retractable walls of glass, a home theater, a media room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. A pool with spa, lawn, an outdoor fireplace and patio space complete the third of an acre of grounds. There are city and canyon views.
Perry, 43, played Chandler Bing on the sitcom "Friends" from 1994 to 2004. He stars as a sportscaster on the new comedy "Go On."
Public records show the property last changed hands in 2008 for $4.475 million. The current price is a slight drop from the $5.695 million asked last year.
Greg Holcomb and Mark Rutstein of Partners Trust in Beverly Hills are the listing agents.