Fit for an oilman or an astronaut
Within a three-week time span, Larry Hagman's longtime mountaintop home in Ojai and his Santa Monica penthouse both sold — each for $5 million.
The 43-acre Ojai spread, befitting "Dallas" oilman J.R. Ewing, had been listed in 2009 at $11 million.
The Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for Hagman and his wife, Maj, in 1992. The off-the-grid property has solar systems providing energy for the main residence, the well and the caretaker's home, while creating surplus power. When Hagman installed the system in 2003, his annual electric bill went from $37,000 to $13.
Set behind iron gates, the 17,516-square-foot main house features murals, an indoor pool and spa, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The compound includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, a separate office, an outside pool connected by streams to two ponds, a private helipad and more than 200 avocado trees.
In Santa Monica, the two-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse is in a 10-story building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has three parking spaces and views of the ocean.
Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers as astronaut Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70) and as Ewing on "Dallas" (1978-91). He reprised his role as the Texas oilman on the current TNT series (2012-present).
The listing agents for the Ojai estate were Andrea Cope of Prudential's Brentwood office and Nancy Kogevinas of Prudential's Palisades office.
David Solomon and Anna Solomon of Prudential's Brentwood office were the listing agents for the Santa Monica transaction. Michael Caruso of Surterre Properties represented the buyer.
Burbank house is musician ready
Composer Kristopher Carter has listed his home in Burbank to the tune of $1.095 million.
The contemporary home, built in 1980, features hardwood and marble floors, a decorative fireplace, a foyer, six bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,411 square feet of living space.
The composer customized the three-level house by converting one bedroom into a sound studio. He added soundproofing, doubled the drywall, used solid core doors and included conduits to a machine room.
The nearly half-acre site includes a swimming pool, spa and lawn. There are city and mountain views.
Carter, 41, has composed music for such animated action adventure series as "Young Justice" (2010-13), "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" (2010-12) and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" (2008-11). He won a Daytime Emmy for music direction and composition for "Batman Beyond" (1999).
Public records show that Carter bought the house in 2009 for $1.08 million. He is selling as a prelude to downsizing.
Owen Salkin of John Aaroe Group is the listing agent.