Diane Keaton lists Pacific Palisades home at $8.5 million
Oscar-winning actress and avid historical home restorer Diane Keaton has put her latest project on the market in Pacific Palisades at $8.5 million.

Keaton spent more than two years renovating a Lloyd Wright-designed Midcentury house built for another Oscar winner, Alfred Newman. The nine-time Academy Award recipient, who died in 1970, composed music for more than 200 movies during his 40-plus-year career.

The 1-acre compound includes a main residence, two detached bedroom suites, mature sycamore and oak trees and a swimming pool.

In the main house, Keaton restored the woodwork and built-in furniture, updated the kitchen and reworked the second story to create a loft-like master bedroom suite with walls of glass. There are five bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and four fireplaces in 4,386 square feet of living space. She landscaped the entire property, including the driveway and motor court, which is now decomposed granite.

The lead actress Oscar winner for "Annie Hall" (1977) also renovated Wright's Los Feliz landmark Samuel-Novarro House, which she sold to Christina Ricci; a Wallace Neff-designed Spanish-style estate in Beverly Hills that she sold to Madonna; a Bel-Air hacienda designed in the style of George Washington Smith; a Spanish-style hillside home in Laguna Beach, and a Ralph Flewelling-designed Spanish Colonial Revival in Beverly Hills on the market at $10,950,000.

An actress, producer and director, Keaton starred in the film "Mad Money" (2008) and will appear in the comedy "Morning Glory," due out in the fall. She purchased the Newman estate in 2007 for $9.1 million, according to public records.

Because she has a knack for selling to other celebrities, perhaps she'll find a buyer in Newman's nephew, singer-songwriter Randy Newman, who popularized the unofficial city anthem "I Love L.A." and also has an Oscar to his credit.

The agents for both her listings are Aileen Comora and Paul Lester of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills.

Room for ‘Two and a Half' plus

Actor Ryan Stiles has listed his Robert Byrd-designed home in Encino at $3.9 million.

The two-story, built in 1976, is made for entertaining, with a pool, a spa, park-like grounds and a barbecue area on the nearly 1-acre gated site.

The 7,631-square-foot house features vaulted ceilings, hand-hewn wood flooring, French doors, a formal dining room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, four fireplaces, five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms.

A previous owner, Academy Award-winning makeup and special effects artist Stan Winston, expanded the house, adding a screening room.

Stiles, 50, has a recurring role on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (2004-present). He co-starred on "The Drew Carey Show" (1995-2004) and was executive producer as well as a regular on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1998-2006).

The listing agents are Beth Styne and Lynde Leonard of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office.

A Sweet ending in Los Feliz

Singer Rachel Sweet has sold Los Pavoreales, a 1926 Los Feliz home designed by Wallace Neff, for $4,895,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The Spanish-style residence on 1.8 acres has had a star-studded chain of owners, including Madonna, actress Jenna Elfman and actress Katey Sagal. There are five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in the compound, which has a main house and detached guesthouse.

Neff was known for his Spanish Colonial revival houses and adapting traditional styles for celebrity clients such as Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert.