Samantha Harris sells Westwood home for $1.64 million
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house had come on the market in late October at $1,595,000.

The 1930s Spanish two-story has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in about 3,000 square feet and has been extensively remodeled. The second-story master suite features a marble-faced fireplace, a sun deck, beamed cathedral ceilings and wooded views. The couple added a sun-filled 160-square-foot playroom for their toddler off the main living area, with French doors that lead to the backyard garden.

"We have loved this house and the family-friendly neighborhood," said Harris, who also has been co-hosting "Entertainment Tonight Weekend" recently. "But we found a house much closer to the studio with a big yard for our little one."

Harris, 36, has hosted ABC's top-rated dancing show with Tom Bergeron since 2006.

Elyse Gunter of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office represented the couple in the transaction.

Family remodel has new premiere

Actor French Stewart and his wife, actress and interior designer Katherine LaNasa, have listed their renovated and expanded Hollywood Hills-area home for $4,195,000.

The 1936 traditional two-story house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. It sits behind tall hedges on about a third of an acre with mature trees and a swimming pool. LaNasa, who runs her own company, CasaLaNasa, did the remodel and interior design.

Stewart, 45, costarred in "3rd Rock From the Sun" (1996-2001) as Harry Solomon, the alien who could communicate from afar with his leader, the Big Giant Head. He is starring in the sitcom "The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins" (2010). He has appeared on TV shows, including "The Closer" (2007), and in movies, among them "Inspector Gadget 2" (2003) and "Home Alone 4" (2002).

LaNasa, 43, has appeared on series, including "House" (2009), "Cold Case" (2009), "Ghost Whisperer" (2008) and "Judging Amy" (2003-05).

The property was previously sold in 2000 for $1,919,000, according to public records.

Juliette Hohnen, Tom Davila and Kennon Earl of Rare Properties, Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, have the listing.

'Dexter' star exits the scene quickly

Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on the Showtime series "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has sold her Hollywood Hills home in less than two months for its asking price of $695,000.

The California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge in 1937. Surrounded by trees and landscaping, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom.

Carpenter, 30, plays Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra. The Emmy-nominated show, in its fourth season, is about a forensics expert and serial killer played by Hall, 38. Carpenter and Hall were married on New Year's Eve last year.

The actress bought the property in 2007 for $830,000, public records show.

The listing agents are Stephen Placial of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, and Steve Clark of Deasy Penner & Partners, Beverly Hills. William Barker of Coldwell Banker's Brentwood Court office represented the buyer.

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