Natasha Bedingfield buys Los Feliz home for $2.3 million
Also: Joel Diamond, Groucho Marx, Bruce Livingstone, Robert Griffith
Singer Natasha Bedingfield performed on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center, New York, in late August. (Peter Kramer, Associated Press)
A pool, a spa, a waterfall, an alfresco dining area, patios and a fire pit extend the living space outdoors. The gated three-quarter acre lot has downtown L.A. and canyon views.
Marx, the brother identifiable by his trademark cigar, wire rims and fake eyebrows and mustache, made films both with his siblings, including "Duck Soup" (1933) and "A Night in Casablanca" (1946), and without, such as "Copacabana" (1947), in which he played opposite Carmen Miranda.
He hosted the radio quiz show "You Bet Your Life," which later was picked up by television and ran from 1950 to 1961.
The actor shared the home with his third wife, actress Eden Hartford, until his death in 1977 at the age of 86.
Jeeb O'Reilly of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, have the listing.
The '60s live on in landmark home
A 1966 landmark home in Los Feliz designed by architect Edward H. Fickett has sold in less than a month.
The post-and-beam house appeared on the Multiple Listing Service in late July, and the same day, Bruce Livingstone, founder of iStockphoto.com, made an offer of $2,445,000 with a 15-day close that was accepted. The property had been listed for $2.5 million.
The three-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bathroom house, called the Jacobson House for its original owners, is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and had been kept intact and meticulously maintained. The 2,926 square feet of living space in two stories features high ceilings, an open floor plan, exposed beams, walls of glass and floor-to-ceiling doors. There is a swimming pool and a two-story atrium.
Fickett is known for having designed tens of thousands of single-family homes, including prefab and affordable houses, as well as projects such as La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad and the Port of Los Angeles Passenger and Cargo Terminals.
Livingstone, 38, who is relocating his family to Los Angeles, also acquired artwork and '60s furnishings with the gated house. He sold iStockphoto to Getty Images in 2006 for $50 million.
Patricia Ruben of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, handled both sides of the transaction.
Having a ball at Lake Arrowhead
NFL analyst and former player Robert Griffith has listed a Lake Arrowhead site for sale at $799,999.
The 38,000-square-foot property comes with a single-slip dock site and plans for an 8,000-square-foot old Lake Arrowhead Lodge-style home that Griffith had intended as a retreat. It is in the gated Shelter Cove community.
Griffith, 38, said he has "always loved Lake Arrowhead. The air is always clean, and the environment puts me in a whole other place." This is the second property that he has owned in the area.
The safety spent the bulk of his 13-year pro football career with the Minnesota Vikings but also played for the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals. He has since established Matador Enterprises, and his varied entrepreneurial pursuits have included wireless and land-line phone distribution and the restaurant business.
The listing agent is Debra Parkinson of the Parkinson Group Resort Properties, Lake Arrowhead.