Ben Stiller lists Hollywood Hills estate at $12.5 million
Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have listed their Hollywood Hills compound at $12.5 million.

The property, which sits on nearly 1 acre, includes two houses and a one-bedroom guesthouse for a total of 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

A gated and walled 1929 Spanish-style house of 5,334 square feet has been restored and updated. Outdoor courtyard and living areas, as well as the lushly landscaped pool area, are defined by decorative terra-cotta tiles with colorful inlays.

A second home -- a three-story contemporary Mediterranean, originally built in 1930 and also redone -- has 4,062 square feet of living space. Several French doors along the back lead to extensive outdoor terrace and deck areas with built-in seating around mature trees.

Stiller, 43, starred in, co-wrote, produced and directed the 2008 action-adventure comedy "Tropic Thunder." He stars in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009), directed by Shawn Levy, and the Noah Baumbach-directed comedy "Greenberg" due out next year. Before his character battled Puffy the dog in "There's Something About Mary" (1998), Stiller starred in the cult classic "Reality Bites" (1994).

Taylor, 38, whose television guest appearances include "Arrested Development" (2006) and "Friends" (1997), has starred in several films with Stiller, including "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004) and "Zoolander" (2001).

The listing agent is Jonah Wilson of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office.

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