Oct. 24, 2008

Contemporary Mediterranean-style house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills area that once was owned by actress Halle Berry is listed for $4.995M

A 4,315-square-foot, contemporary Mediterranean-style house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills area that once was owned by Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has come on the market for $4,995,000.

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In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the listing of the three-bedroom house, which is at 1368 Doheny Place in the Bird Streets area of the Hills. The house just hit the market on Thursday.

Built in 1989, the house has three and a half baths, an open and airy floor plan, soaring ceilings, limestone floors, walls of windows and a master suite with a sitting area, a fireplace, a terrace, a walk-in closet and a spa-like bath, according to public records and listing information. Other features include French doors opening to a covered patio and a junior master suite with a fireplace and a limestone bath, according to listing information. Outside on the house's 0.33-acre (14,349-square-foot) lot are a pool and a spa, according to public records and listing information.

The genealogy of the house is something of a mess in public records and in online address lists. Let's try to separate fact from fiction. First off, records show that in March 1994, Berry and her then-husband, major-league baseball player David Justice, paid $1,585,000 to purchase the house. The couple split in 1996, and Berry appears to have kept the house in the divorce. In late 2005 and early 2006, Berry sold the house for $4,150,000 to its current non-celebrity owners, according to public records, after having listed the house for $4.5 million, as the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon reported in November 2005.

Berry sold the house at 1368 Doheny Place because, as we have noted in the past, she paid $5,995,000 in mid-2005 to purchase a different house, about four-tenths of a mile down the street, from actor Frankie Muniz, according to public records. As a result, the good people over at Celebrity Address Aerial really should modify their entry for Halle so that they make it clear that Muniz never actually owned this particular house.

Check out an online listing sheet for the house at 1368 Doheny Place -- complete with photos.

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