Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, who are no strangers to real-estate deals, have purchased a 2,038-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills from actress Jessica Capshaw, reportedly for their daughter, actress Aimee Osbourne. The amount was reported by the Los Angeles Times to be “close to” the house’s $1,995,000 listing price, but we’re not able to independently confirm that yet.
The Los Angeles Times’ Ruth Ryon broke the story on Sunday of the purchase of the three-bedroom house, at 1523 3/8 N. Doheny Drive in the Hills’ “Bird Streets” area. However, Ryon credited Aimee Osbourne (pictured, with Paris and Nicky Hilton) as the buyer of the house, when the deed, which was recorded on July 11, explicitly reveals that John Michael Osbourne (aka Ozzy) and Sharon were the actual purchasers. The deal had closed on June 22.
Features in the modern-style house, which was built in 1961 and sits on a 0.24-acre parcel, include three baths, walls of glass, an outdoor gym, a long driveway, a pool, and a BBQ area, according to listing information and the Times. Other features include eco-friendly finishes, custom walnut doors and built-ins throughout, a cook’s kitchen with Miele and SubZero appliances, and a master suite with a spa-like bathroom with a steam shower room and an “egg” bath, according to listing information.
The house has no shortage of well-known folks surrounding it, including producer-director Roger Corman, whose 3,758-square-foot house that he purchased for $2,495,000 in 2003 borders the east edge of the property. Also, twentysomething McCourt family scion/Dodgers exec/reported-Shannen-Doherty-companion Drew McCourt, whose parents’ properties we wrote about recently, paid $2,125,000 about a year ago through his 1523 1/2 North Doheny Drive Trust to buy the flag lot property immediately to the north, according to public records. And, the 5,818-square-foot house at 1501 N. Doheny Drive that Kimora Lee Simmons had had for sale earlier this year is just to the southeast of Capshaw’s former home. The Simmons house, which is at the northwest corner of Doheny and Warbler Way, parallels a flagpole-like segment of Corman’s property that extends down to Warbler.
Public records show that Capshaw’s Glass Property Trust and her Elevado Villa, LLC company (which was named after a previous property that Capshaw had owned on Elevado Street in West Hollywood) had purchased the Doheny Drive house in 2003 for $1,459,000.
We’ll of course keep you posted on the final sale price once it becomes available.