Rocker Donovan Leitch Jr., who is in the band Camp Freddy and who is the son of the '60s rocker Donovan, has paid $1,435,000 for a 2,068-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Studio City area and has listed his 1,166-square-foot Spanish-style compound in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $1,099,000.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the activity by Leitch, 39, who is the brother of actress Ione Skye (pictured with Leitch).
Built in 1956, Leitch's new 2,068-square-foot house in Studio City has three bedrooms, three baths and a pool, and sits on a 0.47-acre lot, according to public records and listing information. Leitch's new house, which had been listed for $1,449,000, is in a neighborhood with serious rock and roll cred, given that in 2002, then-estranged (and now-divorced) couple Eddie Van Halen and his actress wife, Valerie Bertinelli, had paid $1,925,000 for the 4,654-square-foot house on almost exactly 1 acre that is just across the street.
Records show that Leitch and his wife, Kirsty Hume, purchased the Studio City house on August 22. The sale closed on September 6.
As for the three-bedroom, 1,166-square-foot, Spanish-style compound in the Hollywood Hills that Leitch is selling, the compound consists of a two-bedroom, 1.75-bath main house, a guest apartment, a separate studio, hardwood floors, stained glass windows, French doors, terraced gardens, a courtyard, a flat grassy yard with room for a pool, all on a 0.14-acre property, according to public records and listing information. The compound was built in 1929, according to public records.
Leitch and Hume purchased the house in 2003 for $787,000, according to public records. It's also in a celebrity neighborhood, with it being just down the street from the house that Jack Osbourne purchased for $1,640,000 through a trust in 2005, according to public records.
Check out an online listing sheet for the Hollywood Hills house that Leitch is selling.
Leitch and Hume also own a five-bedroom, 2,281-square-foot house on 5.78 acres in Woodstock, N.Y. that they purchased for $820,000 in 2006, according to public records.