The Los Angeles Times reports that singer-songwriter Michelle Branch has listed her one-story, 5,300-square-foot house in Calabasas, Calif., north of Los Angeles, for close to $3.3 million, and is moving to Nashville. Read about it here (LA Times). The piece neglects to mention that Branch previously had owned a place in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills that she bought in 2002 for $820,000 and quietly sold in early 2004 to New Zealand-born supermodel and actress Kylie Bax for $1.25 million. And the column gets its figures slightly wrong—Branch did not buy the house in November 2005 for “about $3 million,” but rather paid $2,881,500 for it, through her Little Holmby Trust. Also in late 2005, Branch and her bass-player husband Teddy Landau, 41, paid $950,000 for 2.5 vacant acres in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to public records.
In other Los Angeles property news, bestselling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, who wrote the novel “Sullivan’s Justice,” has listed her house in Marina del Rey, Calif. for $2.1 million. Also, Westwood One founder and chairman Norm Pattiz and his DJ wife Mary have sold their 8,110-square-foot Beverly Hills-area house—which previously had been owned by music mogul David Geffen and Marlo Thomas—for $20 million, the Times reported. The paper left out the fact that the buyer was Hard Rock Café founder Peter Morton. Finally, a ranch in the north end of the San Fernando that once was owned by movie mogul Cecil B. DeMille is for sale for $14.8 million. It’s being sold by a corporation, Middle Ranch Ltd.