"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius has continued sharpening his real-estate portfolio, by paying $1,475,000 to purchase a 3,499-square-foot house on a flag-shaped lot in Los Angeles' Beverly Crest area.


In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Cornelius' purchase of the house. He closed on the deal on August 4, with the transaction being recorded on August 12.

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Earlier, we told you about Cornelius (shown here with a female companion, leaving Mr. Chow's restaurant in L.A.) having a post-and-beam house in the Beverly Hills Post Office on the market for $1,950,000. We wanted to separately address Cornelius' recent, post-divorce purchase of a pad in Bel-Air.

Built in 1982, Cornelius' new house had been on the market for $1,449,000. Features in the four-bedroom house include three baths, an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, a den with a wet bar, a double-sided fireplace facing the living room and the family room, French doors, a large master suite and an attached three-car garage, according to listing information. The house sits on a 0.26-acre (11,330-square-foot) lot, according to public records.

In addition to the various parcels on Mulholland Drive in the BH PO that we mentioned in our post from earlier today, we think it's only right to provide information for you on all the other real estate that Cornelius owns. According to our records, he owns at least two other houses:

--A 2,917-square-foot house on a 0.54-acre (23,618-square-foot) lot on Cobham Court in Bel-Air, which Cornelius has owned for a long time;

--And a 2,961-square-foot Cape Cod-style house on a 0.40-acre (17,590-square-foot) lot on Henley Lane in Los Angeles' Bel-Air Crest neighborhood, which Cornelius appears to have purchased in December 2008 for $1,790,000, according to public records.