Hot Property: No futuristic setting here
LOS ANGELES — Actress-producer Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, who helmed the "Blade Runner 2049" sequel, has put her home in Bel-Air on the market for $10.95 million.
Hedged and gated from the street, the traditional-style home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two powder rooms in about 7,300 square feet of space.
The updated house has a two-story foyer, a wood-paneled family room with a bar, an office with built-in bookshelves and an elevator. Walls of windows bring garden and canyon views into the primary bedroom, which has two closets and a sitting room.
Outside, more than half an acre of parklike grounds contains a one-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool with a spa, lawn and fountain features. At the far edge of the property, mature trees provide cover for decking and a fire pit.
Yorkin, 66, is the widow of Bud Yorkin, the late producer-director who in the early 1960s co-founded Tandem Productions with Norman Lear. Her acting credits include the shows "Arli$$" (1999-2002), "JAG" (2000-01) and "St. Elsewhere" (1982-1985). She won a Hollywood Film Award for "Blade Runner 2049."
Harmony in housing
It's a wrap in the Hollywood Hills, where "The Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar has sold his secluded compound for $3.895 million.
The sale arrives about a year after Nayyar and his wife, model-actress Neha Kapur, upgraded in a major way, dropping $7.5 million on a 1920s Tudor in Hancock Park once owned by Nicolas Cage.
Their new place spans an acre and centers on a 7,100-square-foot home, but the Hollywood Hills property offers a different feel, as multiple structures and romantic outdoor spaces fill out the estate. Perched in Nichols Canyon, the compound holds a Mediterranean villa, two guesthouses and a swimming pool on a half-acre lot.
Listing agent Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices said the sales campaign for the property was based on "the love, harmony and happiness that our clients had infused into it" — which apparently worked, as the property was only on the market 11 days.
The single-story villa is surrounded by fountains, cascading ivy, manicured hedges and a series of patios under string lights. Inside, paneled walls, built-ins and skylights highlight the formal common spaces.
The living room has a stylish wet bar, and the office takes in treetop views through a massive picture window. In total, there are four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in just over 4,000 square feet.
One guesthouse features a split-level space with a living room and bedroom, and the other is anchored by a kitchen with parquet floors.
Nayyar became one of the world's highest-paid television actors during his 12-season run as astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali on "The Big Bang Theory." The 39-year-old also has lent his voice to the show "Fantasy Hospital," as well as the animated films "Trolls" and "Trolls World Tour."
New for Biebs, Baldwin
Justin Bieber is doubling down in the 90210. A year after buying a 1930s Colonial-style home there for $8.5 million, the singer and his wife, Hailey Baldwin, have dropped $25.8 million on a Beverly Park estate.
The 2.5-acre property had been waffling on and off the market for the past two years, originally listing for sale in 2018 for a whopping $42 million.
Hidden behind gates, the grand estate features a nearly 11,000-square-foot home, a tennis court and a swimming pool surrounded by park-like grounds.
Built in the 1980s and since updated, the two-story home blends formal common spaces with modern amenities.
Checkered tile and a sweeping staircase mark the entry, and farther in, dramatic black fireplaces anchor the living room and family room. Elsewhere are seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, formal and informal dining areas, a movie theater and a gym with mirrored walls.
Upstairs, the primary suite is complete with dual closets, a sitting room and a bathroom with heated floors. It expands to one of multiple balconies overlooking the grounds.
The sale was the fifth highest in the 90210 ZIP code this year. The current crown belongs to David Geffen, who spent $68 million on a modern mansion owned by Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee President Casey Wasserman in June.
Bieber, who catapulted to stardom through YouTube videos, has released five studio albums, the most recent of which, "Changes," was released earlier this year. In 2016, the 26-year-old singer won a Grammy for best dance recording for his collaborations on the Jack U song "Where Are U Now." Baldwin, 23, is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin.
Tribune News Service