LOS ANGELES — Crystal Hefner’s hop into the real estate game seems to be going well. The former Playboy bunny and widow of Hugh Hefner has sold her modern home in Hollywood Hills West for $5 million.
The pair paid $4.995 million for the home in 2013 a few months after getting married. According to Crystal Hefner, they wanted a change of pace from their usual digs.
“In terms of architecture, it’s so different from the Playboy Mansion,” she said, referring to the 20,000-square-foot complex with 29 rooms, an orchard and a zoo.
In contrast, this home offers four bedrooms and five bathrooms across 6,471 square feet. Clad in stained wood accents, it enters into an expansive two-story foyer.
On the main level are a great room, office, dining area and center-island kitchen. Indoor-outdoor living spaces take in city light views through walls of glass, and visual flairs include Italian tile, walnut walls, Jerusalem stone and a butcher-block floating staircase.
The second story holds the majority of the bedrooms, including an expansive master suite with a free-standing tub. Amenities, such as a game room and movie theater, are found downstairs.
There’s a swimming pool and spa on the front end of the property. In the back, a turf yard overlooks the hillside.
Hefner, 32, attended a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 and moved in with Hugh soon after. Following her husband’s death two years ago at 91, she took to real estate, developing projects in Malibu, Beverly Hills and elsewhere.
Lucy Liu has sold her Studio City home of nearly two decades, but it wasn’t for quite the killing the “Kill Bill” and “Charlie’s Angels” star first sought.
The actress’ Fryman Canyon estate closed before Christmas for $3.06 million, or about $1.14 million less than what she first listed the property for last summer.
Built in 1959, the updated Craftsman home has 4,100 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Pocketing wood doors connect the kitchen and a garden-view dining room. In the living room, which has a tiled fireplace, picture windows bring in leafy views.
Actor and comedian Lamorne Morris, known for his role as Winston on the long-running Fox sitcom “New Girl,” has found some space in the San Fernando Valley to call his own. He’s bought a home in Tarzana for $3.11 million.
The two-story house, completed last year, is an updated play on the Spanish style and features a clay-tile roof, multiple balconies and a white exterior that bears a slight resemblance to the stucco facades popularized in the 1920s and ’30s.
The 5,840-square-foot floor plan, largely devoted to open-plan space, features a two-story foyer that opens to a living room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
A formal dining room with glass-enclosed wine storage, a home theater, an office and a center-island kitchen fill out the main level.