Elton John Sells WeHo Pads

The legendary musician and his partner seal a multimillion dollar deal over the weekend.

Elton John and partner David Furnish sold their two condominiums in West Hollywood's Sierra Towers for about $4.65 million, it was reported Sunday.

The smaller of the two one-bedroom units is 1,151 square feet and the larger, which includes a den that could be made into a second bedroom, measure
1,831 square feet, the Los Angeles Times reported.

John, 65, starts a new run with his "Million Dollar Piano'' show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas Oct. 10.   Furnish, 49, directed 1997's "Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras" and has worked as an announcer and executive producer
of the television series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ..." (2008-11).

Andrew Clark and Barry Peele of Sotheby's in Beverly Hills were the listing agents, reported. Gregory Yeardye and Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates represented the buyer.

In the Hollywood Hills, R&B singer Freda Payne, probably best-known for her 1970 hit "Band of Gold,'' has sold her modern home on one of the "bird'' streets for $2.25 million.

The 2,692-square-foot, three bedroom home features a courtyard entrance with a pool, high ceilings and a sunken living room.

Melissa Zee of Rodeo Realty's Sunset Strip office was the listing agent.

Beverly Hills-based real estate agent Billy Rose and a partner in Montecito are working to find a buyer for Reese Witherspoon's Libbey Ranch in Ojai, which includes a main house, three cottages and a carriage house on about seven acres. The asking price: $10 million, according to The Times.

As an incentive, Witherspoon is lending her name to the marketing materials.

The two-story home with beamed ceilings and the original planked floors was designed by architect Wallace Neff and built in 1923, as stables for Edward Libbey, founder of Libbey Glass Co. of Toledo, Ohio.

It features a big fireplace, arched windows, a library loft and Spanish tiling.

Witherspoon, 36, paid about $5.8 million for the property in 2008. The actress married talent agent Jim Toth at the ranch last year and is expecting a baby.

The "Legally Blonde'' star also has homes in her native Tennessee and
Los Angeles.

me September 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM
does anyone from the patch actually drive/walk around the city and see what's going on????.....or only rely on the "city news service" for info....what about a resident or business owner spotlight?.....what about pics of the incredibly creative HBO Emmy party that's being set up on the PDC plaza right now????.....i could go on and on.....and i just might....
Marie Cunningham September 24, 2012 at 01:14 AM
@me Hey, me! I am on my way to the PDC in an hour. Will I see you there? I will be wearing a green shirt with a yellow octopus on it...should be fairly easy to spot (I hope!). Best, Marie
me September 24, 2012 at 04:47 AM
no, i'm not an invited guest nor the media, but i look forward to your piece for the patch in the morning
Marie Cunningham September 24, 2012 at 06:31 AM
@me I am not on the media list for the Emmy event. I just went to check out what was going on (hence the green shirt with yellow octopus...not exactly red carpet attire). I snagged some photos of the set-up. As for highlights on local businesses/people, that's exactly what I have planned for Monday's 5 a.m. story. I hope you like Indian food. Best, Marie


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