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Hot Property: ‘American Idol’ Winner David Cook Gets out of His Kitchen

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By Lauren Beale

(MCT)—“American Idol” winner David Cook has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.365 million.

The tricked-out Beachwood Canyon-area house, built in 1979, has views of the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory, a recording studio and a custom-designed dog yard, according to the listing. There are two corner fireplaces, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in nearly 3,100 square feet. The updated kitchen features a large center island and granite counters.

Cook, 30, won the seventh season of the singing competition show in 2008. Since his win on “Idol,” he has toured and released the albums “David Cook” and “This Loud Morning.” Cook has performed on “Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The singer-songwriter paid $1.318 million for the property in 2010, public records show. He sold because he relocated to Tennessee.

Desert Compound Infused with Style

Fashion heiress Patricia Gucci has listed her estate in Mountain Center for $9 million.

The Riverside County compound consists of a nearly 11,000-square-foot main house, a guest house, tennis court quarters, a swimming pool with spa and a kennel. The contemporary Moroccan-style estate has a screening theater, a library, 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Built in 1989, the two-level mansion sits on 23 acres in a gated community. There are views of Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park and mountain ranges.

Gucci, 49, is the granddaughter of Guccio Gucci, who founded the Italian fashion company bearing his name. Her father, Aldo Gucci, expanded the brand worldwide.

The previous recorded sale of the property was for $950,000 in 1993, public records show. Gucci is selling because she is moving to Europe.

‘Newsroom’ Producer Upsized in Hills

Alan Poul, executive producer of “The Newsroom,” sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $993,000 and purchased another one nearby.

Poul’s Midcentury Modern-style home was sold for more than the asking price of $989,000. The remodeled house features city and mountain views, built-in art and bookshelves, a fireplace, French-style doors, a balcony, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,784 square feet of living space. He paid $750,000 for the property in 2002, public records show.

He purchased a Craftsman built in 1918 for about $1.43 million. The more than 2,700-square-foot house features a front porch, a stone fireplace, a built-in china cabinet, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a swimming pool, a spa and an outdoor living area.

Poul, 58, also has been a producer and director for “Six Feet Under” (2001-05) and “Swingtown” (2008). HBO’s “Newsroom” has been renewed for a second season.

©2013 Los Angeles Times
Distributed by MCT Information Services

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