Hot Property: Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame has listed a house in Los Feliz for sale at $4.5 million or for lease at $18,000 a month. (

Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions.

The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse feature arched windows, beam ceilings, wrought-iron work, French doors and wood floors. A foyer, living and dining rooms, a library, six bedrooms and six bathrooms are within the 5,618 square feet of living space.

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The gated grounds contain an entry garden, a swimming pool and a detached three-car garage.

Hall, 43, starred as the murder-minded title character on "Dexter" from 2006 until last year. Before that he was on HBO's funeral-home drama "Six Feet Under" (2001-05). He was in this year's big-screen thriller "Cold in July."

The property is also available for lease at $18,000 a month.

Joshua Myler and Jeff Kohl of the Agency are the listing agents.

Stylish hues in Sherman Oaks

Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" fame and his partner, actor David Burtka, put their home in Sherman Oaks up for sale at $2.995 million and in less than a week a deal was in the works.

The Traditional house, built in 1991, is decked out in this year's popular gray/beige colors. The stylish home has had its own star turns on "Oprah's Next Chapter" and InStyle magazine.

A formal entry, a step-down living room with a fireplace and built-in window seating and an oversized kitchen that opens to a family room are among the rooms in the two-story home. The 4,191 square feet of living space also contains six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

A built-in pizza oven, a swimming pool and an outdoor shower are among exterior features.

Harris, 41, won a lead actor Tony this year for his role in the Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." He will star in the fall thriller "Gone Girl." He has scores of film and television credits, including the title role in the 1989 to 1993 series "Doogie Howser, M.D."

The property was purchased four years ago for $2.1 million.

Monty Iceman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the listing agent.

Actors fall for Bing Crosby house

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are hoping to soon be home sellers, have already snatched up a new place in Toluca Lake for $3.35 million.