Akon, the R&B and hip-hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern home in Woodland Hills up for sale at $3.5 million.
With the services of designer Miguel Rueda, Akon renovated the house for indoor-outdoor living, creating a focal point swimming pool and spa surrounded by three fire pits and an outdoor kitchen. An upper patio looks down on the pool.
A blue phone room and bluish under-mount lighting accent the white-on-white interiors. Walls of glass and clerestory windows bring light into the interiors.
The 4,098-square-foot house also has a state-of-the-art recording studio, a bar and a three-car garage. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
Akon, who calls Atlanta home, spends a fair amount of time in Los Angeles recording, producing music and pursuing acting. The 41-year-old will be in the independent thriller "American Heist" this year as well as several other upcoming films.
Among his hit songs were "Locked Up," "Smack That" and "I Want to Love You."
He bought the nearly half an acre property in September for $1.95 million.
Aimee Stern of Coldwell Banker has the listing.
Sleek, sexy in Trousdale Estates
David Arquette, the ex-husband of Courteney Cox and executive producer of "Cougar Town," has sold the Beverly Hills home they shared. The property was listed last year at $19.5 million, and the sales price has not yet appeared in the public record.
Designed by modernist architect A. Quincy Jones and built in 1959, the museum-like trophy home sits on nearly an acre in the Trousdale Estates area. Features of the living space include a center hall, an updated kitchen with a breakfast area, a den/office, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a service entrance.
An expansive lawn abuts the dramatic circular swimming pool, which adjoins a fountain. There are unobstructed city views. Garage space can accommodate six vehicles.
Arquette and Cox renovated the house during their ownership.
Arquette, 42, is also an actor and director. He recently became engaged to actress Christina McLarty.
Arquette and Cox, who were divorced last year, bought the home in 2004 for $5.45 million.
Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland/Christie's International Real Estate was the listing agent and Rayni Romito and Branden Williams of the same office represented the buyer, according to real estate agents not authorized to comment on the deal.
Sci-fi actor owns century-old home
Robert Picardo of the "Star Trek: Voyager" and "StarGate" series has listed a stately home in Pasadena for $7.2 million.
The Craftsman/English Tudor was designed by architect Myron Hunt and built in 1913. Hunt collaborated with Elmer Grey on such projects as Occidental College in Eagle Rock and L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel.