'Ugly Betty' Star Relocating to New York

» Featured Columnists | By Lauren Beale | March 29, 2010 3:46 PM ET

(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera is losing the braces, wrapping up her role on the ABC sitcom and moving on.

The actress, who plays a fashion-challenged editor at a style magazine, is relocating to New York for career reasons.

She has listed her Hollywood Hills house, with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,427 square feet, at $1,599,000. The master bedroom suite -- with two walk-in closets, a corner fireplace and a large balcony -- and an adjacent loft-style office occupy the entire upper level of the home, built in 1993. The property has a swimming pool with a spa and mountain, canyon and city views.

Ferrera, 25, has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and an Image Award for her work in the series (2006-10). The show is concluding at the end of its fourth season. She stars in "Our Family Wedding" (2010), and previous credits include "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005) and "Real Women Have Curves" (2002).

Public records show she bought the property in 2008 for $1,415,000.

Olsen Twin Sells

Actress Ashley Olsen has sold her home in L.A.'s Hancock Park section for $1,399,000.

The 1926 Spanish-style house has a wood-beam ceiling and fireplace in the living room, an arched doorway leading to the formal dining room and a second-story balcony with a period tile staircase.

There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,322 square feet. French doors open to a covered patio and a yard, which has a tiled pool with a spa.

Olsen, 23, starred in the sitcom "Full House" (1987-95), playing the same character with her twin, Mary-Kate Olsen, starting at the age of 6 months. They moved on to video movies and TV shows, including "Two of a Kind" (1998-99) and "So Little Time" (2001-02).

She bought the property in 2007 for $1,575,000, public records show.

Celeb Pedigree in Beverly Hills

A Beverly Hills house with a decades-long string of celebrity owners has come on the market at $15.9 million.

Designed by Roland Coate and built in 1934 for "Gone With the Wind" producer David O. Selznick, the traditional house has a two-story entry, a formal living room, a walk-in bar in the family room, library and dining room fireplaces, a billiards room, an office and two maids' quarters.

The dining room features original Greek keystone-shaped marble. Seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms sit in 12,600 square feet. More than three-quarters of an acre of manicured grounds include a swimming pool.

Among former owners of the estate were oil tycoon E. L. Doheny, entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., actor George Hamilton, media mogul Ted Field, billionaire David Murdock and "The Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon.

New owner for House of 'Shrek'

Producer David Lipman has parted with his Hollywood Hills home for $1.9 million.

Lipman bought the neglected house in 2000 for $678,000 and completely overhauled it while working as a producer on the "Shrek" movies (2001, 2003 and 2004) and executive producer for "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008). He dubbed it "the house Shrek built."

The classic Midcentury house was designed by architect Merle Roussellot and built in 1961.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, with fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, has a swimming pool and sits on a hillside cul-de-sac. A courtyard entrance with a koi pond leads to 1,875 square feet of living space.

Soap Star Finds a Buyer

Update: Actor Jerry Douglas, known for his long-running role as "The Young and the Restless" patriarch John Abbott, and his wife, Kymberly Bankier, have sold their Los Angeles home for $2,075,000.

The two-story traditional house in the Encino section, built in 1951, sits on half an acre. It has five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in 5,335 square feet.

Douglas, 77, has television credits dating to the early '60s.

The property had been on the market last year at $3,999,000.

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