Winona Ryder Sells Sunset Strip Home

» Featured Columnists | By Lauren Beale | February 22, 2011 2:55 PM ET

Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the entrance and balconies of the 3,765-square-foot villa.

Original features include the Malibu tiles, the curved staircase and the Art Deco bathrooms.

The kitchen and breakfast room open to a patio area and the swimming pool. The living room picture windows and pub overlook the front yard. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

After starring in "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), "Little Women" (1994) and "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), Ryder, 39, returned to the spotlight in last year's "Black Swan" and the TV movie "When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story" and "Star Trek" (2009).

She bought the property in 1998 for $2.6 million, public records indicate.

Writer is Working on a Conclusion

Prolific author and playwright Gore Vidal has listed his Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000.

The 1929 Mediterranean villa of 4,782 square feet has a living room with an oversized fireplace, a meditation room, a music room and an office.

The main house has two en suite bedrooms and two staff or guest rooms. Including a separate guesthouse, the property has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The nearly half-acre of landscaped grounds contain a swimming pool, multiple patios and a koi fountain.

Vidal, 85, wrote the books "The City and the Pillar" (1948), "Julian" (1964) and "Lincoln" (1984). His Broadway hits included "The Best Man" and "Visit to a Small Planet."

He bought the house in 1977 for $149,500, according to public records.

Coach Has Headed on Up to Seattle

Former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr. and his wife, Angela, have sold their Marina del Rey home for $1,999,000.

The four-level contemporary home was built in 2000 and features an elevator, a media room and a top-floor gym. Five bedrooms and six bathrooms are contained in 5,800 square feet of living space.

Norton, 44, played for the Dallas Cowboys (1988-1993) and the San Francisco 49ers (1994-2000). His father is a former heavyweight champion.

The couple sold because Norton, who coached at the University of Southern California, is now the linebackers coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

The house previously sold in 2001 for $1.55 million, according to

It's a Model Home - of Sorts

Fashion model Shannan Click has listed her Sunset Strip-area home at $1,995,000.

The 1961 contemporary has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bath-rooms. Double steel front doors lead to 2,058 square feet of loft-like living space with city views.

Click, 27, has modeled for Victoria's Secret and done covers for international editions of Vogue.

In 2005, she purchased the property for $1.7 million, according to public records.

Old Hollywood History in Topanga

A compound built in the early 1930s by film director Frank Lloyd is on the market in Topanga at $4.3 million.

The nine-acre property contains the original main house, carriage house and guesthouse. The main house features seven wood-burning fireplaces, a billiards room, a library and a walk-in refrigerator. Four bedrooms and five bathrooms lie in nearly 5,000 square feet of living space.

Lloyd, who died at 74 in 1960, was a founder and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In 1929, he was nominated for Oscars for three films -- a silent movie, a part-talkie and a talking film. The silent, "The Divine Lady," won. He later won again for "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935).

The property was last on the market in 1955.

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