The three-story beach house features a walled garden, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,500 square feet of living space. The master bedroom suite and a wood-paneled library take up the entire second floor.
Public records show the couple bought the Malibu house in 2003 for $5.1 million. Listed at $10 million last year, the price had been reduced to $8.795 million.
Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland was the listing agent. Branden Williams and Rayni Romito of the same office represented the buyer.
Abdul dances out of Sherman Oaks
Paula Abdul, the singer, dancer and former judge on"American Idol" and"The X Factor," has sold her house in Sherman Oaks for $1.884 million. She had listed it in late February at $1.899 million.
The gated contemporary Mediterranean was built in 2000. It features a grand entry hall with a double staircase, French doors opening to patio and pool areas, five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. The 4,679-square-foot house has mountain, canyon and city views.
The onetime Laker Girl, 49, won Emmys for her choreography on "The Tracey Ullman Show" (1989) and "The 17th Annual American Music Awards" (1990), and a Grammy in 1991 for the "Opposites Attract" music video. Among her early hits were "Straight Up" and "Forever Your Girl."
Public records show Abdul bought the property the year it was built for $1.285 million.
Michael Collins of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office was the listing agent. Harriet Cameron and Judy Cycon of Prudential California Realty represented the buyer.
A labor of love in Santa Monica
The Santa Monica home of screenwriter Alvin Sargent and his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, has come on the market at $11.85 million.
Ziskin worked with designer Jane Hallworth in creating the detailed interiors. A back-lit honeycomb onyx fireplace is a focal point of the living room. In the powder room, a smoky beveled mirror provides a backdrop for a sink made out of a single piece of wood. A hammered brass tub from India looks like an art object in the master bathroom.
Outside, a teak-slat sidewalk leads from the house to the swimming pool, which is covered in small, hand-set tiles. An outdoor room features a fireplace.
The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.
Sargent, 85, won Oscars for "Julia" (1977) and"Ordinary People" (1980). He worked on the screenplays for "Spider-Man 2" (2004), "Spider-Man 3" (2007) and "The Amazing Spider-Man," due out in July.
Ziskin, who died last year at 61, produced "Pretty Woman" (1990), "As Good as It Gets" (1997) and the"Spider-Man"films. She had a seat with task lighting built into the kitchen island for working at home.
Elisabeth Halsted of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood is the listing agent.