By Jack Flemming

That was fast. A few weeks after Flea’s former home surfaced for sale in Los Feliz, the property just sold for $3.45 million — just a touch under the $3.488-million asking price.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, whose real name is Michael Balzary, bought the place six years ago for $2.47 million and flipped it four years later for $3.215 million, records show.

Set on a quarter-acre corner lot, the 1930s traditional is just outside the Commonwealth Avenue entrance to Griffith Park. Past a bright red front door flanked by lattice windows, it opens to a bright 3,561-square-foot floor plan with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

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By Neal J. Leitereg

The longtime home of late composer and orchestrator Jack Smalley, who was a founding faculty member of USC‘s Screen Scoring program, has come up for sale in Studio City at $2.495 million.

Perched up in the hills, the wood-clad residence features high ceilings and walls of windows that capture panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley floor. Entered through a brick courtyard and double front doors, the 3,264-square-foot house has open living areas, an eat-in kitchen and a lower-level den. There are four fireplaces including two in the master suite.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, built in 1947, sits on about a third of an acre with a guesthouse, an artist’s studio and an attached garage. Saltillo-tile patios and a brick entry courtyard extend the living space outdoors.

Smalley, who died last year at 92, performed as a jazz bassist internationally before pivoting to work in the entertainment industry. His composed and orchestrated credits include the television show “Murder, She Wrote” and the miniseries “Lonesome Dove.”

He bought the house in 1975 for $58,000, public records show.

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By Neal J. Leitereg

Actor Shia LaBeouf has purchased a newly built home in Pasadena for $5.475 million, according to sources not authorized to comment publicly on the deal.

Designed to evoke the period revival styles of the early 20th century, the Mediterranean-inspired residence sits on a third of an acre near the Huntington Library. A fountain and terrace sit outside the roughly 4,100-square-foot house, which has arched windows and wrought ironwork. An ornate frontispiece sits above the entry.

Beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and pocketing glass doors are among the details of the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom house. There are stairs and an elevator for navigating the home’s three floors.

Outside, landscaped grounds feature a sunken patio with built-in benches and a cook station. A large swath of lawn, hedges and mature trees completes the grounds.

The property was most recently listed for $5.798 million, records show.

Bill Podley and Jenny Stanley of Deasy Penner Podley were the listing agents, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

LaBeouf, 33, gained fame at an early age as the star of Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” He has scores of film credits including “Disturbia” (2007), “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (2010) and the “Transformers” films. Last year, he starred in the movies “The Peanut Butter Falcon” and “Honey Boy,” the latter of which he also wrote.

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An Altadena home once owned by former Dodgers reliever Jim Gott is now in play at $2.395 million.

Gott, who pitched for the Dodgers for five seasons during his 14-year career, bought the property in 1992 for $590,000, records show. He sold the place in 1998 — three years after his retirement from baseball — for $712,000.

Set on half an acre, the English transitional-style house charms with its matching roof gables, arched front door and picture windows. Inside, the two-story opens to a living room with a Batchelder-style tiled fireplace. A formal dining room with palladian-style windows, a family room, an office and a chef’s kitchen fill out the main floor.

The 3,934-square-foot floor plan holds six bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. In the master suite, which sits beneath vaulted ceilings, there’s a walk-in closet and French doors that open to a balcony.

Outside, palms and market lights form a backdrop for various patios and a pool with a raised spa. A detached two-car garage sits off to the side.

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By Lauren Beale

Tucked into the hills of southwest Pasadena is the 45-home Poppy Peak neighborhood, named for its highest point and the flowers that grew wild there.

The land was purchased in 1924 by developer William Carr, who mapped out the residential lots and built his own home. The Roaring ‘20s were well underway, Calvin Coolidge was president and a first-class stamp cost 2 cents.

An early Carr neighbor built this Spanish Colonial in 1929. Stylistically, it is somewhat of a rarity among the historic district’s defining Modernist houses, designed by architects including Richard Neutra and Lyman Ennis, that sprang up from the 1930s through the 1960s.

The restored and updated multistory home is walled and gated at the street with a front-facing garage. The new garage door is an exact replica of the original.

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By Neal J. Leitereg

Actors Topher and Ashley Grace have bought a home in leafy La Cañada Flintridge through a trust for $2.975 million.

Last month, the couple put their Studio City home of two years on the market. Located in the desirable Fryman Canyon area, the updated Midcentury home is listed for $2.695 million, records show.

The new house — a charming traditional of nearly 4,000 square feet — sits back from the street and is fronted by horseshoe driveway. Exposed brickwork, a trio of dormers and a covered front porch lend classic curb appeal to the two-story. Picture windows paired with black shutters create visual contrast against clapboard siding.

Inside, the 1940s house has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and a vaulted-ceiling family room that adjoins the kitchen. Four bedrooms and five bathrooms includes a master suite with a fireplace and French doors that open to a balcony. A lower level holds a game room and sauna.

Wrap-around decking extends the living space outdoors. The home sits on about two-thirds of an acre with mature trees, lawn, a fire pit and a swimming pool with a spa.

Kristal Moffett and Juan Longfellow of Deasy Penner & Podley represented the buyers, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

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By Neal J. Leitereg

Musician Frank Simes, who has toured and performed with Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger and the Who, has put his longtime home in Sierra Madre on the market at $1.15 million.

The three-level house, which dates to 1948, has a rustic style befitting its canyon setting. Steeply vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and two brick fireplaces add character to the main living areas. A wall of windows in the living room take in views of the San Gabriel Valley and downtown L.A.

A recording/music studio where Simes has created numerous musical scores and compositions is on the lower level with a step-down conversation pit.

The 2,181 square feet of living space includes a kitchen with a farmhouse-style sink, a dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite, which sits lofted above the living room, has a walk-in closet.

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By Jack Flemming

Dan Harmon, the creative mind behind “Community” and “Rick and Morty,” has found some value in Valley Village. The writer-producer has bought a Spanish-style home that was renovated by actress-designer Mimi Rogers and interior designer Natalie Zimmerman for $3.6 million, records show.

Rogers, best known for her role in “The Rapture,” and Zimmerman gave the 1930s hacienda some much-needed attention during their three years of co-ownership — and it appears the investment paid off. They bought the place in 2016 for $1.35 million, records show.

Gone are the orange walls, pale yellow cabinetry, turquoise tile and gray carpet; the dated design details have been replaced by a clean decor that combines elements of contemporary and Spanish styles.

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By Jack Flemming

“Captain Marvel” star Brie Larson has bid farewell to the Hollywood Hills, selling her home in the Laurel Canyon area for $2.17 million, records show. It’ll chalk up as a loss for the Oscar-winning actress. Records show she bought the place in a trust more than that three years ago for $2.09 million. Flanked by lush landscaping and a small stream, the hillside home packs three bedrooms and three bathrooms into just under 3,000 square feet. Skylights punctuate rich beamed ceilings in the open living spaces, which flaunt clerestories, custom built-ins and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Just about every common room connects to a central courtyard with a turf dining area. There’s a double-height living room, a family room with a fireplace, a chandelier-topped dining area and a chic kitchen with custom cabinetry and a split-level island. The master suite spans the entire backside of the home, opening to a remodeled bathroom, a spacious closet and a secluded outdoor spa. Larson, 29, starred in the films “Short Term 12” and “The Spectacular Now” before winning the Academy Award for lead actress for her role in 2015’s “Room.” Her big-budget projects since then include “Kong: Skull Island,” “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

Marissa Faith of Deasy Penner Podley represented the buyer.

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By Neal J. Leitereg

This modern residence in Pasadena is a showcase of flexibility and efficiency. Walls of recycled glass, cleverly placed skylights and a whole-house solar system are among forward-thinking details that reinforce the innovative design. Less apparent are two secret playrooms and a hideaway office concealed by opaque sliding walls.

The details

Location: 561 Woodland Road, Pasadena, 91106

Asking price: $6.495 million

Year built: 2009

Living area: 5,810 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 0.47 of an acre

Features: 22-foot-high ceilings; LED lighting; chef’s kitchen with 17-foot island; media room; saltwater swimming pool and spa; outdoor shower; smart turf; whole-house solar system

About the area: In the 91106 ZIP Code, based on 17 sales, the median price for single-family homes in June was $1.444 million, a 3.4% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Michelle Luczyski and Derek Lucyzski, Deasy Penner Podley

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