It seems that celebrities are always buying or selling something. So, here’s a look at a few more recent developments in celebrity real estate news in Los Angeles.

Wes Craven’s Hollywood Hills Home Placed on Market

The former home of the late Wes Craven has been put on the market for $3.295 million. Located in Hollywood Hills, the 3,595-foot midcentury compound was also the former home of actor Steve McQueen. Some of the features of the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home include a master suite, a spacious living room and glass walls boasting beautiful views of the city. The yard boasts sculptures, fountains and a pair of koi ponds.

Elrod House Available for $10.5 Million

Designed by John Lautner in 1969 and featured in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds are Forever, the famed Elrod House in Palm Springs has been listed for $10.49 million. Commissioned by interior designer Arthur Elrod, the 8,901-square-foot home rests on a .64 acre lot. Features of the four-bedroom home boasts a number of unusual amenities. Built into the Palm Springs hillside, the home utilizes naturally occurring boulders as walls, partitions and stairwells. The circular living room is more of an open-air patio offering views of the Coachella Valley. The home also features a unique indoor/outdoor swimming pool as well as a wood-paneled master bedroom boasting a fireplace and a tub that is sunk into the floor. The property also features a detached guesthouse and an onsite gym.

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The home spent some time on the rental market before being placed on the market in 2009 for $13.89 million. The home was delisted in 2011 before reappearing recently with a much lower asking price.

Designer Morgan Lawley’s Eagle Rock Home

Designer and video director Morgan Lawley has placed her five-bedroom Eagle Rock home on the market for $1.495 million. The 1911 bungalow, which has been featured in numerous historical tours in the area, features a gabled roof, a wide arroyo-stone-clad porch, coved gold ceilings, lavish window treatments, a red lacquered library, black-and-white marble floors and boldly patterned wallpaper. The home rests on a .78-acre lot located south of Colorado Boulevard.

Katy Perry’s Ongoing Battle for L.A. Convent

Katy Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been battling it out with nuns who claim to have ownership of the Los Feliz convent that the singer wants to purchase. While the nuns wanted to sell the home to restaurateur Dana Hollister, the Archdiocese had already made arrangements to sell the property to Perry. A recent court ruling had ruled that the nuns do not have the right to sell the property to Hollister. A previous ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court had also found that the sale of the property to Hollister for $14.5 million was invalid, but also ruled that the Diocese could not sell the home to Perry for $15.5 million. The new ruling, however, only extinguishes the Hollister deal while leaving the Archdiocese open to sell to whoever it prefers.

According to reports, the attorney representing the two nuns who want to sell the home to Hollister has plans to appeal the ruling. Designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s in 1927, the property was sold to Catholic philanthropists Daniel and Bernardine Murphy Donohue in the 1950s. The two went on to sell it to the nuns at a very deep discount.

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