Ben Stiller Lists L.A. Estate, Again

Ben stillerActor-director Ben Stiller, who is all settled with wife and kids in suburban Westchester, N.Y., while he gears up for his April opening with Edie Falco in the Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves, has put his Los Angeles estate on the market for $11.495 million, down from a previous listing of $12.5 million.

This son of comedic legends Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara told David Letterman last week that he "sort of believes in ghosts" and that he did once see a female apparition in a white gown in his new home. It turned out to be his mother-in-law, he joked. (See video below.)

However, this star of "Little Fockers," -- the third film in the "Meet the Fockers" series -- says his father did appear on the Biography channel's "Celebrity Ghost Stories" to relive a supposedly haunted Nantucket home his parents rented when he was a boy.

Luckily for the prospective buyers of his 5,334-square-footer in the Outpost Estates neighborhood of L.A., the 45-year-old Stiller has at least never spotted any apparitions there. (See the home in our photo gallery.)
Stiller, and his wife Christine Taylor, first put the Spanish Mediterranean-style compound, which consists of three properties, on the market in Fall 2009 for $12.5 million and pulled it off about three months later, reported the Real Estalker.

The estate has been back on the market only about 48 hours and is listed with Jonah Wilson of Sotheby's International Realty-Sunset.

Stiller purchased the 6-bedroom, 6-bath main house for $1.825 million in 1999, Curbed reported a couple of years ago. He later purchased and annexed two other properties, one of which was a vacant lot at the time. On that property he built a one-bedroom guest house totaling 1,161 square feet, and the other lot came with a 1930-built 5-bedroom, 5-bath home measuring 4,062 square feet. The two larger homes, which share a Castilian Drive address, are connected by a swimming pool area and lush landscaping, Luxist reported in 2009. See photos in our gallery, and see other homes on this block.

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Ben Stiller Lists L.A. Estate, Again

Photographer Everett Fenton Gidley, who shot the pics of Nicolas Cage's L.A. home on Copa de Ora Road, also did the photos for Stiller's listing. He has even more photos of the property on the home's designated site.

The main home exudes elegance throughout. The master bath, with hexagonal floor tiles and
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white-tiled walls with, has a free-standing soaking tub big enough for two.

The living room has exposed wood beams on the vaulted ceiling and dark wood built-in bookcases. A media room with large screen, has vertical wood-paneled walls. The kitchen has antique clay tile floors, white cabinets with glass-fronted uppers, ebony counter tops and antique light fixtures.

The second residence is more contemporary and sleek, and has an exercise room with a fireplace. See more photos of the second home here.

In 2008, Stiller also purchased a Manhattan duplex adjacent to his parents' long-time co-op. As for his suburban home near the Connecticut border, we know he moved in this winter, but we don't yet know which home he purchased. He had been seen checking out a yellow Chappaqua home with Grecian pillars, reported Westchester magazine, but he didn't buy that 9-bedroom one, as it is currently seeking $18,000 a month as a rent-to-own after lingering on the market a couple of years.

Hopefully Stiller, leader of the Frat Pack, will be able to unload his property this time around; but if he doesn't, maybe he will consider renting it out with an option to buy.

Sheree R. Curry
, who has owned three homes and once saw Jerry Stiller at a New York deli, is a three-time award-winning journalist who has covered real estate for six years. During her 20-year career, her articles have appeared regularly in the
Wall Street Journal, TV Week, and Fortune. She's been writing for AOL Real Estate since 2009 from a Minneapolis-area rental. She seeks a book publisher -- or at least a lender who'll give a reasonable mortgage rate to a self-employed mom.

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