The living room has 14-foot-high rustic beams and lime-finished, hand-scraped hardwood floors. The master bath and spa has limestone floors, a soaking tub and walls of Venetian plaster. The home is gated and private with farmhouse cabinetry and lime-washed pine paneling. The outdoor dining and cooking pavilion has the feel of an old French greenhouse, with crunchy gravel underfoot, and a vine- and rose-covered structure of salvaged leaded windows. Birds flock to the fountain, hummingbirds flutter from the trumpet vines and climbing roses. Lanterns and layers of romantic lighting just make the backyard a retreat right out of Provence.

For my two cents, I’d ask her to sell it furnished since there’s simply no improving on what she’s done with the place.

Richard Stearns of Partners Trust, Brentwood, has the listing.

Spanish Villa

Barbara Maynard, founder and president of Maynard Consulting Services in Los Angeles, has listed her Old Hollywood home for $1.3 million.

Maynard’s firm specializes in assisting local and international unions with research, strategy, contract negotiations, organizing, internal and external communications, and crisis management.

The 2,276-square-foot, four-bedroom, 3.5-bath Spanish villa was built in 1924. The living room has vaulted ceilings, exposed and carved wooden beams, leaded glass windows and a raised fireplace. The master bedroom and music room open to a patio with a soaking tub. Ironwork gates front the home’s entrance.

The house was recently expanded with updated bathrooms and kitchen. There is a built-in barbecue. The home is situated on a double lot. Award-winning designer John Greenlee designed the landscaping for the second lot with natural grasses, succulents and a vegetable garden. Greenlee’s work is featured at the San Diego Zoo, Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida and private residences worldwide.

Carol and Jim Shogren of Rodeo Realty’s Sunset Strip office are the listing agents.

Malibu Four-Bedroom

Earl Baer and Nena Lauerman, principals of Price and Item Media Inc., have listed their Malibu home at $1.6 million.

Baer and Lauerman founded the company in 2005. They publish the network, made up of 11 community websites and weekly e-mail publications. Their sites specialize in local event information across the Westside of Los Angeles.

Baer previously held senior media sales management positions at the Los Angeles Daily News, CBS Broadcasting and the Internet Broadcasting System.

The four-bedroom home they are selling is set in a Malibu canyon and has ocean views. There is a pool and updated kitchen.

Pritchett-Rapf agent Susan Cosentino, based in Malibu, has the listing.

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