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Rocker’s home has good vibe

Frontman Perry Farrell of the band Jane’s Addiction has listed his longtime Venice, Calif., home, and it’s a real lollapalooza.

Priced at $1.6 million, it was designed for the musician by local architect Steven Ehrlich, who replaced most of the original bungalow on the site with a modern, Asian-influenced house with three bedrooms, two baths and 2,203 square feet of living space.

A two-story barrel-vault ceiling runs the length of the building, which has an open living-dining-media room space, a loft and a rooftop terrace. The ceiling, covered in maple veneer, provides good acoustics, Ehrlich said. “Sound reverberates.”

The main goal of the design was to create an environment for relaxation when Farrell wasn’t performing or on tour. “He was a bachelor at the time, and it was a place to center himself,” Ehrlich said.

A glass wall slides into a pocket to remove the barrier between indoor and outdoor spaces. A built-in Korean barbecue sits in the center of a raised Japanese table.

“This is California multicultural bouillabaisse,” Ehrlich said of the design elements in the house, which was a product of much back and forth between the architect and the owner. Ehrlich came up with the use of the barrel-vault form so the house wouldn’t look overbuilt for the neighborhood. It was Farrell’s idea to stain the facade black.

There is a lap pool and a three-car garage that can double as space for a studio.

Farrell, 51, also has led alternative rock groups including Porno for Pyros in the 1990s and Satellite Party after that. He co-created the Lollapalooza festival tour in 1991. Jane’s Addiction recently concluded a tour in Australia.

Now he is looking for a bigger place to raise his family.

A home built on Battaglia’s vision

Actor-producer Matt Battaglia and his real estate agent wife, Tina, have put their Hollywood Hills home on the market at $4,595,000.

The contemporary home, designed for entertaining by Hector Baylon of Los Angeles-based Randall/Baylon Architects and built in 2007, has a media room, office, four bedrooms and 3¾ baths in 4,200 square feet. The couple used dark and distressed African mahogany wood floors throughout. A swimming pool and spa were added this year.

“I wanted to build my dream house with jetliner views from downtown to the ocean,” said Battaglia, who bought the land in 2004 for $250,000.

Battaglia, 44, has acted in films and television shows and just completed work on “Thor” (2011). He has guest starred on “Big Love” (2007) and “24” (2006 and 2007) and was a co-producer on the Golden Globe-nominated “Brothers” (2009).

Thinking along those lines, Battaglia has optioned three bestselling books and is in development or negotiations to produce several films and TV shows. In February, Fox Television Studios closed a deal with Battaglia to executive produce a series based on the novel “Bad Monkeys” by Matt Ruff.

Singer’s way is a new high-rise

Singer-songwriter Paul Anka has bought a unit at the Carlyle Residences, a newly built 24-story building along the Wilshire corridor.

The condominium that Anka bought has two bedrooms in 2,800 square feet. The sales price was not available, but the unit had been listed at $3.6 million. Condos with the same floor plan are priced from $2.7 million to $5.3 million.

The tower has 78 units with 2,700 to 5,000 square feet of living space. All have private elevator entrances and amenities, including concierge service, fitness facilities and a dining room.

Anka, 68, became a teen idol in the late 1950s with the No. 1 smash “Diana.” He started working in movies in the 1960s. “Lonely Boy,” another of his top hits, became the title for a 1962 documentary about his career. He appeared in Season 3 of “American Idol” singing a tongue-in-cheek version of “My Way” that satirized the show. Anka wrote the lyrics for the Frank Sinatra classic.

Former chief locks up a sale

Former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, have sold their Los Feliz house for $1.4 million.

They put the house on the market in July at $1,875,000, about a month before Bratton, 62, announced that he was leaving the LAPD to run a private security firm on the East Coast.

Walled and gated, the midcentury one-story has a courtyard entry, vaulted ceilings, four bedrooms, three baths and 2,716 square feet of living space. There are outdoor entertainment areas with city views, a pool and a spa.

The couple purchased the property in early 2003 for $1,244,000.

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