Celeb real estate: Kaley & Khloe upgrade

KALEY'S OLD DIGS: Kaley Cuoco has sold this house, and upgraded, buying Khloe and Lamar's former love nest.
KALEY'S OLD DIGS: Kaley Cuoco has sold this house, and upgraded, buying Khloe and Lamar's former love nest.
KALEY'S OLD DIGS: This five-bedroom mansion just wasn't big enough for The Big Bang Theory star and her husband.
KALEY'S OLD DIGS: This five-bedroom mansion just wasn't big enough for The Big Bang Theory star and her husband.
KALEY'S OLD DIGS: Her old home featured lovely exposed brick (and terribly awful curtains).
KALEY'S OLD DIGS: Her old home featured lovely exposed brick (and terribly awful curtains).

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, have sold their home in Sherman Oaks for $2.96 million and bought a home with a bigger bang (get it?!).

The Tuscan-inspired house that the Big Bang Theory star has just sold was built a decade ago. Designed for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, it features an outdoor living room and fireplace, an outdoor kitchen with an eat-at bar, a swimming pool and a spa.

The 5,233 square feet of living space includes a family room, five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Stone fireplaces and interior arches are among architectural details. The dressing room has extensive shoe racks, a shampoo/hair station with a salon bowl and two balconies.

BANG FOR HER BUCK: Kaley Cuoco has seriously upgraded her pad, buying Khloe Kardashian's former love nest.
BANG FOR HER BUCK: Kaley Cuoco has seriously upgraded her pad, buying Khloe Kardashian's former love nest.

Cuoco-Sweeting, 28, stars in The Big Bang Theory; she also starred in the 2014 comic film Authors Anonymous and will be in The Wedding Ringer next year. Sweeting, 26, is a professional tennis player. The two were married in December. They sold because they bought the Tarzana home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian this year for $NZ6.33 million.

IN OTHER CELEB REAL ESTATE NEWS ... 

In three degrees of celebrity real estate separation, Khloe sold Kaley her house, then she went on to buy Justin's.

Justin Bieber, the beleaguered pop star, sold his house in a gated community in Calabasas for $NZ8.2 million to reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian.

The location puts Kardashian in proximity to sister Kourtney Kardashian should either need to borrow a cup of sugar (or a few pairs of Loubs').

Kourtney bought the nearby home of retired pro football player Keyshawn Johnson this spring. Khloe Kardashian's new house, built in 2005 and set on 1.3 acres, was not listed for sale.

Tax records show it has at least six bedrooms and 9,214 square feet of living space. That's a move up from the 8,000-square-foot Tarzana digs she previously shared with former Laker Lamar Odom.

Earlier marketing materials for the house, which was once home to actor Eddie Murphy's ex, Nicole Murphy, describe it as Spanish in style with hand-painted tiles, a courtyard, a 200-bottle wine cellar, six fireplaces, a lift and two three-car garages.

There's a swimming pool with a spa, a barbecue and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom casita with a kitchen. Bieber, 20, bought the property two years ago for $US6.5 million.

After run-ins with the police this year in Miami and Calabasas, the pop star once again drew negative publicity this month when videos surfaced of him using racist slurs. He has issued an apology. The teen idol has released an album annually for the last four years. Among his hits are Boyfriend, Beauty and a Beat and As Long as You Love Me.

Here's an aerial look at the house ...

- Los Angeles Times