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Halle Berry is doubling up in the property market, selling off the Hollywood hideaway she bought in 2001 for more than twice what she paid for it.

The actress has put her Benedict Canyon Drive property up for sale at $5 million (£3.1 million), according to internet reports.

She paid $2.2 million (£1.4 million) for the Beverly Hills address eight years ago, just before she wed singer Eric Benet.

According to, the property features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, landscaped gardens and stone spa.

The home also comes with vaulted heavy wood-beamed ceilings, wood floors, fireplaces, a dramatic staircase and a gourmet cook's kitchen.