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Former L.A. King selling Manhattan Beach home built for a Laker

Former Los Angeles Kings left wing Alexander Frolov has put his home in Manhattan Beach on the market for $2.995 million.

The Mediterranean-style residence, on a corner lot near Mira Costa High School, was built for former Los Angeles Lakers forward Slava Medvedenko, who sold the property in 2005 for $1.55 million. Frolov bought the house in 2006, one year after signing a five-year, $14.5-million extension with the Kings, for $2.299 million, property records show.

Marked by large pillars, the 4,472-square-foot home has a step-down entry, tile and hardwood flooring and vaulted ceilings -- a feature that likely appealed to both the 6-foot-10 basketball forward and the 6-foot-2 hockey player.

Among living spaces is a double-height living room with a wet bar, an open-area kitchen/family room, a dining room, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The master suite features a fireplace, a sitting area and a large soaking tub.

A pool and spa with a waterfall feature highlight the backyard space, which...

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Frank Sinatra's desert hideaway includes Hollywood lore, helipad for $3.95 million

An estate built for legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra on a granite plateau in the mountains above Palm Desert is for sale at $3.95 million.

Christened Villa Maggio by the Oscar winner as a nod to the character he played in “From Here to Eternity,” the hideaway is reached via a gated road or the air. A private, lighted helipad on the property can be used to shuttle guests in and out by helicopter. 

Sinatra hired architect Ross Patton in 1967 to custom-design the retreat with privacy and entertaining in mind. The compound would become his personal sanctuary for a dozen years.

Members of his inner circle of entertainment friends known as the Rat Pack, other celebrities and dignitaries were among visitors he hosted.

Set on five acres at an elevation of 4,300 feet, the hideout has views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

The rustic main lodge, made of wood and local stone, features five stone fireplaces, multiple viewing decks and hardwood floors. Two kitchens, dining and living...

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Home of the Day: Living large in a lodge on Lake Arrowhead

This contemporary-style lodge makes the most of its location on Lake Arrowhead, Calif., framing lake and mountain views through towering walls of windows. Three stories of living space feature soaring ceilings and wooden beams, wrought iron finishes and stone fireplaces in nearly every room. A lower-level lounge invites entertaining with a media room and wet bar, a billiards room and a ping-pong area.

Location: 463 Sky View Ridge, Lake Arrowhead, Calif. 92352

Price: $11.5 million

Year built: 2010

House size: 12,000 square feet, eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms

Lot size: 1.54 acres

Features: Hardwood flooring and wall paneling, stone wall fireplace, wrought iron chandeliers, two staircases, media room with wet bar, formal living/dining room, billiards room, children’s play room, exercise room, outdoor fire pit, sports court, beachfront double dock, lake and mountain views

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92352 ZIP Code in April was $300,000 based on 38 sales,...

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber nailed modeling; now they try remodeling

Supermodel Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have put a Malibu house on the market for $15.45 million – more than two and a half times what they paid for the Traditional-style home less than a year ago.

Listing details from the time of their $6-million purchase show the same amount of interior space at 3,651 square feet, but the before and after homes bear little resemblance to each other. Still, $9.45 million is quite a leap for remodeling, appreciation and a finished basement.

Set on 1.4 acres, the gated house has a private path leading down to the beach.

Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the ocean view home has walls of glass that open to wrap-around decks.

A great room with a fireplace flows into a sitting area and the kitchen, which has an island for food prep and informal dining. A media/family room, a bonus room, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms are among other living spaces.

A lagoon-style pool, expanses of lawn and a footbridge complete the heavily wooded grounds.

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Former NBA star Brad Daugherty goes coast-to-coast with home purchase

Brad Daugherty has made a coast-to-coast real estate play. The retired NBA star turned racing team owner, who previously made his home in his native North Carolina, has bought a house in the Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara for about $2.36 million.

Set at the end of a winding drive, the property includes an updated ranch-style house, a swimming pool with a spa, a three-stall barn and a tack area on more than two acres.

Built in 1953 and recently remodeled, the single-story floor plan has open-space formal areas, a center-island kitchen with a tiled backsplash, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 2,136 square feet of space. Inlaid hardwood floors, custom lighting and crown molding are among the interior details.

Outdoors, the pastoral setting centers on a stone-lined patio with a fire pit, lounge setting and a built-in barbecue, set off by mature oaks and palms. Adjacent to the pool is a cabana with an outdoor shower.

The rancher came on the market in January with an asking price of $2.595...

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The Jonas brothers' family home sells in Toluca Lake for $1.8 million

The family home of the pop-rock brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas has sold in Toluca Lake for $1.8 million.

Set behind gates and an ivy-covered wrought iron fence, the two-story Traditional-style is clad in red brick on the first level with white siding above. Black shutters accent the upper-story windows of the gabled-roof house.

Built in 1938, the 3,467-square-foot turn-key residence contains a formal entry, open-plan living areas, a bar, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Fireplaces grace the designer-done family and living rooms.

Beamed ceilings, French doors and wood floors are among interior details.

A gazebo stands in a far corner of the backyard. Lawn, plantings and mature trees complete the grounds of about a third of an acre.

Kevin Jonas, 27, Joe Jonas, 25, and Nick Jonas, 22, are known for their band, the Jonas Brothers, which appeared on Disney Channel shows and movies. The two elder brothers completed a five-month tour last year.

Nick Jonas, who started his own group, Nick...

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