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Ashley Tisdale seeks a buyer for her house in Toluca Lake

Actress-producer Ashley Tisdale has a Toluca Lake home on the market at $2.5 million.

The Spanish-style house, built in 2008, sits behind gates with a built-in security system.

A living room with a fireplace, a curved staircase, a media room, open kitchen, family room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms are within the 3,406 square feet of living space. The master bedroom has its own fireplace, an oversized closet with built-in island and a balcony.

The backyard contains a saltwater swimming pool and spa and an entertainment area with built-ins.

Tisdale, 29, will be in this year’s comedy series “Buzzy’s” and “Drive, She Said.” Last year she appeared in and executive produced the series “Young & Hungry.”

She won a Daytime Emmy for her work on the animated program “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch” (2013). Tisdale has also been a mainstay on “Phineas and Herb” since 2007.

The property last changed hands in 2007 for $1.399 million, public records show.

Richard Albert and Paul Wylie of...

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Leighton Meester of 'Gossip Girl' lists her Encino house

Actress Leighton Meester of “Gossip Girl” fame has put her house in Encino on the market at $2.35 million.

The gated contemporary was built in 1948 and has been extensively remodeled for indoor-outdoor living. The more than half-acre grounds feature a tiered backyard with a saltwater swimming pool.

Hidden ceiling speakers, marble countertops and custom fixtures are among the interior upgrades. The 2,847 square feet of living space includes an mammoth master closet, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

The detached pool house contains changing rooms. There’s also a bar, a refrigerator and a built-in barbecue.

Security includes an eight-camera system and fenced property lines.

Meester, 28, starred on “Gossip Girl” from 2007-12. Last year she was in several films including “Like Sunday, Like Rain,” “The Judge” and “Life Partners.” She’ll star this year in the TV movie “Any Tom, Dick, or Harry.”

The property last changed hands three years ago for $1,457,500.

Michael Morabito of Sotheby’s...

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Holmby Hills estate with a beauty parlor tops week's sales

A pocket listing in Holmby Hills, a pair of Beverly Hills estates and celebrity-approved spread in Malibu were among the most expensive sales in the greater Los Angeles area this last week.

$30 million, Holmby Hills

A 1930s Paul Williams-inspired home was razed to make way for this newly built Traditional, sited on about an acre in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Shopped off-market for as much as $35 million, the 14,700-square-foot home counts a beauty parlor, a tennis court and a detached guest house complete with a gym and screening room among its features. Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Realty, and Barbara Boyle of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents. Judy Feder of Hilton & Hyland and Barry Peele of Sotheby’s represented the buyer in the sale.

$13.6 million, Beverly Hills

This 11,900-square-foot Mediterranean neighbors the Beverly Hills Hotel on more than a third of an acre with a screening room, a glass-encased wine...

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Home of the Day: The '70s are alive and well in Echo Park

A kaleidoscope of color sets the tone for this funky pad in Echo Park, which tips its cap to a bygone era with a collection of shag carpeting, boomerang formica and period furniture. Topping the '70s throwback is an obscured rooftop deck with a hot tub, set off by tree-top views.

Location: 2120 Loma Vista Place, Los Angeles, 90039

Price: $749,000

Year built: 1973

House size: 1,644 square feet, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 2,447 square feet

Features: Beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, tongue-and-groove ceilings, living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar, master suite with balcony, loft space, rooftop deck, patio, attached two-car garage

About the area: There were 41 homes sold in the 90039 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sales price of $715,000, according to Redfin. The median list price for the area was $700,000.

Agents: Tracy Do, (323) 842-4001, John Aaroe Group

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Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito sells his spot in the Bird Streets

Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito and his wife, Amber, have parted ways with their second Hollywood Hills West home in as many months, selling a house in the celebrity-coveted Bird Streets area for $2.875 million.

The 1960s contemporary, with walls of glass centering on canyon, city and ocean views, originally came to market in April at $4.375 million and was more recently priced at $3.25 million. Zito bought the property in 2010 for $2.155 million, records show.

An open-space floor plan of 4,366 square feet features double-height interiors with a chef’s kitchen and a step-down living room with a wet bar. The top-floor master suite, one of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, is outfitted with three closets, a two-person steam shower and a fireplace.

Long terraces lined in glass flank each level of the home while a hot tub sits off of the master suite.

Josh and Matthew Altman of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Nathaniel...

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Mavs' Tyson Chandler makes $4.6 million splash in Newport Beach

Former Dominguez High School star Tyson Chandler, currently of the Dallas Mavericks, has made a play away from the court, buying a beachfront home in Newport Beach for $4.6 million.

Found along the Balboa Peninsula, the 1920s beach cottage features an oversized lot with a large center courtyard, 45 feet of frontage and views extending from Catalina Island to the Balboa Pier.

The 2,213 square feet of living space contains an open-space dining/living room with a fireplace, an ocean-facing sun room, a den and 1.5 bathrooms. Shared balconies sit off each of the four bedrooms.

A detached, two-car garage has a large workspace. Elsewhere on the grounds is an outdoor shower.

Chandler, now in his 14th NBA season, is averaging 10.5 points and 8 rebounds in 43 contests for the Mavericks this season. The 32-year-old center previously won a championship with Dallas in 2011 and was the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year the next season.

The property originally came on the market in April at $4.8...

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