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NBA forward Lou Amundson buys in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section

Veteran NBA forward Lou Amundson has purchased a house in Manhattan Beach for $1.805 million. The home, found on a corner lot in the beach city’s Tree Section, riffs Midcentury style with exposed beams, lofted ceilings and rows of sliding glass doors. Open interiors expand to nearly 2,600 square feet across two floors and include a den, a dining room and an updated kitchen. A living room with a balcony and fireplace and a master suite with a large walk-in closet and soaking tub are among the features. In all, the home counts three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Sale of the property closed on July 1, according to public records. The home originally came to market in May for $1.649 million. With the purchase, Amundson becomes the latest sports figure to decamp to Manhattan Beach. Last year, Lakers guard Steve Nash paid $4.8 million for a home in the popular beach city. WNBA guard Diana Taurasi purchased a home in the area in June for $3.3 million. The Ventura native, 31, has played for...

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Raiders receiver James Jones hauls in San Ramon home

James Jones, the NFL wide receiver who signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent this off-season, has purchased a home in San Ramon for $2.3 million. The home, built in 2006, enjoys views of the Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve from its hillside location in the Norris Canyon Estates. The 6,223 square feet of living space includes a family room, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a library, a workshop, five bedrooms and five full bathrooms. A finished walk-out basement offers an additional bedroom suite, a bonus room and additional entrance. Outdoors, a large patio with a kitchen and fire pit overlooks rolling green lawns and the San Ramon foothills. Jones, 30, played seven seasons in Green Bay after being selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2007 draft and won a championship with the team in 2010. He agreed to a three-year, $11.8-million contract with the Raiders in March. Sale of the property closed on June 5, according to public records, with Jones paying $100...

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Loni Anderson prices her Sherman Oaks home at $2.435 million

Loni Anderson, who rose to fame on the series “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has put her home in Sherman Oaks on the market at $2.435 million. Set behind gates on a hillside, the home was custom-built in 2007 in what the listing describes as “Santa Barbara style.” Within the 4,630 square feet of living space are a living room with a fireplace, a family/media room with a fireplace, a center-island kitchen, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suite also has a fireplace. The formal dining room connects to a butler’s pantry with a wet bar and a wine cooler. French doors open to the quarter-acre yard, which features a saltwater pool, a spa and mature oak trees. Anderson, who was once married to actor Burt Reynolds, played receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the sitcom, which aired from 1978 to 1982, and reprised the role on “The New WKRP in Cincinnati” (1991-92). More recently she was in the series “So Notorious” and “The Mullets.” She bought the site in 2007 for $1.9 million, public records...

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Home of the Day: Red brick road to Westwood

This handsome red brick Traditional in Westwood holds true to its original 1940s charm with a vintage kitchen clad in red and white and a wood-paneled den that has clearly seen its fair share of Old-Fashioneds. Linoleum flooring and ruby red carpet further the throwback vibe, while an outdoor pool and adjacent cabanas are prime for an endless summer. Location: 818 Devon Ave, Los Angeles, 90024 Asking price: $3.595 million Year built: 1940 House size: 3,168 square feet, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half baths Lot size: 0.35 acres Features: Beamed ceilings, custom built-ins, wood flooring,  grand living room, formal dining room, den with wet bar and banquet, guest/maid’s quarters, pool, cabanas, lawns, manicured gardens About the area: There are 142 homes currently for sale in the 90024 ZIP Code at an average price of $785 per square foot, according to Realtor.com. The average sale price in that area is approximately $1.152 million. Agent: Alex Quaid, (310) 500-1327,...

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Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy sells his home in Studio City

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has sold his home in Studio City for $1.23 million. The 2,013-square-foot home, built in 1948, has been updated to include an open concept kitchen with bar seating, French doors that open to a deck space and a double-door walk-in closet. There are four bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms. A waterfall fountain, red-brick patio space and a trellis-covered outdoor living room are among exterior features on the nearly 6,000-square-foot lot, which is set in a foothill area. Wentz, 35, also is primary lyricist for the rock band and owns the Decaydance Records label. Once married to television personality Ashlee Simpson, Wentz hosted the show “Best Ink” last year.   He bought the house two years ago for $1.05 million, public records show. Fall Out Boy is touring the U.S. this summer and working on their sixth studio album. Thomas Atamian of Dilbeck Real Estate was the listing agent. Gregory Zmrukhtyan, also with Dilbeck, represented the buyer. @LATHotProperty

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Are the Obamas buying a home in Rancho Mirage?

President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out. The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates. The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true. But area real estate agents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Obamas are the buyers of the Rancho Mirage home. Listing agents Marc Lange and Carl Blea of HOM Sotheby’s International declined to comment. The Obamas would not be the first presidential family to land in the Southern California desert. After completing his time in office, former President Gerald R. Ford moved to the area, which has been called "the playground of presidents." Other U.S. presidents have visited and spent time in the Coachella Valley. Speculation about a potential purchase started when the Obamas spent a long Father’s...

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Heat's Chris Bosh lists Pacific Palisades mansion at $14.5 million

While Chris Bosh is set to remain in one beach city, he may be leaving another. The Miami Heat forward-center, fresh off signing a $118 million contract that will keep him in South Beach for the next five seasons, has listed his mansion-estate in Pacific Palisades for sale at $14.5 million. The gated estate, built in 2001, frames views extending from Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Ocean from its 1.45-acre knoll in Palisades Highlands. Mixing Mediterranean and Balinese influences, the 10,700 square feet of living space sports open interiors with polished floors, detailed columns, built-ins and telescoping walls of glass. An office with a fireplace, a grand dining room, a home theater and a chef’s kitchen count among its features. The ocean-facing master suite, one of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, has a fireplace, a sitting room, an exercise room, a massive walk-in closet and spa-like bath. Outdoors, the setting unfolds in resort-like fashion with a large infinity pool with a swim-up...

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Home of the Day: Stately Traditional in Mar Vista

Finished wood siding and a distinctive round window add a nautical flair to this modern Traditional-style home in Mar Vista. A two-story foyer, coffered ceilings and arched doorways clad in white carry an elegant touch through formal living spaces and a chef’s kitchen. Location: 13113 Rose Ave., Los Angeles, 90066 Asking price: $2.095 million Year built: 2008 Architect: Mat Tricky House size: Five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, 4,682 square feet Lot size: 6,979 square feet Features: Two-story foyer, wood and travertine flooring, formal dining room, grand living room, library, exercise room, study, patio, marina and ocean views About the area: There are 80 homes for sale in the 90066 ZIP Code at an average price of $549 per square foot, according to Realtor.com. The average sale price for that area is about $1.004 million. Agent: Sherri Noel, (310) 994-8721, The Noel Team To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com,...

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Michael C. Hall continues his serial home buying, selling spree

Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions. The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse feature arched windows, beam ceilings, wrought-iron work, French doors and wood floors. A foyer, living and dining rooms, a library, six bedrooms and six bathrooms are within the 5,618 square feet of living space. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Hot Property: A July 20 Business section column on celebrity real estate transactions said Julie Chen has been the host of "Big Brother" since 2010. She has been the host since the TV show began in 2000. ------------ The gated grounds contain an entry garden, a swimming pool and a detached three-car garage. Hall, 43, starred as the murder-minded title character on "Dexter" from 2006 until last year. Before that he was on HBO's funeral-home drama "Six Feet...

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Inviting light in Venice

An exercise in form and function, natural light touches the interiors of this sleek modern home in Venice through meticulously placed skylights and a glass catwalk and staircase framed in steel. A pair of rooftop decks cap the newly built contemporary, offering uninhibited views of the surrounding canal and cityscape. Location: 229 Linnie Canal, Venice, 90291 Asking price: $5 million Year built: 2014 House size: 3,631 square feet, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath Lot size: 2,850 square feet Features: Fleetwood sliders, hardwood and tile flooring, gas fireplaces, chef's kitchen, formal living room, dining room, enclosed patio with fire pit, rooftop decks, two-car garage. Designers: Christian Salceda, Stacey Jacobsen (Silicon Bay) About the area: Last year, there were 242 single-family homes sold in the 90291 ZIP Code at an median price of $1.318 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 29.1% increase from 2012. Agent: Tami Pardee (310) 907-6517(310) 907-6517, Pardee...

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Liv Tyler's former Los Feliz home listed for $3.85 million

A Los Feliz home once owned by actress Liv Tyler is on the market at $3.85 million. Found on the north side of Los Feliz Boulevard, the tranquil grounds encompass nearly a third of an acre with mature palms and tropical flora providing shade for an inner courtyard, gardens and a pool. Through an arched entrance, the Mediterranean, built in 1935, opens to designer interiors with decorative tile, exposed beams, a wrought-iron staircase and stone fireplaces. The 5,218 square feet of living space includes a breakfast room, an updated chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room, a sauna, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. A long loggia with a patio and sitting area overlooks the pool. Set off of the main residence, an adjacent guesthouse adds an additional 1,200 square feet of living space. Tyler, 37, lived at the residence from 2008 to '10. She sold the property to its current owner, actress and model Tiffany Mulheron, in October 2010 for $2.71 million, according to public records. The listing is...

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Retired NHL star Owen Nolan asks $4.9 million for San Jose home

Retired NHL right wing Owen Nolan and his wife, Diana, have listed their home in San Jose for sale at $4.9 million. The Mediterranean-inspired home, built in 2010, occupies more than three acres in the foothills of Almaden Valley with sprawling city views. Clad in hardwood and detailed molding, the nearly 9,500 square feet of living space includes a chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, grand living room, five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three powder rooms. A home theater, a wood-paneled office and a recreation room with a wet bar are among the features. The master suite has a generous walk-in closet and a large soaking tub. Outdoors, balconies and a patio sport valley views. Nolan, 42, played 18 seasons for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild, making five All-Star teams. He retired a Shark after signing a one-day contract with San Jose in 2012. The property last sold in June 1999 for $625,000, according...

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