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Home of the Day: A-frame midcentury with Hollywood pedigree

An A-frame section tops this layered midcentury residence, which frames sprawling ocean and canyon views from its hillside location in Hollywood Hills West. The pointed design, once owned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsmith, counts a library found at the peak of the angled design, an intimate library and a pool among its features.

Location: 8460 Cole Crest Drive, Los Angeles, 90046

Asking price: $2.95 million

Year built: 1968

House size: 3,200 square feet, three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 8,378 square feet

Features: Formal living room, dining room, chef’s kitchen, library, upstairs living room, wet bar, library, office, balcony, patio, pool, cabana, lounge area, canyon and ocean views

About the area: There were 138 homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $1.04 million, according to Redfin. The median list price for that area is $1.44 million.

Agent: Christopher Westley (310) 500-1369, Partners Trust Real Estate...

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Ex-Clipper Jared Dudley posts San Diego home for rent

NBA forward Jared Dudley, formerly of the Clippers and now with the Milwaukee Bucks, has listed his home in San Diego for rent at $9,900 a month.

The 2001 residence blends Mediterranean and ranch styles on more than an acre in Fairbanks Highlands Estates with a 6,000-square-foot main residence, a guest house, a pool and an outdoor cabana.

Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the two-story floor plan features telescoping glass walls that open the interiors to the landscaped grounds. Among amenities is a gym, a library, a movie theater, a media room and a subterranean wine cellar with a humidor. In all, the home counts five bedrooms and six full baths.

Outdoors, the resort-like setting centers on a saltwater pool with built-in lounges, a rock waterfall and a water slide. Set adjacent, the outdoor cabana comes fully loaded with a full bathroom, a fireplace, a pizza oven, pop-up televisions and a wet bar.

Acquired in the 2013 deal involving Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler and J.J. Redick, the...

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Adam Carolla's place in Malibu for sale at $3.99 million

Funnyman Adam Carolla has his Malibu getaway up for sale at $3.99 million.

The 2-acre ocean-view property includes a main house, a guesthouse and a swimming pool with a spa. Vaulted ceilings, skylights and two fireplaces are among features of the 2,810 square feet of living space. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The master suite includes a dressing area that can double as an office.

Carolla, 50, started hosting “The Adam Carolla Show,” a daily podcast series, in 2009. Before that it was a radio show. The actor/producer/writer has scores of credits including writing for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (2003), voicing the part of Death on “Family Guy” (2000-14) and executive producing this year’s series “Catch a Contractor.”

He paid $3.6 million for the property in 2007 and had listed it earlier at $4.495 million.

Stephanie Vitacco and Diane Thrall, both of Keller Williams, and Katie Bentzen of Partners Trust are the listing agents.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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Annie Potts seeks a buyer for her Tarzana spread

Actress Annie Potts has listed her home in Tarzana at $6.495 million.

Built in 1934, the restored Spanish hacienda-style house is a single story with a rustic clay tile roof and flagstone paths and patios. Among features of the 6,481 square feet of living space are a stained glass wall in the family room, interior archways, exposed beam ceilings, two fireplaces, five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

A detached guesthouse has a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom.

Two pools and a paddle tennis court complete the nearly 1.5 acres of grounds.

Potts, 61, is known to television and film audiences for her roles in “Designing Women” (1986-93), two “Ghostbusters films” (1984 and 1989) and, more recently, the series “The Fosters.”

Potts bought the property in 2003 for $2.5 million, public records show.

Anne Burkin of the Agency is the listing agent.

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Inside Patrice Evra's $14-million holiday rental in Beverly Hills

As his transfer from Manchester United to Juventus F.C. was completed, professional soccer player Patrice Evra spent a summer holiday in Los Angeles, where he leased a $14-million compound in the Beverly Hills Post Office area.

A member of France's World Cup team, the full-back paid an estimated $125,000 for an extended stay at the fully furnished contemporary dubbed “The Fortress.” Built in 2009, the 8,500-square-foot residence has three levels plus a 3,500-square-foot rooftop deck with a pool, an outdoor fireplace, a wet bar and 280-degree ocean and city views.

Sited on more than a quarter of an acre, 14-foot walls of glass frame the landscaped grounds and water features illuminated by custom lighting. A floating staircase framed in glass and steel and a 40-foot interior waterfall run through the heart of the home.

Other features include a 500-bottle wine cellar, a movie room with stadium seating and a 2,400-square-foot master retreat complete with a fireplace, a soaking tub and a...

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Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park

This sleek, modern residence in Hancock Park is obscured from the street by the facade of a 1924 Spanish-style bungalow. Bridging old and new, interiors offer a mixture of contemporary styles while maintaining select period details of the original home. Outdoors, a spa lined in yellow and red tiles adds a splash of color and a visual contrast to the concrete and glass exterior.

Location: 521 North Mccadden Place, Los Angeles, 90004

Asking price: $1,999,999

Year built: 1924

House size: 3,031 square feet, four bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms

Lot size: 9,048 square feet

Features: Hardwood flooring, custom built-ins, glass walls, updated kitchen, formal living room, dining room, office, pool/rec room, patio, pool, spa, landscaping

About the area: Last year, there were 172 single-family home sales in the 90004 ZIP Code at a median sale price of $1.05 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 28.5% increase year over year.

Agent: David Solomon, 424-400-5905, the Agency

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Sean Combs finds a $39-million spot to display his Grammys

Sean John Combs, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, P. Diddy or just plain Diddy, has bought a newly built mansion on the Westside for $39 million.

Completed this year, the European-style villa has about 17,000 square feet of living space in a two-story main house with a 35-seat theater, a gym and a wine room. There's a 3,000-square-foot guesthouse.

The 1.3-acre property includes a lagoon-style swimming pool with a grotto and an underwater swimming tunnel.

The diversified hip-hop mogul paved the way to his fortune, pegged at north of $700 million by Forbes, by producing hit records and developing other talent such as Mary J. Blige and the Notorious B.I.G. He then founded Bad Boy Records, started releasing his own albums as rapper Puff Daddy with "No Way Out" in 1997 and launched his Sean John clothing line. Combs, 44, has also worked as a television producer and an actor.

The Grammy winner's new neighbors in the Holmby Hills area include the Playboy Mansion and Formula One heiress Petra Eccelstone...

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A Neff creation in Pasadena

This renovated American Colonial Revival home near Caltech in Pasadena was an early work of Wallace Neff, who borrowed from Mediterranean and Spanish styles to create what is sometimes called the "California style." An 1880s barn on the nearly one-acre site serves as a three-car garage with storage.

Location: 1485 San Pasqual St., Pasadena 91106

Asking price: $4.8 million

Year built: 1922

House size: Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,396 square feet

Lot size: 41,750 square feet

Features: Living room and library fireplaces, paneled dining room, updated kitchen/family room, butler's pantry, swimming pool, six-hole putting green

About the area: In the first half of the year, 44 single-family homes sold in the 91106 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.038 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 1.1% price decrease from the first half of 2013.

Agent: Martyn Belmont, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (626) 683-0777

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Ex-NFL commissioner asking $3.195 million for Washington, D.C., home

On a day when Roger Goodell was busy defending his house, the man he replaced as NFL head put his own home up for sale. New to the market at $3.195 million is the Washington, D.C., residence of former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Clad in brick, the four-story Colonial features arched windows, inlaid flooring, an elevator and more than 5,000 square feet of living space. The chef’s kitchen adjoins a breakfast area and family room with French doors opening to an expansive deck overlooking the surrounding parkland.

The master suite includes a sitting area, his and her walk-in closets and a soaking tub. An additional suite with custom bookshelves doubles as an office/study. In all, the home counts five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Tagliabue, 73, practiced law for the Washington firm Covington & Burling prior to succeeding Pete Rozelle as NFL commissioner in 1989, a position he held until 2006. He was one of 17 individuals recently appointed to the board of DC2024, a nonprofit...

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Jake Gyllenhaal lists home for sale in Hollywood Hills

Leading man Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his gated compound in Hollywood Hills for sale at $3.5 million.

The single-story home, built in 1948, sits on nearly two acres with a detached office. The 2,826 square feet of living space opens to a swimming pool. There are vaulted beamed ceilings, a den, a family room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Gyllenhaal, 33, started acting as a child. He will play the lead in the upcoming thriller “Nightcrawler” and has starred in such films as “Source Code” (2011), “Zodiac” (2007) and “Broke Back Mountain” (2005).

He bought the celebrity-pedigree property in 2005 for $2.5 million. Among names of note as former owners are Michael Balzary, aka Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Hat tip goes to Redfin for spotting the listing.

Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is the listing agent.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen buys in Glendale

Troy Van Leeuwen, the guitarist for Queens of the Stone Age, has purchased a home in Glendale for $1.365 million.

The Spanish-style home, built in 1936, waxes bohemian with exposed beams, detailed ceiling treatments, expressive tile and a period fireplace. The multi-level floor plan has a formal living room, a dining room, three bedrooms and 3.25 baths in 2,921 square feet.

Outdoors, tiered grounds contain a pool and spa, a pool house, an outdoor dining room and a fire pit. A two-car garage also resides on the quarter-acre property.

Van Leeuwen, 44, was a guitarist for A Perfect Circle, an alt-rock group formed by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, before joining Queens of the Stone Age. The Los Angeles native is also a member of the band Sweethead, which he formed in 2008.

The property originally came to market in May with an asking price of $1.35 million, according to public records. Margi Simpkins of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent. Carrie Eckert of Sotheby’s International...

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Show host Marco Antonio Regil lists Santa Monica home for sale

Mexican TV personality and game-show host Marco Antonio Regil has a house in Santa Monica for sale at $2.199 million.

The contemporary home, rebuilt in 2012, features an open-plan layout, high ceilings and 3,252 square feet of living space. The kitchen and dining room adjoin a step-down living room with French doors opening to the backyard.

Stairs with wrought-iron railings lead up to the master suite, which takes up the entire second level. There are a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. One bedroom has been in use as a radio studio.

Regil, 44, got his start as a teenage radio DJ. He has hosted shows in English and Spanish, including versions of “The Price Is Right,” “Family Feud” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5thGrader?” Regil is also an actor and producer.    

He bought the property two years ago for $1.85 million, public records show.

Tamra Pardee and Heidi Bright of Pardee Properties are the listing agents.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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