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Steelers safety Troy Polamalu sells La Jolla home for $2.5 million

Troy Polamalu, the All-Pro safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his wife, Theodora, have sold their home in La Jolla for $2.5 million.

The contemporary residence, on 1.75 acres, features a pair of family rooms, an updated chef's kitchen, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and three stone fireplaces in 6,300 square feet. Among amenities is a media room and a chef's kitchen with a larger center island.

Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, telescoping glass doors open onto a generous outdoor loggia with a kitchenette and wet bar. Above, a large viewing patio sits off the second story.

Elsewhere on the tropical grounds is a pool and spa, a barbecue area and a pair of two-car garages.

Records show that Polamalu and his wife paid $4.75 million for the home in 2009. In 2011, the couple sued Harry Rady, son of billionaire financier Ernest Rady, HRMR Holdings Inc., a construction company in which Rady was an investor, and other parties seeking damages of $7.5 million after the backyard of...

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Hot Property Turns 30

For 30 years, Hot Property has given readers the ultimate sneak peek into the lives and luxury homes of Hollywood's rich and famous.

The arched footbridge crossing over a stone-lined moat at Jennifer Lopez's $10-million French-style villa in Bel-Air. The bowling alley, hair salon and flower-cutting room at Candy Spelling's 56,500-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion. Elton John's snakeskin-covered bed frames in West Hollywood.

No detail is too obscure, says Kurt Rappaport, real estate agent to the stars: "People want to know — the world wants to know — what they are doing."

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Home of the Day: Euro-inspired tennis court estate above Sunset Strip

This European-inspired villa, on a coveted double lot in Hollywood Hills West, is adorned throughout with delicate crown molding, chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling wall paneling. Rows of French doors open to wide terraces and an entertainer's space with a pool, set off by jetliner views. Mixing international flavor, a pagoda-style gazebo sits adjacent to the sunken tennis court.

Location: 1892 Rising Glen, Hollywood Hills West, 90069

Asking price: $17 million

Year built: 1959

House size: 6,800 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 25,818 square feet

Features: Marble, tile, hardwood flooring, French doors, double-height entrance, crystal chandeliers, formal living room, dining room, updated chef's kitchen, office/study, exercise room, terraces, patio, outdoor dining area, pool and spa, tennis court, Pagoda-style gazebo, guesthouse with kitchenette, city and ocean views

About the area: Last year, there were 195 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median sales...

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Cowboys great Troy Aikman prices Dallas-area home at $5.3 million

Troy Aikman of football fame has listed his home in Highland Park, Texas, for sale at $5.3 million.

The French Normandy-style residence, built in 2007 by Tatum-Brown Custom Homes, sits back from the street on about a third of an acre. Accessed through a portico, the updated floor plan includes an updated chef’s kitchen, a formal living room, a dining room, an office/study, four bedrooms, four fireplaces and six bathrooms in about 10,700 square feet.

Among features is a game room, a home theater and a wine cellar. The master suite comes complete with a private sitting area and his and hers walk-in closets.

French doors open to a large covered patio with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Elsewhere, a pool and spa sit beneath tall privacy hedges.

The former UCLA All-American and Cowboys quarterback great spent his entire career with Dallas, earning six Pro Bowl nods and winning three Super Bowl titles across 12 seasons. He currently works as a sportscaster on “NFL on FOX.”

The property...

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Mila Kunis' old haunt sells again for nearly 15% more

Actress Mila Kunis sold her home in Hollywood Hills in mid-August for $3.825 million and now it has sold again for $4,383,775. That’s a 14.6% price increase in a little more than three months.

The remodeled contemporary Mediterranean-style house was built in 1958 and sits on a gated and walled one-third-acre site. Vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, indoor-outdoor traffic flow and a security system are among the features.

A center hall, a den, a home theater, a breakfast bar, a library/study, four bedrooms and five bathrooms are part of the 4,884 square feet of living space.

Outdoor amenities include a cabana, a bar, a deck, a swimming pool and a spa. There are cityscape, valley and mountain views.

Kunis had bought the property in 2008 for $2.885 million.

Michael Tunick of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was the listing agent. William Moore IV represented the buyer.

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Former Clipper Eric Gordon nets home sale in Playa Vista

Eric Gordon, the former first-round pick of the L.A. Clippers now with the New Orleans Pelicans, has sold his town house in Playa Vista for $897,000.

The trip-plex residence, found in proximity to the Clippers training facility, features a loft-style floor plan with raised ceilings, exposed air ducts and hardwood flooring. The 2,050 square feet of living space contains an updated kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

A large lounge and patio spaces sit off of the second floor. The top-floor master suite sports a large walk-in closet and a private balcony with a fireplace.

Community amenities include a gym, pool and various recreational areas.

The 25-year-old shooting guard was a major chip in the trade package sent by Los Angeles to New Orleans – then named the Hornets – for All-Star point guard Chris Paul in 2011. He is averaging 9.5 ppg and 2.0 apg through 12 games for the Pelicans this season.

Gordon paid $755,000 for the residence in 2008, records show. Joshua...

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