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Former Angels southpaw Chuck Finley sells equestrian estate in O.C.

Chuck Finley, the retired baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons for the California/Anaheim Angels, has sold his equestrian estate in San Juan Capistrano for $3.55 million.

The home, built in French Country-style in 2006, features a large riding arena with jumps, a two-stall stable, a tack room and wash area on nearly 1 acre in the affluent community.

Clad in walnut flooring, the 5,000 square feet of living space includes a country kitchen, a formal dining room, a living room, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and four fireplaces.

Through double French doors, the living room opens onto landscaped grounds that include a large patio, a pool, a barbecue area and an outdoor fireplace. Views of the hillside and surrounding cityscape complete the park-like setting.

The 51-year-old had previously offered the home for rent, most recently in early 2012 for $9,000 a month. Public records show that he paid $4.15 million for the estate in January 2006.

The skilled left-hander won 200 games across...

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Kate Mara of 'House of Cards' lists her Hancock Park condo

Kate Mara of “House of Cards” fame has listed her condo in Hancock Park for $649,000.

The Italian Revival-style building was constructed in 1928 and features a courtyard with a fountain.

The renovated corner unit of more than 900 square feet has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Views take in the cityscape and mountains.

There’s a gym and gated parking.

Mara, 31, was in “American Horror Story” in 2011, “Entourage” (2009) and in “24" (2006). She is in the 2014 films “Transcendence” and “Captive.”

The actress bought the pied-a-terre in 2005 for $620,000, reports Zillow, which broke the news of the listing.

Laura Moore and Brian Moore of Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.

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Selena Gomez sells Tarzana house she expanded, remodeled

Selena Gomez has sold her house in Tarzana for $3.45 million.

The Traditional-style home is entered through a blue stone patio with a fountain. Bay windows flank the red front door, which opens to a high-ceiling entry with a center hall. A coffered-ceiling dining room sits off one side of the hall and a living room with a fireplace off the other.

The two-story 6,630-square-foot house includes a great room, a card room, a media room, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The less than an acre of gated grounds contains a guesthouse and an artfully shaped swimming pool with a spa.

Gomez, 22, released "Stars Dance," her first solo album, last year. She earlier recorded as part of Selena Gomez & the Scene. She was on the television shows "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007-12) and "Barney & Friends" (2002-04).

More recently Gomez starred in the films "Getaway" (2013) and this year’s "Rudderless" and "Behaving Badly."

She bought the property in 2011 for $2.175 million, public records show, and...

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Knute Rockne haunt for sale in South Bend, Ind.

Here’s one for the Domers: a South Bend, Ind., home where Notre Dame legend Knute Rockne once lived has come to market for $500,000.

The Tudor-style residence, located in the East Wayne Street historic district, was commissioned by Rockne himself and completed in 1929, two years before the iconic football player and coach perished in a plane crash in Kansas. His wake was later held at the residence.

Located a few blocks from the Notre Dame campus, the historic residence retains its period ambiance with original details including leaded glass windows, a limestone fireplace and wrought iron fixtures.

The two-story floor plan includes a formal living room, dining room, four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one partial bath in nearly 4,200 square feet of living space. Outdoors are grounds of more than a third of an acre with a patio, a barbecue area and a detached garage.

Rockne was an All-American player at Notre Dame and led the Fighting Irish to a 105-12-5 record, including five...

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Mrs. Hugh Hefner leasing out Hollywood Hills West pad

Model Crystal Harris, aka Mrs. Hugh Hefner, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West back up for lease at $32,000 a month.

The three-story house, built in 2011, features a large kitchen that opens to a family room, sliding doors, multiple terraces, a floating-style staircase, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The nearly 6,000 square feet of living space includes a home theater and a game/entertainment area.

A white-glass infinity pool and spa sit in the backyard of the more than half-acre hillside lot.

The former Playboy Playmate, 28, married the magazine publisher and Playboy Enterprises founder two years ago. Harris is the 88-year-old's third wife. 

Hef bought the gated contemporary for her last year for $4.995 million. The house most recently leased for $30,000 a month

Shirley Lovitt is the listing agent.

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Home of the Day: A modern chateau in Laguna Hills

This modern spin on a French chateau rests behind an iron gate on nearly half an acre in Laguna Hills. Bright interiors offer subtle hints of Old World style with rich hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings and detailed stone fireplaces and mantels. Sequestered from the rest of the home, a dedicated master wing offers solitude with a step-down reading room, a fireplace and a private patio overlooking the landscaped grounds.

Location: 26492 Broken Bit Lane, Laguna Hills, 92653

Asking price: $2.58 million

Year built: 1981

House size: 6,623 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 0.47 acres

Features: Cathedral-vaulted ceilings, granite counters, built-ins, family room, formal entry, formal living room, loft, study/office, library, pool, spa, outdoor barbecue, patio, community facilities, equestrian center

About the area: There were 91 homes sold in the 92653 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $660,000, according to Redfin. The median list price for the area...

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Clippers' Doc Rivers lists Westwood condo for sale at $6.595 million

As Clippers training camp gets underway in Las Vegas, Doc Rivers is looking to shuffle the roster -- in Los Angeles-area real estate, that is.

The veteran head coach has listed his condominium unit at the Beverly West Residences in Westwood for sale at $6.595 million.

Accessible by private elevator, the unit features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that frame views of the surrounding Los Angeles Country Club, Hollywood Hills and Wilshire Corridor. The 3,813 square feet of living space, clad in hardwood, contains a chef’s kitchen, a formal living room, a den/media room, two bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Among features is a master suite complete with a steam shower, a soaking tub, a walnut wardrobe and a private balcony. Building amenities at the high-rise include 24-hour concierge, a fitness center, a lounge area and a saltwater pool and spa.

Rivers, 52, led the Clippers to a 57-25 record last season, his first with the team. He previously coached the Magic (1999-2003) and the Celtics...

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Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue sells house in Calabasas

Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue has sold a house in a gated Calabasas community for $2.409 million.

The stone-clad Mediterranean-inspired house, set on one-third of an acre, centers on a courtyard with a waterfall. Some 4,500 square feet of interior space features an office, a loft, a music room, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

A swimming pool, spa and barbecue center with fireplace and pizza oven are among outdoor amenities.

Bassist-songwriter Sixx, 55, and drummer Tommy Lee founded Motley Crue in 1981. He formed Brides of Destruction in 2002. The musician has also worked on songs with Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf, among others.

He bought the property for $1.89 million in 2011, public records show.

Cindee Zabner of Keller Williams handled the transaction.

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Clark Gable/Carole Lombard estate for sale in Palm Springs

The former estate of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the historic Old Las Palmas area of Palm Springs is for sale at $2.195 million.

The seller is film producer Joel Douglas, brother of actor Michael Douglas and the son of actor Kirk Douglas.

Built in 1925, the gated Spanish Colonial sits on more than a half-acre of grounds with a tree-lined circular drive, a pool house and swimming pool and a detached guesthouse and garage. Mature trees and lawn complete the grounds.

The restored pink-stucco house has family room and living room fireplaces, a den/office, four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 3,301 square feet of living space. Period details include decorative wrought-iron work, vaulted beamed ceilings and colorful tile accents.

The property is offered furnished and includes a pool table custom made for Kirk Douglas, who will turn 98 in December.

Gable, who died in 1960 at 59, was known for his leading-man roles including playing Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind” (1939). Comic actress...

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Tamera Mowry finds a spot near the airport

Tamera Mowry, a co-hostess on “The Real” talk show, and her husband, journalist Adam Housley, have spent $1.425 million on a spot in Playa del Rey – and by spot we mean vacant lot.

Yes, that’s the high cost of real estate in the airport-close beach city, long popular with sports stars and owners including the late Lakers owner Jerry Buss. The 5,000-square-foot plot is in a residential area, so it would seem a building project is at hand for the Northern California couple.

Mowry, 36, starred in the ‘90s sitcom “Sister, Sister” with her identical twin Tia Mowry. Since then she’s had stints on “Strong Medicine,” “Roommates” and “Things We Do for Love,” among other shows. 

Housley, 43, is a Fox News correspondent and president of his family’s Century Oaks Winery. He is a former professional baseball player.

The transaction took place outside of the Multiple Listing Service.

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Ex-Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller prices Newport home at $5.25 million

NHL goaltender Jonas Hiller, formerly of the Anaheim Ducks, has listed his home in Newport Beach for sale at $5.25 million.

The custom residence, built in 2008, sits among a row of oceanfront homes in West Newport with a beach-facing patio, a rooftop deck and views extending from the coastline to Catalina Island.

Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, the tri-level floor plan features bi-folding doors, custom lighting and vaulted ceilings. The main floor has a chef’s kitchen, a breakfast bar and formal living room that opens onto the entertainer’s patio.

The second-floor master suite comes with a fireplace, an updated bath and a private balcony with unobstructed ocean views. An additional bedroom suite touts four built-in bunk beds and a private balcony. In all, the beach house counts three bedrooms and three full bathrooms in 2,283 square feet of living space.

Hiller, who signed a two-year, $9-million free agent contract with the Calgary Flames this off-season after seven seasons...

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Home of the Day: Light-filled living in La Cañada Flintridge

Cathedral-style ceilings, skylights and walls of glass make for a dramatic, light-filled entry at this modern residence in La Cañada Flintridge. Among features are see-through fireplaces in the living room and master suite. Outdoors, landscaped grounds of more than an acre exude a resort-like quality with amenities such as a vine-covered pergola, outdoor kitchen and a saltwater pool and spa.

Location: 752 Georgian Rd, La Cañada Flintridge, 91011

Asking price: $4.395 million

Year built: 2002

House size: 5,862 square feet, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.61 acres

Features: Travertine flooring, vaulted ceilings, skylights, formal dining room, updated kitchen, breakfast bar, library, living room, retreat, study/office, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen

About the area: There were 78 homes sold in the 91011 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $1.27 million, according to Redfin. The median list price for that area is $1.8 million.

Agent: Sookie Mathews, (818) 488-5820,...

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