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Tom Glavine's Alpharetta, Ga., home goes for $1.7 million

After their home near Alpharetta, Ga., bounced on and off the market for the better part of six years, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Tom Glavine and his wife, Christine, have found a buyer.

The 10,222-square-foot residence, once listed for as much as $3.75 million, sold for $1.7 million.

The Georgian-style home, on nearly two acres in the Country Club of the South community, is entered through a two-story foyer with a sweeping dual staircase. The floor plan includes a formal dining room, a wood-paneled study, two kitchens, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms across three stories.

On the main floor, the master retreat sports a sitting area, an oversized shower and a soaking tub. A billiards room, an indoor putting green, a wet bar and a wine cellar are among the features on the finished terrace level.

The landscaped grounds are centered on a pool and patio area. Community amenities include a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, tennis courts and a 54,000-square-foot clubhouse.

Glavine, 48,...

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Lady Gaga drops $23 million on tricked-out Malibu mansion

Lady Gaga has shelled out $23 million to bowl in Malibu.

Set on an ocean-view 6 acres, the gated Mediterranean-style villa she hooked was built in 2005 and features open-concept living and dining rooms, high ceilings with exposed beams and French doors. Oh, yes, and a two-lane Brunswick bowling alley.

Above the main floor is a master suite with a terrace, dual closets and bathrooms and a safe room. The lower level has the aforementioned lanes off a home theater and a games room, an 800-bottle wine cellar and a wet bar. There are 10,270 square feet of living space, five bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.

A glass breezeway leads to an office, gym and elevator.

A saltwater swimming pool with a spa and a bocce ball court sit on the ocean side of the property. An eight-stall stable, a dressage ring and a guest cottage complete the grounds.

The singer-songwriter-actress, 28, got off to an explosive start with her 2008 Grammy-winning album “Fame” and its hit songs “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” which...

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Home of the Day: Bold new ideas in the City of Roses

Wood elements including an intricate maple accent wall and a red oak staircase framed in glass create warmth and texture inside this cantilevered contemporary in Pasadena  -- an area known for its historic Craftsman homes and traditional style. Designed by Beyond Elements Architects to be a haven of sorts, meticulously placed plate glass windows temper heat and noise. Panoramic folding doors bridge indoor-outdoor space.

Location: 401 East Glenarm St., Pasadena, 91106

Asking price: $2.75 million

Year built: 2014

Architects: Henry Hua and Meghan Wang, Beyond Elements Architects

House size: 3,266 square feet, four bedrooms, 4.5 baths

Lot size: 0.26 acres

Features: Red oak staircase, Acacia African hardwood and bamboo flooring, travertine, chef’s kitchen, formal living room, dining room, pool, patio, smart home technology with iPad controls, keyless entry, LED lighting

About the area: There were 58 homes sold in the 91106 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $483,000,...

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Replica of Monticello is up for sale at $6.5 million

A replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., has come on the market in Somers, Conn., for $6.5 million.

The brainchild of Friendly’s Ice Cream co-founder S. Prestley Blake, who has undertaken numerous building projects in recent years, the estate was a swan song of sorts as he approached the century mark. Blake held his 100th birthday party in the newly constructed residence this month.

Construction began last year on the 10,000-square-foot house, which sits on 10 acres connected to Blake’s own 80-acre property by wooded horse trail. After tearing down an existing church and home on the land, Blake worked with Laplante Construction Inc. to precisely replicate the brick neoclassical-style exterior of Monticello, using the same materials Jefferson employed to create his plantation home.

Inside, the five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home is more modern. A blue sky ceiling mural in the entryway, however, recalls the skylight in Jefferson’s dome room.

Sherri-Lynn Milkie of...

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Connecticut ghost town goes up for auction from $800,000

The historic village of Johnsonville, Conn., is going up for auction Oct. 28 at a starting bid of $800,000.

Encompassing some 62 acres, the property has eight 19th century buildings, a pond, a wooden dam and a waterfall. The buildings include Victorian and Colonial-style homes from the mid-1800s and a one-room school.

Set along the Moodus River in East Haddam, Conn., Johnsonville was a recreation spot and a thriving mill town in the 1830s centered on the Neptune Twine Co., which made binding rope for the fishing industry. With modernization, work dried up and the village became a ghost town.

Then a millionaire named Ray Schmitt bought the town in the 1960s and began restoring it as a tourist attraction, moving a Victorian stable and 1876 chapel to the site. Since his death in 1998 it has been sitting vacant.

The historically accurate buildings have been featured on National Geographic’s “Abandoned” and used as sets for films including “Freedom” (2014). Billy Joel’s music video of...

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Cavaliers' Lou Amundson to rent out Manhattan Beach home

NBA forward Lou Amundson, currently in camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers after signing with the team in September, has put his home in Manhattan Beach up for rent at $7,500 a month.

Amundson purchased the home, found on a corner lot in the beach city’s Tree Section, in July for $1.805 million.

A bridged walkway leads to the front of the 1981 residence, which riffs Midcentury style with exposed beams, lofted ceilings and rows of sliding glass doors. An open floor plan of more than 2,600 square feet contains a den, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and an updated kitchen.

The lower-level master suite, with a generous walk-in closet and soaking tub, opens to the backyard space with a patio. In all, the home counts three bedrooms and two full bathrooms across two stories.

The Ventura native, 31, has racked up plenty of frequent-flyer miles over the years, playing for eight different teams across eight seasons. He split time between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Chicago Bulls...

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