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Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo asks $13.5 million for Los Gatos estate

Stephen Luczo, chairman and chief executive of storage vendor Seagate Technology, has listed his home for sale in Los Gatos, Calif., at $13.5 million.

The Tuscan-style estate, built in 2005, occupies more than an acre in Monte Sereno with a main residence, a guesthouse, expansive lawns, a pool and views of Silicon Valley. Lined in dark hardwood, the three-level floor plan features rustic interiors with exposed beams, stone accents and custom built-ins.

The 13,170 square feet of living space spans three floors and includes a gourmet kitchen, an art studio, a movie theater, an office, a wine cellar, five bedrooms and five full bathrooms. A top-floor sitting room frames valley views through a curving wall of windows.

Luczo, 57, returned as CEO of the hard drive manufacturer, a role he previously held from 1998 to 2004, in 2009 and has been influential in Seagate's market turnaround.

Records show that the executive purchased the estate in February 2012 for $11.55 million. Team Walsh of...

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Ex-Clippers wing Corey Maggette lists Newport Coast home for sale

Corey Maggette, the professional basketball player who played eight seasons for the Clippers, has listed his home in Newport Coast for sale at just shy of $4 million.

The Mediterranean-style home, built in 2001, is situated on more than 13,000 square feet in Pelican Heights with views of the surrounding canyons. Recently updated, the two-story floor plan sports hardwood flooring, custom built-ins and a range of designer finishes.

A chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, living room, media room, five bedrooms and five full bathrooms are found within the 4,800 square feet of living space. The master suite has a private sitting room and fireplace.

Outdoors, the grounds contain an expansive lawn and a patio with a barbecue and fireplace.

The guard-forward, 34, earned nearly $90 million in 14 seasons with the Magic, Clippers, Warriors, Bucks, Bobcats and Pistons. He did not play last season after failing to latch on with the Spurs during training camp.

Maggette paid $3 million for the home in...

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Home of the Day: an East Coast-inspired traditional in Brentwood

An outdoor sitting area with a fireplace and a pool emboldens year-round entertaining at this distinguished East Coast-inspired traditional residence in Brentwood. Paneled ceilings and oak built-ins add a distinguished touch to interiors while modern conveniences include a glass-enclosed wine cellar, a marble-lined wet bar and a master bath with a sunflower shower and sumptuous soaking tub.

Location: 246 South Anita Ave., Los Angeles, 90049

Asking price: $4.849 million

Year built: 2014

House size: 4,800 square feet, five bedrooms, 5.5 baths

Lot size: 7,500 square feet

Features: Hardwood flooring, oak built-ins, coffered ceilings, wood paneling, formal living room with fireplace, dining room, laundry room, office, patio, garden, covered pool and spa

About the area: There are 184 homes currently for sale in the 90049 ZIP Code at an average price of $901 per square foot, according to The average sale price in that area over the last 60 days is about $1.818 million.

Agent: ...

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Miami Dolphins slinger Matt Moore buys Mark-Paul Gosselaar's ex-home

Professional football player Matt Moore and his wife, Tara, have purchased an estate in Castaic for $1.525 million.

The home, built in 1991, was previously owned by film and television actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Sited on more than seven acres in Hasley Canyon, the property features a Victorian-style main residence, a guesthouse, a gazebo, an outdoor kitchen and fire pit, a pool and a tennis court.

The main home spans 4,530 square feet across two stories with limestone and hardwood flooring, a fitness room, a formal dining room, an office, a wet bar, four bedrooms and four baths. A wraparound porch frames the park-like grounds and views of the surrounding mountains.

The guesthouse, found adjacent to the pool, adds an additional 800 square feet of living space, two bathrooms and a full kitchen.

Moore, 29, starred at Newhall’s Hart High before enrolling at UCLA in 2002. He transferred the following year and later finished his collegiate career as the starter at Oregon State. The...

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Former Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter lists Florida home for sale

Chris Carpenter, the retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and winner of the 2005 NL Cy Young Award, has listed his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for sale at $625,000.

The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2002, sits on a quarter-acre in the BallenIsles Country Club with a large patio, barbecue pavilion and a pool and spa. Designed for year-round entertaining, the 3,335 square feet of living space includes an updated kitchen, a formal dining room, a living room with custom built-ins, a wet bar, four bedrooms and four full bathrooms.

Light-filled interiors are highlighted by raised ceilings with trey ceilings, arched entries and crown molding. Controls for a custom Russound sound system are found in every room.

Outdoors, tall hedges and palms provide cover for a pool with a spa and waterfall feature.

Residents of BallenIsles are required to a purchase a membership to the country club, which includes a 72,000-square-foot clubhouse, 23 tennis courts, three championship golf courses,...

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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood put Malibu digs up for sale

Country superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have put their place in Malibu up for sale at $7.5 million.

The single-story ranch sits on about half an acre with beach access. Built in 1958, the remodeled house has vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, a skylighted kitchen, a family room, several fireplaces, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,236 square feet of living space.

The grounds include lawn, an outdoor fireplace and a sports court.

Singer-songwriter Brooks, 52, is a two-time Grammy Award winner and an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His most popular albums include “No Fences,” “Ropin’ the Wind” and “Double Live.”

Yearwood, 46, has won Grammys for her vocal work on “How Do I Live,” “In Another’s Eyes” (with Brooks) and “I Fall to Pieces.”

The two bought the property in 2008.

Hat tip goes to Real Estalker for spotting the off-market posting.

Katrin Nicholson of the Agency has the pocket listing.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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Home of the Day: Ragnar Qvale's tennis court estate in Hollywood Hills

Overhanging eaves and a sloping roof define his mid-century tennis court estate in the Outpost Estates. Designed by noted modernist Ragnar Qvale, architect of the original Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, for his personal use, the remote residence features a sunken sports court, pool and views of the Hollywood Sign.

Location: 2388 Castilian Dr, Los Angeles, 90068

Asking price: $6.595 million

Year built: 1959

Architect: Ragnar Qvale

House size: 4,004 square feet, three bedrooms, five bathrooms

Lot size: 0.87 of an acre

Features: Hardwood flooring, exposed beams, floor-to-ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings, marble fireplace, formal living room, den, office, guesthouse, pool, tennis court

About the area: There are 151 homes for sale in the 90068 ZIP Code at an average price of $626 per square foot, according to The average sale price in that area over the last 60 days is approximately $1.132 million.

Agent: Neal Baddin, 310-887-0208, Coldwell Banker

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Greg Louganis sells Malibu home with custom diving pool

Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis has sold his home in Malibu that features a custom swimming pool with a diving platform for $1.8 million.

The home, built in 1980, faces the ocean on a hillside lot of more than an acre. The 3,385 square feet of living space includes an updated kitchen, a living room with vaulted ceilings, a dining room, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a guest suite. The master suite has a sitting room and a fireplace.

The second floor opens onto a large viewing deck and a staircase leading down to the custom-designed swimming pool, spa and platform. Tiles bearing the Olympic rings insignia can be seen on the bottom of the pool.

The El Cajon native, 54, won gold medals in the springboard and platform competitions at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. He returned to the sport in 2012 as a mentor to Olympic hopefuls and is the co-author of the 1995 bestselling autobiography, “Breaking the Surface”

Sale of the property closed Friday, records show. The Malibu home was...

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Charlie Sheen sells house in Westlake Village for $1.625 million

Charlie Sheen is managing “Anger” and his real estate portfolio. He just sold a house in Westlake Village for $1.625 million.

The more than half-acre property in the North Ranch area contains a house built in 1989, an infinity pool with a spa, a built-in barbecue, fruit trees and vegetable gardens.

Within the 3,883 square feet of living space are a family room, three fireplaces, plantation shutters, vaulted ceilings, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Sheen, 48, stars in “Anger Management” and starred in “Two and a Half Men” (2003-11) and “Spin City” (2000-02). His film work includes last year’s “Scary Movie 5” and “Machete Kills.”

The actor owns other property in the Los Angeles area, including a home in Beverly Hills purchased two years ago for $4.8 million.

Terri Freidin of Troop Real Estate was the listing agent. Lonie Dachnowski of Re/Max Olson & Associates represented the buyer.

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Home of the Day: Sunlit spaces and treetop views in Mar Vista

Rich milled-cedar siding adds a distinctive accent to the cool concrete exterior of this newly built modern home in Mar Vista. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and vaulted ceilings create voluminous sunlit living spaces while opening the sleek contemporary interiors to outdoor gardens and treetop views.

Location: 3489 Greenwood Ave, Los Angeles, 90066

Asking price: $1.895 million

Year built: 2014

House size: 2,782 square feet, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, one half-bath

Lot size: 4,786 square feet

Features: Oak flooring and doors, walnut cabinetry, Calcutta marble, chef’s kitchen, pantry, living room, dining room, floating staircase, soaking tub, patio, garden room, two-car garage

About the area: There are 86 homes currently for sale in the 90066 ZIP Code at an average price of $560 per square foot, according to The average sale price in that area over the last 60 days is approximately $1.016 million.

Agent: Ann Beck and Terri A. Davis, 310-391-6853, RE/MAX Estate...

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Akon produces a dazzling flip in Woodland Hills

Akon, the R&B and hip-hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern home in Woodland Hills up for sale at $3.5 million.

With the services of designer Miguel Rueda, Akon renovated the house for indoor-outdoor living, creating a focal point swimming pool and spa surrounded by three fire pits and an outdoor kitchen. An upper patio looks down on the pool.

A blue phone room and bluish under-mount lighting accent the white-on-white interiors. Walls of glass and clerestory windows bring light into the interiors.

The 4,098-square-foot house also has a state-of-the-art recording studio, a bar and a three-car garage. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

Akon, who calls Atlanta home, spends a fair amount of time in Los Angeles recording, producing music and pursuing acting. The 41-year-old will be in the independent thriller "American Heist" this year as well as several other upcoming films.

Among his hit songs were "Locked Up," "Smack That" and "I Want to Love You."

He bought the...

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Home of the Week: Spanish-style eye-catcher in the San Fernando Valley

This eye-catching Spanish-style house is something of a local landmark in the San Fernando Valley. The walled compound contains multiple waterfalls, a 7,500-gallon koi/turtle pond, and a variety of palms, cactuses, succulents, birds of paradise and aloe plants. The seller has spent two decades extending the landscaping to include public property at the corner of Topanga Boulevard and Mulholland Drive.

Location: 4562 Topanga Blvd., Woodland Hills 91364

Asking price: $1.3 million

Year built: 1931

House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,667 square feet

Lot size: 19,193 square feet

Features: Redwood finishes, oak and maple floors, vaulted and wooden ceilings, French doors, three gas fireplaces, tankless water heater, blue tile roof, extensive decks, beach-access pool, hot tub, statuary

About the area: In the first six months of this year, 174 single-family homes sold in the 91364 ZIP Code at a median price of $680,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 6.7% price increase from the...

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