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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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LACMA curator emeritus lists artful Hollywood Hills West home for sale

The home of Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator emeritus Maurice Tuchman has come on the market in Hollywood Hills West at $5.75 million and it is a work of art itself.

Designed by museum architect Brent Saville for Tuchman, the hilltop compound employs curved walls of windows and elliptical shapes.

Panoramic views take in the mountains, ocean and the cityscape. A pair of intentionally placed windows on the main floor bring in vistas of two different worlds – one shows protected canyon parkland in its natural state while the window beside it frames the man-made environment of downtown Los Angeles.

In the kitchen there’s an apocalyptic look at the future in a tile mural depicting the ruins of the Capitol Records Building overtaken by nature and time.

The top-level master suite features a fireplace, a mammoth walk-in closet with cabinetry, a bathroom and an adjoining sitting room. A lower level provides space for a studio or game/media room.

There are three bedrooms, four bathrooms...

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Home of the Day: Mediterranean villa in Camarillo

This Mediterranean-style villa with six bedrooms and six bathrooms sits on more than an acre of landscaped grounds across from the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. Large main rooms, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, extensive loggias and a resort-like pool make the residence ideal for entertaining.

Location: 809 Corte Frondosa, Camarillo, 93010

Asking price: $4.9 million

Year built: 1996

House size: 6,528 square feet, six bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 1.01 acres

Features: Art studio, den/library, exercise room, family room, game room, formal living room, dining room, music room, office, movie theater, wine cellar, covered patio, pool, spa, cabana

About the area: There were 126 homes sold in the 93010 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $520,000, according to Redfin. The median list price for that area is $700,000.

Agent: Sergio Gonzalez, (310) 877-5045, SG

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Chone Figgins prices Newport Coast home at $1.2 million

Veteran baseball player Chone Figgins, formerly of the Dodgers, has listed his condominium residence in Newport Coast for sale at slightly under $1.2 million.

Figgins was a surprise addition to the Dodgers roster out of spring training after sitting out all last season. He appeared in 38 games this season, playing third and second, but was felled by injury in June and later released by the team in August.

Found within the guard-gated Ziani community, the unit features an updated kitchen, an office, two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,100 square feet of living space. Features include a pair of private balconies and a master suite complete with a large walk-in closet.

Community amenities include a pool and spa, putting greens, walking trails and designated hammock areas.

Known for his speed and versatility, Figgins, 36, has played every infield and outfield position with the exception of catcher over the course of 12 seasons with the Angels, Mariners and Dodgers. He won a championship...

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Onetime Hollywood home of silent film star Agnes Ayres for sale

This home in Hollywood Hills was built for silent film actress Agnes Ayres, who is  known for her role in “The Sheik” and “The Son of the Sheik,” in the 1930s.

Listed for sale at $1.998 million, the Spanish Revival-style home most recently sold in 2004 for $989,000. The stone and stucco clad home went for just $548,000 in 1994. Three years before that, the property sold for $756,500. In the late 1980s, before the real estate bubble, the house was asking as much as $1.35 million.

In keeping with the period style, original details include a turreted entry, detailed corbels, arched doorways and wrought iron finishes.

Paneled ceilings, hardwood flooring and French doors are common themes throughout the 3,573 square feet of living space, which counts four bedrooms and 3.25 baths. Features include a cook’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and a bay window and a living room with tall stone fireplace, elaborate ceiling trusses and skylights.

Outside, the relaxed grounds center on a covered...

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Jay Z and Beyonce: Are these L.A. renters becoming buyers?

Jay Z and Beyonce can’t seem to keep out of the Los Angeles real estate news and they haven’t even bought yet.

The rapper/hip-hop magnate and his R&B superstar wife first splashed out $200,000 for a month's stay this summer at a fully furnished contemporary in the Westside neighborhood commonly referred to as Holmby Hills.

The newly built 16,000-square-foot mansion has three levels, plus 6,500 square feet of patio/terrace space. Set on 1.3 acres that look out on mature trees and the surrounding hillside, the glass-walled house makes the most of indoor-outdoor living with a glass-walled living room that opens on two sides.

Other spaces include a formal dining room, two libraries/studies, a fitness center, a home theater, a catering kitchen and a wine cellar. There are seven bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms, all with bidets.

An infinity-edge swimming pool, fountains, lawns and a tennis court are among exterior amenities.

Since news of the monthlong stay broke on Realestalker, the property has...

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Home of the Day: Telescope-topped in Laguna Niguel

Ocean views aren’t the only thing on display in Laguna Niguel. This custom Mediterranean residence in Ocean Ranch at Bear Brand is topped by a private observatory with a commercial-grade telescope. The backdrop turns from celestial to tropical outdoors, where a saltwater pool and spa with a swim-in grotto and waterfall sit among tall palms.

Location: 19 Poppy Hills Rd., Laguna Niguel, 92677

Asking price: $3.188 million

Year built: 2000

House size: 6,073 square feet, four bedrooms, 5.25 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.36 acres

Features: French doors, hardwood, travertine, skylights, chef’s kitchen, breakfast bar, formal living room, dining room, study/office, observatory, covered patio, saltwater pool, spa, waterfall, fire pit

About the area: There are 442 homes currently for sale in the 92677 ZIP Code at an average price of $1.08 million, according to Move Inc. Over the past six months, the average selling price in that area was $735,000.

Agent: Dana Wall, 949-443-2000, Berkshire Hathaway...

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Doheny estate in Bel-Air finds a buyer

It looks like former First Lady Nancy Reagan just got a new neighbor. The nearby Doheny estate in Bel-Air has sold for more than $33 million. The exact purchase price has yet to make its way into the public record.

Set on about 3.5 acres, the Hollywood Regency-style mansion was home to the late William H. Doheny Sr. and his wife, Onnalee. His grandfather, Edward L. Doheny, struck oil in Los Angeles in the late 1800s and sparked a boom.

The more than 10,000-square-foot house, built in 1963, features a grand foyer, a great room, a formal dining room, a family room with a fireplace, a bar, a den/office, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. A billiard room and a card room hark back to the days of simpler pleasures.

The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by mature palms and brick decking. There are views of cityscapes and the ocean.

Designed for large-scale events, the mansion has on-site parking for 20 cars.

Rick Hilton, Judy Feder, Jeff Hyland, Mich Rogers and Tyrone McKillen of Hilton &...

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Former Cowboys cornerback Anthony Henry buys modern home in Hollywood

Anthony Henry, the former NFL defensive back turned film producer, has purchased a contemporary residence in Hollywood for $2.599 million.

The newly built home, designed for formal entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living, features retractable walls of glass, a floating glass staircase and a top-floor master suite with a soaking tub and private balcony.

Clad in dark hardwood, the floor plan includes a designer kitchen, a formal living room with a modern wall fireplace, a den/office, five bedrooms and 5.5 baths in 4,329 square feet of living space. A wine room cased in glass sits off the dining room.

Outdoors, a wood-plank deck sits level with a pool and spa.

Henry, 37, spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions. He was an executive producer for the crime noir “Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn” (2013), which featured Ice-T, Ja Rule and Armand Assante.

The property originally came to market in July with an asking price of $2.699 million,...

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