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Michael Tennenbaum seeks a buyer for his glass castle in Vail

Michael Tennenbaum has his glass-clad vacation home in Vail, Colo., listed at $13.9 million.

The financier hired Malibu-based architect Ed Niles to design the five-story house, which was built in 1988. The industrial, modern-looking residence was an avant-garde addition to the Bavarian-style houses popular in the ski community.

The 5,132-square-foot home, with its cubes of glass and 30-foot translucent-topped towers, features green-colored exposed steel beams and columns.

Set between ski runs on a quarter-acre, the mountain-view retreat includes a great room, a dining room with glass on three sides, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Tennenbaum, 78, is an avid skier and founder of the Santa Monica-based alternative investment firm Tennenbaum Capital Partners. The firm has invested more than $14 billion since it was formed in 1996.

Locally, he owns a home in Malibu.

Ron Byrne of Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate is the listing agent.

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Dwight Manley and George Zimmer cut a deal on the Big Island

Prominent sports agent, real estate developer and coin collector Dwight Manley has purchased a parcel of land in Kamuela, Hawaii, for $1.725 million. The seller was George Zimmer, founder and former face of Men’s Wearhouse.

The 1.28-acre estate property sits above the 10th fairway of the Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The raised lot centers on wide views of the surrounding coastline and sandy beaches of Kauna’oa Bay.

The parcel originally came to market in 2013 with an asking price of $1.95 million, but was delisted in 2014. It previously sold for $2.25 million in 2007, records show.

Manley, president of the United Sports Agency, has represented such NBA stars as Karl Malone and Dennis Rodman, as well as the Jockeys Guild. He owns other property in Hawaii and Orange County.

Zimmer, 66, founded the Men’s Wearhouse retail chain in 1973 and served as chairman and company spokesman for four decades. He is currently developing Generation Tux, an e-commerce...

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Jason Statham acts fast to secure Beverly Hills showplace

Leading man Jason Statham has bought the family home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne and her husband, real estate agent Richard Ehrlich, for $12.995 million. The Beverly Hills house was on the market for only five days before the action star clinched the deal.

The 1980s two-story was dated and in need of repair when the couple bought it in 2006 for $4.582 million.

Working with architect Jeffrey Allsbrook, the pair expanded the home to include living, family, great and dining rooms, a den, a media room, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Tax records report more than 5,600 square feet of interior space.

Reclaimed barn wood was used for the kitchen ceilings, counters and built-in seating. There are fireplaces in the den, living room and master bedroom.

Set on more than a third of an acre, the contemporary showplace is surrounded by hedges and opens to a koi pool with a fountain. Native grasses, decomposed concrete paths and olive trees complete the grounds.

Statham, 47, is known for his action...

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Angels' Josh Hamilton lists Newport mansion for sale at $16.5 million

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has put his mansion-estate in Newport Coast on the market for $16.5 million.

The Provence-style residence, sited on the highest point in the Crystal Cove community, takes in wide views of the harbor, Santa Catalina Island and the surrounding coastline.

Built in 2013, the 10,850-square-foot house has vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, stone finishes and an elevator servicing all three levels.

Among features is an office, a parlor room, formal living and dining areas with a two-sided fireplace, a center-island kitchen, six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. A lower entertainment level is highlighted by a family room, a wine cellar, a game room, a home theater and an eight-car garage.

Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, the home has telescoping doors that open to a loggia with a sitting area set beneath stone arches. An outdoor kitchen, formal landscaping and an infinity-edge pool and spa complete the nearly half-acre setting.

The property previously sold for...

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Home of the Week: Spanish Colonial Revival estate built like a castle

This Spanish Colonial Revival estate, with five levels and 2-foot-thick reinforced walls, was built in 1922 to replicate a Spanish castle with a Moorish design. Such original details as the rotunda entry, ornamental leaded glass windows and a hand-painted barrel ceiling in the living room accentuate the Old World style of the La Cañada Flintridge compound.

Location: 739 Hillcrest Ave., La Cañada Flintridge 91011

Asking price: $9.8 million

Year built: 1922

Architect: Henry Harwood Hewitt

House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 9,080 square feet in main house

Lot size: 3.09 acres

Features: Living room with fireplace, library with wet bar, formal dining room with fireplace, family room with fireplace, swimming pool with spa, 278-square-foot chauffeur's quarters, motor court, two-car attached garage, four-car detached garage

About the area: Last year, 280 single-family homes sold in the 91011 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.31 million, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That was an 8.3%...

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Irene Kassorla to join Malibu beach crowd this summer

Psychologist Irene Kassorla, whom entertainer Merv Griffin dubbed the “shrink to the stars” due to her celebrity clientele, is leasing a furnished vacation spot in Malibu this summer that was listed at $20,000 a month.

The contemporary condominium sits along the sand with unobstructed views of the ocean. Walls of glass, high ceilings and an oceanfront patio contribute to a feeling of spaciousness and light in the unit.

A living room with a fireplace, a dining area, a den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms are within the 2,411 square feet of interior space. The kitchen has a double oven and granite counters.

There's a two-car garage.

Kassorla is a world-renowned lecturer and author. Her book “Nice Girls Do” became a must-read during the sexual revolution of the 1960s to 1980s.

Bob Rubenstein of Coldwell Banker was the leasing agent.  

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