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Home of the Day: Room to move in Tarzana

This gated contemporary in Tarzana occupies a deep, half-acre lot with an entertainer’s patio, a pool and spa and large expanses of grass. Vaulted interiors with tall arching windows invite light while adding volume to the two-story floor plan. A spacious master retreat complete with sitting room, walk-in closet and a pair of balconies is among the features.

Location: 18426 Wells Drive, Tarzana, 91356

Price: $2.75 million

Year built: 2002

House size: 8,079 square feet, six bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 0.50 acre

Features: Open-space floor plan, limestone flooring, arched windows, 20-foot ceilings, foyer with wrought iron staircase, office, media room, maid’s quarters, center-island kitchen, master suite with two balconies and sitting area, covered patio, pool, spa, waterfall feature

About the area: The median sale price in the 91356 ZIP Code for the month of December was $995,000 based on 19 sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents a 6% drop in median sales price...

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Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate returns to market at $6.795 million

An Irvine estate formerly owned by retired NHL center Saku Koivu has been listed for sale at $6.795 million.

The longtime Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks player, who announced his retirement in September, sold the home in mid-October for $6 million. Four months removed and since remodeled, it’s back on the market for 13.5% more than the recent sale price.

Set on half an acre in Shady Canyon, the Tuscan-inspired residence is distinguished by fossilized stone and reclaimed brick exterior with antique roof tiles. Elaborate archways, limestone flooring and fireplaces imported from France are among the interior details.

Recent updates to the 7,538-square-foot floor plan includes a new kitchen complete with a long cook’s island/breakfast bar and custom cabinetry. Others spaces include grand formal areas, a 1,500-bottle wine cellar and game room. A master wing highlights the seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

Telescoping walls of glass open onto a covered loggia of more than 1,000 square...

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Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills

Actor Channing Tatum, fresh on the heels of his starring role in "Foxcatcher," and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, have pinned down a house in Beverly Hills for $6 million.

The Cape Cod-inspired home, built in 1950, is clad in dark shingles and accented with white trim. Set on more than an acre, the gated house features an attached guest quarters on the basement level with a separate entrance.

Double-height ceilings, tall windows and dark hardwood floors are among interior details. A formal living room, dining room, family room, office/library, media room/gym, six bedrooms and six bathrooms are within the 4,835 square feet of living space.

Verandas, patios and balconies extend the living space outdoors, where a swimming pool, spa and outdoor fireplace are set amid mature trees and landscaping.

Tatum, 34, put his dancing skills to use in the 2006 film "Step Up" and went on to star in "Magic Mike" (2012) and the "Jump Street" films.

Dewan-Tatum, 34, is an actress and dancer. She has been in...

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Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row

Built in the early 1900s for iron ore magnate Lewis J. Merritt, Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row recalls an era of unprecedented wealth and gracious living. Within the English-style exteriors are wood-clad rooms showcasing American and European Arts

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Larry Ellison could be your Malibu landlord this summer

Billionaire Larry Ellison is among Malibu homeowners looking for summer tenants.

For $65,000 a month, plus a $35,000 security deposit, one can land a remodeled beach cottage complete with prestigious landlord on famed Carbon Beach. The one-story house sits along 70 feet of beach with an expansive deck and head-on ocean views.

Beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and French doors are among details in the light and bright 2,880 square feet of interior space. A separate family room, a kitchen with an island and commercial grade appliances, a den/office, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are among living areas.

But don’t go door knocking or snooping around. The Oracle Corp. co-founder keeps a tight rein on security along this coveted portion of Pacific Coast Highway, where he has bought two dozen houses over more than a decade.

Among other properties for lease in Malibu are two estates priced at $200,000 a month – neither of which is beachfront. Get ‘em while they’re hot.

Beata Mandell of the...

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Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique wood doors, tile risers and a custom wall aquarium are among the flashy details. A rooftop patio complete with outdoor kitchen, spa and wet bar takes in channel views.

Location: 3806 River Ave, Newport Beach, 92663

Price: $4.799 million

Year built: 2009

House size: 3,600 square feet, three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 3,049 square feet

Features: Reclaimed antique doors, wood stairs with tile risers, travertine wall treatments, barrel ceilings, living room with fireplace, chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar, dining room, custom wall aquarium, harbor-view master suite, patio, outdoor fireplace, rooftop deck with spa and wet bar, dock

About the area: The median sale price in the 92663 ZIP Code over the last 90 days was $1.48 million based on 56 sales, according to Redfin. The median list price for that area is $1.135 per square foot.

Agents: Kristin Halton,...

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