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Home of the Day: In good company on Glendower

A steep stairway leads up to this 1949 Traditional, which sits on the same street as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House and Richard Neutra’s Wirin House in Los Feliz. The four-bedroom residence makes the most of its lofted setting with a large bay window in the living room and a wrap-around deck.

Location: 2543 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, 90027

Asking price: $1.195 million

Year built: 1949

House size: 2,549 square feet, four bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms

Lot size: 7,447 square feet

Features: Hardwood flooring, bay windows, French doors, formal entry, living room with fireplace, dining room, chef’s kitchen, family room with wet bar and fireplace, wrap-around deck, entertainer’s deck

About the area: Last month, there were 19 single-family homes sold in the 90027 ZIP Code at a median sale price of $1.105 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 10.5% reduction in median price compared with November 2013.

Agent: Richard Yohon, (323) 270-1725, and Konstantine Valissarakos, (323) 252-9451,...

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PGA's Hunter Mahan prices O.C. golf course home at $1.8 million

Two-time World Golf champion Hunter Mahan has teed up his golf course home in Coto de Caza for sale at $1.799 million.

The Tuscan-style residence, built in 1999 and since remodeled, backs the 12th hole of the south course at the Coto de Caza Golf

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John Legend sells his laid-back home in Hollywood Hills

Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $2 million.

Set on more than a quarter-acre on a cul-de-sac, the Asian-inspired contemporary was built in 1961 and remodeled. Walls of glass connect the nearly 2,000 square feet of living space with the home's expansive deck, gardens and fountains. Steps lead up to a hot tub. There’s also an outdoor bathtub.

Etched teak cabinetry, textured stone floors and rain gutters insulated to reduce noise are among the custom features. The home has an open-plan living area with beamed cathedral ceilings, a center-island kitchen, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms was in use as a recording studio.

Legend, who turns 36 on Dec. 28, has won nine Grammys, including three in 2010 for writing the R&B song "Shine," for performance on "Hang on in There" and for best R

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Matt Damon sells Miami Beach home for $15.4 million

Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon has sold his waterfront home in Miami Beach, Fla.

The 12,705-square-foot home on North Bay Road was listed at $18.999 million, down from the original ask of $20 million. The buyer, AmeriSave Mortgage Chief Executive Patrick Markert, paid $15.375 million for the home, according to the South Florida Business Journal.

The Mediterranean-style compound, built in 1935 and since updated, includes a main residence, a guesthouse, a pool and spa, a pool house with a summer kitchen and a rooftop terrace, 170 feet of water frontage and a dock on an acre overlooking Biscayne Bay.

The two-story main house, with dark hardwood flooring, detailed molding and wainscoting, features a gourmet kitchen, a theater room, an office, a wine cellar, seven bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms.

An oversized living room centers on ocean views. The master bedroom features a spa-like bathroom with a free-standing soaking tub and dual vanities.

The guesthouse adds an additional two...

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Home of the week: Updated bungalow keeps its Craftsman character

Set in the Historic Highlands landmark district of Pasadena, this river-rock-accented bungalow maintains its Craftsman character yet has been stylishly updated with a modern kitchen that opens to a family room. The backyard features a swimming pool with a spa, a sports court and a covered patio.

Location: 979 E. Topeka St., Pasadena 91104

Asking price: $1.245 million

Year built: 1906

House size: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,691 square feet

Lot size: 14,134 square feet

Features: Living room fireplace, formal dining room, family room, bonus room, front porch, one-car garage

About the area: In the first half of the year, 121 single-family homes sold in the 91104 ZIP Code at a median price of $605,000, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That was a 5.2% price increase from the first half of 2013.

Agent: Matt Littell, (626) 755-4428, and Boyd Smith, (626) 795-9571, both with Podley Properties

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Minnie Driver pulls up stakes in Hollywood Hills

Minnie Driver, who starred in the TV miniseries "The Red Tent," has pulled up stakes, selling her Hollywood Hills home for $1.5 million.

The Spanish-style house, built in 1926 and boasting original details, features a central courtyard. Designed for outdoor entertaining, the colorful garden courtyard has a fireplace, terra cotta pavers and accents of vintage Mexican tile.

The 3,055 square feet of living space contains formal living and dining rooms, a sunroom office, a wine cellar, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The breakfast area opens to a dining terrace with canyon views. Among other features are custom woodwork, custom tile and a fireplace in the wood-beamed living room.

Driver, 44, stars in several 2014 films, including "Return to Zero," "Stage Fright" and "Beyond the Lights," as well as the TV series "About a Boy." The actress will star next year in the cyberterrorism film "A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island." She was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in "Good Will...

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