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Beverly Hills home of Italian crooner Al Martino sells for $7.8 million cash

The Beverly Hills home of late actor and singer Al Martino has sold for $7.8 million in an all-cash deal.

The home, owned by the Martino family for decades, came to market earlier this month for $7.999 million and closed in about two weeks. The property was previously offered a year ago for $6.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Set on more than a third of an acre, the estate centers on a 1920s English Country-style home of 5,500 square feet designed by architect Elmer Grey and later updated by Ted Grenzbach. A two-story guest house, which features a wet bar salvaged from a home of mob boss Ben "Bugsy" Siegel, is also within the grounds.

Within the home are living and dining rooms, a family room with a wet bar, a center-island kitchen, an office, four fireplaces, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A large terrace balcony sits off the master suite.

Outdoors, tall privacy hedges provide cover for a swimming pool, a courtyard with a fountain and a wide stone patio. A circular driveway sits off the entrance to the home.

Mary Brill and Jane Gavens of John Aaroe Group were the listing agents. Brill also represented the buyer in the sale.

Martino, who died in 2009 at 82, produced a string of hits in the 1950s and '60s, including “Here in My Heart”,” “I Love You Because” and “Spanish Eyes.” He is also known for his role as Johnny Fontane in the 1972 film “The Godfather.”

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