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WNBA star Diana Taurasi joins the party in L.A.'s South Bay

WNBA guard Diana Taurasi is the latest sports star to buy in the South Bay
.@PhoenixMercury star Diana Taurasi buys Manhattan Beach home for $3.3 million

The South Bay, home to Steve Nash and members of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, has drawn the eye of another sports star. Diana Taurasi, the former Connecticut Huskies standout and Phoenix Mercury guard, has purchased a house in Manhattan Beach for $3.3 million.

Sited on a raised lot near the coastline, the home built this year riffs off plantation style with awning windows, Bahama shutters and a large ocean-facing deck. Narrow by design, the three-story floor plan features free-flowing living spaces with plank hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen with Calcutta marble countertops and a great room with a limestone fireplace.

The master suite, found on the second floor, has a walk-in closet, an ocean-view deck and a spa-like bath with a freestanding soaking tub and limestone flooring. In all, the home has three bedrooms, three full baths and 2,040 square feet of living space.

Taurasi, 32, has excelled at nearly every stage of her collegiate and professional career. Among her career accolades, the 11-year veteran counts three NCAA National Championships, two WNBA championships and three Olympic gold medals.

The property was first listed for sale in April at $3.399 million, according to public records. Robert Lane of Shorewood Realtors was the listing agent. Matt Waxman of One Pacific Real Estate represented the buyer in the sale.

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