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Hot Property: Home field advantage

It’s Super Bowl weekend, so we’re treating you to season highlights and a few of the newest players on the real estate gridiron.

From athlete investors to stars on the move, this week’s Hot Property goes the distance and then some.

Neal Leitereg


Our top selection

If we had to draft a quarterback based on his home, our No. 1 pick would be Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals. The 2002 Heisman Trophy winner from USC scores major points with his 8,000-square-foot ocean-view house in Del Mar.

On the market for $24.995 million, the contemporary-style home has an infinity-edge swimming pool, a bocce ball court and a sports court on half an acre. A master suite with an indoor-outdoor shower and a private deck spans the entire third floor.

Carson Palmer listed his ocean-view contemporary-style home in Del Mar for sale at $24.995 million. (Realtor.com | Inset: Associated Press)

A few inches short

Of the biggest losers this season, we can’t help but finger Terrell Owens. The former NFL wide receiver sold his home in Sherman Oaks in October for $2 million — taking a $200,000 hit in the process.

Built in 2013, the East Coast-inspired house sports vaulted ceilings, light wood floors and a chef’s kitchen with a wide center island. Hedged grounds include an outdoor living area, a swimming pool and spa, and a large lawn for playing ball.

Terrell Owens sold his home in Sherman Oaks for $2 million. (Robert DeOcampo | Associated Press)

Franchise relocation

The Rams are coming back to L.A., and players have begun their westward migration. Linebacker James Laurinaitis is among the Rams looking to sell, listing his home in the suburbs of St. Louis for $2.3 million.

The prairie-style contemporary offers room to move with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in more than 5,000 square feet of space. An additional 2,700-square-foot lounge is game-day ready with a media room, a climate-controlled wine cellar and a wet bar.

James Laurinaitis listed his home in Creve Coeur, Mo., for sale at $2.3 million. (Redfin | Associated Press)

Off-field investment

Sidelined for much of the year with a knee injury, Reggie Bush still found a way to make a few moves. The NFL tailback out of USC was among a group of athlete investors who purchased a home in Beverly Hills for $8.95 million.

The group intends to develop the property of roughly half an acre, according to real estate sources. Renderings of the proposed project show a multi-level home with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, an infinity pool and a subterranean parking lot.

A group of athlete investors, including Reggie Bush, paid $8.95 million for a home on more than half an acre in Beverly Hills. (Redfin | Associated Press)

A quick score

Retired NFL defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha was able to lock down a buyer for his compound in Hollywood Hills West in record time. He and his wife, actress Kerry Washington, had a pending offer on the 1920s French country-style home within days and sold it for $2.68 million — just shy of the asking price.

Kerry Washington and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, parted ways with their home in Hollywood Hills West. (Michael McNamara / Shooting LA | Getty Images)

Replay the down

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is giving another go at selling his Huntington Beach home. Originally listed for $1.995 million last year, the two-story house in a gated community returned to market in January at a $50,000 discount — $1.945 million.

Kluwe’s house includes a game room featured on the DIY Network series “Man Caves.” Stadium seating, a dual gaming center and a 106-projector screen highlight the custom setup.

Chris Kluwe's 3,700-square-foot home in Huntington Beach is now listed for $1.945 million. (Redfin | Los Angeles Times)

Weekend box score

3 — Structures that are within Michael C. Hall’s renovated compound in Los Feliz.

5 — Notables who have owned this Malibu estate.

25 — Cars that fit in the motor court at the late Jerry Weintraub’s Beverly Hills estate.

1,700 — Square feet of space in Johnny Galecki’s Hollywood Hills home.

$40,000 — The monthly rate for Joe Jonas’ Hollywood Hills rental.

What we’re reading

— Just in time for the big game, Curbed has pitted player vs. player in a showdown for the title of best NFLer home. See how the NFC and AFC fared in this real estate battle.

— In a marriage of food and architecture, BuzzFeed assembled a roster of some of the best ‘snack stadiums’ found on the Internet. One tasty structure even managed to secure a corporate sponsor, go figure. (If you're inspired to build your own, the L.A. Times Food section has a few tips.)

— And finally, the Rams’ move to Inglewood is already having an effect on the area’s real estate market. L.A. Times business reporter Andrew Khouri details the boom in interest in commercial real estate that followed the relocation news.

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