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'Tarzan' Ron Ely puts Santa Barbara hangout up for sale

'Tarzan' Ron Ely puts Santa Barbara hangout up for sale
Ron Ely, who carved his foothold into television history as the tree-swinging hero of the 1960s series "Tarzan," has listed his estate in Santa Barbara for sale at $5.195 million. (Thomas Ploch | Inset: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Ron Ely of TV "Tarzan" fame has listed his own little piece of the jungle for sale in Santa Barbara at $5.195 million.

Secreted behind two sets of gates, the 1.5-acre estate has been the actor's home for nearly three decades. The flat lot is studded with mature trees and palms and contains the main house, a one-bedroom guesthouse, a blue-surface tennis court and a 20-foot-by-50-foot tiled swimming pool.

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Built in 1979, the 6,400-square-foot home centers on a formal living room with a marble fireplace and hearth. A family room off the kitchen also has a fireplace.

The ocean-view master suite features dual bathrooms for a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Ely, 76, starred in "The Aquanauts" (1961), then carved a toehold into television history as the vine-swinging, animal-battling hero of "Tarzan" (1966-68). He performed his own stunts and sustained broken bones and lion bites during the series.

The athletic actor also starred in the movie "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze" (1975). Last year he was in the TV movie "Expecting Amish."

Kris Johnston of Central Coast Landmark Properties is the listing agent.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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