Kwame Brown sells Playa del Rey home


player and former Laker

Kwame Brown

has sold his house in Playa del Rey for $1.65 million.

The open-floor-plan house had been on and off the market since 2008 when it was listed for sale at $2.999 million or for lease at $12,000 a month. The current listing stated the home had sustained water damage on the main level and needed a new roof, windows, doors and elevator.

Described as a short sale in the listing, the ocean-view contemporary includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 6,329 square feet. The breakfast bar can seat up to 10. The basement media room has a built-in projector, screen and a wet bar.

Brown, 29, bought the property for $3.375 million in 2005, the same year he joined the


. After moving on to several other teams, the first pick in the 2001

NBA draft

is center for the

Golden State Warriors

. He recently signed a one-year, $7-million deal with the team.

Alexander North of North Real Estate Services had the listing. Sherille Varela of Prudential California Realty represented the buyer.