Rubén Blades -- Grammy-award-winning singer, actor, politician, lawyer and tourism minister of Panama -- just added one more cap: that of home-seller wannabe.
He listed his Windsor Square home for sale at $2.65 million. The property has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 3,743 square feet. The master bedroom suite has three closets, and the living room has a fireplace. There are French doors in the den/family room that lead to a vine-covered porch and patio dining area with a barbecue and fire pit. There is a stained-glass window in the dining room and a large eat-in kitchen. The home has dark hardwood floors.
Blades, 60, is best-known for his Panamanian salsa singing. He has also composed dozens of hits, including "Pedro Navaja," a ballad about a local thug. He wrote, and sings, what some Panamanians consider their second national anthem: "Patria" (Motherland). Much admired throughout Latin America, Blades ran for the Panamanian presidency in 1994. A decade later, he became that country's tourism minister; he took a leave of absence last summer to perform in a tour in Europe. Blades holds a law degree from Harvard and has appeared in dozens of feature films, including "The Milagro Beanfield War" in 1988.
Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker, Hancock Park North office, is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times