By Lauren Beale
December 11, 2009
The English country-style house, built in 1924, has an elegant center hall, a stained-glass window in the dining room, an eat-in kitchen and dark hardwood floors. French doors in the den/family room lead to a vine-covered porch and patio dining area with a barbecue and fire pit. The master bedroom suite has three closets, and the living room has a fireplace. There are five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 3,743 square feet.
Blades, 61, has won multiple Latin Grammys for his Latin and world music performances and albums. He has been in feature films, including "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003), "Cradle Will Rock" (1999), "Predator 2" (1990) and "The Milagro Beanfield War" (1988). As Panama's minister of tourism, he appeared on the "Today" show with host Matt Lauer.
Public records show he bought the home in 2001 for $1.45 million.
Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker's Hancock Park North office had the listing, according to the MLS, while Mary Louise Burrell, of the same office, represented the buyer.
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