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Jesse Metcalfe seeks a buyer for his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home

"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million.

The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot tub sits on a hill above the home.

Listing details describe the backyard as a garden of Eden. How appropriate since Metcalfe, 32, played teen gardener John Rowland on "Housewives" from 2004 to 2009. He starred in the films "John Tucker Must Die" (2006) and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" (2009). Metcalfe now has a lead role in the crime thriller "Chase" (2010-present).


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Judy Garland: The Home section's Feb. 26 Hot Property column, which reported the listing of Judy Garland's former Bel-Air house, said the actress and singer died in 1966. She died in 1969.


The actor bought the property in 2008 for the same price at which it is listed. He is selling because he'd like to get a place close to the ocean where he can hear the waves.

Michelle Jones of Hollywood Hills Real Estate is the listing agent.

There's no place like home

A Bel-Air house that actress and singer Judy Garland once called home has come on the market at $5.5 million.

The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff for Garland and her mother, who lived there until the early 1940s, according to the Movieland Directory.

On more than 2.5 acres, the 5,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A swimming pool, cabanas and a writer's cottage sit in the backyard.

The Oscar-winning Garland, who died at 47 in 1966, is remembered for her role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). She also starred in such musical hits as "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) and "Easter Parade" (1948).

The property last changed hands in 1975 for $335,000, public records show.

Hugh Evans of Partners Trust, Brentwood, and Cory Weiss of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents.

Not exactly on a backstreet

BackStreet Boy Howie Dorough has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $2.2 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The 1981 post-and-beam house has soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and a dining area large enough to seat 12. There are two master bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms and a total of 31/2 bathrooms in the home's more than 2,900 square feet of living space. Outdoor entertainment areas include wrap-around decks and a patio with an eight-person bar, a spa and a fire pit.

Dorough, 37, is the oldest member of the early '90s boy band, which has sold more than 130 million copies of its seven albums worldwide.

He purchased the property in 2006 for $2.75 million, public records show.

Jonah Wilson of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office had the listing. Lisa Mazzetti of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer.

Beach house was a fit for ex-Laker

Former Laker Chris Mihm has listed a Manhattan Beach house for sale at $2,099,000.

The Mediterranean, custom built in 2002, has a 25-foot-high entry, coved ceilings in the formal dining room, a game room and a center island with seating in the kitchen, which opens to a family room. The more than 4,300-square-foot villa includes five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. A large deck surrounds the pool with spa and fountain. A two-car garage and a one-car garage have separate driveways.

The 7-foot center found the home great for entertaining and particularly appreciated the 8-foot high doors, according to his listing agent, Chad Fahlbusch of Northwest Realty, Manhattan Beach.

Mihm, 31, played for the Lakers from 2004 until 2009, when he went to the Memphis Grizzlies and was then sidelined by an injury.

He purchased the property in 2004 for $2,160,000.

Ready for his next full house

Dave Coulier, who played Joey on the 1980s-90s sitcom "Full House," has put a remodeled Encino home on the market at $1,649,000.

Originally known as Lindley Farm and built in 1947, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom, gated residence blends period details with modern elements. The living room, which has an exposed beam and pitched ceiling, is anchored by a central fireplace. The office has a separate entrance.

The yard has a patio and kitchen for entertaining, as well as a swimming pool.

Coulier, 51, is performing standup comedy at colleges, theaters and clubs across the nation. He has a production company, Cumulus Entertainment, and does voice-over work.

For his next project, Coulier plans to build an energy-efficient home in Michigan. He bought the Encino ranch-style house in 2001 for $990,000, according to public records.

Carol Huston of Deasy/Penner & Partners has the listing.

Beat goes on at former Bono estate

A Palm Springs estate once owned by the late singer and politician Sonny Bono and his wife, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, has come on the market at $3,995,000.

The nearly 6,648-square-foot main house and two guesthouses sit on 1.5 gated acres with a tennis court and swimming pool. The main house has three bedroom suites for a total of six bedrooms and 71/2 bathrooms including the 1,599-square-foot and 742-square-foot guesthouses.

Bono, who died in 1998 at 62, was known for such hit songs as "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On" as part of the '60s duo Sonny and Cher. He later got involved in politics, landing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. Mack, 49, serves as a Republication representative for California's Palm Springs-based congressional district.

Built in 1940, the house last sold in 1998 for $1.4 million, according to public records.

Patrick V. Jordan and Stewart Smith of Patrick / Stewart Properties, Windermere Real Estate, Palm Springs, have the listing.

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