Dana Sparks puts her Lake Sherwood home on the market

Actress and real estate agent Dana Sparks has listed her Lake Sherwood contemporary at $2,555,000.

The two-story house, built in 1960, has large windows taking in the lake, sunset and mountain views. Its 3,280 square feet of living space include a family room with a fireplace and bar, a den, four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

The lake-front home has a stone patio along the shoreline that is Sparks' favorite spot. "That is, when I'm not in the water," she said.

"We entertain a lot here. The guest room is always ready," said Sparks, who transformed the house from a country charmer to what she calls a "comfortable contemporary," putting in a new kitchen, floors and decks. "We love to have people over for a floating dinner on the pontoon boat."

Sparks, who bought the house as an investment but later turned it into her primary residence, said she plans to stay on Lake Sherwood. "There is a home available we have been coveting for many years," she said. She would also like small place in Malibu to be closer to her real estate office.

The actress, 48, has had recurring roles on series including "Passions" (1999-2007), "JAG" (1997-2003) and "Falcon Crest" (1986-1988). She has been offered a lead in "Reality Bytes," a new soap opera.

Sparks shares the listing with Amy Alcini. Both are with Westside Estate Agency, Malibu.