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An ‘ER’ physician calls in New York

Times Staff Writer

Anthony Edwards, who played Dr. Mark Greene on the hit NBC series “ER” from 1994 to 2002, and his wife, makeup artist Jeanine Lobell, have listed their Los Feliz home at just under $2.2 million. They are selling because they have relocated to New York.

After buying their Los Feliz house in 1996, they refurbished it. The house, built in 1927, is Spanish in style with four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,800 square feet. The master bedroom suite is in a separate wing with a sitting room and a steam shower.

The two-story house, behind gates, also has a grand living room with wood floors and walls of French doors. The living room opens to a covered loggia and an outdoor living area. There is a mosaic-tiled pool in the yard.

Edwards, 41, first gained attention co-starring as Goose with Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” (1986).

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After joining the cast of “ER,” he earned a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a TV series and signed a $35-million contract in 1998 that made him the highest-paid actor at that time on TV.

Edwards produced the comedy “Die Mommie Die!” that was released this fall and stars Jason Priestley. Edwards also appears in the movie “Thunderbirds,” due out next summer, and was in the 2003 movie “Northfork.”

Brett Lawyer of Prudential John Aaroe, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

‘Passions’ star buys in Santa Monica

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Galen Gering, star of the NBC daytime series “Passions,” and his wife, Jenna, have purchased a Santa Monica home for about its $1.4-million asking price.

He and his wife bought a one-story Spanish home with arched ceilings and French doors. The house, built in 1926, has three bedrooms in close to 2,000 square feet.

The house also has an office and a service porch. The eat-in kitchen has hand-painted Italian tiles. There is a large grassy yard with a spa.

The actor, 32, has appeared on “Passions” for more than four years. He plays Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald.

Katherine Baker of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, represented the Gerings in their purchase. Ellen Conrad of Coldwell Banker, Brentwood East, had the listing.

Cathedral ceilings suit Clipper center

Predrag Drobnjak, the new L.A. Clippers center, and his wife, Jellin, have purchased a Pacific Palisades home for slightly more than $1.6 million.

They bought the home from model-actress Shaune Bagwell, who has been referred to as “the Soap Dish” for her recurring appearances on the daytime series “Days of Our Lives.”

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Drobnjak, 28, is from Serbia-Montenegro and was a member of the 2002 Yugoslavian basketball team. Bagwell, 30, plans to relocate in the area.

The house has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in about 4,600 square feet. The Mediterranean-style villa, built in 1998, also has ocean and mountain views plus a black-bottom pool. The cathedral ceilings especially appealed to Drobnjak, who is 6 feet, 11 inches.

Gordon Schaye of Coldwell Banker Deep Valley, Rolling Hills Estates, represented Bagwell in selling. Dwayne Washington and Trina Lobo of Homelife Realty represented the buyers.

Songwriter charts a course to Encino

Songwriter Michael Masser and his wife, Ogniana, have purchased an Encino home for close to its asking price of $1.75 million. The Massers also have a home in Rancho Mirage.

Their new Encino home has four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in just less than 3,900 square feet. The home, a ‘60s house rebuilt in 2001, is on about 1.2 acres. The gated estate also has a motor court, pool, spa, pool house and sports court.

Masser, a former Manhattan stockbroker who gave up Wall Street to become a songwriter for such singers as Diana Ross and Whitney Houston, made his name in the ‘70s and ‘80s as a composer for R&B; artists. He then wrote for Neil Diamond (“First You Have to Say You Love Me,” 1982), and he co-wrote three of the No. 1 hits in Houston’s first two albums, “Saving All My Love for You,” “The Greatest Love of All” and “Didn’t We Almost Have It All.”

Carol Wolfe of Coldwell Banker, Encino, represented the Massers in buying, and Sharon Schammel and John Wild of Coldwell Banker, Pacific Palisades, had the listing, sources said.

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Campus mansions put on market

Five homes built between 1892 and 1911 on Pasadena’s famous “Millionaire’s Row” on South Orange Grove are on the market for the first time in almost 50 years.

The homes have been part of the Worldwide Church of God’s Ambassador College campus since they were purchased four to five decades ago. Frederick Roehrig, who designed the Green Hotel in Pasadena, designed three of the homes. Many South Orange Grove mansions were demolished in the ‘50s and ‘60s, but these were preserved as part of the campus.

They haven’t been moved but are now in a newly designated landmark district. Among the architectural styles are Craftsman, Colonial Revival and Prairie. The asking prices range from $1.1 million to $1.8 million.

Diane Hardie-Aurit of Heritage Homes and Chris Dickson of Dickson Podley Realtors, Pasadena, have the listings.

To see previous columns on celebrity transactions visit www.latimes.com/hotproperty.


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