NBA’s Ryan Hollins wants to sell his home court
NBA center Ryan Hollins has listed his house in Tarzana for sale at $2.699 million.
The Sacramento Kings player bought the country English-style home in a gated community four years ago for $2.3 million.
Set on nearly three-quarters of an acre, the estate was built in 1995 and has a gated motor court. The 6,399 square feet of living space includes a two-story foyer and an expansive living room that opens to a banquet-size dining room and adjacent butler’s pantry. A library sits off the foyer.
A wet bar is in the family room. The kitchen is outfitted with three ovens, a center island, a walk-in pantry and a breakfast room. There are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
A sports/handball court, a covered loggia, a swimming pool with a spa, a barbecue, a lawn and a rose garden complete the grounds.
Views take in the Valley, a nearby golf course and the surrounding mountainsides.
Hollins, 30, has crisscrossed the nation in his pro career starting with the Charlotte Bobcats and making his way onto rosters for the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.
A Los Angeles Clipper from 2012 until last year, the basketball player has deep ties to Southern California, having played for UCLA and before that John Muir High School in his hometown of Pasadena.
The 7-foot athlete was also a high jumper of note in college, clearing most of his height — at least 6 feet, 10 inches of it — at Pac-10 championships.
Carol Wolfe and Stephen Walton of Rodeo Realty are the listing agents.
O.C. compound is a catch
Tony Gonzalez, the former Huntington Beach High School standout and decorated NFL tight end, has put his home in Huntington Beach on the market for $6.995 million.
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, the guard-gated estate sits on about three-quarters of an acre with a Santa Barbara-inspired main residence, a guest house, a basketball half-court, a pool and spa, outdoor dining areas and large expanses of grass.
Entered through a foyer with a curving staircase, the main house features large formal spaces, a theater room and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. The master suite has a sitting room and a large soaking tub. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in 6,000 square feet.
Outdoors, the pool area is flanked by a pair of cabanas, a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen. The guest house has an additional dining room, a wet bar and 1.25 bathrooms within 1,400 square feet.
Elsewhere on the grounds is a koi pond and a fruit and vegetable garden.
A two-sport star at UC Berkeley, Gonzalez played 17 seasons in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, making 14 Pro Bowl teams. His 15,127 career receiving yards and 111 career touchdown receptions are the most in NFL history for a tight end.
Gonzalez purchased the home in 2007 for $4.995 million, records show.
John Cain and Kathryn White of HOM Sotheby’s International Realty are the co-listing agents.
Serving up a summer splash
Tennis champ Lindsay Davenport has her home in Laguna Beach up for lease at $8,000 a month.
Set in the guard-gated community of Emerald Bay, the home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,134 square feet of living space. The summer rental is fully furnished, the listing notes.
Outdoors, landscaped grounds include a large expanse of grass and an in-ground spa.
Community amenities include a half-mile private beach, a swimming pool, six championship tennis courts, three volleyball courts and a park.
Davenport purchased the home in 2000 for $1.305 million, records show. She owns other property in the area.
Davenport, 38, is a former Women’s Tennis Assn. No. 1-ranked singles player. In addition to her six Grand Slam titles, the Palos Verdes native won a gold medal in the women’s singles event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She currently coaches tennis player Madison Keys.
Harold Noriega of HOM Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
New nest for NFL star
Patrick Peterson, the star defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals, has made an upgrade to his home roster, buying a guard-gated estate in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $2.692 million.
Hedged by tall trees and palms, the Tuscan-inspired contemporary sits on nearly an acre in the Paradise Manor Estates community with a 7,807-square-foot main house, a guest casita, a basketball half-court and a lagoon-style pool and spa.
The single-story floor plan features hardwood and stone flooring, exposed beams, ornate woodwork and recessed ceilings throughout. Grand formal areas, a chef’s kitchen, a library and a wine cellar complete with tasting room are among the amenities.
The master retreat, one of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, sports an exercise room, a steam room and a private office.
Bridging indoor and outdoor spaces, walls of glass open onto a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen. The detached casita adds a game/media room and another kitchen.
Originally offered for as much as $3.2 million last year, the home was more recently priced at $2.8 million.
Sandra Baldwin of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Chuck Fazio of West USA Realty Revelation represented Peterson in the sale, which closed in January.
The purchase comes roughly five months after the cornerback put his 8,300-square-foot home in Gilbert on the market for $1.899 million. Currently listed at $1.5 million, the Tuscan-style estate is highlighted by a 22-foot stone fireplace, a home theater and a tiered pool and spa.
Peterson, a four-time Pro Bowler, started all 16 games for the Cardinals last season, finishing with three interceptions, including one for a touchdown. The 24-year-old signed a five-year, $70-million contract extension with the Cardinals in July.
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