Hot Property: Joe Mantegna readies for a scene change in Toluca Lake
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After nearly three decades, Joe Mantegna is calling it quits in Toluca Lake. The veteran actor, whose myriad credits include “Three Amigos,” “The Godfather Part III” and “Criminal Minds,” has listed his Tudor-style haunt for $4.195 million.
A Tudor through and through, the two-story home sits on half an acre with a charming exterior of brick, half-timbering and leaded glass windows. Rich hardwood floors and paneled walls continue the vibe throughout the 7,400-square-foot interior.
A spacious foyer with a sweeping staircase kicks things off, leading into a step-down living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room. The most impressive space comes in the great room, where beamed ceilings and angled skylights hang over a pub-style bar, billiards area and screening room.
Elsewhere are four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, family room, wine cellar and elegant office. Everything is whitewashed except for the floors in the master suite, which extends to a scenic balcony.
Towering palm trees top the entertainer’s backyard, where lawns and landscaping surround a swimming pool and spa. At the corner of the property, there’s a secluded dining deck.
Mantegna, 72, has been acting since the 1970s. He’s worked extensively with playwright David Mamet, appearing in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Glengarry Glen Ross” and his films “House of Games,” “Things Change” and “Homicide.” Since the 1990s, he has also voiced the role of Fat Tony in “The Simpsons.”
He purchased the property for $1.58 million in 1991.
Craig Strong of Compass holds the listing.
New home court for Lakers owner
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has picked up a property near the team’s El Segundo practice facility, shelling out $2.6 million for a coastal condo a few miles up the road in Playa del Rey.
Buss isn’t new to the beachfront community. In 2017, she bought a Mediterranean-style estate for roughly $2.45 million and sold it two years later.
Her new place is in the Breakers, a condo development set right on the beach. The sale price is the most ever paid for a home there, records show.
It was owned by Barry Poznick, MGM TV’s president of unscripted and alternative television. He has another spot in the community on the market as well — a contemporary two-bedroom town house up for grabs at $1.325 million.
This one’s a bit bigger, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,200 square feet. White oak floors and plantation shutters touch up the living spaces, which include an ocean-view living room and tile-splashed chef’s kitchen. A dual-sided fireplace anchors the space.
Upstairs, the master suite opens to a private balcony overlooking the ocean. Down below, a beachfront patio adds extra space to entertain.
William Passavia and Susan Kim of Compass were the listing agents; Passavia is also handling Poznick’s second listing. Sally Forster Jones and Meredith Schlosser of Compass represented Buss.
Buss, 58, is the daughter of late businessman and Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Her moves since she took over the team include hiring Rob Pelinka as general manager and Frank Vogel as head coach.
Billionaire chases nine figures
Metro Networks founder David Saperstein is setting the bar high in 2020. The billionaire has put his impressive Malibu mansion on the market for $115 million, making it one of only seven properties in L.A. County currently seeking nine figures.
Should it sell for that price, it would be the fourth-most-expensive home ever sold in California. The current record belongs to Bel-Air’s “Beverly Hillbillies” mansion — which Lachlan Murdoch bought last year for $150 million — followed by the Manor in Holmby Hills at $119.75 million and a prized estate in Woodside at $117.5 million.
Perched on 2.6 acres overlooking the ocean near Paradise Cove, the modern compound boasts 12 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms in more than 10,000 square feet. It’s shaped like a wedge, with the broad side serving as the entry and the pointed side facing out toward the water. A wraparound balcony takes advantage of the scenic setting.
Glass catwalks and water features frame the dramatic foyer, which boasts white marble floors, a sweeping staircase and an 18-foot crystal chandelier that runs floor to ceiling.
Almost every common space enjoys sweeping ocean views, including a limestone-clad great room and chef’s kitchen with steel cabinetry. Upstairs, the master suite includes a copper tub and a two-room closet with a bar.
For amenities, there’s a 20-seat movie theater, a 40-camera security system and a spacious gym with three screens. Outside, patios and vistas overlook a swimming pool and spa that mirror the shape of the home. The landscaped grounds tack on a tennis court and eight-car garage.
Drew Mandile of the Mandile Knapp Team at Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.
Saperstein founded traffic data provider Metro Networks in 1978 and sold it roughly two decades later to Westwood One for about $1.25 billion in stock.
A regular in real estate headlines, he unloaded Fleur de Lys — a 50,000-square-foot trophy residence inspired by a French palace — for $88.3 million in 2014. Two years later, he sold a 123-acre equestrian estate in Simi Valley for $33 million.
Former Dodger suffers a loss
Veteran baseball outfielder Matt Kemp has sold his custom estate in Poway’s Heritage community for $4.3 million.
The 15,844-square-foot mansion, which Kemp spent about $3 million to renovate, originally hit the market in late 2016 at $11.5 million and was more recently listed for $4.999 million. The three-time all-star bought the property in 2013 for $9.075 million using a corporate entity.
Built in 2003, the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion features a 1,200-bottle wine cellar, a cigar lounge and a theater with a snack bar. Formal living and dining rooms sit off the foyer, which has a custom staircase. Two walk-in closets, a spa-style bathroom, a sitting room and a balcony are included in the master suite. An elevator services each floor.
Outside, about four acres of grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool, fountain features and hedged gardens. A detached guesthouse is outfitted with a game room, a gym and a steam room. There’s also a five-car garage.
Kemp, 35, has hit 281 home runs and 1,010 RBIs across 14 big league seasons and won two Silver Slugger Awards. In December, the former Dodger agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that includes an invitation to spring training.
Kofi Nartey and Jessica Foote of Compass were the listing agents.
A stellar sale for Daisy Duke
Things couldn’t have gone much better for actress Catherine Bach, who has sold her Encino compound for $5.4 million. She found a buyer less than a week after listing the home for sale and sold it for $5,000 over the asking price.
That’s quite an improvement upon the $1.825 million she paid for the place back in 1992. At the time, she had finished her role as Daisy Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard” and was set to star in the Canadian drama series “African Skies.”
Found in Royal Oaks, the gated property makes the most of its 0.8-acre lot. There’s a 1940s farmhouse, two-story guesthouse, swimming pool, poolside kitchen and lounge, detached office bungalow and an entertainer’s space topped by a pergola.
A gravel motor court approaches the crisp white home, which holds six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a movie theater in about 5,500 square feet. Skylights and walls of windows brighten an open floor plan with a chandelier-topped dining area, chef’s kitchen and living room with a wall of stone.
The master suite opens directly outside, while a second-story guest bedroom extends to a deck. The scenic space overlooks a verdant backyard full of lawns and landscaping.
Bach, 65, is most famous for her role in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” which ran for seven seasons on CBS in the early 1980s. More recently, she joined “The Young and the Restless” in the role of Anita Lawson.
Jeffrey Saad and Taya Dicarlo of Compass held the listing. Michelle Mandel of Keller Williams Realty Calabasas represented the buyer.
If these walls could talk
Above the Sunset Strip, a hillside home once owned by actress-singer Judy Garland and her husband, film and stage director Vincente Minnelli, has come up for sale at $6.129 million.
Garland and Minnelli lived at the house in the mid-1940s with daughter Liza Minnelli. It was later owned by television actor and comedian Wally Cox, who sold it in 1955 to Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. During Davis’ stay, musical acts such as the Band lived and recorded on the property.
The main house, designed and built in 1941 by architect-to-the-stars John Elgin Woolf, has been updated but still contains relics from its Hollywood residents. The downstairs living room sits next to what was once Liza Minnelli’s childhood bedroom and has a hidden door that leads to the original master bedroom, which has a dressing area and walk-in closet. The dressing room, untouched through the decades, retains its original mirrors.
Other spaces include a living room with a fireplace, a step-up dining room and an office. The kitchen, accessed from both the living and dining rooms, has been remodeled.
Outside, grounds designed by Davis himself feature a swimming pool, a pool house with two bathrooms, fruit trees and tropical landscaping. A fire pit is a more recent addition to the property.
Alexandra Pfeifer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties holds the listing.
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