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Blue Note Records' Don Was buys home in Santa Monica

Blue Note Records' Don Was buys home in Santa Monica
Blue Note Records' Don Was bought a house in Santa Monica in an off-market transaction. (Realtor.com | Inset: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bassist/record producer Don Was has quietly bought a house in Santa Monica for $2.75 million.

The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1988, features a step-down living room, a formal dining room, a library, five bedrooms and six bathrooms within more than 5,500 square feet of living space. An office sits above the garage.

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Vaulted ceilings tower over the master suite, which has a sitting area, a fireplace and a patio. There are also fireplaces in the living and family rooms.

Was, 62, became president of Blue Note Records two years ago.

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He formed the band Was (Was Not) in 1979 with friend David Was. Their real names are Don Fagenson and David Weiss. The rock-disco-dance-jazz-R&B band took a hiatus of about a dozen years before resuming in 2004. "Boo!," released six years ago, is their most recent studio album.

Don Was composed the theme music for "Mad About You" (1992-99) and has written or produced the soundtracks for a variety of TV shows and films.

The property previously sold a decade ago for $2 million.

Credit goes to Celebrity Address Aerial for unearthing the off-market deal.

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