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Rams tight end Lance Kendricks makes himself at home in Calabasas

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Los Angeles Rams tight end Lance Kendricks has hauled in a new home in Calabasas for $1.8 million.
(Realtor.com | Inset: Associated Press)

Whereas many Los Angeles Rams players have opted to lease in and around their new city, at least one member of the organization has decided to buy. Tight end Lance Kendricks has paid $1.8 million for a home in a gated Calabasas community.

Set on about a third of an acre, the Mediterranean-style house is entered through a courtyard with a fountain. A pair of two-car garages flank the entrance to the home.

Inside, the approximately 4,500-square-foot interior features a circular foyer that opens to a two-story living/dining room with a Juliet balcony. A center-island kitchen, a family room with a wet bar, a gym, a bonus loft, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms also lie within the home.

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The master suite has one of three indoor fireplaces and a private balcony that overlooks the grounds. Gray-hued subway tile, a steam shower and a large soaking tub highlight the master bath.

Outdoors, a trellis-topped pavilion provides shade for an outdoor fireplace and built-in barbecue. Around the corner is a swimming pool with a tiled spa and fountain feature. Various patios, lounging decks, lawns and native landscaping complete the hedged grounds.

The property came to market in March for $1.775 million, property records show. It previously changed hands three years ago for about $1.6 million.

Heidi Adams of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent. Lori Hashman Berris of Sotheby’s International represented the buyer.

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Kendricks, 30, is expected to see an expanded role in the Rams’ passing game after the team cut ties with tight end Jared Cook during the off-season. Now in his sixth year, he appeared in 15 games last season, including 12 starts, catching 25 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns.

He will earn $4.5 million this season as part of a four-year, $18.5-million extension he inked a year ago.

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