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Galaxy soccer star Landon Donovan parts with his high ground in La Jolla

Galaxy soccer star Landon Donovan parts with his high ground in La Jolla
L.A. Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has sold an ocean-view parcel of land in La Jolla for $2.9 million. (Redfin | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

Landon Donovan recently returned to the fold with the L.A. Galaxy, but earlier this year he was making another sort of move: selling an ocean-view parcel of land in La Jolla for $2.9 million.

Sitting on a hillside in the upper Shores area, the more than half-acre lot sits up from the street and has a beach volleyball court. Views from the property extend down the crest of La Jolla Cove.

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Plans for a Bill Hayer-designed home of 6,840 square feet were included in the sale, according to the listing notes. Renderings show a multi-level contemporary with walls of glass, multiple ocean-facing decks and a detached guest/pool house.

The property came up for sale last year for $3.65 million, records show. More recently, it was listed at $3.25 million.

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Susana Corrigan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Malena Suarez, also of Berkshire Hathaway, represented the buyer.

Donovan, 34, ended a 21-month retirement in September when he re-signed with the Galaxy. A six-time winner of the MLS Cup, he is the all-time leader in goals and assists in both MLS and with the U.S. national team.

He bought the parcel two years ago for $3.35 million.

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