"Dancing With the Stars" regular Mark Ballas has made a couple of moves away from the dance floor, selling a home on the Westside and buying another in the Laurel Canyon area.
On the sale side, Ballas parted with a Mediterranean-style home in the Beverly Crest area for $3.125 million in a deal completed off-market. He bought the property two years ago for $2.525 million, records show.
The roughly 4,900-square-foot home, built in the 1970s and since renovated, had been listed for as much as $4 million last year. It includes two kitchens, two family rooms, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
A swimming pool and spa highlight grounds of more than a third of an acre.
The house he bought sits up from the street in the Wonderland School District and is surrounded by mature trees. Vibrant stone siding and a glass-paneled staircase give the updated 1950s home a contemporary vibe.
Some 2,000 square feet of white-walled living space include living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Picture windows bring in views of the grounds, and the master suite has a sliding glass door that opens to a patio.
Ballas bought the home for $1.5 million, or $101,000 over the asking price, records show.
Mark Kitching of Partners Trust was the listing agent. Anthony Paradise of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.
Ballas, 30, first appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2007 and has twice won the dancing competition series. He was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding choreography in 2011.
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