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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood ride off into a $7-million sunset

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Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood sell their home on half an acre in Malibu’s Paradise Cove for $7 million in a deal completed off-market.
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Garth Brooks will have to find another spot to hang his cowboy hat.

The country music star and his wife, singer-actress Trisha Yearwood, have quietly sold their home in Malibu’s Paradise Cove for $7 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service.

The ranch-style house, built in 1958, sits on half an acre in a gated community with private beach access.

Remodeled nearly a decade ago, the home features vaulted and beamed ceilings, subdued hues and an open chef’s kitchen. Skylights, clerestory windows and walls of glass invite natural light while opening the interior to the outdoors.


A family room with a brick fireplace, a formal living room, a breakfast nook, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms lie within more than 4,200 square feet on a single story. The master suite has another fireplace and sets of French doors that open to the grounds.

Outdoors, there’s plenty of patio space — covered and uncovered — as well as a stone fireplace, lawns and mature trees. A basketball half-court sits in a shaded corner.

The 54-year-old Brooks has won two Grammy Awards and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Among his most popular albums:  “No Fences,” “Ropin’ the Wind” and “Double Live.”


Yearwood, 51, has won Grammys for the songs “How Do I Live,” “In Another’s Eyes” and “I Fall to Pieces.” As an actress, she has appeared on the series “JAG” and “Nashville.”

The couple bought the house in 2008 for $4.95 million, records show. The property had been marketed outside of the MLS by Kathrin Nicholson of the Agency.

She’s flipping out on the Westside

Home-flipping isn’t just for real estate investors and developers. In Hollywood, it’s a hobby for certain stars.

Count model and television personality Tyra Banks among those with a clear case of the real estate bug. She sold her restored Spanish Colonial in Beverly Hills for $6.33 million earlier this year and is now moving on to her next project.

Banks recently bought an investment property in Pacific Palisades for $7.35 million in a deal completed off-market. She intends to renovate and modernize the ocean-view residence, sources who were not authorized to comment publicly told The Times.

The contemporary-style home, built in 1950 and renovated in 1995, sits on nearly half an acre behind gates on a bluff. Unobstructed views extend from the mouth of Temescal Canyon up toward Malibu.

Currently, the tri-level house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms in nearly 4,800 square feet of living space. A courtyard with a cascading fountain feature sits off the entrance. The rear of the property offers plenty of entertaining space but no swimming pool.


Banks, 42, is known for being a cover model for Sports Illustrated and modeling for Victoria’s Secret. She has been a producer on “America’s Next Top Model” (2003-13), “The Tyra Banks Show” (2008-10) and “FABLife” (2015-16).

She makes her home in Malibu.

Assembling his team in L.A.

One by one, members of LeBron James’ inner circle are joining the NBA superstar out West.

Rich Paul, a longtime friend and agent to the three-time NBA most valuable player, has bought a newly built home in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles for $3 million.

The purchase comes after James bought a $21-million home in Brentwood last year. James’ business manager, Maverick Carter, is another new area homeowner.

Sitting along a tree-lined street near the Melrose district, the 3,914-square-foot house has a polished look, with ceramic tile and hardwood floors, bi-folding doors and vaulted ceilings with recessed lighting. In the front entry, a towering wall of windows underscores a floating glass-and-steel staircase.


Other common areas include formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen with custom Italian cabinetry, a family room with a fireplace feature and an office/den. The master suite has sliding glass doors that open to a balcony overlooking the backyard. Another of the five bedrooms opens to a front-facing terrace.

Outdoors are a covered living room with a wall fireplace, a dining area and a swimming pool and spa. A second courtyard/patio sits off the entrance to the home.

Zack Blum of New Vision R.E. & Investments was the listing agent. Jaime Cuevas of Compass represented the buyer.

The 34-year-old Paul broke into the sports representation business working under James’ first agent, Leon Rose at Creative Artists Agency. In 2012, he left CAA to form Klutch Sports, with James being among the first to join the newly formed agency.

His other clients include such talents as Eric Bledsoe and John Wall as well as 2016 No.1 pick Ben Simmons.

Hammer before Han Solo

An Encino home once owned by actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke and, after him, Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has sold for $6.512 million.

During Mendes’ ownership, he hired a construction crew that included a young Harrison Ford to build a recording studio on the property. Ford would go on to star in “American Graffiti” and “Star Wars” in the years that followed.

The property previously changed hands about two decades ago for $1.25 million, records show. It had been listed in April for $8.995 million before the price was chopped to $6.995 million in June.

Obscured by hedges and gates, the Italian villa-style home also has a sports pedigree of note. Pelé once visited the property as a guest of Mendes’ and played soccer on the park-like grounds.

Fronted by a horseshoe-shaped driveway, the 12,015-square-foot house has a skylight-lit foyer, a living room with a stone fireplace, a dining room, a center-island kitchen, three bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Amenities such as a wine cellar, a theater, a gym and an elevator also lie within the home.

Outside, the acre-plus setting includes a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a tennis court. Across from the main house, a separate villa provides three additional en suite bedrooms.

There’s also a subterranean garage.

Jacob Dadon of John Aaroe Group was the listing agent. Lisa Gaber of L.A. Property Investment repped the buyer.

A bigger cut in the Big Apple

The “Scarface” mansion in Montecito needed multiple price chops before finally selling last year, but the film’s producer is betting his New York apartment can fetch top dollar.

Hollywood producer Martin Bregman, whose credits include the 1983 gangster film as well as “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Carlito’s Way,” has put his residence in Midtown Manhattan on the market for $9.999 million, up from an $8.999-million listing last year.

The European-style residence in a prewar building designed by Emery Roth has nine rooms including a dining salon, a living room with a decorative fireplace and an eat-in kitchen. A library, with wood-paneled walls and built-in bookshelves, features a built-in wet bar and movie-projection screen.

The master suite has another, similarly decorated fireplace for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There are also a maid’s quarters and a laundry room, as well as private elevator access.

Karen Loew, Stefani Markowitz and Robert Barr of Charles Rutenberg hold the listing. The apartment is also available for lease at $20,000 a month.

Bregman, 91, broke into show business first as a nightclub agent and later as a talent manager, representing such stars as Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Faye Dunaway. His first production credit came in 1973 with “Serpico,” which received two Oscar nominations.

Twitter: @NJLeitereg


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