Former Laker puts Playa del Rey house on market

NBA player and former Laker Kwame Brown has put his Playa del Rey house on the market at $2,975,000.

The contemporary, with views of the ocean, city and marina area, has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 6,329 square feet. The kitchen can seat eight to 10 people at its large breakfast bar. The open floor-plan house was built in 1989.

“My favorite part is the movie room in the basement,” Brown said. The media room has a built-in projector, screen and a wet bar.

Brown, 27, bought the property for $3,375,000 in 2005. He joined the Lakers that year and was starting center in 2006.

Although Brown lives and owns in Detroit, according to his listing agent, the Pistons center has fond memories of the beach city house, whose step-down master bedroom has a fireplace and balcony. “I will miss the amazing views from all the floors -- especially my bedroom -- and seeing the sunrise in the morning,” said Brown, who signed with the Pistons last July after a brief stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.

He put the house on the market at $2,999,000, or for lease at $12,000 a month, in November before withdrawing it in late May.

Sherille Varela of Prudential California Realty, Glendale, now has the listing.