Hot property: L.A.

Barry Bonds asks $25 million for Beverly Park estate

 

Los Angeles Times

Perhaps hoping to hit a home run of a different sort, former baseball outfielder Barry Bonds has put his Italian-inspired estate in Beverly Park up for sale at $25 million.

Designed to function both as a place to host large-scale events and as a family home, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits beside a circular motor court centered on a multi-tiered fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include an outdoor kitchen, a pool with cabana, a 2,100-square-foot sports court, an olive grove, a lawn and a rose garden.

Interiors feature ceilings as high as 30 feet, a hand-painted wall mural of the Tuscany landscape, limestone columns and Venetian plaster/faux finish walls. Rooms include a walnut-paneled office, a 12-seat theater, a game room, a wine cellar, a gym, seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

Bonds, 48, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants during a two-decade-plus career that included seven most valuable player honors. He paid $8.7 million for the property in 2002, public records show. The estate is being offered furnished.

CELEBRITY LANDLORDS

Among celebrity owners of L.A.-area homes for lease are the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, actress Kristen Stewart’s mother Jules and actor Steven Guttenberg.

Bosh, the 28-year-old power forward, bought his resort-like place in Pacific Palisades in late December for $9.4 million and has put it up for lease at $45,000 a month. The contemporary Mediterranean includes six bedrooms and eight bathrooms within its nearly 11,000 square feet of living space. The infinity pool features a swim-up bar and lounge area. Other outdoor amenities include a kitchen, pizza oven and shower. Inside, there’s a movie theater and a sports bar.

Regardless of whether this Malibu beach house really is owned by Stewart’s mother, whose name is on record, or the Twilight actress herself, the modern home is available for lease at $21,500 a month. Ocean views, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and balconies or decks from most rooms are among features of the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house with 5,800 square feet of living space.

Actor-comedian Guttenberg, 54, is offering up a pad in Pacific Palisades at $12,500 a month. The Spanish-style house has three fireplaces, a bar, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,366 square feet of living space. The more than half an acre lot contains a pool.

SCENE CHANGE

Actor Esai Morales has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.175 million.

The Midcentury-style house, built in 1957, features vaulted wood-beam ceilings, skylights, French doors, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,479 square feet of living space. A pool sits in the backyard.

Morales, 50, played Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue (2001-04) and recently had a recurring role on Fairly Legal (2011-12).

He paid $749,000 for the property in 2000, public records show.

HE’S outta here

British Invasion singer Eric Burdon, who sang with the Animals and then the funk band War, has listed his retreat in Joshua Tree for sale at $999,000.

The Southwestern-style gated house, built in 2007, sits on 2.5 acres surrounded by native plants and encircled by an adobe wall. The 3,200-square-foot-plus courtyard-style home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room and an office. There is a studio with a wood-burning stove. Outdoor amenities include a heated saltwater pool, a spa and a rooftop deck.

Burdon, 71, was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He paid $640,000 for the property in 2007, public records show.

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