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Home sale brings pain, gain to Mark Wahlberg


Los Angeles Times

Mark Wahlberg, 42, has sold his home in the 90210 ZIP Code for $12.995 million — $1 million less than the actor-producer was asking when he listed it two years ago.

The contemporary Mediterranean estate, built in 1985, has been updated throughout its 11,500 square feet of living space. In addition to the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom main house, the property features a guesthouse and a detached gym with a boxing ring where the actor trained for his starring role in The Fighter (2010).

The 1.75 acres include a pool with a grotto and waterfalls, a putting green and a sports court.

The property, marketed in 2008 at a high of $15.9 million, was purchased in 2001 for $4.95 million.

‘VAMPIRE’ lists

Robert Pattinson, 27, who stars as a vampire in the Twilight films, is quietly shopping his Los Feliz house for sale at $6.75 million outside the Multiple Listing Service.

The 1922 Spanish Colonial house has 4,026 square feet of space, antiqued tile and stone, hand-carved wood and stenciled ceilings, according to details from an earlier listing. The 1.5-acre property features a g pool, waterfalls and fountains.

Pattinson, bought the home two years ago for $6.25 million.


Zoe Saldana, 35, known for her roles as Neytiri in Avatar and as Uhura in the new Star Trek movies, is off the market and her house in Los Feliz is on – at $1.199 million.

The actress married Italian artist Marco Perego this summer, so she may no longer need her contemporary-style home, which was built in 1955. Features include an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms within its 2,800 square feet of living space.

The combo living/dining/sitting area has views of the surrounding hills. A bonus room opens to a redwood deck in the backyard.

She bought the home in 2006 for $1.005 million, public records show.

ROCKER lists

Kid Rock has listed his Malibu estate for sale at $13.45 million.

The 1.5-acre Balinese-infused property includes a main house, a guesthouse and a pool with an outdoor shower. Intricately carved doors open to a black-and-white mosaic foyer.

Within the 8,305 square feet of living space are a screening room, a gym, an office, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a sauna.

The multiple-instrument musician, 42, is known for his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause. He is the former husband of Bay Watch’s Pamela Anderson. Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, bought the property in 2006 for $11.6 million, public records show. He also has a home in Detroit.


Dennis Gilbert, a former Major League Baseball agent whose clients included Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Jose Canseco and others, has put his Calabasas mansion up for sale at $6.395 million.

Set on more than three acres, the 11,189-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa features a two-story entrance, screening room, bar, gym, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The grounds include a rock waterfall, pool, putting green, tennis court and rolling lawns.

Gilbert, who built the house with his wife, Cyndi, recently purchased a Holmby Hills estate for $8 million. He operates his own insurance agency in Beverly Hills.


Steve Vai, a three-time Grammy-winning rock guitarist known for his technical expertise, has listed a home and recording studio in the Hollywood Hills at $1.795 million.

Among those who have recorded at the 1,400-square-foot Mothership Studio are Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen and Chick Corea. The studio includes a live room, a booth, a microphone room, a control room, its own kitchen and a lounge area.

The 3,981-square-foot house features a den, family and living rooms, three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Vai, 53, bought the property for $330,000 in 1987.

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