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Singer Josh Groban lists his Malibu retreat

 
 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Playa Vista: </span>The home of Candace Parker and Shelden Williams is listed at $1.499 million and in escrow.
Playa Vista: The home of Candace Parker and Shelden Williams is listed at $1.499 million and in escrow.
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Pop and classical singer Josh Groban has listed his gated house in Malibu at $5.475 million.

The crooner, 32, put the Tuscan-inspired home up for lease a few years ago at $23,000 a month after it failed to sell at $6.1 million. Perhaps this time around it will hit all the right notes with a buyer.

A long brick driveway leads to the multi-level house, which was built in 1976 and sits on 1.8 acres.

The mountain-view property includes the main house, a guesthouse, a pool and spa with a waterfall, a lighted tennis court and an outdoor fireplace. Among features are a two-story entry hall, a wine cellar, a music room/studio, a game room with a bar, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The musician, who has sold more than 25 million albums nationwide, also owns a penthouse in Beverly Hills. His net worth is estimated at $30 million.

He bought the Malibu property in 2005 for $4.125 million.

CAST CHANGE

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 47, who starred on the Miami mobster series Magic City, has sold his Mediterranean-style home in Studio City for $2.115 million.

The character-infused five-bedroom, five-bathroom house, built in 2008, features wainscoting, beamed ceilings, wrought-iron stair railings and balconies.

The family room of the 4,320-square-foot home opens to the backyard, which includes a pool and outdoor fireplace. There are fireplaces in the family room, living room and master bedroom.

Morgan bought the property in 2008 for $1.9 million, public records show.

ROCK STAR RETREAT

Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, recently seen rocking out with Taylor Swift at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York, has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $2.275 million.

The contemporary house, built in 1969 and newly renovated, features a recording studio. The custom-built studio is soundproofed and has a separate guest entrance.

A floating-style staircase, concrete floors and open floor plan give the place a “rock star” vibe. The 2,509 square feet of living space includes a corner study, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Set on a promontory of more than a quarter acre, the home has views of the city, the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign.

Stump, 29, is the lead singer, a guitarist and a composer for the punk pop band.

He bought the property in 2005 for $1.975 million, public records show.

WEHO CONDO

Well, hello, Ole. Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has sold his West Hollywood condo for $3.2 million. The buyer is Danish restaurateur Ole Strecker.

The chic double unit, created by combining two condos, contains three bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of living space.

Features of the updated home include a media room, an office, a den and a terrace.

The building, constructed in 1962, has concierge service, 24-hour valet parking and a rooftop pool. There are city and mountain views.

Herman, 82, won Tony Awards for best composer and lyricist for Hello, Dolly! in 1964 and for original score for La Cage aux Folles in 1984. He has moved to Florida.

Public records show he bought the property in 2010 for $3.875 million.

BASKETBALL DUO

Candace Parker, 27, who plays for the L.A. Sparks, and her husband, pro basketball player Shelden Williams, listed their home in Playa Vista at $1.499 million last month and it is already in escrow.

The Mediterranean-style three-story house, built in 2007, features a den/office, a bar, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two powder rooms. There are 3,766 square feet of living space.

The pair reworked the master bedroom shower to accommodate their 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-9 heights and personalized it by adding their first initials in tile.

Williams bought the property in 2008 for $1.779 million, public records show.

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