Evan Longoria can forgo the team hotel next season when the Tampa Bay Rays are in Southern California. The slugging third baseman for the American League East team recently bought a house in West Hollywood for $1.95 million.
Set behind walls and gates, the 1925 Spanish-style home has been recently renovated and features a courtyard entry, beamed ceilings and arched doorways. Within the 1,850 square feet of space is a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an office and an updated kitchen. The master suite sports dual vanities and a large soaking tub for a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Outdoors, hedged grounds include a patio, courtyard/sitting area and a large lawn. A two-car garage sits behind a gated driveway.
A three-time all-star, Longoria (no relation to actress Eva Longoria) has deep roots in Southern California, having attended Long Beach State, where he shared Big West Conference player of the year honors in 2006. Before that he was at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower.
The 29-year-old, who was the American League rookie of the year in 2008, is in his eighth season with the Rays.
READY TO SIGN ON THE LINES
Goran Visnjic, of the current television series Crossing Lines and Extant, has listed a rambling home in Hollywood Hills for sale at $4.58 million.
The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1937, features a large formal living room with a fireplace, a family room, a center-island kitchen, a den, an office, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room. The master suite contains a yoga room and a sun room overlooking the swimming pool and lawn. Tax records indicate there are about 4,000 square feet of living space.
The quarter-acre lot has an outdoor kitchen and dining room and a Moroccan-style living room with a sunken round seating area.
Visnjic, 43, gained fame on the television series ER. He stars in the upcoming thriller You Were There.
He bought the property a decade ago for $3.915 million, public records show.
AN ENCORE APPEARANCE
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has put his beach home in Oxnard back on the market at $2.995 million.
The nearly 3,100-square-foot house sits along the sand and takes in ocean views. Vaulted beam ceilings add visual drama in the water-facing living room. A state-of-the-art kitchen sits between the living and dining rooms. The master suite has a fireplace and balcony for a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is garage parking for up to four vehicles.
Grohl, 46, is the frontman and a guitarist for the rock band, which recently marked the 20th anniversary of its first album. The onetime Nirvana drummer broke his leg this summer while performing on the Sonic Highways tour, named for Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album. Back performing in the U.S., Grohl sings and plays seated in a customized throne adorned with lights and guitar necks.
Public records show he paid $3,783,500 for the property nine years ago. He listed it for sale two years ago and then again in March.
SINGER CINCHES IN REALTY PORTFOLIO
Singer-songwriter superstar Rod Stewart has sold an investment condominium in Beverly Hills for $1.2 million, public records show.
The contemporary Mediterranean-style unit was purchased new more than a decade ago for $949,000 through a trust in which he holds other property. He also owns a mansion in gated Beverly Park.
The top-floor condo features skylights, an open-plan living room with a fireplace and two balconies. The kitchen has granite counters, a breakfast bar and stainless-steel appliances.
There also are two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a laundry room within the 1,811 square feet of living space. The master suite includes a fireplace and walk-in closet.
The Grammy-winning Stewart, 70, has had a huge impact on the pop and rock music scene for decades. He released his first solo, An Old Raincoat Won’t Let You Down, in 1969. His 29th studio album, Another Country, will be out next month. Among his enduring hits is Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.
NOT TOO SOON TO THINK SNOW
Actor-director-producer Peter Berg of Friday Night Lights and Lone Survivor fame has put his home at the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, on the market for $6.95 million.
Sweeping forest and mountain views form the backdrop for the contemporary, set on more than two acres in the Blue Sky Ridge neighborhood.
With polished concrete floors and wood paneling, the two-level floor plan centers on a great room with raised ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a two-sided stone fireplace shared by the step-down dining room. Other spaces include a media room and a chef’s kitchen with a large wood island. There are four bedrooms, a bunk room and 4.5 bathrooms in 4,748 square feet of space.
Outside, floating steel-and-wood walkways connect the home to a detached two-car garage and an office. A wide deck with a hot tub extends off the lower level.
Berg, 51, is known for his role on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope and also appeared in the films A Midnight Clear (1992), Fire in the Sky (1993) and Collateral (2004). Among his recent projects is the HBO series Ballers, for which he is an actor, a director and an executive producer.