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Hot property: Bruno Mars wraps up a year’s worth of realty deals with home sale

Lauren Bacall’s New York City home comes to market at $26 million.
Lauren Bacall’s New York City home comes to market at $26 million. Los Angeles Times

Grammy winner Bruno Mars has sold his Hollywood Regency-style contemporary along the border of Studio City and Hollywood Hills West for $3,347,500 in an off-market deal.

Fronting a 10-vehicle motor court, the 1964 home has an imposing facade with stone columns flanking 11-foot-tall frosted glass entry doors.

The walled and gated house features a single-story open floor plan. Retractable walls of glass bring in expansive cityscape and mountain views.

The home contains living and family rooms, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a powder room in 4,074 square feet of living space. The master bathroom features radiant heat flooring, a sauna, a two-person steam shower and a massage and gym area, according to details from 2012, when Mars bought the property for $3.254 million.

There’s a swimming pool at the back of the house and a three-car garage.

Earlier this year, Mars bought an estate in Studio City for $6.5 million. The 9,033-square-foot Mediterranean-style house, built in 2000, sits on two acres with a covered lounge, an infinity swimming pool with a spa and a children’s play area.

He also sold his place in Hawaii.

The singer-songwriter, 30, is working on his third album. He has released two studio albums, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) and Unorthodox Jukebox (2012). The latter won a Grammy Award for best pop vocal album. He was Billboard’s artist of the year in 2014.

Mars performed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2014.

HOME FOR A HALF-CENTURY

The New York City co-op that actress Lauren Bacall called home for more than half a century sold for $21 million, public records show.

Thirteen-foot-high ceilings and freshly painted white walls give the 1884 Dakota building apartment an airy feeling. Views from the nine-room unit take in treetops, Central Park and the Manhattan cityscape.

Among original features is the foyer fireplace. Rooms opening off the 70-foot-long central hall include a living room, a library and a formal dining room. Pocket doors, wainscoting and a corner china cabinet are among details in the dining room, which has a fireplace and connects to a butler’s pantry.

The cozy library has its original pocket doors, a fireplace and a floor-to-ceiling window with a small overlook balcony. Mahogany doors lead to the living room, where there’s another fireplace.

Bacall, who died last year at 89, worked with Humphrey Bogart in the 1940s films as To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Key Largo. They were married in 1945. More recently, she starred in the The Forger (2012).

CLOSING ON THEIR VENICE BUNGALOW

Actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have sold their bungalow in Venice for $1.77 million, $21,000 more than the asking price.

The couple bought the house three years ago for $929,000, records show.

Tucked behind privacy hedges and a gated entry, the single-story home was built in 1921 and remodeled in 2013.

Within the 1,520 square feet of living space are crisp interiors, coved doorways and rich hardwood floors. A living room with custom built-ins, a dining room, an updated kitchen and a family room are among the living spaces. Three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms include a master suite with his and her sinks and French doors that open to a tree-topped patio.

A detached two-car garage, an outdoor laundry room and a playroom/office make up the grounds.

Danson, 67, is known for his role on the 1980s sitcom Cheers. Among his other TV credits are the series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Fargo and Damages.

Steenburgen, 62, won an Academy Award for her supporting role as Lynda Dummar in the 1980 film Melvin and Howard. She appears on the television series Orange Is the New Black and The Last Man on Earth.

POINT GUARD MAKES A PLAY

As Stephen Curry continues to pilot the Golden State Warriors to unprecedented heights, the all-star point guard has made a play away from the court, buying a home in Walnut Creek, California, for $3.2 million.

Set on about an acre, the two-story Mediterranean estate was built in 2012 and has a gated motor court and a formal courtyard entry.

Nearly 8,000 square feet of open-plan space includes a two-story foyer that opens to a step-down living room and an adjacent dining room area. A center-island kitchen and family room area sit off the foyer. For entertainment, a lower-level space is outfitted with media and billiards rooms, a 2,300-bottle wine cellar and a full bar.

Occupying a separate wing of the home, the master suite boasts an office, a fireplace and a private balcony. Marble and travertine finishes, a frameless glass shower and jetted spa tub highlight the master bathroom. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and four fireplaces in all.

French doors open to a wide covered patio with an outdoor kitchen. Formal landscaping, gardens and a separate 800-square-foot casita complete the grounds.

The house came on the market in April for $3.988 million and was more recently priced at $3.65 million, records show. It sold for $2.5 million last year.

Curry, 27, earned NBA most valuable player honors last year while leading Golden State to its first title in 40 years. The former first-round pick out of Davidson College has shown no sign of slowing down this season, averaging a league-best 32.7 points per game through 15 games.

QB SEEKS A RECEIVER IN DEL MAR

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has put a contemporary-style house in the San Diego County city of Del Mar on the market at $24,995,000.

The 2002 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Southern California, now in his 12th NFL season, bought the half-acre property from the city of Del Mar in 2010 for $4.4 million, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The 8,000-square-foot house with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms was built last year.

The three-story house, designed for entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living, includes such custom features as an infinity-edge swimming pool, a bocce ball court, a sports court, an open-air living room and an outdoor kitchen/wet bar.

Open-plan interiors done in poured concrete and mahogany finishes include formal living and dining rooms, a center-island kitchen, a media room and an office. The master suite spans the entire third floor and has an indoor-outdoor shower, a free-standing soaking tub and private deck. There are five fireplaces in all.

A lower-level gym has sliding doors that open to a tennis/sports court. Elsewhere, an oversized garage has parking for as many as 10 cars.

Palmer, 35, was a standout at USC. The two-time Pro Bowl player was taken first overall in the 2003 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and has also played for the Oakland Raiders. He is in his third year with the Cardinals.

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