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DAMON WAYANS, named best actor in a TV sketch comedy role at the inaugural Soul Train Comedy Awards earlier this month, has purchased a home in the Beverly Hills area for $2.5 million, sources say.

Wayans, 32, won the award for his work on the Fox series "In Living Color," created and produced by his older brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans. Damon Wayans left the comedy show after the 1991-92 season but returned last season to do some guest shots.

The younger Wayans starred, produced and wrote the 1992 movie "Mo' Money," which is now airing on HBO. A stand-up comedian who was a regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," Damon Wayans also co-starred with Bruce Willis in "The Last Boy Scout" (1991).

Wayans, who has nine siblings and grew up poor in the projects of New York City, has a wife and four children, for whom he named his company Wife 'N' Kids Productions. They were living in smaller quarters in another part of the city.

Their new home, which is in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, is a 10,000-square-footer designed to look like a Tuscan villa. It has six bedrooms, a tennis court and a pool.

The home was built about five years ago for the seller, described as a major clothing manufacturer. The sale was part of a divorce settlement, sources say. The listing price had been in the $3-million range.

Victor Kaminoff represented the seller, and Joanne MacKenzie represented the buyer. Both agents are with Prudential/Rodeo Realty, Hollywood Hills.

BROOKE ADAMS, who played Anna Dunne in the USA Network movie "The Last Hit" (which aired earlier this year), and Tony Shalhoub, known for his role as Antonio in the TV series "Wings," have bought a Craftsman-style home in Hancock Park.

Adams, who made her name as an actress in the 1978 film "Days of Heaven" (with Richard Gere) and has starred since then in several films including "Gas Food Lodging" (1992), starred in the 1990 Broadway production of "The Heidi Chronicles" and in the 1992 touring production of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" (1992).

Shalhoub, who plays a chess club member in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer," played Buddy Walker in "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992) and Ben Geisler in "Barton Fink" (1991).

The couple, who were married in 1992, were previously living in a Hollywood Hills house that she bought about 10 years ago. The three-bedroom cottage plus guest quarters, on a hillside lot with a stream on it, is listed at $549,000.

Their new home, built in the teens, has a veranda, four bedrooms plus maid's quarters and a guest apartment. The 4,500-square-foot house, more than twice the size of the couple's former residence, was purchased for about $700,000, sources say.

Lucy McBain and Lisa Hutchins, both of Coldwell Banker in Hancock Park, have the listing on the Hollywood house and represented the couple in buying their Hancock Park home.

MARK L. NATHANSON, the former California Coastal Commissioner who pleaded guilty to racketeering and tax fraud charges and is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, has sold his Holmby Hills home for just under $3 million, sources say.

The 8,000-square-foot house was completed about three years ago. Nathanson and his wife lived in it for 30 days before deciding to get divorced and listing the home, originally at $6.9 million.

Nathanson also has a house in Trousdale Estates, which is for rent at $17,500 a month, furnished. The contemporary-style, Trousdale house has a pool in a lagoon setting, a tennis court and a koi pond.

Nathanson was represented in the sale by Stephen Shapiro, who also has the lease listing, and the buyer, a local attorney, was represented by Marie Wyrn and Barbara Hart, also with Stan Herman/Stephen Shapiro & Associates, Beverly Hills.

A two-acre La Canada Flintridge estate said to have sold for close to $4.5 million represents one of the most expensive homes ever sold in the La Canada Flintridge/ Pasadena/San Marino area, sources say.

The house--modeled after a mansion in Southampton, England--is nearly 13,000 square feet in size and has a wine cellar capable of storing 4,000 bottles of wine; a 1,600-square-foot master suite, a gym and two family rooms.

A San Marino woman bought the house for her daughter and paid all cash, sources said. The seller was an entrepreneur who completed it in 1989. John Tartaglione, Jon Douglas Co.-Pasadena, had the listing.

Producer ROBERT SERTNER has purchased a four-bedroom house just north of the Sunset Strip for close to its last asking price of $1.85 million. The original price, when it was first listed about two years ago, was $2.25 million.

Before his 37th birthday, Sertner amassed more than 40 producing credits, including the TV movies "Fergie and Andrew: Behind Closed Doors" (1992), "Battling for Baby" (1992), "Too Young to Die" (1990) and Gore Vidal's "Billy the Kid" (1989).

His new home, which has a gym and city views, was remodeled by its former owner, designer Thomas Filauro, who was represented by Fintan Power and Nancy Sill, both of Prudential/Rodeo Realty, Sunset Strip. Sertner was represented by Jon Eric Horn of Jon Douglas Co., Beverly Hills.

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