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Boxer-Singer Pulls Out of the Ring in Bel-Air

March 08, 2001|RUTH RYON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Oscar De La Hoya has put his Bel-Air house back on the market at $4.75 million. The boxer-singer first listed the home almost a year ago at $5.5 million.

The house has eight bedrooms and 10 baths in 10,000 square feet. Among its features are a gym, screening room, game room, pool and tennis court. The house is reached by way of a 300-foot driveway.

Built in 1990, the house underwent a complete redesign since De La Hoya bought it in 1997. De La Hoya, 27, also has a home in Big Bear, where he trains.

The Olympic gold medalist is the biggest moneymaker among non-heavyweights in boxing history, although he lost the World Boxing Council welterweight crown two years after winning it in 1997. De La Hoya will fight Arturo Gatti in Las Vegas on March 24.

He also released his debut album as a pop and ranchera singer in October. His album was on the Billboard Latin charts for more than eight weeks, and he appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" singing his hit "Run to Me."

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Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has purchased a Hollywood Hills home for about $2.2 million.

The house, which Kiedis bought before the holidays, has six bedrooms and six baths in 4,500 square feet and was built in the 1940s. The Spanish-style home has an arched entry, wood-beam ceilings, colorful tile work, iron fixtures and fountains.

Kiedis, 38, has plans to remodel his new home. He sold his former home in 1997 for about $600,000.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers won two Grammy Awards in 1999 with the hit song "Scar Tissue" from their album "Californication."

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Producer Benny Medina, the real-life inspiration for the sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has purchased a Bel-Air home for about $1.6 million. Medina also has managed Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith.

The house, which was recently remodeled, has three bedrooms in 3,400 square feet. The house was rebuilt in 1964 afer it was burned in the 1961 Bel-Air fire.

Medina sold his Sunset Strip-area home in December for about $1.2 million.

The seller of the Bel-Air house was Kyle Grasso, a Realtor who shared the listing with Joe Babajian, both with Prudential Estate Properties, Beverly Hills.

Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, represented Medina.

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Hot Property runs Thursdays in SoCal Living and Sundays in Real Estate. Ryon may be reached at ruth.ryon@latimes.com.

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