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HOT PROPERTY : Running back's latest play

November 14, 2009|LAUREN BEALE

Former USC tailback turned New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $5,099,000.

The tri-level contemporary sits at the end of a cul-de-sac and has 360-degree views encompassing Long Beach, Santa Catalina Island, Malibu and the mountains. There are four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in 4,831 square feet. Glass entry doors open to a soaring living room.

Designed for entertaining, the property has a home theater, a swimming pool and a spa.

The house even has a red plush-lined elevator bearing the monogram RB, making the digs move-in ready for actress Roseanne Barr, actor Robby Benson or Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun.

The entire penthouse level is devoted to the master bedroom suite with his and her bathrooms, an oversized closet and a deck.

The running back, 24, has been with the Saints since 2006, when he left USC before his senior year as the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft.

The 2005 Heisman Trophy winner purchased the home for $4.7 million in 2007 for use as his off-season home, according to reports at the time.

The listing agent is Joshua Altman of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills.

Who needs oil? They have solar

Actor Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj, have listed their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai, a 43-acre spread befitting "Dallas" oilman J.R. Ewing, for $11 million.

The nine-bedroom, 14 1/2 -bathroom Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for the couple in 1992.

The off-the-grid property has separate solar systems providing energy for the main residence, the well and the caretaker's home, while creating surplus power. When Hagman installed the first system in 2003, his annual electric bill went from $37,000 to $13.

Sitting behind iron gates, the 18,000-square-foot main house has an open floor plan with walls of sliding glass doors, painted murals, an indoor grotto-style spa and a retractable roof over a 40-foot saltwater lap pool in the grand room, which has accommodated parties of up to 200 people. Glass walls on three sides provide unobstructed views from the bed in the master suite. There are Channel Island, mountain and valley vistas.

The compound includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, a separate office, an outside pool connected by streams to two ponds, a private helipad and more than 200 avocado trees.

A television, film and stage actor for more than five decades, Hagman was twice nominated for Emmys for his work on "Dallas" (1978-91). He starred as Maj. Anthony Nelson in the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70). Hagman, 78, was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March.

The Hagmans are selling because they are ready to downsize. They own another home in the L.A. area.

The listing agents are Natalie Grubb-Campbell of Christie's Great Estates affiliate Village Property Realtors, Montecito office, and Wayne Natale of the firm's Santa Ynez office.

$4.2-million sale for Moreno estate

The Antonio Moreno estate, a 1930 mansion named for the film star who lived in it until 1935, has sold for $4.2 million.

The Mediterranean Revival has a two-story living room, five separate bedroom wings and 7 1/2 bathrooms in 8,081 square feet. The home sits on more than half an acre in gated Laughlin Park in the Los Feliz area. There is a period kitchen, original tile bathrooms, a guesthouse and a recording/editing studio.

The house and its two-story detached garage cost $27,300 to build during the Depression, according to Pasadena-based building biographer Tim Gregory. It last sold for $1.66 million in 1996, public records show.

Moreno, an actor from the silent-film era through the 1950s, was the home's first owner. Although he was married to oil heiress Daisy Canfield Moreno when he moved into the Los Feliz estate, they were estranged. She died in 1933 when her car went over a cliff off Mulholland.

The suave matinee idol was often cast as a "Latin lover" in his early films and played opposite Greta Garbo and Clara Bow, among others. With the advent of talking pictures, he directed and starred in several Spanish-language films made in Mexico before returning to Hollywood as a character actor. His later work included "Thunder Bay" (1953) and "Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954). He died in 1967 at age 79.

The listing agent was Brett Lawyer of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office. Stamie Karakasidis of Keller Williams Realty's Sunset office represented the buyer.

'Death Wish' writer sells home

Author and screenwriter Brian Garfield has sold his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $1,795,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The traditional single-story house has a skylighted entry, a family room with a bar, wide-plank distressed hardwood floors and formal living and dining rooms. French doors open to a brick patio with a swimming pool, spa and canyon views. There are four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,232 square feet.

About a quarter of Garfield's 70-plus books have been the basis for movies, including "Death Wish," which was made into the 1974 Charles Bronson action film and its sequels, and "Hopscotch," the 1980 comedy-adventure film starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson and Sam Waterston.

The recently released Sela Ward thriller, "The Stepfather," is based on his 1987 novel of the same name.

Garfield, born in 1939, bought the house in 1999.

The listing agent was Joy Denton of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, according to the MLS, and Ramesh Yedidsion of Nelson Shelton & Associates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.


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