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Three basketball coaches focus on home court

Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni buys in Manhattan Beach, ex-Lakers skipper Mike Brown lists in Anaheim Hills and former UCLA coach Ben Howland lists in Bel-Air.

May 04, 2013|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times

Area basketball coaches are seeing a lot of off-court action these days.

Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, head coach Mike D'Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million and working on his tan.

Set on a walk street, the ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the 2,000-bottle basement wine cellar to the 400-glass wine bar on the top floor. Sounds like a great spot for victory parties.

The open-plan house, built in 2003, includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,000 square feet of living space.

The D'Antonis have listed their Colonial-style home in Rye, N.Y. at $6.95 million. The 7,142-square-foot home features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

D'Antoni, 61, came to the Lakers last year after a four-year stint with the New York Knicks. He won the National Basketball Assn. coach of the year award in 2005 when he was with the Phoenix Suns.

Bryn Stroyke of Stroyke Properties was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service, and Cynthia De Garceau of Watermark Properties represented the D'Antonis.

Meanwhile, Cleveland-bound former Lakers head coach Mike Brown and his wife, Carolyn, have listed their house in a gated Anaheim Hills community for $3.75 million.

The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1990 and later remodeled, features decorative leaded-glass doors, a wood-paneled library/office, a sports bar, a built-in aquarium and 9,503 square feet of living space. There are six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

The nearly three-quarters-of-an-acre site includes a tennis/basketball court and a saltwater pool with a rock waterfall and a water slide.

Brown, 43, coached the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010 and was named NBA coach of the year in 2009. He was fired by the Lakers after a 1-4 start to this season and was recently rehired to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers in a five-year, $20-million deal.

The Browns bought the home in 2011 for $3 million.

Carole Geronsin of Prudential California Realty is the listing agent.

And former UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland and his wife, Kim, have listed their home in a gated Bel-Air neighborhood for $1,899,950.

Built in 1999, the stone-clad home features an elevator, a home theater, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and close to 4,700 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with a spa, a covered patio and a barbecue center.

During Howland's 10 years at UCLA, he won numerous Pac-12 Conference titles and coached the team to three Final Fours.

Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates is the listing agent.

Caillat 'Crib' up for grabs in Tarzana

A family home of pop singer Colbie Caillat is on the market in Tarzana at $1.399 million.

Owned by her father, Grammy-winning record producer Ken Caillat, the French-style house was once featured on MTV's "Cribs."

The 3,701-square-foot house, built in 1995, features high ceilings, a media room, a den, a crafts room, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There is a lagoon-style swimming pool on the more than half-an-acre of grounds.

Colbie Caillat, 27, is a singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. Among her albums are "Breakthrough" and "All of You." In 2009, she won Grammys for her work on "Fearless," with Taylor Swift, and for "Lucky" with Jason Mraz.

In addition to producing albums for his daughter, Ken Caillat, 66, helped produce multiple Fleetwood Mac albums, including "Rumours," "Tusk" and "Mirage." He has worked on albums for Billy Idol, Pat Benatar and the Beach Boys, among others.

The property previously sold in 2008 for $1.2 million, public records show.

Evelina Vatkova of CA Realty Group LA is the listing agent.

'Cosby' writer seeks a contract

Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, have listed their home in a gated Los Angeles community for $12.5 million.

The 11,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion and one-bedroom guesthouse sit on a 5-acre promontory with canyon, mountain and San Fernando Valley views. Features include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, herringbone-patterned wood floors, a media room with a bar, two offices, a library, a wine cellar and a gym/dance studio. There are six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. A swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and expansive lawns make up the grounds.

In addition to writing for "The Cosby Show" (1984-92), Weinberger wrote for stand-up comedians, including Dick Gregory and Richard Pryor. He is a creator and writer for the current series "Belle's." Watkins appeared on the 1980s shows "Bob," "Dear John" and "The Tortellis."

The property previously changed hands in 1996 for $1.1 million.

Billy Rose, Jeeb O'Reilly and Maurcio Umansky of the Agency are the listing agents.

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