MVP estate is up for grabs
A golf course estate once owned by baseball’s home run king, Barry Bonds , has listed for sale in Murrieta at $4.499 million.
The property, purchased new by the slugging outfielder following his second MVP season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992, was among Bonds’ first forays into the California housing market, according to The Times. Bonds, having decamped to a $2.5-million home in Atherton, Calif., after signing a $43.75-million pact with the San Francisco Giants in 1993, put the home on the market in 1995 for $3.2 million. It eventually sold the following year for $2.1 million.
More recently, the home changed hands for $2.5 million in 2013. A year earlier, it went for $2.7 million and in 2010 it sold for $1.2 million, records show.
The 1.2-acre estate centers on the Mediterraneanstyle home reached by a long, gated driveway. Entered through a foyer with a sweeping wrought-iron staircase, the 11,700-squarefoot building is highlighted by 30-foot ceilings, arched doorways, large skylights and detailed molding.
Among its amenities are a home theater with a hidden projector, an onyx-lined office, a media room and a gym. Fifteen tablets placed throughout the two-story floor plan control lighting, sound, security and other smart features. There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in all.
Outdoors, the landscaped grounds center on a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall and waterslide. A custom palapa with a barbecue and an outdoor living room complete the setting.
Patricia Clarke of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent.
Home court for sale in Encino
Former UCLA and NBA point guard Earl Watson has listed his home in Encino for sale at $3.899 million.
The gated Mediterranean, built in 2008, has a domed foyer and gallery walls and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. There are six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in 8,573 square feet of space.
Among amenities is a screening room, a woodpaneled office and a kitchen with two islands. A wine room/bar sits off of the dining room. The master bedroom sports a large walk-in closet, a steam shower and a private terrace.
Watson purchased the home in 2010 for $4 million, records show. James Harris, David Parnes and Adrienne Martz of the Agency share the listing.
Security concerns may be factoring into Watson’s decision to list the home, which he has offered for lease in recent years. In late February, police were called to the property after four armed men entered the home and held the occupants at gunpoint, eventually making off with cash and jewelry.
Watson, 35, was a fouryear starter for the Bruins, earning all-Pac-10 first team honors as a senior in 2001. He played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz, among others.
Watson has since entered the coaching ranks, joining the Austin Spurs, the D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, as an assistant coach in October.
Former all-pro pares portfolio
A multiunit residence owned by Nnamdi Asomugha , the former Narbonne High School star and NFL all-pro defensive back, is on the market in Redondo Beach for $1.699 million.
Located on a corner lot in North Redondo Beach, the property includes a threebedroom townhouse-style apartment with a bonus room and three additional two-bedroom apartments for a total of 12 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in 5,400 square feet.
Each of the units has a private patio, with the larger of the apartments featuring an additional patio and a two-car garage. Four separate, one-car garage spaces sit at the rear of the property.
The residence last sold in 2006 for $1.51 million, records show. Frank Oti of Spec Homes Realtors is the listing agent.
Over the last decade, Asomugha, once the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, has invested in a wide range of single and multifamily properties in the Los Angeles area and Arizona.
Among his more recent transactions are home sales in Carson, Gardena and Lawndale as well as a house in Berkeley. On the purchase side, he bought a French Country-inspired house in Hollywood Hills West in May 2014. The house, formerly owned by actress Nicole Sullivan, sold for $1.865 million.
A first-round pick out of UC Berkeley in 2003, Asomugha spent 11 seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, making three Pro Bowl teams.
Since retiring in 2013, the husband of actress Kerry Washington has dabbled in acting, appearing in episodes of TV’s “The Game,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Kroll Show” as well as the 2012 film “Fire With Fire.”
Angel seeking a Texas change-up
Huston Street is on the move once again.
In January, the former Longhorns baseball star and current Angels closer put his lakefront home in Austin, Texas, on the market for $5.4 million. Now he’s listed a second house in the area for sale at $2.95 million.
Marked by a metal roof and stone facade, the Tuscan-inspired contemporary rests on more than a third of an acre in Woodman Forest, a subdivision located about two miles west of the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Within the 5,400 square feet of space is a formal living room with a fireplace, an oversized kitchen, a library/study, a wet bar, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Hand-scraped wood floors, limestone walls and vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses are in keeping with the rustic quality of the home.
Street purchased the property last summer for about $2.65 million, records show. Eric Moreland of Moreland Properties is the listing agent.
Street, twice an all-star, recently hired an agent for the first time since 2012 to handle in-season negotiations with the Angels on a contract extension. The 31-year-old, who will make $7 million in 2015, headlined a six-player trade between the Padres and Angels last season.
THIS GOLF COURSE ESTATE in Murrieta, once owned by home run king Barry Bonds, has listed for sale at $4.499 million. The 1.2-acre estate centers on the Mediterranean-style home reached by a long driveway.
A GATED Mediterranean owned by former UCLA and NBA point guard Earl Watson is listed for sale at $3.899 million. It has six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.
BONDS bought the estate after his second MVP season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in ’92.
WATSON , 35, was a four-year starter for the Bruins and played 13 seasons in the NBA.