MVP es­tate is up for grabs

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS - NEAL J. LEIT­EREG neal.leit­ereg@la­ Twit­ter: @NJLeit­ereg

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.

Pa­cific Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional

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.

Jeff El­son

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.

Eric Ris­berg As­so­ci­ated Press

BONDS bought the es­tate af­ter his sec­ond MVP sea­son with the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates in ’92.

David Zalubowski AP

WAT­SON , 35, was a four-year starter for the Bru­ins and played 13 sea­sons in the NBA.

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