Buyer jumps at Flea's newly built Malibu home
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, whose given name is Michael Balzary, has sold his newly built Malibu house for $3.15 million. The two-story contemporary had come on the market in June at $4,795,000.

Designed by Marmol Radziner, the indoor-outdoor home sits on 1.36 acres with a free-form pool and an outdoor fireplace. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office in more than 3,000 square feet.

Flea bought the previous house on the site in 2002 for $2.55 million, but it burned in the 2007 Malibu fires, according to The Times' archives.

The musician owns another house in Malibu that was purchased in 2006 for $9.98 million

Flea, 49, is a founding member of the Grammy-winning band, whose 10th album, "I'm With You," was released this summer.

Sandro Dazzan and Irene Dazzan-Palmer of Coldwell Banker's Malibu Colony office were the listing agents. Jill Reeder of Levin Group represented the buyer.

Keeping busy during the lockout

The NBA's Corey Maggette, who recently sold his Westchester house for $1.85 million, has bought an estate in Newport Coast for $3 million, public records show.

The former L.A. Clipper can now count Laker Kobe Bryant among his neighbors.

The Mediterranean house, built in 2001, sits on more than 13,000 square feet and features five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 4,800 square feet of living space.

Maggette, 31, was with the Clippers from 2000 to 2008 and plays for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Tim Carr of Coldwell Banker Previews International was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Nowhere near Transylvania

Actor George Hamilton has leased out his Wilshire Corridor condo at $5,500 a month.

The contemporary unit with close to 1,900 square feet of living space has city and ocean views, two balconies, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The building, constructed in 1982, has a pool, a gym and valet parking.

Hamilton, 72, starred in the vampire comedy "Love at First Bite" (1979) and "Zorro, the Gay Blade" (1981), among other films in his nearly six-decade acting career.

Public records show the actor bought the condo in 2008 for $1.1 million.

Michael Dronge of Keller Williams Realty in Beverly Hills had the listing, and Caron Schwartz of Keller Williams' Westside office represented the renter.

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