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Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan plays against the Houston Dynamo on May 25, 2011, at Home Depot Center in Carson. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Galaxy superstar Landon Donovan listed his compound in Manhattan Beach for $4.295 million and in two weeks had an offer in hand.

Built in 2007 and 2008, the compound is made up of two houses with a swimming pool. The main house features 11-foot ceilings, antique terra-cotta floor tiles, wide plank wood floors, custom wrought ironwork and coffered and vaulted ceilings. There are five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 5,715 square feet of living space.

The smaller house includes a gym, sauna, home theater and 300-bottle wine cellar.

Donovan, 30, has played with the Galaxy since 2005. He has been named U.S. soccer athlete of the year four consecutive times by the United States Soccer Federation. At the end of June he earned Major League Soccer's player of the week award.

The property was listed briefly two years ago at $4.75 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Dennis Moloney of Shorewood Realtors is the listing agent.

Make room for the new owner

The former Danny Thomas estate in Beverly Hills has been sold for $5.764 million. It had been listed at $5.895 million.

Built in 1924, the two-story traditional-style house sits on a corner lot of nearly half an acre with a swimming pool, a guest unit, a sports court, a cabana, lawns and a detached four-car garage. The master bedroom suite features a fireplace, two walk-in closets and dual bathrooms for a total of five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.

Thomas gained a following as the star of "The Danny Thomas Show," originally called "Make Room for Daddy," from 1953 to 1965. He continued to work on television until his death in 1991 at 79.

Times archives reference a meeting of the St. Jude Hospital Foundation held at the comedian's home in 1955. His dream for the hospital began in Detroit, where the down-on-his-luck nightclub emcee found a pamphlet on St. Jude at a church into which he had wandered. "He walked to the poor box, dropped his remaining $7 into it and prayed for it to be returned sevenfold," the Times story said. Upon returning home, Thomas learned he had landed a job doing washing machine commercials. The pay was $75.

Public records show the property previously was sold in 1998 for $2.4 million.

Michael Libow of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office was the listing agent.

An 'Inspector' is in the house

"Inspector Gadget" creator Andy Heyward and his wife, Amy, have listed their house in the Hollywood Hills West area at $7.85 million.

Set on more than half an acre with a swimming pool in the celebrity-populated Bird Streets neighborhood, the traditional-style house was designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1966. The 3,560 square feet of living space includes a library/study, a screening room, an office, a gym, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms.

Heyward, 63, is the former head of the animation production company DIC Entertainment, which was sold in 2008. He and his wife have since founded A Squared Entertainment.

Public records show the property was purchased two years ago for $4.75 million.

John Galich of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.