It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million.
The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner and billionaire, is a showstopper.
For starters, Lakers logos adorn the stained-glass double-door entry set in a rotunda. Inside, a hallway with Spanish tile floors and a wood-beam ceiling leads to a winding staircase.
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On the second level, wood floors step down to the living room where columns flank the fireplace. A cozy bar occupies one corner of the game room. There are multiple balconies, three fireplaces, seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
The massive master suite includes a lounge and a separate living area with a fireplace.
A three-stop elevator connects the 10,846 square feet of living space. The rooftop deck and spa feature slam-dunk views of the ocean, marina and cityscape.
Two four-car garages complete the estate.
Buss, who died in February at 80, was majority owner of the National Basketball Assn. team, which he bought in 1979. The Lakers won 10 NBA championships during his tenure, while the real estate mogul transformed the experience from spectator sport to "Showtime," giving seats to movie stars and entertaining fans with the Laker Girls.
Barbra Stover of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
After biding his time, he says 'deal'
Funnyman Howie Mandel has sold his custom-built Malibu home for $7 million.
A patient seller, Mandel put the Cape Cod-inspired traditional-style house on the market two years ago at $7.25 million. Then he raised the price early this year to $7.75 million.
The main house and guesthouse sit on more than an acre with a swimming pool and spa. There are ocean views and an expansive lawn.
The 5,865 square feet of living space includes an office, a theater, a gym, a den and a library. Along with the guesthouse are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Mandel, 57, is a judge on "America's Got Talent." He hosted "Deal or No Deal" from 2005 to '09. The actor was the voice of Bobby on the animated series "Bobby's World" (1990-98) and was on "St. Elsewhere" (1982-88).
Multiple Listing Service records show Mandel bought the property in 2006 for about $3 million. He tore down the original house to build the current one in 2008.
Matt Rapf of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates handled the transaction.
Way parts with Tarzana Tudor
That didn't take long. Gerard Way, lead singer-songwriter for My Chemical Romance, and his wife, Lyn-Z, bass player for Mindless Self Indulgence, listed and sold their Tarzana home in less than a month. The sale price was $1.748 million.
The Tudor-style home, built in 1980, features leaded glass windows, vaulted beamed ceilings and half-timbered details. The 4,803 square feet of interior space includes a formal entry, an office, five bedrooms and six bathrooms.