The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1985, has been updated throughout. In addition to the main house with a two-bathroom master suite and four other bedroom suites, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse and a 2,500-square-foot detached gym with a boxing ring are on the property. The actor trained there for his starring role in “The Fighter” (2010).
The 1.75 acres include a swimming pool with a grotto and waterfalls, a putting green and a sports court.
Wahlberg, 40, is the executive producer of “Entourage” (2006-11) and “How to Make It in America” (2010-11). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting actor role in “The Departed” (2006). Earlier, he appeared in “Boogie Nights” (1997), “Three Kings” (1999) and “I Heart Huckabees” (2004).
The family home was marketed in 2008 at $15.9 million. Wahlberg is selling because he is building a 33,000-square-foot house in a gated community.
Buyer Snatches UP Disney Magic
Update: A gated home in Los Feliz once owned by Walt Disney has sold for $3.7 million, which is $50,000 more than its list price.
The two-story French Normandy-style house, built in 1932, was on the market for 12 days before entering escrow, and it closed in about a month.
Original features include the vaulted beamed ceilings, stained leaded-glass windows, two bars and a Juliet balcony overlooking the two-story living room. The house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in about 6,000 square feet.
Disney, who in the 1920s co-founded what became Walt Disney Co. with his brother Roy O. Disney, died in 1966 at 65.
Sale Strikes the Right Note for Conductor
The Brentwood home of Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has sold for its latest asking price of $2,895,000.
The contemporary home came on the market more than two years ago at $4.1 million.
Designed by architect Ted Tanaka, the six-bedroom, 5 1/2-bathroom house has 4,695 square feet of living space with curved walls, exposed trusses and clerestory windows. An open staircase with a semicircular glass wall at the landing bumps out of the side of the structure.
Salonen, 53, is the principal conductor and artistic adviser of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.
The conductor-composer bought the property in 2002 for $1,516,000, according to public records.
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