Three-time Masters Winner Phil Mickelson Puts His California Compound in Play
(Los Angeles, CA) -- As professional PGA golfer Phil Mickelson
prepares for the upcoming Masters Golf tournament, he and his wife Amy, have recently listed their estate in Rancho Santa Fe for sale at $7.095 million.
Encompassing 4.88 acres, the compound includes a 9,500-square-foot main house and two guesthouses. The one-level Tuscan-style house features mosaics, trussed beams, hand-carved stone fireplaces and Italian marble. There is an exercise room, a steam room, a sauna, a safe room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The grounds contain a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and, of course, a putting green.
Mickelson, 41, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame this spring. He beat Tiger Woods
this year to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament and finished second at the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club. His career earnings top $65 million, according to PGA.com
Public records show the couple bought the property in 2001 for an undisclosed price.
Rebuilt and Ready for Its Close-up
Screenwriter and director Stephen Sommers
and his wife, Jana, have put their estate in Malibu up for sale at $13.5 million.
Set in the gated community of Serra Retreat at the end of a cul-de-sac, the rebuilt and remodeled main house and detached guesthouse sit on 1.5 acres with a sports court, outdoor fireplace, a barbecue center and expansive lawns. The free-form swimming pool features waterfalls and a slide.
Interior amenities include a home theater, double-island kitchen, two family rooms, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 9,130 square feet of living space. There are fireplaces in the main house and the guesthouse.
Sommers' writing and directing credits include "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), "Van Helsing" (2004) and "The Mummy" (1999). The 49-year-old is working on the upcoming films "When Worlds Collide" and "Odd Thomas."
Public records show the couple bought the house in 2007 from pop star Britney Spears
for $10 million.
Still in Bel-Air, Not in Kansas
A Bel-Air house that was home to a young Judy Garland
, in the days of her star turn as Dorothy in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," came back on the market at the beginning of March at $7.1 million, roughly a year after its previous sale. In less than two weeks the property was under contract.
Updated and renovated, the two-story traditional sits on about 2.5 acres. Designed by Wallace Neff
and built in 1938, the house features dormer and bay windows, white columns, a red-brick clad veranda and French doors. The 5,500-plus-square-foot house has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half-baths.
A swimming pool, cabanas and an original detached writers' studio are in the backyard. There is a two-car garage and multiple carports.
The actress and singer died in 1969 at 47. She received an honorary Oscar in 1940 for her performances in "Oz" and "Babes in Arms" and was later nominated for her work in "A Star Is Born" (1955) and "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961).
Public records show the property was sold last year for $5.2 million.
Pretty Close to His Dream PriceJeffrey Katzenberg
, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., sold a mansion in Beverly Hills for $9,283,453.
The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1985, sits on a half-acre with a two-story guesthouse, a swimming pool and a cabana with a kitchenette. The 9,173-square-foot house features a two-story foyer, a step-down living room, a library with a wet bar, a theater with a wet bar, a gym and four en suite bedrooms for a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
DreamWorks Animation, which created the "Shrek" movies, recently announced plans to open a studio in Shanghai.
Katzenberg, 61, owns another Beverly Hills estate that he bought in 2009 for $35 million.
The house he sold came on the market in January at $9.4 million.
Dust Settles on 2011's Priciest Home Sales
Most of L.A. County's big home sales from last year have finally made their way into the notoriously slow public record. Here are the larger sales, compiled using PropertyShark.com data and Times archives:
Topping the crop, of course, was Candy Spelling
's $85 million sale of the Manor in Holmby Hills.
A distant second, by comparison, was the sale of La Belle Vie, the mammoth Bel-Air residence built in 1993 for philanthropist Iris Cantor by her husband. It was sold for $40 million.
Actress Jennifer Aniston
parted ways with her Beverly Hills estate for $35 million.
A 5-acre compound in Brentwood went for $26 million.
Technology entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bohnett
sold a walled estate in Beverly Hills for $23,079,750.
A Westwood mansion had a sales price of $21.5 million.
A beachfront house in Malibu Colony garnered $21.45 million.
Former talent manager Sandy Gallin
sold a remodeled home in Bel-Air for $21 million.
Missing from the list is the Beverly Hills-area estate that actress Sandra Bullock
bought. The Multiple Listing Service showed it selling for $22.95 million. Public records list the price as $16.19 million.
All the sales except Aniston's closed in the first half of the year.