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Celeb R.E.: LA Lakers Owner Johnny Buss Moving from Northridge to Chatsworth's Monteria Estates

Images courtesy Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty
The always informative folks at LA Times Hot Property revealed on January 8, 2015 that Johnny Buss who is a Los Angeles Lakers executive, owner, and son of the original owner Jerry Buss has purchased a Chatsworth home in the exclusive Monteria estates for $2,625,000 on December 3, 2014. 

The home measures 5 Beds/5 Baths on 5,566 sqft on a total lot size of 2.63 acres built in 1980. The listing description states: 
Stately Colonial Manor on over 2.6 acres of breathtaking grounds. 1 of only 8 homes w/ lake frontage in the exclusive guard gated community of Monteria Estates. Be transported to another time & place as you enter the gates & up the sweeping driveway. The grounds contain a koi pond, N/S lighted tennis court, pool, spa, private boat dock & an approx. 750 sq ft 1 bed/1 bath guest house w/ fireplace. Rose covered paths, wisteria laden pergolas & mature trees invite you to wander. The foyer opens into the elegant living room w/ soaring ceilings, walls of windows & French Doors which frame the tranquil lake views. The main house spans over 5,500 sq ft. The dining room features refined details & beautiful hardwood floors which carry through the entry & halls. The large kitchen is highlighted by a brick fireplace & French doors opening to a vine covered patio. The main level also includes an office, pub/game room, enchanting sunroom & Family Room. The Master Suite is located upstairs & has a fireplace, luxurious bath & walk in closet. Enjoy incomparable views of the lake from its balconies. Entertaining on a grand scale can be accommodated w/ parking for more than 30 cars. A truly timeless & unique estate like this comes along rarely, seize the opportunity.
Images courtesy Re/Max Olson
Prior to the Chatsworth home, Buss was living in a Northridge mansion (shown above) measuring 7 Beds/5.5 Baths on 7,329 sqft on a total lot size of 0.73 acres built in 1965 that was purchased for $1,190,000 on September 20, 2011 from Harold Leon Bostick with the listing description below. Bostick made headlines for being awarded $18.6 million in November 2008 from Gold's Gym, Flex Equipment Company, and Atlantic Mutual stemming from a weighlifting accident on January 4, 2001 that left the former bodybuilder a quadriplegic. Going back to Buss, he still owns the Northridge home so I imagine he plans to sell it in the near future as there is probably no need for two mansions next to each other unless he wants to turn it into an investment property. On a related note, its surprising to hear that an  LA Lakers exec is living in the West SFV vs. Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, or nearby cities which have typically become the LA Lakers favorite location so major props to Buss for calling the SFV home. 
Private gated custom Spanish Hacienda framed by 12 bending olive trees, Spanish-tiled entry courtyard fountain, 2 Koi ponds. Skylights, floor-to-ceiling dual pane windows, wood-beamed & vaulted ceilings & distressed wood flooring, Upgraded kitchen, sub-zero fridge, stainless steel appliances , granite counter tops & center island. Family room, bonus room, large wine cellar, views from almost all the rooms. 2 downstairs bdrm & an office. Master suite with walk-in closets , sitting room & large spa tub. Balconies in almost every room , glass ceiling sun room with wrap-around balcony, 6 sliding glass doors. 4 fireplaces, surround sound system indoors & outdoors, custom 20 camera security system. Large pool w/ underwater speakers, shooters, waterfall, hot tub with overhead projector, outdoor 10-person dry sauna, green house, 20x20 bird aviary, trellis-covered tranquility walk, lighted N/S tennis court, rose gardens, 15 fruit trees including loquat, cumquat, apricot, apple, pear, lime, berries, televisions throughout backyard, around pool & in every bathroom, 3-car carport, 3-car garage, gated RV access, outdoor LED lighting, commercial 13.8 Kilowatt solar system, Maids room set up, dumbwaiter, 5 zone A/C & each bdrm has it's own A/C. ADA wheel chair accessible 1st flr.
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Marty Mcfly

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2 comments to ''Celeb R.E.: LA Lakers Owner Johnny Buss Moving from Northridge to Chatsworth's Monteria Estates"

  1. Don't know if you know this but as of late majority of the Lakers player's call the SFV home. Also quite a few Clippers players have homes in the Valley. The SFV has become extremely popular with just about everyone quite frankly.

  2. Thanks Dave. I was aware of Nick Young and Chris Paul purchasing in the SFV which I discussed on this blog but didnt realize there were more. I was more surprised by an executive living in the SFV especially since most make their home base in the Marina Del Rey area. I will have to check out the other players living in the SFV.


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