Sometimes I wonder if a business card for Manhattan Beach real estate agent Ed Kaminzky comes with every professional sports star's welcome to Los Angeles package because so Los Angeles sports celebrities end up in Manhattan Beach townhomes. Of course once they leave the team there is some selling to do. And so Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tom Preissing has put his four-bedroom townhouse on the market after being assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. The home has an enviable spot just a few blocks from the water and boasts some lovely ocean views. The Spanish style home doesn't have much going on in the way of decor but it is a blank slate for any future owners. As the listing puts it, the home is good as new. It has a reverse floorplan to maximize the views and access to the large deck. The main floor master suite has a private deck. There is a two-car garage plus a guest/beach car parking space. This home is listed at $2.15 million.
I decided to take this opportunity to see the trio of sports stars I covered that were selling in Manhattan Beach last fall. Baseball pitcher Derek Lowe has dropped the price on his home which we covered last September. It was then listed at $5.7 million and is now at $4.599 million. A bit of an ouch considering that Lowe bought for $5 million in 2006. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez has kept his four-bedroom home at the same price of $3.999 million. He bought in 2003 for $1.575 million. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jason Kendall took his $$7.3 million home off the market but doesn't appear to have sold it.
[via The LA Times Hot Property]
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Gallery: Tom Preissing In Manhattan Beach