A-Rod Lists Celeb-Pedigreed Sunset Strip Contemporary

Former Major League slugger Alex Rodriguez is looking to slide out of his Los Angeles residence, listing the architecturally significant and celeb-pedigreed Sunset Strip contemporary for $6.5 million. The 2009 World Series champion, now a sports broadcaster as well as what might be described as a money mentor on the CNBC reality series “Back in the Game,” hopes to realize a substantial profit on the clean-lined and crisply maintained property he picked up just over four years ago for $4.8 million from Oscar collecting actress Meryl Streep.

Originally designed by Honnold & Rex and built in 1954 as part of Architectural Products magazine’s “Research Houses” program, the concrete, wood and glass residence was later re-worked L.A.-based designer/builder Xorin Balbes. A quick comparison with marketing materials from the time of Rodriguez’s purchase indicates the approximately 3,700-square-foot, four-bedroom and four-bathroom house, purchased by A-Rod with every stick of furniture in place, is all but unchanged over the last four years but for a few insignificant knickknacks and paddywhacks.

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