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Screenwriter’s Laguna Beach Offering Rewritten

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The seaside Laguna Beach home of screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy is back on the market with an asking price of $17.75 million, just shy of the $18 million asking price when it listed last year.

The 6,500-square-foot compound on Temple Hills Drive sits behind a private gate and motor court.

On 1.25 acres overlooking the coastline, the property has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The main, single-level home has four bedrooms, a great room and study with concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, restored rosewood cabinetry and several skylights throughout the property. There’s also a separate two-story guesthouse.

Outside, the property has a 43-foot lap swimming pool and adjacent pavilion with lounge area, outdoor kitchen and fireplace.

Property records show Murphy purchased the home in 2005 for $4.47 million, telling Architectural Digest he purchased it with his “first real money” from the pilot of FX TV show “Nip/Tuck” and “bought it on the spot” when he visited the home. He purchased the neighboring property two years later for $3.34 million, according to the report.

Murphy spent nearly 10 years renovating the two properties into one compound and tapped Laguna Beach architect Mark Singer.

The Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer is known for creating and co-creating a number of television shows including “Pose,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” “Feud” and “Glee.”

Rob Giem of Compass and John Stanaland of Villa Real Estate have the listing.

Subrina Hudson can be reached at luxury@ocbj.com.

Tennis Star Lists in Coto

Retired tennis pro Michael Chang, who was the youngest male player to win the French Open in 1989 at 17, is listing his Mediterranean-style Coto de Caza mansion on Via Terracaleta for $8 million.

On nearly 10 acres, the property has two homes totaling 10,286 square feet with two tennis courts, half basketball court, two putting greens, koi pond, fire pit with built-in seating and a pool with spa and rock waterfall. There’s also a six-car garage.

Built in 1990, the main residence is 7,665 square feet with seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. There’s a large living and dining area, chef’s kitchen and a master suite with dual-sided fireplaces, two walk-in closets, wet bar and deck.

The 2,621-square-foot guest house has been updated and there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Chang coaches 29-year-old professional tennis player Kei Nishikori, who is currently ranked No. 7 by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008.

Chris Kwon of Compass has the listing.

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