Eva Mendes Sells Hollywood Starter Home For $10K Over Asking

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 22, 2014  |  8:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Eva Mendes

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    Beautiful latina actress currently coupled up with Ryan Gosling

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,732 square feet, views

    Price

    $1,278,630

    Gorgeous actress Eva Mendes just sold her Hollywood starter home for almost $10,000 over asking.

    Property records show that Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend just sold the home on April 21, 2014 for $1,278,630 – which is $9,630 more than the $1,269,000 she was asking for the place when it went on the market in March 2014.

    Eva Mendes isn’t the only name on the deed for this home - she actually owned it with her ex-boyfriend George Gargurevich. Eva and George bought the house for $584,000 on December 2, 2002, back when they were happily coupled up in what eventually became an 8-year romance that ended in 2010.

    While they never had their “happily ever after,” together, they made a pretty penny on this real estate investment.

    This just-sold home is a dramatic and downright funky Mid Century home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom and 1,732 square feet of tropical-inspired living space. Renovated over the course of the decade, the beautifully-designed living space is graced with explosive city views.  A true bohemian den, the home has “artful pockets of space for nomadic entertaining…and vintage wall paper, exquisite lighting and European fixtures.”

    Like many homes with views of Los Angeles, Mendes’ starter home was brimming with walls of glass that open to multiple outdoor decks. The outdoor gardens have fruit trees, chickens, raised vegetable boxes, an outdoor shower and a cedar hot tub.

    Eva hadn’t lived in this particular home in quite a while – she owns and occupies a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home nearby that she purchased in April 2008 for $3.2M. Eva’s hunky boyfriend Ryan Gosling has recently been spotted outside this particular home, squashing rumors that the duo were on the rocks.

    Recently, rumors have started circulating that Ryan and Eva are engaged.

     

      Once Broke ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Lena Headey Buys Sherman Oaks Fixer-Upper

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 21, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Lena Headey

      Sherman Oaks, CA

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,808 square feet, fixer-upper

      Price

      $790,000

      Nearly a year after ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Lena Headey claimed she had “less than $5″ in her bank account, the actress, who plays Queen Cersei on the hit show, has just purchased a dated fixer-upper in Sherman Oaks, CA for $790,000.

      Property records show the deal for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,808 square foot home closed on April 4, 2014.

      In April 2013, Headey opened up about the reality of her financial situation in legal docs related to her 2012 divorce filing from husband Peter Loughran. In the docs, she was petitioning for half of the couple’s $46,000 2011 tax return, saying she needed the money asap to make ends meet for her and their 2 year-old son. The media reports were shocking, since many people figured she was well-compensated for her role as a main character on one of the most popular shows currently on TV.

      Her precarious financial situation was exacerbated when she sold her former home in Los Angeles‘ Laurel Canyon-area at a loss. That home was purchased by Headey and her ex-husband for $1,685,000 in June 2008 and sold for $1,349,000 in late 2012.

      Her new home isn’t much to look at (by Hollywood standards), but it does have potential. Located in one of the best neighborhoods Sherman Oaks has to offer, the traditional home has a mid-century modern twist and sits on a beautiful and quiet tree-lined street.

      Spacious, bright and airy, with a good floor plan and great ‘bones,’ Headey’s new home has a decent-sized kitchen that conveniently opens to the family room for easy entertaining.

      A large master suite has ample closets and a private bath.

      The backyard has a lovely pool, covered patio and gardens.

      Ben DI Benedetto of Keller Williams Studio City represented the sellers (who were the original owners) and Zoe Rudolph of John Aaroe Group was Headey’s real estate agent.

        Kate Bosworth Selling Airy Los Angeles Abode For $2.5 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 17, 2014  |  7:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Kate Bosworth

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Gorgeous actress with breakout roles in Blue Crush, Superman Returns and 21

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

        Price

        $2,499,000

        Kate Bosworth is selling her airy and Bohemian-esque Los Angeles home for $2,499,000!

        The blonde beauty, who had her breakout role in the surfer flick ‘Blue Crush,’ paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005. 9 years and one brand new husband later (director Michael Polish), Bosworth is looking to sell and move on.

        Bosworth’s private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

        Inside and out, the home has incredible space for entertaining and casual living – and it’s decorated just as you’d expect from the fashionista actress, who has perfected the ‘minimalist chic’ look.

        The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.

        The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.

        French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.

        Images via Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker, who holds the listing.

         

        Actor Tim Curry Sells The Spanish-Style Los Feliz Estate He Bought From David Hyde Pierce

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 16, 2014  |  2:27 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Tim Curry

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' actor who has found success on the stage and screen

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,365 square feet, pool

        Price

        $3,200,000

        Actor Tim Curry has just sold his stunning Spanish-style home in Los Angeles for $3.2 million.

        ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ actor purchased the place from ‘Frasier’ star David Hyde Pierce in 2006, paying $2 million for the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,365 square foot home at 4724 Cromwell Avenue.

        Under Curry’s ownership, the 1920′s era home underwent an extensive restoration that brought it up to the modern century, all while keeping the period details and charm of the private home that sits on park-like grounds.

        Tim Curry has had a successful acting career on the stage and screen, and in the realm of real estate, he seems to have the magic touch. Three of his former estates have gone on to be the homes of other massive celebrities. He sold a house in 2005 to Christina Ricci, another one that he owned is currently Colin Farrell’s Los Angeles home, and most notably, he owned the home at 2666 Aberdeen Avenue that Robert Pattinson just sold to Jim Parsons for $6,375,000.

         

          CBS Head Honcho Leslie Moonves Buys Paul Allen’s Malibu Estate On Carbon Beach For $28.8 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 15, 2014  |  7:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves

          Malibu, CA

          Home Stats

          5 bed, 7 bath, 5,794 square feet, oceanfront

          Price

          $28,800,000

          From one mogul to another!

          CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife, TV personality Julie Chen, have just purchased a beachfront Malibu estate from Microsoft co-founder (and billionaire) Paul Allen, paying $28,800,000. The deal closed on April 2, 2014 – just in time for summer!

          The massive home has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5,794 square feet, and sits on prime beachfront property on Malibu’s exclusive and coveted Carbon Beach. Allen purchased the home on June 9, 2010 for $25,067,500.

          Moonves’ house is next door to the John Lautner house formerly owned by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, which they sold to former Los Angeles Dodgers owners (and now divorced) Frank and Jamie McCourt on July 31, 2007 for $27,250,000.

          Leslie and Julie are upgrading their lives in Malibu, trading a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,014 square foot home on La Costa Beach for their new Carbon Beach digs. Their former Malibu estate is on the market with a $12,995,000 price tag.

          Moonves also owns a $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills and a condo in Pacific Palisades.

          Images via Bing and Google maps.

            Sofia Vergara Dropped $10.6 Million On A Villa In The Heart Of Beverly Hills

            Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  1:39 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Sofia Vergara

            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Columbian actress starring in the hit show 'Modern Family." Highest-paid TV actor/actress

            Home Stats

            7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, pool, 11,400 square feet

            Price

            $10,600,000

            Colombian-born ‘Modern Family’ actress Sofia Vergara has just scooped up an Italian-style villa in the heart of Beverly Hills, paying $10.6 million for a 7 bedrooom, 11 bathroom, 11,400 square foot estate.

            Vergara has plenty of dough to afford this lavish So Cal spread. According to Forbes, she is the highest paid actor on TV for the second year in a row, hauling in an incredible $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

            With all those dollars at her disposal, Vergara jumped into real estate and just closed on a gorgeous and grand 90210 estate.

            Her new home features a soaring entryway, a wood-paneled study, a spacious Chef’s kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, and a family room with French doors that open to an outdoor entertaining area.

            Upstairs, Sofia’s new master suite has a fireplace and separate his-and-hers baths and closets. Just down the hall, there are 2 guest bedrooms with en suite baths, and third large guest suite with balcony, en suite bath, walk-in closet and outdoor terrace with fireplace.

            On the third level, you’ll find a great bar for entertaining, a massive 3,000- bottle wine cellar and tasting room, movie theater/card room, as well as a gym with sauna (that could also be an 8th bedroom). The estate also features 2 maids rooms and a laundry room.

            Outside, the grounds feature a gorgeous pool, spa and meticulous landscaping.

            Vergara is currently engaged to Nick Loeb and they’re expected to tie the knot soon!

            Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Aldjufrie of The Agency represented the listing.

              Rocker John Fogerty Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $18.6 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  9:05 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              John Fogerty

              Beverly Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker and solo artist

              Home Stats

              9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 16,000 square feet, pool

              Price

              $18,600,000

              Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker John Fogerty just sold his massive Beverly Hills estate for $18.6 million!

              The home popped up as an off-market ‘pocket listing’ with a $23 million price tag in July 2013.

              Nearly 9 months later, a buyer swooped in and made an offer significantly under asking, and the deal closed on March 21, 2014. While Fogerty didn’t exactly sell it for a song, it was $4.4 less than what he’d hope to sell it for.

              Purchased by the “Proud Mary” rocker on November 20, 2002 for $2,900,000, the home at 2553 Summitridge Dr. had 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 13,476 square feet at the time he bought it. 10 years later, the home has undergone some extensive renovations that added an additional 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,500 square feet to the residence.

              Now, the home sits on 3 meticulously landscaped acres and features a gated entrance and circular motor court with fountain leading to the garage motor court. Inside,  16,000 square feet of living space includes 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with fireplace, double-barrel vaulted main hallway, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with wine room, gourmet kitchen, 2-story family room with fireplace, wood paneled library with fireplace, home theater, 2nd floor lounge with wet bar, 4+ car garage and more.

              Outside, the property has an incredible entertainer’s yard with a covered loggia with fireplace, mosaic-tiled swimming pool with spa, expansive patio, children’s playground and outdoor dining and cooking areas. There is also a separate guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen.

              Fogerty has since moved on to a 7 bedroom, 13,053 square foot estate in Thousand Oaks, CA that he purchased for $9 million in May 2013.

              Images of his just-sold mansion via Fogerty’s listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency.

                Sheryl Crow Relists Los Angeles Compound, Chops $4 Million Off Ask

                Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2014  |  1:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Sheryl Crow

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Singer who only wants to have some fun

                Home Stats

                3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool

                Price

                $11,950,000

                Songstress Sheryl Crow is singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles.

                After listing for the first time in 2012 and trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her Hollywood Hills home for $15,950,000, Crow’s compound was delisted in December 2013 and just came back on the market with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000.

                Set behind private gates, Crow’s Spanish-style compound sits atop a hill and is comprised of 3 houses that total more than 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres.  She purchased each home individually in and around 1998, and meticulously combined the properties over the next few years.

                The main home is a remodeled and restored ‘Spanish Revival’ with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-story entryway, chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar and music room.

                A second home is a Craftsman built in 1909, and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and views of the vistas of Hollywood.

                The third home on the 10 acre property is a cottage that dates back to 1885, complete with a oak-floored kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

                The entire compound is tied together with canyon pathways, trails, a tee pee, campsite, playground, palapas and a resort-style infinity pool.

                A true treasure in the heart of Hollywood.

                Crow’s had a hard time in the real estate game in recent years. This home has sat on the market for months and months, and her equestrian property in College Grove, TN has also had a hard time finding a buyer, even after more than 2 years and nearly $2 million in price reductions.

                The rest of her portfolio includes two off-market properties. One is a $3.6M estate in Nashville, Tennessee and the other is a beachfront escape in Florida.

                The listing agent for her Los Angeles estate is Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates.

                  Melissa Joan Hart Just Bought A Small Family Home Across The Street From CBS Studios

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  12:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Melissa Joan Hart

                  Studio City, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress who starred in 'Clarissa Explains It All' as a teenager, and has gone on to other adult roles

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, across the street from CBS studios

                  Price

                  $949,000

                  Actress Melissa Joan Hart is proving that stars are “just like us” – they want a short commute!

                  The  actress just spent $949,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home across the street from where she films her TV show ”Melissa & Joey.” Instead of battling Los Angeles‘ notoriously brutal traffic, the actress just needs to step out her front door and cross the street to get to work.

                  Location, location, location!

                  While the home is not typical celebrity digs (aka a giant, glamorous mansion), Hart’s new home has space inside and out, remodeled bathrooms, a large den, high ceilings, a large front yard, a cozy rear patio and seclusion from the street.

                  The married mother of three boys also owns two additional homes, one near Lake Tahoe, and the other in Westport, Connecticut. In the past, she’s owned massive estates around Los Angeles.

                  For this sale, Sigifredo Verano of Re/Max Town Center represented the seller, and Matt Epstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented Melissa Joan Hart.

                    Rent Producer Brian Grazer’s Former Malibu Home For $175,000 A Month

                    Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  8:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Rent Brian Grazer's Former Malibu Estate

                    Malibu, CA

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6.067 square feet, oceanfront

                    Price

                    $175,000 a month

                    Looking for the perfect Malibu beach pad? Look no further than former estate of Hollywood producer Brian Grazer - just listed for rent for $175,000 a month!

                    Grazer tried to sell the Malibu Colony beach house for $18.95 million in September 2013, and i in February 2014, he found a buyer who paid $17.375 million for the oceanfront home.

                    Now, just in time for the swank summer season in Malibu, the buyer has placed the estate back on the market as a one-of-a-kind rental.

                    Worth the sky-high price? You bet.

                    Offered fully-furnished, the Malibu Colony house has been refreshed and refurnished. During a recent remodel, the whole house has been lightened up and made much more comfortable and inviting. Unmatched in the celebrity enclave of Malibu Colony, this home has two third-floor towers and an indoor swimming pool. The street side is 60 ft wide with parking for about 8 cars – a rarity in the Colony. There is a huge entertaining area on the beach side of the home, plus a gym.

                    Inside, the home has a stellar kitchen, dining and living room with fireplace and media room with TV projection. The luxurious master sit on the beach side and consists of his & hers bathrooms, closets an office and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

                    Interested in shacking up here for the summer or the entire year? Contact listing agent Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway.