Katie Holmes Buys Mansion In Calabasas, Moves Suri Back To The West Coast

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 22, 2014  |  12:53 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Katie Holmes

    Calabasas, CA

    Most Known For

    Actress with a breakout role on "Dawson's Creek," ex-wife of Tom Cruise

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 6,200 square feet, pool

    Price

    $3,795,000

    A new home for Holmes!

    Katie Holmes has left her life in New York City and moved back to California.

    According to a report by TMZ and property records, Katie dropped $3,795,000 on a 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath, 6,200 square foot mansion in the celebrity-infested LA suburb of Calabasas.

    TMZ says that Katie’s high-tailing it back to California to be nearer to Hollywood, so she can get her career back on track. Ex-husband Tom Cruise must be thrilled – he’s got a massive estate in Beverly Hills, and this moves brings daughter Suri closer.

    Katie’s next phase in live will start inside a “Grand European Manor with contemporary flair,” situated on an expansive lot.

    Located atop a cul-de-sac and bordering pristine conservancy land, Holmes’ new home is an expansive main residence with a separate guest casita. Extensively customized with the finest finishes, the home’s features include a gourmet center island kitchen with professional appliances, dark distressed wood floors, and use of rare stones and marble accents.

    The open floor plan includes several entertaining courtyards, including one adjacent to the dramatic formal living and dining rooms. A grand foyer is accentuated by an open library/loft and Katie’s brand new master retreat has a sitting area and a large sun deck.

    Outside, resort-like grounds feature an oversized pool with sunken fire pit lounge area, several seating enclaves, a covered loggia, large grassy area, kitchenette, and sports court. Perfect for Suri as she grows!

    Images via the MLS.

     

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    • Paris Hilton's Malibu Rental
    • The Kardashian's Hampton's Rental
    • Bruce Jenner's Rented Malibu Bachelor Pad
    • Jennifer Aniston Rented This Beverly Hills Mansion
    • Rihanna's Insane Aspen Vacation Rental

      6 Millionaire Celebrities Who Have Landlords

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 21, 2014  |  11:45 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

      Celebrity Renters

      Stars, they’re just like us! In a world of insane, high-priced luxury real estate, many celebrities decide to go the rental route. Whether it’s for the long-term, or just during transitions – like divorce, a bi-coastal move, a lengthy vacation, a renovation project – and more, celebs are signing leases from coast-to-coast. Let’s take a peek inside the fabulous rentals of some of the biggest stars!

      Justin Bieber

       

      Justin Bieber's Hollywood Hills Rental

      Justin Bieber’s Hollywood Hills Rental

      Ever since he was deemed the ‘world’s worst neighbor’ by anyone who’s ever lived next to him, Justin Bieber has been living the life of a renter. He sold his Calabasas mansion to Khloe Kardashian and booked it to Atlanta for a couple months. The lure of the West Coast got ahold of him again, and he was back in no time, this time shacking up in two rented Beverly Hills condos. When the neighbors there had enough, he moved on…again. Now, Bieber is renting a $29,500 a-month Hollywood Hills mansion with its own nightclub, indoor gym, home theater and three bars.

      See more images of Justin Bieber’s Hollywood Hills rental here 

      Paris Hilton

       

      Paris Hilton's Malibu Rental

      Paris Hilton’s Malibu Rental

      The jet setting hotel heiress can never stay in one place for too long, which is why she likes to sign short-term leases. This summer, Paris signed on the dotted line for a $65,000 a-month Malibu beach rental, where she shacked up for the entire month of July. She threw an A-list 4th of July party and soaked up the sun, until August, when she was on the run again!

      See more images of Paris Hilton’s Malibu rental here

       

      The Kardashians

       

      The Kardashian's Hampton's Rental

      The Kardashian’s Hampton’s Rental

      Khloe, Kourtney and the entire family became renters in the world-famous Hamptons this summer, while they filmed their reality TV show “Khloe and Kourtney Take The Hamptons.” During their time there, they ‘took’ a lease on a $14 million waterfront mansion, where they spent gorgeous summer nights enjoying the peace and quiet of the 3 acre, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom property.

      See more images of the Kardashian’s Hampton’s rental here

       

      Bruce Jenner

       

      Bruce Jenner's Rented Malibu Bachelor Pad

      Bruce Jenner’s Rented Malibu Bachelor Pad

      Speaking of Kardashians, Bruce Jenner, the family patriarch, became a renter in Malibu earlier this year. He and wife Kris Jenner very publicly decided to live apart, and Bruce booked it as fast as he could to the shores of Malibu, where he took up rented residence in a $14,500 a-month bachelor pad. The 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom, 4,400 square foot beachfront home is Bruce’s place to get some R&R away from the madness that comes along with ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’

      See more images of Bruce Jenner’s Malibu rental here

      Jennifer Aniston

       

      Jennifer Aniston Rented This Beverly Hills Mansion

      Jennifer Aniston Rented This Beverly Hills Mansion

      Jennifer Aniston may not be a perma-renter, but she knows how to work her way around a lease when she needs to. The well-tressed ‘Friend’ bought a massive $21 million dollar mansion in Bel Air in January 2012, but quickly decided it needed a major overhaul. While the contractors and construction crews moved in, Jen and longtime fiance, Justin Theroux, rented a very Zen-inspired Beverly Hills mansion with a very un-Zen $40,000 a-month price tag. They shacked up there for at least a year, while they waited out the final touches on their Bel Air dream home.

      See more images of Jennifer Aniston’s rental here

      Rihanna

       

      Rihanna's Insane Aspen Vacation Rental

      Rihanna’s Insane Aspen Vacation Rental

      RiRi is the ultimate celebrity renter! The world-famous pop diva has rented at least four high-priced properties in her short time in the spotlight. According to reports, she’s currently shacking up in two bi-coastal rentals. The first is a penthouse in New York City, where she’s paying $39,000 a month for swanky Chinatown pad. Back on the West Coast, she left a stalker-riddled estate and moved into a massive rental atop the Hollywood Hills, where she has the views and privacy she needs. When she’s just in vacation mode, Rihanna goes the rental route as well. This past winter, she took up residence in the most expensive home in Aspen to celebrate her 26th birthday, instagramming the luxe vacation along the way. Back in her hometown island of Barbados, Rihanna rented a massive $20 million dollar oceanfront villa with her family. It’s good to be Rihanna!

      See more images of Rihanna’s Aspen rental here

      You Can Rent Like A Celeb!

      Don’t have an A-lister’s bank account and want to live like a celebrity for a year? Enter Trulia’s Pay My Rent Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25,000!

      If you need help making the “should I rent or buy?” decision, check out Trulia’s handy Rent vs. Buy Calculator!

        The Late, Great Robin Williams’ Napa Estate Still Seeks A Buyer

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 20, 2014  |  10:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Robin Williams

        Napa, CA

        Most Known For

        The late, great actor and comedian brought smiles to millions of people through his iconic roles, which include "Mork and Mindy," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Good Will Hunting."

        Home Stats

        9 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet, pool, vineyards

        Price

        $29,900,000

        The Napa estate belonging to the late, great Robin Williams is still seeking a buyer.

        Appropriately named “Villa Sorriso,” which means “House of Smiles,” the massive estate was owned by a man who brought smiles to the face of millions of people in his lifetime, via his iconic roles in “Mork & Mindy,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Will Hunting,” and others.

        Listed for $29,900,000, Villa Sorriso is situated atop the Mayacamas Mountains between the world-famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys,  on approximately 653 acres. The property borders Sugarloaf Ridge Park, allowing access to thousands of adjoining acres.

        The property features a 20,000 square foot main residence, a 3,200 square foot guest house, a 7-stall horse barn, tennis court, hiking/riding trails, a spring-fed pond, 100+ olive oil producing trees, and approximately 18.4 acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc wines, with existing winery contracts.

        The main residence was built in 2003 from Portuguese limestone, and includes 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 5 half baths, a library, theatre, family room, elevator, climate controlled cellars for wine/art, 3 safe rooms and smart house technology.

        Exterior features include a private tower and bridge, 65-foot infinity pool, manicured lawns and sculpture gardens.

        Villa Sorriso is located at the end of a road, making it easily accessible, yet private. For those seeking a getaway, the home is close to Yountville and a very quick helicopter ride from Napa’s private airport.

        Williams first attempted to sell the estate for $35 million in 2012.

          Bruce Willis Finally Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $16.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2014  |  7:30 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Bruce Willis

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

          Home Stats

          11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool

          Price

          $16,500,000

          In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis had a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis was forced to chop $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda in August 2013. With a $19,995,000 price tag, the gorgeous home continued to languish on the market.

          Until now.

          Property records show that Willis finally found a buyer at a much lower price. He sold the spread for $16.5 million on August 15, 2014.

          After so many years on the market, Willis must be thrilled that the deal is done, and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

          Despite the lower sale price, Willis still made a profit over the $9 million he paid for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

          The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of flat land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hillsand has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space that also includes a state-of-the-art screening room, his & hers bathrooms and two staff rooms. Outside, a large pool, tennis courts and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.

          Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland represented both Willis and the buyer in the deal.

            Reese Witherspoon Buys A Stately Nashville Fixer-Upper

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  11:41 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Reese Witherspoon

            Nashville, TN

            Most Known For

            'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,855 square feet

            Price

            $1,950,000

            Reese Witherspoon is taking on a project!

            The ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ actress just bought a second home in Nashville, paying $1,950,000 for an amazing, stately mansion that’s in a sad state of disrepair.

            Described as a “once in a generation opportunity,’ the home is a stately 1930′s era home on massive 6.5 acre Oak Hill lot that’s in need of some major, major TLC. The home, as it stands now, has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,855 square feet.

            Reese and Jim have some serious love for Tennessee. After all, they named their young son after the state. With a son named “Tennesee,” it’s no surprise that the showbiz duo are doubling down there. Reese already owns one Nashville mansion, which she picked up for $760,000 in 2005. She grew up in Nashville, and her parents still live nearby. Although she’s been a long time California girl, times, they may be a-changin’.

            Currently, Reese and Jim have their Brentwood, California mansion for-sale as an off-market deal. They’re asking $14 million for their 5-bedroom estate and an adjacent lot. They also used to own a place in Ojai, CA, but that sold at a loss late last year.

            This new Nashville buy isn’t really a shocking purchase for “America’s Sweetheart.” Reese has always had an affinity for revamping homes and making them her own. She completely redid her ranch in Ojai, CA when she first bought it, and all of her other homes have been upgraded and renovated to perfection.

            Her new Nashville mansion has great “bones” and oodles of charm. There’s a masculine wood-paneled library, amazing hardwood floors throughout, and traditional details that give the home a distinguished feel. Each window looks out upon a picturesque brook and sweeping views of the sprawling grounds.

            Hat tip to The Real Estalker, who first reported the news of Reese’s new home.

             

              Topher Grace Lists Tiny Hollywood Hills Hideaway

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  7:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Topher Grace

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Actor who played Eric Forman in 'That 70's Show'

              Home Stats

              2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,799 square feet, pool

              Price

              $1,895,000

              ‘The 70′s Show’ actor Topher Grace has just put his Hollywood Hills hideaway on the market for $1,895,000.

              Topher bought the place in January 2006 for $1,275,000 from actor Jesse Metcalf.

              Tiny by Hollywood standards, the home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,799 square feet.

              Described by his real estate agent as a “picturesque pied de terre,” the home sits on a private cul-de-sac off of Sunset Plaza. What it lacks in square footage and space, it makes up for in location, location, location!

              The single-level home has a great open floor plan, with hardwood floors and soft, natural night throughout.

              The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, and the master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, plus a sumptuous bath.

              Tophers’s tiny pad has a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to a sparkling pool and  several lush outdoor spaces for lounging and entertaining.

              Topher joins his other ‘That 70′s Show’ cast mates, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, on the real estate merry-go-round. Ashton just sold his bachelor pad for $9.92 million, and Mila is asking nearly $4 million for her single gal spread.

               

                Justin Bieber Rents Hollywood Party Palace With Night Club, Gym and Pool

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 15, 2014  |  1:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                Instagram: Justin Bieber

                Justin Bieber

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                20 year-old Canadian singer who's transitioned from hearthrob to bad boy

                Home Stats

                16,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, glass staircase, pool, home theater, home gym

                Price

                $29,500 a month

                Justin Bieber has a new crib – and it’s perfect for the young bad boy.

                Pop’s young prince has decamped from his rented Beverly Hills condos and moved into a sprawling Hollywood Hills home that has its own night club!

                Justin is taking advice from Miley Cyrus, who, on a appearance on Jay Leno, told him “you have a lot of money…buy a house with a night club.” Done and done.

                Seems like sound advice for Justin, who seems to run into trouble every time he leaves the house.

                Now Justin can party his heart out – at home. His new rental has an 80-foot long disco with bar, lights and sound system. If that wasn’t enough, the place has a fully-equipped gym, pool table, ping pong enclave and three bars. Three bars.

                The 16,000 square foot all-glass contemporary estate has 10 bedrooms, including two master suites with huge closets. The in-home movie theater has a 160-inch screen (where Justin was just spotted watching a movie with manager Scooter Braun and friends).

                A floating glass staircase (or elevator) takes Justin and his entourage from one level to the next. Outside, an amazing 80-foot-long pool has a four-foot high blue glass tile rendition of the famed Hollywood sign running the length of the pool.

                The house has a huge outdoor deck and three yards all suspended into the amazing city view.

                Justin famously clashed with his neighbors in Calabasas, finally selling the place to Khloe Kardashian and renting in Atlanta for a hot minute. He was back on the West Coast again, this time shacking up in two condo units in a brand new Beverly Hills building. He also pissed off every neighbor in that building, before moving to this glass party palace in the Hollywood Hills.

                The home is owned by developer Danny Fitzgerald, and was listed briefly for $8.9 million.

                Images via the MLS.

                  Orlando Magic Guard Ben Gordon Bouncing Out Of Detroit-Area Mansion

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 14, 2014  |  2:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Ben Gordon

                  Rochester, MI

                  Most Known For

                  Guard for the Orlando Magic

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 6.25 bathrooms, 13,298 square feet, indoor basketball court, pool

                  Price

                  $4,189,000

                  Orlando Magic Guard Ben Gordon is bouncing out of the mansion he owns in the Detroit suburb of Rochester, MI.

                  Now on the market for $4,189,000, Gordon’s home sits on 1.7 acres and has 6 bedrooms, 6.25 bathrooms, 13,298 square feet, an indoor basketball court and a home gym. A necessity for cold Michigan winters, the home has a fully-finished lower level that’s been converted into a massive living and play area.

                  The fully-functioning indoor basketball court comes complete with a massive locker room and spa with plunge pools. Just like being at the arena, but in the comfort of your own home!

                  Fit for a serious NBA baller, the magnificent luxury estate is located within a private, gated community, surrounded by multi-million dollar estates.

                  Gordon set out of the path to greatness when he started his career with the Chicago Bulls. He became an unrestricted free-agent in the 2008-09 season. He signed a five-year, $55 million-dollar contract with the Detroit Pistons, which is when he picked up this incredible home. In June 2012, Gordon and a future first-round draft pick were traded to the Charlotte Bobcats (who are now known as the Charlotte Hornets), where he played until he was waived in March 2014. In July 2014, Gordon headed to sunny Florida, when he signed with the Orlando Magic for a reported two-year, $9 million contract.

                  Karen Walls of RE/MAX South Michigan holds the luxurious listing.

                    Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones List New York Mansion

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 14, 2014  |  9:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones

                    Bedford, NY

                    Most Known For

                    Actor and actress, married for many years. Recently separated and reconciled

                    Home Stats

                    5.7 acres, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,600 square feet, pool, guest house, home gym

                    Price

                    $8,100,000

                    On-again, off-again, on-again couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have just added fuel to the fire of rumors about their rocky marriage by listing their shared Bedford, NY mansion for $8,100,000.

                    Most celebrity real estate watchers know that when the ‘for-sale’ sign goes up in the front yard, the divorce lawyers are the next people who come knocking. With these two, who publicly split and then even more publicly reconciled, it can signal that it’s finally over for good between them, or that they’re ready for a fresh start in a brand new home.

                    Whichever way they’re heading, they’re leaving behind the gorgeous mansion they purchased together in October 2010 for $5,075,000.

                    Located down a long gated drive, Catherine and Michael’s for-sale home is a 5.7 acre brick colonial-style estate. Surrounded on three sides by  a  horse farm, the estate is quiet, private and serene.

                    Generously proportioned, light-filled rooms capture the architectural details and ambiance of the 1930′s. In the thick of their separation in 2013, the home was completely renovated, wherein they added a glorious master closet suite, gym and sauna, finely crafted moldings, hardwood floors, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and luxurious decor.

                    The property also now features a brand new one-bedroom guest house with bath, kitchen and living room.

                    The 5.7 acre grounds also feature sprawling lawns and a sparkling swimming pool.

                    In addition to this property, Douglas and Zeta-Jones own homes on Central Park in New York City, in Swansea, UK, and in Bermuda, where they resided full-time for many years.

                    Craig Siano of Siano & Co is their real estate agent.

                    The Los Angeles Times first reported on the listing.

                      Peek Inside The $21.5 Million Condo Beyonce Secretly Toured Without Jay-Z

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 12, 2014  |  8:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Beyonce

                      New York, NY

                      Most Known For

                      International superstar singer, married to Jay-Z; Former member of Destiny's Child

                      Home Stats

                      5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,054 square feet, views, doorman, private terrace

                      Price

                      $21,500,000

                      Adding fuel to the fire of those divorce rumors, the New York Post is reporting that Beyonce was spotted touring a $21.5 million-dollar condo in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

                      A new home for her, Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy? Not likely, since this 4,054 square-foot pad is nearly half the size of the luxurious TriBeCa condo the Carter family currently calls home.

                      According to the Post’s source, “She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly.” Additional sources also said that the fact that Jay-Z wasn’t there was a big red flag, since he “has always been extremely involved in their real estate deals.” 

                      While many people say it’s just a matter of when, not if, they will split, Beyonce may be getting her ducks in a row and finding a new home.

                      If it’s true and they’re no longer “Crazy in Love,” this New York City condo is definitely fit for “Queen B.”

                      The magnificent Penthouse offers unequalled panoramic city and river vistas on one of Chelsea’s finest blocks. Every inch of this immaculate duplex reflects superior craftsmanship, utmost attention to detail and ultra-refined finishes at every turn, with a backdrop of stretching views of the Empire State Building, Highline, Hudson River and more from floor-to-ceiling windows.

                      The custom-designed living space is complemented by a private 642 square foot, north-facing terrace that showcases stretching city sights. Completely renovated to perfection, this large, light-bathed 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath duplex penthouse was made for entertaining. With huge formal areas and the massive outdoor terrace accessible from both the grand living room and library, there is a  seamless flow for intimate barbecues and large-scale parties.

                      A top-of-the-line open chef’s kitchen faces south and west and is equipped with a breakfast area, white Cararra marble, Arclinea Italian cabinetry, Boffi fixtures, premium appliances including a Viking range with a vented hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and wine refrigerator.

                      Other highlights of this enviable residence are 9’2″ ceiling heights, charcoal granite and teak floors, teak wall panels and Venetian plaster walls, custom electronic shades throughout, stone tiles in the spa-like baths, a custom-designed staircase with an intricate bronze railing, and spacious laundry room with a full-size Miele washer and dryer, teak and stainless steel cabinetry.

                      The sprawling master bedroom retreat is the piece de resistance with its spectacular views, massive teak closet providing loads of luxury storage, and opulent master bath with ribbed marble walls and Boffi fixtures.

                      Perfect for Beyonce, the luxurious building has a 24-hour doorman and sits in a prized location, just minutes from West Chelsea’s best spots. 

                      Will she or won’t she? Only time will tell.