Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs Divorcing, Selling Marital Home For Nearly $3 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2014  |  8:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    She's a Broadway star and the voice of Else in 'Frozen,' he's a successful actor.

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,931 square feet, pool, treehouse

    Price

    $2,995,000

    Time to “Let It Go.”

    In the midst of their yet-to-be-finalized divorce, Broadway superstar Idina Menzel and her actor hubby, Taye Diggs, are selling the Studio City home they’ve shared since 2010.

    Originally purchased for $2,090,000, the busted-up couple are asking $2,995,000 for the 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom digs they lived happily(?) in for years.

    An ideal family home, the Diggs/Menzel property is a traditional-style home set privately at the end of a country lane.

    With an open floor plan and a dramatic two-story foyer that perfectly suits the Broadway diva, the main level boasts a chefs kitchen, vast living and dining areas for entertaining or raising a large family, an expansive master suite, and three additional bedrooms.

    In happier times, Taye and Idina retreated to an upstairs area with a private office and bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

    Outside, a sweeping outdoor yard augments the home, with a large pool, rolling lawns, patios and a treehouse.

    Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group holds the listing.

      NBA Baller Chris Bosh Wants $14.5 Million For Pacific Palisades Mansion

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 22, 2014  |  11:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Chris Bosh

      Pacific Palisades, CA

      Most Known For

      NBA star on the Miami Heat

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, resort-style pool, views

      Price

      $14,500,000

      NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the market for $14,500,000, as first reported by the LA Times

      The NBA star, who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat, is away from this home so frequently that it’s time to finally give it up. He’d hung on to it for a few years and had it for rent for $45,000 a month. With a life in gorgeous Miami and a $12,333,000 mansion on the water there, Chris and his wife no longer needed the to-die-for So Cal spread.

      Chris’ for-sale place on the West Coast is a real palace in the Palisades. For a mere $14.5 million, you’ll get a wonderful ocean-view gated estate on approximately an acre-and-a-half. Secluded at the top of a knoll, the home has spectacular unobstructed views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountains. The outdoor area is punctuated with a resort-style infinity pool with swim up bar and lounge areas. A huge outdoor eating area features a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. There’s even an outdoor shower and large flat grassy area, perfect for extravagant entertaining. Inside, you’ll find a movie theatre, bar area with billiards, basically a total sports bar within the house.

      The home is perfect for the CEO-type, with it’s ultra-luxurious office/library. Last but not least, the home has a huge master suite with dual master baths with huge walk-in closets and large ocean view balcony with spa off the master.

      For those who need a little extra help around the (giant) house, the home comes with fully-equipped staff quarters.

      Baller!

      Shen Shultz of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

        Where Will ABC’s Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Settle Down?

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 22, 2014  |  8:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        'The Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman

        Atlanta & Chicago

        Most Known For

        Atlanta native who is looking for love on ABC's hit reality TV show

        The men have ‘told all,’ and now The Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, is just a week away from handing out the final rose.  Will she choose Nick Viall, a 33-year-old software sales executive from Chicago, or Josh Murray, a 29-year-old former professional baseball player from Dorfman’s hometown of Atlanta?

        Since she’s now thisclose to her happily ever after (fingers crossed), Trulia has made it easier for Andi and Josh/Nick to take their relationship to the next level and move in together!

        Will they rent or will they buy?

        Conventional real estate wisdom says to wait to buy, unless you know you’ll be able to stay put for 5-7 years. With the track records or other Bachelor/Bachelorette alums as precedent, let’s assume they should rent…for now.

        But, if Andi and Josh/Nick decide they do want make a commitment to both themselves and real estate, we have some great for-sale options for them as well!

        Will they settle in Andi’s native Georgia, where Josh lives as well? Or will they head to the Windy City of Chicago and take up residence in Nick’s town?

        Here’s some amazing options in both cities:

        Atlanta

         

        Buy: At the Buckhead Grand, this $320,000 condo is the right combo of grown up and sophisticated, with room to grow. If Andi and her man want to put down roots and have room for what’s ahead, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a great choice.

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        3338 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326

        Rent: For $1,630 a month, Andi and her chosen beau can lay their heads in a super swank rental with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and every modern amenity under the Georgia sun. If you can’t be happy here, you have bigger problems.

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        W Glenridge Drive, Sandy Ridge, GA, 30319

         

        Chicago

         

        Buy: Modern and girly, this $399,000 Chicago condo in the highly-desired Old Town neighborhood, is just what a girl like Andi needs to start her post-Bachelorette life. It has amenities and a great central location, just steps from a gorgeous park.

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        343 West Old Town Court, Chicago, IL, 60610

        RentChicago’s hottest new apartment building, Hubbard Place, is in the booming River North neighborhood, and right across the street from the East Bank Club, where on any given day, you’re liekly to spot Oprah, Obama, and array of Chicago-based celebrities. This rental building shoots 43 floors into the sky and opened – Andi and her chosen beau would be the first people to live int heir condo. After living their lives in front of a camera, this apartment would be the perfect blank slate to start a life together.

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        360 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

         

          Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather Throwing The Towel On Miami Condo; Lists For $2.6M

          Posted by Vanessa  |  July 17, 2014  |  3:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Floyd "Money" Mayweather

          Sunny Isles Beach, FL

          Most Known For

          10-time world champion professional boxer

          Home Stats

          4-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3,020 square-foot high-rise condo

          Price

          $2,599,000

          Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., arguably today’s most notable professional boxer, has landed some hard-punching headlines in his day, but say what you may about the 10-time world champion, he is now being given a title that is sure to break some necks – Floyd Mayweather, family man.

          According to his listing agent, the recent 2014 ESPY Award Winning “Best Fighter” is ready to throw the towel on his stunning 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Miami Beach high-rise for a single-family home so that his growing children “to have space to run around.”

          Seeking nearly $2.6 million for his 3,020 square-foot penthouse suite, Mayweather the businessman is hoping to make a $1.1 million-dollar profit on the sale. According to property records, he stayed true to his “money” nickname and purchased the condo for $1.5 million in cash back in 2010.

          The luxury condo sits in the heart of Miami Beach and offers spectacular ocean views. High-end interior designers ‘Luxury Interiors by Steven G’ have created a mid-century modern oasis with marble and hardwood flooring with sleek fixtures throughout. The roomy kitchen features a flat island stove with stainless steel hood surrounded by modern cabinets. The small boutique style building comes fully equipped with swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, 24-hour security and clubhouse.

          Images via listing agent Tanash Pettigrew and Galleria International Realty.

            Puddle Of Mudd Rocker Wes Scantlin Trying To Sell ‘Swamp Pool’ Home For $1.49M

            Posted by Vanessa  |  July 16, 2014  |  10:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Wes Scantlin

            West Hollywood

            Most Known For

            Lead singer of alternative rock band, Puddle of Mud

            Home Stats

            3 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,350 square feet

            Price

            $1,499,999

            Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is looking to unload his rundown West Hollywood pad at a loss of about $200k. Scantlin purchased the home in 2005 for $1.7 million, right around the height of his career, and has since partied himself out of the three bedroom, four bath, 2,350 square foot home. He’s seeking a buyer to give the place some tender love and care for the small price tag of just $1,499,000.

            There are few pictures to show of Scantlin’s property — and that’s not a good sign. With the pool looking like a puddle of algae, it’s no wonder the home has lost some value since its initial purchase about 10 years ago. However, between having epic on-stage meltdowns and being arrested multiple times, maintaining a million-dollar property may be the last thing on this bad boy rockstar’s mind.

            Nevertheless, the show must go on. According to the listing, the home is ‘in good condition with great bones.’ Renovated in 2009, the contemporary home is in a prime Hollywood location as it sits perched up on the Hollywood Hills right above the Sunset trip. Walls of glass line the living and dining area and offer stunning city and ocean views. The exterior is surrounded by trees and shrubs, giving the pool and patio ultimate privacy.

            Images vis the MLS.

              SOLD! Kate Bosworth Sells Airy Los Angeles Abode for $2.4 Million

              Posted by Daisy  |  July 15, 2014  |  10:25 am  | 

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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

              $2,375,000

              After just a few month on the market, Kate Bosworth has just sold her airy and Bohemian-esque Los Angeles home for $2,375,000!

              It’s a little less than what she was hoping to get for it (original asking price was $2,499,000), but the blonde beauty has by no means sold at a loss. The ‘Blue Crush’ actress paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005.

              This 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 held the listing.

                Natasha Bedingfield Lists Los Feliz Stunner For $3.5 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 14, 2014  |  1:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Natasha Bedingfield

                Los Feliz, CA

                Most Known For

                Grammy-nominated British songstress, with hits like "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and 'Unwritten"

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, home theater, pool

                Price

                $3,499,000

                Singer Natasha Bedingfield is selling her stunning house in Los Feliz!

                She’s asking $3,499,000 for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 4,792 square foot home. The ‘Unwritten’ singer wrote a check for $2,300,000 when she bought the place back in July 2009.

                Five years later, the home is back on the market after an extensive remodel. According to listing agent Andrew Mortaza of the Core Group, “rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market.”

                Privacy, security, and gorgeous views are the highlights of Natasha’s “perfectly done” architectural home, which is nestled behind gates within the prestigious gated community of Laughlin park.

                The home has a massive master bedroom with a retreat, steam shower and a true walk-in closet. As an added bonus, the house has a second master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The home also has a full gym, 3 car garage, a den/office, double access from street to street, a theatre, two kitchens, patios and multiple balconies.

                If Natasha’s home strikes your fancy, write an offer ASAP, so you can spend tranquil nights on one of the many balconies staring at the Griffith Observatory or the city lights. Perfect for life in Southern California, the home also has a sparkling pool and hot tub.  

                 

                  Virginia Madsen Buys Hollywood Hills Home After Selling At A Loss

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 11, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Virginia Madsen

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress with a string of hits in the 1980's and beyond

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,937 square feet, views

                  Price

                  $1,185,000

                  Virginia Madsen has just bought a Mid-Century home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,185,000

                  The purchase follows the recent sale of her estate in Thousand Oaks, where she lost $331,000 on the sale.

                  She can drown her sorrows by soaking in the gorgeous views from her brand new home in the Hollywood Hills. Panoramic views can be seen from the kitchen, master bedroom, grand room and backyard. Souther California perfection!

                  Completely remodeled, Madsen’s new 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom digs has a new kitchen with granite counters, travertine floors, back-splash and new appliances. Each of the bathrooms are new and have new custom vanities, stone counters and modern sinks and faucets that match the home overall modern vibe.

                  In the center of the home, a grand room has 20-foot ceilings and large windows with panoramic views.

                  Outside, the views can be taken in from the terraced backyard.

                  Aside from the Thousand Oaks home that sold on June 13th, property records show Madsen also owns a condo in West Hollywood that she paid $860,000 for in 2006.

                  For this purchase, Luis Alberto Carmona of Carmona Real Estate represented the sellers and Robert Kass of Hilton & Hyland was Madsen’s agent.

                  Images via the MLS.

                    Latin Crooner Alejandro Sanz Asking $18M For Sizzling South Beach Estate

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 10, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Alejandro Sanz

                    Miami, FL

                    Most Known For

                    Spanish singer-songwriter and musician who has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.

                    Home Stats

                    33,000 square foot waterfront lot, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, gated

                    Price

                    $18,000,000

                    Spanish singer/songwriter, Alejandro Sanz, is selling his sizzling South Beach estate for a lot more than a song! Just listed, the gorgeous waterfront home has price tag of $18 million! The property sits on a 33,000 square foot lot, with an exterior pool, tennis court, loggia and private dock!

                    The more than 8,000 square foot home features 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, high ceilings, a formal dining room, and an in-home recording studio. Perfect for those that want to be close to the action, the property is a 10-minute walk to Lincoln Road in South Beach.
                    The home was designed and restored by famed architect Wallace Tutt.
                    Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

                      Adam Carolla Selling Private Malibu Home For $4.5M

                      Posted by Cristin  |  July 9, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                      Adam Carolla

                      Malibu, CA

                      Most Known For

                      comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

                      Home Stats

                      5 bed, 4 bath, 3,800 sq ft, pool, private

                      Price

                      $4,499,000

                      Jokester Adam Carolla has a serious proposition for you: buy his gated Malibu home for $4,499,000.

                      Located in the coveted Malibu area of Point Dume, Carolla’s newly-listed pad sits on one of the largest and flattest lots in Point Dume.

                      Just as you’d expect from a Malibu home, Carolla’s place has expansive ocean views with incredible, lush landscaping. The house itself is ho-hum by Hollywood standards, but it seems to suit the understated Carolla just fine. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a 2 car garage.

                      A detached guest house includes a living room/kitchen combo, separate bedroom and full bath.

                      A beautiful pool and spa rounds out the very private and completely gated estate.

                      Property records show that Carolla paid $3.6 million for the home in 2007.

                      A bit of a property mogul, Carolla owns two additional LA-area homes. One in the Lake Hollywood area has its own in-house dive bar! He paid $1.63 million for it in 2003, and recently rented out it out for $13,500 a month. He also owns another spread in La Canada Flintridge, CA, that he bought for $2,965,000 in July 2013.

                      Michael Cunningham of Pinnacle Estate Properties holds the listing.

                      Images via the MLS.