Minnie Driver Buys Traditional Home In The Hills

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2014  |  1:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Minnie Driver

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known for 'Good Will Hunting' and more

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, gated, pool

    Price

    $2,465,000

    Actress Minnie Driver just wrote a check for $2,465,000. Her purchase? A 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,765 square foot traditional-style estate nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

    Recently remodeled, Drivers new digs sit on a magnificently landscaped, private lot. The verdant setting features a lagoon pool, spa, waterfall, gazebo and large lawn areas for entertaining.

    Impeccable taste and quality workmanship are reflected throughout the house and evident in the dark hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and paneled wainscoting. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a stunning diamond hatched bay window to take in the views.

    A brand new kitchen has a farmhouse sink, stone countertops, beautiful cabinetry and a gracious breakfast room.

    Minnie’s new master suite features French doors to the yard, a luxurious granite bathroom with soaking tub, a huge shower, double sinks and celebrity must-have: a custom-built walk-in closet.

    All bedrooms are en-suite, and the third bedroom has a separate entrance, ideal for use as an office or guest suite.

    The gated property has a two car garage, parking for eight additional cars, and another celebrity homes must-have: a primo security system.

    Driver has lived for nearly two decades in a home nearby, which she bought for $775,000 in 1998. She still currently owns that property, but with this new purchase, be on the look out for the listing soon!

    Eric Lowry of Coldwell Banker represented the home’s sellers, and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty was Minnie Driver’s real estate agent.

      Reese Witherspoon Shuffles Her Real Estate Portfolio, Sells Small Brentwood Lot For $3.55 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  September 23, 2014  |  2:55 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Reese Witherspoon

      Brentwood, CA

      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

      .66 acre adjacent lot to her larger property

      Price

      $3,550,000

      Reese Witherspoon is keeping her real estate agent busy!

      After listing her large Brentwood property and an adjacent side lot for sale for a whopping $14 million, Reese has peeled off the smaller lot in a side deal, getting $3,550,000 for the lot (with a ‘teardown’ home) she paid $3,000,000 for in December 2012. Property records show the deal closed on September 11, 2014.

      Before Reese bought it, the .66 acre parcel housed a charming 3,053 square foot cottage with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms that had not been on the market in four decades. Located directly next door to two other lots Reese owned, she swooped in on the older home and made the property part of a larger, private compound. Perfectly sized and located right next door, this lot took her existing home from great…to totally A-list.

      With this sale, Reese is still asking $10.5 million for her California Spanish-style estate tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a double lot in the desirable, guard gated and celebrity-friendly Brentwood Circle.

      Reese has no need for the Brentwood compound, now that she’s bought a brand-new Pacific Palisades home for $12.705 million and a stately fixer-upper in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

        Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Buy Gorgeous $5M Malibu Compound

        Posted by Cristin  |  September 22, 2014  |  8:14 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Cheryl Hines & Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        She's famous for her role on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm;' He's a part of the famous Kennedy family.

        Home Stats

        4 bed, 3 bath, 2,959 square feet, guest house, pool.

        Price

        $4,995,000

        Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are puting down roots on the West Coast!

        The just-married duo just purchased a gorgeous East Coast-style compound in the Point Dume area of Malibu, CA. Property records show that the home became property of Mr and Mrs. Kennedy on September 9, 2014, and they paid $4,995,000 for the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1 acre estate.

        Melding her West Coast life with Kennedy’s East Coast roots, the Connecticut barn style main house has all new wood floors and wood elements throughout. The romantic guest house has a fireplace and full bath. The pool house has a laddered sleeping loft, full kitchen, huge shower, and a professional, soundproof recording studio!

        In addition to the guest and pool house, there is a refrigerated wine shed, a two-story tree house, fire-pit, heated pool, Gunite spa, full built-in BBQ area, barn storage shed and digital phone and intercom system throughout the compound!

        As she prepped for life as Mrs. Kennedy, Cheryl listed her former home in Bel Air, which just sold for $3,105,000.

          Jake Gyllenhaal Asks $3.5 Million For Hollywood Hills House

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 19, 2014  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Jake Gyllenhaal

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

          Price

          $3,500,000

          Jake Gyllenhaal is selling his gated Hollywood Hills house for $3.5 million!

          Gyllenhaal has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

          When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re some of the best in L.A.

          The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

          The one-story home itself may appeal to the geriatric set, but what it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

          The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

          The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.

          Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.

            Rumor Alert: Have Kim & Kanye Listed Their Unfinished Mansion for $11 Million?

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2014  |  1:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

            Bel Air Crest, CA

            Most Known For

            Reality TV and Hip Hop star; Married, parents to baby North West

            Home Stats

            3/4 acre, views, under construction

            Price

            $11,000,000

            Rumors have been swirling that Kim and Kanye West have secretly listed their unfinished, torn-to-pieces Bel Air Crest mansion that the duo spent years renovating for $11 million. According to reports, the in-progress mansion is secretly for sale to any ambitious buyer who has deep pockets, and a penchant for a project!

            Back in January 2013, when they first found out they were pregs with baby North, K&K bought a plenty-nice Tuscan-style mansion in a gated community for about $9 million, and then proceeded to strip it down, remove entire walls, push it out further to the backyard, change the plans, change them again, all before finally throwing their hands in the air and heading to Hidden Hills, where they spent $20 million on a gorgeous, brand-new (no changes necessary) mansion just around the corner from mama Kris Jenner.

            With a ridiculously perfect, completely-finished, move-in-ready mansion of their own, the duo have quietly listed their former home, asking an optimistic $11 million for the property, as first reported by The Real Estalker. If a Kardashian-owned mansion without walls is what you’ve been looking for, this could be a great buy.

            Secretly for sale on the down low as the perfect “blank slate” on a primo piece of 3/4 acre, guard-gated land, the property has room for a 14,000 square-foot home, a pool and a large carport out front. Situated on a ridgeline, the home has priceless views.

            Now if only it had four walls.

             

              American Idol’s Randy Jackson Loses $825k On Sale Of Tarzana Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Randy Jackson

              Tarzana, CA

              Most Known For

              Grammy-winning producer who spent 12 years as a judge on 'American Idol'

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, guest house, gated

              Price

              $1,900,000

              Oh No, Dawg!  Former ‘American Idol’ judge, Randy Jackson, just lost a chunk of change on the sale of his Tarzana, CA home.

              Purchased by the Grammy-winning super-producer in May 2005 for $2,725,000, Jackson just sold the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 5,878 square foot place for $1,900,000. That’s $825,000 less than what Jackson paid when he bought it. Ouch.

              He listed the gated estate for $2.199 million in June 2014, price chopped it to $1.99M, and then quickly found a buyer…but not one willing to pay full asking on the gated estate in the El Caballero area of Tarzana.

              The buyer got a bargain basement price on a large custom-built estate with a newer gourmet kitchen with high-end amenities, including granite countertops, stainless steel Viking appliances, a SubZero fridge/freezer.

              In the master suite, Jackson’s house had his/her bathrooms, with direct access to the spa. All five bedroom are over-sized, with their own en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.

              The exterior features a sparkling swimming pool and manicured, lush green lawn. Beyond the pool, the property also featured a stand-alone guest house with full kitchen and central air and heat.

              Kenneth Margolis of Soetheby’s International Realty was Jackson’s agent and Alan Parness of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

                Hollywood Hippie Daryl Hannah Relists Quirky Malibu Compound

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 15, 2014  |  8:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Daryl Hannah

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Hollywood star and passionate environmentalist

                Home Stats

                17.6 acres, 3 structures, and lots of lush and natural landscaping

                Price

                $4,250,000

                Longtime Hollywood star and environmentalist Daryl Hannah is hoping to make a ‘Splash’ in the real estate market!

                The actress has relisted her bucolic Malibu compound for $4,250,000, after first trying to sell it for $4,995,000 in early 2012.

                While the sprawling property is a massive 17.6 acres, the actual living quarters are three teeny-tiny (albeit charming) structures.

                Private and park-like, the home is described as a “farm, oasis and retreat, all-in-one.” Once a nursery, Hannah’s property is home to many exotic plants, trees and giant cacti. One of the three homes on the property is an original 1927 river-stone hunting lodge surrounded by an outdoor moss deck that has recently been updated to include in-floor heating, large walk-in closet/dressing room and an indoor/outdoor shower with a Japanese soaking tub.

                The second home is a rustic and casual lodge, and the third is a bright guest room with 15+ foot ceilings and a loft from where the coastline is visible. There are numerous acres of flatland, as well as a large, flat, fenced pasture, acres of terraced, irrigated orchard or vineyard ready land. Other earthly amenities include a deer-fenced vegetable garden, an ancient palm grove, tons of sunshine and even views of the nearby Pacific Ocean.

                Daryl Hannah has been a fixture in Tinseltown since she arrived on the scene in the late 70’s and became a bonafide star in the 1980’s when she appeared in Blade Runner. Her most well-known role as the sexy mermaid Madison in Splash, which debuted in 1984. Since then, she’s appeared in a roster of other films that include Wall Street, Steel Magnolias, Northfork, and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill franchise. She also makes headlines through her aggressive activism, which has led her arrest – most famously in front of the White House in the summer of 2011.

                Just this week, she made headlines when she was linked romantically with rocker Neil Young, who recently split with his wife of 36 years.

                Ann Eysenring, Nima Sajadi and Banjamin Forrest of The Agency hold the listing.

                  New Jersey ‘Housewife’ Theresa Giudice Lists Mansion Amid Legal Troubles

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 12, 2014  |  12:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Theresa and Joe Giudice

                  Towaco, NJ

                  Most Known For

                  Real Housewives of New Jersey stars with serious legal troubles

                  Home Stats

                  3.5 acres, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, grand staircase

                  Price

                  $3,999,000

                  Theresa and Joe Giudice of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame are selling their large Towaco, NJ house just weeks before they’re set to be sentenced to time in “the big house” – aka jail.

                  The longtime Bravo TV stars and fan favorites ran afoul of the law this past year, when they were indicted and eventually plead guilty to numerous counts of tax and mortgage fraud. Their sentencing is set for early October, where they’ll find out how many months they’ll spend in the slammer, where they’ll undoubtedly experience a new kind of reality.

                  With lawyers bills piling up, Joe and Theresa are selling their Jersey estate for $3,999,000. They picked up the vacant lot in 2002 for $530,000, and proceeded to build a massive Chateau-style mega-mansion.

                  Located at 6 Indian Lane, the home sits on 3.5 acres and has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 10,044 square feet. There’s a lot of Theresa touches throughout, including an abundance of brown and bling. As seen many times on the TV show, the Giudice home has a grand two- story entrance with double Cinderella staircases.

                  The gourmet kitchen is the center of the home, and is often the scene of Giudice family get-togethers and moments with their four daughters. The kitchen features a butlers pantry and large working center island, perfect for entertaining.

                  The grand formal great room doesn’t get much screen time, but in the photos, you can see that it features a huge wood-burning fireplace, a soaring two-story ceiling with upstairs balcony overlooking the room.

                  The master bedroom is just what you’d expect from Theresa – over-sized and over-the-top! It features three custom designed walk-in closets, a massive gas fireplace, and master bath with onyx tile, steam shower, soaking tub.

                   

                    Reese Witherspoon Quietly Spends $12.7 Million On Revamped Pacific Palisades Home

                    Posted by Cristin  |  September 11, 2014  |  8:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Reese Witherspoon

                    Pacific Palisades, CA

                    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

                    5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, views

                    Price

                    $12,705,000

                    Reese Witherspoon is doubling down on fancy houses, buying her second multi-million-dollar estate in the last month, this time in Pacific Palisades, California.

                    Just last month, she paid $1,950,000 for a stately fixer-upper in her hometown of Nashville.

                    When Reese bought the big Nashville mansion last month, it looked like she was packing up the family and decamping to Tennessee, shedding her glamourous life in California. It seemed like a real possibility, especially since she and Jim had their Brentwood mega-mansion quietly on the market for $14 million. With this brand new West Coast purchase, it seems that Reese and Jim aren’t leaving the Golden State, they’re just changing things up and moving to a new pad!

                    For their new West Coast deal, property records show that Witherspoon and her agent hubby, Jim Toth, paid $12,705,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,344 square foot home. The home was never publicly for-sale and the deal was an off-market transaction that closed on August 28, 2014.

                    Sneaky, sneaky.

                    The home was last sold in December 2012 for $4.9 million to award-winning “starchitect” Ken Ungar, who worked his magic on the property and created an estate worthy of an A-lister. Based on the sold price and the “before” pictures you can see above, Unger took a outdated estate and turned it into something worthy of a $12.7 million price tag, netting a nice profit when the deal closed.

                     

                     

                     

                      Cheryl Hines Becomes A Kennedy, Sells Bel Air Estate

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 10, 2014  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Cheryl Hines

                      Bel Air, CA

                      Most Known For

                      'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actress, now third wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

                      Home Stats

                      5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,756 square feet, pool, views, gated

                      Price

                      $3,105,000

                      Less than a month after becoming Mrs. Kennedy when she married Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actress Cheryl Hines has sold her estate in Bel Air for $3,105,000.

                      Reminiscent of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, Cheryl’s just-sold home is a Cape Cod-style stunner in upper Bel Air. The home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,756 square feet of living space. A formal entry gives way to an expansive one story home centered around a grassy backyard with sparkling pool and large brick patio.

                      The center of the home features a great room with exposed wood-beamed ceilings and custom shelving and a den. Nearby, the kitchen has a large center-island with Viking appliances, abundant storage space, a walk-in pantry and built-in breakfast area. The formal dining room has wood floors and overlooks the grassy front yard.

                      The master suite features a fireplace, beautiful bathroom with spa tub and large walk-in closet. French doors lead to the backyard, with coveted views of the canyon, city and ocean.

                      The newest Mrs. Kennedy made a tidy profit on the deal. She bought the home for $2,350,000 in August 2010, and sold it for $755,000 more, just four years later! Now, that’s a great wedding present from the real estate market!