Report: Jennifer Lopez Buys NYC Penthouse For $22 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 22, 2014  |  3:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Jennifer Lopez

    New York, NY

    Most Known For

    Singer, Actress and former American Idol judge

    Home Stats

    6,250 square feet inside, 3,000 square feet of exterior terraces, doorman, views

    Price

    $22,000,000

    Jenny’s got a new spot on the block!

    According to the New York Daily News, Jennifer Lopez just dropped $22 million on a luxury penthouse in the same Manhattan building as Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

    Designed by Nate Berkus’ interior designer hubby, Jeremiah Brent, J. Lo’s new luxury penthouse overlooks Madison Square Park in the Whitman building.  Originally built in 1924, the Whitman is a pre-war, ultra high-end condominium with just four residences total – all with direct park views, high ceilings, and a full-service doorman.

    J. Lo’s new penthouse is the building’s crown jewel. The truly exceptional duplex penthouse has 6,250 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of private outdoor space on two levels. The home is outfitted with the ultimate in luxury finishes, including Arclinea custom kitchen cabinets, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, wide plank rift oak floors, Italian marble slab bathrooms, and a Crestron smart home system.

    J. Lo last went big in New York when she spent $10 million for a gorgeous house in the Hamptons. On the West Coast, she still lives in the Hidden Hills mega-mansion she once shared with ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

    Images via Douglas Elliman.

      Sheryl Crow Nabs Buyer For Hollywood Hills Compound

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 16, 2014  |  11:52 am  |  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

      Unknown

      Finally something to sing about!

      Songstress Sheryl Crow was singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles earlier this year. Now, there’s a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front!

      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 came back on the market in April 2014 with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000. At that new, lower price, a buyer finally emerged!

      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 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. She just recently took that house off that market.

      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.

        Singer Sarah Brightman Lists Santa Monica Remodel For $3.195 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 15, 2014  |  12:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Sarah Brightman

        Santa Monica, CA

        Most Known For

        Classical crossover soprano who is also an actress, songwriter and dancer.

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet, remodeled

        Price

        $3,195,000

        Soprano singer Sarah Brightman just listed her picture-perfect remodeled home in Santa Monica Canyon for $3,195,000.

        A single-level Cape Cod-style home, the 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,000 square foot spot has been extensively remodeled, with walnut floors and high ceilings throughout.

        With a fabulous open floor plan, a living room with stunning rock wall and fireplace leads to a beautiful Cararra marble kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area.

        Brightman’s master suite is bright and airy and opens to a tiled backyard and cabana. The master bath comes complete with a spa tub, double sinks and rain shower.

        Throughout the 3,000 square foot home, there’s three additional sky-lighted bedroom suites, plus a detached studio/bonus room with half bath.

        In a primo Santa Monica location, Brightman’s for-sale house is in an exceptional school district and close to beach and restaurants.

        Perhaps Sarah is getting rid of her worldy possessions as she prepares for her mission to space in 2015. According to media reports, Brightman will part of a three-person crew traveling to the international space station. From there, she be the first person to sing from space.

        Out of this world!

          Sheryl Sandberg Quietly Sells Atherton Mansion For $9,250,000

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 13, 2014  |  4:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Sheryl Sandberg

          Atherton, CA

          Most Known For

          Facebook COO and 'Lean In' author

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 11,430 square feet, sprawling lawns, guest house

          Price

          $9,250,000

          Facebook COO and “Lean In” author, Sheryl Sandberg, has quietly sold her sprawling estate in Atherton, CA for $9,250,000.

          The deal closed on September 19, 2014.

          Sandberg purchased the private and gated 7 bedroom, 8.5 bathroom, 11,430 square foot estate with her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, on December 17, 2004 for $7,995,000, when she was still a high-ranking executive at Google.

          Flash-forward to March 2008, when she officially joined Facebook, which was then headquartered less than 10 minutes away in Palo Alto, CA. With a short commute and a gorgeous place to call home, Sandberg was living the Silicon Valley dream.

          The prestigious home sits in desirable Atherton, CA, which was just named as the ‘Most Expensive Zip Code in America‘ by Forbes magazine. Exemplifying a classic, time-honored appeal, Sandberg’s just-sold three-story home is stylishly appointed, with exceptional finishes throughout.

          Completed in 2004 and sold to Sandberg a year later, the property has both a main residence and a guest house with full kitchen and bathroom.

          In December 2009, Sheryl and her husband bought a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,900 square foot home on a large lot in nearby Menlo Park, CA, where Facebook moved their headquarters to in 2011. There, amid traditional and Spanish-style homes, they proceeded to build a slightly smaller, but much more modern family home. Stretching over 9,200 square feet, her newly-built home has a futuristic glass and steel exterior.

          According to plans and permits filed with the city of Menlo Park, the house has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The first floor has a great room stretching over 800 square feet and a subterranean basement houses an office, gym, wine room, theater, and guest bedroom. Atop the home, Sandberg installed solar panels and a “living roof.”

          The Symon Group of Alain Pinel Realtors represented Sandberg and Goldberg in the sale and Kay Wang, also of Alain Pinel Realtors, represented the buyer.

           

           

           

           

           

           

            James Marsden Buys Mid Century Home in The Hills For $1.8 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 9, 2014  |  10:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            James Marsden

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Hunky actor who has appeared in the X-Men films, 27 Dresses, The Notebook and more

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,265 square feet, pool

            Price

            $1,834,075

            Actor James Marsden just dropped $1,834,075 on a Mid Century home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills!

            Built in 1959, the post-and-beam-style home is the quintessential Hollywood Hills home designed for indoor/outdoor living with timeless design.

            Inside, Marsden’s new digs has wide spans of open living space and walls of glass that merge the indoors and out. When he needs privacy, James can retreat to a large master suite with a massive walk-in closet. Just down the hall, there’s two more large bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is a great versatile space, and would make either a great office or and additional guest suite.

            The lush and private lot has a large swimming pool and spa and expansive outdoor entertaining areas.

            James has become a household name via his roles in ‘The Notebook,’ ’27 Dresses’ and the X-Men series. James has parlayed all that on-screen success into a nice off-screen real estate portfolio. He currently owns two additional homes: a $1.3M home in Burbank, CA and his starter home in Studio City that he bought for $454,000 in June 1998.

             

              Bye, Bye Bird Streets! Jodie Foster Sells In The Hollywood Hills

              Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2014  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Jodie Foster

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views

              Price

              $4,995,000

              Bye, Bye Bird Streets!

              Jodie Foster just sold her Hollywood Hills mansion in the famed Bird Streets after struggling to find a buyer. She listed the spread for $6.4 million in June 2013 and it languished on the market for more than a year. It took a couple price chops to get the deal done. Property records show the deal closed on October 6, 2014 for $4,995,000.

              Foster purchased the home in 1995 from model Cheryl Tiegs. With a distinguished address and oodles of famous neighbors, Foster’s Spanish Villa was the ultimate celebrity hideaway for the notoriously private actress.

              The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, an office and an attached guest suite. Adjacent to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry leads to a stunning kitchen. A luxurious master suite features a sitting area, walk-in closets, fireplace and sauna.

              Outside, the central courtyard pool and brick patio are shielded by a high-reaching hedge for the utmost seclusion – a must for the notoriously private Foster, who had never openly discussed her private life in the public until she outed herself in an emotional speech while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

              In other real estate moves, Jodie sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $8.3 million in January 2012 and purchased a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 3,752 square foot home in Beverly Hills for  $11,750,000 on June 25, 2012.

               

                Lebron James Lists Palatial Miami Mansion For $17 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  October 6, 2014  |  8:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Lebron James

                Miami, FL

                Most Known For

                Star NBA player who recently left Miami for his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 12,178 square feet, pool, wine cellar, room to dock 2 yachts

                Price

                $17,000,000

                The King is selling his palace!

                Former Miami Heat dribbler Lebron James hightailed it back to his hometown of Cleveland this year, leaving his palatial  mansion empty. Now, it’s on the market with a very regal price tag: $17 million!

                Overlooking the open bay in Coconut Grove, FL, the King’s palace is being marketed as “the most opulent estate in the Miami area.”

                The contemporary compound features a swank chef’s kitchen, sommelier’s wine cellar, office, custom theater, guest home and private master rooftop sun deck.

                Perfect for taking in the waterfront locale and the Miami vibe, glass doors open to covered terraces throughout the sprawling home.

                In James’ palace, luxury isn’t just reserved for the indoors. Outside, the property is just as luxe, with a summer kitchen, 4,500 square feet of entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool, and a private concrete dock, with room for two 60 foot yachts.

                Walled and gated for the utmost privacy, James’ estate is a state-of-the-art fortress with every amenity under the Florida sun!

                The listing is held by Tomi Rose of Opulence International Realty.

                  Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger Sell Los Angeles Pied-a-Terre For Over Asking

                  Posted by Cristin  |  October 2, 2014  |  7:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Joshua Jackson & Diane Kruger

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  He's broke out as an actor as Pacey in Dawson's Creek, she's an actress and fashion 'It Girl'

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,389 square feet, guest quarters, views

                  Price

                  $1,488,000

                  Gorgeous, globe-trotting couple Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, have just sold their Los Angeles pied-a-terre for over asking!

                  In a deal that closed on September 30, 2014, Jackson and Kruger banked $1,488,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home they were asking $1,450,000 for.

                  Purchased in 2009 for 1,315,000, the barely-used mini-compound was the West Coast home base for the long-term duo, who split time between New York, Paris…and wherever else their glamorous careers take them.

                  It’s no shock that Kruger, who is a fashion industry darling and a frequent face on “best dressed” lists, owned a home described as “chic.”

                  Located on a prime street in the Hollywood Hills, the just-sold property is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. In the main house, an open floor plan showcases a living room with a brick fireplace, elegant formal dining room with built-in shelving, and a den/media room. Calming white walls, dark oak floors and large windows punctuate these spaces.

                  The gourmet kitchen features a La Canche range, butcher block center-island, exposed wood shelving and a farmhouse sink that overlooks the garden.

                  The European inspired master suite has newly-refinished poured concrete floors, a fireplace and a walk-in closet. The adjacent master bath has an extra-large shower with wishbone marble floors. French doors lead to the large terrace, with views of Hollywood. The second bedroom has a door to the terrace and an adjacent remodeled bathroom.

                  Downstairs, the home has coveted guest quarters that contain its own kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living area. A true guest oasis, it can be accessed through the main house or a separate entrance.

                  Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates represented Josh and Diane in the sale, and his colleague Sherri Rogers, also of Nourmand & Associates, represented the buyer.

                    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.