Pacific Palisades, CA
NBA star on the Miami Heat
6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, resort-style pool, views
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.
Shen Shultz of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
10-time world champion professional boxer
4-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3,020 square-foot high-rise condo
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.
Los Angeles, CA
USC football star, NFL superstar and Kim Kardashian's ex-boyfriend
3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,831 square feet, views, pool
Detroit Lions star running back (and Kim Kardashian ex) Reggie Bush is selling his striking modern estate above the Sunset Strip for $6 miliion.
Bush has been based in Los Angeles since his days at USC, where he was a star player and All-American. He even took home the highly-coveted Heisman Trophy, which he later voluntarily forfeited, after the NCAA uncovered misdeeds by the USC football program.
Despite the college-era drama, Bush has gone on to a rock solid NFL career, playing with the New Orleans Saints, where he brought home a 2010 Super Bowl championship.
After a stint in 2012 with the Miami Dolphins, Bush is now based in Detroit with his fiance, Lilit Avagyan, and their new daughter.
Back on the West Coast, Bush is selling the bachelor/party pad he picked up in 2007 for $4,700,000. He tried to part with the house in 2009, asking $5,099,000 for the blinged-out, hyper-personalized house. Five years and about 200 gallons of beige paint later, the colorless house has a higher asking price and a new look.
Remodeled with the highest of quality finishes, the house features a killer chef’s kitchen, a state-of-the-art theater, an elevator connecting all three levels and a second story library/ loft.
The grounds include a pool and spa, custom wood decks, BBQ center, professional landscaping and a lower level dog run.
Jordan Cohen of Re/Max represents the listing.
Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots
5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,890 square feet, pool, moat, gated
Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen just made an stunning offseason move – they listed their incredible custom-built Los Angeles estate for $50,000,000!, as first reported by TMZ.
The genetically-gifted duo spent years waiting out the completion of this custom estate, making it’s ‘for-sale’ status a bit shocking. They unveiled the home’s beautiful interiors in the October 2013 issue of Architectural Digest and Tom said, “We built this house as a sanctuary for our family—a place where we can enjoy being together.”
While Brady is based in New England for much of the year, Gisele’s work takes her to Los Angeles frequently, and many assumed that the two would settle in this estate when Brady retired from football and awaited his Hall of Fame appointment.
Alas, that won’t be happening.
While we can’t know for sure why they’re selling, we can assume that the sale of the estate is a money-making move by the multi-millionaire couple, who picked up the vacant lot for $11,750,000 in August 2008 and sunk millions into its construction, which was completed in 2011.
Tom and Gisele’s for-sale estate is undeniably incredible Richard Landry-designed European country estate on almost 4 acres. The French Chataeu-style home is covered in imported limestone, and every single element of the design and materials are top-notch.
Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views, the home has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms spread out over 13,890 square feet, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways.
Despite selling this home, they won’t be without adequate shelter. In October 2013, Tom and Gisele spent $14 million on a chic NYC condo, and they’re also building a comparable estate in the Boston area.
Kurt Rappaport and and Stephan Shapiro of the Westside Agency are representing the listing.
Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest’s October 2013 issue.
Bel Air, CA
He's a retired tennis ace, she is an actress best known for her role in 'Billy Madison'
4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,100 square feet, pool
Tennis ace Pete Sampras and his gorgeous wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, just dropped $5,996,000 for the Bel Air estate recently owned by actor Albert Brooks.
Located on over 2 acres, featuring mature trees and lots of privacy, the property is accessed via a long, gated private drive. The 5,100 square foot home is entered through the dramatic living room, which features 20 foot high wood-paneled ceilings, skylights and massive glass walls that blur the distinction between the spacious home and the lush property surrounding it. The family-friendly home has 3 bedrooms (and a maid’s), and the master suite has its own sitting room and his-and-her baths and closets.
Outside there is a tennis court (naturally!) and a large grassy area that could play host to any number of events, either children’s birthday parties or warm summer evening cocktail parties. The highlight of the spacious yard is the pristine infinity pool that looks out over a perfect Los Angeles view.
Pete and Bridgette’s new home has a long and storied show business history, having been owned by Merv Griffin before being purchased by Brooks for $3,650,000 in 1992. Albert Brooks sold the home in 2012 for $6,275,000, after listing it for nearly $7 million. The new owners didn’t hold on to it for very long, and sold it to the Sampras family at a loss.
Pete, Bridgette and their two children most recently resided in a $5.6M mansion at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They also owned a modern Thousand Oaks, CA estate that they were asking $19.95 million for. That estate sold in November 2013 for an undisclosed price.
Beverly Hills, CA
MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations
1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse
Retired MLB slugger Barry Bonds just hit it out of the (Beverly) Park!
The controversial home run king sold his massive Tuscan-inspired pad in the ultra-fancy Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $22 million. Property records show the deal closed on March 5, 2014 – 14 months after Bonds put the incredible estate up to bat for $25 million.
Inside sources say he had his eye on that initial $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.
Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse. He price-chopped the home to $23.5M in December 2013 and finally signed a contract with a buyer at $22 million.
Bond’s just-sold estate was a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles’s most desirable area. Fully renovated, Bonds added 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals, and Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.
Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.
Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others.
MLB free agent pitcher who famously signed a $126M contract; two-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants
4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,366 square feet, views
Two-time World Series Champion Barry Zito has just tossed his West Hollywood home on the market for $4,375,000!
Zito was just cut loose from the San Francisco Giants when his $126 million dollar contract expired after seven up-and-down years. Without a mound to stand on, Zito has turned his focus back to his bulging real estate portfolio, which includes this for-sale home, a massive property in the Sunset Plaza area of Los Angeles, and a San Francisco-area home that’s currently for rent for $28,500 a month.
A shrewd real estate investor, Zito knows a great house when he sees one. Zito’s West Hollywood gem sits on one of the most private and quiet Bird Streets above Sunset Blvd and is newly remodeled. And those views! Zito’s place has the kind of views usually available only to the most elevated lots far above Sunset Blvd, but unlike those high-in-the-sky properties, this house is only about 3-5 mins away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
Listing agent Sharon Hills of Kobeissi Properties, gave us some inside intel on Zito’s property, saying, “he never lived here, but purchased it because of its location in the prestigious Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills, and the incredible views.”
The views range all the way from the LA skyline to the ocean and can be seen perfectly though the many walls of glass. Soaring ceilings and an open concept floor plan create a dramatic and spacious environment and most rooms open directly to outdoor terraces, perfect for entertaining.
According to the listing, which was first spotted by the Los Angeles Times, all bedrooms have their own bathroom, and the master suite sprawls across the entire top floor. A rarity in the Hollywood Hills, this home has an abundance of street parking and a designated turn around for easy access.
The Woodlands, TX
San Antonio Spurs star, turned coach, turned ESPN analyst
7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 14,396 square feet, pool, theater, sports court
At just 5-foot-11, Johnson was dubbed the “Little General” during his years on the San Antonio Spurs, but there is nothing “little” about the 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom, 14,369 square foot estate at 23 Grand Colonial Drive in The Woodlands, TX, a community in the Houston-area.
Listed for $7,500,000, Johnson’s home was built on the 17th Hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at The Club at Carlton Woods. Inside, museum-quality finishes include ornate stone work, hand-scraped wood floors, heirloom feel built-ins, pristine wall treatments and murals.
The main floor features game and theater rooms with a working concession stand and a super swank climatized wine grotto.
Outside, the private and gated estate features a motor court, full basketball/sport court, incomparable pool and gorgeous grounds.
Johnson’s been seeking a buyer for the past year, and he originally asked $9 million for the estate.
Aaron Harris of Re/Max Carlton Woods is the listing agent.
Reality TV stars, she's a famous Kardashian and he's a former NBA star - they're currently getting a divorce after 4 troubled years of marriage
7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,000 square feet, pool
In the months before the home went up for sale, news reports revealed that Lamar has been battling drug addiction and Khloe was trying to save him – and their four-year marriage. When all their efforts to rectify their marriage failed, Khloe filed for divorce in December, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Now, it’s time to split the marital assets – including this incredible mansion, which was purchased in both of their names before being transferred into a shared trust. Khloe and Lamar paid $3,950,000 for the spread in December 2009 - shortly after they married in a quickie wedding ceremony after just a month of dating.
If you have the cash money to buy the house where Khloe and Lamar spent happier days, you’ll be buying a guard-gated Mulholland Park custom-built home located at the end of a private enclave cul-de-sac. Huge grassy lawns and a dramatic entry courtyard make a great first impression as you pull up to the home. Inside, a dramatic entryway leads to luxe living spaces that include 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, stone floors, a theater.
Outside, Khloe and Lamar’s Tarzana home has an outdoor kitchen with 2 refrigerators, a bbq bit, covered cabanas and a pool and spa.
If the home looks familiar, it’s because they’ve filmed “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and their spin-off “Khloe & Lamar” all over the property.
Tomer and Isadora Fridman of Ewing Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.
Hollywood Hills, CA
American tennis champion
3 bed, 2 bath, 1,528 square feet, pool, gated
World champion tennis ace Venus Williams is putting a loss on her illustrious record.
Off the court, Williams is taking a financial loss on her darling Hollywood Hills pied-a-terre, located at 2521 Astral Dr., listing it for $101,000 less than what she paid for it. Purchased on September 20, 2005 for $1,900,000, Williams just listed the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,528 square foot hilltop property for $1,799,000.
Set in the heart of Nichols Canyon, a gated private drive leads to an updated, modern Hollywood Hills home. The mid-century post-and-beam home has light-filled rooms with a great entertainment flow.
Inside, the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an updated kitchen with top of the line appliances and a luxury home must-have – a wine fridge. The large lot comes complete with a grassy area to enjoy the large pool and deck that overlooks expansive canyon views.
Venus also owns co-owns a 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 8,478 square foot estate in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with her sister and best friend, Serena Williams. They each have their own identical wings and share the common areas.
Christine Taylor of Gibson International holds the listing