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    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Custom LA Estate For $50 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  1:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

    Brentwood, CA

    Most Known For

    Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,890 square feet, pool, moat, gated

    Price

    $50,000,000

    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.

      Tennis Great Pete Sampras and Wife Bridgette Wilson Buy Albert Brook’s Former Bel Air Estate

      Posted by Cristin  |  March 12, 2014  |  9:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Pete Sampras & Bridgette Wilson

      Bel Air, CA

      Most Known For

      He's a retired tennis ace, she is an actress best known for her role in 'Billy Madison'

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,100 square feet, pool

      Price

      $5,996,500

      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.

      In their most recent real estate deal, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency represented the listing and Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates was Sampras and Wilson’s agent.

        Baseball Legend Barry Bonds Just Sold His Beverly Hills Mansion For $22 Million!

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2014  |  1:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Barry Bonds

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

        Home Stats

        1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

        Price

        $22,000,000

        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 Pitcher Barry Zito Tosses Los Angeles Home On The Market For $4.375 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 13, 2014  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          MLB Pitcher Barry Zito

          Hollywood, CA

          Most Known For

          MLB free agent pitcher who famously signed a $126M contract; two-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,366 square feet, views

          Price

          $4.375,000

          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.

          Interested in Zito’s West Hollywood view home? Get in touch with listing agent Sharon Hills.

            Former Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson Seeks Buyer For Stunning Texas Estate

            Posted by Cristin  |  January 22, 2014  |  2:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Avery Johnson

            The Woodlands, TX

            Most Known For

            San Antonio Spurs star, turned coach, turned ESPN analyst

            Home Stats

            7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 14,396 square feet, pool, theater, sports court

            Price

            $7,500,000

            Avery Johnson, the former NBA star who transitioned to coaching and then to a post-league career as an ESPN analyst, is seeking a buyer for his sprawling – and stunning – Texas estate.

            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.

              Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Officially List Their Tarzana Home For $5.499 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 9, 2014  |  6:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

              Tarzana, CA

              Most Known For

              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

              Home Stats

              7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,000 square feet, pool

              Price

              $5,499,000

              After a year of turmoil and scandal that resulted in divorce, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are officially selling their sprawling Tarzana home.

              According to the Los Angeles Times and  The Real Estalker, the home is now officially listed for sale for $5,499,000.

              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. 

                Venus Williams Lists Hollywood Hills House At A $100K Loss

                Posted by Cristin  |  January 7, 2014  |  9:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Venus Williams

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                American tennis champion

                Home Stats

                3 bed, 2 bath, 1,528 square feet, pool, gated

                Price

                $1,799,000

                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

                  Rumor ALERT: Retired Football Star Michael Strahan Reportedly Buys Brentwood Mansion

                  Posted by Korina  |  December 30, 2013  |  12:03 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Michael Strahan

                  Brentwood, Los Angeles

                  Most Known For

                  Retired NFL player, TV co-host

                  Home Stats

                  9 bed, 14 bath, 15,600 sq ft

                  Price

                  $16,000,000

                  Michael Strahan is no stranger when it comes to high-end real estate. In October we reported that he relisted his TriBeCa loft for $2.25 million. And, in July we told you that he sold his Bel Air home for a $3M profit in an off-market deal. Now, rumor has it (thanks to our friend at Real Estalker) that the retired football star and co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael, quietly purchased  a gorgeous $16 million mansion in Brentwood.

                  The 15,600 sq ft. home was built in 2013 and boasts 3 levels with 9 bedrooms and 14 baths and state of the art technology. The mansion has soaring ceilings and is equipped with the typical mansion-type amenities like a 59-foot long swimming pool and inset spa, home theater, gym, game room, wine cellar with full bar (cheers!) and an elevator so you can easily get to each level. Each master bath has its own walk-in closet and while you are lounging in the master wing you can enjoy a romantic fireplace.

                  When you step outside you are greeted with a lovely covered pool-side cabana with a grilling area to make any pool party epic.

                  We’ll have to wait and see if the rumor is shakes out, but it looks like 2014 is going to be another good year for Mr. Strahan.

                  Images via MLS

                    Barry Bonds Strikes Out At Lucky $25 Million, Price Chops Beverly Hills Home By $1.5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  December 5, 2013  |  12:12 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

                    Barry Bonds

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

                    Home Stats

                    1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

                    Price

                    $23,500,000

                    Retired San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has just slashed the price of his Beverly Hills mansion by $1.5 million.

                    When Bonds listed the incredible estate for $25 million dollars 11 months ago, he had his eye on that $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.

                    Now listed for a lower, but equally impressive $23.5 million, Bond’s estate seeks a buyer who wants to live in a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles. Fully renovated, attention to detail is apparent throughout, from the 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, to the gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals and the usage of 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.

                    Images via The Agency, which holds the listing.

                      Report: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Secretly Selling Tarzana Home

                      Posted by Cristin  |  November 7, 2013  |  7:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

                      Most Known For

                      Reality TV stars, she's a famous Kardashian and he's a former NBA star

                      Home Stats

                      7 bedrooms, 9 bedrooms, 8,347 square feet, pool, gated

                      Price

                      $3,995,000

                      After a year of turmoil and scandal, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are reportedly selling their sprawling Tarzana home.

                      According to TMZ, the home has secretly been listed for sale for $3,995,000. Interested? Well, the home isn’t open to just anyone – it’s only being shown to qualified buyers who can show that they can actually afford to pay the asking price.

                      Khloe and Lamar moved into the home shortly after marrying in a quickie wedding ceremony in 2009. They’ve filmed “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and their spin-off “Khloe & Lamar” in the home. In light of recent news reports that Lamar has been battling drug addiction and that Khloe intends to eventually divorce him, it makes sense that the home is up for sale. With less combined assets, the easier it will be for the duo to split. While we’re rooting for Lamar to turn his life around and for the seemingly in-love duo to make it work, selling the family home is usually a strong indicator that things are trending towards divorce.

                      If you have the cash money to buy the house, you’ll be buying a guard-gated Mulholland Park custom built 7-bedroom 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, 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.

                      Images via listing agent Nancy Fenoglio