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
Brentwood, Los Angeles
Retired NFL player, TV co-host
9 bed, 14 bath, 15,600 sq ft
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
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
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.
Reality TV stars, she's a famous Kardashian and he's a former NBA star
7 bedrooms, 9 bedrooms, 8,347 square feet, pool, gated
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
New York, NY
Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots
3 bedrooms, keyed private elevator entrance, full-floor, views
First reported by the New York Post, Brady and Bundchen are buying an incredible 3-bedroom condo on the 47th floor of the famed One Madison building that was originally listed for $16.5 million.
Accessed by a keyed elevator entrance that leads to a private foyer, Tom and Gisele’s new
In the main living space, a great room connects to an open kitchen and separate dining area.
One Madison ran into financial woes almost immediately after it hit the market in 2007. Foreclosures and lawsuits plagued the high rise until it was taken over by new management, who were then able to attract A-list buyers.
Brady once owned a condo at Time Warner Center, which he sold for $17.5 million and Bündchen previously owned a triplex penthouse on West 11th Street, which she sold for $4.4 million.
Together, Brady and Bunchen were previously spotted checking out an $11.495 million duplex at 212 W 18th street before they settled on their new, incredible pad. On the West Coast, Tom, Gisele and their kids rest their heads in a $20 million-dollar, custom-built mansion with a moat.
He's a retired tennis pro and she's a model and actress
5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,960 square feet, pool, dock and boathouse
Retired tennis champ Andy Roddick and his gorgeous model/actress wife Brooklyn Decker have just listed their lakefront Austin mansion for $12.5 million. Property records show that the genetically-gifted duo married in April 2009 and purchased the 1.8 acre home in November 2009 for an unknown amount of money.
According to the The Real Estalker, who first uncovered the listing, Roddick and Decker on are on a real estate roll. They’ve just listed this nearly new lakeside mansion in Austin, TX and have also found the time and money to buy two additional houses and sell another. Quite the busy summer!
The largest and most expensive property in their real estate portfolio, this beautiful Lake Austin retreat is a gated and private spread. At the front of the property, you’ll find a modern workout gym, a putting green, and a courtyard entryway. The home is accented throughout with elaborate wood beams and stone work, and the heart of the home is a spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.
The master suite offers his/hers bathrooms with automatic black-out shutters on all windows. Brooklyn’s bath has its own washer/dryer with a custom closet, steam shower, and old-fashioned tub, while Andy’s provides masculine custom cabinetry, a refrigerator and an ice bath.
The entire downstairs enjoys breathtaking views of the infinity pool and Lake Austin and the lush backyard has an outdoor kitchen, perfect for an evening of entertaining on the lake. The covered patio has heat lamps to make this additional outdoor space enjoyable year round. The property’s boat house and dock sits right on Lake Austin and has storage for a boat and two jet skis.
For visitors, the property has a casita and upstairs bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for ‘guy’s nights,’ the home also has a “hidden” entertainment area with pool and poker table, media center, kitchenette and built in bunk beds.
An “off-market” listing being marketed solely by their listing agent, Jonathan Creath of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, the for-sale home is looking for a buyer, but it’s not yet listed on the MLS.
Images via Jonathan Creath.
FOX NFL Analyst, Former Super Bowl Champ, Current Co-Host of "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael"
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,911 square feet
Purchased in 2008 for $1.66 million, Strahan tried to give the space the heave-ho in 2010, putting it back on the market for $1.85 million.
According to his listing agent Frances Katzen of Douglas Elliman and Curbed NY, Strahan had used the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,911 square-foot loft as a pied-a-terre and had plans to renovate but never quite got around to it. Instead, he leased the apartment out to a tenant when it failed to sell in 2010.
In a stronger market, Strahan is giving a potential sale another go, putting the place back on the market for $2.25 million.
Sans interior renovations, nothing seems to have changed inside the place except the decor. See what it looked like last time it was listed by checking out the former listing photos here.
Earlier this summer, Strahan made a $3 million profit on a “teardown” home in Bel Air that he flipped a year after purchasing it. He intended to make renovations and turn it into his West Coast dream home, but changed his mind and sold it for a major profit.
Images via Douglas Elliman.