'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies
2-lot compound with a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,956 square foot main residence; Featured in Vogue magazine
Bye, Bye, Brentwood!
After listing the entire Brentwood property and an adjacent side lot for sale for a whopping $14 million in June 2014, Reese peeled off the smaller lot in a side deal, getting $3,550,000 for the lot (with a ‘teardown’ home) on September 11, 2014.
Now, property records show that on October 14, 2014, Reese sold the larger part of the A-list compound, which includes a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,956 square foot Spanish-style estate, and adjacent lot 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 wanted out of 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.
Hollywood Hills, CA
Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views
Gyllenhaal morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s been 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 holed up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land since 2005, when he paid $2.5 million for the home. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say the views from Gyllenhaal’s backyard are 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 didn’t have the modern appeal of some of the newer homes on the market, but that didn’t stop a buyer from stepping in and snapping up the property. 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.
When the home first went up for sale in September 2014, The Real Estalker hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York. With his West Coast property pending and the sale about to be final, Jake’s free to make a home on any coast!
Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services held the listing.
Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others
5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,400 square feet, views, pool
The actor and his wife, Emma Heming, were spotted looking at properties in the area, as first reported by the local Poughkeepsie Journal. Property records show that they closed on a new home on August 29, 2014.
Located within driving distance to New York City, Bedford has become a veritable hotbed for celebrity buyers who want a country escape. Willis’ new neighbors include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who sold one home in the area and just bought another. Other familiar faces in the town include Martha Stewart, as well as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who have shunned the Hollywood life and made the tucked-away enclave their full-time home.
Willis and his wife’s new country home is a beautiful and sophisticated shingle-style home set atop 14 acres of one of Bedford highest points, where they have breathtaking 180 degree western views across the Croton Reservoir to the Highlands of the Hudson.
The residence is over 8,000 square feet of meticulously crafted interior living space of unsurpassed quality. Large, elegantly-scaled rooms all have huge windows and high ceilings.
A country estate with a modern twist, the home has state-of-the-art video, sound, lighting and security systems, as well as a 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar.
Outside, mature gardens and wonderful outdoor entertaining areas make it a true oasis. The property has a fabulous large swimming pool with heated cabana and outdoor shower. Beyond the gardens, the home has a synthetic surface tennis court and garages for four cars.
When Willis was married to Demi Moore, he frequently escaped to Idaho, where he owned a $15 million-dollar lakefront ranch in Hailey, ID. In his new life with his new wife and two young daughters, Willis is spending his time on the East Coast. He and Heming recently sold their Beverly Hills mansion and doubled down on their live in New York, both in the city and now in this elegant country retreat!
Beverly Hills, CA
Actor, singer, author and songwriter
6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,032 square feet, pool, gated
Boone was one of the most successful artists of the 1950’s, second only to Elvis Presley, and has had decades of success as a singer, actor, songwriter, author, political activist and more. Despite his active life and many years of success, he stayed rooted in his life in Los Angeles, where he lived in this stately mansion with his family for more than 50 years.
On the market for the first time in approximately 55 years, the home is located on iconic Sunset Boulevard, bordering the “Golden Triangle,” a highly-sought-after area for luxury real estate. On one of the largest lots in Beverly Hills, a sprawling 48,000 square feet, Boone’s estate is being marketed as an ‘ideal development project.’
Essentially a teardown or a major renovation project, Boone’s just-listed estate currently has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet of living space and expansive outdoor areas that include a pool, lawn and gardens.
Gated and hedged for privacy, the property would make an amazing home for a star on their way to a storied career like Boone’s.
The estate is listed with Seth Perry of Nourmand & Associates.
Beverly Hills, CA
Oscar-winning actress with roles in The Hunger Games, American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook
5-bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,500 square-feet, gated, pool
According to E! News, Lawrence bought the place from an unknown buyer who bought it from Simpson in October 2013 for $6.4 million.
Lawrence isn’t just buying a new bachelorette pad, she’s buying a home with quite the Hollywood pedigree. Prior to Simpson and her family living here, Paul Hogan, Tom and Kathy Freston, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rick Yorn all called this gorgeous Beverly Hills property home.
When Simpson sold, she and her family moved to the $11 million dollar Hidden Hills mansion she bought from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. She originally paid $5,275,000 for the 5-bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,500 square-foot in December 2005, right after she announced to the world that she and husband Nick Lachey were divorcing.
Now that the stunning home belongs to Lawrence, she can settle in to the idyllic estate and weather the rigors of being a young, beautiful, A-list star.
Built in 1991, the custom home
The property is walled and gated, with a stone courtyard that leads to a koi pond. Inside, high ceilings punctuate the formal living room and dining room. A family-friendly, restaurant-style gourmet kitchen leads to the breakfast room then out to the stone courtyard. The media/family room opens out to the serene, private and secure park-like grounds and swimming pool.
Nestled in the heart of Beverly Hills in a private community, Lawrence also has some famous neighbors: Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and their new daughter Wyatt recently moved in down the street. Talk about an A-list avenue!
New York, NY
Singer, Actress and former American Idol judge
6,250 square feet inside, 3,000 square feet of exterior terraces, doorman, views
Jenny’s got a new spot on the block!
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.
Hollywood Hills, CA
Singer who only wants to have some fun
3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool
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.
Santa Monica, CA
Classical crossover soprano who is also an actress, songwriter and dancer.
4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet, remodeled
A single-level Cape Cod-style home, the 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,000 square foot spot has been extensivel
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!
Facebook COO and 'Lean In' author
7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 11,430 square feet, sprawling lawns, guest house
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.
Hollywood Hills, CA
Hunky actor who has appeared in the X-Men films, 27 Dresses, The Notebook and more
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,265 square feet, pool
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.