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.
Hollywood Hills, CA
Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)
5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views
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.
Los Angeles, CA
He's broke out as an actor as Pacey in Dawson's Creek, she's an actress and fashion 'It Girl'
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,389 square feet, guest quarters, views
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.
Hollywood Hills, CA
Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known for 'Good Will Hunting' and more
3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, gated, pool
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!
'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies
.66 acre adjacent lot to her larger property
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.
She's famous for her role on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm;' He's a part of the famous Kennedy family.
4 bed, 3 bath, 2,959 square feet, guest house, pool.
Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are puting down roots on the West Coast!
The just-married duo just purchased a gorgeous East Coast-style compound in the Point Dume area of Malibu, CA. Property records show that the home became property of Mr and Mrs. Kennedy on September 9, 2014, and they paid $4,995,000 for the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1 acre estate.
Melding her West Coast life with Kennedy’s East Coast roots, the Connecticut barn style main house has all new wood floors and wood elements throughout. The romantic guest house has a fireplace and full bath. The pool house has a laddered sleeping loft, full kitchen, huge shower, and a professional, soundproof recording studio!
In addition to the guest and pool house, there is a refrigerated wine shed, a two-story tree house, fire-pit, heated pool, Gunite spa, full built-in BBQ area, barn storage shed and digital phone and intercom system throughout the compound!
As she prepped for life as Mrs. Kennedy, Cheryl listed her former home in Bel Air, which just sold for $3,105,000.
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 has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s 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 holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re 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 may appeal to the geriatric set, but 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.
The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.
Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.