Studio City, CA
Bassist and lyricist for Fall Out Boy; Former husband of Ashlee Simpson
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,000 square feet
With a little one on the way, and a five-year-old son with Simpson, Wentz needed to a bigger home base, so he sold his Studio City abode just two short years after moving in.
Wentz purchased the place on April 13, 2012 for $1,050,000. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom, nearly 2,000 square-foot home is situated in the foothills amongst a forest of tall trees, waterfalls and exotic plantings. The property has been lovingly maintained and enhanced over the years and the interiors are filled with designer touches. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen have a wood burning fireplace and a wall of French doors open to a grand, Wisteria covered veranda. The convertible third bedroom or den also open up to the lush outdoor area. Upstairs is the master suite, office and guest bedroom and third bath. The custom baths feature vessel sinks, glass tiles, stone and custom cabinetry.
Outside, lush grounds surround the house and meandering pathways take you to a tree shaded spa, Japanese tea house, children’s play house, waterfalls and architectural koi pond. The separate guest quarters and bath complete this amazing property. Hardwood floors, recessed interior lighting, extensive outdoor lighting, security cameras, built-in speakers and music are just a few of the many features that made this a great nest for Wentz for the last two years.
When Wentz was still married to Simpson, the two lived in a pricey place in Beverly Hills.
Thomans Atamain represented Wentz and Gregory Zmrukhtyan repped the sellers. Both work for Dilbeck Real Estate.
Studio City, CA
She's a Broadway star and the voice of Else in 'Frozen,' he's a successful actor.
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,931 square feet, pool, treehouse
Time to “Let It Go.”
Originally purchased for $2,090,000, the busted-up couple are asking $2,995,000 for the 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom digs they lived happily(?) in for years.
An ideal family home, the Diggs/Menzel property is a traditional-style home set privately at the end of a country lane.
With an open floor plan and a dramatic two-story foyer that perfectly suits the Broadway diva, the main level boasts a chefs kitchen, vast living and dining areas for entertaining or raising a large family, an expansive master suite, and three additional bedrooms.
In happier times, Taye and Idina retreated to an upstairs area with a private office and bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and wood floors.
Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group holds the listing.
Atlanta & Chicago
Atlanta native who is looking for love on ABC's hit reality TV show
The men have ‘told all,’ and now The Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, is just a week away from handing out the final rose. Will she choose Nick Viall, a 33-year-old software sales executive from Chicago, or Josh Murray, a 29-year-old former professional baseball player from Dorfman’s hometown of Atlanta?
Since she’s now thisclose to her happily ever after (fingers crossed), Trulia has made it easier for Andi and Josh/Nick to take their relationship to the next level and move in together!
Will they rent or will they buy?
Conventional real estate wisdom says to wait to buy, unless you know you’ll be able to stay put for 5-7 years. With the track records or other Bachelor/Bachelorette alums as precedent, let’s assume they should rent…for now.
But, if Andi and Josh/Nick decide they do want make a commitment to both themselves and real estate, we have some great for-sale options for them as well!
Will they settle in Andi’s native Georgia, where Josh lives as well? Or will they head to the Windy City of Chicago and take up residence in Nick’s town?
Here’s some amazing options in both cities:
Buy: At the Buckhead Grand, this $320,000 condo is the right combo of grown up and sophisticated, with room to grow. If Andi and her man want to put down roots and have room for what’s ahead, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a great choice.
Rent: For $1,630 a month, Andi and her chosen beau can lay their heads in a super swank rental with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and every modern amenity under the Georgia sun. If you can’t be happy here, you have bigger problems.
Buy: Modern and girly, this $399,000 Chicago condo in the highly-desired Old Town neighborhood, is just what a girl like Andi needs to start her post-Bachelorette life. It has amenities and a great central location, just steps from a gorgeous park.
Rent: Chicago’s hottest new apartment building, Hubbard Place, is in the booming River North neighborhood, and right across the street from the East Bank Club, where on any given day, you’re liekly to spot Oprah, Obama, and array of Chicago-based celebrities. This rental building shoots 43 floors into the sky and opened – Andi and her chosen beau would be the first people to live int heir condo. After living their lives in front of a camera, this apartment would be the perfect blank slate to start a life together.
Lead singer of alternative rock band, Puddle of Mud
3 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,350 square feet
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is looking to unload his rundown West Hollywood pad at a loss of about $200k. Scantlin purchased the home in 2005 for $1.7 million, right around the height of his career, and has since partied himself out of the three bedroom, four bath, 2,350 square foot home. He’s seeking a buyer to give the place some tender love and care for the small price tag of just $1,499,000.
There are few pictures to show of Scantlin’s property — and that’s not a good sign. With the pool looking like a puddle of algae, it’s no wonder the home has lost some value since its initial purchase about 10 years ago. However, between having epic on-stage meltdowns and being arrested multiple times, maintaining a million-dollar property may be the last thing on this bad boy rockstar’s mind.
Nevertheless, the show must go on. According to the listing, the home is ‘in good condition with great bones.’ Renovated in 2009, the contemporary home is in a prime Hollywood location as it sits perched up on the Hollywood Hills right above the Sunset trip. Walls of glass line the living and dining area and offer stunning city and ocean views. The exterior is surrounded by trees and shrubs, giving the pool and patio ultimate privacy.
Images vis the MLS.
Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous actress with breakout roles in Blue Crush, Superman Returns and 21
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool
It’s a little less than what she was hoping to get for it (original asking price was $2,499,000), but the blonde beauty has by no means sold at a loss. The ‘Blue Crush’ actress paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005.
This private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.
Inside and out, the home has incredible space for entertaining and casual living – and it’s decorated just as you’d expect from the fashionista actress, who has perfected the ‘minimalist chic’ look.
The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.
The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.
French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.
Images via Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker, who held the listing.
Los Feliz, CA
Grammy-nominated British songstress, with hits like "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and 'Unwritten"
5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, home theater, pool
She’s asking $3,499,000 for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 4,792 square foot home. The ‘Unwritten’ singer wrote a check for $2,300,000 when she bought the place back in July 2009.
Five years later, the home is back on the market after an extensive remodel. According to listing agent Andrew Mortaza of the Core Group, “rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market.”
Privacy, security, and gorgeous views are the highlights of Natasha’s “perfectly done” architectural home, which is nestled behind gates within the prestigious gated community of Laughlin park.
The home has a massive master bedroom with a retreat, steam shower and a true walk-in closet. As an added bonus, the house has a second master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The home also has a full gym, 3 car garage, a den/office, double access from street to street, a theatre, two kitchens, patios and multiple balconies.
If Natasha’s home strikes your fancy, write an offer ASAP, so you can spend tranquil nights on one of the many balconies staring at the Griffith Observatory or the city lights. Perfect for life in Southern California, the home also has a sparkling pool and hot tub.
Hollywood Hills, CA
Actress with a string of hits in the 1980's and beyond
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,937 square feet, views
The purchase follows the recent sale of her estate in Thousand Oaks, where she lost $331,000 on the sale.
She can drown her sorrows by soaking in the gorgeous views from her brand new home in the Hollywood Hills. Panoramic views can be seen from the kitchen, master bedroom, grand room and backyard. Souther California perfection!
Completely remodeled, Madsen’s new 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom digs has a new kitchen with granite counters, travertine floors, back-splash and new appliances. Each of the bathrooms are new and have new custom vanities, stone counters and modern sinks and faucets that match the home overall modern vibe.
In the center of the home, a grand room has 20-foot ceilings and large windows with panoramic views.
Outside, the views can be taken in from the terraced backyard.
Images via the MLS.
Spanish singer-songwriter and musician who has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.
33,000 square foot waterfront lot, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, gated
Spanish singer/songwriter, Alejandro Sanz, is selling his sizzling South Beach estate for a lot more than a song! Just listed, the gorgeous waterfront home has price tag of $18 million! The property sits on a 33,000 square foot lot, with an exterior pool, tennis court, loggia and private dock!
comedian, radio personality, television host and actor
5 bed, 4 bath, 3,800 sq ft, pool, private
Located in the coveted Malibu area of Point Dume, Carolla’s newly-listed pad sits on one of the largest and flattest lots in Point Dume.
Just as you’d expect from a Malibu home, Carolla’s place has expansive ocean views with incredible, lush landscaping. The house itself is ho-hum by Hollywood standards, but it seems to suit the understated Carolla just fine. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a 2 car garage.
A detached guest house includes a living room/kitchen combo, separate bedroom and full bath.
A beautiful pool and spa rounds out the very private and completely gated estate.
Property records show that Carolla paid $3.6 million for the home in 2007.
A bit of a property mogul, Carolla owns two additional LA-area homes. One in the Lake Hollywood area has its own in-house dive bar! He paid $1.63 million for it in 2003, and recently rented out it out for $13,500 a month. He also owns another spread in La Canada Flintridge, CA, that he bought for $2,965,000 in July 2013.
Michael Cunningham of Pinnacle Estate Properties holds the listing.
Images via the MLS.
Hilton hotel heiress; "famous for being famous"
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,645 square feet, beachfront
$65,000 a month
Party like an heiress this summer in Malibu!
Currently for rent on the sandy shores of Malibu is the fabulous beach house Paris Hilton is currently shacking up in for the month of July.
Paris has been loving her time in the house, and paparazzi cameras captured her throwing a patriotic beach party on the 4th of July. Joined by oodles of other famous faces, Paris had the house decked out in red, white and blue, and revelers enjoyed the perfect California sunshine on the home’s expansive beachfront deck.
Didn’t get invited to Paris’ party? You can throw your own Labor Day bash at the home if you lease it for $65,000 a month for the rest of the summer, or beyond!
Paris’ current party pad is remodeled abode that sits on primo and highly-desired La Costa beach.
With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, chef-ready kitchen with carrera marble, plasma TV’s, master suite with sitting/reading area, deck off the master and walk-in closet, the house is a luxurious retreat.
Essential for any Malibu home, this property has a large entertaining deck with BBQ and lounge chairs for relaxing and staring out at the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.
Once Paris vacates the premises at the end of July, make this California gem your getaway!
The listing is held by Wendy Carroll of Westside Estate Agency.