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    Reese Witherspoon Puts $14 Million Price Tag On Sprawling Brentwood Estate

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 24, 2014  |  9:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Brentwood, CA

    Most Known For

    'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 1.3 acres, pool

    Price

    $14,000,000

    ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is looking to make a sweet real estate deal!

    Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, have quietly listed their sprawling Brentwood mansion for $14 million.

    Per property records and The Real Estalker, the three parcels that comprise the large estate were bought in December 2003 and December 2013 for just over $11 million, combined.

    A captivating and rare find, Witherspoon’s California Spanish-style estate is 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.

    Unparalleled privacy, sprawling grounds, gorgeous gardens, richly detailed spaces, a perfect floor plan make for the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle for any A-lister.

    Interior amenities include a double-height entry with sweeping staircase,  formal dining room with rich wood ceiling, and cozy library/den.

    A fabulous eat-in kitchen and adjacent family room open through French doors to expansive lawn, pool/spa, outdoor fireplace, sunken trampoline, children’s playground, vegetable garden and towering Eucalyptus trees.

    In total, Reese and Jim’s home has 5 bedrooms, each with private bath, including a sensational master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, marble bath, two large closets, and a separate gym or office.

    Reese and her agent, David Offer, have structured the deal in two ways. The main residence is asking $10.5 million, but also available to be purchased separately is an adjacent 28,870 square foot (per assessor) parcel, which would bring the total lot size to over 1.3 acres and the total cost to $14 million.

    Reese is hoping this deal goes better than the sale of her former ranch in Ojai Reese originally had the place listed for $10 million, and price chopped it multiple times, until it finally sold for almost a million less than the $5.8 million she paid for it. 

    Images via listing agent David Offer, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

      Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox Move The Family To Toluca Lake

      Posted by Cristin  |  June 23, 2014  |  7:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

      Toluca Lake, CA

      Most Known For

      He's a 90210 alum and she's a smoking-hot actress with roles in Transformers and more

      Home Stats

      4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 6,710 Square Feet, Gated, Pool

      Price

      $3,350,000

      Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are on the move!

      The married duo welcomed their second son, Bohdi Ransom,  earlier this year and decided to make a change on the home front. They recently listed their Los Feliz mansion for $3,995,000, and bought a new place in Toluca Lake, CA, paying $3,350,000 for the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,710 square foot home that was Bing Crosby’s original Carriage House.

      Property records show that they swooped up the one acre property on June 10, 2014.

      The private estate has a 100 foot curving driveway that leads you between gorgeous century old oak trees and olive trees to a contemporary ranch house.

      Remodeled in 2008, the 6,710 square foot, one-story home has exquisite architectural details.

      The main room is spacious, with exposed beams and quartz slate floors. The kitchen has an Australian opal granite island that offers seating. An adjacent formal dining room has a Brazilian cherry hardwood floor and a gorgeous nearby library has ample shelf space and an electric skylight.

      The recreation room is ideal for indoor activity – perhaps a home gym for the gorgeous duo or a play room for their boys.

      Brian and Megan’s new master suite includes a 600 square foot 2nd story loft and separate his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms.

      The back yard features a saline pool and jacuzzi, and a fire pit. An added bonus, a spacious 563 square foot pool house has its own kitchen and bathroom.

      Lots of room for this growing family!

       

      Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group represented the sellers, and Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker represented Brian and Megan. She also holds their Los Feliz listing.

      Images via the MLS.

       

        Jimmy Buffett Buys West Coast Oasis

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 19, 2014  |  2:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Jimmy Buffett

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Margaritaville crooner and restauranteur with devoted 'Parrothead' fans

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,322 square feet, pool, views

        Price

        $8,250,000

        Jimmy Buffett has found a new place to rest his (Parrot) head.

        The flip-flop wearing crooner just picked up a new place in Beverly Hills, paying $8,250,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,322 square foot gated Mid-Century style estate.

        According to The Real Estalker and property records, Buffett’s deal closed on April 14, 2014, making him and his wife Jane the proud owners of a brand new California oasis.

        Fully renovated and re-interpreted by an accomplished designer, the home has a fantastic open floor plan with walls of glass opening to spectacular city and ocean views. Perfect for Jimmy and Jane, the home has an incredible master suite with his-and-hers baths and walk-in closets.

        The floor plan allows flow from the living room, family room, kitchen and dining and outdoors for entertaining. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and leads to a bright and secluded office.

        The house surrounds a salt water pool and spa, with views so spectacular, they could inspire a song!

        Buffett also owns multiple trophy properties in Palm Beach, FL, The Hamptons and the island paradise of St. Barths.

        Images via the MLS.

          Julianne Hough Buys Rustic Chic Spread High In The Hills

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  2:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Julianne Hough

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          'Dancing With The Stars' pro who has successfully crossed over into acting

          Home Stats

          2,101 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool

          Price

          $1,943,575

          The dancing and acting dynamo that is Julianne Hough has just bought herself a new place to kick up her feet.

          According to property records and The Real Estalker, Ms. Hough spent $1,943,575 for a house high in the Hollywood Hills that’s very reminiscent of her Nashville and country roots

          With charming rustic chic ambience, Julianne’s new abode has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,101 square feet of living space. Just like Julianne, the house is a knockout, and the views will take your breath away.

          Delivering exactly what a house high in the hills should have, the place has magnificent wrap-around views of city lights, far-reaching mountains and the famous Hollywood sign.

          Inside, the light and bright home has a large chef’s kitchen with center island and top-of-the-line appliances, a step-down living room, a great master suite with a sumptuous bath. With perfect indoor/outdoor flow, the home has a lanai that flows out to a massive lawn and pool area.

          Julianne famously dated Ryan Seacrest for 2+ years, and during their time together, she bunked up with him in the insane $37M compound he bought from Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. While it’s no Seacrest compound, Hough’s new bachelorette pad is a sweet spot for this rising star.

          Images via the MLS.

            Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham Buys Third Brentwood Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac

            Brentwood, CA

            Home Stats

            6 bed, 5 bath, 5,680 sq ft, pool

            Price

            $6,493,000

            Thrice is nice!

            Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham has just picked up his third home in the swank Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, paying $6,493,000 for a 6 bedroom home in need of some serious TLC.

            The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also owns two other high-priced homes in the same area. He paid $5.8M for one in December 2012 and $6.6M for the other, way back in December 2004.

            The third home to join Buckingham’s Brentwood property portfolio is a gracious two-story traditional home situated on a massive 27,000 square foot lot!

            While outdated by today’s standards, the property displays exquisite details and character of early 1940′s architecture. Interior features include three fireplaces, hardwood floors, crown moldings, and custom built-ins. French doors open to a sun-room that overlooks a gorgeous yard featuring a fountain, sparkling pool and scenic canyon views.

            Upstairs, you’ll find four spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with high ceilings and tons of closet space.

            Property records show that the deal closed on June 10, 2014. Now that it’s theirs, this private Brentwood gem is awaiting Lindsey and wife Kristen’s magic touch to bring it up to the standards befitting a music legend.

            Matthew O’Keefe of Gibson International represented the sellers and David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the Buckinghams.

              Beach Boy Mike Love Relists Swank Pebble Beach Pad

              Posted by Cristin  |  June 17, 2014  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Beach Boy Mike Love

              Pebble Beach, CA

              Most Known For

              Original member of the iconic American band, The Beach Boys

              Home Stats

              7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 stories on one acre

              Price

              $5,790,000

              Want to live like a real ‘California Girl’ (or boy)?

              Now’s your chance!

              Mike Love, an original member of the iconic music group ‘The Beach Boys,’ has just relisted his spectacular Tuscan-style estate in Pebble Beach, CA for $5,790,000. 

              While the home is stunning, with hard-to-part-with ocean views, Love has had a hard time finding a buyer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Love originally listed the ‘Surfer’ spread in 2009 for $7.9M. It came off the market and then remerged in June 2012, when it was seeking a buyer at a lower list price of $5.995M.

              Built in 2003, the 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home sits on a coveted acre of land in scenic Pebble Beach, the seaside community famous for its incredible golf course and to-die-for coastline. Expansive and sprawling over four levels, the home has an elevator, wine cellar and tasting room, a game room, a gym and a screening room. Additionally, the home has a guest apartment with a separate kitchen.

              In 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Loves are selling the home because their children are no longer in school in Pebble Beach. “It is a lifestyle change,”  Jacqueline Love, Mike’s wife, said at the time. The couple has an obvious affinity for vacation towns, as their primary residence is in Incline Village, near world famous Lake Tahoe.

              Steve & Noel Beutel of Sotheby’s International Realty-Rancho continue to hold the listing. 

                Exclusive: After Buying From Tom and Gisele, Dr. Dre Lists For $35 Million in LA

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 10, 2014  |  8:46 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Dr. Dre

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Rapper, super producer and 'Beats by Dre' headphones mogul

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,696 square feet, views, pool

                Price

                $35,000,000

                After dropping $40 million on Tom Brady and Gisele’s insane French Chateau-style mansion, Dr. Dre just listed his former home in the ‘Bird Streets’ of the Hollywood Hills for $35 million.

                The rapper, producer and headphone mogul just inked a deal with Apple to sell the company he started with music industry legend Jimmy Iovine for $3 billion.

                With all that extra cash, the already ballin mogul is now a certified billionaire with money to burn.

                Dre’s first splurge? A major mansion upgrade.

                With the purchase of Tom and Gisele’s mansion, Dr. Dre is moving on to the ‘Next Episode’ and selling his 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 9,696 square foot home for $35 million.

                Dre purchased the home on December 21, 2011 for $15,400,000.

                According to the listing, Dre’s for-sale estate is “without question, the best View estate in the city.” Perched atop a promontory and gated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home has a jetliner 300 degree vista with lights sparkling from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. With a flat, expansive, grassy yard, infinity edge pool – all overlooking the most striking views and setting in Los Angeles. Completely rebuilt in 2001, the sprawling home features a library/media, den, guest house, and wine cellar, all in total serenity and privacy.

                LA super agent Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency holds the listing.

                  Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider Selling Motion Picture Perfect Brentwood Spread

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 9, 2014  |  11:20 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Dreamworks Studio CEO Stacey Snider

                  Brentwood, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Dreamworks Studios CEO

                  Home Stats

                  7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 11,137 square feet, pool, theater

                  Price

                  $15,495,000

                  Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider is selling her stunning storybook Brentwood estate for $15,495,000.

                  The meticulously renovated Brentwood estate was created by distinguished architect M. Brian Tichenor and worked over by renowned interior designer, Kelly Wearstler. With those two at the helm, the end result is nothing short of impeccable.

                  Set behind large gates, this private compound sits on over an acre and boasts over 11,100 square feet of living space. French doors throughout the estate open to several different courtyards, a formal garden, and a swimmers pool with a cabana and pool bath.

                  The first floor features a large chef’s kitchen, pristine living and family rooms, an exquisite dining room, formal office, and guest suite.

                  Incredible details continue to the upper level, boasting three additional en-suite bedrooms and a master suite including his-and-her baths, a sitting room and library.

                  On the southwest corner of the estate is a full guest house, providing any long-term guests with all they need to feel right at home.

                  Adjacent to the main house is a professional digital theater, where Stacey undoubtedly screened the latest Dreamworks flicks, a gorgeous full gym with bath, and exquisitely landscaped grounds.

                  All-in-all, Snider’s for-sale home is the ultimate trophy property for any Hollywood insider.

                  Images via listing agent Ann Eysenring of The Agency.

                    The Kardashians ‘Take’ This $14 Million Hamptons Home

                    Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  2:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    The Kardashians

                    Southampton, NY

                    Most Known For

                    Sisters, stars of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 8,900 square feet, pool, waterfront

                    Price

                    $13,950,000

                    Fresh off the Kimye wedding, the Kardashians are ‘taking’ the Hamptons for the latest installment of their reality TV series – and they’re doing it in style.

                    This summer, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (and their oodles of assistants, glam squads, nannies, etc) will descend upon the Hamptons to shoot their E! series, “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons,” where they’ll chronicle the launch of their popular Dash retail store in the chic New York vacation hotspot, all while living in a rented mansion, which is actually for-sale for $13,950,000.

                    Their summer digs are sure to please even the pickiest Kardashian (we’re looking at you, Kim). The waterfront home sits on 3 acres, with a heated pool and a private dock. The 8,900 square foot estate is surrounded by water on 3 sides, and features 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

                    There’s an oversized den, an open living room (perfect for lounging), a professional grade kitchen, and waterfront views from every window and glass door.

                    Along with breathtaking views and top-of-the-line amenities, this home is made even more appealing by its close proximity to beaches and Southampton Village, where the Dash store will be open for business all summer.

                    There were rumbles a few weeks back that the Kardashians were all “persona non grata” in the exclusive Hamptons community, and that many for-rent homes were closing their doors to the sisters. A source told the New York Post that “many Hamptons brokers refused to work with Kardashian producers, for fear of further upsetting locals who are worried about traffic and crowds, while other owners refused to rent their homes in more esteemed locations.”

                    Sorry Hampton-ites. Looks like the Kardashians are coming at you – and doing it in style.

                    The for-sale listing on their rental is being held by Danielle Lise Desrochers of Elliman.

                     

                      Josh Hutcherson Snaps Up A New Studio City Home For $1.25 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  11:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Josh Hutcherson

                      Studio City, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actor who plays 'Peeta Mellark' in the Hunger Games films

                      Home Stats

                      3 bed, 2 bath, 1,506 square feet

                      Price

                      $1,250,000

                      ‘Hunger Games’ hunk Josh Hutcherson has just snapped a new spread, paying $1.25 million for a gorgeous East Coast traditional in the Silver Trangle area of Studio City.

                      The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property was extensively remodeled in 2011. Now, the swank home features dark wood floors, a vaulted beam ceiling, and a formal dining room with fireplace, overlooking a charming brick patio. Oh, la la.

                      The cook’s kitchen has an uber-popular farmhouse-style sink, Carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island.

                      Small but mighty at just 1,506 square feet, the home has a master suite with two large closers and a master bedroom with additional Cararra marble counter tops, dual sinks and a stunning claw-foot tub.

                      Outside, the landscaped and terraced yard includes a sparkling blue swimming pool and views of the hillside.

                      This is an interesting purchase for the Hutcherson, since its not your typical celeb buy – it’s not gated and it sits directly on the street, offering little-to-no privacy to the Hunger Games star. It’s also a majorly different purchase from the super-private “tree house” home he bought in May 2012 for $2.5 million. That home is gated, tucked away in the hills and steeped in serious celeb history. Former owners included serial home buyer Ellen Degeneres and Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger. This new buy is likely to be an investment or for a family member.

                      Lori Shelton of John Aaroe Group repped the seller, and Deedee Howard of The Agency was Hutcherson’s agent.

                      Images via the MLS.