Movie Producer Michael Bay Sells Los Angeles Home, Pockets Big Profit

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 2, 2014  |  9:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Producer Michael Bay

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    Producer with such smash hits as Transformers, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and more

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,919 square feet, pool

    Price

    $11,450,000

    Mega-producer Michael Bay just sold his blockbuster Los Angeles home for $11.45 million.

    The 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home has nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, and is primely located in the celebrity enclave between Bel Air and the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles.

    Bay sold this estate because he recently completed construction on a brand new home that has been in the works since he purchased it in October 2009 for $10.9 million. To much outrage, he tore down an architecturally significant home to build an even bigger and more contemporary estate.

    The new home is designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, and according to the architects’ description of the project, Bay’s new mansion is nestled into a hillside, spans 30,000 square feet and features a large theater, movie prop museum, parking, spa and two master bedroom modules hovering above the main living quarters.

    Quite the project!

    While Bay transitioned into his new home, he was also working on selling his former home, which he purchased in 1999 for $5.16 million and originally listed in December 2013 for $13.5 million.

    The striking contemporary estate is off a long gated drive in prime Bel Air on a promontory w/ unobstructed views of the entire Los Angeles basin. Designed by the late architect Jack Warner, this extremely private home features clean, crisp lines, grand scale museum-like spaces, soaring ceilings, ideal indoor/outdoor flow and dramatic views from every room. A spacious central living room has a huge fireplace, a large formal dining room, and separate library/den that opens to a lush, private garden, pool & spa.

    Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre (naturally), wine cellar, and gorgeous wood & stone floors.

    David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services represented Bay in the sale.

      Los Angeles Super Mansion ‘Fleur De Lys’ Sells For A Record-Breaking $102 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 1, 2014  |  7:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

      Fleur De Lys

      Holmby Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      The "unsellable" estate sat on the market for more than $7 years, with a $125 million price tag

      Home Stats

      50,000 square foot home on 4.6 acres, 600 foot tree-lined driveway, pool, 3,000 square foot wine cellar

      Price

      $102,000,000

      One of the world’s most incredible ‘mega-mansions’ just had a mega sale!

      The world famous ‘Fleur De Lys’ mansion in the Beverly Hills enclave of Holmby Hills just sold to ‘junk bond king’ Michael Milken for $102 million IN CASH, as first reported by Lauren Beale at the Los Angeles Times.

      Fleur De Lys was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein, who custom-built the mansion in 2002 with her then-husband, Metro Networks founder and billionaire David Saperstein. They divorced just three years after the home was completed and she received the property as part of her divorce settlement. She first listed property in 2007 for $125 million and never once wavered on the asking price.

      The estate is 50,000 square feet of living space, which includes innumerable rooms, a 3,000 square foot wine cellar, a grand ballroom, a marble-floored two-story entry hall, gold paneled ceilings and much more grandeur.

      Outside, two motor courts, a 600-foot tree-lined driveway, a pool, spa and sprawling lawns are just mere highlights of the 4.6 acre estate.

      As the LA Times reported, Michael Milken bought the home through an LLC tied to the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, a nonpartisan think tank chaired by the businessman and philanthropist.

      Los Angeles-based super agent Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency represented Saperstein in the sale and Fred Bernstein, also of the Westside Estate Agency, represented the Milken, who reportedly beat out billionaires from England and China in a bidding war for the pricey estate.

      Images via the MLS.

        Kourtney Kardashian Sells Her Colorful Calabasas Mansion

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 27, 2014  |  11:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick

        Calabasas, CA

        Most Known For

        Procreating Kardashian sister and her longtime boyfriend

        Home Stats

        4 bed, 5 bath, 5,199 square feet, pool

        Price

        $2,975,000

        Kourtney Kardashian and longtime boyfriend Scott Disick have just sold their home in Calabasas!

        According to the Los Angeles Times, Kourtney and Scott found a buyer and made a deal for $2,975,000, which is less than their $3,499,000 asking price, but still a nice $1.2M more than the $1.7M that they paid for the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 5,199 square foot Colonial-style abode in December 2010.

        Kourtney and interior designer Jeff Andrews spent months meticulously decorating the home in a style that Disick describes as “Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice.”  The buyer was smitten with some of their decor choices, as the LA Times is also reporting that the buyer paid an additional $125,000 for select furnishings.

        Parting with the home will be tough for Kourtney, who told Domaine.com that she loves “every single thing about this house, but I’m excited to take on a new project.”

        She’s already found that next big project: she and Scott recently purchased retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson’s estate just down the street, paying $8.495,000 to upgrade to the 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 11,746 square foot home.

        When Kourtney and Scott listed this just-sold home, they said it was because they needed more space. “Our family is bigger since we moved in,” Kourtney told Domaine.com. “I’d like to have a guest room and more space outside for the kids.” They’re definitely getting that coveted space in their new 1.86 acre property.

        Another bonus? A built-in babysitting nearby. Recently-divorced sister Khloe Kardashian just bought Justin Bieber’s house down the street!

        Images via Domaine Home. Photography by Grey Crawford for Jeff Andrews Design

        ‘Nashville’ Star Hayden Panettiere Sells in Los Angeles, Heads East

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 25, 2014  |  12:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Hayden Panettiere

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Actress formerly on 'Heroes' and currently starring in 'Nashville'

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,120 square feet, pool

        Price

        $3,075,000

        Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has just sold her home is Los Angeles in favor of life out east.

        In an off-market deal first reported by TMZ, the pint-sized Panettiere got $3,075,000 for her 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,120 square foot home at 7640 Curson Terrace. She picked up the place for $2,635,000 in March 2008.

        Hayden’s just-sold home has floor-to-ceiling windows in most rooms looking out to unobstructed 180-degree views of the city from downtown to the ocean. The open floor plan includes a large living room and family room with fireplaces. Outside, a pool and expansive deck areas look out onto the huge city views.

        Recently, Hayden has been spending most of her time in Nashville, where she films the hit ABC show of the same name. She’s also engaged to boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, who owns a property down in the other Hollywood – Hollywood, FL, that is, and when she’s not filming, she’s often spotted with him in the Sunshine state.

        According to TMZ, celebrity real estate agent Josh Altman represented Panettiere in the sale.

          Rihanna’s Former Pacific Palisades Pad Officially Hits The Market

          Posted by Cristin  |  March 25, 2014  |  8:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Rihanna

          Pacific Palisades, CA

          Most Known For

          Grammy-winning pop star

          Home Stats

          11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, pool

          Price

          $14,995,000

          After moving out of her massive mansion due to stalkers and burglars, Rihanna’s former Pacific Palisades home is officially on the market with a $14,995,000 price tag!

          The Barbados-born beauty moved into the home in December 2012, and her Southern California paradise quickly became a nightmare. After just a few short months in the home, trespassers, stalkers and attempted burglars have all been arrested at or near the property, prompting RiRi to flee the urban oasis for her own safety. In the most extreme case, a 27-year-old man was arrested on the property after showing up multiple times, claiming to be her “future husband.”

          The globetrottering Grammy winner has since had ‘her people’ move her belongings out of the home and into another undisclosed location, freeing up her former home for new residents. It was for rent in November 2013 for $65,000 a month!

          Reports say she’s since decamped to a penthouse in New York City. She also reportedly purchased a $22 million villa in her native Barbados earlier this year.

          Built in 2010, the estate is nestled in the hills of Los Angeles, and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.

          Aaron Kirman of the John Aaroe Group represents Rihanna’s listing.

          Images via the MLS.

            Australian Beauty Erica Packer Buys Dazzling Bel Air Mansion For $13.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  March 24, 2014  |  12:30 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Erica Packer

            Bel Air, CA

            Most Known For

            Australian singer and model; recently divorced from James Packer, one of Australia's richest men

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 10,534 square feet, pool, gated

            Price

            $13,500,000

            Erica Packer has just spent $13.5 million on a dazzling mansion in Bel Air!

            The Australian singer and model is known around the world as the ex-wife of gaming billionaire, and one of Australia’s richest men, James Packer. After their fall 2013 divorce (and a rumored $100 million settlement), Erica is closing the book on her six-year marriage in style and is stepping out on her own by creating a new life for her and her three children in the US.

            It was recently reported that Packer was renting a stunning Beverly Hills home for $100,000 a month. While she was working on securing an amazing rental, she also had her eye on a permanent place to put down roots, and found it in a 6-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 10,534 square foot gated estate in lower Bel Air. Originally listed for $14,950,000, Packer paid $13,500,000 and the deal closed on March 10, 2014.

            Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, Erica’s new estate has an elegant sandstone foyer, a spacious formal living room with fireplace, arched ceilings and gorgeous French doors. Additional public rooms on the main floor include an office or den, a huge climate-controlled wine room, formal dining room, and extraordinary gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room. Also on the main level is a mud room/craft room and a maid’s suite.

            The second floor offers 4 family bedrooms, a media room, laundry room, and luxurious private master suite with private terrace, his and her baths and custom walk-in closets.

            The outdoor grounds offer great space for both grand entertaining and relaxation, including a custom pool, spa, large stone patios and spacious pool house.

            Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker represented the listing and Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland was Packer’s listing agent.

              Nicole Scherzinger Selling Hollywood Home She Bought From Daisy Fuentes

              Posted by Cristin  |  March 21, 2014  |  8:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Nicole Scherzinger

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Former frontwoman of girl group 'The Pussycat Dolls' and judge on The X Factor

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,014 square feet, views

              Price

              $2,349,000

              Songstress Nicole Scherzinger, best known as the frontwoman of the girl group ‘The Pussycat Dolls,’ is selling the Hollywood Hills home she bought from Daisy Fuentes in 2006.

              Scherzinger was at the top of her game a few years back, when the Pussycat Dolls were tearing up the charts. Since her days as a ‘Doll,’ she’s had some solo hits and a gig at the judges table on both the US and UK versions of the ‘X Factor.’

              Reports have emerged that she just quit her X factor gig, but things are about to get really busy and exciting for Nicole. Just this week, reports emerged that she and boyfriend, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, were engaged!

              On the home front back in Hollywood, Nicole is selling the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 4,014 square foot Hills estate she bought from Daisy Fuentes for $2,165,000. Now listed for $2,349,000, Scherzinger is likely to eek out a small profit if she can get full asking price for the home.

              The gorgeous Mediterranean-style home sits on a 1.5-acre knoll and has no immediate neighbors – perfect for a celebrity that craves a little time out of the spotlight.

              There are expansive views from every room, many outdoor living spaces and plenty of space for a potential pool.

              Inside, Nicole’s home has a 2-story living room with soaring ceilings, a spacious dining room, 3 gas/wood burning fireplaces, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen/great room combination with granite counters, stainless appliances and oodles of room for entertaining.

              The generous master suite features an over-sized closet, ample storage and a stunning marble bath with separate stall shower. Guest bedrooms are located upstairs, one has a large outdoor terrace. Downstairs is an additional bedroom, which could also be used as an office.

              This home offers outstanding seclusion and serenity within a star-studded neighborhood. Perhaps Nicole will keep the streak alive and sell to another celeb!

              Enzo Ricciardelli of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

                Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Custom LA Estate For $50 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  1:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

                Brentwood, CA

                Most Known For

                Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,890 square feet, pool, moat, gated

                Price

                $50,000,000

                Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen just made an stunning offseason move – they listed their incredible custom-built Los Angeles estate for $50,000,000!, as first reported by TMZ.

                The genetically-gifted duo spent years waiting out the completion of this custom estate, making it’s ‘for-sale’ status a bit shocking. They unveiled the home’s beautiful interiors in the October 2013 issue of Architectural Digest and Tom said, “We built this house as a sanctuary for our family—a place where we can enjoy being together.”

                While Brady is based in New England for much of the year, Gisele’s work takes her to Los Angeles frequently, and many assumed that the two would settle in this estate when Brady retired from football and awaited his Hall of Fame appointment.

                Alas, that won’t be happening.

                While we can’t know for sure why they’re selling, we can assume that the sale of the estate is a money-making move by the multi-millionaire couple, who picked up the vacant lot for $11,750,000 in August 2008 and sunk millions into its construction, which was completed in 2011.

                Tom and Gisele’s for-sale estate is undeniably incredible Richard Landry-designed European country estate on almost 4 acres. The French Chataeu-style home is covered in imported limestone, and every single element of the design and materials are top-notch.

                Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views, the home has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms spread out over 13,890 square feet, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways.

                Despite selling this home, they won’t be without adequate shelter. In October 2013, Tom and Gisele spent $14 million on a chic NYC condo, and they’re also building a comparable estate in the Boston area.

                Kurt Rappaport and and Stephan Shapiro of the Westside Agency are representing the listing.

                Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest’s October 2013 issue.

                  Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. List Longtime Home For $5.5 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  9:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Married actress/actor duo who met on the set of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,620 square feet, pool, gym

                  Price

                  $5,499,000

                  The married actress/actor duo of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have just listed their longtime estate in Los Angeles for $5,499,000.

                  Purchased for $2,450,000 by the unmarried duo in October 2001, they went on and made it official when they wed on September 1, 2002. Now more than 10 years and two kids later, the duo are still rock solid – but are looking for a change up when it comes to their living situation.

                  This longtime estate is located on Stonehenge lane, inside the prestigious 24 hour guard-gated community of Bel Air Crest.

                  Gellar and Prinze’s gated estate boasts privacy, grand scale rooms, an open floor plan and exquisite grounds.

                  The extraordinary gourmet kitchen, featuring beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and center island, overlooks the family room and sun-filled breakfast room. Nearby, the family room is complete with a drop down screen and projector, high ceilings, fireplace, and french doors that open to the patio area, with waterfalls, pool, spa, and BBQ.

                  The luxurious master suite features 15-foot ceilings, a fireplace, sitting area, secluded balcony, custom dual walk-in closets and dual baths – a recipe for a happy marriage! This estate also has a unique lower level with bonus room, guest quarters, sunroom and gym.

                  Freddie and Sarah Michelle sent celebrity real estate watchers into a tizzy when they purchased a Los Angeles home for $6.1 million in August 2013, only to put it BACK onto the market on March 5, 2014 with a price tag of $7,900,000. Whether they’re flipping – or just flip-flopping – is still TBD, as that home is no longer listed for sale.

                  Perhaps the duo decided to hold onto their newer home and list this longtime estate instead.

                  Cynthia Ambuehl of Partners Trust Brentwood holds the listing.

                    Vince Vaughn Buys Former USC Football Coach Lane Kiffin’s $6.5 Million Beach House

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 18, 2014  |  7:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Vince Vaughn

                    Manhattan Beach, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Comedic Actor with hits like Swingers, Wedding Crashers and The Break Up

                    Home Stats

                    6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,308 square feet, salt water pool, gated

                    Price

                    $6,447,000

                    ‘Guy’s guy’ actor Vince Vaughn just helped out former USC football coach Lane Kiffin by taking his high-priced Manhattan Beach mansion off his hands, paying $6,447,000 for the place.

                    First reported by the Los Angeles Times, the ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘Old School’ actor was identified as the buyer for Kiffin’s 7,308 square foot Craftman-style home, which sold on February 28, 2014. The pad has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a world-class backyard that features a large salt water pool and spa, fire pit, guest house, outdoor kitchen, large, gated dog run and mature landscaping.

                    Inside the home, Vaughn will now be able to stare at soaring ceilings, a country-style kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and a large family room.

                    Kiffin was fired as head coach of the USC football program in September 2013, after the season started with an abysmal 3-2 record. A brutal blowout loss at Arizona State sealed his fate. He has since moved on to a role as offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

                    As for Vaughn, things couldn’t be better. He and his wife recently welcomed their second child and have been on a bit of a real estate roll as of late. Less than a year ago, they spent nearly $4 million for a home in La Canada Flintridge, and in July 2013, he put his Chicago apartment up for rent for $9,500 a month.