Melissa Joan Hart Just Bought A Small Family Home Across The Street From CBS Studios

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  12:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Melissa Joan Hart

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    Actress who starred in 'Clarissa Explains It All' as a teenager, and has gone on to other adult roles

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, across the street from CBS studios

    Price

    $949,000

    Actress Melissa Joan Hart is proving that stars are “just like us” – they want a short commute!

    The  actress just spent $949,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home across the street from where she films her TV show ”Melissa & Joey.” Instead of battling Los Angeles‘ notoriously brutal traffic, the actress just needs to step out her front door and cross the street to get to work.

    Location, location, location!

    While the home is not typical celebrity digs (aka a giant, glamorous mansion), Hart’s new home has space inside and out, remodeled bathrooms, a large den, high ceilings, a large front yard, a cozy rear patio and seclusion from the street.

    The married mother of three boys also owns two additional homes, one near Lake Tahoe, and the other in Westport, Connecticut. In the past, she’s owned massive estates around Los Angeles.

    For this sale, Sigifredo Verano of Re/Max Town Center represented the seller, and Matt Epstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented Melissa Joan Hart.

      Rent Producer Brian Grazer’s Former Malibu Home For $175,000 A Month

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  8:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Rent Brian Grazer's Former Malibu Estate

      Malibu, CA

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6.067 square feet, oceanfront

      Price

      $175,000 a month

      Looking for the perfect Malibu beach pad? Look no further than former estate of Hollywood producer Brian Grazer - just listed for rent for $175,000 a month!

      Grazer tried to sell the Malibu Colony beach house for $18.95 million in September 2013, and i in February 2014, he found a buyer who paid $17.375 million for the oceanfront home.

      Now, just in time for the swank summer season in Malibu, the buyer has placed the estate back on the market as a one-of-a-kind rental.

      Worth the sky-high price? You bet.

      Offered fully-furnished, the Malibu Colony house has been refreshed and refurnished. During a recent remodel, the whole house has been lightened up and made much more comfortable and inviting. Unmatched in the celebrity enclave of Malibu Colony, this home has two third-floor towers and an indoor swimming pool. The street side is 60 ft wide with parking for about 8 cars – a rarity in the Colony. There is a huge entertaining area on the beach side of the home, plus a gym.

      Inside, the home has a stellar kitchen, dining and living room with fireplace and media room with TV projection. The luxurious master sit on the beach side and consists of his & hers bathrooms, closets an office and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

      Interested in shacking up here for the summer or the entire year? Contact listing agent Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway.

       

        Celine Dion Dropped The Price Of Her Florida Estate By $10 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Celine Dion

        Jupiter Island, FL

        Most Known For

        International superstar singer

        Home Stats

        17,000 square feet, 5 separate structures, water park, furnished

        Price

        $62,500,000

        Celine Dion has just price-chopped the crown jewel of her real estate holdings – a 5.5 acre, 17,000 square foot Florida estate with water park – by $10 million!

        Originally listed in August 2013 for $72.5 million, Dion just dropped the sky-high price by 8 figures to lure a potential buyer. Now listed for $62.5 million, the Vegas-based Dion is hoping for a quick sale.

        In 2005, Dion and her husband/manager René Angélil paid $12,525,000 for the home at 215 S. Beach Road. They proceeded to tear down a perfectly nice 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 8,579 square foot home to build this incredible Bahamian-inspired estate, which was completed in 2010.

        Located in the exclusive Floridian inlet of Jupiter Island, and sitting right on the bank of the Atlantic Ocean, the property is comprised of the main residence and 5 individual pavilions including a double 4 bedroom guest house (for a total of 8 bedrooms); a tennis house with simulated golf range leading to the tennis court; a pool house with built-in grill and separate kitchen; and a cozy beach house with second floor sleeping loft and massage room. There are three separate pools on the property, one at the rear by the ocean, and two connecting pools at the front with an insane water park.

        The main residence is an open-concept that takes full advantage of the ocean views. The main level features a formal living room, a large kitchen, family room and dining room, a ground floor bedroom suite with huge walk-in closet, bathroom and screened-in porch, a media room and a separate guest wing.

        The second floor features two children’s bedrooms with their own ensuite bathrooms, children’s den and a spectacular master bedroom. The master suite has a wrap-around terrace overlooking the ocean and two separate decks, one with outdoor fireplace, the other with hot tub. As expected in a diva’s home, Dion’s house has a fabulous dressing room with tons of built-ins, a gorgeous ensuite bathroom and every woman’s dream: an enormous walk-in closet with separate fully-automated clothes and shoe racks.

        Other  features include a 7,000 square foot fully-finished basement, pool house, staff quarters and elevator.

        For $72 million, $62.5 million, Dion is offering the home fully furnished.

        Images via the listing agent, Joseph Montanaro of Sotheby’s.

          Cuba Gooding Jr. Sells Longtime Pacific Palisades Estate For Nearly $10M

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Cuba Gooding Jr.

          Pacific Palisades, CA

          Most Known For

          Actor with an impressive roster of hits, including a famous role as Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, pool, tennis court

          Price

          $9,995,000

          Show him the money!

          Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is finalizing the sale of his longtime Pacific Palisades estate, which was listed for $9,995,000. Sources close to the deal say the buyer is paying close to asking for the 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,753 square foot estate that Gooding bought for $3.5 million in May 2000.

          Nestled in the heart of Pacific Palisades, Cuba’s almost-sold Contemporary English estate is set  amidst mature trees on almost an acre of lush, park-like grounds, with complete privacy and seclusion.

          Close to the Village and beach, Cuba’s estate has an open floor plan that includes a formal living room with wrap-around windows, and a dining room with wine cellar and butler’s pantry. A cook’s kitchen and family room combo has an adjacent mudroom/office. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre, detached guest suite, 6+ car garage/gym and 2 laundry rooms.

          Outside, resort-like grounds include a private drive, expansive lawn, lighted hockey rink and pool/spa.

          Last year, Gooding made another real estate move, listing his starter home in Northridge, California for $729,000.

          David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Gooding in the sale.

            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.