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.

        Zac Efron Lists Former Hollywood Hills Party Pad For $2.85 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 17, 2014  |  11:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Zac Efron

        Hollywood Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Teen heartthrob from "High School Musical," turned troubled (but recovering) adult actor

        Home Stats

        2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,424 square feet, pool, gated

        Price

        $2,849,000

        Zac Efron is shedding the last piece of his former life as a young Hollywood bad boy.

        After two stints in rehab, the reformed actor is selling his former Hollywood Hills party pad for $2,849,000. Following a tumultuous time period in his life, where he privately struggled with addiction, Efron is seeking more Zen in his life, and he’s starting at home. He moved out of this place after buying a ‘majestic Zen Contemporary’ property in Los Feliz in October 2013,  paying close to $4 million for the new home. The fresh start it provided him? Priceless!

        Now that Efron’s out of the house that was the backdrop to a darker period in his life, he’s selling the place.

        The home is a gorgeous gem and steeped in history. With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, Efron’s former home embodies the ideal California lifestyle in a primo location.
        Whole walls of glass open in every room for seamless indoor/outdoor flow and beautiful natural light. Situated up a gated drive on a flat lush lot, this home features heated concrete floors, a unique infinity pool with an ozone system and an open kitchen with a Wolf range and sub-zero appliances.

        Offering coveted seclusion and style, the home is the perfect celebrity hideaway.

        Efron paid $2,350,000 for the home on December 3, 2008

          Gwyneth Paltrow Buys Malibu Estate For $14 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  March 14, 2014  |  2:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          She's an Academy Award-winning actress, turned Goop lifestyle goddess, and he's the frontman of Coldplay

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, beach access

          Price

          $14,000,000

          Gwyneth Paltrow and her Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin have just spent $14 million on a seaside escape in Malibu.

          First reported by The Real Estalker, Paltrow and Martin purchased ‘The Garwood Residence,’ designed by world-renowned architect, John Lautner. This secluded and gated Malibu estate in the heart of the celebrity-infested Point Dume area is inspired by the award winning luxury brand, Aman Resorts.
          Inside the four bedroom post-and-beam estate, Gwyneth and Chris’s new home has heated sandstone floors, a Chef’s Kitchen, and a unique floor plan encompassing both indoor and outdoor living space.
          The estate’s grounds offer ocean views, landscaped gardens, a pebble stone pool, tennis court, gym and yoga studio. It is set on Malibu’s most coveted beach, Little Dume, which offers a protected backyard anchorage for a yacht, should they decide to scoop one up in the future.

          The famous (and incredibly rich) duo own a massive estate in London, a place in New York City and in 2012, they spent about $10 million for an equestrian estate in Los Angeles.

          After enduring rumors for the past six months that Vanity Fair magazine was expected to publish a sensational and damaging ‘takedown’ piece about the actress, she undoubtedly needs a place to escape from the madness of life in the public eye – and this seaside escape is just the place.

          Inside sources say they’ve already had design firm Windsor Smith into the home to ‘do it over’ and they’ve moved in.

          Images via the MLS.

            Kelly Osbourne Just Sold Her House In Hollywood For $1.3 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  March 13, 2014  |  7:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Kelly Osbourne

            West Hollywood, CA

            Most Known For

            Purple-haired daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, current host of E! Fashion Police

            Home Stats

            1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,250 square feet, views

            Price

            $1,300,000

            Kelly Osbourne, the purple-haired progeny of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, has just sold her charming West Hollywood home for $1,300,000.

            After listing the home for $1,349,000 in February 2014, Osbourne found a buyer willing to pay just below asking price.

            It’s been a year of big changes for Osbourne, and selling this home was part of her quest for a fresh start. The E! Fashion Police co-host just split from fiance Matthew Mosshart in January 2014, after meeting at Kate Moss’ 2011 wedding and dating for two years.

            Now that Kelly’s newly single and in the midst of a booming career, she’s parted ways with the 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,250 square foot home she purchased on February 16, 2005. Property records show she paid $1,195,000 for the place 9 years ago.

            Designed by Robert Byrd in 1952, Kelly’s former home is beautifully detailed throughout and completed updated. With oodles of windows, the home has wonderful light and views.

            The kitchen is outfitted in the best appliances on the market and the adjacent living area and separate den open onto a lush private garden with chic entertaining areas.

            Reports from summer 2013 say that Kelly hasn’t lived at this home in many months. She reportedly moved into Lindsey Lohan’s former Beverly Hills rental in April 2013, paying $10,400 a month!

            Jonah Wilson of Hilton Hyland was Kelly’s listing agent and the deal closed on March 11, 2014.

              Tennis Great Pete Sampras and Wife Bridgette Wilson Buy Albert Brook’s Former Bel Air Estate

              Posted by Cristin  |  March 12, 2014  |  9:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Pete Sampras & Bridgette Wilson

              Bel Air, CA

              Most Known For

              He's a retired tennis ace, she is an actress best known for her role in 'Billy Madison'

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,100 square feet, pool

              Price

              $5,996,500

              Tennis ace Pete Sampras and his gorgeous wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, just dropped $5,996,000 for the Bel Air estate recently owned by actor Albert Brooks.

              Located on over 2 acres, featuring mature trees and lots of privacy, the property is accessed via a long, gated private drive. The 5,100 square foot home is entered through the dramatic living room, which features 20 foot high wood-paneled ceilings, skylights and massive glass walls that blur the distinction between the spacious home and the lush property surrounding it. The family-friendly home has 3 bedrooms (and a maid’s), and the master suite has its own sitting room and his-and-her baths and closets.

              Outside there is a tennis court (naturally!) and a large grassy area that could play host to any number of events, either children’s birthday parties or warm summer evening cocktail parties. The highlight of the spacious yard is the pristine infinity pool that looks out over a perfect Los Angeles view.

              Pete and Bridgette’s new home has a long and storied show business history, having been owned by Merv Griffin before being purchased by Brooks for $3,650,000 in 1992. Albert Brooks sold the home in 2012 for $6,275,000, after listing it for nearly $7 million. The new owners didn’t hold on to it for very long, and sold it to the Sampras family at a loss.

              Pete, Bridgette and their two children most recently resided in a $5.6M mansion at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They also owned a modern Thousand Oaks, CA estate that they were asking $19.95 million for. That estate sold in November 2013 for an undisclosed price.

              In their most recent real estate deal, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency represented the listing and Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates was Sampras and Wilson’s agent.

                Jesse McCartney Drops $1.96 Million On Modern Hollywood Hills Home

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 10, 2014  |  10:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Jesse McCartney

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Pop star and actor

                Home Stats

                Modern, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,635 square feet

                Price

                $1,965,000

                Singer, actor, songwriter and all-around Renaissance man Jesse McCartney has just dropped some of his hard-earned dough on a modern pad in the Hollywood Hills.

                Property records show that the ‘Beautiful Soul’ singer spent $1,965,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,635 square foot home in the Hills with a sleek architectural design and spacious open floor plan.

                Inside the home, huge windows and skylights allow natural light to pour into the gallery-like interior and glass doors open to a private pool and garden. The stylish master suite has a massive walk-in closet and a bathroom that is a work of art unto itself. A chic open kitchen has high-end appliances and a super functional design. Other amenities include garage parking for four cars (a rarity in the Hollywood Hills!), a temperature controlled wine room, an in-home sauna, and beautiful backyard with salt water pool, spa and illuminated garden area.

                McCartney’s last foray in the real estate world was a doozie. In May 2010, he sold a 2-bedroom Los Angeles home he owned for a $177,000 loss!

                In this latest deal, Greg Holcomb of Partners Trust Beverly Hills represented the seller and Elise Woroboff of Keller Williams Beverly Hills repped McCartney.

                  Baseball Legend Barry Bonds Just Sold His Beverly Hills Mansion For $22 Million!

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2014  |  1:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Barry Bonds

                  Beverly Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

                  Home Stats

                  1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

                  Price

                  $22,000,000

                  Retired MLB slugger Barry Bonds just hit it out of the (Beverly) Park!

                  The controversial home run king sold his massive Tuscan-inspired pad in the ultra-fancy Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $22 million. Property records show the deal closed on March 5, 2014 – 14 months after Bonds put the incredible estate up to bat for $25 million.

                  Inside sources say he had his eye on that initial $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.

                  Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse. He price-chopped the home to $23.5M in December 2013 and finally signed a contract with a buyer at $22 million.

                  Bond’s just-sold estate was a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles’s most desirable area. Fully renovated, Bonds added 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals, and Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.

                  Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.

                  Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others.

                    Report: Khloe Kardashian Buys Justin Bieber’s Calabasas Home!

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 6, 2014  |  11:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Khloe Kardashian Buys Justin Beiber's House

                    Calabasas, CA

                    Most Known For

                    The youngest Kardashian sister

                    Price

                    $7,200,000

                    Khloe Kardashian just bought Justin Bieber’s Calabasas mansion!

                    According to an exclusive report from US Weekly, multiple sources have confirmed that the youngest Kardashian sister has just spent $7.2M on Bieber’s home in The Oaks, a gated community in Calabasas.

                    Khloe recently sold the Tarzana, CA home she shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom to ‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Kaley Cuoco and her new husband Ryan Sweeting. After many months of marital turmoil and a divorce filing in December 2013, Khloe was ready to move on from her former life with Lamar and into some brand new digs.

                    Before Khloe came a-knocking with some serious cash, Bieber purchased the sprawling home in 2012. He quietly (and secretly) put it on the market after some highly publicized and heated run-ins with his neighbors, including an egging incident that resulted in a police raid and a serious felony vandalism investigation.

                    Bieber has given up on the sleepy community of Calabasas and moved into a rented mansion in Atlanta, but the Kardashians are doubling down. Mom Kris Jenner lives in nearby Hidden Hills with sisters Kendall and Kylie, and older sister Kourtney recently upgraded her Calabasas living situation by buying retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson’s home, which is just a couple doors down from the home Khloe just bought from the Biebs.

                    Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick also have their former Calabasas mansion on the market with a $3,999,000 price tag.

                      Kaught You! The Fake ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’ Home Hits The Market For $6.25 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  March 5, 2014  |  10:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Keeping Up With The Kardashians

                      Hollywood Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      The exterior of the "Jenner House" on Keeping Up With The Kardashians

                      Home Stats

                      7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7,043 square feet

                      Price

                      $6,250,000

                      Not quite real!

                      One of the many secrets of the reality TV show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ has just emerged! According to TMZ, the exterior of the home that appears multiple times in each episode as the “Jenner House” has just hit the market for $6.25 M. As a result, the millions of viewers who watch the Kardashians every Sunday are just now realizing that the home they thought belonged to the famous family is just a façade for reality TV. While it’s made to appear as the home that Kris, Bruce, Kendall, Kylie, Kim, Kanye and North all live in in the affluent community of Calabasas, CA, the home is a fake that’s actually located in Studio City.

                      The Kardashian/Jenner’s actual home is 20 miles away in Hidden Hills, CA in a 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 8,860 square foot home they purchased on March 9, 2010 for $4,000,000 and a fake home is used for security and privacy reasons – mainly to keep the throngs of Kardashian–obsessed fans from crawling around outside the home trying to catch a peek of the famous family.

                      Newly listed, this home in Studio City, CA has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7,049 square feet and a sprawling backyard with in-ground pool. The interior photos are a stark difference from the black, white and glam décor that Kris Jenner favors for her massive family compound.

                      This sale will be one to watch, as the new owners will have the rights to pull their home’s image from the show. In that case, the Kardashians will need to find a new ‘real estate reality.’

                       

                      Moe Abourched of MSM Luxury Estates is the listing agent.