James Marsden Buys Mid Century Home in The Hills For $1.8 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 9, 2014  |  10:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    James Marsden

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Hunky actor who has appeared in the X-Men films, 27 Dresses, The Notebook and more

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,265 square feet, pool

    Price

    $1,834,075

    Actor James Marsden just dropped $1,834,075 on a Mid Century home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills!

    Built in 1959, the post-and-beam-style home is the quintessential Hollywood Hills home designed for indoor/outdoor living with timeless design.

    Inside, Marsden’s new digs has wide spans of open living space and walls of glass that merge the indoors and out. When he needs privacy, James can retreat to a large master suite with a massive walk-in closet. Just down the hall, there’s two more large bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is a great versatile space, and would make either a great office or and additional guest suite.

    The lush and private lot has a large swimming pool and spa and expansive outdoor entertaining areas.

    James has become a household name via his roles in ‘The Notebook,’ ’27 Dresses’ and the X-Men series. James has parlayed all that on-screen success into a nice off-screen real estate portfolio. He currently owns two additional homes: a $1.3M home in Burbank, CA and his starter home in Studio City that he bought for $454,000 in June 1998.

     

      Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger Sell Los Angeles Pied-a-Terre For Over Asking

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 2, 2014  |  7:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Joshua Jackson & Diane Kruger

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      He's broke out as an actor as Pacey in Dawson's Creek, she's an actress and fashion 'It Girl'

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,389 square feet, guest quarters, views

      Price

      $1,488,000

      Gorgeous, globe-trotting couple Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, have just sold their Los Angeles pied-a-terre for over asking!

      In a deal that closed on September 30, 2014, Jackson and Kruger banked $1,488,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home they were asking $1,450,000 for.

      Purchased in 2009 for 1,315,000, the barely-used mini-compound was the West Coast home base for the long-term duo, who split time between New York, Paris…and wherever else their glamorous careers take them.

      It’s no shock that Kruger, who is a fashion industry darling and a frequent face on “best dressed” lists, owned a home described as “chic.”

      Located on a prime street in the Hollywood Hills, the just-sold property is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. In the main house, an open floor plan showcases a living room with a brick fireplace, elegant formal dining room with built-in shelving, and a den/media room. Calming white walls, dark oak floors and large windows punctuate these spaces.

      The gourmet kitchen features a La Canche range, butcher block center-island, exposed wood shelving and a farmhouse sink that overlooks the garden.

      The European inspired master suite has newly-refinished poured concrete floors, a fireplace and a walk-in closet. The adjacent master bath has an extra-large shower with wishbone marble floors. French doors lead to the large terrace, with views of Hollywood. The second bedroom has a door to the terrace and an adjacent remodeled bathroom.

      Downstairs, the home has coveted guest quarters that contain its own kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living area. A true guest oasis, it can be accessed through the main house or a separate entrance.

      Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates represented Josh and Diane in the sale, and his colleague Sherri Rogers, also of Nourmand & Associates, represented the buyer.

        Jake Gyllenhaal Asks $3.5 Million For Hollywood Hills House

        Posted by Cristin  |  September 19, 2014  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Jake Gyllenhaal

        Hollywood Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

        Price

        $3,500,000

        Jake Gyllenhaal is selling his gated Hollywood Hills house for $3.5 million!

        Gyllenhaal has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

        When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re some of the best in L.A.

        The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

        The one-story home itself may appeal to the geriatric set, but what it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

        The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

        The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.

        Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.

          Jensen Ackles Lists Remodeled Malibu Dream Home For $7 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 27, 2014  |  12:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Jensen Ackles

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          Known for his roles on TV shows, including Days of our Lives, Dark Angel, Smallville and Supernatural

          Home Stats

          5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,940 square feet, pool, remodeled

          Price

          $6,995,000

          ‘Supernatural’ actor Jensen Ackles, and his wife, actress Danneel Harris, have just listed their gorgeous, gated Malibu home for $6,995,000.

          The just-remodeled house sits on more than an acre of prime Malibu land, and features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 5,940 square feet of exquisite living space.

          The entry leads to a grand living room surrounded by garden view windows that fill the home with natural light. The gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero/Wolf/Miele appliances, Calcutta marble, and hand painted tile.

          Upstairs, the master suite is the ultimate luxury experience with ocean views, a private balcony, and an adjoining multi purpose room and his/hers separate walk-in closets. A large master bath includes a steam shower, sauna, freestanding air tub, and his/hers private bathrooms.

          An entertainers backyard comes complete with a pool/spa, outdoor kitchen/BBQ, and three grassy yard areas with room for a tennis court.  Want to have guests? Jensen’s for-sale spread also has an attached guest suite above the garage. 

          Last year, Jensen and Danneel sold not one, but two! of their homes in the Los Angeles area. They don’t currently own any more homes, but considering their history of owning multiple residences, they’re likely on the hunt for their next spectacular mansion!

          Shen Shutz of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

            Vince Vaughn Buys Kate Bosworth’s Los Angeles Hideaway

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 26, 2014  |  1:15 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Vince Vaughn Buys From Kate Bosworth

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

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

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

            Price

            $2,375,000

            Celebrity Switcheroo!

            Vince Vaughn has just been identified as the buyer of Kate Bosworth’s open and airy Los Angeles hideaway. First revealed by the Real Estalker, property records show that Vaughn is indeed the buyer of Bosworth’s hills spread.

            Vince and his wife splashed out $2,375,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,890 Nichols Canyon home, which is a  little less than what Kate 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 to Vince. The ‘Blue Crush’ actress paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005.

            Vaughn’s new private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

            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.

            Why would Vaughn buy from Bosworth, when he just snapped up two other properties in the last year? To add to his collection, of course! He currently owns a 12,000 square-foot penthouse in the historic Palmolive Building and another smaller apartment in the River North neighborhood of his hometown of Chicago, as well as two Los Angeles-area properties. The first is a $3,925,000 property in La Canada Flintridge, and the second is a Manhattan Beach mansion he bought for $6,447,000 from former USC football coach, Lane Kiffin.

              Jason Biggs Lists Modern Hollywood Hills House For $3 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 25, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Jason Biggs

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Actor in the 'American Pie' movies and currently starring in the NetFlix hit "Orange Is The New Black"

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,756 square feet, pool, views

              Price

              $2,995,000

              ‘American Pie’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ actor Jason Biggs has just listed his Mid-Century Modern home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,995,000.

              In a prime Sunset Strip location, the swank home has a semi-private drive and is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. The hillside locale highlights city-to-ocean views within this 2,756 square foot home, which Biggs purchased from Wonder Years actor Fred Savage in 2007 for $2,249,000.

              The main level provides generous open-concept living room, vaulted ceilings and abundant light with a great room, dining room and kitchen areas all opening up to both the view and the pool/terrace.

              The first floor is completed by a spacious office or den, a massive en-suite guest room and courtyard-access, a secured garage and a large dog run.

              Elsewhere inside, Biggs’ Master suite has the same explosive views, a luxe en-suite bath, and a sensational media/screening room with its own bath and state-of-the-art entertainment system.

              The reason for the move? Perhaps Jason and his wife, Jenny Mollen, are looking for a place that’s a bit more family-friendly. Married since 2008, the duo welcomed their first child, a boy named Sid, in February 2014.

              Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty holds the listing. 

              Hat tip to the Los Angeles Times, who first reported on the listing.

                The Late, Great Robin Williams’ Napa Estate Still Seeks A Buyer

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 20, 2014  |  10:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Robin Williams

                Napa, CA

                Most Known For

                The late, great actor and comedian brought smiles to millions of people through his iconic roles, which include "Mork and Mindy," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Good Will Hunting."

                Home Stats

                9 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet, pool, vineyards

                Price

                $29,900,000

                The Napa estate belonging to the late, great Robin Williams is still seeking a buyer.

                Appropriately named “Villa Sorriso,” which means “House of Smiles,” the massive estate was owned by a man who brought smiles to the face of millions of people in his lifetime, via his iconic roles in “Mork & Mindy,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Will Hunting,” and others.

                Listed for $29,900,000, Villa Sorriso is situated atop the Mayacamas Mountains between the world-famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys,  on approximately 653 acres. The property borders Sugarloaf Ridge Park, allowing access to thousands of adjoining acres.

                The property features a 20,000 square foot main residence, a 3,200 square foot guest house, a 7-stall horse barn, tennis court, hiking/riding trails, a spring-fed pond, 100+ olive oil producing trees, and approximately 18.4 acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc wines, with existing winery contracts.

                The main residence was built in 2003 from Portuguese limestone, and includes 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 5 half baths, a library, theatre, family room, elevator, climate controlled cellars for wine/art, 3 safe rooms and smart house technology.

                Exterior features include a private tower and bridge, 65-foot infinity pool, manicured lawns and sculpture gardens.

                Villa Sorriso is located at the end of a road, making it easily accessible, yet private. For those seeking a getaway, the home is close to Yountville and a very quick helicopter ride from Napa’s private airport.

                Williams first attempted to sell the estate for $35 million in 2012.

                  Bruce Willis Finally Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $16.5 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2014  |  7:30 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                  Bruce Willis

                  Beverly Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

                  Home Stats

                  11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $16,500,000

                  In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis had a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis was forced to chop $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda in August 2013. With a $19,995,000 price tag, the gorgeous home continued to languish on the market.

                  Until now.

                  Property records show that Willis finally found a buyer at a much lower price. He sold the spread for $16.5 million on August 15, 2014.

                  After so many years on the market, Willis must be thrilled that the deal is done, and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

                  Despite the lower sale price, Willis still made a profit over the $9 million he paid for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

                  The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of flat land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hillsand has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space that also includes a state-of-the-art screening room, his & hers bathrooms and two staff rooms. Outside, a large pool, tennis courts and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.

                  Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland represented both Willis and the buyer in the deal.

                    Topher Grace Lists Tiny Hollywood Hills Hideaway

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  7:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Topher Grace

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor who played Eric Forman in 'That 70's Show'

                    Home Stats

                    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,799 square feet, pool

                    Price

                    $1,895,000

                    ‘The 70’s Show’ actor Topher Grace has just put his Hollywood Hills hideaway on the market for $1,895,000.

                    Topher bought the place in January 2006 for $1,275,000 from actor Jesse Metcalf.

                    Tiny by Hollywood standards, the home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,799 square feet.

                    Described by his real estate agent as a “picturesque pied de terre,” the home sits on a private cul-de-sac off of Sunset Plaza. What it lacks in square footage and space, it makes up for in location, location, location!

                    The single-level home has a great open floor plan, with hardwood floors and soft, natural night throughout.

                    The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, and the master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, plus a sumptuous bath.

                    Tophers’s tiny pad has a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to a sparkling pool and  several lush outdoor spaces for lounging and entertaining.

                    Topher joins his other ‘That 70’s Show’ cast mates, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, on the real estate merry-go-round. Ashton just sold his bachelor pad for $9.92 million, and Mila is asking nearly $4 million for her single gal spread.

                     

                      Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones List New York Mansion

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 14, 2014  |  9:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones

                      Bedford, NY

                      Most Known For

                      Actor and actress, married for many years. Recently separated and reconciled

                      Home Stats

                      5.7 acres, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,600 square feet, pool, guest house, home gym

                      Price

                      $8,100,000

                      On-again, off-again, on-again couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have just added fuel to the fire of rumors about their rocky marriage by listing their shared Bedford, NY mansion for $8,100,000.

                      Most celebrity real estate watchers know that when the ‘for-sale’ sign goes up in the front yard, the divorce lawyers are the next people who come knocking. With these two, who publicly split and then even more publicly reconciled, it can signal that it’s finally over for good between them, or that they’re ready for a fresh start in a brand new home.

                      Whichever way they’re heading, they’re leaving behind the gorgeous mansion they purchased together in October 2010 for $5,075,000.

                      Located down a long gated drive, Catherine and Michael’s for-sale home is a 5.7 acre brick colonial-style estate. Surrounded on three sides by  a  horse farm, the estate is quiet, private and serene.

                      Generously proportioned, light-filled rooms capture the architectural details and ambiance of the 1930’s. In the thick of their separation in 2013, the home was completely renovated, wherein they added a glorious master closet suite, gym and sauna, finely crafted moldings, hardwood floors, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and luxurious decor.

                      The property also now features a brand new one-bedroom guest house with bath, kitchen and living room.

                      The 5.7 acre grounds also feature sprawling lawns and a sparkling swimming pool.

                      In addition to this property, Douglas and Zeta-Jones own homes on Central Park in New York City, in Swansea, UK, and in Bermuda, where they resided full-time for many years.

                      Craig Siano of Siano & Co is their real estate agent.

                      The Los Angeles Times first reported on the listing.