Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs Divorcing, Selling Marital Home For Nearly $3 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2014  |  8:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    She's a Broadway star and the voice of Else in 'Frozen,' he's a successful actor.

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,931 square feet, pool, treehouse

    Price

    $2,995,000

    Time to “Let It Go.”

    In the midst of their yet-to-be-finalized divorce, Broadway superstar Idina Menzel and her actor hubby, Taye Diggs, are selling the Studio City home they’ve shared since 2010.

    Originally purchased for $2,090,000, the busted-up couple are asking $2,995,000 for the 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom digs they lived happily(?) in for years.

    An ideal family home, the Diggs/Menzel property is a traditional-style home set privately at the end of a country lane.

    With an open floor plan and a dramatic two-story foyer that perfectly suits the Broadway diva, the main level boasts a chefs kitchen, vast living and dining areas for entertaining or raising a large family, an expansive master suite, and three additional bedrooms.

    In happier times, Taye and Idina retreated to an upstairs area with a private office and bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

    Outside, a sweeping outdoor yard augments the home, with a large pool, rolling lawns, patios and a treehouse.

    Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group holds the listing.

      Jim Parsons Sells Starter Home After Upgrading To Robert Pattinson’s Digs

      Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2014  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Jim Parsons

      Los Feliz, CA

      Most Known For

      'Big Bang Theory' actor

      Home Stats

      3 bed, 4 bath, 2,827 square feet, views

      Price

      $1,575,000

      Jim Parsons has just parted ways with his Los Feliz starter home, mere months after snapping up Robert Pattinson’s glittering estate for $6,375,000.

      Property records show that Parsons went out with a whimper, instead of ‘Bang,’ on his smaller, more modest house, selling the spread on June 20,2014 for $1,575,000. He had high hopes for more dough when he listed the place for $1,850,000 in January 2014. While he didn’t get full asking, he did rake in more than the $1,300,000 he paid for the place in April 2009. 

      Located just a few blocks away from his new, bigger home in the same Los Feliz neighborhoodParson’s just-sold starter home is a beautifully remodeled and immaculately decorated hillside home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths and 2,827 square feet of living space spread out over two levels.

      The open floor plan features fireplaces in the living and dining rooms,  and a spacious cook’s kitchen.

      The lower-level features a den/office and a master suite with sitting room, large en-suite bathroom with spa tub and separate shower, and a huge walk-in closet.

      Outside, a charming private entry patio contains an outdoor fireplace.

      We suspect that Parsons and his fiance Todd Spiewak aren’t sweating the lower-than-hoped-for sale price as they nest nearby in their new, upgraded, A-list digs. Not ones to keep it all in one Los Feliz neighborhood, the engaged duo also spent $1.822 million for a NYC apartment near Gramercy Park in August 2013.

        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.

         

          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.

            Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox List Eclectic Los Feliz Mansion For Nearly $4 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 27, 2014  |  7:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

            Los Feliz, 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, 5 bathrooms, pool, gated, views

            Price

            $3,995,000

            The genetically-gifted married duo of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are selling their equally attractive Los Feliz mansion, asking $3,995,000.

            The couple just welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Bohdi Ransom Green. They also have a nearly two-year-old son named Noah, and Green is also dad to son Kassius, 11, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil.

            With a house teeming with young kids, and every room in the 4 bedroom place filled, Megan and Brian have decided to list the eclectic Los Feliz estate and upgrade to newer – and bigger – digs.

            Built in 1936, the home is a modern fortress. Walled for complete privacy, the home is a exquisitely remodeled Mediterranean Villa with explosive unobstructed views of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Century City and the all the way to the ocean.

            With over 5,300 square feet of living space and a large,  beautifully landscaped yard and gorgeous pool, the Green’s for-sale 4 bedroom, 5 bath home blends Old World architecture with 21st century technology, including a fully-wired sound system, audio and video surveillance systems and Nest thermostats.

            The stunning interiors have hand-distressed wood floors and refurbished one-of-a-kind antique lighting. The main floor is comprised of a spacious living room and family room with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to expansive covered balconies and the city below, perfect for al fresco dining and additional living space. The dining and breakfast room flow into a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

            Megan and Brian bought the home on December 18, 2009 for $2,942,500 and went on to furnished it in a funky, yet chic, vibe.

            Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

              Zac Efron Sells His Former Party Pad In The Hollywood Hills For $2.775 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2014  |  8:00 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

              $2,775,000

              Zac Efron just closed the door on the last piece of his former life as a young Hollywood bad boy.

              After two stints in rehab and a skirmish down at LA’s (in)famous skid row, the seemingly reformed actor has just sold his former Hollywood Hills party pad for $2,775,000.

              Following a tumultuous time period in his life where he privately struggled with addiction, Efron sought out more Zen in his life, and he started at home. He moved out of this home 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!


              Efron listed the house that was the backdrop to a darker period in his life in March 2014, asking $2,850,000. Two months later, he got almost asking price for the home that was originally designed by Rodney Walker for the famed Case Study program. The home was eventually built using those plans after the program timeframe, and subsequently reinvented 50 years later.

              Efron’s just-sold home may be steeped in history, but it’s also a modern wonder. With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the 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’ for the unknown buyer.

              Efron paid $2,350,000 for the home on December 3, 2008 and made a few bucks on the sale.

                90210 Actor Jason Priestley Sells His Toluca Lake Home At A Loss

                Posted by Cristin  |  May 6, 2014  |  11:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Jason Priestley

                Toluca Lake, CA

                Most Known For

                Actor who famously played Brandon Walsh on 'Beverly Hills 90210'

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool, gated

                Price

                $2,000,0000

                ‘90210’ actor Jason Priestley has just sold his house in the 91602 (Toluca Lake, that is) for a $140,000 loss.

                The 90’s star who played Brandon Walsh in the cult TV hit ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ paid $2,140,000 for this 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom,  3,266 square foot estate in May 2007, just two months before he and his wife Naomi welcome their first child.

                Now, just as he is about to release his memoir, property records show that the actor has sold off the home for $2 million, losing $140,000 on the deal. He first listed the property for $2.1 million in 2011 before taking it off the market and relisting it for $2,099,000 in February 2014.

                Priestley’s just-sold home in the heart of Toluca Lake has a spacious foyer with a dramatic staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. The living room features a stone fireplace and French doors, and nearby, an oversized family room features built-ins, and opens to the gorgeous formal dining room and the covered patio. The gourmet kitchen has an island, lots of cabinet space, a walk-in pantry, and breakfast area.

                The master bedroom oasis has a fireplace, cathedral ceilings and walk-in closet. The private master bath has a stand-alone tub and glass steam shower. The second floor also features two bedrooms with en suite baths, and an office area with custom cabinets.

                The backyard is perfect for entertaining with covered patio, landscaped gardens and gorgeous pool and spa.

                Craig Strong of the John Aaroe Group represented both Priestley and the buyer in this deal.

                  Weeks After Welcoming Their First Baby, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Snap Up New LA Home

                  Posted by Cristin  |  May 1, 2014  |  8:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  John Krasinski & Emily Blunt

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actors. He made his mark on 'The Office' and her breakout role was in 'The Devil Wears Prada.'

                  Home Stats

                  4 bed, 4 bath, 3,483 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $2,575,000

                  New baby, new house!

                  Just weeks after welcoming their first child, a daughter named Hazel, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have bought a new nest in Los Angeles.

                  According to property records, the married actor duo closed on the home on April 23rd and paid $2,750,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,483 square foot remodeled, walled compound on a double lot.

                  In true Southern California style, this house is all about windows and the stunning outdoor areas. A massive pool and spa is surrounded by stone patios, a covered lanai, flat lawn and garden.

                  From the inside looking out, Emily and John’s new home has stunning canyon and city views. Other indoor amenities include a large cook’s kitchen with center island and breakfast bar that connects to the open-flow dining and living room areas.

                  John and Emily’s new master suite features a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are in a separate wing – plenty of room for baby Hazel and any future siblings!

                  This property is John and Emily’s third home. They also own a weekend home in Ojai, CA that they bought in June 2012 for $2.15 million. Nearby in Los Angeles, they have a home in West Hollywood that they bought in 2009 for $1.857 million. That house is in the heart of Hollywood and Jimmy Kimmel lives right across the street!

                  Barbara Palmer of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented the sellers and Richard Ehrlich of the Westside Estate Agency was Emily and John’s agent.

                  Images via the MLS.

                  Actor Tim Curry Sells The Spanish-Style Los Feliz Estate He Bought From David Hyde Pierce

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 16, 2014  |  2:27 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Tim Curry

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' actor who has found success on the stage and screen

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,365 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $3,200,000

                  Actor Tim Curry has just sold his stunning Spanish-style home in Los Angeles for $3.2 million.

                  ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ actor purchased the place from ‘Frasier’ star David Hyde Pierce in 2006, paying $2 million for the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,365 square foot home at 4724 Cromwell Avenue.

                  Under Curry’s ownership, the 1920’s era home underwent an extensive restoration that brought it up to the modern century, all while keeping the period details and charm of the private home that sits on park-like grounds.

                  Tim Curry has had a successful acting career on the stage and screen, and in the realm of real estate, he seems to have the magic touch. Three of his former estates have gone on to be the homes of other massive celebrities. He sold a house in 2005 to Christina Ricci, another one that he owned is currently Colin Farrell’s Los Angeles home, and most notably, he owned the home at 2666 Aberdeen Avenue that Robert Pattinson just sold to Jim Parsons for $6,375,000.

                   

                    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.