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

        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.

          Finally! Ryan Reynolds Sells His Hollywood Hills Bachelor Pad For $1.4 Million, Loses $310K

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 14, 2014  |  9:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Ryan Reynolds

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Mega-hot Hollywood actor, formerly married to Scarlett Johansson, currently married to Blake Lively

          Home Stats

          2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,789 square feet

          Price

          $1,405,000

          Actor Ryan Reynolds has just sold his home high above the Sunset Strip for $1,405,000 – a loss of $310,000.

          The home was purchased by the actor in October 2007 for $1,715,000. After holding onto the home for nearly 7 years, Reynolds listed the place for sale, so he could close that chapter of his life and be fully invested in his new life in Bedford, NY with new wife Blake Lively.

          Not unlike a messy breakup, it took a considerable amount of time for Ryan to be fully untangled from this Los Angeles home. He placed it on the open market in the fall of 2009 with an asking price of $1,900,000. The home wasn’t in as high demand as Ryan Reynolds himself, so he took it off the market six months later.

          It came back onto the market in July 2011 with an asking price of $1,690,000. With no movement, Reynolds was forced to chop another $91,000 off, to bring the asking price to $1,599,000. No buyer stepped up, so Reynolds took the home off the market until July 2013, when it popped back onto the market with the same $1,599,000 asking price he was hoping to get in 2011. 2.5 years and another $100,000 price chop later, market conditions worked in Reynold’s favor and he was able to find a buyer willing to pay $1,405,000, and the deal closed on January 4, 2014.

          The home’s listing describes it as a “sophisticated Hollywood Hills private home…at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.” The home boasts a private entrance though walled and gated courtyard. Amenities include a newer roof, hardwood floors, solar heating, tank-less water heater and French doors throughout. The 1,789 square feet includes 2 bedrooms, 2.5 remodeled bathrooms, and a cook’s kitchen. The home is ideal for indoor/outdoor living with a gorgeous patio for entertaining and a landscaped yard with walkways overlooking canyon views.

          Annie Challis of Keller Williams represented Reynolds as his listing agent.

           

           

            Want A House With Its Own Dive Bar? Rent Adam Carolla’s Funky Los Angeles Home For $13,500 A Month!

            Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  10:12 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Adam Carolla

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool, bar, gated

            Price

            $13,500 a month

            Always dreamed of having your own in-house dive bar? Well, you’re in luck, because comedian Adam Carolla is now leasing out his funky and unconventional Spanish-style home in Hollywood for $13,500 a month!

            Located at 3052 Lake Hollywood Drive, Carolla purchased the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,757 square foot place on April 18, 2003 for $1,630,000.

            One of the first homes in the Lake Hollywood area, Carolla’s for-lease abode was built in 1928 and later restored with traditional Spanish-style elements, including arched doorways, leaded glass windows, hand-carved wood beams, chandeliers, tile floors and large courtyards for entertaining.

            While it may look like any other Spanish-style home in the neighborhood from the outside, inside, Carolla’s house is anything but ordinary. Downstairs, the house features a large, custom-built entertainment room, complete with a full dive bar and pool table, looking into the pool with glass-view port-holes.

            Not stopping there, the house’s custom-built garage is enormous, with room for 10 cars and a hoist. There is also private parking on the grounds for an additional 10-12 cars.

            Carolla and his wife Lynette own this high-priced property, but live full-time in nearby La Canada Flintridge, in a home they bought in the summer of 2013 for $2,965,000. Like anyone in LA who’s had any sort of financial success, the Carolla’s also have a Malibu home. They paid $3.6 million for that beach pad in 2007.

            Have $13,500 a month to drop on a party pad? Rent Adam Carolla’s house by contacting listing agent Tom Otero of Rodeo Realty.

              Buy The Malibu Estate Owned By The Late Legend Dick Martin For $11.5 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  February 3, 2014  |  11:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Dick Martin

              Malibu, CA

              Most Known For

              Comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

              Home Stats

              1 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, guest house, beachfront

              The beachfront Malibu estate owned by the late, great Dick Martin is now for sale for $11,500,000. Dick Martin was the comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In as the comic foil to straight man Dan Rowan. He passed away in May 2008.

              Now owned by his widow Dolly Martin, the 1 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,551 square foot beachfront retreat on the famed and highly-coveted Broad Beach is on the market for the first time ever! The Cape Cod style home offers uninterrupted views of the Pacific. You can walk out of the living room through French doors and onto a covered patio, and continue down the wooden walkway and onto the sand.

              An enormous master suite boasts separate his and her baths with dressing areas, a brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings, as well as a charming ocean front deck. In the cook’s kitchen, a 10 burner Wolfe stove, open panty and temperature controlled wine storage are a dream for entertaining.

              A rose-covered garden with fruit trees separates the main house from the fully self-contained guest house where visitors can relax in front of their own fireplace under high open beam ceilings or sit on the delightful deck overlooking the courtyard.

              Brenda Hayward of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

                ‘Captain America’ Actor Chris Evans Lists Hollywood Hills Home For $1.45 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  January 30, 2014  |  3:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Chris Evans

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Action adventure actor known for his roles in Fantastic Four, The Avengers and Captain America

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet

                Price

                $1,450,000

                Superhero actor Chris Evans has just listed his rather ‘Fantastic’ home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,450,000.

                Located at 2971 Briar Knoll Drive, the hunky ‘Avengers’ actor paid $1,260,000 in March 2007 for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,386 square foot pad.

                Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, Evan’s for-sale home has an open and spacious living room and dining room with hardwood floors throughout, vaulted beamed ceilings and tree top views. A gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and the master suite has french doors leading to a private deck with seating area, private spa, and luscious landscaping.

                Those looking to spot Evans at the open house will be disappointed, since the actor hasn’t called this place home for almost a year. In April 2013, he decamped to a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 4,599 square foot Mid-Century ranch-style pad nearby that he purchased for $3,520,000.

                Evans will reappear on the silver screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, set to be released in April 2014. In 2015, he’ll appear in the highly-anticipated sequel to the The Avengers, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, where Evans will reprise his role as Captain America.

                Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.

                  Glee’s Chord Overstreet Buys Modern Hollywood Home For $1.3 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  January 23, 2014  |  10:43 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Chord Overstreet

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actor who plays Sam Evans on the hit TV show 'Glee'

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,700 square feet, views

                  Price

                  $1,310,000

                  ‘Glee’ hunk Chord Overstreet is putting down roots in Hollywood!

                  The Nashville native just dropped $1,310,000 on a gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, Mid-Century style home in the Hollywood Hills.

                  Overstreet has spent the last few years making a name (and a fortune) for himself by playing “Sam Evans” on the hit Fox show ‘Glee,’ and he just splurged on a completely remodeled contemporary home in the heart of the glitz and glam of Hollywood.

                  His brand new abode is clean and contemporary, and every room has stunning city views. The home’s modern vibe is accentuated by vaulted beamed ceilings, a top-of-the-line kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, and a spacious master with floating tub, walk-in closet, plus 2 guest rooms.

                  Extremely private and perfect for the young star, Overstreet’s new single-story home offers fabulous indoor/outdoor flow for entertaining, plus a swank wrap-around deck for enjoying the stunning views of the City of Angles.

                  Images via the listing agent, David Parnes of Partners Trust Beverly Hills. Overstreet’s agent was Kristin Luebke of Partners Trust Brentwood.

                   

                    ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actor Jim Parsons Buys From Robert Pattinson, Lists Home in Los Feliz For $1.85 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  January 16, 2014  |  11:08 am  |  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

                    ‘Big Bang Theory’ actor Jim Parsons is making a big real estate bang – and a serious upgrade!

                    Yesterday, Trulia Luxe Living revealed that Parsons and his partner Todd Spiewak dropped $6.375 million for Robert Pattinson’s hacienda-style home in Los Feliz.

                    Now, we’ve just uncovered that the duo are upgrading their living situation in a major way and have listed their former home – located just a few blocks away in the same Los Feliz neighborhood – for $1,850,000.

                    Parson’s just-listed 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.

                    Parsons and Spiewak’s for-sale home is gorgeous, but we suspect they’ll be mighty happy in their new, upgraded, A-list digs.

                    The engaged duo also spent $1.822 million for a NYC apartment near Gramercy Park in August 2013.

                    Images via the MLS.

                      Jamie Kennedy Relists Hip Los Feliz Bachelor Pad For $1.89 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  January 15, 2014  |  10:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Jamie Kennedy

                      Los Feliz, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Played geeky Randy Meeks in the 'Scream' trilogy and a smattering of other TV and film roles

                      Home Stats

                      3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet

                      Jamie Kennedy, the Los Angeles-based actor best known for his role as geeky Randy Meeks in the ‘Scream’ trilogy and a smattering of other roles, now has something else to scream about – he’s still trying to sell his stunning Los Feliz home.

                      Back in July 2012, Kennedy listed his 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,400 square foot home for $1,900,000. More than a year later, it’s back on the market for $1,899,000 – just $1,000 less than he wanted last time around. Public records show that he purchased the super slick Los Feliz-neighborhood home on July 9, 2007 for $2,150,000.

                      Kennedy’s for-sale home is private and gated, and according to the first listing, it has been “re-imagined & updated for today’s lifestyle” – which basically means it has been meticulously remodeled.

                      Behind the gates and glassy exterior, the house flows seamlessly with all rooms in perfect proportion. The public rooms and master bedroom feature walls of glass and pocket doors that disappear, effectively blurring the lines between indoors and out. Once outside, a hip, hotel style entertaining space with built-in bar and dining area, hot tub, pool and cabana with bathroom and shower allow for incredible entertaining all year long.

                      The chef’s kitchen is perfectly positioned for entertaining. A ‘true master bedroom suite‘ features a walk-in closet, fireplace, multimedia wall projection system and a luxurious spa bathroom. This house affords chic hotel-style living in the sought-after neighborhood of Los Feliz, minutes from Griffith Park, prized shopping and hip restaurants.

                      Burt Bakman of Keller Williams now holds the listing.