Reese Witherspoon Buys A Stately Nashville Fixer-Upper

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  11:41 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Nashville, TN

    Most Known For

    'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,855 square feet

    Price

    $1,950,000

    Reese Witherspoon is taking on a project!

    The ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ actress just bought a second home in Nashville, paying $1,950,000 for an amazing, stately mansion that’s in a sad state of disrepair.

    Described as a “once in a generation opportunity,’ the home is a stately 1930′s era home on massive 6.5 acre Oak Hill lot that’s in need of some major, major TLC. The home, as it stands now, has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,855 square feet.

    Reese and Jim have some serious love for Tennessee. After all, they named their young son after the state. With a son named “Tennesee,” it’s no surprise that the showbiz duo are doubling down there. Reese already owns one Nashville mansion, which she picked up for $760,000 in 2005. She grew up in Nashville, and her parents still live nearby. Although she’s been a long time California girl, times, they may be a-changin’.

    Currently, Reese and Jim have their Brentwood, California mansion for-sale as an off-market deal. They’re asking $14 million for their 5-bedroom estate and an adjacent lot. They also used to own a place in Ojai, CA, but that sold at a loss late last year.

    This new Nashville buy isn’t really a shocking purchase for “America’s Sweetheart.” Reese has always had an affinity for revamping homes and making them her own. She completely redid her ranch in Ojai, CA when she first bought it, and all of her other homes have been upgraded and renovated to perfection.

    Her new Nashville mansion has great “bones” and oodles of charm. There’s a masculine wood-paneled library, amazing hardwood floors throughout, and traditional details that give the home a distinguished feel. Each window looks out upon a picturesque brook and sweeping views of the sprawling grounds.

    Hat tip to The Real Estalker, who first reported the news of Reese’s new home.

     

      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.

        Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Sell Los Feliz Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 7, 2014  |  12:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green

        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

        $3,750,000

        The genetically-gifted married duo of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox just sold their equally attractive Los Feliz mansion, for $3,750,000. They were originally asking $3,995,000.

        The couple recently 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 decided to list the eclectic Los Feliz estate and move on to other – bigger – digs. They bought a home in Toluca Lake that was formerly Bing Crosby’s Carriage House. They paid $3,350,000 for the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,710 square foot home.

        Built in 1936, their just-sold home is a modern fortress. Walled for complete privacy, the home is a exquisitely remodeled Mediterranean Villa with explosive unobstructed views ofdowntown Los AngelesLong BeachCentury 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 was the listing agent.

          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.

            Virginia Madsen Buys Hollywood Hills Home After Selling At A Loss

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 11, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            Virginia Madsen

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Actress with a string of hits in the 1980's and beyond

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,937 square feet, views

            Price

            $1,185,000

            Virginia Madsen has just bought a Mid-Century home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,185,000

            The purchase follows the recent sale of her estate in Thousand Oaks, where she lost $331,000 on the sale.

            She can drown her sorrows by soaking in the gorgeous views from her brand new home in the Hollywood Hills. Panoramic views can be seen from the kitchen, master bedroom, grand room and backyard. Souther California perfection!

            Completely remodeled, Madsen’s new 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom digs has a new kitchen with granite counters, travertine floors, back-splash and new appliances. Each of the bathrooms are new and have new custom vanities, stone counters and modern sinks and faucets that match the home overall modern vibe.

            In the center of the home, a grand room has 20-foot ceilings and large windows with panoramic views.

            Outside, the views can be taken in from the terraced backyard.

            Aside from the Thousand Oaks home that sold on June 13th, property records show Madsen also owns a condo in West Hollywood that she paid $860,000 for in 2006.

            For this purchase, Luis Alberto Carmona of Carmona Real Estate represented the sellers and Robert Kass of Hilton & Hyland was Madsen’s agent.

            Images via the MLS.

              Ellen Page Sells In Studio City After Snapping Up Venus Williams’ Pad

              Posted by Cristin  |  July 2, 2014  |  9:24 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Ellen Page

              Studio City, CA

              Most Known For

              'Juno' and 'Inception' actress who recently came out

              Home Stats

              2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,499 square feet, pool

              Price

              $1,041,409

              Newly ‘out’ actress Ellen Page just sold her modest Studio City digs after snapping up Venus William’s former home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.701 million.

              With the purchase of Williams’ home, Page no longer needed the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home she purchased back in 2011 for $885,000. She was asking $1,050,000 and sold for just below that: $1,041,409.

              Perched in a prime Studio City Hills location on a privacy-friendly dead-end street, Page’s just-sold bungalow is a rare turn-key Cape Cod Traditional Home.

              The sunny home features beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, hardwood floors and multi-door access to a pool and outdoor dining area.

              A fully remodeled kitchen has cook’s appliances and a breakfast nook.

              Ellen’s former master suite has a redone bath, generous walk-in closet, and direct access to yard and pool.

              Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty – Beverly Hills held the listing and Leah Guerra of Rodeo Realty represented the buyers.

                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.

                 

                  Julianne Hough Buys Rustic Chic Spread High In The Hills

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  2:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Julianne Hough

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  'Dancing With The Stars' pro who has successfully crossed over into acting

                  Home Stats

                  2,101 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool

                  Price

                  $1,943,575

                  The dancing and acting dynamo that is Julianne Hough has just bought herself a new place to kick up her feet.

                  According to property records and The Real Estalker, Ms. Hough spent $1,943,575 for a house high in the Hollywood Hills that’s very reminiscent of her Nashville and country roots

                  With charming rustic chic ambience, Julianne’s new abode has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,101 square feet of living space. Just like Julianne, the house is a knockout, and the views will take your breath away.

                  Delivering exactly what a house high in the hills should have, the place has magnificent wrap-around views of city lights, far-reaching mountains and the famous Hollywood sign.

                  Inside, the light and bright home has a large chef’s kitchen with center island and top-of-the-line appliances, a step-down living room, a great master suite with a sumptuous bath. With perfect indoor/outdoor flow, the home has a lanai that flows out to a massive lawn and pool area.

                  Julianne famously dated Ryan Seacrest for 2+ years, and during their time together, she bunked up with him in the insane $37M compound he bought from Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. While it’s no Seacrest compound, Hough’s new bachelorette pad is a sweet spot for this rising star.

                  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.

                      Dolly Parton Is Selling Her Whimsical West Coast Hideaway

                      Posted by Cristin  |  May 16, 2014  |  1:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Dolly Parton

                      West Hollywood, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her country music career.

                      Home Stats

                      West Hollywood, CA

                      Price

                      $1,395,000

                      Music legend Dolly Parton is selling her Dollywood Hollywood home, asking $1,395,000 for the Western-themed home that is said to be the former childhood residence of Natalie Wood.

                      While she spends most of her time in Music City, Dolly laid down $1,200,000 for the West Coast home in April 2007.

                      The gated mini-compound is just like Dolly – eclectic and whimsical!

                      Located in West Hollywood’s coveted Norma Triangle, the home has all kinds of charming details, including hardwood floors throughout, plantation shutters, skylight and hand painted accents.

                      One of the home’s two bedrooms has a walk-in closet, full bath and French doors leading to its own private landscaped deck.

                      Between the bedrooms, Dolly’s hideaway has a cozy den with fireplace that leads to French doors and the master bedroom which features two giant closets, built-ins with a pop-up TV, and French doors that lead to the large covered deck with built-in seating, BBQ, refrigerator and prep area.

                      The rear garden is totally private with an abundance of lush landscaping and total privacy, plus a separate climate controlled storage room. While the home is technically a 2 bedroom, the garage has been converted into adorable, private guest suite.

                      Ms. Parton is quite the real estate mogul. Property records show she has at least 15 other properties in her portfolio, mostly in Nashville, Brentwood and Sevierville, Tennessee.

                      Michael Dillon of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.