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

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


    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



    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



      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



        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



          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



            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



              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



                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.

                  January Jones Just Paid $1.7 Million For This Swank New LA Pad

                  Posted by Cristin  |  May 14, 2014  |  9:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


                  January Jones

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress who plays Betty Draper on the hit TV show Mad Men

                  Home Stats

                  4 bed, 5 bath, 3,279 square feet, pool



                  Betty Draper has been busy!

                  Just days after putting her Los Feliz home on the market for $1,495,000, property records show that actress January Jones has scooped up a gorgeous new family-friendly home in Los Angeles.

                  Located on a cul-de-sac in a gated community, Jones’ new 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,279 square foot home is sophisticated and updated to perfection.

                  The all-white kitchen has been completely remodeled with high-end appliances and sleek quartz surfaces and has great ‘flow’ – it opens into a family room with fireplace.

                  Upstairs, you’ll find all 4 bedrooms. One has its own full bath and two share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.  January’s master bedroom is massive, and the master bath has been beautifully remodeled and features a spacious glass-enclosed shower, a clawfoot tub and a walk-in closet. The master bath also opens to a large outdoor deck with views of the surrounding natural landscape and overlooking the pool and spa.

                  In the charming and lush backyard, you’ll find a small child’s (and adults!) paradise: a large covered outdoor seating area, a play structure, a zip line, a large pool/spa with automatic cover, an outdoor kitchen, a working organic garden, a putting green, a fire pit. and even a 200 square foot studio.

                  While Jones awaits a buyer on her former home in Los Feliz, she’ll be plenty busy nesting in her sweet new digs.

                  Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates represented Jones in this purchase – and he’s also her listing agent in Los Feliz.  Andrea Curran of Snyder Sutton Real Estate represented the sellers.

                    January Jones Puts Los Feliz Home Up For Sale For $1.5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  May 12, 2014  |  2:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                    January Jones

                    Los Feliz, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actress who plays Betty Draper on the hit TV show Mad Men

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,200 square feet



                    ‘Mad Men’ actress January Jones just listed her Los Feliz digs for $1,495,000.

                    Jones picked up the place in July 2009, paying $1,020,000 for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,200 square foot home.

                    A gated Mediterranean villa in one of Los Feliz’s most sought after neighborhoods, Jones’ home has classic features and wonderful amenities,  including a formal living room with beautiful hardwood floors and an updated wood-burning fireplace with stone mantle.

                    Inside, a remodeled and expanded eat-in kitchen has a center island, carrera marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and opens up to a grassy rear yard with fruit trees.

                    Upstairs, January’s large master bedroom has tons of windows and light, two closets and custom built-in bookshelves.

                    The 2 additional bedrooms upstairs share an updated ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom, and one bedroom has its own private patio with views of the observatory.

                    Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates holds the listing.


                      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



                      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.