Report: Jennifer Lopez Buys NYC Penthouse For $22 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 22, 2014  |  3:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Jennifer Lopez

    New York, NY

    Most Known For

    Singer, Actress and former American Idol judge

    Home Stats

    6,250 square feet inside, 3,000 square feet of exterior terraces, doorman, views

    Price

    $22,000,000

    Jenny’s got a new spot on the block!

    According to the New York Daily News, Jennifer Lopez just dropped $22 million on a luxury penthouse in the same Manhattan building as Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

    Designed by Nate Berkus’ interior designer hubby, Jeremiah Brent, J. Lo’s new luxury penthouse overlooks Madison Square Park in the Whitman building.  Originally built in 1924, the Whitman is a pre-war, ultra high-end condominium with just four residences total – all with direct park views, high ceilings, and a full-service doorman.

    J. Lo’s new penthouse is the building’s crown jewel. The truly exceptional duplex penthouse has 6,250 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of private outdoor space on two levels. The home is outfitted with the ultimate in luxury finishes, including Arclinea custom kitchen cabinets, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, wide plank rift oak floors, Italian marble slab bathrooms, and a Crestron smart home system.

    J. Lo last went big in New York when she spent $10 million for a gorgeous house in the Hamptons. On the West Coast, she still lives in the Hidden Hills mega-mansion she once shared with ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

    Images via Douglas Elliman.

      Bye, Bye Bird Streets! Jodie Foster Sells In The Hollywood Hills

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2014  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Jodie Foster

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views

      Price

      $4,995,000

      Bye, Bye Bird Streets!

      Jodie Foster just sold her Hollywood Hills mansion in the famed Bird Streets after struggling to find a buyer. She listed the spread for $6.4 million in June 2013 and it languished on the market for more than a year. It took a couple price chops to get the deal done. Property records show the deal closed on October 6, 2014 for $4,995,000.

      Foster purchased the home in 1995 from model Cheryl Tiegs. With a distinguished address and oodles of famous neighbors, Foster’s Spanish Villa was the ultimate celebrity hideaway for the notoriously private actress.

      The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, an office and an attached guest suite. Adjacent to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry leads to a stunning kitchen. A luxurious master suite features a sitting area, walk-in closets, fireplace and sauna.

      Outside, the central courtyard pool and brick patio are shielded by a high-reaching hedge for the utmost seclusion – a must for the notoriously private Foster, who had never openly discussed her private life in the public until she outed herself in an emotional speech while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

      In other real estate moves, Jodie sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $8.3 million in January 2012 and purchased a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 3,752 square foot home in Beverly Hills for  $11,750,000 on June 25, 2012.

       

        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.

          Minnie Driver Buys Traditional Home In The Hills

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2014  |  1:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Minnie Driver

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known for 'Good Will Hunting' and more

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, gated, pool

          Price

          $2,465,000

          Actress Minnie Driver just wrote a check for $2,465,000. Her purchase? A 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,765 square foot traditional-style estate nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

          Recently remodeled, Drivers new digs sit on a magnificently landscaped, private lot. The verdant setting features a lagoon pool, spa, waterfall, gazebo and large lawn areas for entertaining.

          Impeccable taste and quality workmanship are reflected throughout the house and evident in the dark hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and paneled wainscoting. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a stunning diamond hatched bay window to take in the views.

          A brand new kitchen has a farmhouse sink, stone countertops, beautiful cabinetry and a gracious breakfast room.

          Minnie’s new master suite features French doors to the yard, a luxurious granite bathroom with soaking tub, a huge shower, double sinks and celebrity must-have: a custom-built walk-in closet.

          All bedrooms are en-suite, and the third bedroom has a separate entrance, ideal for use as an office or guest suite.

          The gated property has a two car garage, parking for eight additional cars, and another celebrity homes must-have: a primo security system.

          Driver has lived for nearly two decades in a home nearby, which she bought for $775,000 in 1998. She still currently owns that property, but with this new purchase, be on the look out for the listing soon!

          Eric Lowry of Coldwell Banker represented the home’s sellers, and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty was Minnie Driver’s real estate agent.

            Reese Witherspoon Shuffles Her Real Estate Portfolio, Sells Small Brentwood Lot For $3.55 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 23, 2014  |  2:55 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            Reese Witherspoon

            Brentwood, CA

            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

            .66 acre adjacent lot to her larger property

            Price

            $3,550,000

            Reese Witherspoon is keeping her real estate agent busy!

            After listing her large Brentwood property and an adjacent side lot for sale for a whopping $14 million, Reese has peeled off the smaller lot in a side deal, getting $3,550,000 for the lot (with a ‘teardown’ home) she paid $3,000,000 for in December 2012. Property records show the deal closed on September 11, 2014.

            Before Reese bought it, the .66 acre parcel housed a charming 3,053 square foot cottage with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms that had not been on the market in four decades. Located directly next door to two other lots Reese owned, she swooped in on the older home and made the property part of a larger, private compound. Perfectly sized and located right next door, this lot took her existing home from great…to totally A-list.

            With this sale, Reese is still asking $10.5 million for her California Spanish-style estate tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a double lot in the desirable, guard gated and celebrity-friendly Brentwood Circle.

            Reese has no need for the Brentwood compound, now that she’s bought a brand-new Pacific Palisades home for $12.705 million and a stately fixer-upper in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

              Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Buy Gorgeous $5M Malibu Compound

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 22, 2014  |  8:14 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Cheryl Hines & Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

              Malibu, CA

              Most Known For

              She's famous for her role on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm;' He's a part of the famous Kennedy family.

              Home Stats

              4 bed, 3 bath, 2,959 square feet, guest house, pool.

              Price

              $4,995,000

              Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are puting down roots on the West Coast!

              The just-married duo just purchased a gorgeous East Coast-style compound in the Point Dume area of Malibu, CA. Property records show that the home became property of Mr and Mrs. Kennedy on September 9, 2014, and they paid $4,995,000 for the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1 acre estate.

              Melding her West Coast life with Kennedy’s East Coast roots, the Connecticut barn style main house has all new wood floors and wood elements throughout. The romantic guest house has a fireplace and full bath. The pool house has a laddered sleeping loft, full kitchen, huge shower, and a professional, soundproof recording studio!

              In addition to the guest and pool house, there is a refrigerated wine shed, a two-story tree house, fire-pit, heated pool, Gunite spa, full built-in BBQ area, barn storage shed and digital phone and intercom system throughout the compound!

              As she prepped for life as Mrs. Kennedy, Cheryl listed her former home in Bel Air, which just sold for $3,105,000.

                Hollywood Hippie Daryl Hannah Relists Quirky Malibu Compound

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 15, 2014  |  8:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Daryl Hannah

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Hollywood star and passionate environmentalist

                Home Stats

                17.6 acres, 3 structures, and lots of lush and natural landscaping

                Price

                $4,250,000

                Longtime Hollywood star and environmentalist Daryl Hannah is hoping to make a ‘Splash’ in the real estate market!

                The actress has relisted her bucolic Malibu compound for $4,250,000, after first trying to sell it for $4,995,000 in early 2012.

                While the sprawling property is a massive 17.6 acres, the actual living quarters are three teeny-tiny (albeit charming) structures.

                Private and park-like, the home is described as a “farm, oasis and retreat, all-in-one.” Once a nursery, Hannah’s property is home to many exotic plants, trees and giant cacti. One of the three homes on the property is an original 1927 river-stone hunting lodge surrounded by an outdoor moss deck that has recently been updated to include in-floor heating, large walk-in closet/dressing room and an indoor/outdoor shower with a Japanese soaking tub.

                The second home is a rustic and casual lodge, and the third is a bright guest room with 15+ foot ceilings and a loft from where the coastline is visible. There are numerous acres of flatland, as well as a large, flat, fenced pasture, acres of terraced, irrigated orchard or vineyard ready land. Other earthly amenities include a deer-fenced vegetable garden, an ancient palm grove, tons of sunshine and even views of the nearby Pacific Ocean.

                Daryl Hannah has been a fixture in Tinseltown since she arrived on the scene in the late 70’s and became a bonafide star in the 1980’s when she appeared in Blade Runner. Her most well-known role as the sexy mermaid Madison in Splash, which debuted in 1984. Since then, she’s appeared in a roster of other films that include Wall Street, Steel Magnolias, Northfork, and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill franchise. She also makes headlines through her aggressive activism, which has led her arrest – most famously in front of the White House in the summer of 2011.

                Just this week, she made headlines when she was linked romantically with rocker Neil Young, who recently split with his wife of 36 years.

                Ann Eysenring, Nima Sajadi and Banjamin Forrest of The Agency hold the listing.

                  Reese Witherspoon Quietly Spends $12.7 Million On Revamped Pacific Palisades Home

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 11, 2014  |  8:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Reese Witherspoon

                  Pacific Palisades, CA

                  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

                  5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, views

                  Price

                  $12,705,000

                  Reese Witherspoon is doubling down on fancy houses, buying her second multi-million-dollar estate in the last month, this time in Pacific Palisades, California.

                  Just last month, she paid $1,950,000 for a stately fixer-upper in her hometown of Nashville.

                  When Reese bought the big Nashville mansion last month, it looked like she was packing up the family and decamping to Tennessee, shedding her glamourous life in California. It seemed like a real possibility, especially since she and Jim had their Brentwood mega-mansion quietly on the market for $14 million. With this brand new West Coast purchase, it seems that Reese and Jim aren’t leaving the Golden State, they’re just changing things up and moving to a new pad!

                  For their new West Coast deal, property records show that Witherspoon and her agent hubby, Jim Toth, paid $12,705,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,344 square foot home. The home was never publicly for-sale and the deal was an off-market transaction that closed on August 28, 2014.

                  Sneaky, sneaky.

                  The home was last sold in December 2012 for $4.9 million to award-winning “starchitect” Ken Ungar, who worked his magic on the property and created an estate worthy of an A-lister. Based on the sold price and the “before” pictures you can see above, Unger took a outdated estate and turned it into something worthy of a $12.7 million price tag, netting a nice profit when the deal closed.

                   

                   

                   

                    Cheryl Hines Becomes A Kennedy, Sells Bel Air Estate

                    Posted by Cristin  |  September 10, 2014  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Cheryl Hines

                    Bel Air, CA

                    Most Known For

                    'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actress, now third wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,756 square feet, pool, views, gated

                    Price

                    $3,105,000

                    Less than a month after becoming Mrs. Kennedy when she married Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actress Cheryl Hines has sold her estate in Bel Air for $3,105,000.

                    Reminiscent of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, Cheryl’s just-sold home is a Cape Cod-style stunner in upper Bel Air. The home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,756 square feet of living space. A formal entry gives way to an expansive one story home centered around a grassy backyard with sparkling pool and large brick patio.

                    The center of the home features a great room with exposed wood-beamed ceilings and custom shelving and a den. Nearby, the kitchen has a large center-island with Viking appliances, abundant storage space, a walk-in pantry and built-in breakfast area. The formal dining room has wood floors and overlooks the grassy front yard.

                    The master suite features a fireplace, beautiful bathroom with spa tub and large walk-in closet. French doors lead to the backyard, with coveted views of the canyon, city and ocean.

                    The newest Mrs. Kennedy made a tidy profit on the deal. She bought the home for $2,350,000 in August 2010, and sold it for $755,000 more, just four years later! Now, that’s a great wedding present from the real estate market!

                     

                      Inside The Florida Castle Where Dwayne Wade And Gabrielle Union Wed!

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 2, 2014  |  11:23 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union's Wedding Mansion

                      Miami, FL

                      Home Stats

                      3 stories, moat, custom-built, 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms

                      Price

                      $12,900,000

                      NBA baller Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union wed this weekend…and they did it in style!

                      The newlyweds exchanged vows at a private, custom-built, castle-like estate in the Miami area, complete with a moat!

                      The black-and-white affair was attended by sports and Hollywood A-listers, and guests were able to explore the grounds of the gorgeous venue, a for-sale home called “Chateau Artisan” that was recently up for grabs for $12.8 million.

                      Designed and built in 2007 by famed architect Charles Sieger, the fabulous 14-acre estate sits in the middle of a moat, with water on all sides. The home has 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a wine cellar, sprawling lawns, a koi pond and incredible gardens.

                      If the moat isn’t enough, in case of emergencies, the home has impact glass and a full-house generator.

                      The castle, with all its bells and whistles, was the perfect place for Dwayne and Gabrielle to start their ‘fairy tale’ life.