Once Broke ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Lena Headey Buys Sherman Oaks Fixer-Upper

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 21, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Lena Headey

    Sherman Oaks, CA

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,808 square feet, fixer-upper

    Price

    $790,000

    Nearly a year after ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Lena Headey claimed she had “less than $5″ in her bank account, the actress, who plays Queen Cersei on the hit show, has just purchased a dated fixer-upper in Sherman Oaks, CA for $790,000.

    Property records show the deal for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,808 square foot home closed on April 4, 2014.

    In April 2013, Headey opened up about the reality of her financial situation in legal docs related to her 2012 divorce filing from husband Peter Loughran. In the docs, she was petitioning for half of the couple’s $46,000 2011 tax return, saying she needed the money asap to make ends meet for her and their 2 year-old son. The media reports were shocking, since many people figured she was well-compensated for her role as a main character on one of the most popular shows currently on TV.

    Her precarious financial situation was exacerbated when she sold her former home in Los Angeles‘ Laurel Canyon-area at a loss. That home was purchased by Headey and her ex-husband for $1,685,000 in June 2008 and sold for $1,349,000 in late 2012.

    Her new home isn’t much to look at (by Hollywood standards), but it does have potential. Located in one of the best neighborhoods Sherman Oaks has to offer, the traditional home has a mid-century modern twist and sits on a beautiful and quiet tree-lined street.

    Spacious, bright and airy, with a good floor plan and great ‘bones,’ Headey’s new home has a decent-sized kitchen that conveniently opens to the family room for easy entertaining.

    A large master suite has ample closets and a private bath.

    The backyard has a lovely pool, covered patio and gardens.

    Ben DI Benedetto of Keller Williams Studio City represented the sellers (who were the original owners) and Zoe Rudolph of John Aaroe Group was Headey’s real estate agent.

      Kate Bosworth Selling Airy Los Angeles Abode For $2.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 17, 2014  |  7:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Kate Bosworth

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Gorgeous actress with breakout roles in Blue Crush, Superman Returns and 21

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

      Price

      $2,499,000

      Kate Bosworth is selling her airy and Bohemian-esque Los Angeles home for $2,499,000!

      The blonde beauty, who had her breakout role in the surfer flick ‘Blue Crush,’ paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005. 9 years and one brand new husband later (director Michael Polish), Bosworth is looking to sell and move on.

      Bosworth’s private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

      Inside and out, the home has incredible space for entertaining and casual living – and it’s decorated just as you’d expect from the fashionista actress, who has perfected the ‘minimalist chic’ look.

      The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.

      The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.

      French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.

      Images via Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker, who holds the listing.

       

        Sofia Vergara Dropped $10.6 Million On A Villa In The Heart Of Beverly Hills

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  1:39 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Sofia Vergara

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Columbian actress starring in the hit show 'Modern Family." Highest-paid TV actor/actress

        Home Stats

        7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, pool, 11,400 square feet

        Price

        $10,600,000

        Colombian-born ‘Modern Family’ actress Sofia Vergara has just scooped up an Italian-style villa in the heart of Beverly Hills, paying $10.6 million for a 7 bedrooom, 11 bathroom, 11,400 square foot estate.

        Vergara has plenty of dough to afford this lavish So Cal spread. According to Forbes, she is the highest paid actor on TV for the second year in a row, hauling in an incredible $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

        With all those dollars at her disposal, Vergara jumped into real estate and just closed on a gorgeous and grand 90210 estate.

        Her new home features a soaring entryway, a wood-paneled study, a spacious Chef’s kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, and a family room with French doors that open to an outdoor entertaining area.

        Upstairs, Sofia’s new master suite has a fireplace and separate his-and-hers baths and closets. Just down the hall, there are 2 guest bedrooms with en suite baths, and third large guest suite with balcony, en suite bath, walk-in closet and outdoor terrace with fireplace.

        On the third level, you’ll find a great bar for entertaining, a massive 3,000- bottle wine cellar and tasting room, movie theater/card room, as well as a gym with sauna (that could also be an 8th bedroom). The estate also features 2 maids rooms and a laundry room.

        Outside, the grounds feature a gorgeous pool, spa and meticulous landscaping.

        Vergara is currently engaged to Nick Loeb and they’re expected to tie the knot soon!

        Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Aldjufrie of The Agency represented the listing.

          Melissa Joan Hart Just Bought A Small Family Home Across The Street From CBS Studios

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  12:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Melissa Joan Hart

          Studio City, CA

          Most Known For

          Actress who starred in 'Clarissa Explains It All' as a teenager, and has gone on to other adult roles

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, across the street from CBS studios

          Price

          $949,000

          Actress Melissa Joan Hart is proving that stars are “just like us” – they want a short commute!

          The  actress just spent $949,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home across the street from where she films her TV show ”Melissa & Joey.” Instead of battling Los Angeles‘ notoriously brutal traffic, the actress just needs to step out her front door and cross the street to get to work.

          Location, location, location!

          While the home is not typical celebrity digs (aka a giant, glamorous mansion), Hart’s new home has space inside and out, remodeled bathrooms, a large den, high ceilings, a large front yard, a cozy rear patio and seclusion from the street.

          The married mother of three boys also owns two additional homes, one near Lake Tahoe, and the other in Westport, Connecticut. In the past, she’s owned massive estates around Los Angeles.

          For this sale, Sigifredo Verano of Re/Max Town Center represented the seller, and Matt Epstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented Melissa Joan Hart.

            Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. List Longtime Home For $5.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  9:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            Married actress/actor duo who met on the set of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,620 square feet, pool, gym

            Price

            $5,499,000

            The married actress/actor duo of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have just listed their longtime estate in Los Angeles for $5,499,000.

            Purchased for $2,450,000 by the unmarried duo in October 2001, they went on and made it official when they wed on September 1, 2002. Now more than 10 years and two kids later, the duo are still rock solid – but are looking for a change up when it comes to their living situation.

            This longtime estate is located on Stonehenge lane, inside the prestigious 24 hour guard-gated community of Bel Air Crest.

            Gellar and Prinze’s gated estate boasts privacy, grand scale rooms, an open floor plan and exquisite grounds.

            The extraordinary gourmet kitchen, featuring beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and center island, overlooks the family room and sun-filled breakfast room. Nearby, the family room is complete with a drop down screen and projector, high ceilings, fireplace, and french doors that open to the patio area, with waterfalls, pool, spa, and BBQ.

            The luxurious master suite features 15-foot ceilings, a fireplace, sitting area, secluded balcony, custom dual walk-in closets and dual baths – a recipe for a happy marriage! This estate also has a unique lower level with bonus room, guest quarters, sunroom and gym.

            Freddie and Sarah Michelle sent celebrity real estate watchers into a tizzy when they purchased a Los Angeles home for $6.1 million in August 2013, only to put it BACK onto the market on March 5, 2014 with a price tag of $7,900,000. Whether they’re flipping – or just flip-flopping – is still TBD, as that home is no longer listed for sale.

            Perhaps the duo decided to hold onto their newer home and list this longtime estate instead.

            Cynthia Ambuehl of Partners Trust Brentwood holds the listing.

              Gwyneth Paltrow Buys Malibu Estate For $14 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  March 14, 2014  |  2:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

              Malibu, CA

              Most Known For

              She's an Academy Award-winning actress, turned Goop lifestyle goddess, and he's the frontman of Coldplay

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, beach access

              Price

              $14,000,000

              Gwyneth Paltrow and her Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin have just spent $14 million on a seaside escape in Malibu.

              First reported by The Real Estalker, Paltrow and Martin purchased ‘The Garwood Residence,’ designed by world-renowned architect, John Lautner. This secluded and gated Malibu estate in the heart of the celebrity-infested Point Dume area is inspired by the award winning luxury brand, Aman Resorts.
              Inside the four bedroom post-and-beam estate, Gwyneth and Chris’s new home has heated sandstone floors, a Chef’s Kitchen, and a unique floor plan encompassing both indoor and outdoor living space.
              The estate’s grounds offer ocean views, landscaped gardens, a pebble stone pool, tennis court, gym and yoga studio. It is set on Malibu’s most coveted beach, Little Dume, which offers a protected backyard anchorage for a yacht, should they decide to scoop one up in the future.

              The famous (and incredibly rich) duo own a massive estate in London, a place in New York City and in 2012, they spent about $10 million for an equestrian estate in Los Angeles.

              After enduring rumors for the past six months that Vanity Fair magazine was expected to publish a sensational and damaging ‘takedown’ piece about the actress, she undoubtedly needs a place to escape from the madness of life in the public eye – and this seaside escape is just the place.

              Inside sources say they’ve already had design firm Windsor Smith into the home to ‘do it over’ and they’ve moved in.

              Images via the MLS.

                Actress Maggie Lawson Downsizes In Los Angeles

                Posted by Cristin  |  February 26, 2014  |  11:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Maggie Lawson

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Actress best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych

                Home Stats

                2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,419 square feet

                Actress Maggie Lawson is downsizing in Los Angeles!

                After listing her eco-friendly home for $2.2 million in January 2014, there’s now a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front of the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home, which Maggie and longtime boyfriend James Roday have lived in since 2011. Lawson and Roday decided to go decidedly smaller on their next home, and just closed on a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,419 square foot home for $1.1 million.

                Lawson decided to downsize her home life, but her career is in full bloom. She is best known for her role as Detective Juliet “Jules” O’Hara in the TV show Psych, and in 2014, she’ll be the lead in a show called “Save The Date,” about a newly single woman who drunkly leaves a deposit on a wedding venue and is tasked with finding the right man in time.

                Offscreen, Dawson is pretty sure she’s found the right house at the right time. Located in the same neighborhood as her former home, her smaller bungalow-style abode is a refurbished 1888 home that was relocated from Normandie in Los Feliz to Bronson Canyon as part of a project sponsored in the late 1920′s and early 1930′s by the Los Angeles Times and the Home Planning Bureau of LA. It was moved to be showcased as a shining example of what this restoration movement could do.

                Today, one might use words “repurposed” or “green” to describe the home, which light, bright and thoroughly modern. Inside, clean lines lead you from one room to another, and outside, there are plenty of distinct areas to entertain in and enjoy the California sunshine.

                Holly Purcell of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the sellers and Margaret Arana of Nourmand & Associates was Lawson’s agent.

                 

                  Actress Jordana Brewster Selling Hollywood Home Once Owned By Ellen Degeneres

                  Posted by Cristin  |  February 4, 2014  |  11:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Jordana Brewster

                  West Hollywood, CA

                  Most Known For

                  "The Fast and the Furious" actress who has also appeared on hit TV show 'Chuck' and started her career on soap operas

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,868 square feet, pool, once owned by Ellen Degeneres

                  Price

                  $3,379,000

                  ‘The Fast and the Furious’ actress Jordana Brewster is selling her stunning Hollywood home for $3,795,000.

                  Property records show that the Brazilian-American actress paid $3,375,000 for the 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,868 square foot architectural stunner in March 2011.

                  Long before Brewster called the place home, Ellen DeGeneres walked the halls of this house after she purchased it on June 11, 1999 for $1,700,000. In typical Ellen Degeneres fashion, she quickly grew tired of the home and and sold it on February 8, 2002 for $1,930,000. Ellen has since moved up in the real estate world and currently resides in a home called “the best home in Los Angeles” that she paid nearly $40 million for.

                  Brewster’s for-sale home is a private and sophisticated architectural retreat in a prime Sunset Strip location. Situated all on one level, the wonderful open floor plan features 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a den, and gorgeous screening room. Walls of glass open onto lush terraced gardens, and nearby, you’ll find a pool, spa, and an outdoor kitchen and dining area.

                  Perfect for its multiple celebrity owners, this home is gated for maximum privacy.

                  Property images by Nick Springett for listing agent Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland

                   

                    Christina Ricci Puts Los Feliz Bungalow Up For Sale With $1.7 Million Price Tag

                    Posted by Cristin  |  January 17, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Christina Ricci

                    Los Feliz, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Child-teen starlet in the 1990's who has been in a handful of films since then

                    Home Stats

                    2 bed, 3 bath, 1,891 square feet, pool

                    Price

                    $1,695,000

                    Petite actress Christina Ricci, who’s recently started the “Riccing” trend of squeezing into small spaces, is now exiting another relatively small space – her 1,891 square foot Los Feliz bungalow.

                    Ricci just listed the chic, single story 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, located in the most desirable area of Los Feliz: “The Oaks.” She paid $1,505,000 for the place December 8, 2005. Now, she’s asking $1,695,000.

                    Located down a gated drive, the traditional-style home has an open floor plan, with living family rooms that sit adjacent to a dining room with French doors that opens to a covered patio, pool and terraced gardens.

                    The 2 bedrooms are both en-suites, and Ricci’s master bedroom also includes an attached sitting room/dressing room.

                    In April 2012, Christina put the property up for lease, asking $10,000 a month.

                    Aileen Comora of The Agency is Ricci’s real estate agent.

                      Cameron Diaz Just Bought a Swank NYC Pad for $9 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  December 11, 2013  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Cameron Diaz

                      New York City

                      Most Known For

                      Actress with roles in The Mask, The Sweetest Thing, In Her Shoes and many more

                      Home Stats

                      3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, views, doorman

                      Price

                      About $9,000,000

                      Cameron Diaz has just dropped $9 million on a swanky new pad in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

                      According to TMZ, Diaz is in contract on a condo located in the chic, upscale Walker Tower – where the penthouse just sold for $55 million! Diaz’s new Big Apple apartment has 3-bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, a home office and Southeast exposures with views of iconic NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.

                      The living space has views galore and the master suite boasts coveted southeastern views and offers abundant closet space. The second and third bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms. Diaz’s apartment also features a large laundry/utility room and tons of closet space.

                      Additional amenities of the 3,022-square foot residence include custom-designed features including tilt and turn windows, lighting and marble and limestone countertops.

                      An insanely luxe kitchen features Dornbracht fixtures and includes a refrigerator, wine cooler and under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers by Sub-Zero, an induction cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer by Viking, speed oven and built-in coffee maker by Miele and a Franke water filtration system.

                      Additionally, this residence is fully pre-wired and includes a built-in humidification system, an ultra-quiet central air conditioning system, as well as a dedicated ventilation system.

                      Aside from the sky-high purchase price, Diaz will now have to shell out $2,745 a month in HOA fees for building amenities, which includes a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with pantry and bar, refrigerated storage for deliveries, children’s playroom, bike storage room, fitness center with yoga room, sauna and landscaped common roof deck with dining area, sun lawn, observation area and covered cabana room.

                      It’s good to be Cameron.

                      Vickey Barron of Douglas Elliman represented the listing.