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.

     

     

      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.

        Brody Jenner Spends $1.9 Million For Malibu Hideaway

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 28, 2013  |  7:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Brody Jenner

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        Son of Bruce Jenner, Step-brother of the Kardashians, previously appeared on reality TV show "The Hills" and others

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,517 square feet

        Price

        $1,895,000

        Reality TV star and Kardashian step-brother Brody Jenner has just dropped $1,895,000 on a quaint and quiet Malibu hideaway.

        According to property records, Bruce Jenner‘s son closed on the 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 1,517 square foot home on October 11, 2013.

        With his new Malibu digs, Brody is now neighbors with his brother Brandon and his wife Leah, who recently dropped $1.455 million on a rundown Malibu teardown that they will likely rebuild into their dream home. Their dad isn’t that far away either! After secretly splitting from Kardashian Momager and matriarch Kris Jenner earlier this year, Brody’s dad Bruce Jenner also became a Malibu resident when he rented a beachfront Malibu home for $14,500 a month after moving out of the Kardashian compound in Calabasas.

        Brody’s new Malibu home is a rare gem and came onto the market for the very first time this summer. Very private, the 4+ acre home also has a guest house and is set among the oaks and on a running creek. The existing home is an updated rustic cottage with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplaces, ocean view and plenty of usable land to potentially expand the home. In a unique Malibu location, Jenner’s new property has land and plenty of room for horses, but is just seconds to the beach.

        Images via the MLS.

          Russell Brand Drops $2.2 Million On Hilltop Bachelor Pad

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 8, 2013  |  8:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Russell Brand

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Rough and scraggly British bad boy actor/comedian, famously divorced from Katy Perry

          Home Stats

          5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, theater, multi-level, views

          Price

          $2,224,000

          British bad boy actor/comedian Russell Brand has just splashed out $2.224 million on a hilltop bachelor pad.

          According to the Los Angeles Times, Brand’s new pad hilltop home was once owned by the great Laurence Olivier. The residence is 4,800 square foot, multi-story mansion high in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1926 and designed by architect Selden Price, the home is nestled into a steep hillside and has incredible panoramic city views.

          Fully restored by the previous owner, the gothic-feeling estate has voluminous spaces and dramatic flying buttress arched ceilings and doorways. The entry level is comprised of a spacious living room, an outdoor dining terrace over-looking the canyon and city below, a formal dining room and kitchen with high-quality finishes. Down one flight of stairs, Brand’s lower level includes a master suite, 2 guest bedrooms and an office, all of which open to the incredible views. Walk down yet another level and you’ll find a state-of-the-art screening room, studio apartment with separate entrance and a sprawling outdoor deck and yard over-looking the view – perfect for entertaining!

          Brand’s new purchase is his first big real estate move after splitting from ex-wife Katy Perry. While Brand is skating into a new place in the Hills, Perry is having a heck of a time selling their former love nest, which was just price-chopped a second time, bringing the asking price to more than half a million less than what she paid for it in 2011. But don’t cry for Katy – she’s since upgraded to a $11.2 million-dollar Hollywood compound.

          Images via the MLS.

          Billy Rose of The Agency represented the seller and Blanche A D’Souza of Keller Williams Realty Brentwood was Brand’s agent.

           

            Vin Diesel Asking $1.3 Million For Hollywood Hills Starter Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2013  |  8:30 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            Vin Diesel

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Actor famous for roles in "Saving Private Ryan," "Boiler Room," "Fast & Furious" and more

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,517 square feet, pool

            Price

            $1,300,000

            When it comes to real estate, Vin Diesel doesn’t move ‘Fast.’ The “Fast & Furious“ star has held onto his first Hollywood Hills home for more than a decade, choosing to stay put in his modest bachelor pad instead of trading up to a mega mansion.

            Diesel first made a name for himself after appearing in hit flicks like  ”Saving Private Ryan” and “Boiler Room,” and he took his movie star paychecks and plunked down $562,500 in February 2000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,517 square foot home on a quiet street in the Hollywood Hills.

            13 years later, Diesel wants $1,300,000 for the walled and gated hideout that the listing calls “a perfect hideout for a celebrity or those who seek privacy and serenity.” In true Los Angeles style, the home has outdoor spaces that create the perfect balance of indoor/outdoor living. An open floor plan is punctuated by a living room with fireplace and high-beamed ceiling with skylights. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom featuring sunken tub and steam shower. Outside, a large backyard has a pool and spa.

            Property records show Diesel was previously asking $5,800 a month to rent the place out before making the decision to sell it off.

            Kittean Clark of Rodeo Realty is representing Diesel in the sale.

             

             

             

              Justin Bieber’s Manager Scooter Braun Lives Large in Los Angeles

              Posted by Cristin  |  November 1, 2012  |  6:34 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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              Scooter Braun

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Discovering and managing Justin Bieber

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,134 square feet, pool

              Price

              $5,700,000

              Welcome to the house that Bieber built.

              Scooter Braun, the young and massively successful impresario credited with discovering Justin Bieber on YouTube and introducing the world to “Bieber Fever,” is living large in an incredible Los Angeles estate. The home recently came to our attention via numerous glowing articles about Braun and his impressive journey to become one of the most successful talent managers of the current era. In May of this year, Forbes called Braun “Bieber’s Business Brain” and described how he hustles and makes musical magic happen from his Hollywood Hills estate. In an in-depth feature in the incomparable “The New Yorker” magazine, Braun was dubbed ”The Mogul Who Made Just Bieber” and it was noted ”the home is the center of operations for Braun’s blossoming mini-moguldom.”

              The property that each of these reports are referring to is a large, modern 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom bachelor pad with walls of windows overlooking Los Angeles that Braun bought late last summer for $5.7 million from Kevin Lee Washington, an under-the-radar inventor.

              As “The New Yorker” describes, “to get to the front door, you walk on slate stepping stones through a koi pond.” As you can see in the listing photos from 2011, the estate is big and bold. Braun also told the reporter that he wasn’t going to stop there: he’s buying the house next door to tear it down and put in a basketball court. That’s quite the compound – and the perfect location to launch and manage the careers of music’s current and upcoming megastars!

              Before Braun bought the home, it was marketed as an “exciting architectural with enormous scale.” As any home must be in Los Angeles, Braun’s pad is perfect for indoor/outdoor living and grand entertaining. Naturally light and bright, the house is both stylish and sophisticated. It boasts a 22 foot entryway, great art walls and endless glass that showcases the massive views across Los Angeles. Just minutes up Doheny, Braun’s pad possesses a rare flat backyard and is punctuated by an infinity pool & spa, outdoor shower, cabana with plasma TV and  fire pit, kitchen and BBQ.

              Now that’s something to sing about.

              Images via the MLS.

                Derek Jeter Scores $15.5M For His Trump Tower Bachelor Pad

                Posted by Cristin  |  October 12, 2012  |  11:26 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                Derek Jeter

                New York, NY

                Most Known For

                New York Yankee shortstop known for playing the field professionally and personally

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,425 square feet

                Price

                $15,500,000

                For once in his career, Derek Jeter is sliding away from home. His longtime New York City home, to be exact. Just this week, Jeter sold his 88th-floor penthouse to Brazilian business man Claudio Ferro for $15.5 million, as first reported by the New York Post.

                Jeter bought the penthouse pad at Trump Tower directly from Donald Trump himself for $12.72 million in 2001. After almost a decade in the penthouse, he listed the East Side apartment for $20 million in 2010. No buyer stepped up to the plate and Jeter made the call to take it off the market. In April, the bonafide bachelor pad was back with a lower asking price – $17.95 million. Jeter didn’t get his full asking price for the home, but it was in no way a botched play. Jeter’s final sales price was still a cool $3 million more than what he paid for it.

                So now the home is being traded to Ferro, and he’s getting an all-star abode! The 88th floor penthouse is set high amidst the tallest residential building on the eastside, the Trump World Tower. The location offers un-paralleled views of the Manhattan skyline and this particular penthouse has a bird’s eye view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bank of America building, One World Trade and other key landmarked buildings framed by the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Verrazano Bridges and the East & Hudson Rivers – the picturesque views are unsurpassed. Complimenting the views – Jeter’s former penthouse features 16 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths with 77 feet in length of grand entertaining space encompassing the living room, billiards room and formal dining room. A Creston system controls the lighting, audio, video and privacy shades with one touch of a button. Adding warmth and texture to the apartment is a wood burning fireplace, ultra-suede wallpaper, slate mantle and hardwood flooring.

                Word on the street is that Jeter hasn’t yet put down more of his millions on a new place. He’s been staying under the radar and hopping from hotel-to-hotel until he finds another bachelor pad. But don’t worry about him not having a place to call home. He still owns this sprawling estate in Florida.

                  Derek Jeter Relists Pricey New York Bachelor Pad

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 25, 2012  |  4:52 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Derek Jeter

                  New York

                  Most Known For

                  New York Yankee shortstop known for playing the field professionally and personally

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,425 square feet

                  Price

                  $17,950,000

                  Bachelor pads are notoriously stereotyped as messy, poorly-taken-care-of dwellings with clothes all over the floor and an empty refrigerator. Enter Derek Jeter, who can officially counter that stereotype with his bachelor party penthouse at Trump World Tower. Newly RELISTED for $17,950,000, this isn’t the first time Jeter attempted to hit a real estate home run. According to the fine folks at Curbed, Jeter tried to to unload the home for $20 million big ones two years ago.

                  Jeter’s hard-to-sell 88th floor penthouse is set high amidst the tallest residential building on the eastside, the Trump World Tower. The location offers un-paramount views of the Manhattan skyline and this particular penthouse has a bird’s eye view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bank of America building, One World Trade and other key landmarked buildings framed by the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Verrazano Bridges and the East & Hudson Rivers – the picturesque views are unsurpassed. Complimenting the views – Jeter’s penthouse features 16 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths with 77 feet in length of grand entertaining space encompassing the living room, billiards room and formal dining room. A Creston system controls the lighting, audio, video and privacy shades with one touch of a button. Adding warmth and texture to the apartment is a wood burning fireplace, ultra-suede wallpaper, slate mantle and hardwood flooring.

                    Could This Be Jim Carrey’s Next High-Priced Bachelor Pad?

                    Posted by Cristin  |  December 20, 2011  |  11:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                    Jim Carrey

                    New York City

                    Most Known For

                    Hollywood funnyman with a lengthy roster of hit films

                    Home Stats

                    6 bedrooms, 6 full and 4 half bathrooms, 7,000+ square feet

                    Price

                    $13,650,000

                    Swank bachelor pads are all the rage for Hollywood’s A-list. When there isn’t a woman in the picture, it’s pretty much assumed that Hollywood’s high rollers will be living large in an ultra-posh bachelor pad. After his recent split with Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher was seen spending hours at a $10.8m Hollywood Hills hideaway. Now, we’re hearing rumblings that the latest unmarried actor on the hunt for his perfect home is none other than funnyman Jim Carrey.

                    Carrey has been on a lengthy hunt for New York City pads in the $5-$8 million dollar range, but he recently decided to step it up a notch and toured a lavish $13.65 million dollar townhome at 233 West 20th Street in the chic Chelsea neighborhood.

                    Clocking in at 6-bedrooms, 6 full and 4 half bathrooms and more than 7,000 square feet, the listing claims that “no detail has been overlooked in the painstaking renovation of this 25-foot wide townhouse.” While the home was built in 1824, the upgrades make this home seem brand new. Stretched over six luxuriously appointed floors, plus a garden level, this home makes ingenious use of its size.

                    Upon entering the townhome, a grand entrance foyer with an oversized passenger elevator welcomes visitors and a bright and cheerful living room beckons. One flight above is the grand master suite, including two full bathrooms and an enormous windowed dressing room. Above, four additional bedrooms, and three more bathrooms round out the living quarters. A separate retreat atop the house are perfect for entertaining; here, a family room and parlor, connected via a kitchen, is designed for privacy and comfort. Crowning this magnificent New York City home is a sun-soaked solarium, flanked by terraces to the north and south.

                    At the garden level, you’ll find a spectacular custom-designed Neff kitchen that opens fluidly into the adjacent garden. This level also houses a staff room with en suite bath.

                    If Carrey does decide to make an offer, he’d be the proud owner of one enviable and over-the-top bachelor pad.

                      Ashton Kutcher Tours Sleek Los Angeles Bachelor Pad

                      Posted by Cristin  |  December 8, 2011  |  5:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                      Ashton Kutcher

                      Los Angeles, CA

                      Most Known For

                      That 70's Show and Two and a Half Men star who makes frequent tabloid headlines

                      Home Stats

                      Three stories, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,385 square feet

                      Price

                      $10,800,000 or $60,000 a month

                      Newly-single Hollywood bad boy Ashton Kutcher is looking for the perfect bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills. According to X17 Online, he was recently spotted by loose-lipped paparrazi outside a $10,800,000 trophy home high atop Los Angeles after spending more than an hour inside, touring the home. The photographer told X17:

                        “Ashton loved this property. It has bachelor pad written all over it. This neighborhood is stunning. It’s a trophy house with a view of all of LA. It’s totally the type of place a hot, single Hollywood guy would want.”

                      The home is listed as both for-sale and as a furnished lease with a $60,000 per-month price tag. The three-story home overlooks Lake Hollywood with fully retractable walls of glass. The floating dining room area opens to stunning views. The home also has a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, private screening room, bar area and gym/massage room. The striking master suite boasts ample use of glass and wood, magnificent views and a spa-like master bath. A variety of outdoor spaces include enclosed gardens, outdoor rooms, infinity pool, cantilevered decks and an open sky terrace.