Daisy Fuentes Buys $5.75 Million Malibu Beach Escape

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 22, 2013  |  1:54 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


    Daisy Fuentes

    Malibu, CA

    Most Known For

    Model and MTV's first Latina VJ

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,836 square feet, beachfront



    Daisy Fuentes, the Cuban-American model, television host and budding fashion mogul, has just purchased a beachfront Malibu home for $5,750,000. According to property records, Fuentes purchased the beachfront estate on April 12, 2013 for $5,750,000. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,836 square feet.

    The newly-built oceanfront home sits on over fifty feet of sandy Las Flores Beach. Inside and out, there is a perfect blend of design and function created by world-renowned designer Michael Lee. Fuentes’ new home comes complete with the finest amenities, from French hand carved limestone fireplaces to gorgeous Mahogany doors and windows, coral stone decks to French oak flooring. Perfect for a fashionista like Fuentes, the home radiates style and grace throughout the open, flowing floor plan.

    Already in love with her new home, Fuentes posted a picture of herself on Facebook on the beachfront deck last week!

    Aside from her brand new Malibu beach abode, Fuentes owns a house in the Hollywood Hills that she purchased on September 1, 2005 for $4,500,000. According to sources, Fuentes sells about $300 million worth of goods, including hair care, fragrances, clothing, sunglasses, and accessories at Kohl’s department stores each year. With an empire like that, it’s no surprise she’s building a luxury real estate portfolio!


      Director Judd Apatow and Wife Leslie Mann Buy in Malibu Colony

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 1, 2013  |  8:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann

      Malibu, CA

      Most Known For

      A-List director and his actress wife who stars in all his flicks

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,550 square feet, guest house.



      A-list director Judd Apatow, famous for movies like ’40 Year Old Virgin,’ ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Knocked Up,’ and his actress wife Leslie Mann have just purchased a Malibu Colony home for $10,825,000 from the estate of late ‘Pretty Woman’ producer Laura Ziskin. Property records show that the deal closed on March 19, 2013.

      The Apatow/Mann family’s new oceanfront contemporary cottage is theirs just in time for summer! The home is situated in the exclusive guard gated and celebrity-laden community of Malibu Colony. A romantic 1930’s bungalow, the home is tranquil yet chic and comfortable and sits directly on the beach. A gourmet kitchen and cozy family room open to a private, lush courtyard entry. The living room, dining room and cozy sunroom all feature expansive ocean views and lead to patios and the private Colony Beach. The second floor features 3 ensuite bedrooms.  The large master bedroom overlooks the Pacific Ocean through a wall of glass. The master also includes a wood-burning fireplace and a spacious patio leading to the sand. The property also features a two-car garage and a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guesthouse.

      According to other plugged-in real estate sources, the Apatow/Mann family are looking building a massive custom home on a lot they purchased in Santa Monica last year for $8,600,000. Their forthcoming custom digs must be something amazing, because they’d be decamping from a home in Brentwood that they paid $18,250,000 for in 2009. Apatow also still owns a 4,356 square foot Beverly Hills Post Office-area home that he purchased in 2005 for $1,656,000.

        Plagued With Money Issues, Pamela Anderson Lists Malibu Home for $7.75 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  February 18, 2013  |  12:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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        Pamela Anderson

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        Baywatch babe and pin up girl

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,752 square feet



        Pamela Anderson, the iconic sex symbol who etched herself into the American psyche by donning the famous red Baywatch swimsuit, is slightly underwater when it comes to her finances. For months and months, the blonde bombshell has been plagued with negative news stories about unpaid taxes and out-of-control spending on her home remodel. And despite being a household name, Pam is now doing what any other American in her situation must do —  downsize! The blonde beauty often rented out her longtime Malibu Colony home, but now, the property that was once her sanctuary is a money pit, and she’s officially put it on the market for $7,750,000. Property records show that she purchased the home on December 29, 2000, for $1,800,000. There’s no telling how much Pam poured into the home’s construction and multiple remodels over the years, but with the listing price almost $6 million more than what she paid for it, here’s hoping she’ll make a profit so she can put her financial woes behind her.

        Pam’s amazing home is within walking distance from all things Malibu. Finely crafted, the teak-sided home is perfect for enjoying quiet beach days, while still being close to the action. According to listing information, you “enter through the front Barb Wire stone gate, cross the small courtyard of olive trees and lavender, and push open the ultra-wide swinging glass door, and find yourself in an open living room and kitchen design with a top-of-the-line home theater and black baby grand piano.”

        Philip Vertoch was the home’s architect and Josh Chryssanthou and Pamela Anderson herself are responsible for the design.

        Chris Cortazzo holds the listing.

          Barbie Lists Her Iconic Malibu Dreamhouse for $25 Million!

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 7, 2013  |  4:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,



          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          Being the most iconic doll in the world. But barbie is more than a doll. She is a major part of pop culture.

          Home Stats

          1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 8,500 square feet, 150-foot beach frontage, rooftop hot tub



          Barbie, the most glamourous homeowner in the world, has just listed her incredible and iconic Malibu Dreamhouse for $25 million! The 8,500-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom, sits on a 23,456 square foot lot and includes an ultra-private entrance to 150 feet of pristine Malibu Beach. And while Malibu may be magnificent, after more than 40 years living there, Barbie’s ready for a change – so this doll’s moving!

          The Barbie Dreamhouse has been a girl’s guide to glam, license to dream, and a way to play in Barbie’s uber fashionable world since its introduction in 1962. Always a reflection of a time, Barbie has renovated and redesigned her Dreamhouse more than 10 times over the decades, transforming it from the original 1962 multi-colored, swirling Mod style to 2012’s ultra-glam, modern-chic, three-story Dreamhouse.
          Redefine the definition of beach living in this dazzling, contemporary home where Old Hollywood Glam meets Sophisticated California Casual. Designed as the ultimate bachelorette compound, it’s perfect for an A-List celebutante or entertainment mogul who entertains, yet wants to relax by taking in the never-ending ocean views.

          The three-story home has ample living space, including a master bedroom complete with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The property also features clean lines, super-sparkly finishes, luxe details, and soaring ceilings that perfectly frame the famed Malibu sunsets.

          The one-of-a-kind entertainer’s floor plan offers generous, 119-centimeter ceilings, pink crown molding, custom Pantone 219C hardwood floors, and a pink elevator equipped with a state-of-the-art pulley system. The elevator even has doors emblazoned with Barbie’s signature silo head — a feature that can be easily customized with any occupant’s own personal monogram!

          The Barbie Dreamhouse is the only property in Malibu with truly unobstructed views of the ocean — after all, it only has three walls — creating a supremely Californian atmosphere with year-round indoor/outdoor living and exquisite views from Point Dume to the Queen’s Necklace.

          page1image19424The pink Poliform kitchen is fit for a culinary queen, with pink granite countertops, chef-worthy appliances, and plastic food that never spoils.

          The master bedroom suite encompasses an entire floor and features enough amenities to pamper a gal from bath to bed: a steam shower, heated pink marble flooring, and of course, a never-ending custom closet that holds over 2 billion pairs of heels, thousands of designer dresses, and plenty of pink power suits.

          Equipped with sensors and sounds throughout, this is the only home in Malibu with a self-flushing toilet and fire that crackles even when it’s not on. Diamond-encrusted accents, crystal chandeliers, custom mirrors, reclaimed exotic woods, natural stone, and concrete compliment the pink-infused, modern decor.

          To top it off, this home’s complete with enough storage to hold an array of beach toys, from surfboards to jet skis, as well as plenty of space to park a private pink jet – all sold separately.

          Josh Altman of Hilton & Hyland and Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles”  holds the ultra-exclusive listing.

            Everybody Loves Raymond’s Brad Garrett Relists Fabulous Beachfront Estate

            Posted by Vanessa  |  February 4, 2013  |  4:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


            Brad Garrett

            Malibu, CA

            Most Known For

            Starring in Everybody Loves Raymond

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 6 bath, 5,152 square feet



            Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett has outgrown his Malibu beachfront estate and has relisted the property for $10,995,000. The deep-voiced, 6-foot-8 actor/comedian purchased the Spanish villa in 2007 for $8.81 million and originally put the home on the market in the summer of 2011 for $13.95 million. Unable to find a buyer, Garrett is now relisting the property two years later with a $3 million price chop. The house is stunning and should have no problem attracting attention with the recent price reduction. Perhaps a Garrett-voiced-over virtual tour of the home could reel in a buyer? Wouldn’t be a bad idea.

            Located on the bluffs of Malibu, the five-bedroom, six-bath home is approximately 5,152 square feet and sits on a one-acre lot. Designed by local architect Douglas W. Buredge, the standout property features breathtaking ocean views and lovely custom details and molding inside and out. The home also boasts vaulted, beamed ceilings, wooden floors, a fireplace and custom mosaic tiling throughout. The gourmet chef’s kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, a beautifully tiled center island, and wooden cabinetry. Additional posh amenities include a spacious home theater, two beachfront balconies, a heated pool, and a large living room with elongated sliding glass doors leading to the backyard and patio.


              Catch Leo DiCaprio’s $23 Million Malibu Beachfront if You Can!

              Posted by Vanessa  |  November 6, 2012  |  12:28 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

              Leonardo DiCaprio

              Malibu, CA

              Most Known For

              Award-winning actor, film producer and American heartthrob

              Home Stats

              Three house, 2,633 square-foot beachfront compound with a total of 7 bedrooms and 6 bath



              In the wake of a recent break up from Victoria Secret model girlfriend Erin Heatherton, Leonardo DiCaprio is also now officially “departing” from his seven bedroom, six bath Malibu beachfront home. Today, the hunky actor listed the property for a whopping $23 million.

              We thought DiCaprio would “never let go” of his Cape Cod inspired home as he listed it for lease with a $150,000 price tag earlier this summer. Now that we’re caught in limbo between the end of California’s Indian Summer and the beginning of Fall, the beachfront is seeking a new buyer in hopes of catching one before next year’s summer months.

              Purchased on October 9, 2002 for $6 million, the unique property is made up of three separate houses sitting on one coveted, 2,633 square-foot lot. A four-bedroom main house sits on the stunning Malibu ocean-front, and a two-bedroom detached guest house and third detached loft with gym, media room, seventh bedroom and office area follow behind. Completely renovated from head to toe, this unique home also includes private parking, maid quarters, gardens, lawns and private beach entry making it one luxurious beachfront compound.

              Katie Bentzen of Arete Estates in Malibu is the listing agent. Images via the MLS.

                Former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel Sells Malibu Home for $37M to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 26, 2012  |  9:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Larry Ellison

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                CEO of Oracle and avid collector of exceptional personal properties across the globe.

                Home Stats

                nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 10,317 square feet of living space that stretches along 151 feet of beach frontage



                Talk about a high tech, high dollar deal! Former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel has sold his compound on Malibu’s Carbon Beach for $37M to none other than Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who has been dubbed “The Nation’s Most Avid Trophy-Home Buyer.” This real estate transaction between Semel and Ellison is strictly a B2B deal. No, we don’t mean business-to-business. We’re talking about billionaire-to-billionaire here!

                Malibu’s Carbon Beach has been dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach,” and Ellison already owns numerous properties along that strip of sand. Perhaps he only lives on streets named exclusively for billionaires, because his primary residence in San Francisco sits on “Billionaire’s Row” in Pacific Heights.

                The seller, Terry Semel, was at the helm of Yahoo! from 2001-2007 and made quite the nice stash of cash from the gig. Since leaving Silicon Valley behind, Semel has resided in Los Angeles and has gobbled up some exceptional real estate in the area. Just last year, Semel and wife Jane listed and sold their swank Beverly Hills mansion.

                The Malibu home that just transferred hands from Semel to Ellison sits on a three-quarter-acre lot includes three structures, creating a compound just steps from the sand. The main house is entered through a three-story skylit rotunda. Aside from the main home, there is also a two-story guesthouse for a total of nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 10,317 square feet of living space that stretches along 151 feet of beach frontage.

                We’re not surprised to hear Ellison was the buyer in this big deal. Since becoming one of the biggest earners in America while at the helm of Oracle, Ellison has spent hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring incredible properties across the globe. Ellison’s known property roster includes five adjacent lots in Malibu, a Newport, R.I., mansion formerly owned by the Astor family; a historic garden property in Kyoto and an estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with a private, 19-hole golf course. He’s currently adding a Lake Tahoe compound to that incredible line-up and is rumored to be on a buying spree in his native San Francisco.

                  Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Price Chop Buddhist Beach Estate By $5M

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 25, 2012  |  5:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                  Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell

                  Malibu, CA

                  Most Known For

                  The longtime unmarried duo have had decades-long careers and strings of hit movies between the two of them

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, guest house, beachfront



                  Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are having a heck of a time selling their longtime Malibu estate. Described as a “Bali-influenced contemporary hideaway,” the estate sits on the big-money stretch of Malibu sand called Broad Beach.

                  For many years, Goldie and Kurt have put this Malibu beach house on the summer rental market with an asking price of $95,000 per month. In the summer of 2011, the longtime duo  not only lowered their monthly asking price to $80,000 per month, they also placed the beachfront property on the open market with an asking price of $14,749,000. Two scorching summers and many months passed and no buyer stepped up to the plate.

                  Now, they are resorting to drastic measures – price chopping nearly $5 million clams off the asking price. Are they going Overboard, or is this a shrewd and savvy real estate move?

                  At the new, lower price, the home’s real estate agent says this home is “simply the best priced home on the beach!” The exotic and inviting residence was extensively redesigned  to offer tranquil light-filled living spaces, a spacious ocean-view designer kitchen, an integrated entertainment system that includes a Creston media room, and peaceful bedroom retreats that open to balconies and courtyards.

                  The luxurious oceanfront master suite has awe-inspiring views and a spa-inspired bath area with onyx surfaces. The expansive grounds feature tranquil fountains, lush mature landscaping for added privacy, an grand oceanfront patio with covered outdoor living room and fireplace, and a grass covered fenced yard with a path across the sandy dunes. It’s quite the spread for a beachfront property on this stretch of sand. The property also features a detached 2-room guest house with full bath. As parking is hard to come by in Malibu, this estate naturally features a 3-car garage.

                  Property records show the unmarried duo of 29 years picked up the Malibu beach estate sometime in the late 1980’s for an undisclosed sum of cash.

                  Hawn and Russell own quite a few other residences, including a 5,057 square-foot-house in Pacific Palisades purchased in August 2004 for $4,124,591. They also own in Snowmass, CO, a waterfront estate outside of Toronto and a Midtown Manhattan penthouse.


                    The Ultimate Summer Destination Home

                    Posted by Matt  |  July 5, 2012  |  4:33 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                    Home Stats

                    16 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 3 greenhouses



                    Summer is upon us and it’s a great time of year to be living the luxury lifestyle. If you are looking for a waterfront compound full of history and posh living quarters, look no further than Newport, Rhode Island. Known for being the location for some of the “Summer White Houses” during the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, Newport, Rhode Island is a well-known New England summer resort town and is famous for its Newport Mansions. One of these mansions, called Fairholme, is “a dazzling historic oceanfront estate, superbly sited on 4.3 acres of Newport’s legendary Gilded Age coastline with 425′ of ocean frontage.”

                    Fairholme is a large waterfront compound that includes a six bedroom carriage house, three interconnected greenhouses, a swimming pool with luxurious cabana pavilion and a manicured outdoor living area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The main house, which is a Tudor revival masterpiece, was designed by Frank Furness and originally built in 1875.

                    This well-constructed gem has over 20,000 square feet of living space, with richly textured surfaces, silk covered walls, molded plasterwork and 8 fireplaces, as well as a library, salon and grand ballroom that can seat up to 120 people for dinner.

                    Upstairs the same attention to detail and comfort is everywhere to be seen in the 2 master bedroom suites and the 9 guest bedrooms. Additionally there are 7 staff bedrooms and 5 large storage rooms located within the staff wing. The second floor is divided into two generous oceanfront master suites, both with private, substantially sized ocean-facing stone terraces, bedrooms, bathrooms, fireplaces, dressing rooms, and custom designed walk-in closets.

                    Outside on the grounds, prepare to fully unwind and enjoy the summer weather. One highlight is a stunning, fully tiled, infinity edge swimming pool. Adjacent to the pool are two heated marble cabanas, both with full bathrooms and heated floors, a covered veranda, a bar, and an extensive sound system, creating an unmatched setting for entertaining.

                    To the north of the greenhouses is a 4000+ square foot carriage house with three staff apartments. The garage can accommodate 5 cars; additional features of the building include a gym, an estate office, a staff restroom, a maintenance shop, 2 additional storage rooms and laundry facilities.

                    Fairholme is simply a special place, and one can almost feel the history amid all the luxury. With a bit of imagination, it’s easy to sense that former guests of the home, such as the Vanderbilts, the Astors or even Jack Kennedy are still there.



                      Larry Ellison Buys Hawaiian Island But Epic Properties Remain

                      Posted by Matt  |  June 21, 2012  |  3:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                      Home Stats

                      Depends on the home you want to build here



                      The news just broke that high-flying Oracle CEO Larry Ellison purchased 98% of the island of Lanai – the 6th largest of 8 Hawaiian islands – for more than $500 million. Lanai is 18 miles at its widest and totals 140.5 square miles, with approximately 3,000 residents, but features only one town, Lanai City.

                      Ellison, meanwhile is one of the most wealthy people in the world, with Forbes listing his net worth at a cool $36 billion. Some of Ellison’s other expensive purchases include a 23-acre Japanese-style estate in Woodside which set him back $200 million and a $194 million yacht, not to mention the $80 million he spent on yacht racing over a recent three year period.

                      So what about the mere millionaires among us? Well, you too can own some incredible properties that feature large amounts of land and access to the water, without all the headaches and expense of owning and operating an entire island.

                      For example, there’s this stunning $15 million dollar property in beautiful Santa Barbara (any city with two bars in the name must be great), that features 16.5 acres of secluded beachfront property, and is just minutes from downtown.

                      Or maybe you want to be closer to the action of Los Angeles? If that’s the case, this $18.9 million dollar ocean front beauty is available in the exclusive town of Malibu.

                      With either choice, you will be master of your own domain, if not master of your own island. It’s hard being a millionaire.