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.

      Rocker John Fogerty Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $18.6 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  9:05 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      John Fogerty

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker and solo artist

      Home Stats

      9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 16,000 square feet, pool

      Price

      $18,600,000

      Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker John Fogerty just sold his massive Beverly Hills estate for $18.6 million!

      The home popped up as an off-market ‘pocket listing’ with a $23 million price tag in July 2013.

      Nearly 9 months later, a buyer swooped in and made an offer significantly under asking, and the deal closed on March 21, 2014. While Fogerty didn’t exactly sell it for a song, it was $4.4 less than what he’d hope to sell it for.

      Purchased by the “Proud Mary” rocker on November 20, 2002 for $2,900,000, the home at 2553 Summitridge Dr. had 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 13,476 square feet at the time he bought it. 10 years later, the home has undergone some extensive renovations that added an additional 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,500 square feet to the residence.

      Now, the home sits on 3 meticulously landscaped acres and features a gated entrance and circular motor court with fountain leading to the garage motor court. Inside,  16,000 square feet of living space includes 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with fireplace, double-barrel vaulted main hallway, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with wine room, gourmet kitchen, 2-story family room with fireplace, wood paneled library with fireplace, home theater, 2nd floor lounge with wet bar, 4+ car garage and more.

      Outside, the property has an incredible entertainer’s yard with a covered loggia with fireplace, mosaic-tiled swimming pool with spa, expansive patio, children’s playground and outdoor dining and cooking areas. There is also a separate guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen.

      Fogerty has since moved on to a 7 bedroom, 13,053 square foot estate in Thousand Oaks, CA that he purchased for $9 million in May 2013.

      Images of his just-sold mansion via Fogerty’s listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency.

        Buy Jennifer Aniston’s Former Beverly Hills Rental For $9.9 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  February 27, 2014  |  2:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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        Jennifer Aniston's Rental Home

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        A long, beloved run as Rachel on Friends and a breakout star in feature films

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 6,249 square feet, Hal Levitt-designed exteriors, pool

        Price

        $9,900,000

        For $9.9 million, you can own the Beverly Hills home that Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux shacked up in for a year and a half while they renovated their $21 million-dollar home in nearby Bel Air.

        Aniston and then-boyfriend Justin Theroux moved into the super-swanky Asian Zen rental in May 2012, while they waited out the extensive (and costly) renovations on the Bel Air home Jen bought in January 2012.

        When Jen and Justin signed the lease, the home was for-sale for $11,500,000, and Aniston scooped up the temporary digs as a $40,000 a month rental. Jen and Justin recently moved into their freshly-completed home and now this Asian contemporary home is back on the market with a lower $9.9 million price tag.

        The home has 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and clocks in at about 6,500 square-feet. Hal Levitt-designed exteriors have been masterfully updated as part of a meticulous renovation – perfect for a modern architecture buff like Aniston.

        The home not only looks sleek and modern, it’s actually built and wired with the latest RTI Smart Home technology and comes complete with a state-of-the-art home theater/entertainment system.  The dramatic entryway is honed basalt and suspended above cascading water features, and leads to an impressive hand-carved front door. Interiors and exteriors offer the best of California living, including ocean and city views, an entertainer-friendly layout with Lynx outdoor cooking area, a stunning zero-edge pool and spa.

        Interiors include a stone-lined temperature controlled wine room, a bar with custom cabinetry, walnut shelving and LED glass lighting installation. A Bulthaup kitchen features a stunning “Monobloc” stainless steel island, floating appliance cubes, warm bronze and striped walnut cabinetry, and appliances by Miele and Leibherr. The master suite comes complete with custom walnut closets, his-and-hers baths featuring book-matched Calcutta Borghini marble, Ann Sacks tiles, heated flooring, steam shower, and private outdoor shower.

        Wes Earley of John Aaroe Group represents the listing.

         

          Barry Bonds Strikes Out At Lucky $25 Million, Price Chops Beverly Hills Home By $1.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  December 5, 2013  |  12:12 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

          Barry Bonds

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

          Home Stats

          1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

          Price

          $23,500,000

          Retired San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has just slashed the price of his Beverly Hills mansion by $1.5 million.

          When Bonds listed the incredible estate for $25 million dollars 11 months ago, he had his eye on that $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.

          Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse.

          Now listed for a lower, but equally impressive $23.5 million, Bond’s estate seeks a buyer who wants to live in a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles. Fully renovated, attention to detail is apparent throughout, from the 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, to the gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals and the usage of Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.

          Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.

          Images via The Agency, which holds the listing.

            Report: Charlie Sheen Selling The Home He Bought For Estranged Ex-Wife Brooke Mueller

            Posted by Cristin  |  November 13, 2013  |  8:09 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Charlie Sheen

            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Actor, with a long string of hits and a volatile personal life

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,625 square feet, pool, gated

            Price

            $4,800,000

            Amid a nasty (and we mean NASTY) custody battle, TMZ is reporting that Charlie Sheen is trying to quickly sell the Beverly Hills mansion he bought as a primary residence for his ex-wife Brooke Mueller and their twin boys, Bob and Max.

            Located just around the corner from his mansion in the gated, upscale neighborhood of Mulholland Estates, Brooke’s 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,625 square foot home was purchased by Sheen on October 23, 2012 from billionaire Tom Gores for $4,800,000. According to TMZ’s report, Sheen wants to sell the home quickly and for exactly what he paid for it, because terms of his divorce from Mueller specify that any profit made on the residence must be split evenly. So if he sells for zero profit, he owes her nothing.

            Isn’t love grand?

            The home is a total stunner, especially at that $4.8M price point – it’s Spanish-style villa on expansive, private grounds. The home centers around a formal living room that then opens to a library/den, dining room, theater, gourmet kitchen and family room. Brooke’s master suite has a separate sitting room, dual fireplaces and multiple walk-in closets. Outside, the spacious backyard has a large pool/spa and built-in bbq.

            When everything was amicable between Charlie and Brooke, this home was the perfect spot for her and the boys to live – because Dad was just around the corner. Charlie actually owns two more mansions in Mulholland Estates – a 6 bed, 9 bath home he paid $6,999,999 for on March 31, 2011 and a 5 bed, 7 bath estate he picked up on April 28, 2006 for $7,200,000.

            While Charlie’s not with his real estate agent, it’s likely he’s with his lawyer. He and Brooke’s heated custody battle rages on.

            Images via the MLS.

             

             

            Material Girl Madonna Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $20 Million!

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 24, 2013  |  11:53 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Madonna

            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Her Madgesty, a timeless pop icon

            Home Stats

            9 bedrooms, 17,000 square feet, resort-size pool, 2 guest houses

            Price

            $20,000,000

            Her Madgesty has sold her massive castle in Beverly Hills!

            Madonna, the Queen of Pop, who publicly listed her Beverly  Hills estate for $22.5 million in January 2013, has snagged a mystery buyer who paid a reported $20 million.

            Before it came (and lingered on the market), Madonna’s posh pad had long been rumored to be a “pocket listing”–not officially on the MLS, but still for sale–for $28 million, but since the price wasn’t in ‘Vogue’ with buyers, Madonna was forced to try the public market at a lower price.

            After about 10 months on the market, Madonna has finally sold for $20 million – a nice profit of $8 million dollars more than the $12 million she paid in June 2003, when she bought the home from actress Sela Ward. ‘Take a Bow,’ Madonna – nice work!

            The whole time the home was on the market, only a single image showing the home’s ‘Borderline’ was available, so we never got to peep the interiors. We do know Madonna’s just-sold property starts with a 500-foot, gated, tree-lined drive that leads to an acre and a quarter of lushly landscaped grounds, offering total privacy for residents to ‘express themselves.’

            The recently remodeled house has all the finest details and amenities: nine bedrooms, two living/reception rooms, a two-story dining room, junior dining room, large kitchen with breakfast room/den, and a full size screening room and theater. As if that weren’t enough space to ‘Cherish,’ the property also has two offices, assistants offices, a gym, staff rooms, two guest houses, a north/south tennis court, and a resort-size pool. No detail was overlooked and no expense spared in maintaining the house meticulously. It’s clear, by taking one look at her former home, that Madonna is a ‘Material Girl.’

            Madonna is no property ‘Virgin,’ as she also has homes in New York and London.

              Jessica Simpson Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $6.4 Million!

              Posted by Cristin  |  October 15, 2013  |  8:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Jessica Simpson

              Beverly Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Former pop star and reality TV newlywed who reinvented herself as a fashion mogul and mommy

              Price

              $6,400,000

              Months after decamping to the $11 million dollar Hidden Hills mansion she bought from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Jessica Simpson has finally sold her former home in Beverly Hills for $6.4 million.

              Listed by the former reality TV “Newlywed,” turned billion-dollar fashion designer for $7,995,000 in May 2013, the home finally found a buyer for about $1.5 million less than asking price. It’s still a tidy profit from the $5,275,000 she originally paid in December 2005.  Simpson purchased the 5-bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,500 square-foot estate right after she announced to the world that she and husband Nick Lachey were divorcing.

              Simpson’s, fiance Eric Johnson and baby girl Maxwell had been living as one happy family in the home for the past few years, but with the new addition of a new baby boy, Ace Knute, the family of four was ready to sell the estate off and nest in their new Hidden Hills home.

              Built in 1991, the custom home is evocative of the stylish real estate found in the Hamptons and is located in one of the most private, guarded celebrity enclaves. Simpson tapped celebrity decorator Rachel Ashwell to do the home up in her trademark “Shabby Chic” style.

              The property is walled and gated, with a stone courtyard that leads to a koi pond. Inside, high ceilings punctuate the formal living room and dining room. A family-friendly, restaurant-style gourmet kitchen leads to the breakfast room then out to the stone courtyard. The media/family room opens out to the serene, private and secure park-like grounds and swimming pool.

              The home also has quite the Hollywood pedigree. Prior to Simpson and her family living here, Paul Hogan, Tom and Kathy Freston, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rick Yorn all called this gorgeous Beverly Hills property home.

                After 2 Years As A Pocket Listing, Courteney Cox and David Arquette Officially List Home For $19.5 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 17, 2013  |  6:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                Courteney Cox & David Arquette

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Former couple; She's most known as Monica on Friends, he's part of a large Hollywood family and has a few acting hits under his belt

                Home Stats

                5,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms (plus maids quarters), 5.5 bathrooms, swimming pool

                Price

                $19,500,000

                After spending two years unofficially on the market following their seemingly amicable divorce, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have finally officially listed their stunning A. Quincy Jones-designed Beverly Hills estate for $19,500,000.

                First unearthed by The Real Estalker and confirmed by property records, the Wallace Ridge estate is nestled in the uber-private and high-priced gated Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. In June 2004, in their happily married days, Cox and Arquette purchased the trophy property for $5,450,000. They had the single-story home completely restored by renowned architect Cory Buckner in 2006.

                Now that they’re kaput and officially divorced, the former spouses are giving the heave-ho to an approximately 5,500 square foot home on one level, with 4 bedrooms (plus maids rooms), 5.5 bathrooms, detached office and uniquely gorgeous circular swimming pool.

                Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.

                Images via the MLS.

                  Talk Show Host Leeza Gibbons Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $6.9 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 4, 2013  |  4:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                  Leeza Gibbons

                  Beverly Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Emmy award-winning talk show host

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,333 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $6,900,000

                  Talk show host Leeza Gibbons has just put a “sold” sign outside her stunning Beverly Hills home. Built in 2007 and purchased by Gibbons for $6.6 million in 2010, property records show that Leeza has just netted herself $300k on the sale when the deal closed. The home was first listed in 2011, just a mere year after it was originally purchased by Gibbons. She and her soon-to-be-fourth-husband intended to flip the home for a minor profit, but the home never sold.

                  Fast forward to the booming housing market of Summer 2013 and Gibbons finally found her buyer.

                  Located just around the corner from David and Victoria Beckham, the two-story gated Beverly Hills estate is located north of Sunset and features 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a screening room and two first floor bonus rooms. Almost every room in the home opens to a well-landscaped backyard with outdoor living and entertaining area.

                  Images via the MLS.

                    Bruce Willis Chops $2 Million Off Asking Price of Beverly Hills Hacienda

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 27, 2013  |  8:13 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Bruce Willis

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

                    Home Stats

                    11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool

                    Price

                    $19,995,000

                    In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis is having a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis just chopped $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda.

                    Willis slashed the price of the home in hopes that a lower price can get the deal done and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

                    Property records we peeped show that Willis paid $9 million for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

                    The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of flat land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hillsand has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space that also includes a state-of-the-art screening room, his & hers bathrooms and two staff rooms. Outside, a large pool, tennis courts and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.

                    Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland is the listing agent.