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



    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: , , , , , , , , , ,


      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



      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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      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



      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: , , , , , , , ,


        Jessica Simpson

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

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



        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



          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: , , , , ,


            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



            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



              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.

                Eriq La Salle Sells Hilltop Mansion For $6 Million – A $4.3 Million PROFIT

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2013  |  7:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Eriq La Salle

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                TV star who with a long run on hit show, ER

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, views, pool, guesthouse

                Eriq La Salle — best known to most of the world as Dr. Peter Benton on the hit TV Show “ER,” just banked some cash money on the sale of his longtime estate in Los Angeles. La Salle bought the Beverly Hills home at 1460 Laurel Way back in 1988, the same year he appeared in the Eddie Murphy movie “Coming to America,” for a mere $1.7 million, and he just closed on a deal to sell it to an unnamed buyer for $6 million.

                He had originally asked an ambitious $7,950,000 when listed the home in January 2013. He eventually had to drop the price to $6,495,000 before he eventually snagged a buyer for $6 million even.

                According to TMZ and sources close to the deal, Eriq is selling because he wants to downsize and doesn’t need a giant crib anymore.

                The Tuscan-style home was entirely overhauled by La Salle in 2006 and has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,000 square feet, incredible 180-degree views, a pool, spa, and full guest house.

                Inside, open living spaces feature a copper fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet chef’s eat-in kitchen, temperature controlled wine cellar, weight room, impressive wood paneled office, and floor-to-ceiling retractable walls of glass that create a seamless indoor/outdoor entertainer’s paradise. A Moroccan-inspired master suite takes up the entire top floor and includes a spa-like bathroom and adjacent lounging area. A 400-square-foot, private rooftop deck–with outdoor shower and hot tub–completes this remarkable property.


                  Rocker John Fogerty ‘Unofficially’ Lists Beverly Hills Mansion For $23 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 26, 2013  |  11:22 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



                  Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker John Fogerty has ‘unofficially’ listed his massive Beverly Hills estate for $23 million. Marketed at as an off-market listing, Fogerty’s estate is for-sale, but it’s flying under-the-radar by staying off the open market as a pocket listing.

                  A home this spectacular with that high of a price tag is hard to ignore, and Fogerty hopes qualified buyers will also take notice of his for-sale Tuscan mansion.

                  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 gorgeous 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.

                  Images via Fogerty’s listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency

                    Cher Buys Beverly Hills Home For $2.1 Million!

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 16, 2013  |  10:12 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,



                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    1/2 of the famous duo "Sonny and Cher," Goddess of Pop

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,089 square feet, gated



                    Pop diva Cher has just purchased a brand new home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area of Los Angeles! Property records show that Cher paid $2,145,355 for the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,089 upgraded two-story home at the end of a private drive. The home officially became hers on July 9, 2013.

                    Cher has been keeping her real estate agent busy this year. She recently sold her condo at the Sierra Towers in Hollywood for $5.25 million, she’s rumored to have sold her clifftop Malibu trophy estate to Jay-Z and Beyonce for $45 million, and the home she owned in Venice also recently sold for $1.95 million. The Venice home was owned by Cher via a trust, but insiders say her son Elijah Blue Allman lived there. This new purchase is rumored to be Elijah’s new home, but mom Cher is now without centrally-located Los Angeles residence too, so this could very well be the new home the over-the-top diva downsized to.

                    Whomever will call this place home will be living in a storybook home nestled into a canyon. Private, gated and secure, the home has an eat-in kitchen, a giant master suite with serene canyon views and two fireplaces, soaring wood-beamed ceilings and a large sitting area. The property’s 25,000 square feet of land includes a patio off the living room, side courtyard off the kitchen, enormous private deck off the master bath, beautiful backyard with grassy area, cascading waterfall and meditation space.

                    Like many homes in Beverly Hills, this home has a celebrity pedigree. It was once owned by “Married With Children” actor Ed O’Neill, who sold it in June 2007 for $1.7 million.

                    Amy Byer of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented the seller and Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland was Cher’s agent.

                    Images via the MLS.