Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Custom LA Estate For $50 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  1:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


    Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

    Brentwood, CA

    Most Known For

    Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,890 square feet, pool, moat, gated



    Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen just made an stunning offseason move – they listed their incredible custom-built Los Angeles estate for $50,000,000!, as first reported by TMZ.

    The genetically-gifted duo spent years waiting out the completion of this custom estate, making it’s ‘for-sale’ status a bit shocking. They unveiled the home’s beautiful interiors in the October 2013 issue of Architectural Digest and Tom said, “We built this house as a sanctuary for our family—a place where we can enjoy being together.”

    While Brady is based in New England for much of the year, Gisele’s work takes her to Los Angeles frequently, and many assumed that the two would settle in this estate when Brady retired from football and awaited his Hall of Fame appointment.

    Alas, that won’t be happening.

    While we can’t know for sure why they’re selling, we can assume that the sale of the estate is a money-making move by the multi-millionaire couple, who picked up the vacant lot for $11,750,000 in August 2008 and sunk millions into its construction, which was completed in 2011.

    Tom and Gisele’s for-sale estate is undeniably incredible Richard Landry-designed European country estate on almost 4 acres. The French Chataeu-style home is covered in imported limestone, and every single element of the design and materials are top-notch.

    Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views, the home has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms spread out over 13,890 square feet, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways.

    Despite selling this home, they won’t be without adequate shelter. In October 2013, Tom and Gisele spent $14 million on a chic NYC condo, and they’re also building a comparable estate in the Boston area.

    Kurt Rappaport and and Stephan Shapiro of the Westside Agency are representing the listing.

    Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest’s October 2013 issue.

      Ricki Lake Just Sold The Brentwood Home She Bought From Courteney Cox For $8.45 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  February 12, 2014  |  9:20 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Ricki Lake Sells Courteney Cox's Former Home

      Brentwood, CA

      Most Known For

      Actress, Emmy-winning daytime chat show hostess, and Dancing with the Stars alum

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,226 square feet, pool, lush grounds



      Daytime talking head Ricki Lake just sold her longtime Los Angeles estate at 230 N Carmelina Ave for $8,450,000!

      Property records show that Lake purchased the 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 5,226 square foot home on October 23, 2002 from famous “Friend” Courteney Cox for $5,600,000.

      After living there for more than a decade, Lake listed it in July 2013 for $8,750,000, and it sold on January 24, 2014.

      Nestled in a primo location in the heart of affluent Brentwood, the mini-estate has a roster of A-list Hollywood neighbors that includes Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington, Lindsay Buckingham, Tobey Maguire and Betty White.

      In addition to the famous faces living nearby, the home had a lot to offer the unknown buyer. Upon entering the house, an extraordinary great room with soaring wood-beamed ceilings and french doors gives way to an adjacent dining room and formal living room, all with perfect flow, one to the next. Upstairs, Lake’s former master bedroom suite has two fireplaces, a sitting area and radiant heated floors in the master bathroom.

      The backyard goes beyond the ordinary, with a lush and private garden and an oversized outdoor covered living room next to a swimming pool and spa.



        Rumor ALERT: Retired Football Star Michael Strahan Reportedly Buys Brentwood Mansion

        Posted by Korina  |  December 30, 2013  |  12:03 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


        Michael Strahan

        Brentwood, Los Angeles

        Most Known For

        Retired NFL player, TV co-host

        Home Stats

        9 bed, 14 bath, 15,600 sq ft



        Michael Strahan is no stranger when it comes to high-end real estate. In October we reported that he relisted his TriBeCa loft for $2.25 million. And, in July we told you that he sold his Bel Air home for a $3M profit in an off-market deal. Now, rumor has it (thanks to our friend at Real Estalker) that the retired football star and co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael, quietly purchased  a gorgeous $16 million mansion in Brentwood.

        The 15,600 sq ft. home was built in 2013 and boasts 3 levels with 9 bedrooms and 14 baths and state of the art technology. The mansion has soaring ceilings and is equipped with the typical mansion-type amenities like a 59-foot long swimming pool and inset spa, home theater, gym, game room, wine cellar with full bar (cheers!) and an elevator so you can easily get to each level. Each master bath has its own walk-in closet and while you are lounging in the master wing you can enjoy a romantic fireplace.

        When you step outside you are greeted with a lovely covered pool-side cabana with a grilling area to make any pool party epic.

        We’ll have to wait and see if the rumor is shakes out, but it looks like 2014 is going to be another good year for Mr. Strahan.

        Images via MLS

          Poppy Montgomery Buys New Home For $3.6 Million After Losing $250K On Former Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 7, 2013  |  12:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


          Poppy Montgomery

          Brentwood, CA

          Most Known For

          Montgomery played FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009 and currently stars in the police drama Unforgettable



          Actress Poppy Montgomery has just dropped $3.6 million on a brand new home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles!

          The purchase comes on the heels of a $250,000 loss on the sale of her former home in Pacific Palisades, which she sold on April 16, 2013 for $2,881,500. She originally paid $3,133,530 for the home in January 2005.

          Montgomery lost some real money on the sale of her former home before she swooped up a new, even more expensive home, but it’s not likely that she’s hurting for funds. The Australian-born actress is best known for playing FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009 and for her latest role as Det. Carrie Wells on the CBS police drama Unforgettable

          Montgomery gave birth to a baby girl named Violet in April 2013, just days after she sold her Pacific Palisades home.

          With a new baby joining her family, Montgomery has put the loss behind her and has moved on to a stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3,089 square foot Spanish-style hacienda with mesmerizing views of the private vineyard and hills beyond.

          Inside, a dramatic and glamorously chic great room with vaulted beamed ceilings and a large fireplace is the heart of the home. The adjacent kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and a large center island. Down the hall, two bedrooms and a library and an office complete the main floor. Upstairs, the private master has a fireplace, tree top views and a spa-like bath.

          Outside, the home has partially-covered verandas, a lap pool and terraced lawns.

          Property records show the deal was finalized on October 31, 2013. Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker-Brentwood represented the sellers and Clifford Rowe of Teles Properties, Inc was Montgomery’s agent.

          Images via the MLS.



            Ricki Lake Selling The Los Angeles Home She Bought From Courtney Cox

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 1, 2013  |  8:43 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Ricki Lake

            Brentwood, CA

            Most Known For

            Actress, Emmy-winning daytime chat show hostess, and Dancing with the Stars alum

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,226 square feet, pool, lush grounds



            Daytime talking head Ricki Lake is selling her longtime Los Angeles estate at 230 N Carmelina Ave for $8,750,000. Property records show that Lake purchased the 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 5,226 square foot home on October 23, 2002 from Courteney Cox for $5,600,000. The for-sale listing was first unearthed by The Real Estalker, who also points out that Lake’s mini-estate in affluent Brentwood has neighbors that include Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington, Lindsay Buckingham, Tobey Maguire and Betty White.

            Now for sale after more than a decade, Lake’s gated home is luxurious, inside and out. An extraordinary great room has soaring wood-beamed ceilings and french doors. Complimenting the great room is the adjacent dining room and formal living room, all with perfect flow, one to the next. Lake’s master bedroom suite comes complete with two fireplaces, sitting area and radiant heated floors in the master bathroom.

            The backyard is a lush and private garden with an oversized outdoor covered living room and a refreshing swimming pool and spa.

            David Findley of Partner’s Trust Real Estate is the listing agent.

            Images via the MLS.

              Billy Bob Thorton Downsizes, Sells in Beverly Hills for $8 Million and Buys in Brentwood for $2.7 Million!

              Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2013  |  4:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


              Billy Bob Thorton

              Brentwood, CA

              Most Known For

              Actor, screenwriter, director and musician; once married to Angelina Jolie

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,818 square feet, pool



              Billy Bob Thornton is downsizing!  According to public records, the aging actor sold his Beverly Hills estate on North Roxbury Drive on December 31, 2012 for $8,000,000. The estate, once shared with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, was massive – with nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 11,012 square feet.

              Thorton’s new home officially became his on February 1, 2013, and is a more modest 2,818 square feet. Purchased for $2,700,000, the home has just five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Nestled in the Mandeville Canyon area of Brentwood, Thorton’s new home is a perfect Country Traditional that was seamlessly remodeled and expanded to create a two-story secluded retreat on a gated, flat lot. The living room has a fireplace, as does the open country dining/family room. Continuous French doors open to spectacular professionally-designed garden great room with a dry stacked stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen and salt water pool with solar heater.

              Inside, a gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, Carrera marble counters, walk-in pantry, and large eat-in banquette breakfast room. Downstairs, the home has four bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, and a maid’s suite off the kitchen.

              Upstairs, Thorton’s master suite has an adjacent office/den/gym/nursery and private balcony.

              This is quite the family-friendly estate for a man not always known as the most domestic man in Hollywood. Married and divorced five times, most notably to Angelina Jolie, Thorton has said that he believes marriage “doesn’t work” for him. Since 2003, Thornton has been in a relationship with makeup effects crew member Connie Angland, with whom he has a daughter, Bella.

              Think Thorton and his family are slumming it in this newer, much smaller home? Not quite. The star still owns a home in Malibu that he paid $2,350,000 for in 2007.




                Golf Legend Fred Couples Buys Pristine Brentwood Mansion

                Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2012  |  10:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                Fred Couples

                Brentwood, CA

                Most Known For

                Golf legend who won the 1992 Masters Tournament and the 2011 Senior Players Championship

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,661 square feet, pool



                Golf legend Fred Couples has a new clubhouse!  After years of residing in La Quinta, CA, Couples has purchased a stunning, Spanish Colonial revival home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. According to public records, Couples paid $4,557,000 on April 4, 2012 for a four-bedroom, four and a half bathroom, 5,661 square foot home.

                The estate is set behind gates on picturesque South Carmelina Ave. Beautifully designed and crafted, the property features gorgeous gardens, beau detailing and top-notch finishes throughout. All spaces flow seamlessly together and to the outdoors for the ideal California lifestyle. Gas lanterns and a private courtyard entry way lead to the gracious foyer with a sweeping staircase, a step-down living room, formal dining room and inviting library. A fabulous cook’s kitchen and family room opens through French doors to the loggia, outdoor living room with fireplace, sparkling pool, spa and detached poolside guesthouse. The home was originally designed as a five-bedroom home with maid’s quarters, but it is currently being used as a three-bedroom with an oversized laundry room, upstairs family room and vast his & hers master closets.

                In November 2011, Couples listed his 5,173 square-foot, four-bedroom, five-bathroom home in La Quinta for $4,195,000. That home is now off the market.


                  Julia Ormand Lists Romantic Brentwood Home

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 22, 2012  |  10:31 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

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                  Julia Ormand

                  Brentwood, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Famous for reprising Audrey Hepburn's role in the remake of "Sabrina"; re-emerged in the recent film "My Week with Marilyn."

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,842 square feet



                  English actress Julia Ormond has just listed her rather romantic Brentwood home for $2,795,000. Deemed “extremely special,” the extensively remodeled 1928 Spanish home is filled with romance and charm in a beautiful tree-filled canyon setting in the flats of Brentwood. The home is situated on a quiet country lane, which is perhaps reminiscent of Ormand’s home in Surrey, England.

                  The property itself has great authenticity and detailing throughout, as well as an exceptional floor plan. Perfect for Los Angeles living, this home has wonderful indoor/outdoor lifestyle amenities and gorgeous gardens. A gated courtyard leads to large-scaled formal living room with fireplace, sun-filled formal dining room and a fabulous eat-in cook’s kitchen and adjacent family room with beamed ceiling.

                  Set amidst towering trees is a lovely patio with outdoor fireplace and yard. Inside, there are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, including the master bedroom, which has a balcony, remodeled bath and fireplace. There is also an office, which opens to a large outdoor terrace that overlooks the canyon.

                  David Offer holds the listing.

                    Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Leasing Out Leafy Brentwood Estate

                    Posted by Cristin  |  February 13, 2012  |  11:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

                    Naomi Watts

                    Brentwood, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Rock solid Hollywood pair with incredible acting careers

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,410 square feet


                    $20,000 a month

                    Naomi Watts is on fire right now. Currently in Australia filming “The Grandmothers” with Robin Wright Penn, it was just announced that Naomi will play Princess Diana in the forthcoming biopic “Caught in Flight.” Humbled by the role, Watts said, ”it is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role. Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.”

                    When she’s not busy filming and gushing about landing covetable roles, Watts and longtime love Liev Shreiber find time to make major luxury real estate deals. The duo just picked up a $3.95M loft in NYC’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Their latest move is placing their Brentwood mansion on the rental market for $20,000 a month. The rumor around town is that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were the latest tenants. Orlando and Kerr own in Los Angeles, but it was reported that they fled their home for something more private after being the victims of the “Bling Ring” of thefts that swept Hollywood from 2008-2009.

                    If the rumors are true, Miranda, Orlando and baby Flynn must be on to something new, because Watts’ and Shreiber’s extraordinary fully furnished lease becomes available on March 1st. The home is a warm, ivy covered retreat reminiscent of a contemporary villa in Provence. Tucked away behind gates at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Helenas, one of Brentwood’s most romantic and coveted locations, the estate has lovely views and a true resort-like feel.

                    Distinctive architecture, rich materials/detailing and great sense of space and light can be found throughout. A charming courtyard entry leads to a formal living room, dining room, media room/den and an open kitchen/family room with breakfast area. All the home’s important rooms open through French doors to patios, a trellis covered outdoor living room, grassy yard, pool and gorgeous gardens. A fabulous master suite features a separate office, soaring ceilings, remodeled bathroom, balcony and views. The property is rounded out by two additional bedrooms in the main home and a 2-story guesthouse and gym.

                    David Offer is the listing agent for this lease

                      Actress and Director Christine Lahti “Hope”-ing to Sell $6.35M Hamptons-Style LA Home

                      Posted by Cristin  |  January 30, 2012  |  1:26 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                      Christine Lahti

                      Los Angeles, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actress who was famously in the restroom when she won her Golden Globe (Best Actress - TV Drama) for Chicago Hope in 1998

                      Home Stats

                      5+ bedrooms on 1/3 acre near Brentwood Park



                      Christine Lahti, who famously won the 1998 “Best Actress for a TV Drama” Golden Globe for Chicago Hope while she was in the ladies’ restroom, is selling her stunning Hampton’s-style Los Angeles mansion for $6,395,000. Lahti purchased the property in May 2002 for $5,225,000.

                      Blending casual charm with understated elegance, Lahti’s gated, 1/3+ acre home offers the utmost in privacy – a must for any Tinseltown type. The home is spacious and grand with 5 bedroom, a study, a full family room and an upstairs den that could easily be converted to 6th bedroom. Bright and airy, the home has lots of windows, french doors and verandas off most bedrooms.

                      For outdoor entertaining, the property features a cabana with fireplace and swimming pool. A bath and sauna is a lovely complement to the pool and lush lawn area. While sunshine abounds in Los Angeles, this particular home is on the sunny side of the street!