NFL’s DeSean Jackson Goes All The Way: Buys First Home in Los Angeles

    Posted by Vanessa  |  March 26, 2013  |  1:26 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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    DeSean Jackson

    Tarzana, CA

    Most Known For

    Star NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles

    Home Stats

    3,837-square-foot, 4 bedroom, 6 bath



    Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson has a lot to be proud of. Not only can he say he’s a star player for the NFL, who just recently signed a new 5-year, $51-million contract, but now he can also cross that finish line of becoming a first-time homeowner! After several years of renting in Los Angeles, Jackson has moved on up and purchased a 3,837-square-foot home in Tarzana, CA for $1.65 million.

    Being the showman and big spender that he is, this modest purchase does comes as a surprise to some as the multi-million dollar wide receiver shelled out less than $2 million. However, the property exudes charm and personality and is close to his hometown Long Beach, CA. With prime LA location and some pizzazz to fill the appetite of a pro-athlete, the home seems like a perfect off-season retreat for some much needed R&R.

    Located in prime South Tarzana, CA, the four-bedroom, six-bath property is a traditional, gated, family home offering luxury and comfort at every turn. The all-white property features beautiful french doors, hardwood floors, crown molding and open living spaces. The living room welcomes you with a beamed ceiling and exquisite glass tile fireplace and leads you to a large family room and elegant dining area with chandelier and backyard access. An upgraded chef’s kitchen is the focal point of the home and includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a breakfast island and a cute windowsill seating area.

    The exterior of the home includes a pool and grassy area, along with a one-bedroom, one-bath detached studio suite with French doors and gaudy black and white checkered flooring.

    Images via MLS.

      Take a peek inside ‘Shameless’ Actress Amy Smart’s Beverly Hills home!

      Posted by Vanessa  |  February 19, 2013  |  3:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

      Amy Smart

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      "The Butterfly Effect" and "Shameless" actress

      Home Stats

      3 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,126 square feet



      Actress Amy Smart has bounced from one Beverly Hills home to the next. The ‘Shameless’ star sold her longtime two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, home in November 2011 for $1.12 million, and now, she’s upgraded to a $2.5 million, three-bedroom, four-bath estate just 1.5 miles away.

      The model turned actress purchased this new property about six months after her September 2011 wedding to HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse. No matter where the famously eco-friendly couple planned to settle down, it was almost a given they’d have exquisite digs. Since 2008, her handyman hubby has hosted two HGTV shows — Red Hot & Greenand ‘Carter Can‘ — so it’s no surprise they now have their own HGTV hall-of-fame-worthy dream home, with continuous additions stemming from weekend DIY projects!

      Located in the coveted 90210, this single-story, three-bedroom, four-bath, gated ranch is 4,126 square feet. Surrounded by a large, landlocked 16-acre parcel, a private oasis is created — perfect for its celebrity owners. The home boasts high pitched beamed ceilings and bright, open, and spacious rooms with either dark wood, tile, or carpet flooring. All rooms feature recessed ceiling lighting, walk-in closets, and en suite baths; the master bath is even fully equipped with a gorgeous separate tub and shower. Additional features include updated wood burning fireplaces made of stone, a grand-sized media/playroom, and a large grassy yard with free form swimming pool and waterfall.

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        Rihanna Buys $12 Million Dollar Mini-Villa in Pacific Palisades

        Posted by Vanessa  |  December 18, 2012  |  11:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        world-famous pop star

        Home Stats

        11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bath



        Rihanna, one of the today’s hottest pop stars, recently snagged an exquisite $12 million dollar estate in coveted Pacific Palisades, according to X17 Online. The Barbados native cashed in on the massive 11,000-square-foot, seven bedroom, nine bath home in the midst promoting her seventh studio album, “Unapologetic,” which features the hot number one single “Diamonds” and “Nobody’s Business,” a collaboration with her famous ex-boyfriend-slash-rumored-current-boyfriend, Chris Brown. After putting in such hard work releasing a new album, Rihanna can now relax poolside at her new resort-inspired home.

        Built in 2010, the freshly constructed estate is nestled in the Los Angeles hills and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances,  and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.



          UUUEEGGHH?!?! Tim Allen Purchases New Home in Los Angeles; Presumably with ‘More Power’

          Posted by Matt  |  November 1, 2012  |  10:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Tim Allen

          Los Angeles, California

          Most Known For

          Lead role as Tim Taylor on Home Improvement and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,604 square feet



          As a comedian, actor, voice-over artist and author, Tim Allen has been entertaining audiences for years. But he’ll always have a place in everyone’s heart as the bumbling, yet lovable Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor in one of the greatest sitcom hits of the 1990’s – Home Improvement. It’s safe to say the royalties of that show, plus his work in major motion pictures, continue to pay off for Allen much more than any hosting gig for Tool Time ever could have. Case in point: the recent purchase of a rustic $1.4 million Los Angeles retreat just off legendary Mulholland Drive.

          It’s doubtful you’ll encounter the partially obscured face of Wilson just across the fence from this property, but we think the Taylor family would still feel at home in this serene ranch-style retreat in the Hollywood hills. The 2,604 square foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and custom Vermont pine floors with wood finishes throughout. The open floor plan, which connects the living room, dining room and den, features French doors and a wall of windows that open onto stunning views of the canyon.

          The chef’s kitchen features an expansive stone island that seats ten and the requisite Viking range. Additional amenities include a stone fireplace in the living room, a built-in, high-definition television and sound systems throughout the house.

          Once outside, it’s hard to imagine Al uttering the words, “I don’t think so, Tim,” as you gaze at the canyon from the full-length deck in the yard that features a fire pit, water feature and luxurious outdoor shower. Sorry Al, I’m siding with Tim on this one.


            Michael Strahan Changing Up His Real Estate Line-Up; Purchases $7.9M Bel-Air Estate and Parts With Hermosa Beach Townhome

            Posted by Vanessa  |  October 2, 2012  |  9:36 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

            Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            FOX NFL Analyst, Former Super Bowl Champ, Current Co-Host of "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael"

            Home Stats

            1-acre, 5-bedroom, 6.5 bath



            NFL star Michael Strahan is making moves in the real estate game. According to The Los Angeles Times, he has recently purchased a 1-acre Bel-Air estate for $7.9 million. Along with his new digs, the FOX NFL analyst and former NFL Super Bowl champ also has a new gig: co-hosting with Kelly Ripa on “LIVE! With Kelly and Michael.”

            While he has his new home and TV-hosting job locked and loaded, there’s been word of him “letting go” of a few other personal and real estate relationships. According to a few media outlets, Strahan reportedly broke off his three-year engagement to his “Vh1 Exes” reality star fiance Nicole Murphy after discovering an “inappropriate” text exchange with R&B artist London Yalor. He is also currently parting ways with a 2,560 square-foot, three-bedroom, three and a half bath Hermosa Beach, CA townhome for $1.8 million. Despite multiple news headlines, we can only confirm one of these breakups as true -the couple has been seen on Twitter laughing at break-up/cheating rumors and confirming they’re still going strong.

            Strahan’s new Los Angeles home is quite far from his new New York City-based TV-hosting gig, however based on The Los Angeles Times’ description of the home, it sounds like a perfect place to relax during a warm October Indian Summer night in LA. Built in 1926, the five-bedroom, six and a half bath estate features Mediterranean influences throughout with  courtyard entry, glass walls, theater and bar. Additionally the 1-acre home includes a gym, sauna, detached guesthouse and swimming pool.

            Images via MLS.

              Apple Exec Debuts iPhone 5, Along With His New $17M SF Estate

              Posted by Vanessa  |  September 17, 2012  |  6:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


              Jonathan Ive

              San Francisco, CA

              Most Known For

              Senior VP of Industrial Design at Apple

              Home Stats

              Five-level, 7,274 square foot, 6-bedroom, 8.5 bath



              Jonathan Ive has had a busy past couple months to say the least! In the wake of the most anticipated tech launches of the year, the senior vice president of industrial design at Apple has reportedly been juggling designing a newer and sleeker iPhone 5, all while closing on a new $17 million San Francisco estate, reports The Wall Street Journal. Given last week’s iPhone 5 release, Ive is surely proud to show off his new project, as well as his fabulous new digs.

              For the past year, it has been rumored that Ive was looking to take his family and head back to his native Britain, however it looks as if this extravagant 7,274-square-foot dream home on San Francisco’s “Gold Coast” may have been reason enough to stick around.

              Located in the sought-after Pacific Heights neighborhood, the estate was originally listed for $25 million as it sits in the city’s most exclusive “Gold Coast” blocks. Built in 1927 and designed by the famous architectural firm Willis Polk & Co. – most known for designing The Palace of Fine Arts, one of San Francisco’s most famous monumental structures– the 6-bedroom, 8.5 bathroom estate offers an elegant, Bay Area escape inside and out.

              The five-level floor plan includes a slate roof and top-level deck with spa and stunning views of the entire city that would take your breath away. The main and lower levels feature large formal rooms, a gourmet kitchen, a bottom-level apartment and a fabulous moss-covered brick garden courtyard. Period-authentic architectural designs are seen throughout the entire space, with antique door fixtures, plaster moldings, windows with stone and oak flooring lining the walk ways to create an authentic ambiance.

              If the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Russian Hill aren’t enough, an elevator, polished-copper chandelier, library, various wood-burning fireplaces, fitness room and bottom-level apartment should give you an idea of the San Francisco luxury Mr. Ive will come home to.

              It’d be no surprise if this stunning home will keep Ive continuing to innovate and design in the Bay Area – at least until the release of iPhone 10.

              Images and details via Sotheby’s.

                Diane Keaton Purchases in Pacific Palisades for $5.6 Million

                Posted by Vanessa  |  June 19, 2012  |  1:25 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,


                Diane Keaton

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Oscar-winning actress

                Home Stats

                6-bedrooms, 9-bath, 7,800 square feet



                The always-smiling, Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton has recently closed on a beautiful piece of property in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades for $5.6 million. Since 1970, Keaton has made a lasting impression on audiences around the world from premiering in blockbuster classics like The Godfather and Annie Hall to tag-teaming with leading men Steve Martin and Jack Nicholson in Father of the Bride and Something’s Gotta Give. Keaton’s infamous smile and bright personality has dubbed her America’s sweetheart and has always been a delight to watch on screen in both dramatic and comedic films. Aside from acting, directing, producing and screenwriting, Keaton is also a self-proclaimed real estate developer flipping houses throughout California and selling to the likes of Madonna. With the recent purchase of this 2009-built Pacific Palisades home, it’s difficult to tell if she’s aiming to flip such a fairly new property this time around, although any house would shine a little bit brighter with even a dash of Diane Keaton love.

                The spacious, three-level, 7,800 square foot home features six-bedrooms, nine-bathrooms and sits on a corner lot just one block from the neighborhood ocean bluffs giving the home a wonderful scenic view of the Pacific Ocean. With a very fresh, contemporary design throughout, the home exudes a Cape-cod influence with white interior finishes, various large windows and plenty of recessed ceiling lights allowing for a beautifully lit space. Dark hardwood lines the downstairs floor and staircase, while some carpeting and tile can be found in the upstairs bedrooms and baths. A large, open kitchen features stainless steel appliances and large gourmet kitchen island with seating. Special features include a master bedroom with large deck, a comfy movie theater, wine room and game room/gym room. The family room opens to a large outdoor yard which boasts an outdoor living room, grassy play area with swing set, and pool.



                  Jason Mewes of ‘Jay and Silent Bob’ Fame Buys in Hollywood Hills

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 12, 2012  |  4:31 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                  Jason Mewes

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,505 square feet



                  Jason Mewes, the New Jersey born and bred actor most famous for playing Jay in the irreverent duo of “Jay and Silent Bob,” has recently purchased a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in the Hollywood Hills for $710,000.

                  The $700K price tag may seem on the lower end compared to other outrageous celeb estates on Luxe, however the property is located in one of the most central and coveted locations for those in the film industry in a zip code that has a median listing price of around $1.3 million. Staying local is key for the actor/comedian nowadays, as he’s been keeping busy in front of the camera with new projects this year. Mewes premiered his latest gamer flick, Noobz just last week and in March launched a Hulu original series called Spoilers with partner in crime Kevin Smith, a.k.a. Silent Bob.

                  The 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,505 square foot home sits perched in the hills on a corner lot. The property features hardwood flooring, an open floor plan and a kitchen with state of the art appliances and granite counter tops. A separate production studio gives the property some flare and was likely a strong selling point for Mewes. The space comes fully equipped with an isolation room, control room, and sound lounge. The space also has potential to be converted into a media room or theater.



                    Matt Damon Reportedly Purchases in Pacific Palisades

                    Posted by Vanessa  |  May 1, 2012  |  2:28 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,


                    Matt Damon

                    Pacific Palisades, CA

                    Most Known For

                    A-List actor and screenwriter most known for his roles in Good Will Hunting, The Bourne Identity series and Saving Private Ryan.

                    Home Stats

                    7-bedrooms, 10-bath, 13,508 square feet


                    Reportedly purchased for $15,000,000

                    According to Curbed LA, the Oscar-winning Boston babe has possibly relocated his family to a $15M 13,508 sq ft Pacific Palisades estate. For the past few years, “Mr. Bourne,” his wife and three daughters have been residing in Miami Beach in a Spanish-style  9-bedroom, 10-bathroom beach front home they purchased in 2005 for $10.3M.

                    Although there has been no confirmation of the Pacific Palisades purchase, Damon would be snatching up a real LA gem with this fabulously chic property. The exquisite KAA designed 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate features contemporary touches throughout the entire 29,000 sq ft lot and is surrounded by fine mahogany at every turn. The mahogany flooring, walls, and 35 ft vaulted ceilings pair very nicely with the disappearing walls of glass, open floor plan and long, clean, horizontal architecture.

                    A floating staircase, an open atrium connecting the three levels and recessed lighting provide a dramatic and authentic mood while still exuding a homey feel. Each room offers plenty of windows offering beautifully lit quarters and the master suite comes fully equipped with an out-of-this world walk-in closet.

                    The outdoor area offers a cabana-style deck, a mini koi pond, a large beautifully lit pool, and a grassy area surrounded by palm trees giving it a hint of Miami and Spanish-style influence. The property also includes a gym, two maid rooms, office, guest suite and 5-car garage.