Bold Pop Star Kesha Buys Understated Venice Bungalow For $1.65 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 29, 2014  |  8:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Ke$ha

    Venice, CA

    Most Known For

    Bold, over-the-top pop star

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, 1,416 square feet, artist's studio

    Price

    $1,650,000

    Pop’s colorfully bold bad girl, Ke$ha, has just shocked everyone and bought a very vanilla Venice bungalow.

    The artist with the dollar sign in her name dropped $1.65 million of her own dollars for a pristine 1925 Spanish bungalow in a primo Venice Beach location.

    Who knew the edgy singer would be into vintage details? Her new home has oodles of them, including arched entryways and hardwood floors. The throwback details are combined with modern amenities, including an updated kitchen with Italian marble counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, a brand new master bath, dual paned windows and central AC.

    From a very romantic and feminine master suite, French doors lead to a secluded backyard, featuring an outdoor fireplace and arbor-covered hot tub.

    Ke$ha can now entertain to her heart’s desire on the side-to-back spanish-tiled patio and cook on the built-in outdoor kitchen.

    A one-car garage has been used as an artist studio/office by it’s previous owner.

    Kesha rose to fame in 2010 with the release of her first album, which spun out multiple number-one hits. She’s had a bumpy road in the last few years, including a stint in rehab. With the purchase of her new Venice retreat, she has a calm and serene place to call home.

    Matthew Irmas of Partner’s Trust Beverly Hills represented the sellers and Kesha’s real estate agent was Peter Lorimer of Peter Lorimer Group Estates.

      Katie Holmes Buys Mansion In Calabasas, Moves Suri Back To The West Coast

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 22, 2014  |  12:53 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Katie Holmes

      Calabasas, CA

      Most Known For

      Actress with a breakout role on "Dawson's Creek," ex-wife of Tom Cruise

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 6,200 square feet, pool

      Price

      $3,795,000

      A new home for Holmes!

      Katie Holmes has left her life in New York City and moved back to California.

      According to a report by TMZ and property records, Katie dropped $3,795,000 on a 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath, 6,200 square foot mansion in the celebrity-infested LA suburb of Calabasas.

      TMZ says that Katie’s high-tailing it back to California to be nearer to Hollywood, so she can get her career back on track. Ex-husband Tom Cruise must be thrilled – he’s got a massive estate in Beverly Hills, and this moves brings daughter Suri closer.

      Katie’s next phase in live will start inside a “Grand European Manor with contemporary flair,” situated on an expansive lot.

      Located atop a cul-de-sac and bordering pristine conservancy land, Holmes’ new home is an expansive main residence with a separate guest casita. Extensively customized with the finest finishes, the home’s features include a gourmet center island kitchen with professional appliances, dark distressed wood floors, and use of rare stones and marble accents.

      The open floor plan includes several entertaining courtyards, including one adjacent to the dramatic formal living and dining rooms. A grand foyer is accentuated by an open library/loft and Katie’s brand new master retreat has a sitting area and a large sun deck.

      Outside, resort-like grounds feature an oversized pool with sunken fire pit lounge area, several seating enclaves, a covered loggia, large grassy area, kitchenette, and sports court. Perfect for Suri as she grows!

      Images via the MLS.

       

        Julianne Hough Buys Rustic Chic Spread High In The Hills

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  2:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Julianne Hough

        Hollywood Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        'Dancing With The Stars' pro who has successfully crossed over into acting

        Home Stats

        2,101 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool

        Price

        $1,943,575

        The dancing and acting dynamo that is Julianne Hough has just bought herself a new place to kick up her feet.

        According to property records and The Real Estalker, Ms. Hough spent $1,943,575 for a house high in the Hollywood Hills that’s very reminiscent of her Nashville and country roots

        With charming rustic chic ambience, Julianne’s new abode has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,101 square feet of living space. Just like Julianne, the house is a knockout, and the views will take your breath away.

        Delivering exactly what a house high in the hills should have, the place has magnificent wrap-around views of city lights, far-reaching mountains and the famous Hollywood sign.

        Inside, the light and bright home has a large chef’s kitchen with center island and top-of-the-line appliances, a step-down living room, a great master suite with a sumptuous bath. With perfect indoor/outdoor flow, the home has a lanai that flows out to a massive lawn and pool area.

        Julianne famously dated Ryan Seacrest for 2+ years, and during their time together, she bunked up with him in the insane $37M compound he bought from Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. While it’s no Seacrest compound, Hough’s new bachelorette pad is a sweet spot for this rising star.

        Images via the MLS.

          Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider Selling Motion Picture Perfect Brentwood Spread

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 9, 2014  |  11:20 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Dreamworks Studio CEO Stacey Snider

          Brentwood, CA

          Most Known For

          Dreamworks Studios CEO

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 11,137 square feet, pool, theater

          Price

          $15,495,000

          Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider is selling her stunning storybook Brentwood estate for $15,495,000.

          The meticulously renovated Brentwood estate was created by distinguished architect M. Brian Tichenor and worked over by renowned interior designer, Kelly Wearstler. With those two at the helm, the end result is nothing short of impeccable.

          Set behind large gates, this private compound sits on over an acre and boasts over 11,100 square feet of living space. French doors throughout the estate open to several different courtyards, a formal garden, and a swimmers pool with a cabana and pool bath.

          The first floor features a large chef’s kitchen, pristine living and family rooms, an exquisite dining room, formal office, and guest suite.

          Incredible details continue to the upper level, boasting three additional en-suite bedrooms and a master suite including his-and-her baths, a sitting room and library.

          On the southwest corner of the estate is a full guest house, providing any long-term guests with all they need to feel right at home.

          Adjacent to the main house is a professional digital theater, where Stacey undoubtedly screened the latest Dreamworks flicks, a gorgeous full gym with bath, and exquisitely landscaped grounds.

          All-in-all, Snider’s for-sale home is the ultimate trophy property for any Hollywood insider.

          Images via listing agent Ann Eysenring of The Agency.

            Kaley Cuoco Sweeting Sells Bachelorette Pad In Sherman Oaks

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 22, 2014  |  8:41 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Kaley Cuoco Sweeting

            Sherman Oaks, CA

            Most Known For

            She stars on 'The Big Bang Theory,' he's a professional tennis player

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 4.25 bathrooms, 5,233 square feet, pool, amazing closet

            Price

            $2,565,000

            After snapping up Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s former home in Tarzana, CA, newly married actress Kaley Cuoco Sweeting has just sold her former bachelorette pad in Sherman Oaks, CA for $2,565,000.

            According to property records and the Los Angeles Times, Kaley and her brand new professional tennis player husband, Ryan Sweeting, sold the home after listing it in March 2014 for $2,795,000.

            Built 10 years ago and located in a prime section of Sherman Oaks, the Tuscan-style estate has a open floor plan that feature bright and airy formal dining and living rooms – ideal for entertaining.

            The kitchen is a cook’s dream, with top-of-the-line appliances and a swank center island.

            The upstairs holds the master suite, with grand balcony and patio, amazing bath and a walk-in closet. The other 3 bedrooms upstairs are all en-suite, and Kaley converted the front suite into a salon/dressing room complete with every girl’s dream: built ins, shoe racks and a bathroom with a professional shampoo bowl and 2 private balconies.

            Outside, the home has an outdoor kitchen with an eat-at bar, a swimming pool and a spa.

            A separate guest suite downstairs completes this just-sold home.

            Stephanie Vitacco of Keller Williams was Cuoco Sweeting’s listing agent. Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

              Nicole Richie and Hubby Joel Madden Selling Gated Glendale Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  April 24, 2014  |  9:14 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Nicole Richie & Joel Madden

              Price

              $1,875,000

              Nicole Richie and her Good Charlotte rocker husband, Joel Madden, are selling their ‘spare’ Los Angeles-area estate, asking $1,875,000.

              The duo have two kids – and two homes – together. Their main residence is a 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, 5,380 square foot pad elsewhere in Los Angeles that they purchased together in May 2009 for $1,912,000. That home has an incredible backyard for entertaining, and Ms. Richie showcased it in a recent Domaine Home feature.

              With a primary residence that’s just perfect for the “House of Harlow” designer and her family, it’s now time to cast off the residence that Madden bought on November 16, 2004 for $1,800,000.

              The gated two-level Spanish Colonial estate sits on a tree-lined street in northwestern Glendale. The 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,281 square foot home has been meticulously restored to its 1930′s splendor.

              The home’s features include an oversized formal living room, a massive kitchen with center island and high-end touches, a formal dining room and gorgeous French doors throughout.

              Perfect for Southern California living, an outdoor Lanai has stylish drapery that provides added seclusion and is perfect for outdoor entertaining and dining.

              Thomas Atamian of Dilbeck Real Estate holds the listing.

                Once Broke ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Lena Headey Buys Sherman Oaks Fixer-Upper

                Posted by Cristin  |  April 21, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Lena Headey

                Sherman Oaks, CA

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,808 square feet, fixer-upper

                Price

                $790,000

                Nearly a year after ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Lena Headey claimed she had “less than $5″ in her bank account, the actress, who plays Queen Cersei on the hit show, has just purchased a dated fixer-upper in Sherman Oaks, CA for $790,000.

                Property records show the deal for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,808 square foot home closed on April 4, 2014.

                In April 2013, Headey opened up about the reality of her financial situation in legal docs related to her 2012 divorce filing from husband Peter Loughran. In the docs, she was petitioning for half of the couple’s $46,000 2011 tax return, saying she needed the money asap to make ends meet for her and their 2 year-old son. The media reports were shocking, since many people figured she was well-compensated for her role as a main character on one of the most popular shows currently on TV.

                Her precarious financial situation was exacerbated when she sold her former home in Los Angeles‘ Laurel Canyon-area at a loss. That home was purchased by Headey and her ex-husband for $1,685,000 in June 2008 and sold for $1,349,000 in late 2012.

                Her new home isn’t much to look at (by Hollywood standards), but it does have potential. Located in one of the best neighborhoods Sherman Oaks has to offer, the traditional home has a mid-century modern twist and sits on a beautiful and quiet tree-lined street.

                Spacious, bright and airy, with a good floor plan and great ‘bones,’ Headey’s new home has a decent-sized kitchen that conveniently opens to the family room for easy entertaining.

                A large master suite has ample closets and a private bath.

                The backyard has a lovely pool, covered patio and gardens.

                Ben DI Benedetto of Keller Williams Studio City represented the sellers (who were the original owners) and Zoe Rudolph of John Aaroe Group was Headey’s real estate agent.

                  Kate Bosworth Selling Airy Los Angeles Abode For $2.5 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 17, 2014  |  7:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Kate Bosworth

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Gorgeous actress with breakout roles in Blue Crush, Superman Returns and 21

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

                  Price

                  $2,499,000

                  Kate Bosworth is selling her airy and Bohemian-esque Los Angeles home for $2,499,000!

                  The blonde beauty, who had her breakout role in the surfer flick ‘Blue Crush,’ paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005. 9 years and one brand new husband later (director Michael Polish), Bosworth is looking to sell and move on.

                  Bosworth’s private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

                  Inside and out, the home has incredible space for entertaining and casual living – and it’s decorated just as you’d expect from the fashionista actress, who has perfected the ‘minimalist chic’ look.

                  The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.

                  The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.

                  French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.

                  Images via Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker, who holds the listing.

                   

                    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.

                      Melissa Joan Hart Just Bought A Small Family Home Across The Street From CBS Studios

                      Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  12:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Melissa Joan Hart

                      Studio City, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actress who starred in 'Clarissa Explains It All' as a teenager, and has gone on to other adult roles

                      Home Stats

                      3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, across the street from CBS studios

                      Price

                      $949,000

                      Actress Melissa Joan Hart is proving that stars are “just like us” – they want a short commute!

                      The  actress just spent $949,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home across the street from where she films her TV show “Melissa & Joey.” Instead of battling Los Angeles‘ notoriously brutal traffic, the actress just needs to step out her front door and cross the street to get to work.

                      Location, location, location!

                      While the home is not typical celebrity digs (aka a giant, glamorous mansion), Hart’s new home has space inside and out, remodeled bathrooms, a large den, high ceilings, a large front yard, a cozy rear patio and seclusion from the street.

                      The married mother of three boys also owns two additional homes, one near Lake Tahoe, and the other in Westport, Connecticut. In the past, she’s owned massive estates around Los Angeles.

                      For this sale, Sigifredo Verano of Re/Max Town Center represented the seller, and Matt Epstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented Melissa Joan Hart.