Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth Sell Toluca Lake House For Nearly $4 Million Following Divorce

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2013  |  11:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli

    Toluca Lake, CA

    Most Known For

    "Twilight" actor who was once married to the "90210" and "What I Like About You" actress

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 8,416 square feet, pool, gated



    “Twilight” star Peter Facinelli and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million to “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady.

    A year after filing for divorce and just a month before their divorce became final, Facinelli and Garth were able to agree on one thing together – to accept the offer from Prady that was $2,640,000 more than the $1.35 million Facinelli and Garth purchased the home for in 2003.

    According to property records first discovered by the Los Angeles Times, the deal closed on May 1, 2013.

    The traditional home was built in 1937 and has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 8,416 square feet of living space that includes formal living and dining rooms, his-and-hers offices, a bar and game room, kitchen with a fireplace, two master bedroom suites, gym and media room.

    The gated property contains an expansive five-car garage, an outdoor kitchen area and a swimming pool.

    Andrew Manning of Prudential California Realty and Garth’s mother, Carolyn Garth of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents. Caroline Fleck of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office represented the buyer.





      CNET Founder, Halsey Minor, Sings Bankruptcy Sale Blues as LA Estate Hits Market for $14.9 Million

      Posted by Daisy  |  August 15, 2013  |  11:13 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

      Halsey Minor

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Founding CNET and blowing a multi-million dollar fortune

      Home Stats

      7,479-square-foot Mid-Century mansion with four bedrooms and six bathrooms



      To quote the immortal lyrics of The Notorious B.I.G., we’ve got another unfortunate case of “Mo Money, Mo Problems.”

      The 1990s and 2000s were good years for Halsey Minor. He founded CNET in 1993, turning it into one of the Internet’s first profitable companies, then sold it to CBS for $1.7 billion in 2008. But by comparison, the last few years haven’t been quite as stellar. Minor was named #1 on the state of California’s list of top 250 delinquent taxpayers in 2012, with unpaid taxes estimated at $10,711,699.29. And in May of this year, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Allegedly, the former multi-millionaire owes more than $100 million and only has $50 million on hand to cover his debts.

      Now, as a likely part of that filing, Minor’s 7,479-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles has hit the market for $14,950,000 as a bankruptcy sale — that’s about $5 million less than what he purchased it for in 2006.

      Located in lower Bel Air, this gated home sits on a cliff with unobstructed, panoramic city and ocean views. The four-bedrooms, six-bathroom home was originally designed by famed Mid-Century architect Richard Dorman and built in 1964 — but move-in ready, it is not. According to the listing, the home has come into disrepair. So if you’re looking for a contemporary estate in a prime location in Los Angeles to fix up, look no further.

      Side Note: Minor also owns an 18,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in San Francisco’s prestigious Presidio Heights neighborhood that’s also currently for sale for a cool $21 million. That home was modeled after Marie Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon in Versailles — but like his Los Angeles home, it’s also in a pretty bad shape.

      Images via the MLS.

        Former Mrs. Donald Trump Marla Maples Swoops Up an $850K Profit After Selling Calabasas Mansion

        Posted by Matt  |  August 12, 2013  |  6:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Marla Maples

        Calabasas, CA

        Most Known For

        Actress who was formerly married to Donald Trump

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,770 square feet



        Marla Maples, someone who should be familiar to anyone who was paying attention to the news in the 1990′s, has just sold her Southern California Calabasas home for $2.2 million. The actress slash model, perhaps best known as the “other woman” who swooped in on billionaire Donald Trump during his marriage to Ivana Trump and then later went on to marry The Donald back in 1993, is relocating New York after raising their daughter, Tiffany, in this sprawling 5,770 square foot west-coast home.

        Maples originally bought the home in November of 1999 for $1.349 million meaning Maples will be leaving the prestigious Mountain View Estates home with a good $850,000 - a good profit made between the sale price and the original buying price.

        Situated on a sizable lot that includes both a basketball court and a swimming pool, the 5-bedroom, 6 bath home includes two large bedrooms upstairs, with the master suite featuring a private stone fireplace and a balcony greeting you each morning with sweeping mountain views. Guests entering the home through it’s magnificent double doors will first notice the grand rotunda that features a sweeping wrought iron staircase. A chefs kitchen features all the modern appliances in an open, convenient layout.

        The backyard is perfect for entertaining. A custom pool with built-in water slide and cascading spa offers sanctuary on hot Southern California day and features a swim up bar with bar stools for enjoying the right beverage. A barbecue area and patio offers a prime location for dining or lounging.

          @Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Selling #SanFrancisco Mansion for $2.995 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 16, 2013  |  2:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


          Evan Williams

          San Francisco, CA

          Most Known For

          Twitter co-founder @Ev

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, guesthouse, rooftop deck



          Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is selling his mansion in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco for $2,995,000. First reported by Curbed SF, Williams and his wife Sara purchased the home at 313 Duncan Street in 2009 for $2.4 million. They remodeled the pad in the family-friendly neighborhood and they’re now saying #goodbye to the home.

          In true Twitter fashion, here’s the property description in 140 characters:

          3-level fully-restored Victorian home with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, separate guest house, private garden, and rooftop deck.

          The Williams had originally planned to demolish another house they owned in the Parnassus Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and build a brand new home, but neighbors aggressively opposed the project and its fate is currently unknown.

          When he’s not battling his neighbors, Williams is working on a new start-up project, Medium. He left his role at Twitter in 2011.

          Eric Turner of Maguire Real Estate holds the listing.

            Television Legend Ed Asner Selling Longtime Studio City Bungalow For $1.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 15, 2013  |  9:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Ed Asner

            Studio City, CA

            Most Known For

            Television legend, winner of seven Emmy Awards

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 2 full, 1 partial bathroom, 2,783 square feet, pool, gated.



            Television legend and Emmy award-winning actor Ed Asner is selling his longtime home in Studio City, California for $1,500,000. Purchased by the actor on February 7, 1996 for $540,000, the understated Los Angeles home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,783 square feet.

            The brick bungalow is a gated, traditional retreat with total privacy – a must for an actor with as many film and TV credits as Asner. Inside, a sunny garden family room, living room and master bedroom open to a patio, pool and spa. The master bedroom is complete with a sitting area, fireplace and office.  A two-car garage has a separate level that can be used as studio or office.

            Ron Holliman of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.


              ‘Ross The Intern’ Spends $1.1M For New Glendale Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  July 10, 2013  |  5:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


              Ross Mathews

              Glendale, CA

              Most Known For

              'Ross The Intern' rose to fame on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and subsequent TV appearances

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,788 square feet, views



              Ross Mathews, best known to the world as “Ross the Intern” has just purchased a new home in Glendale, CA for $1.1 million.

              Looks like it wasn’t an unpaid internship!

              Mathews’ high-pitched voice and effervescent personality got him noticed, and he rose to fame with his role as intern and later an on-air correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoMathews has since gone on to rake in the dough with other TV appearances that include fawning over celebrities on red carpet events for E!, a stint on Celebrity Fit Club and The Insider, and a spot as a regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s hilarious late night show, Chelsea Lately. He’s slated to star in his own talk show “Hello Ross” on E! in late 2013. 

              Ross Mathews and his long time partner, stylist Salvador Camarena, just sold their teeny tiny starter home/bungalow in Los Angeles’ Atwater Village for $676,500 and have now upgraded to a bigger, better canyon-view spread in Glendale.

              Mathews and Camarena’s new home is a remodeled three-level contemporary on its own private road. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,788 square feet, the home also boasts a newly-built custom kitchen, a master suite on its own floor, a downstairs game room, wine cellar and incredible patios for entertaining.

              The duo couldn’t be more excited about their new digs. Ross and Salvador have been tweeting, YouTubing and blogging up a storm about how excited they are about their new home.

              Aside from this new Glendale home, they also own another home in Palm Springs, CA.

              Andy Guzman of Executive Realty Solutions represented the seller in this transaction and Arleen Cohen of Keller Williams Realty was Mathew’s agent.

              Images via the MLS.

                Sale Pending On Jeremy Renner’s High-Priced Holmby Hills Flip

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 8, 2013  |  7:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                Jeremy Renner

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Action film star in 'Hurt Locker,' 'The Bourne Legacy' and others

                Home Stats

                10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 baths, 5 fireplaces, pool, spa, theater



                When Jeremy Renner isn’t killing bad guys in action movies, he tries his hand at flipping houses. Turns out that the Academy Award-nominated “Hurt Locker” actor has some serious real estate skills. After 6 months on the market, there is now a “Sale Pending” sign hanging on his latest project, an Art Deco-style home in the ritzy Beverly Hills enclave of Holmby Hills.

                Dubbed “The Reserve,” Renner’s flip at 107 N Delfern Drive was purchased by the actor and his business partners in 2010 for $7 million. Over the past three years, the home has been rebuilt by architect Philip Vertoch and designed by Renner’s partner Kristoffer Winters.

                Renner and his partners were asking $24,950,000 for the high-priced flip. Now under contract, we’ll have to wait and see what the final sales price clocks in at. The yet-to-be-indentified buyer will soon come home to 2 lush and layered acres that house a single story home featuring over 10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a cobblestone driveway, pool, spa, home theater, 14′ ceilings and much more.

                Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.

                Images by Mark Singer Photography 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.

                    Glee Star Naya Rivera Flips Beverly Hills Home, Makes $455K Profit

                    Posted by Cristin  |  June 27, 2013  |  10:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


                    Naya Rivera

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actress and singer who plays Santana Lopez on Glee

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet, pool, jacuzzi, remodeled



                    Glee starlet Naya Rivera has flipped her home in Beverly Hills, making nearly half a million dollars along the way.  She paid $1.475 million for the Beverly Hills Post Office-area home on April 4, 2012 and just told it for $1,930,000. This kind of return isn’t common in every market, but in this celebrity-infested Beverly Hills neighborhood, buyers pay big bucks for the 90210 zip code!

                    Rivera made her house flip a family affair – she employed her mother Yolanda Rivera as the listing agent on the home.  Nice work, mom!

                    Rivera’s just-sold home is on a cul-de-sac and has been remodeled and features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread out over 3,300 square feet.  The home includes a formal living area and dining room overlooking the courtyard and pool. The library includes a wet bar with its own kegerator! The master suite includes dual walk-in closets and a built-in sauna and steam room. The backyard includes a completely remodeled salt water pool, jacuzzi and fire pit.

                    Rivera recently decamped to a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,186 square foot East Coast traditional estate in Los Feliz that property records show she purchased on April 15, 2013 for $2,600,000.

                      Olivia Wilde Loses $100,000 on Los Feliz Home Sale

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 27, 2013  |  9:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                      Olivia Wilde

                      Los Feliz, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Former 'House' actress and current rising star

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,284 square feet, gated



                      Actress Olivia Wilde has sold her Spanish villa in Los Feliz for $2,190,950, losing $104,000 along the way. According to property records, the engaged actress purchased the home on March 25, 2011 for $2,295,000 and closed the deal for less than she paid for it on June 26, 2013.

                      The serene and private Spanish-style villa was built in 1929 and has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and spans 3,284 square feet. It has a dramatic courtyard entry, city views, wood floors, gorgeous original details like tile and beamed ceilings. A library/study leads out to terraced grounds with a gazebo.

                      Wilde bought this home in 2011 after splitting from filmmaker and Italian prince Tao Ruspoli after eight years of marriage. Wilde is currently engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis.

                      Images via the MLS.