Report: Jennifer Lopez Buys NYC Penthouse For $22 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 22, 2014  |  3:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Jennifer Lopez

    New York, NY

    Most Known For

    Singer, Actress and former American Idol judge

    Home Stats

    6,250 square feet inside, 3,000 square feet of exterior terraces, doorman, views

    Price

    $22,000,000

    Jenny’s got a new spot on the block!

    According to the New York Daily News, Jennifer Lopez just dropped $22 million on a luxury penthouse in the same Manhattan building as Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

    Designed by Nate Berkus’ interior designer hubby, Jeremiah Brent, J. Lo’s new luxury penthouse overlooks Madison Square Park in the Whitman building.  Originally built in 1924, the Whitman is a pre-war, ultra high-end condominium with just four residences total – all with direct park views, high ceilings, and a full-service doorman.

    J. Lo’s new penthouse is the building’s crown jewel. The truly exceptional duplex penthouse has 6,250 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of private outdoor space on two levels. The home is outfitted with the ultimate in luxury finishes, including Arclinea custom kitchen cabinets, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, wide plank rift oak floors, Italian marble slab bathrooms, and a Crestron smart home system.

    J. Lo last went big in New York when she spent $10 million for a gorgeous house in the Hamptons. On the West Coast, she still lives in the Hidden Hills mega-mansion she once shared with ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

    Images via Douglas Elliman.

      Sheryl Crow Nabs Buyer For Hollywood Hills Compound

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 16, 2014  |  11:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Sheryl Crow

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Singer who only wants to have some fun

      Home Stats

      3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool

      Price

      Unknown

      Finally something to sing about!

      Songstress Sheryl Crow was singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles earlier this year. Now, there’s a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front!

      After listing for the first time in 2012 and trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her Hollywood Hills home for $15,950,000, Crow’s compound was delisted in December 2013 and came back on the market in April 2014 with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000. At that new, lower price, a buyer finally emerged!

      Set behind private gates, Crow’s Spanish-style compound sits atop a hill and is comprised of 3 houses that total more than 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres.  She purchased each home individually in and around 1998, and meticulously combined the properties over the next few years.

      The main home is a remodeled and restored ‘Spanish Revival’ with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-story entryway, chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar and music room.

      A second home is a Craftsman built in 1909, and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and views of the vistas of Hollywood.

      The third home on the 10 acre property is a cottage that dates back to 1885, complete with a oak-floored kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

      The entire compound is tied together with canyon pathways, trails, a tee pee, campsite, playground, palapas and a resort-style infinity pool.

      A true treasure in the heart of Hollywood.

      Crow’s had a hard time in the real estate game in recent years. This home sat on the market for months and months, and her equestrian property in College Grove, TN has also had a hard time finding a buyer, even after more than 2 years and nearly $2 million in price reductions. She just recently took that house off that market.

      The rest of her portfolio includes two off-market properties. One is a $3.6M estate in Nashville, Tennessee and the other is a beachfront escape in Florida.

      The listing agent for her Los Angeles estate is Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates.

        Singer Sarah Brightman Lists Santa Monica Remodel For $3.195 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 15, 2014  |  12:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Sarah Brightman

        Santa Monica, CA

        Most Known For

        Classical crossover soprano who is also an actress, songwriter and dancer.

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet, remodeled

        Price

        $3,195,000

        Soprano singer Sarah Brightman just listed her picture-perfect remodeled home in Santa Monica Canyon for $3,195,000.

        A single-level Cape Cod-style home, the 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,000 square foot spot has been extensively remodeled, with walnut floors and high ceilings throughout.

        With a fabulous open floor plan, a living room with stunning rock wall and fireplace leads to a beautiful Cararra marble kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area.

        Brightman’s master suite is bright and airy and opens to a tiled backyard and cabana. The master bath comes complete with a spa tub, double sinks and rain shower.

        Throughout the 3,000 square foot home, there’s three additional sky-lighted bedroom suites, plus a detached studio/bonus room with half bath.

        In a primo Santa Monica location, Brightman’s for-sale house is in an exceptional school district and close to beach and restaurants.

        Perhaps Sarah is getting rid of her worldy possessions as she prepares for her mission to space in 2015. According to media reports, Brightman will part of a three-person crew traveling to the international space station. From there, she be the first person to sing from space.

        Out of this world!

          James Marsden Buys Mid Century Home in The Hills For $1.8 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 9, 2014  |  10:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          James Marsden

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Hunky actor who has appeared in the X-Men films, 27 Dresses, The Notebook and more

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,265 square feet, pool

          Price

          $1,834,075

          Actor James Marsden just dropped $1,834,075 on a Mid Century home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills!

          Built in 1959, the post-and-beam-style home is the quintessential Hollywood Hills home designed for indoor/outdoor living with timeless design.

          Inside, Marsden’s new digs has wide spans of open living space and walls of glass that merge the indoors and out. When he needs privacy, James can retreat to a large master suite with a massive walk-in closet. Just down the hall, there’s two more large bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is a great versatile space, and would make either a great office or and additional guest suite.

          The lush and private lot has a large swimming pool and spa and expansive outdoor entertaining areas.

          James has become a household name via his roles in ‘The Notebook,’ ’27 Dresses’ and the X-Men series. James has parlayed all that on-screen success into a nice off-screen real estate portfolio. He currently owns two additional homes: a $1.3M home in Burbank, CA and his starter home in Studio City that he bought for $454,000 in June 1998.

           

            Bye, Bye Bird Streets! Jodie Foster Sells In The Hollywood Hills

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2014  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Jodie Foster

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views

            Price

            $4,995,000

            Bye, Bye Bird Streets!

            Jodie Foster just sold her Hollywood Hills mansion in the famed Bird Streets after struggling to find a buyer. She listed the spread for $6.4 million in June 2013 and it languished on the market for more than a year. It took a couple price chops to get the deal done. Property records show the deal closed on October 6, 2014 for $4,995,000.

            Foster purchased the home in 1995 from model Cheryl Tiegs. With a distinguished address and oodles of famous neighbors, Foster’s Spanish Villa was the ultimate celebrity hideaway for the notoriously private actress.

            The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, an office and an attached guest suite. Adjacent to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry leads to a stunning kitchen. A luxurious master suite features a sitting area, walk-in closets, fireplace and sauna.

            Outside, the central courtyard pool and brick patio are shielded by a high-reaching hedge for the utmost seclusion – a must for the notoriously private Foster, who had never openly discussed her private life in the public until she outed herself in an emotional speech while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

            In other real estate moves, Jodie sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $8.3 million in January 2012 and purchased a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 3,752 square foot home in Beverly Hills for  $11,750,000 on June 25, 2012.

             

              Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger Sell Los Angeles Pied-a-Terre For Over Asking

              Posted by Cristin  |  October 2, 2014  |  7:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Joshua Jackson & Diane Kruger

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              He's broke out as an actor as Pacey in Dawson's Creek, she's an actress and fashion 'It Girl'

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,389 square feet, guest quarters, views

              Price

              $1,488,000

              Gorgeous, globe-trotting couple Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, have just sold their Los Angeles pied-a-terre for over asking!

              In a deal that closed on September 30, 2014, Jackson and Kruger banked $1,488,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home they were asking $1,450,000 for.

              Purchased in 2009 for 1,315,000, the barely-used mini-compound was the West Coast home base for the long-term duo, who split time between New York, Paris…and wherever else their glamorous careers take them.

              It’s no shock that Kruger, who is a fashion industry darling and a frequent face on “best dressed” lists, owned a home described as “chic.”

              Located on a prime street in the Hollywood Hills, the just-sold property is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. In the main house, an open floor plan showcases a living room with a brick fireplace, elegant formal dining room with built-in shelving, and a den/media room. Calming white walls, dark oak floors and large windows punctuate these spaces.

              The gourmet kitchen features a La Canche range, butcher block center-island, exposed wood shelving and a farmhouse sink that overlooks the garden.

              The European inspired master suite has newly-refinished poured concrete floors, a fireplace and a walk-in closet. The adjacent master bath has an extra-large shower with wishbone marble floors. French doors lead to the large terrace, with views of Hollywood. The second bedroom has a door to the terrace and an adjacent remodeled bathroom.

              Downstairs, the home has coveted guest quarters that contain its own kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living area. A true guest oasis, it can be accessed through the main house or a separate entrance.

              Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates represented Josh and Diane in the sale, and his colleague Sherri Rogers, also of Nourmand & Associates, represented the buyer.

                Minnie Driver Buys Traditional Home In The Hills

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2014  |  1:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Minnie Driver

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known for 'Good Will Hunting' and more

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, gated, pool

                Price

                $2,465,000

                Actress Minnie Driver just wrote a check for $2,465,000. Her purchase? A 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,765 square foot traditional-style estate nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

                Recently remodeled, Drivers new digs sit on a magnificently landscaped, private lot. The verdant setting features a lagoon pool, spa, waterfall, gazebo and large lawn areas for entertaining.

                Impeccable taste and quality workmanship are reflected throughout the house and evident in the dark hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and paneled wainscoting. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a stunning diamond hatched bay window to take in the views.

                A brand new kitchen has a farmhouse sink, stone countertops, beautiful cabinetry and a gracious breakfast room.

                Minnie’s new master suite features French doors to the yard, a luxurious granite bathroom with soaking tub, a huge shower, double sinks and celebrity must-have: a custom-built walk-in closet.

                All bedrooms are en-suite, and the third bedroom has a separate entrance, ideal for use as an office or guest suite.

                The gated property has a two car garage, parking for eight additional cars, and another celebrity homes must-have: a primo security system.

                Driver has lived for nearly two decades in a home nearby, which she bought for $775,000 in 1998. She still currently owns that property, but with this new purchase, be on the look out for the listing soon!

                Eric Lowry of Coldwell Banker represented the home’s sellers, and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty was Minnie Driver’s real estate agent.

                  Jake Gyllenhaal Asks $3.5 Million For Hollywood Hills House

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 19, 2014  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Jake Gyllenhaal

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

                  Price

                  $3,500,000

                  Jake Gyllenhaal is selling his gated Hollywood Hills house for $3.5 million!

                  Gyllenhaal has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

                  When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re some of the best in L.A.

                  The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

                  The one-story home itself may appeal to the geriatric set, but what it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

                  The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

                  The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.

                  Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.

                    American Idol’s Randy Jackson Loses $825k On Sale Of Tarzana Home

                    Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Randy Jackson

                    Tarzana, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Grammy-winning producer who spent 12 years as a judge on 'American Idol'

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, guest house, gated

                    Price

                    $1,900,000

                    Oh No, Dawg!  Former ‘American Idol’ judge, Randy Jackson, just lost a chunk of change on the sale of his Tarzana, CA home.

                    Purchased by the Grammy-winning super-producer in May 2005 for $2,725,000, Jackson just sold the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 5,878 square foot place for $1,900,000. That’s $825,000 less than what Jackson paid when he bought it. Ouch.

                    He listed the gated estate for $2.199 million in June 2014, price chopped it to $1.99M, and then quickly found a buyer…but not one willing to pay full asking on the gated estate in the El Caballero area of Tarzana.

                    The buyer got a bargain basement price on a large custom-built estate with a newer gourmet kitchen with high-end amenities, including granite countertops, stainless steel Viking appliances, a SubZero fridge/freezer.

                    In the master suite, Jackson’s house had his/her bathrooms, with direct access to the spa. All five bedroom are over-sized, with their own en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.

                    The exterior features a sparkling swimming pool and manicured, lush green lawn. Beyond the pool, the property also featured a stand-alone guest house with full kitchen and central air and heat.

                    Kenneth Margolis of Soetheby’s International Realty was Jackson’s agent and Alan Parness of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

                      New Jersey ‘Housewife’ Theresa Giudice Lists Mansion Amid Legal Troubles

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 12, 2014  |  12:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Theresa and Joe Giudice

                      Towaco, NJ

                      Most Known For

                      Real Housewives of New Jersey stars with serious legal troubles

                      Home Stats

                      3.5 acres, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, grand staircase

                      Price

                      $3,999,000

                      Theresa and Joe Giudice of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame are selling their large Towaco, NJ house just weeks before they’re set to be sentenced to time in “the big house” – aka jail.

                      The longtime Bravo TV stars and fan favorites ran afoul of the law this past year, when they were indicted and eventually plead guilty to numerous counts of tax and mortgage fraud. Their sentencing is set for early October, where they’ll find out how many months they’ll spend in the slammer, where they’ll undoubtedly experience a new kind of reality.

                      With lawyers bills piling up, Joe and Theresa are selling their Jersey estate for $3,999,000. They picked up the vacant lot in 2002 for $530,000, and proceeded to build a massive Chateau-style mega-mansion.

                      Located at 6 Indian Lane, the home sits on 3.5 acres and has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 10,044 square feet. There’s a lot of Theresa touches throughout, including an abundance of brown and bling. As seen many times on the TV show, the Giudice home has a grand two- story entrance with double Cinderella staircases.

                      The gourmet kitchen is the center of the home, and is often the scene of Giudice family get-togethers and moments with their four daughters. The kitchen features a butlers pantry and large working center island, perfect for entertaining.

                      The grand formal great room doesn’t get much screen time, but in the photos, you can see that it features a huge wood-burning fireplace, a soaring two-story ceiling with upstairs balcony overlooking the room.

                      The master bedroom is just what you’d expect from Theresa – over-sized and over-the-top! It features three custom designed walk-in closets, a massive gas fireplace, and master bath with onyx tile, steam shower, soaking tub.