NBA Baller Chris Bosh Wants $14.5 Million For Pacific Palisades Mansion

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 22, 2014  |  11:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Chris Bosh

    Pacific Palisades, CA

    Most Known For

    NBA star on the Miami Heat

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, resort-style pool, views

    Price

    $14,500,000

    NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the market for $14,500,000, as first reported by the LA Times

    The NBA star, who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat, is away from this home so frequently that it’s time to finally give it up. He’d hung on to it for a few years and had it for rent for $45,000 a month. With a life in gorgeous Miami and a $12,333,000 mansion on the water there, Chris and his wife no longer needed the to-die-for So Cal spread.

    Chris’ for-sale place on the West Coast is a real palace in the Palisades. For a mere $14.5 million, you’ll get a wonderful ocean-view gated estate on approximately an acre-and-a-half. Secluded at the top of a knoll, the home has spectacular unobstructed views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountains. The outdoor area is punctuated with a resort-style infinity pool with swim up bar and lounge areas. A huge outdoor eating area features a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. There’s even an outdoor shower and large flat grassy area, perfect for extravagant entertaining. Inside, you’ll find a movie theatre, bar area with billiards, basically a total sports bar within the house.

    The home is perfect for the CEO-type, with it’s ultra-luxurious office/library. Last but not least, the home has a huge master suite with dual master baths with huge walk-in closets and large ocean view balcony with spa off the master.

    For those who need a little extra help around the (giant) house, the home comes with fully-equipped staff quarters.

    Baller!

    Shen Shultz of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

      Natasha Bedingfield Lists Los Feliz Stunner For $3.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 14, 2014  |  1:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Natasha Bedingfield

      Los Feliz, CA

      Most Known For

      Grammy-nominated British songstress, with hits like "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and 'Unwritten"

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, home theater, pool

      Price

      $3,499,000

      Singer Natasha Bedingfield is selling her stunning house in Los Feliz!

      She’s asking $3,499,000 for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 4,792 square foot home. The ‘Unwritten’ singer wrote a check for $2,300,000 when she bought the place back in July 2009.

      Five years later, the home is back on the market after an extensive remodel. According to listing agent Andrew Mortaza of the Core Group, “rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market.”

      Privacy, security, and gorgeous views are the highlights of Natasha’s “perfectly done” architectural home, which is nestled behind gates within the prestigious gated community of Laughlin park.

      The home has a massive master bedroom with a retreat, steam shower and a true walk-in closet. As an added bonus, the house has a second master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The home also has a full gym, 3 car garage, a den/office, double access from street to street, a theatre, two kitchens, patios and multiple balconies.

      If Natasha’s home strikes your fancy, write an offer ASAP, so you can spend tranquil nights on one of the many balconies staring at the Griffith Observatory or the city lights. Perfect for life in Southern California, the home also has a sparkling pool and hot tub.  

       

        Rent Paris Hilton’s Malibu Party Pad For $65,000 A Month

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 7, 2014  |  1:04 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Paris Hilton

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        Hilton hotel heiress; "famous for being famous"

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,645 square feet, beachfront

        Price

        $65,000 a month

        Party like an heiress this summer in Malibu!

        Currently for rent on the sandy shores of Malibu is the fabulous beach house Paris Hilton is currently shacking up in for the month of July.

        Paris has been loving her time in the house, and paparazzi cameras captured her throwing a patriotic beach party on the 4th of July. Joined by oodles of other famous faces, Paris had the house decked out in red, white and blue, and revelers enjoyed the perfect California sunshine on the home’s expansive beachfront deck.

        Didn’t get invited to Paris’ party? You can throw your own Labor Day bash at the home if you lease it for $65,000 a month for the rest of the summer, or beyond!

        Paris’ current party pad is remodeled abode that sits on primo and highly-desired La Costa beach.

        With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, chef-ready kitchen with carrera marble, plasma TV’s, master suite with sitting/reading area, deck off the master and walk-in closet, the house is a luxurious retreat.

        Essential for any Malibu home, this property has a large entertaining deck with BBQ and lounge chairs for relaxing and staring out at the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.

        Once Paris vacates the premises at the end of July, make this California gem your getaway!

        The listing is held by Wendy Carroll of Westside Estate Agency.

          Ellen Degeneres Just Sold ‘The Best Home In LA’ To Sean Parker

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 7, 2014  |  10:20 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Daytime talk show host and beautiful actress; Married

          Home Stats

          6 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, 13,511 square feet, 2.3 acres

          Price

          $55,000,000

          Talk show host Ellen Degeneres‘ side gig as a house flipper is proving to be a seriously lucrative endeavor. 

          Reports have just emerged that Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi have just sold the Brody House, also known as “The Best House in LA” to tech savant Sean Parker. Parker was famously portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the Oscar-nominated “The Social Network.”

          According to TMZ, Ellen just sold the house to Parker for $55 million. That’s $15 million more than the $40 million she paid for it less than a year ago. TMZ’s sources tell them that “Parker approached Ellen and Portia late last month with the offer … he went nuts over the famous house and Ellen’s interior design.  We’re told even though she never intended to flip the house, she couldn’t refuse a good deal.  The escrow was all of 8 days.  It closed last Thursday.”

          Parker’s swank new home is 13,511 square feet, with 6 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, a pool, gym and more, all on 2.3 acres in prime Beverly Hills

          The change of ownership isn’t yet reflected in property records, so until then, this is just a mansion-sized rumor. We wouldn’t put it past Ellen and Portia, though. In 2012, they bought Brad Pitt’s Malibu bachelor pad, and then flipped it back on the market seven months later. When the home sold shortly thereafter, they made $1,000,000 profit. 

          It’s reported that Ellen and Portia have moved on to two adjacent, high-priced condos in Beverly West. They still own a massive estate in Santa Barbara. With their past in real estate, no doubt they’ll be on to their next project before you know it.

          Images of The Brody House via the MLS. 

            Ellen Page Sells In Studio City After Snapping Up Venus Williams’ Pad

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 2, 2014  |  9:24 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Ellen Page

            Studio City, CA

            Most Known For

            'Juno' and 'Inception' actress who recently came out

            Home Stats

            2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,499 square feet, pool

            Price

            $1,041,409

            Newly ‘out’ actress Ellen Page just sold her modest Studio City digs after snapping up Venus William’s former home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.701 million.

            With the purchase of Williams’ home, Page no longer needed the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home she purchased back in 2011 for $885,000. She was asking $1,050,000 and sold for just below that: $1,041,409.

            Perched in a prime Studio City Hills location on a privacy-friendly dead-end street, Page’s just-sold bungalow is a rare turn-key Cape Cod Traditional Home.

            The sunny home features beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, hardwood floors and multi-door access to a pool and outdoor dining area.

            A fully remodeled kitchen has cook’s appliances and a breakfast nook.

            Ellen’s former master suite has a redone bath, generous walk-in closet, and direct access to yard and pool.

            Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty – Beverly Hills held the listing and Leah Guerra of Rodeo Realty represented the buyers.

              Report: Courteney Cox & David Arquette Snag Buyer For Beverly Hills Architectural Gem

              Posted by Cristin  |  July 1, 2014  |  11:17 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Courteney Cox & David Arquette

              Beverly Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Former couple; She's most known as Monica on Friends, he's part of a large Hollywood family and has a few acting hits under his belt

              Home Stats

              5,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms (plus maids quarters), 5.5 bathrooms, swimming pool

              Price

              $18,000,000

              According to reports, Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have finally found a buyer for their under-the-radar Beverly Hills architectural estate

              Listed for $19.5M, the Real Estalker is reporting that the Mid-Century style home is in escrow for about $18 million bucks, and the rumored buyer is successful producer, songwriter and Grammy-winner, Dr. Luke. He’s also the same celebrity real estate aficionado that snapped up Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne‘s former Malibu beach house for $7.925M in 2012. 

              Timing is right for Courteney and David to make a deal on the estate they own together. Although they still amicably co-parent their 10-year-old daughter Coco together, the duo have been officially divorced since May 2013. Although the two remain “Friends,” Courteney just announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid, and David has since moved on to girlfriend Christina Mclarty, with whom he has a young son named Charlie West

              After they separated, the estate spent two years unofficially on the market as a “pocket listing.” With no takers, the A. Quincy Jones-designed Beverly Hills estate hit the MLS in September 2013 for $19,500,000.

              The Wallace Ridge estate is nestled in the uber-private and high-priced gated Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. In June 2004, in their happily married days, Cox and Arquette purchased the trophy property for $5,450,000. They had the single-story home completely restored by renowned architect Cory Buckner in 2006.

              The in-escrow estate is an approximately 5,500 square foot home on one level, with 4 bedrooms (plus maids rooms), 5.5 bathrooms, detached office and uniquely gorgeous circular swimming pool.

              Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.

                Heidi Klum Bidding Gorgeous Brentwood Estate “Auf Wiedersehen,” Asking $25 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 27, 2014  |  11:12 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Heidi Klum

                Brentwood, CA

                Most Known For

                Glamourous supermodel, turned TV host and mogul

                Home Stats

                8.5 acres, 12,300 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, pool, views

                Price

                $25,000,000

                Supermodel and TV powerhouse, Heidi Klum, is saying “Auf Wiedersehen” to her stunning Brentwood estate. She just listed the 8 bedroom, 10 bathroom, 12,300 square foot property for $25 million. 

                According to listing details, the Italian-style villa, completed in 1999, has been given the Heidi makeover—a complete renovation that revived and refreshed a front-row oceanview estate in the premier guard-gated community in Brentwood, located off bucolic Mandeville Canyon. 

                Heidi recounts the first time she heard about the property, saying “when I first heard about this available property, I was a bit skeptical when I was told it had been empty for a long time. As a busy working mother with four young children, I was hoping to find a home that was essentially turnkey… I knew that homes that are unoccupied for any length of time do not always get the attention they need, and I wasn’t looking for a project.”

                However, the Emmy Award–winning executive producer and host of “Project Runway” and judge on “Germany’s Next Topmodel” and the top-rated “America’s Got Talent” tapped her creative skills to transform the estate into a warm family home.

                Heidi’s team of talented people worked extensively for over six months to replace every window, re-stain all the gorgeous woodwork, upgrade all the appliances and fixtures, design dream closets, build a master bath with views of the ocean and expand the garden.

                The time, energy and patience poured into the restoration paid off. Heidi says, “by the time we finished, the house was as incredible as its grounds and views. Sometimes I sit in the garden, drinking my coffee, looking at the Pacific, and really feel it is a little piece of Heaven. I think others will love the house as much as I have.”

                Set on 8.5 acres with approximately three prime acres of flat land, the grounds have an infinity-edge pool and spa, koi pond, formal rose garden, fountains, lawns, gazebos, rolling green for golf putting and driving, children’s playhouse and slide, secret gardens and hiking trails—all with unobstructed ocean views and complete privacy.

                A perfect Los Angeles escape.

                Photos courtesy of Nick Springett. 

                 

                  Jim Parsons Sells Starter Home After Upgrading To Robert Pattinson’s Digs

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2014  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Jim Parsons

                  Los Feliz, CA

                  Most Known For

                  'Big Bang Theory' actor

                  Home Stats

                  3 bed, 4 bath, 2,827 square feet, views

                  Price

                  $1,575,000

                  Jim Parsons has just parted ways with his Los Feliz starter home, mere months after snapping up Robert Pattinson’s glittering estate for $6,375,000.

                  Property records show that Parsons went out with a whimper, instead of ‘Bang,’ on his smaller, more modest house, selling the spread on June 20,2014 for $1,575,000. He had high hopes for more dough when he listed the place for $1,850,000 in January 2014. While he didn’t get full asking, he did rake in more than the $1,300,000 he paid for the place in April 2009. 

                  Located just a few blocks away from his new, bigger home in the same Los Feliz neighborhoodParson’s just-sold starter home is a beautifully remodeled and immaculately decorated hillside home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths and 2,827 square feet of living space spread out over two levels.

                  The open floor plan features fireplaces in the living and dining rooms,  and a spacious cook’s kitchen.

                  The lower-level features a den/office and a master suite with sitting room, large en-suite bathroom with spa tub and separate shower, and a huge walk-in closet.

                  Outside, a charming private entry patio contains an outdoor fireplace.

                  We suspect that Parsons and his fiance Todd Spiewak aren’t sweating the lower-than-hoped-for sale price as they nest nearby in their new, upgraded, A-list digs. Not ones to keep it all in one Los Feliz neighborhood, the engaged duo also spent $1.822 million for a NYC apartment near Gramercy Park in August 2013.

                    Reese Witherspoon Puts $14 Million Price Tag On Sprawling Brentwood Estate

                    Posted by Cristin  |  June 24, 2014  |  9:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Reese Witherspoon

                    Brentwood, CA

                    Most Known For

                    'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 1.3 acres, pool

                    Price

                    $14,000,000

                    ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is looking to make a sweet real estate deal!

                    Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, have quietly listed their sprawling Brentwood mansion for $14 million.

                    Per property records and The Real Estalker, the three parcels that comprise the large estate were bought in December 2003 and December 2013 for just over $11 million, combined.

                    A captivating and rare find, Witherspoon’s California Spanish-style estate is tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a double lot in the desirable, guard gated and celebrity-friendly Brentwood Circle.

                    Unparalleled privacy, sprawling grounds, gorgeous gardens, richly detailed spaces, a perfect floor plan make for the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle for any A-lister.

                    Interior amenities include a double-height entry with sweeping staircase,  formal dining room with rich wood ceiling, and cozy library/den.

                    A fabulous eat-in kitchen and adjacent family room open through French doors to expansive lawn, pool/spa, outdoor fireplace, sunken trampoline, children’s playground, vegetable garden and towering Eucalyptus trees.

                    In total, Reese and Jim’s home has 5 bedrooms, each with private bath, including a sensational master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, marble bath, two large closets, and a separate gym or office.

                    Reese and her agent, David Offer, have structured the deal in two ways. The main residence is asking $10.5 million, but also available to be purchased separately is an adjacent 28,870 square foot (per assessor) parcel, which would bring the total lot size to over 1.3 acres and the total cost to $14 million.

                    Reese is hoping this deal goes better than the sale of her former ranch in Ojai Reese originally had the place listed for $10 million, and price chopped it multiple times, until it finally sold for almost a million less than the $5.8 million she paid for it. 

                    Images via listing agent David Offer, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

                      Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox Move The Family To Toluca Lake

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 23, 2014  |  7:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

                      Toluca Lake, CA

                      Most Known For

                      He's a 90210 alum and she's a smoking-hot actress with roles in Transformers and more

                      Home Stats

                      4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 6,710 Square Feet, Gated, Pool

                      Price

                      $3,350,000

                      Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are on the move!

                      The married duo welcomed their second son, Bohdi Ransom,  earlier this year and decided to make a change on the home front. They recently listed their Los Feliz mansion for $3,995,000, and bought a new place in Toluca Lake, CA, paying $3,350,000 for the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,710 square foot home that was Bing Crosby’s original Carriage House.

                      Property records show that they swooped up the one acre property on June 10, 2014.

                      The private estate has a 100 foot curving driveway that leads you between gorgeous century old oak trees and olive trees to a contemporary ranch house.

                      Remodeled in 2008, the 6,710 square foot, one-story home has exquisite architectural details.

                      The main room is spacious, with exposed beams and quartz slate floors. The kitchen has an Australian opal granite island that offers seating. An adjacent formal dining room has a Brazilian cherry hardwood floor and a gorgeous nearby library has ample shelf space and an electric skylight.

                      The recreation room is ideal for indoor activity – perhaps a home gym for the gorgeous duo or a play room for their boys.

                      Brian and Megan’s new master suite includes a 600 square foot 2nd story loft and separate his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms.

                      The back yard features a saline pool and jacuzzi, and a fire pit. An added bonus, a spacious 563 square foot pool house has its own kitchen and bathroom.

                      Lots of room for this growing family!

                       

                      Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group represented the sellers, and Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker represented Brian and Megan. She also holds their Los Feliz listing.

                      Images via the MLS.