The Late, Great Robin Williams’ Napa Estate Still Seeks A Buyer

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 20, 2014  |  10:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Robin Williams

    Napa, CA

    Most Known For

    The late, great actor and comedian brought smiles to millions of people through his iconic roles, which include "Mork and Mindy," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Good Will Hunting."

    Home Stats

    9 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet, pool, vineyards

    Price

    $29,900,000

    The Napa estate belonging to the late, great Robin Williams is still seeking a buyer.

    Appropriately named “Villa Sorriso,” which means “House of Smiles,” the massive estate was owned by a man who brought smiles to the face of millions of people in his lifetime, via his iconic roles in “Mork & Mindy,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Will Hunting,” and others.

    Listed for $29,900,000, Villa Sorriso is situated atop the Mayacamas Mountains between the world-famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys,  on approximately 653 acres. The property borders Sugarloaf Ridge Park, allowing access to thousands of adjoining acres.

    The property features a 20,000 square foot main residence, a 3,200 square foot guest house, a 7-stall horse barn, tennis court, hiking/riding trails, a spring-fed pond, 100+ olive oil producing trees, and approximately 18.4 acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc wines, with existing winery contracts.

    The main residence was built in 2003 from Portuguese limestone, and includes 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 5 half baths, a library, theatre, family room, elevator, climate controlled cellars for wine/art, 3 safe rooms and smart house technology.

    Exterior features include a private tower and bridge, 65-foot infinity pool, manicured lawns and sculpture gardens.

    Villa Sorriso is located at the end of a road, making it easily accessible, yet private. For those seeking a getaway, the home is close to Yountville and a very quick helicopter ride from Napa’s private airport.

    Williams first attempted to sell the estate for $35 million in 2012.

      Reese Witherspoon Buys A Stately Nashville Fixer-Upper

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  11:41 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Reese Witherspoon

      Nashville, TN

      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

      4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,855 square feet

      Price

      $1,950,000

      Reese Witherspoon is taking on a project!

      The ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ actress just bought a second home in Nashville, paying $1,950,000 for an amazing, stately mansion that’s in a sad state of disrepair.

      Described as a “once in a generation opportunity,’ the home is a stately 1930’s era home on massive 6.5 acre Oak Hill lot that’s in need of some major, major TLC. The home, as it stands now, has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,855 square feet.

      Reese and Jim have some serious love for Tennessee. After all, they named their young son after the state. With a son named “Tennesee,” it’s no surprise that the showbiz duo are doubling down there. Reese already owns one Nashville mansion, which she picked up for $760,000 in 2005. She grew up in Nashville, and her parents still live nearby. Although she’s been a long time California girl, times, they may be a-changin’.

      Currently, Reese and Jim have their Brentwood, California mansion for-sale as an off-market deal. They’re asking $14 million for their 5-bedroom estate and an adjacent lot. They also used to own a place in Ojai, CA, but that sold at a loss late last year.

      This new Nashville buy isn’t really a shocking purchase for “America’s Sweetheart.” Reese has always had an affinity for revamping homes and making them her own. She completely redid her ranch in Ojai, CA when she first bought it, and all of her other homes have been upgraded and renovated to perfection.

      Her new Nashville mansion has great “bones” and oodles of charm. There’s a masculine wood-paneled library, amazing hardwood floors throughout, and traditional details that give the home a distinguished feel. Each window looks out upon a picturesque brook and sweeping views of the sprawling grounds.

      Hat tip to The Real Estalker, who first reported the news of Reese’s new home.

       

        Topher Grace Lists Tiny Hollywood Hills Hideaway

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  7:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Topher Grace

        Hollywood Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Actor who played Eric Forman in 'That 70's Show'

        Home Stats

        2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,799 square feet, pool

        Price

        $1,895,000

        ‘The 70’s Show’ actor Topher Grace has just put his Hollywood Hills hideaway on the market for $1,895,000.

        Topher bought the place in January 2006 for $1,275,000 from actor Jesse Metcalf.

        Tiny by Hollywood standards, the home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,799 square feet.

        Described by his real estate agent as a “picturesque pied de terre,” the home sits on a private cul-de-sac off of Sunset Plaza. What it lacks in square footage and space, it makes up for in location, location, location!

        The single-level home has a great open floor plan, with hardwood floors and soft, natural night throughout.

        The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, and the master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, plus a sumptuous bath.

        Tophers’s tiny pad has a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to a sparkling pool and  several lush outdoor spaces for lounging and entertaining.

        Topher joins his other ‘That 70’s Show’ cast mates, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, on the real estate merry-go-round. Ashton just sold his bachelor pad for $9.92 million, and Mila is asking nearly $4 million for her single gal spread.

         

          Justin Bieber Rents Hollywood Party Palace With Night Club, Gym and Pool

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 15, 2014  |  1:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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          Justin Bieber

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          20 year-old Canadian singer who's transitioned from hearthrob to bad boy

          Home Stats

          16,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, glass staircase, pool, home theater, home gym

          Price

          $29,500 a month

          Justin Bieber has a new crib – and it’s perfect for the young bad boy.

          Pop’s young prince has decamped from his rented Beverly Hills condos and moved into a sprawling Hollywood Hills home that has its own night club!

          Justin is taking advice from Miley Cyrus, who, on a appearance on Jay Leno, told him “you have a lot of money…buy a house with a night club.” Done and done.

          Seems like sound advice for Justin, who seems to run into trouble every time he leaves the house.

          Now Justin can party his heart out – at home. His new rental has an 80-foot long disco with bar, lights and sound system. If that wasn’t enough, the place has a fully-equipped gym, pool table, ping pong enclave and three bars. Three bars.

          The 16,000 square foot all-glass contemporary estate has 10 bedrooms, including two master suites with huge closets. The in-home movie theater has a 160-inch screen (where Justin was just spotted watching a movie with manager Scooter Braun and friends).

          A floating glass staircase (or elevator) takes Justin and his entourage from one level to the next. Outside, an amazing 80-foot-long pool has a four-foot high blue glass tile rendition of the famed Hollywood sign running the length of the pool.

          The house has a huge outdoor deck and three yards all suspended into the amazing city view.

          Justin famously clashed with his neighbors in Calabasas, finally selling the place to Khloe Kardashian and renting in Atlanta for a hot minute. He was back on the West Coast again, this time shacking up in two condo units in a brand new Beverly Hills building. He also pissed off every neighbor in that building, before moving to this glass party palace in the Hollywood Hills.

          The home is owned by developer Danny Fitzgerald, and was listed briefly for $8.9 million.

          Images via the MLS.

            Peek Inside The $21.5 Million Condo Beyonce Secretly Toured Without Jay-Z

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 12, 2014  |  8:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Beyonce

            New York, NY

            Most Known For

            International superstar singer, married to Jay-Z; Former member of Destiny's Child

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,054 square feet, views, doorman, private terrace

            Price

            $21,500,000

            Adding fuel to the fire of those divorce rumors, the New York Post is reporting that Beyonce was spotted touring a $21.5 million-dollar condo in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

            A new home for her, Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy? Not likely, since this 4,054 square-foot pad is nearly half the size of the luxurious TriBeCa condo the Carter family currently calls home.

            According to the Post’s source, “She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly.” Additional sources also said that the fact that Jay-Z wasn’t there was a big red flag, since he “has always been extremely involved in their real estate deals.” 

            While many people say it’s just a matter of when, not if, they will split, Beyonce may be getting her ducks in a row and finding a new home.

            If it’s true and they’re no longer “Crazy in Love,” this New York City condo is definitely fit for “Queen B.”

            The magnificent Penthouse offers unequalled panoramic city and river vistas on one of Chelsea’s finest blocks. Every inch of this immaculate duplex reflects superior craftsmanship, utmost attention to detail and ultra-refined finishes at every turn, with a backdrop of stretching views of the Empire State Building, Highline, Hudson River and more from floor-to-ceiling windows.

            The custom-designed living space is complemented by a private 642 square foot, north-facing terrace that showcases stretching city sights. Completely renovated to perfection, this large, light-bathed 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath duplex penthouse was made for entertaining. With huge formal areas and the massive outdoor terrace accessible from both the grand living room and library, there is a  seamless flow for intimate barbecues and large-scale parties.

            A top-of-the-line open chef’s kitchen faces south and west and is equipped with a breakfast area, white Cararra marble, Arclinea Italian cabinetry, Boffi fixtures, premium appliances including a Viking range with a vented hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and wine refrigerator.

            Other highlights of this enviable residence are 9’2″ ceiling heights, charcoal granite and teak floors, teak wall panels and Venetian plaster walls, custom electronic shades throughout, stone tiles in the spa-like baths, a custom-designed staircase with an intricate bronze railing, and spacious laundry room with a full-size Miele washer and dryer, teak and stainless steel cabinetry.

            The sprawling master bedroom retreat is the piece de resistance with its spectacular views, massive teak closet providing loads of luxury storage, and opulent master bath with ribbed marble walls and Boffi fixtures.

            Perfect for Beyonce, the luxurious building has a 24-hour doorman and sits in a prized location, just minutes from West Chelsea’s best spots. 

            Will she or won’t she? Only time will tell.

              Sold! Ashton Kutcher Sells Glassy Hollywood Bachelor Pad For $9.925 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 10, 2014  |  7:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Ashton Kutcher

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              'That 70's Show' and 'Two and a Half Men' star who is expecting a baby with fiance Mila Kunis

              Home Stats

              Three stories, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,385 square feet

              Price

              $9,925,000

              Ashton Kutcher just sold his sleek Hollywood Hills bachelor pad for $9,925,000!

              The ‘Two and a Half Men” actor bought the sleek hills pad two years ago, paying $8.455 million. In May 2014, it was rumored that he was quietly shopping it for $12,000,000.

              In 2012, he rented the pad for a rumored $50,000 a month for a couple months before officially making it his. At the time that he bought, he was recently separated from now-ex-wife Demi Moore and needed a new place to call home. Shortly after moving into his bachelor pad, Kutcher stepped out with former ‘That 70′s Show” co-star Mila Kunis. Two years later, the duo are engaged and expecting their first child – a girl!

              With all those life changes, Kutcher’s spectacular bachelor pad doesn’t exactly scream “family home.” It was rumored that Mila wanted to bring up baby in a more family-friendly home, and those rumors were confirmed when the duo snapped up a very family-friendly place in Beverly Hills for about $10,000,000.

              With a new family home and a baby due any minute, it was time for Kutcher to part with his former party pad. In the same vein,  Mila just listed her single girl spread nearby, asking $3,995,000.

              With their bachelor and bachelorette pad sell-offs in full swing, Kutcher’s glassy house had to go. The three-story home overlooks Lake Hollywood with fully retractable walls of glass. The floating dining room area opens to stunning views. The home also has a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, private screening room, bar area and gym/massage room. The striking master suite boasts ample use of glass and wood, magnificent views and a spa-like master bath. A variety of outdoor spaces include enclosed gardens, outdoor rooms, infinity pool, cantilevered decks and an open sky terrace.

              Fun Fact: Justin Bieber, who recently sold his Calabasas home to Khloe Kardashian, was very, very interested in purchasing the home in 2011, but Ashton swooped in and bought it out from under him. The buyer remains unknown, but with Bieber’s current issues with his neighbors, this could have been a good buy for the young bad boy.

                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.