Jimmy Buffett Buys West Coast Oasis

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 19, 2014  |  2:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Jimmy Buffett

    Beverly Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Margaritaville crooner and restauranteur with devoted 'Parrothead' fans

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,322 square feet, pool, views

    Price

    $8,250,000

    Jimmy Buffett has found a new place to rest his (Parrot) head.

    The flip-flop wearing crooner just picked up a new place in Beverly Hills, paying $8,250,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,322 square foot gated Mid-Century style estate.

    According to The Real Estalker and property records, Buffett’s deal closed on April 14, 2014, making him and his wife Jane the proud owners of a brand new California oasis.

    Fully renovated and re-interpreted by an accomplished designer, the home has a fantastic open floor plan with walls of glass opening to spectacular city and ocean views. Perfect for Jimmy and Jane, the home has an incredible master suite with his-and-hers baths and walk-in closets.

    The floor plan allows flow from the living room, family room, kitchen and dining and outdoors for entertaining. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and leads to a bright and secluded office.

    The house surrounds a salt water pool and spa, with views so spectacular, they could inspire a song!

    Buffett also owns multiple trophy properties in Palm Beach, FL, The Hamptons and the island paradise of St. Barths.

    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.

        Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham Buys Third Brentwood Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac

        Brentwood, CA

        Home Stats

        6 bed, 5 bath, 5,680 sq ft, pool

        Price

        $6,493,000

        Thrice is nice!

        Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham has just picked up his third home in the swank Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, paying $6,493,000 for a 6 bedroom home in need of some serious TLC.

        The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also owns two other high-priced homes in the same area. He paid $5.8M for one in December 2012 and $6.6M for the other, way back in December 2004.

        The third home to join Buckingham’s Brentwood property portfolio is a gracious two-story traditional home situated on a massive 27,000 square foot lot!

        While outdated by today’s standards, the property displays exquisite details and character of early 1940′s architecture. Interior features include three fireplaces, hardwood floors, crown moldings, and custom built-ins. French doors open to a sun-room that overlooks a gorgeous yard featuring a fountain, sparkling pool and scenic canyon views.

        Upstairs, you’ll find four spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with high ceilings and tons of closet space.

        Property records show that the deal closed on June 10, 2014. Now that it’s theirs, this private Brentwood gem is awaiting Lindsey and wife Kristen’s magic touch to bring it up to the standards befitting a music legend.

        Matthew O’Keefe of Gibson International represented the sellers and David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the Buckinghams.

          Exclusive: After Buying From Tom and Gisele, Dr. Dre Lists For $35 Million in LA

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 10, 2014  |  8:46 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Dr. Dre

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Rapper, super producer and 'Beats by Dre' headphones mogul

          Home Stats

          6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,696 square feet, views, pool

          Price

          $35,000,000

          After dropping $40 million on Tom Brady and Gisele’s insane French Chateau-style mansion, Dr. Dre just listed his former home in the ‘Bird Streets’ of the Hollywood Hills for $35 million.

          The rapper, producer and headphone mogul just inked a deal with Apple to sell the company he started with music industry legend Jimmy Iovine for $3 billion.

          With all that extra cash, the already ballin mogul is now a certified billionaire with money to burn.

          Dre’s first splurge? A major mansion upgrade.

          With the purchase of Tom and Gisele’s mansion, Dr. Dre is moving on to the ‘Next Episode’ and selling his 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 9,696 square foot home for $35 million.

          Dre purchased the home on December 21, 2011 for $15,400,000.

          According to the listing, Dre’s for-sale estate is “without question, the best View estate in the city.” Perched atop a promontory and gated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home has a jetliner 300 degree vista with lights sparkling from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. With a flat, expansive, grassy yard, infinity edge pool – all overlooking the most striking views and setting in Los Angeles. Completely rebuilt in 2001, the sprawling home features a library/media, den, guest house, and wine cellar, all in total serenity and privacy.

          LA super agent Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency holds the listing.

            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.

              The Kardashians ‘Take’ This $14 Million Hamptons Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  2:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              The Kardashians

              Southampton, NY

              Most Known For

              Sisters, stars of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 8,900 square feet, pool, waterfront

              Price

              $13,950,000

              Fresh off the Kimye wedding, the Kardashians are ‘taking’ the Hamptons for the latest installment of their reality TV series – and they’re doing it in style.

              This summer, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (and their oodles of assistants, glam squads, nannies, etc) will descend upon the Hamptons to shoot their E! series, “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons,” where they’ll chronicle the launch of their popular Dash retail store in the chic New York vacation hotspot, all while living in a rented mansion, which is actually for-sale for $13,950,000.

              Their summer digs are sure to please even the pickiest Kardashian (we’re looking at you, Kim). The waterfront home sits on 3 acres, with a heated pool and a private dock. The 8,900 square foot estate is surrounded by water on 3 sides, and features 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

              There’s an oversized den, an open living room (perfect for lounging), a professional grade kitchen, and waterfront views from every window and glass door.

              Along with breathtaking views and top-of-the-line amenities, this home is made even more appealing by its close proximity to beaches and Southampton Village, where the Dash store will be open for business all summer.

              There were rumbles a few weeks back that the Kardashians were all “persona non grata” in the exclusive Hamptons community, and that many for-rent homes were closing their doors to the sisters. A source told the New York Post that “many Hamptons brokers refused to work with Kardashian producers, for fear of further upsetting locals who are worried about traffic and crowds, while other owners refused to rent their homes in more esteemed locations.”

              Sorry Hampton-ites. Looks like the Kardashians are coming at you – and doing it in style.

              The for-sale listing on their rental is being held by Danielle Lise Desrochers of Elliman.

               

                Josh Hutcherson Snaps Up A New Studio City Home For $1.25 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  11:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Josh Hutcherson

                Studio City, CA

                Most Known For

                Actor who plays 'Peeta Mellark' in the Hunger Games films

                Home Stats

                3 bed, 2 bath, 1,506 square feet

                Price

                $1,250,000

                ‘Hunger Games’ hunk Josh Hutcherson has just snapped a new spread, paying $1.25 million for a gorgeous East Coast traditional in the Silver Trangle area of Studio City.

                The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property was extensively remodeled in 2011. Now, the swank home features dark wood floors, a vaulted beam ceiling, and a formal dining room with fireplace, overlooking a charming brick patio. Oh, la la.

                The cook’s kitchen has an uber-popular farmhouse-style sink, Carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island.

                Small but mighty at just 1,506 square feet, the home has a master suite with two large closers and a master bedroom with additional Cararra marble counter tops, dual sinks and a stunning claw-foot tub.

                Outside, the landscaped and terraced yard includes a sparkling blue swimming pool and views of the hillside.

                This is an interesting purchase for the Hutcherson, since its not your typical celeb buy – it’s not gated and it sits directly on the street, offering little-to-no privacy to the Hunger Games star. It’s also a majorly different purchase from the super-private “tree house” home he bought in May 2012 for $2.5 million. That home is gated, tucked away in the hills and steeped in serious celeb history. Former owners included serial home buyer Ellen Degeneres and Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger. This new buy is likely to be an investment or for a family member.

                Lori Shelton of John Aaroe Group repped the seller, and Deedee Howard of The Agency was Hutcherson’s agent.

                Images via the MLS.

                  Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox List Eclectic Los Feliz Mansion For Nearly $4 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  May 27, 2014  |  7:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

                  Los Feliz, 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, 5 bathrooms, pool, gated, views

                  Price

                  $3,995,000

                  The genetically-gifted married duo of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are selling their equally attractive Los Feliz mansion, asking $3,995,000.

                  The couple just welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Bohdi Ransom Green. They also have a nearly two-year-old son named Noah, and Green is also dad to son Kassius, 11, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil.

                  With a house teeming with young kids, and every room in the 4 bedroom place filled, Megan and Brian have decided to list the eclectic Los Feliz estate and upgrade to newer – and bigger – digs.

                  Built in 1936, the home is a modern fortress. Walled for complete privacy, the home is a exquisitely remodeled Mediterranean Villa with explosive unobstructed views of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Century City and the all the way to the ocean.

                  With over 5,300 square feet of living space and a large,  beautifully landscaped yard and gorgeous pool, the Green’s for-sale 4 bedroom, 5 bath home blends Old World architecture with 21st century technology, including a fully-wired sound system, audio and video surveillance systems and Nest thermostats.

                  The stunning interiors have hand-distressed wood floors and refurbished one-of-a-kind antique lighting. The main floor is comprised of a spacious living room and family room with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to expansive covered balconies and the city below, perfect for al fresco dining and additional living space. The dining and breakfast room flow into a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

                  Megan and Brian bought the home on December 18, 2009 for $2,942,500 and went on to furnished it in a funky, yet chic, vibe.

                  Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

                    Mid-Scandal, Donald Sterling Picks Up Another Beverly Hills Home For $5.16 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  May 27, 2014  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Donald Sterling

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Los Angeles Clippers owner who received a lifetime ban from the NBA for racist remarks

                    Home Stats

                    6 bedrooms, 5.25 bathrooms, 5,310 square feet

                    Price

                    $5,162,750

                    In the middle of the scandal that dealt Donald Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA and may force the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, Sterling has continued to go about his business of buying real estate, picking up another home in Beverly Hills for $5,162,750.

                    Property records show that the ‘Sterling Family Trust’ picked up this spanish estate on May 12, 2014 and Donald Sterling was named as the trustee on the purchase. Sterling started his road to real estate mogul-dom in 1961, when he was a successful divorce and personal injury attorney. He ventured into real estate with the purchase of a 26-unit apartment building, which was the first of many massive real estate acquisitions he would make. According to reporting by Curbed, as of April 2014, Sterling owned around 162 properties in the Los Angeles area.

                    Make that 163, with this new addition.

                    The just-bought home was on the market for the first time in decades. As the listing photos illustrate, the home hasn’t been updated or remodeled to today’s standards. What it lacks in modern amenities, the home makes up for with ‘warmth, character and potential,’ according to the listing. The floor plan features 5 large bedrooms, maids quarters downstairs, high ceilings and a sweeping staircase.

                    A large family room opens up to an inner courtyard and large, grassy back yard.

                    While Donald is currently laying low and focusing on his family’s real estate holdings and doing deals like this one, his estranged wife Shelly is reportedly in secret negotiations to sell the Clippers to potential buyers.

                      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.