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. 

                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.