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Child actress turned full-blown adult star; currently focused on motherhood and her beauty line, Flower.
6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a separate guest apartment, expansive lawns, site of her 2012 nuptials
In an effort to sell the stunning Montecito mansion she married at last year, Drew Barrymore has just priced chopped the estate by $600,000.
Originally listed for $7.5M in May 2013, Barrymore never found a buyer during the hot and heavy summer buying season. As summer turns to fall, Barrymore needed to bring the asking price down to attract a potential buyer.
In the summer before she hoisted the home on the market, Barrymore hosted a modest 190-person backyard wedding at this home to her art consultant husband Will Kopelman. In early June 2010, before she met Kopelman, and likely before she was marriage-minded, Barrymore purchased the home for $5,705,000.
The estate is a gorgeous 1937 traditional home on approximately two acres of secluded, lush grounds. The classic two-story estate features 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a separate guest apartment and ample parking. A walking path winds through the abundant gardens, citrus and avocado trees and expansive lawn to create a one-of-a-kind setting.
While Montecito is a chic and highly desired celebrity real estate enclave, sales prices are down about 7.9% in the last quarter, so Barrymore and her wealthy neighbors are all having trouble selling.
Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s holds the listing.
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Nurturing comedy careers at The Comedy Store, and giving birth to Pauly Shore
5,448-square-foot European Villa with six-bedrooms, five-bathrooms
As the famed owner of The Comedy Store on LA’s Sunset Strip, Mitzi Shore is known by many in the funny business as the maker and breaker of comedy careers. From the 1970s to the 1990s, Mitzi nurtured the budding starts of many well-known comedians and late night talk show hosts, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams. Oh, and we should also mention that one of her sons is comedian Pauly Shore.
Now, it seems the octogenarian may be looking to cut back. Mitzi’s has already handed off the day-to-day management of her famous comedy club to her sons — which doesn’t seem like it’s all it’s cracked up to be, considering it’s no laughing matter when lawsuits are filed. But maybe she’ll catch a break when it comes to downsizing in real estate?
Our sources tell us that Mitiz has listed her long-time, 5,448-square-foot home in Los Angeles for $5.8 million. This is the first time that the legendary Old Hollywood estate has been on the market since Mitzi bought it 40 years ago.
Built in 1936, this ivy-covered European Villa includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and sits on one of the largest flat lots in the area — a rare and desirable asset for homes located in the Hollywood Hills. While loaded with character and charm on the outside, the home will need a lot of TLC on the inside. According to the listing description, this home needs “to be fully restored/rebuilt.”
It’s the perfect place for someone who loves a good remodeling project, AND wants to own a piece of comedy history.
Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis
Woodland Hills, CA
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Husband led the USS Enterprise as Captain Riker, while Wife won Daytime Emmy for causing drama on several long-running TV soap operas
2,035 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom ranch home
Best known as Commander William T. Riker of the USS Enterprise on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Jonathan Frakes and his Emmy Award-Winning wife, Genie Francis (Daytime TV fans will know her from “General Hospital,” “The Young and the Restless,” “All My Children,” and “Days of Our Lives”), have purchased a second home in Los Angeles‘ desirable Woodland Hills neighborhood for an even $1 million.
Custom-built in the 1930s, this serene 2,035 square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch home sits on a well-manicured 26,000-square foot lot next to an antique red barn. Inside, the home features a master bedroom with a spa-like bathroom that includes a tub, steam shower, and walk-in closet. The living room offers a comfortable-country setting with it’s beamed ceilings, rich wood floors, and French doors that allow you to walk from the den into backyard and pool — perfect for entertaining!
All in all, this home offers a nice retreat from the couple’s longtime home, which they still own– a 7,256-square foot mansion in nearby Beverly Hills, CA that was purchased back in 1994.
Images via TheMLS.com.
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Columbian-born international superstar, former "The Voice" judge
6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 8,355 square feet, pool, waterfront
Shakira is selling in Miami!
The stunning international superstar and “The Voice” judge is saying goodbye to the waterfront Miami mansion she’s owned since September 2001. Property records we peeped show that the Colombian-born hottie and new mommy paid $3,380,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 6,672 square foot home just minutes from the glitz of South Beach.
Now, the home is on the market with a big time price tag – $14,950,000. In the 12 years Shakira has owned the sleek pad, she added 3 additional bedrooms, 4 more bathrooms and almost 1,700 more square feet to the already large and luxe estate.
With a new baby and a life that keeps her away from Florida, it’s no longer “Whenever, Wherever” for the settled-down Shakira, who is now ready to part with the waterfront Zen sanctuary. Fully remodeled, the home has light wood floors that sprawl throughout the home and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master bedroom on the second floor has an adjoining nursery or office and the rest of the home has guest quarters and a gym.
Outside, a hardwood deck surrounds a pool and the backyard has direct access to the bay via a private dock.
Ben Moss and Katrina Campins of The Campins Company are the listing agents. Photos by Enrique Colls.
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Host of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 6,766 square feet
When late night talk show host Craig Ferguson opens The Late Late Show you can see the dotted lights of what appears to be the Hollywood Hills in the backdrop of his set. These might be staged, but in reality, this is where Ferguson calls home as he has recently sold and again bought in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.
As we covered on the Luxe Blog last June, Ferguson put his 1930′s Spanish-style home on the market for a cool $1,195,000 and it has just recently sold for $1,740,000. Despite the lowered price, it still netted a nice profit for the savvy comedian, who purchased the home for only $569,000 in 1997.
Ferguson is now putting down deeper roots in the Hollywood Hills with the latest purchase of a fabulous new $4 million dollar home - one more than twice as large as his last one.
This 6,766 square-foot craftsman style home is set on a secluded property at the end of a private lane, the perfect retreat for someone who spends each weeknight broadcast into the homes of millions of Americans. The main home features eight bedrooms, nine bath, beautiful wood beams and other rustic features, as well as large windows and French doors that let in breezes and that world famous Southern California sunshine.
Step outside and you can enjoy incredible view of Los Angeles and the canyon where the home is situated, walk the manicured grounds to clear your head, or jump in the pool to cool off. Incredibly, there are three guesthouses on the property, which provides endless opportunities for entertaining.
Images via the MLS
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Roles on hit TV shows "Party of Five" and "The Ghost Whisperer," among others
4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,872 square feet, pool
Jennifer Love Hewitt is looking to spend her summer partying in her modern new abode in Pacific Palisades. First revealed by the incomparable Real Estalker and property records show that Miss Hewitt paid $3,250,000 on April 25, 2013. Prior to buying this stunning architectural gem in April, J Love sold a home in Toluca Lake that was the primary residence of her recently deceased mother. Jennifer lived just down the street and likely needed a change of scenery after her mom passed away.
She’s finding it in her hip and sexy retreat in Pacific Palisades, which was redone in 2007 and designed by well-regarded architect Melinda Gray.
Outside, the home has a private, sparkling spa-style pool surrounded by bamboo, as well as a fire pit, fireplace, flat screen, lounging area and more.
Inside, Hewitt’s new home has hardwood floors and an open floor plan that gives it that soothing organic and urban feel. The house has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,872 square feet.
Images via the MLS.
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Actress and singer who plays Santana Lopez on Glee
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet, pool, jacuzzi, remodeled
Glee starlet Naya Rivera is flipping her home in Beverly Hills, asking $2.1 million for a home she paid $1.475 million for on April 4, 2012. If she gets her full asking price, Naya is set to make $625,000 for less than a year’s ownership, minus what she paid to remodel this stunner. This kind of return isn’t common in every market, but in this celebrity-infested Beverly Hills neighborhood, buyers will pay big bucks for the 90210 zip code.
Rivera is making her house flip a family affair – she’s employed her mother Yolanda Rivera as the listing agent on the home, which hit the market in mid-March and already has “sale pending” sign hanging out front. Nice work, mom!
Rivera’s almost-sold home is on a cul de sac and has been remodeled. It features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and is a spacious 3,300 square feet. The home includes a formal living area and dining room overlooking the courtyard and pool. The library includes a wet bar with its own kegerator! The master suite includes dual walk-in closets and a built-in sauna and steam room. The backyard includes a completely remodeled salt water pool, jacuzzi and fire pit.
Rivera is decamping to a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,186 square foot East Coast traditional estate in Los Feliz that property records show she purchased on April 15, 2013 for $2,600,000.
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Reality TV superstar who left The Hills and parlayed fame into legitimate business ventures
Six bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,303 square feet
Lauren Conrad has the look of a budding LA real estate mogul as TMZ is reporting she has just purchased her largest property yet, a $3.7 million gem of a home in the exclusive Brentwood neighborhood. LC is best known as playing herself on MTV’s iconic, although short-lived show, “Laguna Beach,” after which she moved onto entirely new levels of drama, hooking-up, and general shenanigans on “The Hills.”
LC’s real estate resume is starting to get pretty long these days as she has parlayed her early reality TV star fame into ventures as a fashion designer and author.
She sold the famous ‘Hills’ home for a loss in September of 2011, leaving not only the home but her friendships with surgically-enhanced Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge behind.
LC went on to purchase a $1.3 million condo in the exclusive 90210 ZIP code in Beverly Hills. Although the original pictures of the place looked frumpy, one can assume that she put her own personal touch to spruce up the large, multi-story penthouse. She still owns this condo and also owns a four bedroom home in Laguna Beach.
Now Lauren is moving on to bigger and better things. Brentwood is one of the more exclusive areas in a city that is full of exclusive areas. Her newly-remodeled, two-story home is on a quiet street and includes six-bedrooms and five-bathrooms in a massive 4,303 square foot floor plan.
The traditional style home was built in 1959 and features a chef’s kitchen, a master suite, and dark hardwood floors, as well as multiple fireplaces and a massive patio, basketball court and yard for soaking up the LA sunshine.
Images via MLS.
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Golden pipes, and being a former coach on The Voice
6-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 11,000-square foot Mulholland estate
Christina Aguilera has purchased another Beverly Hills mansion in the exclusive guard-gated Mulholland Estates community. According to TMZ, who broke the news yesterday, the 11,000-square-foot estate was reportedly purchased from multi-billionaire and global private equity mogul Tom Gores for an even $10 million. Previously, the home was leased for $20,000 a month by Adrienne Maloof of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Located on a double lot in the Mulholland Estates community, this six-bedroom, eight-bathroom Mediterranean mansion features custom, high-quality finishes and fixtures throughout. The master suite upstairs features a fireplace, two walk-in closets, a private office, a large terrace with fireplace, and a spa-like bathroom lined in marble with a steam shower and tub. Five additional en suites include a large family room with built-in cabinetry.
The first floor of the home offers an even larger family room with exposed wood beam ceiling, formal dining room, wood paneled library, and screening room. The gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances, a walk-in pantry with refrigerator and breakfast area, and a large center island. The enclosed loggia features wood paneled ceilings, hand painted details, fireplace, and arched glass doors that open to the lush yard. To take in the warm California sun and entertain, the home’s outdoor space includes a saltwater pool and spa, bathhouse, gazebo, and built-in BBQ.
But what of X’tina’s current home (you know, the 10,000-square-foot estate that she and former hubby Jordon Bratman bought from the Prince of Darkness and his wife AKA Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne)? A little birdie told Yo Mama of The Real Estalker that the home is currently in escrow.
Images via the MLS.
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English-American stage and television actress, comedian, singer, dancer, director, screenwriter and author. Famously starred in "Tracey Takes On..."
3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,013 square feet
Funny lady Tracey Ullman has just taken on a brand new mortgage when she bought a seriously beautiful home in Los Angeles for $2,566,000! Ullman, who has been entertaining the world since the early 1980′s, gained major notoriety for roles in shows like her namesakes, “The Tracey Ullman Show” and “Tracey Takes On…,” as well as “Ally McBeal” and innumerable others.
Her stunning new retreat is just minutes from the famed Sunset Strip and behind a walled gated entry. The estate is a private and unassuming ‘post and beam’ architectural that comes alive through the courtyard entry. Dramatic and modern style with warm wood tones keep it cozy and inviting, yet, the two story glass windows in the living room have sweeping views from the Getty, canyons, mountains and city below – making it an undeniable showstopper estate. There are three bedrooms, including a great master with an indoor/outdoor bathroom.
Additionally, there is is a large great room off the kitchen, a formal dining room and a TV room and fire pit. Living spaces all flow to outdoor spaces including a huge patio. Ullman’s new house has been published in both the LA Times and California interiors and was refurbished by celebrity and White House designer Michael Smith as his personal residence.
While her new place is rather impressive, Ullman still owns a prime Palisades Riviera home that she bought on September 8, 1988 for $1,800,000. That home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,574 square feet. Three years ago, she briefly put that home up for sale for over $5 million before quickly taking it off the market.
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