Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Makes a Move to Santa Monica

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 4, 2012  |  12:33 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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    Brandon Boyd

    Santa Monica, CA

    Most Known For

    Lead singer of Incubus

    Home Stats

    4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 3,196 square feet



    Brandon Boyd, the multi-talented lead singer for the rock band Incubus, has just purchased a craftsman-style Santa Monica bungalow for $3.5 million. In January of 2012, Boyd listed and subsequently sold his Venice-area home that came complete with a custom-built music studio. Purchased from actress Maria Bello on November 2, 2005 for $2.72 million, according to public records Boyd sold the home for almost the exact same purchase price on February 9, 2012.

    While Boyd’s making big real estate moves, his actual moving trucks won’t have to make a long haul from Venice to Santa Monica. Boyd’s new place is located on one of Santa Monica’s most prestigious palm tree lined streets and is an original 1923 Craftsman-style home that, according to the listing, is “waiting to be brought into the 21st century” – aka it needs a hefty remodel.

    Situated on a large 13,188 square-foot lot, the charming home is built west of 7th Street and sits just a few short blocks away from Ocean Ave. Set back from the street, you enter the home into the beautiful and open formal living room with rich hardwood floors, walls of windows, high coved ceilings and an original wood-burning Batchelder tiled fireplace. Off of the living room, on the front of the house, is a spacious office with three walls of wood windows to flood the room with natural light. The large formal dining room flows directly into the spacious kitchen. There are four generous-sized bedrooms, one with elegant antique wall moldings, and two bathrooms which are accessible through an oversized hallway with high ceilings. In addition there is a California basement and an attic area which provides an enormous amount of space to create a second story. The location of the house and the large lot leaves a backyard with tons potential and plenty of room for a pool.

    Jody Fine and Marco Van Erp represented the listing.

      Just In Time For Summer, Leonardo DiCaprio Leases Out Beachfront Malibu Estate

      Posted by Cristin  |  May 21, 2012  |  9:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,


      Leonardo DiCaprio

      Malibu, CA

      Most Known For

      Award-winning actor, film producer and American heartthrob

      Home Stats

      7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2,633 square feet


      $150,000 or $75,000 a month

      Just in time for summer in California, Leonardo DiCaprio has just listed his beachfront Malibu home for lease. Perfect for a sun worshiper with deep pockets, DiCaprio’s place can be yours for $150,000 a month for a short-term lease (less than 6 months) or $75,000 a month if you want to stay longer.

      DiCaprio currently owns 2 homes in Malibu, and purchased this particular home at  23736 Malibu Colony Road on October 9, 2002 for $6,000,000. The home has 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2,633 square feet. DiCaprio just completed a beautiful remodel in time for summer and is now ready to lease the home out to someone who wants a temporary taste of how the stars live. The unique property has a 4-bedroom main house on the stunning Malibu ocean-front, as well as a 2-bedroom detached guest house, and a third detached loft with gym, media room, seventh bedroom and office area. Unique to a home right on the water, DiCaprio’s home has beautiful gardens and lawns. Consider it a beachfront luxury compound!

      Can’t swing DiCaprio’s steep asking price? A similar home next door is also for lease for a mere $45,000 a month.

      Katie Bentzen of Arete Estates in Malibu is brokering the lease.

      Images via the MLS.

        Singing the Same Tune, Barry Manilow Relists Malibu Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 30, 2012  |  10:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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        Barry Manilow

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        American singer-songwriter and producer, best known for such recordings as "Could It Be Magic" and "Mandy;" sold more than 80 million records worldwide.

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 3,546 square feet, detached guest house



        Iconic crooner Barry Manilow is singing the real estate blues in Malibu. The singer of “Mandy” and “Can’t Smile Without You” first listed the home in early 2009 for $12,600,000. Four months, later he switched agents and dropped the price to $10,900,000. With no buyer, the home came off the market but made a reappearance in March 2010 for $9,150,000. Now, it’s back!

        According to the Real Estalker, Manilow purchased the home in 2002 for $3,850,000. Now, it’s listed at a much more down-to-earth (and realistic) price of $6,950,000. Will a buyer come along and finally make Manilow “smile?” We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, let’s get into the juicy details of his hard-to-sell home:

        The residence is a walled and gated Contemporary with a courtyard entrance and detached guest house on a much sought after Malibu road. In a prime location, the home is uniquely sited on a promontory, which affords tremendous privacy and stunning views, both to the East and West along the beach. Interior features include a step-down 2-story living room with floor-to-ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings and limestone floors. Clocking in a 5 bedrooms, 5.5. bathrooms and 3,546 square feet, Manilow’s Malibu home has a dramatic ocean front master suite and 3 additional guest bedrooms in the main house. A charming and private guest house is located across the courtyard.




          Famed Director Brian De Palma Selling in Santa Monica

          Posted by Cristin  |  January 18, 2012  |  5:32 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

          Brian De Palma

          Santa Monica, CA

          Most Known For

          Director of Scarface, Carlito's Way, Mission: Impossible and other iconic films

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 4,184 square feet



          “Say hello” to Scarface director Brian De Palma‘s for-sale coastal California mansionDe Palma sat in the director’s chair for many of the most iconic movies ever made, including CarrieThe FuryScarfaceThe UntouchablesThe Bonfire of the VanitiesCarlito’s Way and Mission: Impossible.

          Just listed for $4,250,000, De Palma is looking for a buyer for the his Mediterranean mansion in the North of Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica, CA. A gorgeous Mediterranean home in a premier Santa Monica location, De Palma paid $3,940,000 in June of 2005. The newly-listed home features a gracious entry that ushers you into a large step-down living room and on to a dramatic two-story den with vaulted ceilings and classic wrought iron fixtures. Walls of French doors open to an elegant outdoor patio with fireplace and entertaining areas overlooking a sparkling swimming pool and rolling lawn. A large master suite and two additional bedrooms comprise the upper level and a separate guest unit at the rear of the property provides additional sleeping quarters. This property is just steps from the ocean.

          Partners Trust Beverly Hills hold the listing

            Tori Spelling and Family Buy in Malibu

            Posted by Cristin  |  December 22, 2011  |  12:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

            Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

            Malibu CA

            Most Known For

            Tori is most famous for her role as Donna Martin on 90210. Together, they have starred in the reality series "Tori & Dean: Storibook Weddings" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood"

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,052 square feet on a 1.75 acre lot



            Tori Spelling and her husband, actor Dean McDermott are new buyers in the seaside town of Malibu. Purchased on September 29, 2011 for $2,400,000, Tori and Dean’s new home has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and clocks in at 2,052 square feet. The Los Angeles Times describes the property as being “covered in native landscaping, organic gardens and lawn. The single-story home, built in the 1960s and since renovated, features bamboo floors, a vaulted living room ceiling, and a wall of built-in book shelves. Custom-built sliding doors lead outside to multiple decks and sitting areas.”

            Tori and Dean just welcomed their third child, a daughter named Hattie. In the midst of all this home buying and baby-having, the Spelling-McDermott clan also found the time to sell their six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom, 6,718 square-foot Tuscan-style villa in Encino, CA. Tori has been vocal in the press and gossip magazines about her desire for more and more children. With the three she has now, and any more that may come along, they’ll quickly outgrow their brand new Malibu digs.

            Here at Trulia, we don’t have a crystal ball, but we can see that Tori and Dean’s newly-purchased Malibu home is 4,000 square feet smaller than the home they just sold in Encino. Normally we don’t see a growing Hollywood family downsize that significantly. What we do know is that the new house is in a prime Malibu location and sits on about 1.75 acres – the perfect amount of space to knock down the existing property and build something bigger and better. We’ll be keeping our eyes on this one.



              Peek Inside Jennifer Aniston’s Hawaiian Holiday Love Nest

              Posted by Cristin  |  December 15, 2011  |  3:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

              Jennifer Aniston

              Kauai, HI

              Most Known For

              A long, beloved run as Rachel on Friends and a breakout star in feature films.

              Home Stats

              3,104 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms on a cliffside bluff


              $7,000 a night

              Jen Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux lit the gossip world on fire back in August when they jetted off to Hawaii after just a few short months of dating to celebrate his 40th birthday. While on the island, they were photographed doing all kinds vacation-like activities, including wearing Hawaiian leis upon their arrival, taking leisurely strolls for coffee, shopping, cuddling and more. On their romantic holiday, the duo shacked up in the “Villa at Secret Beach,” a sprawling estate on an ocean bluff of exclusive Kauapea Road.

              We’ve seen stunning aerial photos of the estate across the web, but now we’re taking you inside the estate to get a glimpse at what it’s like to vacation like Jennifer Aniston. At a rumored $7,000-a-night price tag, what did the in-love duo experience on their holiday? A sure answer is absolute luxury.

              The home is described as a peaceful, private sanctuary: modern luxury woven into a uniquely Hawaiian landscape. The three bedroom, four bath, 3,104 square foot home is located on just over four acres, with unobstructed, panoramic views of the verdant north shore, including Kauai’s signature Mount Makana (“Bali Hai”) and the dazzling coastline. The living room and bedrooms open up to allow the fresh island air to flow throughout. The home also features a pool and hot tub.

              According to the in-the-know folks at Celebrity Address Aerials, the property was built in 1996 and sold at auction in November 2010 to an unknown buyer for $4.2 million.

                Howie Mandel Wants to Make A Deal To Sell Malibu Mansion

                Posted by Cristin  |  December 14, 2011  |  11:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                Howie Mandel

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Stand up comedian, host of short-lived "The Howie Mandel Show" and former host of "Deal or No Deal"

                Home Stats

                5,936 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms



                Former “Deal or No Deal” and current “America’s Got Talent” host Howie Mandel is looking to lock in a deal with a buyer who wants to pay $7,250,000 for his stunning Malibu mansion, as reported by AOL Real Estate. Located in the prestigious Point Dume area, this Cape Cod-inspired masterpiece was exquisitely crafted by renowned architect Douglas Burdge. With panoramic Santa Monica Bay ocean views, Mandel’s stately residence sits on over an acre of flat land with expansive lawns, a huge outdoor patio, and a gorgeous infinity pool. Unveiled in 2009, the home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, plus an office, theatre, gym and pool/guesthouse. Crafted with the finest of finishes, the timeless architectural-style weds both an elegant sophistication and casual seaside living with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Mandel’s pad is walking distance to Malibu‘s most pristine and secluded beaches.



                  NBA World Champion Buys Mansion in Southampton

                  Posted by Cristin  |  December 1, 2011  |  11:45 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                  Jason Kidd

                  Southampton, NY

                  Most Known For

                  Dallas Mavericks’ guard and NBA All-Star

                  Home Stats

                  5,500 square-feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, guest house, pool



                  The NBA lockout is over, salaries are flowing again, and that only means one thing to real estate watchers – big-name NBA stars are making some big home purchases. It’s just been uncovered by the New York Post that Jason Kidd is the newest kid on the block in Southampton, NY. Although he spends the basketball season dribbling for the champion Dallas Mavericks, Kidd wanted an East Coast abode. He found it in the 5,500-square-foot, six-bedroom, six-bathroom home that was once rumored to be Jennifer Lopez’s first big post-Marc Anthony purchase.

                  Under contract with Kidd for $5,975,000, the home at 100 Flying Point Road in tony Water Mill, is located “just a bike ride to the Flying Point ocean beaches.” The home is custom-built with modern interior style designed around a clean lines, European fixtures, and a impeccable attention to detail. The 5,500 square-feet include master and guest suites fit for a king (or a Maverick). The master suite includes sitting room, fireplace, and balcony. The additional 2,300 square feet lower level includes staff suite and recreational areas.

                  The property itself is open and expansive. Just shy of 2 acres, Kidd’s new home includes a heated gunite pool, an all weather tennis court, a beautiful pool house with cabana kitchen, bar, full bath, outdoor shower, and a fireplace. The separate carriage house is also located on the property and can accommodate 2 cars and has space above that could be used for a gym, office, or play room.

                  In other Jason Kidd real estate news, we just reported that Kidd currently has his Dallas condo on the market for $1,595,000.

                    Matthew Perry Selling Modern Malibu Home

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 6, 2011  |  4:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                    Matthew Perry

                    Malibu, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Everyone's "Friend," Chandler Bing

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 3,677 square feet, ocean views



                    Matthew Perry sure is getting “Friend”ly with his real estate agent. After buying and selling all over Los Angeles, he’s now listed another home in his real estate portfolio – a modern estate in Malibu’s exclusive Serra Retreat. We reported a while back that Perry was unloading a condo in West Hollywood and trading up to a 3,101 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bath Hollywood Hills mansion, and now it seems like the Malibu estate must go too. Whether he’s downsizing or just needs a change, one thing is for certain – Matthew Perry isn’t afraid to take his chances in the current housing market.

                    It doesn’t hurt when the for-sale home is a stunner like this Malibu home. The home is a stunning example of contemporary architecture that has been renovated with no expense spared. Spectacular and awe inspiring ocean views abound from every room in the home. The interior is a sharp and sophisticated blend of textures and colors that are luxurious yet invitingly comfortable. The master suite is exquisite with his and her baths, sitting area, fireplace and the best window seat one could imagine. The kitchen is sleek and designer perfect. Generous living areas with sliding walls of glass open onto exterior decks and a sparkling swimming pool. Other features include a top-of-the-line movie theater and a separate media room. The property has a large garden area for outdoor entertaining with a fire pit and sound system.

                      Honolulu Hideaway High Above the Surf

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 12, 2011  |  12:21 pm  |  Tags: , , ,

                      Home Stats

                      6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 partial bathrooms, 11,323 square feet



                      Summer is officially over, but it doesn’t mean we can’t daydream about a tropical vacation. While some people think only of resorts and hotels on our farthest-South state of Hawaii, there is actually a plethora of stunning properties on all of the islands. Whether you’re looking on the island for a vacation home or a primary residence, this home is definite beauty. Let’s peek inside a home that sits perched atop a hill in the tourist-friendly city of Honolulu.

                      Panoramic views across Honolulu enhance this exquisite and spacious Island estate. Luxurious interiors open onto a large swimming pool, manicured grounds and inviting lanais (Hawaiian for a good old-fashioned porch or patio). With six bedrooms, six full and two partial bathrooms and 11,323 square feet, the main home offers entertainment on a grand scale while emphasizing a very livable floorplan. The house has a large master suite, a gourmet kitchen, home gym, spa and more! Located within a gated compound, this $9.9M stunner is just minutes from downtown Honolulu and International airport. Whomever picks up this property should expects lots and lots of  visitors!

                      John Peterson of Coldwell Banker holds the listing