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.

      SNL Alum Chris Kattan Sells Home In Hollywood Foothills For $1.5 Million

      Posted by Daisy  |  July 31, 2014  |  10:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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      Chris Kattan

      Hollywood, CA

      Most Known For

      SNL alum with starring roles in "Corky Romano" and "Night at the Roxbury," among others

      Home Stats

      2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,496 square feet, pool, guest house

      Price

      $1,550,000

      After listing his cheery residence in the foothills of Hollywood for $1,998,000, Spunky SNL alum Chris Kattan has just sold his home for $1,550,000 — a little less than what he was hoping to get for it, but still at a profit. The buyer was actor Saul Rubinek.

      The 2 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,496 square foot home was originally purchased for $1,070,000 in 2001.

      Touted in the listing as “celebrity owned,” Kattan’s for-sale bungalow is hidden behind lush greenery and an ornate iron gate. Vintage details include a Batchelder fireplace, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. A large living room, den and formal dining room leading to charming indoor/outdoor patio.

      The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub beneath a lovely bay window. Downstairs guest quarters feature a bath, fireplace and access either from inside the main house or from the outside.

      French doors open to patios and the pool area, and an additional upper patio leads to a two-story guest/pool house with incredible folding window that open directly to the grotto-like pool.

      Adding to its celebrity pedigree, this Hollywood home was formerly owned by Danny DeVito.

      Sharona Alperin of Sotheby’s International Realty held the listing.

        Adam Carolla Selling Private Malibu Home For $4.5M

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 9, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Adam Carolla

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

        Home Stats

        5 bed, 4 bath, 3,800 sq ft, pool, private

        Price

        $4,499,000

        Jokester Adam Carolla has a serious proposition for you: buy his gated Malibu home for $4,499,000.

        Located in the coveted Malibu area of Point Dume, Carolla’s newly-listed pad sits on one of the largest and flattest lots in Point Dume.

        Just as you’d expect from a Malibu home, Carolla’s place has expansive ocean views with incredible, lush landscaping. The house itself is ho-hum by Hollywood standards, but it seems to suit the understated Carolla just fine. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a 2 car garage.

        A detached guest house includes a living room/kitchen combo, separate bedroom and full bath.

        A beautiful pool and spa rounds out the very private and completely gated estate.

        Property records show that Carolla paid $3.6 million for the home in 2007.

        A bit of a property mogul, Carolla owns two additional LA-area homes. One in the Lake Hollywood area has its own in-house dive bar! He paid $1.63 million for it in 2003, and recently rented out it out for $13,500 a month. He also owns another spread in La Canada Flintridge, CA, that he bought for $2,965,000 in July 2013.

        Michael Cunningham of Pinnacle Estate Properties holds the listing.

        Images via the MLS.

          Want A House With Its Own Dive Bar? Rent Adam Carolla’s Funky Los Angeles Home For $13,500 A Month!

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  10:12 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Adam Carolla

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool, bar, gated

          Price

          $13,500 a month

          Always dreamed of having your own in-house dive bar? Well, you’re in luck, because comedian Adam Carolla is now leasing out his funky and unconventional Spanish-style home in Hollywood for $13,500 a month!

          Located at 3052 Lake Hollywood Drive, Carolla purchased the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,757 square foot place on April 18, 2003 for $1,630,000.

          One of the first homes in the Lake Hollywood area, Carolla’s for-lease abode was built in 1928 and later restored with traditional Spanish-style elements, including arched doorways, leaded glass windows, hand-carved wood beams, chandeliers, tile floors and large courtyards for entertaining.

          While it may look like any other Spanish-style home in the neighborhood from the outside, inside, Carolla’s house is anything but ordinary. Downstairs, the house features a large, custom-built entertainment room, complete with a full dive bar and pool table, looking into the pool with glass-view port-holes.

          Not stopping there, the house’s custom-built garage is enormous, with room for 10 cars and a hoist. There is also private parking on the grounds for an additional 10-12 cars.

          Carolla and his wife Lynette own this high-priced property, but live full-time in nearby La Canada Flintridge, in a home they bought in the summer of 2013 for $2,965,000. Like anyone in LA who’s had any sort of financial success, the Carolla’s also have a Malibu home. They paid $3.6 million for that beach pad in 2007.

          Have $13,500 a month to drop on a party pad? Rent Adam Carolla’s house by contacting listing agent Tom Otero of Rodeo Realty.

            Buy The Malibu Estate Owned By The Late Legend Dick Martin For $11.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  February 3, 2014  |  11:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Dick Martin

            Malibu, CA

            Most Known For

            Comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

            Home Stats

            1 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, guest house, beachfront

            The beachfront Malibu estate owned by the late, great Dick Martin is now for sale for $11,500,000. Dick Martin was the comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In as the comic foil to straight man Dan Rowan. He passed away in May 2008.

            Now owned by his widow Dolly Martin, the 1 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,551 square foot beachfront retreat on the famed and highly-coveted Broad Beach is on the market for the first time ever! The Cape Cod style home offers uninterrupted views of the Pacific. You can walk out of the living room through French doors and onto a covered patio, and continue down the wooden walkway and onto the sand.

            An enormous master suite boasts separate his and her baths with dressing areas, a brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings, as well as a charming ocean front deck. In the cook’s kitchen, a 10 burner Wolfe stove, open panty and temperature controlled wine storage are a dream for entertaining.

            A rose-covered garden with fruit trees separates the main house from the fully self-contained guest house where visitors can relax in front of their own fireplace under high open beam ceilings or sit on the delightful deck overlooking the courtyard.

            Brenda Hayward of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

              Comedian Chris Kattan Lists In The Hollywood Foothills for Nearly $2 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 6, 2014  |  1:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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              Chris Kattan

              Hollywood, CA

              Most Known For

              SNL alum with starring roles in "Corky Romano" and "Night at the Roxbury," among others

              Home Stats

              2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,496 square feet, pool, guest house

              Price

              $1,998,000

              Spunky SNL alum Chris Kattan has just listed a cheery residence in the foothills of Hollywood for $1,998,000.

              First reported by the Real Estalker, Kattan purchased the 2 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,496 square foot home on September 13, 2001 for $1,070,000.

              Touted in the listing as “celebrity owned,” Kattan’s for-sale bungalow is hidden behind lush greenery and an ornate iron gate. Vintage details include a Batchelder fireplace, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. A large living room, den and formal dining room leading to charming indoor/outdoor patio.

              The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub beneath a lovely bay window. Downstairs guest quarters feature a bath, fireplace and access either from inside the main house or from the outside.

              French doors open to patios and the pool area, and an additional upper patio leads to a two-story guest/pool house with incredible folding window that open directly to the grotto-like pool.

              Adding to its celebrity pedigree, this Hollywood home was formerly owned by Danny DeVito.

              Sharona Alperin of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

                Russell Brand Drops $2.2 Million On Hilltop Bachelor Pad

                Posted by Cristin  |  October 8, 2013  |  8:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Russell Brand

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Rough and scraggly British bad boy actor/comedian, famously divorced from Katy Perry

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, theater, multi-level, views

                Price

                $2,224,000

                British bad boy actor/comedian Russell Brand has just splashed out $2.224 million on a hilltop bachelor pad.

                According to the Los Angeles Times, Brand’s new pad hilltop home was once owned by the great Laurence Olivier. The residence is 4,800 square foot, multi-story mansion high in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1926 and designed by architect Selden Price, the home is nestled into a steep hillside and has incredible panoramic city views.

                Fully restored by the previous owner, the gothic-feeling estate has voluminous spaces and dramatic flying buttress arched ceilings and doorways. The entry level is comprised of a spacious living room, an outdoor dining terrace over-looking the canyon and city below, a formal dining room and kitchen with high-quality finishes. Down one flight of stairs, Brand’s lower level includes a master suite, 2 guest bedrooms and an office, all of which open to the incredible views. Walk down yet another level and you’ll find a state-of-the-art screening room, studio apartment with separate entrance and a sprawling outdoor deck and yard over-looking the view – perfect for entertaining!

                Brand’s new purchase is his first big real estate move after splitting from ex-wife Katy Perry. While Brand is skating into a new place in the Hills, Perry is having a heck of a time selling their former love nest, which was just price-chopped a second time, bringing the asking price to more than half a million less than what she paid for it in 2011. But don’t cry for Katy – she’s since upgraded to a $11.2 million-dollar Hollywood compound.

                Images via the MLS.

                Billy Rose of The Agency represented the seller and Blanche A D’Souza of Keller Williams Realty Brentwood was Brand’s agent.

                 

                  Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake Estate Officially Hits The Market For The First Time Ever, Asks $27.5 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2013  |  9:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Bob Hope

                  Toluca Lake, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Beloved comedian

                  Home Stats

                  8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, 15,000 square feet on an 87,000 square foot lot, pool

                  Price

                  $27,500,000

                  The late, great Bob Hope‘s incredible Toluca Lake estate has just hit the market for the first time ever!

                  The home at 10346 Moorpark St, is a former walnut orchard where Bob and Delores Hope built their dream mansion in 1939. Bob Hope died in 2003 at the age of 100 and his widow Dolores Hope died in 2011 at 102 years old.

                  Now, the couple’s estate has put the home on the market with a $27.5 million dollar asking price. The Tolucan reported the imminent listing in November 2012, when a garage sale was held to clear out many of the Hope’s belongings.

                  The walled, gated and private Toluca Lake compound consists of 4 parcels totaling 5.16 acres. The original English Traditional main home was designed by architect Robert Finkelhor and then remodeled in the 1950’s by architect John Elgin Woolf. The home is 14,876 square feet and includes an indoor pool and spa. A formal reception and foyer leads to a vast formal living room with walls of glass overlooking the grounds.

                  The residence also includes an office, family room, bar, billiard room, formal dining room, family dining room and chef’s kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find 4 bedroom suites and a remarkable master wing with his and hers bedrooms, bathrooms, closets and a shared study.

                  The 5+ acre grounds feature an outdoor pool, patios, motorcourts, sprawling lawns with 1-hole golf course, pristine gardens. Also on that property is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom guesthouse and a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom staff quarters.

                  Images via the MLS.

                  Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

                    Rent Chris Rock’s Brooklyn Townhouse For $7,950 a Month

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 19, 2013  |  9:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Chris Rock

                    Brooklyn, NY

                    Most Known For

                    Actor and comedian

                    Home Stats

                    3 stories, 2 bedrooms, 4,480 square feet

                    Price

                    $7,950 a month

                    Chris Rock wants to be your landlord! The actor and comedian is looking for a tenant for his Brooklyn, NY townhome and you can move right in – if you have $7,950 a month to drop on the rental. Rock made a wise investment when he purchased the 4,480 square foot pad in the mid-90’s for $370,000. Now, similar-sized homes in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn are selling for more than a million dollars!

                    If you want to be Rock’s tenant and you got that kind of dough, you’ll be living in a limestone and brick townhouse with beautiful original details and modern amenities. The ground floor contains a two-car garage and a private apartment, ideal as guest quarters, with a large living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with a glass shower. The second floor is a massive open space with a half bathroom and a huge eat-in kitchen and dining area with brand new appliances. The top floor features a breathtaking master bedroom suite with a huge walk-in closet, a master bathroom with double sinks and an oversized terrace.

                    It’s clear from the listing photos that Rock and his family aren’t living full-time in this home, but they’re not too far away. They have a massive spread in the fancy schmancy town of Alpine, New Jersey, which is just a short drive from New York City.

                    Pablo Cuevas of Douglas Elliman is the leasing agent on the property.

                      Bob Newhart Lists Longtime Bel Air Estate for $15.5 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 21, 2013  |  9:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                      Bob Newhart

                      Bel Air, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actor and comedian made famous for eponymous shows like "The Bob Newhart Show," "Newhart," and "Bob."

                      Home Stats

                      5 bed, 7 bath, 9,169 square feet, pool

                      Price

                      $15,500,000

                      Beloved actor and standup comedian Bob Newhart has just listed his classic Bel Air estate for $15.5 million. The Grammy-winning octogenarian has called the 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 9,169 square foot home since February 1990, when he paid $4,200,000 for the Wallace Neff-designed estate.

                      Since 1990, the stunning home as been expanded and remodeled. The main house has generous rooms that include a spacious living room with fireplace, grand family room leading out to outdoor covered patio and entertainment area. A cooks kitchen comes complete with top of the line appliances. The second story has a grand master suite with a sitting area and his/hers baths and large walk-in closets. Two additional bedroom suites are on the second level. The property also includes maids quarters and a bank of detached offices with a separate entrance above the garage.

                      Outside, 1.37 acres of  beautifully landscaped grounds offer complete privacy with a lagoon pool, outdoor entertaining area and huge grassy lawn.

                      Images via the MLS.

                      The listing is held by Michael Sahakian of Coldwell Banker.