Live Next Door to Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Posted by Cristin  |  February 7, 2014  |  10:06 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Live Next To Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Palo Alto, CA

    Most Known For

    Apple CEO who succeeded the late, great Steve Jobs

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet, close to downtown

    Price

    $2,849,000

    Here’s something you can’t buy at the Apple Store: the pricey Palo Alto condo right next door to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    Just listed for $2,849,000, the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,065 condo is directly adjacent to the modest abode Tim Cook has lived in since 2010.

    A true testament to how small the world of Silicon Valley is, this for-sale condo is owned by Bill Maris, a venture capitalist and managing partner at Google Ventures, Apple’s largest competitor. Maris founded Google Ventures in 2009, and has gone on to make incredibly successful investments in hot tech companies like Nest, Uber and 23andMe.

    Property records show that Maris paid $1.98 million for the home in late 2010, which is about the time Cook purchased the unit next door. According to Gawker, the two tech titans coexisted for two years, until 2012, when Maris reportedly moved closer to Google’s Mountain View campus, but maintained this home as a rental.

    Located at the end of a private driveway, the Cook-adjacent property is super private, but only steps away from restaurants and shops in bustling downtown Palo Alto. The great room is perfect for entertaining and casual living, and the first floor bedroom could also be used as a den or exercise room. Upstairs, the gorgeous master bedroom suite has large closet.

    Cook has deviated from the lifestyle that many of his fellow tech leaders lead. Cook lives relatively modestly, while folks like Elon Musk, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer all own multiple high-priced properties.

    Interested in being Tim Cook’s new neighbor? Contact the listing agent, Wendy Kandasamy of Zane MacGregor & Co.

      Cameron Diaz Just Bought a Swank NYC Pad for $9 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 11, 2013  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Cameron Diaz

      New York City

      Most Known For

      Actress with roles in The Mask, The Sweetest Thing, In Her Shoes and many more

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, views, doorman

      Price

      About $9,000,000

      Cameron Diaz has just dropped $9 million on a swanky new pad in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

      According to TMZ, Diaz is in contract on a condo located in the chic, upscale Walker Tower – where the penthouse just sold for $55 million! Diaz’s new Big Apple apartment has 3-bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, a home office and Southeast exposures with views of iconic NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.

      The living space has views galore and the master suite boasts coveted southeastern views and offers abundant closet space. The second and third bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms. Diaz’s apartment also features a large laundry/utility room and tons of closet space.

      Additional amenities of the 3,022-square foot residence include custom-designed features including tilt and turn windows, lighting and marble and limestone countertops.

      An insanely luxe kitchen features Dornbracht fixtures and includes a refrigerator, wine cooler and under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers by Sub-Zero, an induction cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer by Viking, speed oven and built-in coffee maker by Miele and a Franke water filtration system.

      Additionally, this residence is fully pre-wired and includes a built-in humidification system, an ultra-quiet central air conditioning system, as well as a dedicated ventilation system.

      Aside from the sky-high purchase price, Diaz will now have to shell out $2,745 a month in HOA fees for building amenities, which includes a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with pantry and bar, refrigerated storage for deliveries, children’s playroom, bike storage room, fitness center with yoga room, sauna and landscaped common roof deck with dining area, sun lawn, observation area and covered cabana room.

      It’s good to be Cameron.

      Vickey Barron of Douglas Elliman represented the listing.

        Drake Lists Toronto Condo For $4.2 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 9, 2013  |  7:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

        Most Known For

        Actor/Rapper

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet

        Price

        $4.2 Million

        Canadian rapper Drake is selling his Toronto condo for $4.2 million. While he raps that he “Started From the Bottom,” the rapper clearly made it to the top and has collected some prime real estate along the way. In addition to this incredible Toronto condo, Drake just sold a pair of Miami condos for a $500k profit and currently calls a $7.7M Hidden Hills, California mansion home.

        According to The Toronto Star, Drake’s newly listed Canadian condo is a 3 bedroom highrise condo that is 3,600 square feet on the 22nd floor of a building on St. Thomas St. in Yorkville and also includes 3 bathrooms and a pair of heated balconies. The pricey condo sits in a building that also has a pool, sauna, gym and valet parking.

        If your “Motto” is “buy it,” then you’ll be shelling out $4.2 million for the condo and another $3,361.51 a month for maintenance fees.

        Note: The home is listed for $4.2 million Canadian dollars. If you want to bring your US cash, make sure you have $3.98M for the condo and $3,546.86 for the monthly maintenance.

        Images via listing agent  Leslie Lyons of Royal LePage

        Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc Mezvinsky List New York City Condo For $4.475 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 19, 2013  |  8:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky

        New York, NY

        Most Known For

        Daughter of former president Bill Clinton and current political star Hillary Clinton

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, state-of-the-art kitchen

        Price

        $4,475,000

        Chelsea Clinton and her investment banker husband Marc Mezvinsky are trading up in New York City!  The duo recently purchased a $10+ million condo and are now listing their nearly $5 million pad.

        They bought their new place in a secure building on East 26th Street for $10.5 million in March 2013, which led them to list their former home nearby for $4,475,000.   The moving van didn’t have to go far, as the couple moved just a stone’s throw from their former condo. In fact, both buildings are located in the stunning Flatiron District and have views of Madison Square Park.

        According to The Real Deal, this for-sale condo actually belonged exclusively to Chelsea’s husband, who bought it in 2008 for $4 million. The couple had been living there since their $3 million 2010 nuptials until they finally moved on – and up – to their fabulous new $10M pad!

        According to the listing, the full-service, 3 bedroom home at the Grand Madisonhas a well laid out floor plan that is perfectly suited to entertaining and gracious living.” An open chef’s kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and the large master bedroom has generous closets and a luxurious marble en-suite bath with double sinks and separate steam shower and soaking tub.

        Since their wedding in 2010, the duo have been busily working and building a life in New York. He’s an investment banker, and she works on behalf of her father’s Clinton Global Initiative and sits on the board of IAC Interactive and the School of American Ballet. She also has a contract with NBC to do pieces that “make a difference.”

        The listing is held by Marcy Grau of Stribling NY

          Ellen And Portia List Drab Beverly Hills Penthouse for $899,000

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2013  |  8:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Daytime talk show host and beautiful actress

          Home Stats

          2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,683 square feet

          Price

          $899,000

          Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are keeping their real estate agent busy this summer. The duo just dropped $26 million on a new mansion in Montecito, and today, the real-estate-loving duo are dumping a penthouse apartment in Beverly Hills for $899,000. One peek at the listing photos suggests the penthouse was a home for a family member or personal staff. While lovely, the condo is decidedly different and less fancy than Ellen and Portia’s usual home decor style.

          The corner penthouse in the Somerset building has views of  mountains and the trees from a spacious, light-filled unit. An entry gallery with wood floors opens to living room/dining area with fireplace. The kitchen comes complete with an eating area and laundry room. The unit’s 2 bedrooms are both large, with en suite bathrooms.

          The building is full service and amenities include: doorman, valet parking, security, gym, pool, spa, sauna and club room. Building dues/HOA will cost you $1,186 a-month.

          Any takers?

           

          Images via the MLS.

            Julianne Hough Sells Nashville Condo, Reportedly Moves Into $3M Mansion Bought By Ex Ryan Seacrest

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 3, 2013  |  3:20 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Julianne Hough

            Nashville, TN

            Most Known For

            Dancing with the Stars and movies like 'Footloose' and 'Rock of Ages'

            Home Stats

            2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,829 square feet

            After her high-profile split from Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough reportedly has a new “Safe Haven“: a $3 million mansion purchased by Ryan as a parting gift when their two year relationship came to an end in March. According to our source, Ryan pulled a move similar to his American Idol costar Simon Cowell, who gave his ex-fiance a high dollar mansion in the wake of their split. Details on Hough’s new home are still under wraps, but the “Dancing With The Stars” dancer and budding movie star reportedly decamped to the new gift mansion shortly after moving out of the $37 million-dollar compound she shared with Ryan for the past year. Their former love nest was purchased from Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi in May 2012 and seemed to signal to the world that Seacrest was finally ready to settle down and build a family life with Hough.

            Reports on their breakup cite his hectic schedule and inability to kick his workaholic ways as the main impetus for their split. He must have loved her in a major way though, since he allegedly spent some serious coin on her new bachelorette pad.

            While Hough was mid break-up and likely closing on her new Los Angeles home, she found the time to list and sell her Nashville condo. Located at 900 20th Avenue in the heart of Nashville, Hough paid $649,000 for the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,829 square foot condo in 2009. She relocated primarily to Los Angeles in the past couple years, and likely had the property leased out to a tenant. Property records do show that she managed to dance out of the property and make a pretty penny. She sold the condo on January 7, 2013 for $900,000.

            Images via the MLS.

             

              Tennis Ace Serena Williams Serves Up Her Luxury LA Condo to A New Buyer

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 22, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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              Serena Williams

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              World Champion tennis ace

              Home Stats

              2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,403 square feet

              Price

              $1,850,000

              Tennis ace Serena Williams is serving up her luxurious LA condo to a new buyer. According to property records and The Real Estalker, Williams’ Wilshire Boulevard home is in escrow for $1,850,000. By the looks of the listing photos, Williams used the condo as a West Coast pied-à-terre for a couple years when she spent time in the City of Angels. She purchased the soon-to-be-sold condo in September 2002 for $1,275,000. Four years later — after more success and lucrative endorsement deals — she spent $6,612,000 on massive, seven-bedroom mansion in Bel Air. She and sister Venus also share a champion-worthy Florida mansion.

              Whomever is plunking down the dough to take Serena’s small-ish condo off her hands is buying into the luxury Los Angeles building, The Remington. The 15th floor condo is spacious, with two bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a den/office that comes complete with the most amazing city views. Light and bright, the condo has an open floorplan and a direct access elevator. The gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances. And throughout, you’ll find hardwood floors, balconies, walls of windows. The master suite comes with dual marble baths, limestone floors, and walk-in closets, while The Remington — a full-service building — offers a concierge, valet, pool/spa, gym, rec room, wine storage, and additional storage rooms.

               

                We Have Liftoff — Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Lists Sky-High Los Angeles Condo For $3.3 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  January 14, 2013  |  10:08 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                Buzz Aldrin

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                The second man to ever walk on the moon

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,143 square feet

                Buzz Aldrin, half of the famous American astronaut duo that first walked on the moon, has just listed his Los Angeles condominium for $3.3 million.

                Listed for the first time ever, Aldrin’s highly-coveted southeast corner unit resides in the La Tour, Wilshire Corridor’s finest full-service condo building. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom property has a large open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, offering unobstructed panoramic views of Century City, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles. Two secondary bedrooms have been reconfigured into a large den with separate office spaces where items from Aldrin’s astronaut past are on full display. The condo has custom built-ins throughout and two large balconies–perfect for entertaining. If closet ‘space’ is your thing, then take a ‘small step’ into the master bedroom’s huge walk-in closet, complete with two large exterior storage rooms.  Beyond the unit itself, Aldrin’s building, the La Tour, provides 24-hour front desk personnel, valet parking, a fitness center, pool, and recreation room.  Guess that’s why the homeowners association fees for this unit are an out-of-this-world $2,949 per month.

                  Actress Edie Falco Ditching Tribeca Duplex

                  Posted by Vanessa  |  June 5, 2012  |  11:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Edie Falco

                  New York, NY

                  Most Known For

                  Three-time winning Emmy Award winning actress. Played hit roles on The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie

                  Home Stats

                  4-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,000 square feet

                  Price

                  $5,500,000

                  Three-time Emmy winning actress Edie Falco has listed her modest 4-bedroom, 3-bath New York duplex for $5.5 million, according to our friend The Real Estalker. According to property records, Falco purchased the home in New York’s famous Tribeca neighborhood in July 2004 for $3.8 million.

                  Famously known for her role as Carmela Soprano on HBO’s award winning series ‘The Sopranos,’ Falco has been most recently saving lives as the star of Showtime’s hit drama ‘Nurse Jackie.’ With those two hit roles under her belt, it’s no surprise that Falco is one of only two actresses to receive a  SAG, Golden Globe AND Emmy Award within the same year.

                  For an actress with that much talent comes an extremely busy schedule. That being said, interior design may have taken the backseat, as this 3,000 square foot condo has quite a demur personality with minimal color and design throughout. This property, however, has great potential and offers amazing views off both its terracces on the first and second story.

                  Hardwood floors run up and down the penthouse and 12-foot ceilings surrounded by various sky-high windows allow for a bright and spacious living area. The living room comes complete with a wood-burning fireplace attached to an exposed brick wall, welcoming a very urban, downtown ambiance. The open kitchen is newly renovated and features stainless steel appliances, as well as an island/bar eating area.

                  Deborah Grubman and David Dubin of the Corcoran Group hold the listing.

                    Lauren Conrad Buys and Sells in the City of Angels

                    Posted by Cristin  |  April 16, 2012  |  10:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                    Lauren Conrad

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Reality TV superstar who left The Hills and parlayed fame into legitimate business ventures

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,233 square foot condo

                    Price

                    $1,350,000

                    Lauren Conrad of “The Hills” fame has bought and sold in Los Angeles. She previously listed her (in)famous Hollywood Hills home featured on the non-defunct MTV reality show of the same name for $2,250,000. Lauren purchased the home for a very star-like sum of $2,360,000 in early 2008. When it went up for sale, she was already looking at a $100k+ loss. After a price chop that brought the home down to a $2,100,000 list price, it is finally under contract for a still TBD sum.

                    Now that THAT particular Hills home is about to become as passé as her friendship with Heidi Montag, Lauren has bought a new bachelorette pad. On March 29, 2012, Conrad plunked down $1,350,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,233 square foot condo in another set of Los Angeles “Hills” – Beverly Hills to be exact.

                    Conrad’s new home in the 90210 has a dramatic two-story living room, with the master and second bedroom on the main level. A “reverse floor plan,” upstairs has a large family room, an additional bedroom and deck that is yard-size. Her new home is described as a “one-of-a-kind penthouse” in a building with 24 hour security, a gorgeous shared pool, deck, entertainment room and gym.

                    If Conrad’s stylish former home is any indicator, she likely has a decorator working around-the-clock to glam out her new pad!