Los Angeles, CA
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Long run as a dancer on the hit show 'Dancing with the Stars'
‘Dancing With The Stars’ diva Karina Smirnoff is turning into a mini real estate mogul!
The professional dancer and tabloid darling just snapped up her second million dollar home this year. Property records show that Smirnoff just paid $1,250,000 for a 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 1,914 square foot ‘Mediterranean villa’ in the Hollywood Hills. The deal closed on October 31, 2013. Her property portfolio also includes a 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom Woodland Hills, CA home she paid $1.35 million for in January 2013 and a 3-bedroom Studio City condo she bought on December 3, 2008 for $537,000.
Smirnoff’s new addition is a nestled on a secluded street and has direct head-on views of the Hollywood sign from every room. The home is light and bright with plenty of natural light that permeates through every room.
An ideal party pad, the home has an outdoor, 8-person multi-jet spa and an adjacent outdoor living room with TV.
Velma Bell of Keller Williams represented the seller and Desiree Zuckerman of Rodeo Realty was Smirnoff’s agent.
Images via the MLS.
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Spunky stage, film and TV actress; Former Dancing With The Star contestant
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,700 square feet
The always-animated Cloris Leachman has bought some brand new digs! According to public records, Leachman purchased the Topanga home on August 27, 2012 for $930,000. Leachman has long been a legend in the entertainment industry and has won won eight Primetime Emmy Awards—more than any other performer—and one Daytime Emmy Award. Accomplished on the stage, screen and even on TV, Leachman stole America’s hearts with her spunky attitude when she appeared on season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. To this day, she hold the title as the oldest contestant to ever compete on the popular dancing show.
While she’s no longer sashaying or tangoing into living rooms on a nightly basis, Leachman is keeping busy! Her latest move was the purchase of a new home and the sale of her former residence. Leachman recently sold her penthouse apartment on South Barrington Avenue in Los Angeles for $988,000. Her residence since February 2000, Leachman originally paid $635,000.
Not one for too much real estate opulence, Leachman’s brand new home is a two-story ranch on Topanga’s best street. It features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a family room and a small loft/office that brings the home to approximately 2,700 square feet.
The 4th bedroom and family room have a separate entrance that be used as guest quarters. This home is situated on one very useable acre is shaded by a massive oak tree and features a 20 foot diameter pond with waterfall, fish and several large turtles. There are wide-plank oak floors in the open, second floor living, dining and kitchen area, which overlooks the pond and accesses a large viewing deck. Leachman could easily walk (or dance!) up the back hill on the property for a world-class ocean view beyond the rolling, green hills of Topanga State Park.
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Seinfeld and Family Feud alum, and former 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant
5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 5,400 square feet
Seinfeld alum and former fancy-footed ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant John O’Hurley is selling in Beverly Hills for $6.5M. The up-for-grabs abode is a gated Mediterranean compound that features a stunning main residence, guest house and 6-car motorcourt.
The private compound is surrounded by mature landscaping and the main house has 5 bedrooms, 9 baths, a gorgeous entry, high-volume living room, dining room and indoor-outdoor balcony/patios. Interior features include fancy silk wall coverings, French doors, a Chef’s Kitchen with 3 sub-zero refrigerators, a much-needed wine cellar and superb sound system.
Casual and formal dining rooms open to patio dining for sunny mornings and starry nights. The key to marital bliss in the O’Hurley house? A stunning master suite spans an entire floor with living area, surrounding outdoor balconies, above-the-treetops canyon views, outstanding his/hers baths and walk-in closets.
Elsewhere in the 5,400 square foot home, a media room with wet bar area opens to a spectacular outdoor entertaining area for casual dining with a luxurious pool, spa and lush greenery.
O’Hurley purchased the home on December 20, 2004 for $3,050,000. He married his wife Lisa in August of that year.
According to People magazine, O’Hurley tried selling the home in August of 2007 for $6.2M. His longtime real estate agent, Kathleen Wrightof Coldwell Banker, holds the listing.
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