Sly and the Family Vacation Home – Now for Sale!

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 19, 2012  |  11:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

    Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

    La Quinta, CA

    Most Known For

    He's a beloved American action hero, she's a former model and skincare mogul

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,173 square feet



    Sylvester Stallone and third wife/former model Jennifer Flavin are selling their vacation home in the resort town of La Quinta, CA for $4,500,000, according to The Real Estalker. The duo paid the exact same sum for the Addison Mizner-inspired Mediterranean-style villa in January 2010. In November 2011, the home was listed at $4,300,000, but within 10 days, the price tag jumped $200,000 to its current figure.

    Offered fully-furnished in the exclusive Madison Club, this home embodies Mizner’s approach to blending the simple elegance of Spanish architecture with the fanciful Mediterranean style. The home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is a sprawling 5,173 square feet. A private and gated courtyard leads to the front door that then opens to a living room and dining room and entertaining space with wood floors, stone fireplace, sitting areas and windows that slide open to reveal the swimming pool and outdoor kitchette.

    The Madison Club, according to its own website, was designed “in the tradition of California’s classic old-line country clubs.” Luxury amenities include 24-7 private security, concierge services, a 56,000 square foot clubhouse with several dining options, movie theater, billiard room, fitness center with men’s and women’s locker room, full-service spa facility and outdoor swimming pool complex. A croquet lawn and numerous terraces with fire pits and quiet seating areas surround the sprawling clubhouse that overlooks a meandering pond and immaculate Tom Fazio-deisgned course.

    Homeowner’s association dues for this home are $1,600 per month.

      Fred Couples Selling La Quinta Desert Retreat

      Posted by Cristin  |  November 29, 2011  |  11:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

      Fred Couples

      La Quinta, CA

      Most Known For

      Gold legend who won the 1992 Masters Tournament and this year's Senior Players Championship

      Home Stats

      5,173 square-feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms



      Professional golfer Fred Couples has just listed his home in La Quinta, California. First reported by the Los Angeles Times, Couples is selling the home he formerly used as a relaxing retreat at the end of the golf season because he is building a custom home in the same development. Public records show that the home was built in 2008 and purchased by Couples in 2009 for $3,047,500. The 5,173 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home is now listed for $4,195,000.

      Located in the Madison Club development, Couples’ home features Spanish architecture and Mediterranean style and the entrance has a private courtyard and bubbling fountain. Breathtaking Southwest mountain views can be seen from the private sparkling pool and spa. Perfect for cool desert nights, the home has a built-in fire pit. This Villa features limestone and wood floors, stone-carved elements and custom wood cabinetry and doors. The great room has an oversized stone fireplace, the gourmet kitchen has Wolf appliances, granite counter tops, a walk-in wine room and pantry and just outside the pocket doors is a custom built-in BBQ. The formal dining room opens up with pocket doors to the stunning view. There are two master suites (one upstairs and one downstairs) and both have stone fireplaces and luxurious master baths. One of them features a private outdoor shower and both have private terraces with views.

        Arizona Home Hits The Market With Its Own Twitter Handle

        Posted by Cristin  |  November 28, 2011  |  2:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

        Home Stats

        4.022, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool



        Gotta love social media. It’s not just for people, pets or fake personalities anymore, it’s also now for houses. On the market in Tucson, Arizona, a brand new listing in the 85718 area code also has it’s own Twitter handle: @IAMAHouse1. Tipped off by the fine folks at Curbed, we had to check out this tech-savvy property ourselves. A new addition to the Twitter world, the home tweets about the goings-on around the property, the weather, and even T.S. Eliot quotes.

        This Twittering house is described as “a subtly magnificent home. Charm and grace permeate this adobe abode with a myriad of french doors and a feeling of bringing the outdoors in.” The kitchen is beautiful and up-to-date, yet warm. The living rooms and bedrooms feature beamed ceilings, the bathrooms are sleek marble, and the floors are a traditional tile that seamlessly blend the home’s exterior and interior. The property also features unique fireplaces, sprawling outdoor patios around a pool and hot tub. While listed as a 3 bedroom, the listing suggests that the home could be converted to a 4 bedroom.

        The current housing market is challenging, which means agents and owners have to get creative about marketing their properties. We’ll just have to wait and see if more homes jump on the Twitter bandwagon in order to find their next owners.

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          NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal is Leaving Las Vegas

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 2, 2011  |  12:47 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

          Jermaine O'Neal

          Henderson, NV

          Most Known For

          Entered the NBA right out of high school and went on to be a 6-time All-Star

          Home Stats

          .71 acres, 6-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms



          NBA All-Star baller Jermaine O’Neal wants a little less Sin City in his life. He has recently listed his Henderson, Nevada home for $3,550,000. Henderson is a nearby suburb of the bright lights and 24-hours-a-day adult playground of the Las Vegas Strip. After hopping from Portland to Indiana to Toronto to Miami and finally to his current hometown of Boston, the six-time NBA All-Star may have no current need for a pricey pad way out in the desert.

          The for-sale home has 6-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms and resort features perfect for the famous heat of Vegas. O’Neal’s home is a custom build with panoramic mountain, city and strip views on almost an acre of land. The master and three additional bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms with marble baths and custom walk-in closets. On the home’s second floor, you’ll find a hardwood-floored game room and oversized wrought iron balcony. The home has a “mini master” guest suite, perfect for visitors, as well as a teen room, office, exercise room, tiered theater and wine room on main floor.

          Outside, a desert oasis awaits. An outdoor kitchen and expertly crafted pool with grotto, waterfall, slide, jacuzzi, fountains highlight the outdoor living space.


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