Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs Divorcing, Selling Marital Home For Nearly $3 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2014  |  8:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    She's a Broadway star and the voice of Else in 'Frozen,' he's a successful actor.

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,931 square feet, pool, treehouse

    Price

    $2,995,000

    Time to “Let It Go.”

    In the midst of their yet-to-be-finalized divorce, Broadway superstar Idina Menzel and her actor hubby, Taye Diggs, are selling the Studio City home they’ve shared since 2010.

    Originally purchased for $2,090,000, the busted-up couple are asking $2,995,000 for the 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom digs they lived happily(?) in for years.

    An ideal family home, the Diggs/Menzel property is a traditional-style home set privately at the end of a country lane.

    With an open floor plan and a dramatic two-story foyer that perfectly suits the Broadway diva, the main level boasts a chefs kitchen, vast living and dining areas for entertaining or raising a large family, an expansive master suite, and three additional bedrooms.

    In happier times, Taye and Idina retreated to an upstairs area with a private office and bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

    Outside, a sweeping outdoor yard augments the home, with a large pool, rolling lawns, patios and a treehouse.

    Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group holds the listing.

      Jennifer Love Hewitt Sells Her Toluca Lake House to Jessica Simpson’s Mom Tina, Loses $1.4 Million On The Deal

      Posted by Cristin  |  May 5, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Tina Simpson Buys From Jennifer Love Hewitt

      Most Known For

      Mom and manager to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Divorced from 'Papa' Joe Simpson

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,216 square feet, pool, lakefront

      Price

      $4,100,000

      New mom Jennifer Love Hewitt has just sold her waterfront home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb to Jessica Simpson’s mom Tina – at a massive loss!

      In an off-market deal that closed on April 11, 2014, Tina Simpson paid $4.1 million for the 4 bedroom home that Hewitt bought for $5.5 million for in January 2006. For those doing the math, that’s a $1.4 million-dollar loss for Jennifer.

      At one point in time, Hewitt had two Toluca Lake estates on the same street. She listed and sold one for $2.15 million in 2012, and leased out the other, asking $12,500 a month.

      While the newly-married Hewitt happily decamped to her new modern Pacific Palisades mansion with husband and new baby in tow, the for-rent house eventually (secretly) went up for sale, and the former Mrs. Simpson swooped in an nabbed it for a bargain.

      Tina Simpson may have been the leasee all along, as she and Joe Simpson split in the Fall of 2012 and their Encino mansion went up for sale for $4.3 million.

      Buying under her maiden name, Tina officially bought Hewitt’s updated four bedroom home right on Toluca Lake. The Spanish-style home features an office with separate entrance, a music room, gym, master bedroom overlooking the lake, and a double master bath.

      The family room opens up to the patio overlooking a private pool, spa and lakefront dock, where there’s plenty of space to dock a power boat and kayaks.

      Images via Gibson International.

        Once Broke ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Lena Headey Buys Sherman Oaks Fixer-Upper

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 21, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Lena Headey

        Sherman Oaks, CA

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,808 square feet, fixer-upper

        Price

        $790,000

        Nearly a year after ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Lena Headey claimed she had “less than $5″ in her bank account, the actress, who plays Queen Cersei on the hit show, has just purchased a dated fixer-upper in Sherman Oaks, CA for $790,000.

        Property records show the deal for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,808 square foot home closed on April 4, 2014.

        In April 2013, Headey opened up about the reality of her financial situation in legal docs related to her 2012 divorce filing from husband Peter Loughran. In the docs, she was petitioning for half of the couple’s $46,000 2011 tax return, saying she needed the money asap to make ends meet for her and their 2 year-old son. The media reports were shocking, since many people figured she was well-compensated for her role as a main character on one of the most popular shows currently on TV.

        Her precarious financial situation was exacerbated when she sold her former home in Los Angeles‘ Laurel Canyon-area at a loss. That home was purchased by Headey and her ex-husband for $1,685,000 in June 2008 and sold for $1,349,000 in late 2012.

        Her new home isn’t much to look at (by Hollywood standards), but it does have potential. Located in one of the best neighborhoods Sherman Oaks has to offer, the traditional home has a mid-century modern twist and sits on a beautiful and quiet tree-lined street.

        Spacious, bright and airy, with a good floor plan and great ‘bones,’ Headey’s new home has a decent-sized kitchen that conveniently opens to the family room for easy entertaining.

        A large master suite has ample closets and a private bath.

        The backyard has a lovely pool, covered patio and gardens.

        Ben DI Benedetto of Keller Williams Studio City represented the sellers (who were the original owners) and Zoe Rudolph of John Aaroe Group was Headey’s real estate agent.

          Media Titan Rupert Murdoch Spends $57.25 Million On Swank NYC Penthouse

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 21, 2014  |  8:50 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Rupert Murdoch

          New York, NY

          Most Known For

          Newscorp chairman and legendary businessman

          Home Stats

          6,850 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bedrooms

          Price

          $57,250,000

          The newly-single media mogul billionaire Rupert Murdoch is under contract to purchase the stunning penthouse at New York City’s One Madison building for $57.25 million.

          As first reported by the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, he is purchasing the top four floors of the chic One Madison building – the very same NYC condo building where Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen just bought a place for $14 million.

          According to WSJ’s report, Murdoch bought floors 57 to 60, which total 10,160 square feet, from the developer, Related Companies. His purchase includes two units: a 6,850-square-foot triplex penthouse that had been on the market for $50 million (and toured by multiple A-list celebs, millionaires and billionaires), and a three-bedroom apartment on the floor below that had been listed for $16.5 million. Murdoch’s two One Madison apartments are unconnected, but could easily be combined, according to a representative from the developer.

          The penthouse has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a 586 square foot outdoor wraparound terrace. It also has an internal elevator. Rupert will be able to put his own personal touches on the place before he moves in – he bought it in ‘raw condition’ and will install his own finishes and decor.

          Prior to this incredible purchase, Murdoch resided in a Fifth Avenue penthouse that he paid $44 million for in 2005. He and his wife of 13 years, Wendi Deng, recently divorced and she is keeping that residence as a part of the divorce settlement.

          Right as the news of his divorce was coming to light, Murdoch purchased a 13-acre winery estate in Bel Air, CA for $28.8 million.

          Images via Related Properties.

          7 Years After Their Divorce, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe Sell Shared Los Angeles Investment Property

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 6, 2014  |  9:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillipe

          Los Angeles, CA

          Home Stats

          4 bed, 4 bath, 2,664 square feet, duplex

          Price

          $1,440,000

          Although they divorced in 2007 after seven years of marriage, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe shared more than just their two beautiful children – they also still owned a pricey Los Angeles investment property together!

          Now, that is no more. They just sold their shared duplex for $1,440,000 on January 17, 2014. Purchased by Reese and Ryan in October 2005 for $1,173,500, the divorced duo held onto the two-unit, remodeled property through the real estate market downturn, and then listed it for $1,395,000 in December 2013. 18 days later, the home went under contract for $1,440,000 – a full $45,000 OVER asking. All in all, Reese and Ryan pocketed a nice $266,500 profit on the sale.

          That’s a nice turn of events for both Reese and Ryan, who each lost boatloads of cash on recent home sales. Reese just sold the Ojai, CA ranch where she married her new husband, Jim Toth at a major loss! Purchased by Reese for $5.8 million in 2008, she originally asked $10 million for the ranch, reduced the price multiple times, and finally accepted an offer of $4,983,500 – a loss of $816,500! Think that’s a big loss? Ryan lost an eye-popping $1,175,000 when he sold his Zen-inspired Sunset Strip mansion in March 2013.

          Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker Brentwood was Reese and Ryan’s listing agent for this deal, and Lisa Mansfield of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

            Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Officially List Their Tarzana Home For $5.499 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  January 9, 2014  |  6:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

            Tarzana, CA

            Most Known For

            Reality TV stars, she's a famous Kardashian and he's a former NBA star - they're currently getting a divorce after 4 troubled years of marriage

            Home Stats

            7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,000 square feet, pool

            Price

            $5,499,000

            After a year of turmoil and scandal that resulted in divorce, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are officially selling their sprawling Tarzana home.

            According to the Los Angeles Times and  The Real Estalker, the home is now officially listed for sale for $5,499,000.

            In the months before the home went up for sale, news reports revealed that Lamar has been battling drug addiction and Khloe was trying to save him – and their four-year marriage. When all their efforts to rectify their marriage failed, Khloe filed for divorce in December, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

            Now, it’s time to split the marital assets – including this incredible mansion, which was purchased in both of their names before being transferred into a shared trust. Khloe and Lamar paid $3,950,000 for the spread in December 2009 -  shortly after they married in a quickie wedding ceremony after just a month of dating.

            If you have the cash money to buy the house where Khloe and Lamar spent happier days, you’ll be buying a guard-gated Mulholland Park custom-built home located at the end of a private enclave cul-de-sac. Huge grassy lawns and a dramatic entry courtyard make a great first impression as you pull up to the home. Inside, a dramatic entryway leads to luxe living spaces that include 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, stone floors, a theater.

            Outside, Khloe and Lamar’s Tarzana home has an outdoor kitchen with 2 refrigerators, a bbq bit, covered cabanas and a pool and spa.

            If the home looks familiar, it’s because they’ve filmed “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and their spin-off “Khloe & Lamar” all over the property.

            Tomer and Isadora Fridman of Ewing Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing. 

              Camille and Kelsey Grammer Finally Sell Shared Beaver Creek Vacation Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  November 15, 2013  |  2:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Camille & Kelsey Grammer

              Beaver Creek, CO

              Most Known For

              He was famously "Frasier," and she was formerly famous for being just Kelsey's wife, now she's reality TV star

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, 8,500 square feet

              Price

              $6,600,000

              Two years after their bitter divorce, Camille and Kelsey Grammer are finally untangling one of the final pieces of their former life together.

              Property records show that their stunning Beaver Creek, Colorado vacation home has finally sold for $6.6 million!

              In 2002, during much happier times, they purchased the home together for $5,350,000. Fast forward to September 2011, when the just-seperated duo put the home on the market for $7.9 million and hoped to make a quick and easy sale and divide the profits, per the terms of their divorce settlement.

              Two years ticked by and the asking price dropped lower and lower, and finally a buyer stepped forward and bought the Grammer’s former winter hideaway, which was once featured on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

              The exquisite just-sold home is nestled in the private area of Bachelor Gulch. As you may have seen on RHOBH, the home is excellent for entertaining, and offers a spacious great room, two master suites, a family/rec room, dramatic circular stair tower and in true Camille Grammer fashion – nannies quarters. Other highlights include beautiful pine floors reclaimed from the Sears Tower in Chicago, inviting stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, a spacious gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, a wine cellar and tasting room, and an expansive deck with gorgeous mountain views.

              The home also features a in-ground hot tub. The convenient ski-in/walk to ski out location is adjacent to an open space dedicated as a wildlife corridor.

              This home has successfully sold, and Camille has just one more piece of her former life to shed before she’s officially Kelsey-free. She is currently looking to sell their former family home in Malibu. It’s on the market with a $14,995,000 price tag.

                Report: Charlie Sheen Selling The Home He Bought For Estranged Ex-Wife Brooke Mueller

                Posted by Cristin  |  November 13, 2013  |  8:09 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Charlie Sheen

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Actor, with a long string of hits and a volatile personal life

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,625 square feet, pool, gated

                Price

                $4,800,000

                Amid a nasty (and we mean NASTY) custody battle, TMZ is reporting that Charlie Sheen is trying to quickly sell the Beverly Hills mansion he bought as a primary residence for his ex-wife Brooke Mueller and their twin boys, Bob and Max.

                Located just around the corner from his mansion in the gated, upscale neighborhood of Mulholland Estates, Brooke’s 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,625 square foot home was purchased by Sheen on October 23, 2012 from billionaire Tom Gores for $4,800,000. According to TMZ’s report, Sheen wants to sell the home quickly and for exactly what he paid for it, because terms of his divorce from Mueller specify that any profit made on the residence must be split evenly. So if he sells for zero profit, he owes her nothing.

                Isn’t love grand?

                The home is a total stunner, especially at that $4.8M price point – it’s Spanish-style villa on expansive, private grounds. The home centers around a formal living room that then opens to a library/den, dining room, theater, gourmet kitchen and family room. Brooke’s master suite has a separate sitting room, dual fireplaces and multiple walk-in closets. Outside, the spacious backyard has a large pool/spa and built-in bbq.

                When everything was amicable between Charlie and Brooke, this home was the perfect spot for her and the boys to live – because Dad was just around the corner. Charlie actually owns two more mansions in Mulholland Estates – a 6 bed, 9 bath home he paid $6,999,999 for on March 31, 2011 and a 5 bed, 7 bath estate he picked up on April 28, 2006 for $7,200,000.

                While Charlie’s not with his real estate agent, it’s likely he’s with his lawyer. He and Brooke’s heated custody battle rages on.

                Images via the MLS.

                 

                 

                  Report: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Secretly Selling Tarzana Home

                  Posted by Cristin  |  November 7, 2013  |  7:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

                  Most Known For

                  Reality TV stars, she's a famous Kardashian and he's a former NBA star

                  Home Stats

                  7 bedrooms, 9 bedrooms, 8,347 square feet, pool, gated

                  Price

                  $3,995,000

                  After a year of turmoil and scandal, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are reportedly selling their sprawling Tarzana home.

                  According to TMZ, the home has secretly been listed for sale for $3,995,000. Interested? Well, the home isn’t open to just anyone – it’s only being shown to qualified buyers who can show that they can actually afford to pay the asking price.

                  Khloe and Lamar moved into the home shortly after marrying in a quickie wedding ceremony in 2009. They’ve filmed “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and their spin-off “Khloe & Lamar” in the home. In light of recent news reports that Lamar has been battling drug addiction and that Khloe intends to eventually divorce him, it makes sense that the home is up for sale. With less combined assets, the easier it will be for the duo to split. While we’re rooting for Lamar to turn his life around and for the seemingly in-love duo to make it work, selling the family home is usually a strong indicator that things are trending towards divorce.

                  If you have the cash money to buy the house, you’ll be buying a guard-gated Mulholland Park custom built 7-bedroom home located at the end of a private enclave cul-de-sac. Huge grassy lawns and a dramatic entry courtyard make a great first impression as you pull up to the home. Inside, a dramatic entryway leads to luxe living spaces, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, stone floors, a theater.

                  Outside, Khloe and Lamar’s Tarzana home has an outdoor kitchen with 2 refrigerators, a bbq bit, covered cabanas and a pool and spa.

                  Images via listing agent Nancy Fenoglio

                    Katy Perry Still Can’t Sell Russell Brand Love Nest, Price Chops Home By Another $500k

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2013  |  10:07 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Katy Perry

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Pop songstress with a tabloid-worthy personal life

                    Home Stats

                    7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,835 square feet, pool

                    Price

                    $5,988,000

                    Poor Katy Perry!

                    She just can’t seem to be able to leave the past behind and sell the Hollywood Hills home she intended to share with then-husband Russell Brand before their divorce. After a massive price cut this summer, she has just price-chopped the home for a second time!

                    Katy Perry is ready to close the door on that part of her life, even if it means losing a ton of money in the process. In a revealing article in the June 2013 issue of Vogue, Perry revealed that Brand told her he wanted a divorce via text message. With that kind of ending, no wonder Perry wants out of the home that she and Brand had intended to make their happy home. After slashing the price on their former home by $430,000 in June, Perry has axed another $507,000 from the asking price, bringing the new price to $5,988,000 – $512,000 less than what she paid for it!

                    Purchased by the songstress on June 24, 2011 for $6,500,000, Perry intended to make the 3-acre estate compound near the famed Chateau Marmont her and then-husband Russell Brand‘s marital love nest. Amid rumors of an impending divorce and before the moving vans could even get in the front gates, the duo split for good – and the home remained vacant. Perry was reportedly secretly hoping to find a buyer for her unlucky love nest without having to officially list the home for sale. Perhaps she was asking too much money or people just didn’t want the bad juju associated with the home, but Perry couldn’t find her buyer with a pocket listing. She officially listed it April 2013 and has been desperate to part with it ever since. Still without a buyer, Perry is discounting the home yet again, in hopes that an even lower price will entice someone to make an offer.

                    The home, dubbed “Park Hill,” was built in 1921 and is comprised of a significant Mediterranean residence with two-story grand entry that continues into two-story living room overlooking all of Los Angeles and the city’s dramatic skyline.

                    The property has a separate two-story guest house that was formerly a caretaker’s apartment on the lower level and a Carriage House on the second level for auto storage. In 2004, another guest house was built and could be used as a private residence, as it comes complete with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

                    The lushly landscaped backyard has a lagoon-style pool with waterfall and small bridges. Adding to the allure of this property, the home neighbors Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Storer House.

                    Perry has since moved on a romance with John Mayer and on the real estate front, she’s also moved on to a two-home compound that she purchased for $11 million.