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.

      Natasha Bedingfield Lists Los Feliz Stunner For $3.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 14, 2014  |  1:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Natasha Bedingfield

      Los Feliz, CA

      Most Known For

      Grammy-nominated British songstress, with hits like "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and 'Unwritten"

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, home theater, pool

      Price

      $3,499,000

      Singer Natasha Bedingfield is selling her stunning house in Los Feliz!

      She’s asking $3,499,000 for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 4,792 square foot home. The ‘Unwritten’ singer wrote a check for $2,300,000 when she bought the place back in July 2009.

      Five years later, the home is back on the market after an extensive remodel. According to listing agent Andrew Mortaza of the Core Group, “rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market.”

      Privacy, security, and gorgeous views are the highlights of Natasha’s “perfectly done” architectural home, which is nestled behind gates within the prestigious gated community of Laughlin park.

      The home has a massive master bedroom with a retreat, steam shower and a true walk-in closet. As an added bonus, the house has a second master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The home also has a full gym, 3 car garage, a den/office, double access from street to street, a theatre, two kitchens, patios and multiple balconies.

      If Natasha’s home strikes your fancy, write an offer ASAP, so you can spend tranquil nights on one of the many balconies staring at the Griffith Observatory or the city lights. Perfect for life in Southern California, the home also has a sparkling pool and hot tub.  

       

        Reese Witherspoon Puts $14 Million Price Tag On Sprawling Brentwood Estate

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 24, 2014  |  9:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Reese Witherspoon

        Brentwood, CA

        Most Known For

        'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 1.3 acres, pool

        Price

        $14,000,000

        ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is looking to make a sweet real estate deal!

        Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, have quietly listed their sprawling Brentwood mansion for $14 million.

        Per property records and The Real Estalker, the three parcels that comprise the large estate were bought in December 2003 and December 2013 for just over $11 million, combined.

        A captivating and rare find, Witherspoon’s California Spanish-style estate is tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a double lot in the desirable, guard gated and celebrity-friendly Brentwood Circle.

        Unparalleled privacy, sprawling grounds, gorgeous gardens, richly detailed spaces, a perfect floor plan make for the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle for any A-lister.

        Interior amenities include a double-height entry with sweeping staircase,  formal dining room with rich wood ceiling, and cozy library/den.

        A fabulous eat-in kitchen and adjacent family room open through French doors to expansive lawn, pool/spa, outdoor fireplace, sunken trampoline, children’s playground, vegetable garden and towering Eucalyptus trees.

        In total, Reese and Jim’s home has 5 bedrooms, each with private bath, including a sensational master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, marble bath, two large closets, and a separate gym or office.

        Reese and her agent, David Offer, have structured the deal in two ways. The main residence is asking $10.5 million, but also available to be purchased separately is an adjacent 28,870 square foot (per assessor) parcel, which would bring the total lot size to over 1.3 acres and the total cost to $14 million.

        Reese is hoping this deal goes better than the sale of her former ranch in Ojai Reese originally had the place listed for $10 million, and price chopped it multiple times, until it finally sold for almost a million less than the $5.8 million she paid for it. 

        Images via listing agent David Offer, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

          Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox List Eclectic Los Feliz Mansion For Nearly $4 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  May 27, 2014  |  7:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

          Los Feliz, CA

          Most Known For

          He's a 90210 alum and she's a smoking-hot actress with roles in Transformers and more

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, gated, views

          Price

          $3,995,000

          The genetically-gifted married duo of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are selling their equally attractive Los Feliz mansion, asking $3,995,000.

          The couple just welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Bohdi Ransom Green. They also have a nearly two-year-old son named Noah, and Green is also dad to son Kassius, 11, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil.

          With a house teeming with young kids, and every room in the 4 bedroom place filled, Megan and Brian have decided to list the eclectic Los Feliz estate and upgrade to newer – and bigger – digs.

          Built in 1936, the home is a modern fortress. Walled for complete privacy, the home is a exquisitely remodeled Mediterranean Villa with explosive unobstructed views of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Century City and the all the way to the ocean.

          With over 5,300 square feet of living space and a large,  beautifully landscaped yard and gorgeous pool, the Green’s for-sale 4 bedroom, 5 bath home blends Old World architecture with 21st century technology, including a fully-wired sound system, audio and video surveillance systems and Nest thermostats.

          The stunning interiors have hand-distressed wood floors and refurbished one-of-a-kind antique lighting. The main floor is comprised of a spacious living room and family room with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to expansive covered balconies and the city below, perfect for al fresco dining and additional living space. The dining and breakfast room flow into a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

          Megan and Brian bought the home on December 18, 2009 for $2,942,500 and went on to furnished it in a funky, yet chic, vibe.

          Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

            January Jones Puts Los Feliz Home Up For Sale For $1.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 12, 2014  |  2:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            January Jones

            Los Feliz, CA

            Most Known For

            Actress who plays Betty Draper on the hit TV show Mad Men

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,200 square feet

            Price

            $1,495,000

            ‘Mad Men’ actress January Jones just listed her Los Feliz digs for $1,495,000.

            Jones picked up the place in July 2009, paying $1,020,000 for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,200 square foot home.

            A gated Mediterranean villa in one of Los Feliz’s most sought after neighborhoods, Jones’ home has classic features and wonderful amenities,  including a formal living room with beautiful hardwood floors and an updated wood-burning fireplace with stone mantle.

            Inside, a remodeled and expanded eat-in kitchen has a center island, carrera marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and opens up to a grassy rear yard with fruit trees.

            Upstairs, January’s large master bedroom has tons of windows and light, two closets and custom built-in bookshelves.

            The 2 additional bedrooms upstairs share an updated ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom, and one bedroom has its own private patio with views of the observatory.

            Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates holds the listing.

             

              Selena Gomez Is Breaking Up With Her Tarzana Starter Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  May 2, 2014  |  1:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Selena Gomez

              Tarzana, CA

              Most Known For

              Disney star in her teens, singer/actress in her early 20's; famously dated Justin Bieber

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6,630 square feet, pool, basketball court

              Price

              $3,495,000

              Selena Gomez is selling her Tarzana, CA ‘starter home,’ asking $3,495,000 for the stunning 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 6,630 square foot compound.

              The Disney star, turned rehab-attending Justin Bieber ex-girlfriend has had a rocky year, filled with salacious tabloid headlines. With all of that (hopefully) behind her, Gomez is making changes on the home front. First, she fired her parents as her management team.

              Second, she bought some brand new digs.

              In March 2014, she paid $3.69 million for a gated mansion in Calabasas – the very same LA suburb where ex-bf Justin Bieber terrorized his neighbors before subsequently selling his sprawling pad to none other than Khloe Kardashian.

              Now that she’s nestled into a Bieber-free Calabasas spread, she’s selling the home she’s lived in since July 2011, when she paid $2,175,000 for the pad. In the time she’s owned it, the multi-winged house has gotten some upgrades, additions and remodels…thus the much-higher asking price.

              Now, Selena’s new-to-the-market home is a gorgeous and luxurious ‘compound’ on an entire acre. A lavish upstairs guest suite has its own separate entrance, a full kitchen, two bathrooms, two walk-in closets, and is encircled by a balcony that overlooks the entire grounds.

              The newly built downstairs media room has a bar that opens to the outdoor BBQ and firepit lounge area – perfect for parties!

              Outside, there’s a pool, spa, shaded outdoor pergola, Bocce Ball court, fruit tree orchard, full basketball court with lights, plus additional room for a full tennis court.

              Images via listing agent Craig Knizek of The Agency.

                CBS Head Honcho Leslie Moonves Buys Paul Allen’s Malibu Estate On Carbon Beach For $28.8 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  April 15, 2014  |  7:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves

                Malibu, CA

                Home Stats

                5 bed, 7 bath, 5,794 square feet, oceanfront

                Price

                $28,800,000

                From one mogul to another!

                CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife, TV personality Julie Chen, have just purchased a beachfront Malibu estate from Microsoft co-founder (and billionaire) Paul Allen, paying $28,800,000. The deal closed on April 2, 2014 – just in time for summer!

                The massive home has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5,794 square feet, and sits on prime beachfront property on Malibu’s exclusive and coveted Carbon Beach. Allen purchased the home on June 9, 2010 for $25,067,500.

                Moonves’ house is next door to the John Lautner house formerly owned by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, which they sold to former Los Angeles Dodgers owners (and now divorced) Frank and Jamie McCourt on July 31, 2007 for $27,250,000.

                Leslie and Julie are upgrading their lives in Malibu, trading a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,014 square foot home on La Costa Beach for their new Carbon Beach digs. Their former Malibu estate is on the market with a $12,995,000 price tag.

                Moonves also owns a $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills and a condo in Pacific Palisades.

                Images via Bing and Google maps.

                  Rihanna’s Former Pacific Palisades Pad Officially Hits The Market

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 25, 2014  |  8:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Rihanna

                  Pacific Palisades, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Grammy-winning pop star

                  Home Stats

                  11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, pool

                  Price

                  $14,995,000

                  After moving out of her massive mansion due to stalkers and burglars, Rihanna’s former Pacific Palisades home is officially on the market with a $14,995,000 price tag!

                  The Barbados-born beauty moved into the home in December 2012, and her Southern California paradise quickly became a nightmare. After just a few short months in the home, trespassers, stalkers and attempted burglars have all been arrested at or near the property, prompting RiRi to flee the urban oasis for her own safety. In the most extreme case, a 27-year-old man was arrested on the property after showing up multiple times, claiming to be her “future husband.”

                  The globetrottering Grammy winner has since had ‘her people’ move her belongings out of the home and into another undisclosed location, freeing up her former home for new residents. It was for rent in November 2013 for $65,000 a month!

                  Reports say she’s since decamped to a penthouse in New York City. She also reportedly purchased a $22 million villa in her native Barbados earlier this year.

                  Built in 2010, the estate is nestled in the hills of Los Angeles, and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.

                  Aaron Kirman of the John Aaroe Group represents Rihanna’s listing.

                  Images via the MLS.

                    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Custom LA Estate For $50 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  1:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

                    Brentwood, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,890 square feet, pool, moat, gated

                    Price

                    $50,000,000

                    Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen just made an stunning offseason move – they listed their incredible custom-built Los Angeles estate for $50,000,000!, as first reported by TMZ.

                    The genetically-gifted duo spent years waiting out the completion of this custom estate, making it’s ‘for-sale’ status a bit shocking. They unveiled the home’s beautiful interiors in the October 2013 issue of Architectural Digest and Tom said, “We built this house as a sanctuary for our family—a place where we can enjoy being together.”

                    While Brady is based in New England for much of the year, Gisele’s work takes her to Los Angeles frequently, and many assumed that the two would settle in this estate when Brady retired from football and awaited his Hall of Fame appointment.

                    Alas, that won’t be happening.

                    While we can’t know for sure why they’re selling, we can assume that the sale of the estate is a money-making move by the multi-millionaire couple, who picked up the vacant lot for $11,750,000 in August 2008 and sunk millions into its construction, which was completed in 2011.

                    Tom and Gisele’s for-sale estate is undeniably incredible Richard Landry-designed European country estate on almost 4 acres. The French Chataeu-style home is covered in imported limestone, and every single element of the design and materials are top-notch.

                    Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views, the home has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms spread out over 13,890 square feet, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways.

                    Despite selling this home, they won’t be without adequate shelter. In October 2013, Tom and Gisele spent $14 million on a chic NYC condo, and they’re also building a comparable estate in the Boston area.

                    Kurt Rappaport and and Stephan Shapiro of the Westside Agency are representing the listing.

                    Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest’s October 2013 issue.

                      MLB Pitcher Barry Zito Tosses Los Angeles Home On The Market For $4.375 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 13, 2014  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      MLB Pitcher Barry Zito

                      Hollywood, CA

                      Most Known For

                      MLB free agent pitcher who famously signed a $126M contract; two-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,366 square feet, views

                      Price

                      $4.375,000

                      Two-time World Series Champion Barry Zito has just tossed his West Hollywood home on the market for $4,375,000!

                      Zito was just cut loose from the San Francisco Giants when his $126 million dollar contract expired after seven up-and-down years. Without a mound to stand on, Zito has turned his focus back to his bulging real estate portfolio, which includes this for-sale home, a massive property in the Sunset Plaza area of Los Angeles, and a San Francisco-area home that’s currently for rent for $28,500 a month.

                      A shrewd real estate investor, Zito knows a great house when he sees one. Zito’s West Hollywood gem sits on one of the most private and quiet Bird Streets above Sunset Blvd and is newly remodeled. And those views!  Zito’s place has the kind of views usually available only to the most elevated lots far above Sunset Blvd, but unlike those high-in-the-sky properties, this house is only about 3-5 mins away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.

                      Listing agent Sharon Hills of Kobeissi Properties, gave us some inside intel on Zito’s property, saying, “he never lived here, but purchased it because of its location in the prestigious Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills, and the incredible views.”

                      The views range all the way from the LA skyline to the ocean and can be seen perfectly though the many walls of glass. Soaring ceilings and an open concept floor plan create a dramatic and spacious environment and most rooms open directly to outdoor terraces, perfect for entertaining.

                      According to the listing, which was first spotted by the Los Angeles Times, all bedrooms have their own bathroom, and the master suite sprawls across the entire top floor. A rarity in the Hollywood Hills, this home has an abundance of street parking and a designated turn around for easy access.

                      Interested in Zito’s West Hollywood view home? Get in touch with listing agent Sharon Hills.