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.

            Yolanda and David Foster List Custom Malibu Estate For $27.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  2:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Yolanda & David Foster

            Malibu, CA

            Most Known For

            She's a stunning former model, currently starring on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and he's an award-winning music producer who's worked with all the greats

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, pool, sauna, ocean views, 11,622 square feet

            Price

            $27,500,000

            Yolanda Foster of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and her award-winning music producer husband David Foster have just listed their stunning custom-built Malibu mansion for $27.5 million!

            Featured extensively on the “Real Housewives” as a frequent setting for dramatic dinner parties, Yolanda and David Foster’s newly-listed home has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 11,622 square feet and just hit the market, as first reported by The Real Estalker.

            Built in 2009, the jaw0dropping estate has stunning mountain and ocean views that range all the way from Santa Monica to Point Dume.

            Reminiscent of a romantic European villa, the 3-level home features 12’ ceilings, recycled Bavarian walnut floors and walls of glass that open to bring the outdoors inside.

            As any “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fan knows, Yolanda and David’s home is perfect for entertaining, with a spacious living and formal dining room. The professional chef’s kitchen comes complete with a custom floor-to-ceiling glass refrigerator, where Yolanda is known to meticulously organize her fresh produce by color. The custom fridge is such a big deal, it has its own twitter handle with 13,300 followers!

            Additional interior amenities include an office, library, 2 spa bathrooms with his/her oversized custom closets, a bar/billiards sports room, a state-of-the-art screening room, a recording studio (natch), exercise/massage/sauna rooms and 5 additional en-suite bedrooms.

            David and Yolanda’s enormous master suite has a fireplace, office and large terrace. And don’t even get us started on that to-die-for closet. Every woman’s dream!

            Outside, an infinity pool appears to drop right into the Pacific Ocean, and there are numerous outdoor sitting areas to enjoy a California sunset. Also on the property, Yolanda has orchards of citrus and avocado trees.

            Malibu super agent Chris Cortazzo represents the for-sale property.

              Mariah Carey & Hubby Nick Cannon List Bel Air Mansion For $12,995,000!

              Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  8:01 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

              Bel Air, CA

              Most Known For

              Pop diva and her TV presenter husband

              Home Stats

              7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,750 square feet, pool, movie theater, gated

              Price

              $12,995,000

              Pop diva Mariah Carey and her TV host husband Nick Cannon are selling their Bel Air mansion for nearly $13 million!

              Just listed and first reported by The Real Estalker, the home at 3130 Antelo Road is a gated Hamptons-style estate on an acre of land in primo Bel Air, CA. Carey and Cannon purchased the 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 11,750 square foot pad on April 2, 2009 for $6,975,000.

              If you’re wondering why Mariah and Nick are asking nearly double what they paid for it, it’s because the estate has been meticulously renovated to bring it up their “Glitter-y” standards. Now, the estate has a grand formal entryway, a master suite comparable to the penthouse in the finest hotels, a formal dining room with a fireplace and breathtaking views, an enormous kitchen and an incredible “Aspen” room that Nick and Mariah use as a den, but can easily accommodate parties of several hundred of your closest friends.

              Other A-list amenities inside include a movie theater, basketball court and gym. Outside, the estate has a sprawling backyard with a pool, putting green, and parking for more than 20 cars.

              According to property records, the couple still own an oceanfront compound on Windermere Island in the Bahamas and a massive New York City triplex.

              This Bel Air home is being listed by Jordana Leigh of Rodeo Realty.

                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.

                  Kelly Osbourne Lists West Hollywood Home For $1.349 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  February 4, 2014  |  9:14 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Kelly Osbourne

                  West Hollywood, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Purple-haired daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, current host of E! Fashion Police

                  Home Stats

                  1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,250 square feet, views

                  Price

                  $1,349,000

                  Kelly Osbourne, the purple-haired progeny of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, has just listed her charming West Hollywood home for $1,349,000.

                  The reason for selling? We’re guessing Kelly wants to start fresh in a new house.  The E! Fashion Police co-host just split from fiance Matthew Mosshart in January 2014, after meeting at Kate Moss’ 2011 wedding and dating for two years.

                  Now that Kelly’s newly single and in the midst of a booming career, she’s selling the 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,250 square foot home she purchased on February 16, 2005. Property records show she paid $1,195,000 for the place 9 years ago.

                  Designed by Robert Byrd in 1952, Kelly’s home is beautifully detailed throughout and completed updated. With oodles of windows, the home has wonderful light and views.

                  The kitchen is outfitted in the best appliances on the market and the adjacent living area and separate den open onto a lush private garden with chic entertaining areas.

                  Reports from summer 2013 say that Kelly hasn’t lived at this home in a few months. She reportedly moved into Lindsey Lohan’s former Beverly Hills rental in April 2013, paying $10,400 a month!

                  Jonah Wilson of Hilton Hyland is Kelly’s listing agent.

                  Images via the MLS.

                    ‘Captain America’ Actor Chris Evans Lists Hollywood Hills Home For $1.45 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  January 30, 2014  |  3:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Chris Evans

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Action adventure actor known for his roles in Fantastic Four, The Avengers and Captain America

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet

                    Price

                    $1,450,000

                    Superhero actor Chris Evans has just listed his rather ‘Fantastic’ home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,450,000.

                    Located at 2971 Briar Knoll Drive, the hunky ‘Avengers’ actor paid $1,260,000 in March 2007 for the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,386 square foot pad.

                    Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, Evan’s for-sale home has an open and spacious living room and dining room with hardwood floors throughout, vaulted beamed ceilings and tree top views. A gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and the master suite has french doors leading to a private deck with seating area, private spa, and luscious landscaping.

                    Those looking to spot Evans at the open house will be disappointed, since the actor hasn’t called this place home for almost a year. In April 2013, he decamped to a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 4,599 square foot Mid-Century ranch-style pad nearby that he purchased for $3,520,000.

                    Evans will reappear on the silver screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, set to be released in April 2014. In 2015, he’ll appear in the highly-anticipated sequel to the The Avengers, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, where Evans will reprise his role as Captain America.

                    Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.

                      Christina Ricci Puts Los Feliz Bungalow Up For Sale With $1.7 Million Price Tag

                      Posted by Cristin  |  January 17, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Christina Ricci

                      Los Feliz, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Child-teen starlet in the 1990's who has been in a handful of films since then

                      Home Stats

                      2 bed, 3 bath, 1,891 square feet, pool

                      Price

                      $1,695,000

                      Petite actress Christina Ricci, who’s recently started the “Riccing” trend of squeezing into small spaces, is now exiting another relatively small space – her 1,891 square foot Los Feliz bungalow.

                      Ricci just listed the chic, single story 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, located in the most desirable area of Los Feliz: “The Oaks.” She paid $1,505,000 for the place December 8, 2005. Now, she’s asking $1,695,000.

                      Located down a gated drive, the traditional-style home has an open floor plan, with living family rooms that sit adjacent to a dining room with French doors that opens to a covered patio, pool and terraced gardens.

                      The 2 bedrooms are both en-suites, and Ricci’s master bedroom also includes an attached sitting room/dressing room.

                      In April 2012, Christina put the property up for lease, asking $10,000 a month.

                      Aileen Comora of The Agency is Ricci’s real estate agent.