Sheryl Crow Relists Los Angeles Compound, Chops $4 Million Off Ask

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2014  |  1:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Sheryl Crow

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Singer who only wants to have some fun

    Home Stats

    3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool

    Price

    $11,950,000

    Songstress Sheryl Crow is singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles.

    After listing for the first time in 2012 and trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her Hollywood Hills home for $15,950,000, Crow’s compound was delisted in December 2013 and just came back on the market with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000.

    Set behind private gates, Crow’s Spanish-style compound sits atop a hill and is comprised of 3 houses that total more than 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres.  She purchased each home individually in and around 1998, and meticulously combined the properties over the next few years.

    The main home is a remodeled and restored ‘Spanish Revival’ with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-story entryway, chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar and music room.

    A second home is a Craftsman built in 1909, and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and views of the vistas of Hollywood.

    The third home on the 10 acre property is a cottage that dates back to 1885, complete with a oak-floored kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

    The entire compound is tied together with canyon pathways, trails, a tee pee, campsite, playground, palapas and a resort-style infinity pool.

    A true treasure in the heart of Hollywood.

    Crow’s had a hard time in the real estate game in recent years. This home has sat on the market for months and months, and her equestrian property in College Grove, TN has also had a hard time finding a buyer, even after more than 2 years and nearly $2 million in price reductions.

    The rest of her portfolio includes two off-market properties. One is a $3.6M estate in Nashville, Tennessee and the other is a beachfront escape in Florida.

    The listing agent for her Los Angeles estate is Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates.

      Melissa Joan Hart Just Bought A Small Family Home Across The Street From CBS Studios

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  12:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Melissa Joan Hart

      Studio City, CA

      Most Known For

      Actress who starred in 'Clarissa Explains It All' as a teenager, and has gone on to other adult roles

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, across the street from CBS studios

      Price

      $949,000

      Actress Melissa Joan Hart is proving that stars are “just like us” – they want a short commute!

      The  actress just spent $949,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home across the street from where she films her TV show ”Melissa & Joey.” Instead of battling Los Angeles‘ notoriously brutal traffic, the actress just needs to step out her front door and cross the street to get to work.

      Location, location, location!

      While the home is not typical celebrity digs (aka a giant, glamorous mansion), Hart’s new home has space inside and out, remodeled bathrooms, a large den, high ceilings, a large front yard, a cozy rear patio and seclusion from the street.

      The married mother of three boys also owns two additional homes, one near Lake Tahoe, and the other in Westport, Connecticut. In the past, she’s owned massive estates around Los Angeles.

      For this sale, Sigifredo Verano of Re/Max Town Center represented the seller, and Matt Epstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented Melissa Joan Hart.

        Rent Producer Brian Grazer’s Former Malibu Home For $175,000 A Month

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  8:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Rent Brian Grazer's Former Malibu Estate

        Malibu, CA

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6.067 square feet, oceanfront

        Price

        $175,000 a month

        Looking for the perfect Malibu beach pad? Look no further than former estate of Hollywood producer Brian Grazer - just listed for rent for $175,000 a month!

        Grazer tried to sell the Malibu Colony beach house for $18.95 million in September 2013, and i in February 2014, he found a buyer who paid $17.375 million for the oceanfront home.

        Now, just in time for the swank summer season in Malibu, the buyer has placed the estate back on the market as a one-of-a-kind rental.

        Worth the sky-high price? You bet.

        Offered fully-furnished, the Malibu Colony house has been refreshed and refurnished. During a recent remodel, the whole house has been lightened up and made much more comfortable and inviting. Unmatched in the celebrity enclave of Malibu Colony, this home has two third-floor towers and an indoor swimming pool. The street side is 60 ft wide with parking for about 8 cars – a rarity in the Colony. There is a huge entertaining area on the beach side of the home, plus a gym.

        Inside, the home has a stellar kitchen, dining and living room with fireplace and media room with TV projection. The luxurious master sit on the beach side and consists of his & hers bathrooms, closets an office and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

        Interested in shacking up here for the summer or the entire year? Contact listing agent Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway.

         

          Cuba Gooding Jr. Sells Longtime Pacific Palisades Estate For Nearly $10M

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Cuba Gooding Jr.

          Pacific Palisades, CA

          Most Known For

          Actor with an impressive roster of hits, including a famous role as Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, pool, tennis court

          Price

          $9,995,000

          Show him the money!

          Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is finalizing the sale of his longtime Pacific Palisades estate, which was listed for $9,995,000. Sources close to the deal say the buyer is paying close to asking for the 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,753 square foot estate that Gooding bought for $3.5 million in May 2000.

          Nestled in the heart of Pacific Palisades, Cuba’s almost-sold Contemporary English estate is set  amidst mature trees on almost an acre of lush, park-like grounds, with complete privacy and seclusion.

          Close to the Village and beach, Cuba’s estate has an open floor plan that includes a formal living room with wrap-around windows, and a dining room with wine cellar and butler’s pantry. A cook’s kitchen and family room combo has an adjacent mudroom/office. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre, detached guest suite, 6+ car garage/gym and 2 laundry rooms.

          Outside, resort-like grounds include a private drive, expansive lawn, lighted hockey rink and pool/spa.

          Last year, Gooding made another real estate move, listing his starter home in Northridge, California for $729,000.

          David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Gooding in the sale.

            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.

              Australian Beauty Erica Packer Buys Dazzling Bel Air Mansion For $13.5 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  March 24, 2014  |  12:30 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Erica Packer

              Bel Air, CA

              Most Known For

              Australian singer and model; recently divorced from James Packer, one of Australia's richest men

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 10,534 square feet, pool, gated

              Price

              $13,500,000

              Erica Packer has just spent $13.5 million on a dazzling mansion in Bel Air!

              The Australian singer and model is known around the world as the ex-wife of gaming billionaire, and one of Australia’s richest men, James Packer. After their fall 2013 divorce (and a rumored $100 million settlement), Erica is closing the book on her six-year marriage in style and is stepping out on her own by creating a new life for her and her three children in the US.

              It was recently reported that Packer was renting a stunning Beverly Hills home for $100,000 a month. While she was working on securing an amazing rental, she also had her eye on a permanent place to put down roots, and found it in a 6-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 10,534 square foot gated estate in lower Bel Air. Originally listed for $14,950,000, Packer paid $13,500,000 and the deal closed on March 10, 2014.

              Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, Erica’s new estate has an elegant sandstone foyer, a spacious formal living room with fireplace, arched ceilings and gorgeous French doors. Additional public rooms on the main floor include an office or den, a huge climate-controlled wine room, formal dining room, and extraordinary gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room. Also on the main level is a mud room/craft room and a maid’s suite.

              The second floor offers 4 family bedrooms, a media room, laundry room, and luxurious private master suite with private terrace, his and her baths and custom walk-in closets.

              The outdoor grounds offer great space for both grand entertaining and relaxation, including a custom pool, spa, large stone patios and spacious pool house.

              Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker represented the listing and Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland was Packer’s listing agent.

                Nicole Scherzinger Selling Hollywood Home She Bought From Daisy Fuentes

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 21, 2014  |  8:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Nicole Scherzinger

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Former frontwoman of girl group 'The Pussycat Dolls' and judge on The X Factor

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,014 square feet, views

                Price

                $2,349,000

                Songstress Nicole Scherzinger, best known as the frontwoman of the girl group ‘The Pussycat Dolls,’ is selling the Hollywood Hills home she bought from Daisy Fuentes in 2006.

                Scherzinger was at the top of her game a few years back, when the Pussycat Dolls were tearing up the charts. Since her days as a ‘Doll,’ she’s had some solo hits and a gig at the judges table on both the US and UK versions of the ‘X Factor.’

                Reports have emerged that she just quit her X factor gig, but things are about to get really busy and exciting for Nicole. Just this week, reports emerged that she and boyfriend, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, were engaged!

                On the home front back in Hollywood, Nicole is selling the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 4,014 square foot Hills estate she bought from Daisy Fuentes for $2,165,000. Now listed for $2,349,000, Scherzinger is likely to eek out a small profit if she can get full asking price for the home.

                The gorgeous Mediterranean-style home sits on a 1.5-acre knoll and has no immediate neighbors – perfect for a celebrity that craves a little time out of the spotlight.

                There are expansive views from every room, many outdoor living spaces and plenty of space for a potential pool.

                Inside, Nicole’s home has a 2-story living room with soaring ceilings, a spacious dining room, 3 gas/wood burning fireplaces, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen/great room combination with granite counters, stainless appliances and oodles of room for entertaining.

                The generous master suite features an over-sized closet, ample storage and a stunning marble bath with separate stall shower. Guest bedrooms are located upstairs, one has a large outdoor terrace. Downstairs is an additional bedroom, which could also be used as an office.

                This home offers outstanding seclusion and serenity within a star-studded neighborhood. Perhaps Nicole will keep the streak alive and sell to another celeb!

                Enzo Ricciardelli of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

                  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.

                    Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. List Longtime Home For $5.5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  9:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Married actress/actor duo who met on the set of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,620 square feet, pool, gym

                    Price

                    $5,499,000

                    The married actress/actor duo of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have just listed their longtime estate in Los Angeles for $5,499,000.

                    Purchased for $2,450,000 by the unmarried duo in October 2001, they went on and made it official when they wed on September 1, 2002. Now more than 10 years and two kids later, the duo are still rock solid – but are looking for a change up when it comes to their living situation.

                    This longtime estate is located on Stonehenge lane, inside the prestigious 24 hour guard-gated community of Bel Air Crest.

                    Gellar and Prinze’s gated estate boasts privacy, grand scale rooms, an open floor plan and exquisite grounds.

                    The extraordinary gourmet kitchen, featuring beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and center island, overlooks the family room and sun-filled breakfast room. Nearby, the family room is complete with a drop down screen and projector, high ceilings, fireplace, and french doors that open to the patio area, with waterfalls, pool, spa, and BBQ.

                    The luxurious master suite features 15-foot ceilings, a fireplace, sitting area, secluded balcony, custom dual walk-in closets and dual baths – a recipe for a happy marriage! This estate also has a unique lower level with bonus room, guest quarters, sunroom and gym.

                    Freddie and Sarah Michelle sent celebrity real estate watchers into a tizzy when they purchased a Los Angeles home for $6.1 million in August 2013, only to put it BACK onto the market on March 5, 2014 with a price tag of $7,900,000. Whether they’re flipping – or just flip-flopping – is still TBD, as that home is no longer listed for sale.

                    Perhaps the duo decided to hold onto their newer home and list this longtime estate instead.

                    Cynthia Ambuehl of Partners Trust Brentwood holds the listing.

                      Zac Efron Lists Former Hollywood Hills Party Pad For $2.85 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  March 17, 2014  |  11:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Zac Efron

                      Hollywood Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Teen heartthrob from "High School Musical," turned troubled (but recovering) adult actor

                      Home Stats

                      2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,424 square feet, pool, gated

                      Price

                      $2,849,000

                      Zac Efron is shedding the last piece of his former life as a young Hollywood bad boy.

                      After two stints in rehab, the reformed actor is selling his former Hollywood Hills party pad for $2,849,000. Following a tumultuous time period in his life, where he privately struggled with addiction, Efron is seeking more Zen in his life, and he’s starting at home. He moved out of this place after buying a ‘majestic Zen Contemporary’ property in Los Feliz in October 2013,  paying close to $4 million for the new home. The fresh start it provided him? Priceless!

                      Now that Efron’s out of the house that was the backdrop to a darker period in his life, he’s selling the place.

                      The home is a gorgeous gem and steeped in history. With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, Efron’s former home embodies the ideal California lifestyle in a primo location.
                      Whole walls of glass open in every room for seamless indoor/outdoor flow and beautiful natural light. Situated up a gated drive on a flat lush lot, this home features heated concrete floors, a unique infinity pool with an ozone system and an open kitchen with a Wolf range and sub-zero appliances.

                      Offering coveted seclusion and style, the home is the perfect celebrity hideaway.

                      Efron paid $2,350,000 for the home on December 3, 2008