Jake Gyllenhaal Finds A Buyer For LA Home With Priceless Views

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 29, 2014  |  1:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

    Price

    $3,500,000

    Going, going, Gone! Jake Gyllenhaal has sold his gated Hollywood Hills house.

    Gyllenhaal morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s been a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

    When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holed up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land since 2005, when he paid $2.5 million for the home. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say the views from Gyllenhaal’s backyard are some of the best in L.A. The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

    The one-story home itself didn’t have the modern appeal of some of the newer homes on the market, but that didn’t stop a buyer from stepping in and snapping up the property.  What it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

    The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

    When the home first went up for sale in September 2014, The Real Estalker hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York. With his West Coast property pending and the sale about to be final, Jake’s free to make a home on any coast!

    Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services held the listing.

      Pat Boone Lists Longtime Beverly Hills Estate For $18.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 28, 2014  |  10:08 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Pat Boone

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Actor, singer, author and songwriter

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,032 square feet, pool, gated

      Price

      $18,499,000

      Singing legend Pat Boone has just listed his longtime Beverly Hills mansion for $18,499,000.

      Boone was one of the most successful artists of the 1950’s, second only to Elvis Presley, and has had decades of success as a singer, actor, songwriter, author, political activist and more. Despite his active life and many years of success, he stayed rooted in his life in Los Angeles, where he lived in this stately mansion with his family for more than 50 years.

      On the market for the first time in approximately 55 years, the home is located on iconic Sunset Boulevard, bordering the “Golden Triangle,” a highly-sought-after area for luxury real estate. On one of the largest lots in Beverly Hills, a sprawling 48,000 square feet, Boone’s estate is being marketed as an ‘ideal development project.’

      Essentially a teardown or a major renovation project, Boone’s just-listed estate currently has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet of living space and expansive outdoor areas that include a pool, lawn and gardens.

      Gated and hedged for privacy, the property would make an amazing home for a star on their way to a storied career like Boone’s.

      The estate is listed with Seth Perry of Nourmand & Associates.

       

       

        Jennifer Lawrence Makes Jessica Simpson’s Former Home Her New Bachelorette Pad!

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 23, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Jennifer Lawrence

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Oscar-winning actress with roles in The Hunger Games, American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook

        Home Stats

        5-bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,500 square-feet, gated, pool

        Price

        $8,225,000

        Jennifer Lawrence just took a cue from Jessica Simpson and purchased a gorgeous Beverly Hills mansion for $8.225 million.

        According to E! News, Lawrence bought the place from an unknown buyer who bought it from Simpson in October 2013 for $6.4 million.

        Lawrence isn’t just buying a new bachelorette pad, she’s buying a home with quite the Hollywood pedigree. Prior to Simpson and her family living here, Paul Hogan, Tom and Kathy Freston, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rick Yorn all called this gorgeous Beverly Hills property home.

        When Simpson sold, she and her family moved to the $11 million dollar Hidden Hills mansion she bought from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. She originally paid $5,275,000 for the 5-bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,500 square-foot in December 2005, right after she announced to the world that she and husband Nick Lachey were divorcing.

        Now that the stunning home belongs to Lawrence, she can settle in to the idyllic estate and weather the rigors of being a young, beautiful, A-list star.

        Built in 1991, the custom home is evocative of the stylish real estate found in the Hamptons and is located in one of the most private, guarded celebrity enclaves.

        The property is walled and gated, with a stone courtyard that leads to a koi pond. Inside, high ceilings punctuate the formal living room and dining room. A family-friendly, restaurant-style gourmet kitchen leads to the breakfast room then out to the stone courtyard. The media/family room opens out to the serene, private and secure park-like grounds and swimming pool.

        Nestled in the heart of Beverly Hills in a private community, Lawrence also has some famous neighbors: Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and their new daughter Wyatt recently moved in down the street. Talk about an A-list avenue!

         

          Sheryl Crow Nabs Buyer For Hollywood Hills Compound

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 16, 2014  |  11:52 am  |  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

          Unknown

          Finally something to sing about!

          Songstress Sheryl Crow was singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles earlier this year. Now, there’s a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front!

          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 came back on the market in April 2014 with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000. At that new, lower price, a buyer finally emerged!

          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 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. She just recently took that house off that market.

          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.

            Bye, Bye Bird Streets! Jodie Foster Sells In The Hollywood Hills

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2014  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Jodie Foster

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views

            Price

            $4,995,000

            Bye, Bye Bird Streets!

            Jodie Foster just sold her Hollywood Hills mansion in the famed Bird Streets after struggling to find a buyer. She listed the spread for $6.4 million in June 2013 and it languished on the market for more than a year. It took a couple price chops to get the deal done. Property records show the deal closed on October 6, 2014 for $4,995,000.

            Foster purchased the home in 1995 from model Cheryl Tiegs. With a distinguished address and oodles of famous neighbors, Foster’s Spanish Villa was the ultimate celebrity hideaway for the notoriously private actress.

            The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, an office and an attached guest suite. Adjacent to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry leads to a stunning kitchen. A luxurious master suite features a sitting area, walk-in closets, fireplace and sauna.

            Outside, the central courtyard pool and brick patio are shielded by a high-reaching hedge for the utmost seclusion – a must for the notoriously private Foster, who had never openly discussed her private life in the public until she outed herself in an emotional speech while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

            In other real estate moves, Jodie sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $8.3 million in January 2012 and purchased a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 3,752 square foot home in Beverly Hills for  $11,750,000 on June 25, 2012.

             

              Jake Gyllenhaal Asks $3.5 Million For Hollywood Hills House

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 19, 2014  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Jake Gyllenhaal

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

              Price

              $3,500,000

              Jake Gyllenhaal is selling his gated Hollywood Hills house for $3.5 million!

              Gyllenhaal has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

              When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re some of the best in L.A.

              The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

              The one-story home itself may appeal to the geriatric set, but what it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

              The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

              The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.

              Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.

                American Idol’s Randy Jackson Loses $825k On Sale Of Tarzana Home

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Randy Jackson

                Tarzana, CA

                Most Known For

                Grammy-winning producer who spent 12 years as a judge on 'American Idol'

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, guest house, gated

                Price

                $1,900,000

                Oh No, Dawg!  Former ‘American Idol’ judge, Randy Jackson, just lost a chunk of change on the sale of his Tarzana, CA home.

                Purchased by the Grammy-winning super-producer in May 2005 for $2,725,000, Jackson just sold the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 5,878 square foot place for $1,900,000. That’s $825,000 less than what Jackson paid when he bought it. Ouch.

                He listed the gated estate for $2.199 million in June 2014, price chopped it to $1.99M, and then quickly found a buyer…but not one willing to pay full asking on the gated estate in the El Caballero area of Tarzana.

                The buyer got a bargain basement price on a large custom-built estate with a newer gourmet kitchen with high-end amenities, including granite countertops, stainless steel Viking appliances, a SubZero fridge/freezer.

                In the master suite, Jackson’s house had his/her bathrooms, with direct access to the spa. All five bedroom are over-sized, with their own en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.

                The exterior features a sparkling swimming pool and manicured, lush green lawn. Beyond the pool, the property also featured a stand-alone guest house with full kitchen and central air and heat.

                Kenneth Margolis of Soetheby’s International Realty was Jackson’s agent and Alan Parness of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

                  Cheryl Hines Becomes A Kennedy, Sells Bel Air Estate

                  Posted by Cristin  |  September 10, 2014  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Cheryl Hines

                  Bel Air, CA

                  Most Known For

                  'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actress, now third wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,756 square feet, pool, views, gated

                  Price

                  $3,105,000

                  Less than a month after becoming Mrs. Kennedy when she married Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actress Cheryl Hines has sold her estate in Bel Air for $3,105,000.

                  Reminiscent of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, Cheryl’s just-sold home is a Cape Cod-style stunner in upper Bel Air. The home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,756 square feet of living space. A formal entry gives way to an expansive one story home centered around a grassy backyard with sparkling pool and large brick patio.

                  The center of the home features a great room with exposed wood-beamed ceilings and custom shelving and a den. Nearby, the kitchen has a large center-island with Viking appliances, abundant storage space, a walk-in pantry and built-in breakfast area. The formal dining room has wood floors and overlooks the grassy front yard.

                  The master suite features a fireplace, beautiful bathroom with spa tub and large walk-in closet. French doors lead to the backyard, with coveted views of the canyon, city and ocean.

                  The newest Mrs. Kennedy made a tidy profit on the deal. She bought the home for $2,350,000 in August 2010, and sold it for $755,000 more, just four years later! Now, that’s a great wedding present from the real estate market!

                   

                    Jason Biggs Lists Modern Hollywood Hills House For $3 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 25, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Jason Biggs

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor in the 'American Pie' movies and currently starring in the NetFlix hit "Orange Is The New Black"

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,756 square feet, pool, views

                    Price

                    $2,995,000

                    ‘American Pie’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ actor Jason Biggs has just listed his Mid-Century Modern home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,995,000.

                    In a prime Sunset Strip location, the swank home has a semi-private drive and is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. The hillside locale highlights city-to-ocean views within this 2,756 square foot home, which Biggs purchased from Wonder Years actor Fred Savage in 2007 for $2,249,000.

                    The main level provides generous open-concept living room, vaulted ceilings and abundant light with a great room, dining room and kitchen areas all opening up to both the view and the pool/terrace.

                    The first floor is completed by a spacious office or den, a massive en-suite guest room and courtyard-access, a secured garage and a large dog run.

                    Elsewhere inside, Biggs’ Master suite has the same explosive views, a luxe en-suite bath, and a sensational media/screening room with its own bath and state-of-the-art entertainment system.

                    The reason for the move? Perhaps Jason and his wife, Jenny Mollen, are looking for a place that’s a bit more family-friendly. Married since 2008, the duo welcomed their first child, a boy named Sid, in February 2014.

                    Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty holds the listing. 

                    Hat tip to the Los Angeles Times, who first reported on the listing.

                      Reese Witherspoon Buys A Stately Nashville Fixer-Upper

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  11:41 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Reese Witherspoon

                      Nashville, TN

                      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

                      4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,855 square feet

                      Price

                      $1,950,000

                      Reese Witherspoon is taking on a project!

                      The ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ actress just bought a second home in Nashville, paying $1,950,000 for an amazing, stately mansion that’s in a sad state of disrepair.

                      Described as a “once in a generation opportunity,’ the home is a stately 1930’s era home on massive 6.5 acre Oak Hill lot that’s in need of some major, major TLC. The home, as it stands now, has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,855 square feet.

                      Reese and Jim have some serious love for Tennessee. After all, they named their young son after the state. With a son named “Tennesee,” it’s no surprise that the showbiz duo are doubling down there. Reese already owns one Nashville mansion, which she picked up for $760,000 in 2005. She grew up in Nashville, and her parents still live nearby. Although she’s been a long time California girl, times, they may be a-changin’.

                      Currently, Reese and Jim have their Brentwood, California mansion for-sale as an off-market deal. They’re asking $14 million for their 5-bedroom estate and an adjacent lot. They also used to own a place in Ojai, CA, but that sold at a loss late last year.

                      This new Nashville buy isn’t really a shocking purchase for “America’s Sweetheart.” Reese has always had an affinity for revamping homes and making them her own. She completely redid her ranch in Ojai, CA when she first bought it, and all of her other homes have been upgraded and renovated to perfection.

                      Her new Nashville mansion has great “bones” and oodles of charm. There’s a masculine wood-paneled library, amazing hardwood floors throughout, and traditional details that give the home a distinguished feel. Each window looks out upon a picturesque brook and sweeping views of the sprawling grounds.

                      Hat tip to The Real Estalker, who first reported the news of Reese’s new home.