Beach Boy Mike Love Relists Swank Pebble Beach Pad

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 17, 2014  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Beach Boy Mike Love

    Pebble Beach, CA

    Most Known For

    Original member of the iconic American band, The Beach Boys

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 stories on one acre



    Want to live like a real ‘California Girl’ (or boy)?

    Now’s your chance!

    Mike Love, an original member of the iconic music group ‘The Beach Boys,’ has just relisted his spectacular Tuscan-style estate in Pebble Beach, CA for $5,790,000. 

    While the home is stunning, with hard-to-part-with ocean views, Love has had a hard time finding a buyer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Love originally listed the ‘Surfer’ spread in 2009 for $7.9M. It came off the market and then remerged in June 2012, when it was seeking a buyer at a lower list price of $5.995M.

    Built in 2003, the 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home sits on a coveted acre of land in scenic Pebble Beach, the seaside community famous for its incredible golf course and to-die-for coastline. Expansive and sprawling over four levels, the home has an elevator, wine cellar and tasting room, a game room, a gym and a screening room. Additionally, the home has a guest apartment with a separate kitchen.

    In 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Loves are selling the home because their children are no longer in school in Pebble Beach. “It is a lifestyle change,”  Jacqueline Love, Mike’s wife, said at the time. The couple has an obvious affinity for vacation towns, as their primary residence is in Incline Village, near world famous Lake Tahoe.

    Steve & Noel Beutel of Sotheby’s International Realty-Rancho continue to hold the listing. 

      Jack Osbourne Flips Los Feliz Home For A Profit

      Posted by Cristin  |  May 21, 2014  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Jack Osbourne

      Los Feliz, CA

      Most Known For

      Son of rock 'n' roll legend Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,074 square feet, pool, guest house



      Three years after buying in Los Feliz, Jack Osbourne has sold the home for a nice profit.

      The famous rock ‘n’ roll offspring purchased the home in December 2011, for $2,820,000, just 4 months before he became a first-time dad. He and wife Lisa lived here for a few short years before flipping the home back on the open market in April 2014 with an asking price of $2.998 million. Just a month later, the home has closed for $3,200,000, which is $202,000 OVER the asking price.

      Listing details show that Osbourne’s meticulously restored Spanish-style home at 2220 N Berendo Street is a private oasis in the heart of prime Los Feliz, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom and 4,810 square feet.

      Painstakingly renovated by the previous owners in 2011, Jack’s just-sold home is a buyer’s dream: effortlessly functional for today’s modern lifestyle, all while retaining the charm and character of its authentic 1926 Spanish architecture.

      Passing through a sunny courtyard, you’ll find charming details from the 1920′s era, including splashing fountains, and craftsmanship that is second to none. A stunning kitchen lies at the center of the home, which opens to a family room with soaring ceilings and French doors leading out to the central courtyard and pool.

      A spacious master suite is situated upstairs, along with 2 additional bedrooms, each with their own private bath. A separate guest house features vaulted beam ceilings, a full kitchen and separate bedroom.

      Perfect for any high-profile buyer, the home is walled and gated to ensure the utmost privacy and security.

      Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland represented Osbourne in the sale and his H&H colleague Juliette Hohnen represented the buyer.


        Funny Girl Nicole Sullivan Selling Stunning Estate in Los Angeles

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 28, 2014  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Nicole Sullivan

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        MadTV actress who also appeared on 'Cougar Town' and many other hit shows

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,444 square feet, pool, guest house



        Actress, comedienne and all around funny girl, Nicole Sullivan, is selling her beautiful gated estate in Los Angeles.

        The ‘MadTV’ actress is asking $1,699,000 for her 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,444 square foot estate with a guest house and pool.

        What’s not funny – she’s listing at a loss. She purchased the place in January 2007 for $1,810,000, so unless she gets way over asking for the estate, she’s going to lose some money on the deal.

        Located at 3001 Passmore Drive in the hills of LA, Sullivan, her husband Jason Packham and their two sons called this French Country estate on a 30,000 square foot lot ‘home sweet home.’

        The remodeled main house still retains vintage detailing from the 1920′s and boasts five bedrooms, all on one floor.

        A converted ‘Chauffer’s quarters’ with a separate entrance is the perfect office or study.

        Outside, meandering paths lead through rolling and flat lawns, mature lush gardens, organic planter boxes, and stone patios.

        The pool area is adjoined by a covered cabana, perfect for al fresco dining and days spent outdoors with friends and family.

        Perfect for visitors, in-laws, etc, a  separate 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom guest house has views and enjoys complete privacy.

        Sullivan also has another, smaller LA-area home that she bought in 2000 for $465,000.

        Boni Bryant of Sotheby’s holds the impressive listing.

          Baseball Legend Barry Bonds Just Sold His Beverly Hills Mansion For $22 Million!

          Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2014  |  1:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

          Barry Bonds

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

          Home Stats

          1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse



          Retired MLB slugger Barry Bonds just hit it out of the (Beverly) Park!

          The controversial home run king sold his massive Tuscan-inspired pad in the ultra-fancy Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $22 million. Property records show the deal closed on March 5, 2014 – 14 months after Bonds put the incredible estate up to bat for $25 million.

          Inside sources say he had his eye on that initial $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.

          Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse. He price-chopped the home to $23.5M in December 2013 and finally signed a contract with a buyer at $22 million.

          Bond’s just-sold estate was a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles’s most desirable area. Fully renovated, Bonds added 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals, and Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.

          Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.

          Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others.

            Billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Buys $27 Million Dollar Silicon Valley Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  November 25, 2013  |  11:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Paul Allen

            Atherton, CA

            Most Known For

            Billionaire Microsoft co-founder

            Home Stats

            8 bedrooms, 9.5. bathrooms, 1.97 acres, pool, guest house



            Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has just paid $27 million for a sprawling mansion in Atherton, CA, a ritzy town in the heart of Silicon Valley.

            According to Forbes, Allen has a net worth of $15.8 billion dollars, and he’s an avid collector of trophy properties and yachts. His newest acquisition was purchased via a family trust and the deal closed on November 12, 2013.

            Allen lives full-time in the Seattle area, where he has a sprawling, state-of-the-art residence on tony Mercer Island, with a yacht parked out front. He also owns multi-million-dollar properties all over the world, including Cap Ferrat in France, Hawaii, Malibu, Manhattan, Idaho, Beverly Hills and London.

            Aside from his residences, Allen has a world-class collection of World War II aircraft, a fleet of private jets and two yachts. A yachting enthusiast, he has a 303-foot-long, $125 million yacht named Tatoosh, and a 414-foot long superyacht named Octopus. Octopus costs an estimated $400,000 a week to operate.

            Allen started on his road to riches in 1975, when he co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. In 1983, he he left the company after a cancer diagnosis, which he battled successfully. Allen is still a major Microsoft shareholder and an avid investor.  Since the 80′s, he has been involved in a strong of high-profile investments, including buying the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team in 1988, the Seattle Seahawks NFL team in 1997, and co-founding the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project Museum in 2000 in Seattle.

            Allen recently opened an arm of his investment firm, Vulcan Capital, in Palo Alto, to “focus on expanding the firm’s investments in the Internet and technology sectors,” according to a corporate announcement. With that entree into Silicon Valley, his newest purchase in nearby Atherton makes sense.

            Allen’s brand new Northern California property was listed in late September for $31.8 million, but Allen ended up closing the deal for $27 million. The newly-built estate sits on an impressive 1.97 acre lot, and has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a spa, theater and 7 fireplaces in the 22,005 square foot main home. Adjacent, the guest home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and a 5-car garage that also includes a House Manager Suite.

            Images via property developer Pacific Peninsula Group.

              Rob Zombie Lists Los Angeles Home For $3.95 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 20, 2013  |  8:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

              Dimitrios Kambouris –

              Rob Zombie

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Musician and horror-genre filmmaker

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, pool house, guesthouse



              Musician and horror-genre filmaker Rob Zombie has just listed his stately Tudor-style home in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood for $3.95 million.

              According to property records and reporting by the LA Times, Rob purchased the home in 1999 for $1.799 million. In 2002, he married his girlfriend of 13 years, Sheri Moon Zombie, and they’ve called this estate their West Coast home ever since.

              Built in 1924, the home features wood paneling throughout, a remodeled kitchen and an adjacent butler’s pantry. 6,249 square feet include spacious living areas and 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Outside, the property features a pool, spa, pool house and guesthouse.

              Aside from this estate, Zombie  also owns a home in Woodbury, Connecticut.

              Michael Goldberg of the Brokerage Beverly Hills is the listing agent.

                Chuck Norris Lists Dallas Home For $1.2 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 17, 2013  |  6:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                Chuck Norris

                Dallas, TX

                Most Known For

                Actor, martial arts star and famous internet meme

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 7,362 square feet, pool, guest house



                Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice.

                Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

                Chuck Norris is selling his house in Dallas.

                The first two “Chuck Norris Facts” are absurdly false and part of the internet meme that made Chuck Norris a household name to a new generation in 2005, and the last statement is definitely true – Chuck Norris has just put his Dallas, Texas home on the market for $1.2 million.

                The roundhouse-kicking martial arts legend and star of the hit TV show, Walker, Texas Ranger, is selling his gorgeous 7,362 square foot ranch home in the Northwood Hills neighborhood of Dallas. The home was built in 1975 and has since been renovated and expanded to feature 4 oversized bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths, a large media room, a home gym with a Chuck Norris Total Gym (naturally), large patio off a sparkling pool, 3 car garage, and an 884 square foot detached studio.

                The property is registered in Chuck’s legal name – Carlos Ray Norris.

                Rogers Healy of Rogers Healy and Associates is the listing agent.



                  NBA Great Kenny “The Jet” Smith Selling Encino Estate For $2.795 Million!

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 17, 2013  |  9:17 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                  Kenny "The Jet" Smith

                  Encino, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Retired NBA star and current TV basketball analyst

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 6,106 square foot main residence with detached 760 square foot guest house. Pool.



                  Former basketball great and current broadcast star, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, is selling his Encino mansion for $2,795,000.  Smith had an illustrious NBA career that included being the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. He won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. Now, Smith is still in the game via his career as a successful TV basketball analyst.

                  Smith and his stunning “Price is Right” model wife Gwendolyn welcomed their second child in fall 2012. With their two children together, and kids from previous relationships, the married duo are in need of some new digs.

                  Brand new to the market, the Smith’s Encino home is a private and sophisticated 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom 6,106 square foot contemporary estate. Hidden at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac behind gates on a 30,000 square foot flat lot, the property includes a stunning main residence and detached 760 square foot guest house.

                  The main residence features four en-suite bedrooms downstairs, an upstairs master suite with spa tub, steam shower and balcony, and a separate upstairs wing with an incredible movie theater.

                  The estate’s exteriors include a motor court with plenty of parking, a sparkling swimming pool and lush landscaping.

                  Kofi Natei Nartey and Craig Knizek of The Agency are the listing agents.

                    Katy Perry Officially Lists Uninhabited Love Nest She Intended To Live in With Russell Brand

                    Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2013  |  10:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                    Most Known For

                    Pop songstress with a tabloid-worthy personal life

                    Home Stats

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



                    Katy Perry is selling her “California Girl” estate for $6,925,000. 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.

                    Now, the home, dubbed “Park Hill,” is officially for sale, as first reported by The Real Estalker. Built in 1921, the estate 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.

                    Additionally, 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.

                    Images via the MLS.

                      Casey Kasem Puts $42M Price Tag On Holmby Hills Estate with Heart-Shaped Pool

                      Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2013  |  4:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                      Jean-Paul Aussenard –

                      Casey Kasem

                      Beverly Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Radio personality and voice actor who is best known for being the voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

                      Home Stats

                      8 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet, heart-shaped pool, guest house



                      Casey Kasem, longtime host of ‘American Top 40′ and one of the most iconic voices of all time, is saying goodbye to his Beverly Hills home, which comes complete with one of the romantic details we’ve ever seen – a heart-shaped pool! First reported by The Real Estalker, the home is newly listed for the sky-high price of $42,000,000. The estate sits on 2.4 acres and has 8 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms and 12,000 square feet.

                      Described as a “Classic Revival,” Kasem’s home has gone through a recent renovation and expansion. Now, the home includes a living room, salon, formal dining room, English-style library, bar room and a family-style kitchen. Double master suites feature  2 bathrooms, a hair salon  and dressing areas.

                      Outside on the expansive grounds, you’ll find the ‘love’-ly heart-shaped pool with 2 swim pavilions, a sunken, North/South tennis court and guest House.

                      Love Kasem’s house but don’t quite have the funds to afford the $42M price tag right now? Well, take Kasem’s signature advice to “keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars” – and maybe you’ll own it someday.

                      Images via the MLS.