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: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    SF Giants

    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



    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.

      Report: Will and Jada Smith Quietly Selling Their Custom-Built Home For $42 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 28, 2013  |  10:01 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


      Will and Jada Smith

      Malibu Hills

      Most Known For

      A-list Hollywood power couple

      Home Stats

      150 acres, custom-built 25,000 square foot home, lake, pool



      In this morning’s whopping celebrity real estate rumors, the Real Estalker is reporting that Hollywood ‘power couple’ Will and Jada Smith are quietly shopping around their massive hilltop compound for $42 million. The duo have been battling rumors of an impending split for years, and something like selling the family home will likely give even more fuel to the fire that the duo are heading towards splitsville.

      The home graced the cover and many pages inside the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest, where they gushed over their custom-designed 25,000 square foot adobe house on 150 acres, with private lake and recording studio.

      They spent four years building the custom, globally-inspired pad, and it seems silly that they’d part with it so soon after all that work and unknown millions sunk into construction costs. But money talks and sometimes rumors are just rumors, so until we see the official Trulia listing on this home, we’ll just have to wait and see if they’re any truth to the real estate rumblings.

      Images via Roger Davies for Architectural Digest.


        After A Nasty Divorce, Actress Parminder Nagra Lists Hilltop Home For $1.35 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 21, 2013  |  6:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,


        Parminder Nagra

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Lead role in Bend It Like Beckham and TV roles on ER and Alcatraz.

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2,484 square feet, views



        Actress Parminder Nagra, famous for her lead role as Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and high-profile TV roles as Dr Neela Rasgotra in the medical drama series ER and Dr Lucy Banerjee on Alcatraz, has just listed her hilltop Los Angeles home for $1,349,000 in order to close out her nasty divorce settlement.

        Renovated and remodeled in 2007, the home boasts both space and natural light. Features include an open floor plan, a spacious master suite, sizable custom windows, 3 fireplaces, 2 balconies with stellar views, 2 patios, a terraced backyard, high ceilings in the living room, a custom kitchen, hardwood floors, a separate laundry room and finished large bonus space. With space and views, the home is perfect for entertaining.

        Aside from this newly listed abode, the Nagra and her ex-husband also own a second Los Angeles home that they purchased on September 20, 2004 for $1,025,000. The duo’s 2012-2013 divorce got nasty, with her hubby suing her for allegedly hiding assets and substantial funds from her acting gigs. She was victorious in the courtroom and this home is one of the last item the former spouses need to settle. The home is held in both of their names and media reports on their divorce settlement say they’re splitting the proceeds from the sale.


          The Biggest Loser’s Dr. H Buys Hilltop Malibu Mansion From Auction For $5.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 20, 2013  |  9:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


          Dr. H

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          Weight loss doc on The Biggest Loser and former team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders.

          Home Stats

          7 bed, 7 bath, 9,750 square feet, views, pool



          Robert Huizenga, M.D., or better known to world as Dr. H on the television show The Biggest Loser, has just scooped up an incredible hilltop Malibu estate for $5,500,000. Originally listed for $12.5M, the home went to auction on May 17, 2013 with a reserve of $4.75M, and Dr. H was able to buy it for less than a million more.

          According to property records, the deal closed on July 10, 2013, and Dr. H is now the proud owner of a 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 9,750 square foot, 10.2 acre compound comprised of 5 unique buildings.

          Perfectly poised with a 360-degree view of the Malibu coastline, this top-of-the-world oasis is the perfect place for Dr. H to rest his head every night.

          Before he beamed into our living rooms on The Biggest Loser, or jumped onto our radar as a real estate aficionado, Dr. H was the team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders and a best-selling author. His first book was adapted by Oliver Stone for the film Any Given Sunday.

          Busy onscreen and off, Dr. H is currently selling a home in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills for $3 million and recently had another property on the market in Los Feliz, CA.


          Images via the MLS.

            Modern Mansion on Berkeley Hilltop

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 21, 2011  |  3:34 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 8,100 square feet



            High in the hills of Berkeley, California is the opportunity to buy a home with unrivaled San Francisco Bay views. This modern masterpiece on top of the world was designed by Robert Swatt of Swatt Miers Architects. The home is situated at the highest elevation in Berkeley and Oakland, and was designed to enhance jaw dropping, 300 degree San Francisco Bay and five bridge views, including Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais. The top level of the six bedroom, three level home is essentially a complete home including a master bedroom suite, kitchen, breakfast room, living room, dining room, library and cantilvered roof terrace that dissolves the separation between interior and exterior access. Materials include elegant Halila limestone floors from a single quarry in Jerusalem, Honduran mahongany ceilings, and Japanese black rock. The master bedroom suite is separated by a nine foot pocket door. This private sanctuary includes a master bathroom, sitting/media room, office, laundry, and huge walk in closets.