Jesse McCartney Drops $1.96 Million On Modern Hollywood Hills Home

    Posted by Cristin  |  March 10, 2014  |  10:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


    Jesse McCartney

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Pop star and actor

    Home Stats

    Modern, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,635 square feet



    Singer, actor, songwriter and all-around Renaissance man Jesse McCartney has just dropped some of his hard-earned dough on a modern pad in the Hollywood Hills.

    Property records show that the ‘Beautiful Soul’ singer spent $1,965,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,635 square foot home in the Hills with a sleek architectural design and spacious open floor plan.

    Inside the home, huge windows and skylights allow natural light to pour into the gallery-like interior and glass doors open to a private pool and garden. The stylish master suite has a massive walk-in closet and a bathroom that is a work of art unto itself. A chic open kitchen has high-end appliances and a super functional design. Other amenities include garage parking for four cars (a rarity in the Hollywood Hills!), a temperature controlled wine room, an in-home sauna, and beautiful backyard with salt water pool, spa and illuminated garden area.

    McCartney’s last foray in the real estate world was a doozie. In May 2010, he sold a 2-bedroom Los Angeles home he owned for a $177,000 loss!

    In this latest deal, Greg Holcomb of Partners Trust Beverly Hills represented the seller and Elise Woroboff of Keller Williams Beverly Hills repped McCartney.

      Eva Mendes Lists Hollywood Starter Home She Owns With Her Ex For $1,269,000

      Posted by Cristin  |  March 3, 2014  |  3:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Eva Mendes

      Los Angeles, CA

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,732 square feet, views



      Eva Mendes is selling the Los Angeles starter home she owns with her ex-boyfriend George Gargurevich for $1,269,000!

      Eva and George bought the house for $584,000 on December 2, 2002, back when they were happily coupled up in what eventually became an 8-year romance that ended in 2010.

      Their shared home is a dramatic and downright funky Mid Century home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom and 1,732 square feet of tropical-inspired living space. Renovated over the course of the decade, the beautifully-designed living space is graced with explosive city views.  A true bohemian den, the home has “artful pockets of space for nomadic entertaining…and vintage wall paper, exquisite lighting and European fixtures.”

      Like many homes with views of Los Angeles, Mendes’ starter home has walls of glass that open to multiple outdoor decks. The outdoor gardens have fruit trees, chickens, raised vegetable boxes, an outdoor shower and a cedar hot tub.

      Eva doesn’t live in this particular home – she owns a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home nearby that she purchased in April 2008 for $3.2M. Eva’s hunky boyfriend Ryan Gosling was spotted outside this particular home, squashing rumors that the duo were on the rocks.

      Images via Anthony Stellini of Nourmond & Associates, who holds the listing.

        Pauly Shore’s Mama Mitzi Sells Her Storied Home For $5 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  February 20, 2014  |  12:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Mitzi Shore

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Nurturing comedy careers at The Comedy Store, and giving birth to Pauly Shore

        Home Stats

        5,448-square-foot European Villa with six-bedrooms, five-bathrooms and a pool; Former home of 1940s singer/movie star Dorothy Lamour



        Mitzi Shore, the famed owner of The Comedy Store on LA’s Sunset Strip (and Pauly Shore’s mom), has just sold her longtime home in Los Angeles.

        Listed by the downsizing octogenarian for $5.8 million in August 2013, the deal just closed for an even $5 million on February 7, 2014.

        Mitzi Shore is known by many in the funny business as the maker and breaker of comedy careers. From the 1970s to the 1990s, Mitzi nurtured the budding starts of many well-known comedians and late night talk show hosts, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams.

        Reports suggest that Shore sold the home because she’s in declining health and looking to cut back on her holdings. Mitzi has already handed off the day-to-day management of her famous comedy club to her family — which has resulted in a pretty scandalous and un-funny lawsuit between her two sons.

        When Mitzi listed the home last summer, it was the first time that the legendary Old Hollywood estate has been on the market since she bought it 40 years ago. Prior to Shore’s long-term residency in the estate, the villa in the Hollywood Hills was once home to 1940′s-era singer/movie star Dorothy Lamour.

        Built in 1936, this ivy-covered European Villa includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and sits on one of the largest flat lots in the area — a rare and desirable asset for homes located in the Hollywood Hills. While loaded with character and charm on the outside, the home will need a lot of TLC on the inside. According to the listing description, this home needs “to be fully restored/rebuilt.”

        Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency represented both the buyer and the seller on this deal.

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

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


          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



          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.

            Glee’s Chord Overstreet Buys Modern Hollywood Home For $1.3 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  January 23, 2014  |  10:43 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Chord Overstreet

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Actor who plays Sam Evans on the hit TV show 'Glee'

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,700 square feet, views



            ‘Glee’ hunk Chord Overstreet is putting down roots in Hollywood!

            The Nashville native just dropped $1,310,000 on a gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, Mid-Century style home in the Hollywood Hills.

            Overstreet has spent the last few years making a name (and a fortune) for himself by playing “Sam Evans” on the hit Fox show ‘Glee,’ and he just splurged on a completely remodeled contemporary home in the heart of the glitz and glam of Hollywood.

            His brand new abode is clean and contemporary, and every room has stunning city views. The home’s modern vibe is accentuated by vaulted beamed ceilings, a top-of-the-line kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, and a spacious master with floating tub, walk-in closet, plus 2 guest rooms.

            Extremely private and perfect for the young star, Overstreet’s new single-story home offers fabulous indoor/outdoor flow for entertaining, plus a swank wrap-around deck for enjoying the stunning views of the City of Angles.

            Images via the listing agent, David Parnes of Partners Trust Beverly Hills. Overstreet’s agent was Kristin Luebke of Partners Trust Brentwood.


              Venus Williams Lists Hollywood Hills House At A $100K Loss

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 7, 2014  |  9:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


              Venus Williams

              Hollywood Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              American tennis champion

              Home Stats

              3 bed, 2 bath, 1,528 square feet, pool, gated



              World champion tennis ace Venus Williams is putting a loss on her illustrious record.

              Off the court, Williams is taking a financial loss on her darling Hollywood Hills pied-a-terre, located at 2521 Astral Dr., listing it for $101,000 less than what she paid for it. Purchased on September 20, 2005 for $1,900,000, Williams just listed the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,528 square foot hilltop property for $1,799,000.

              Set in the heart of Nichols Canyon, a gated private drive leads to an updated, modern Hollywood Hills home. The mid-century post-and-beam home has light-filled rooms with a great entertainment flow.

              Inside, the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an updated kitchen with top of the line appliances and a luxury home must-have – a wine fridge. The large lot comes complete with a grassy area to enjoy the large pool and deck that overlooks expansive canyon views.

              Venus also owns co-owns a 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 8,478 square foot estate in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with her sister and best friend, Serena Williams. They each have their own identical wings and share the common areas.

              Christine Taylor of Gibson International holds the listing

                Ludacris Sells Condo at a Loss and Drops $4.8 Million On Modern Home Atop The Hollywood Hills

                Posted by Cristin  |  December 18, 2013  |  9:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,



                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Grammy-winning rapper and actor

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,854 square feet, infinity pool, views



                Ludacris just dropped $4.8 million on a spectacular modern home in the Hollywood Hills!

                Property records show that this new home is a major upgrade for the actor and rapper, who sold a penthouse condo for $879,000 the very same week he bought his new multimillion-dollar home in the hills.

                Ludacris took a serious hit on the condo he paid $1,030,000 for in 2007. After doing the math, it looks like Luda lost $151,000 on the sale.

                Don’t cry for Ludacris, though. He’s now living in an incredible modern home with panoramic city views. With 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and nearly 6,000 square feet, he now has nearly every luxury amenity a buyer could dream of.

                His new magnificent master bedroom suite comes complete with dual baths, huge dressing closets, a steam shower, soaking tub, fireplace, wet bar and private balconies with head-on views of the city, the Hollywood Sign and snow capped mountains.

                The home is rounded out by an expansive home theater, infinity edge pool, volume ceilings, walls of glass, wine cellar, bar, separate maid’s quarters, two-car garage and off-street parking for up to seven additional cars.

                In addition to his recent Hollywood Hills purchase and condo sale, Ludacris has a second penthouse condo for sale in the same building as his former condo and it’s listed for the very same price – $879,000. He also owns a grand $2.8 million property in Atlanta, Georgia.

                Rande Gray of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills represented the seller and Maya Vander of Keller Williams Beverly Hills was Ludacris’ agent.

                Images via the MLS.


                Amid Legal Troubles, Chris Brown Lists His Hollywood Hills Home For $1.92 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  December 17, 2013  |  7:31 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                Chris Brown

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Artist, dancer and actor who's had multiple brushes with the law

                Home Stats

                3,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms



                Hip Hop’s ultimate bad boy, Chris Brown, is selling his swank Hollywood Hills crib for $1.92 million.

                Chris hasn’t been spending much time in the home as of late, since he’s been in a court-ordered residential rehab program. According to reports from CNN, the singer’s probation report states that he has an anger-management problem and drug-abuse issues. He’s been on felony probation since pleading guilty to beating up singer Rihanna on the eve of the Grammys in 2009, and he’s currently under increased legal scrutiny following an arrest in Washington in October.

                Amid all his personal troubles, Brown is making changes by ridding himself of the hillside home he purchased on October 21, 2011 for $1,550,000.

                The modern hillside home was designed by acclaimed architect Jay Vanos and tailored for high design, quality and Brown’s Hollywood lifestyle. A elevator from the street level leads up into a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, where spectacular custom LED site lighting and a salt water pool and spa greet you.

                Soaring high ceilings, walls of glass and exotic stones throughout compliment the canyon setting, allowing total privacy while being just seconds away from the studios and all of Hollywood nightlife.

                A true celebrity retreat, Brown’s home has a Boffi kitchen and baths, Dorn Bracht fixtures, a shower massage system, a green roof, entry/security system and Crestron home control of all systems.

                When he was home and free to do as he pleased, Brown enjoyed the California lifestyle in this home, which also features spectacular indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, including fire pits, stone waterfalls and an outdoor projection screen.

                His neighbors won’t be sad to see him go. He recently angered the entire block by painting a graffiti mural on the front of his home, which he claims is protected by his 1st amendment rights.

                Property records show that Brown also owns a home in his Virginia hometown and a condo in West Hollywood that he purchased for $1.6 million in 2011 that’s currently for sale for $1.695 million.

                Manuela Villa of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

                The Real Estalker first reported on the for-sale home.


                  Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Selling Rocking Hollywood Home For $2.275 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  November 12, 2013  |  10:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


                  Patrick Stump

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Lead singer, guitarist and composer for the rock band Fall Out Boy

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, views, recording studio



                  Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump is selling his rocking Hollywood view home for $2,275,000!

                  Stump gained notoriety as the lead singer, guitarist and composer for the massively popular rock band Fall Out Boy, which also includes Ashlee Simpson’s ex-husband Pete Wentz. When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus a few years back, Stump did his own thing and released two critically-aclaimed solo albums and even produced albums for other artists, including Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.

                  In 2013, Fall Out Boy announced the end of their musical hiatus and released a brand new album that debuted at #1 on the charts, and quickly followed on to that album with a second release.

                  With an incredible musical comeback and more hits, Stump may be celebrating his success by upgrading his digs! He just listed the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,509 square foot home he bought on April 2, 2008 for $1,975,000.

                  With views of the city, ocean, Lake Hollywood, vineyards and the iconic Hollywood sign, this renovated home with a custom, soundproofed recording studio is a fabulous private, gated enclave for any rockstar.

                  The home features a sun-drenched open floor plan and chef’s stainless kitchen with bamboo cabinets, an entertainer’s island, French sliding doors, a stone-etched fireplace, custom corner study and a large outdoor area ideal for dining under the stars.  The floating stairs of exotic Tigerwood lead to a serene Master suite with a private balcony for stargazing. Walk-in closets, wood floors, and a beautiful master bath create the perfect retreat. The rest of the home includes 2 additional bedrooms, a second bath, custom glass gates, solar panels, a new metal roof, 2 car garage and security system.

                  Jodi Rubin of Sotheby’s holds the listing.

                    Karina Smirnoff Dances Into A Second Million Dollar Home This Year

                    Posted by Cristin  |  November 8, 2013  |  1:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                    Karina Smirnoff

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Long run as a dancer on the hit show 'Dancing with the Stars'



                    ‘Dancing With The Stars’ diva Karina Smirnoff is turning into a mini real estate mogul!

                    The professional dancer and tabloid darling just snapped up her second million dollar home this year. Property records show that Smirnoff just paid $1,250,000 for a 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 1,914 square foot ‘Mediterranean villa’ in the Hollywood Hills. The deal closed on October 31, 2013. Her property portfolio also includes a 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom Woodland Hills, CA home she paid $1.35 million for in January 2013 and a 3-bedroom Studio City condo she bought on December 3, 2008 for $537,000.

                    Smirnoff’s new addition is a nestled on a secluded street and has direct head-on views of the Hollywood sign from every room. The home is light and bright with plenty of natural light that permeates through every room.

                    An ideal party pad, the home has an outdoor, 8-person multi-jet spa and an adjacent outdoor living room with TV.

                    Velma Bell of Keller Williams represented the seller and Desiree Zuckerman of Rodeo Realty was Smirnoff’s agent.

                    Images via the MLS.