Zac Efron Sells His Former Party Pad In The Hollywood Hills For $2.775 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2014  |  8:00 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

    $2,775,000

    Zac Efron just closed the door on the last piece of his former life as a young Hollywood bad boy.

    After two stints in rehab and a skirmish down at LA’s (in)famous skid row, the seemingly reformed actor has just sold his former Hollywood Hills party pad for $2,775,000.

    Following a tumultuous time period in his life where he privately struggled with addiction, Efron sought out more Zen in his life, and he started at home. He moved out of this home 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!


    Efron listed the house that was the backdrop to a darker period in his life in March 2014, asking $2,850,000. Two months later, he got almost asking price for the home that was originally designed by Rodney Walker for the famed Case Study program. The home was eventually built using those plans after the program timeframe, and subsequently reinvented 50 years later.

    Efron’s just-sold home may be steeped in history, but it’s also a modern wonder. With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the 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’ for the unknown buyer.

    Efron paid $2,350,000 for the home on December 3, 2008 and made a few bucks on the sale.

      Reggie Bush Puts Los Angeles Estate On The Market For $6 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 28, 2014  |  6:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Reggie Bush

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      USC football star, NFL superstar and Kim Kardashian's ex-boyfriend

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,831 square feet, views, pool

      Price

      $6,000,000

      Detroit Lions star running back (and Kim Kardashian ex) Reggie Bush is selling his striking modern estate above the Sunset Strip for $6 miliion.

      Bush has been based in Los Angeles since his days at USC, where he was a star player and All-American. He even took home the highly-coveted Heisman Trophy, which he later voluntarily forfeited, after the NCAA uncovered misdeeds by the USC football program.

      Despite the college-era drama, Bush has gone on to a rock solid NFL career, playing with the New Orleans  Saints, where he brought home a 2010 Super Bowl championship.

      After a stint in 2012 with the Miami Dolphins, Bush is now based in Detroit with his fiance, Lilit Avagyan, and their new daughter.

      Back on the West Coast, Bush is selling the bachelor/party pad he picked up in 2007 for $4,700,000. He tried to part with the house in 2009, asking $5,099,000 for the blinged-out, hyper-personalized house. Five years and about 200 gallons of beige paint later, the colorless house has a higher asking price and a new look.

      Remodeled with the highest of quality finishes, the house features a killer chef’s kitchen, a state-of-the-art theater, an elevator connecting all three levels and a second story library/ loft.

      The grounds include a pool and spa, custom wood decks, BBQ center, professional landscaping and a lower level dog run.

      Jordan Cohen of Re/Max represents the listing.

        Eva Mendes Sells Hollywood Starter Home For $10K Over Asking

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 22, 2014  |  8:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Eva Mendes

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Beautiful latina actress currently coupled up with Ryan Gosling

        Home Stats

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

        Price

        $1,278,630

        Gorgeous actress Eva Mendes just sold her Hollywood starter home for almost $10,000 over asking.

        Property records show that Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend just sold the home on April 21, 2014 for $1,278,630 – which is $9,630 more than the $1,269,000 she was asking for the place when it went on the market in March 2014.

        Eva Mendes isn’t the only name on the deed for this home – she actually owned it with her ex-boyfriend George Gargurevich. 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.

        While they never had their “happily ever after,” together, they made a pretty penny on this real estate investment.

        This just-sold home is a dramatic and downright funky Mid Century home with 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 was brimming with 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 hadn’t lived in this particular home in quite a while – she owns and occupies a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home nearby that she purchased in April 2008 for $3.2M. Eva’s hunky boyfriend Ryan Gosling has recently been spotted outside this particular home, squashing rumors that the duo were on the rocks.

        Recently, rumors have started circulating that Ryan and Eva are engaged.

         

          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.

            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.

              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

                Jesse McCartney Drops $1.96 Million On Modern Hollywood Hills Home

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

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                Jesse McCartney

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Pop star and actor

                Home Stats

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

                Price

                $1,965,000

                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

                  Price

                  $1,269,000

                  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

                    Price

                    $5,000,000

                    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: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      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

                      Price

                      $1,450,000

                      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.