Hitmaker and Former ‘American Idol’ Judge Kara DioGuardi Sells in Studio City

    Posted by Cristin  |  January 8, 2013  |  1:31 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

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    Kara DioGuardi

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    Former American Idol judge and songwriter for all the chart toppers

    Home Stats

    7,600 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sprawling grounds

    Price

    $6,300,000

    Hitmaker and former ‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuardi has just sold her stunning Studio City, CA, home for $6.3 million. DioGuardi first listed the home in September 2011 for $10 million, but the price was way too high.

    The 7,600-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms was once listed as a $45,000 rental before officially hitting the market. With no takers, the home came off the market, then was relisted, and alas, finally sold for almost $4 million under asking. But don’t cry for Kara and her hubby, because it wasn’t a total wash. The duo purchased the home in 2007 for $3.5 million, spent three years renovating and decorating. So despite not getting the much-higher original asking price, they did come out ahead.

    The property has a luxurious master suite, gourmet kitchen, 20-foot-high river rock fireplace, a solarium, infinity pool, hot tub with jets, art studio, and sauna. The large yard has endless rolling hills and trees, fountains, ponds, terraces, and decks. Unlike lots of Hollywood’s most tucked-away homes, this property is within walking distance to some of LA’s finest restaurants and shops and minutes away from the freeway. When she first listed the home in 2011, DioGuardi told WSJ that she’s selling “because she wants to spend more time on the East Coast with family and has another home in the Hollywood Hills.”

    She recently appeared on Broadway as Roxie Hart in the revival of “Chicago.”

      You Be The Judge – Would You Buy Kara DioGuardi’s Studio City Mansion?

      Posted by Cristin  |  September 29, 2011  |  3:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

      Kara DioGuardi

      Studio City, CA

      Most Known For

      Former American Idol judge and songwriter for all the chart toppers

      Home Stats

      7,600 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sprawling grounds

      Price

      $10,000,000

      Songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is selling her Studio City, California mansion for $10,000,000. The 7,600 square foot home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms was once listed as a $45,000 rental and has now officially joined the ranks as a for-sale home.

      As reported by The Wall Street Journal, DioGuardi and her husband Michael McCuddy purchased the home in 2007, spent the last three years renovating and decorating, and have now had a real real estate change-of-heart.

      To the non-Hollywood set, you might be asking “what’s not to love about this house?” It’s a private city and mountain view home on sprawling grounds, up a long gated driveway. The home has a luxurious master suite, gourmet kitchen, 20 foot original river rock fireplace, a solarium, infinity pool, hot tub with jets, art studio and sauna. The large yard has endless rolling hills and trees, fountains, ponds, terraces and decks. Unlike most of Hollywood’s most tucked-away homes, this property is in walking distance to some of LA’s finest restaurants and shops and minutes away from the freeway.

      DioGuardi told WSJ that she’s selling “because she wants to spend more time on the East Coast with family and has another home in the Hollywood Hills.”