Jennifer Love Hewitt Sells Her Toluca Lake House to Jessica Simpson’s Mom Tina, Loses $1.4 Million On The Deal

    Posted by Cristin  |  May 5, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


    Tina Simpson Buys From Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Most Known For

    Mom and manager to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Divorced from 'Papa' Joe Simpson

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,216 square feet, pool, lakefront



    New mom Jennifer Love Hewitt has just sold her waterfront home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb to Jessica Simpson’s mom Tina – at a massive loss!

    In an off-market deal that closed on April 11, 2014, Tina Simpson paid $4.1 million for the 4 bedroom home that Hewitt bought for $5.5 million for in January 2006. For those doing the math, that’s a $1.4 million-dollar loss for Jennifer.

    At one point in time, Hewitt had two Toluca Lake estates on the same street. She listed and sold one for $2.15 million in 2012, and leased out the other, asking $12,500 a month.

    While the newly-married Hewitt happily decamped to her new modern Pacific Palisades mansion with husband and new baby in tow, the for-rent house eventually (secretly) went up for sale, and the former Mrs. Simpson swooped in an nabbed it for a bargain.

    Tina Simpson may have been the leasee all along, as she and Joe Simpson split in the Fall of 2012 and their Encino mansion went up for sale for $4.3 million.

    Buying under her maiden name, Tina officially bought Hewitt’s updated four bedroom home right on Toluca Lake. The Spanish-style home features an office with separate entrance, a music room, gym, master bedroom overlooking the lake, and a double master bath.

    The family room opens up to the patio overlooking a private pool, spa and lakefront dock, where there’s plenty of space to dock a power boat and kayaks.

    Images via Gibson International.

      Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker List Austin Lakefront Mansion For $12.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 10, 2013  |  9:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker

      Austin, TX

      Most Known For

      He's a retired tennis pro and she's a model and actress

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,960 square feet, pool, dock and boathouse



      Retired tennis champ Andy Roddick and his gorgeous model/actress wife Brooklyn Decker have just listed their lakefront Austin mansion for $12.5 million. Property records show that the genetically-gifted duo married in April 2009 and purchased the 1.8 acre home in November 2009 for an unknown amount of money.

      According to the The Real Estalker, who first uncovered the listing, Roddick and Decker on are on a real estate roll. They’ve just listed this nearly new lakeside mansion in Austin, TX and have also found the time and money to buy two additional houses and sell another. Quite the busy summer!

      The largest and most expensive property in their real estate portfolio, this beautiful Lake Austin retreat is a gated and private spread. At the front of the property, you’ll find a modern workout gym, a putting green, and a courtyard entryway.   The home is accented throughout with elaborate wood beams and stone work, and the heart of the home is a spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.

      The master suite offers his/hers bathrooms with automatic black-out shutters on all windows.  Brooklyn’s bath has its own washer/dryer with a custom closet, steam shower, and old-fashioned tub, while Andy’s provides masculine custom cabinetry, a refrigerator and an ice bath.

      The entire downstairs enjoys breathtaking views of the infinity pool and Lake Austin and the lush backyard has an outdoor kitchen, perfect for an evening of entertaining on the lake.  The covered patio has heat lamps to make this additional outdoor space enjoyable year round. The property’s boat house and dock sits right on Lake Austin and has storage for a boat and two jet skis.

      For visitors, the property has a casita and upstairs bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for ‘guy’s nights,’ the home also has a “hidden” entertainment area with pool and poker table, media center, kitchenette and built in bunk beds.

      An “off-market” listing being marketed solely by their listing agent, Jonathan Creath of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, the for-sale home is looking for a buyer, but it’s not yet listed on the MLS.

      Images via Jonathan Creath.


        NASCAR Crew Chief Greg Zipadelli Lists Incredible North Carolina Lake House For $6.8 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 1, 2013  |  11:14 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Greg Zapadelli

        Mooresville, NC

        Most Known For

        NASCAR crew chief for #20 The Home Depot car

        Home Stats

        6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,000 square feet, lakefront, private dock



        NASCAR racing crew chief Greg Zipadelli is waving the checkered flag on his incredible North Carolina lake house, listing it for sale for $6.8 million.

        Zapadelli made a major name (and fortune) for himself as the longtime crew chief for the #20 Home Depot car for Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano from 1999 to 2011. He won 34 races and two championships in 2002 and 2005 as a crew chief.

        Now, Zapadelli is looking for a buyer to speed on over and make an offer on the lakefront estate located near the Greg Norman-designed Trump National Golf Course that he scooped up in May 2007 for $1,175,000.

        The Tudor-style home has over 13,000 square feet of living space and stunning views of Lake Norman.  The 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom gated residence features an “open flow” floor plan. Highlights of the incredible estate include an expansive eat-in, double-island gourmet kitchen, a master bedroom with a two-story closet, a gym and a large master bathroom with built-in microwave, dishwasher and fridge.

        Outside, you’ll find views of the lake and a private dock. Aside from the lake, there’s also a pool with a hot tub, as well as an outdoor kitchen, bathroom and fireplace, making this a perfect venue for hosting guests.  If that wasn’t enough, the basement is furnished with a full kitchen, wine cellar and theater.

        Carol Hampton of JLK Realty and Ben Moss of The Campins Company share the listing.

          Larry Ellison Lists Ultra Luxurious Lakefront Lake Tahoe Mansion for $28.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  March 29, 2013  |  12:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


          Larry Ellison

          Lake Tahoe, NV

          Most Known For

          CEO of Oracle and avid collector of exceptional personal properties across the globe.

          Home Stats

          9,242 square foot main house with 6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 2 guest houses and 230 feet of private lakefront.



          Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle, was recently called “The Nation’s Most Avid Trophy-Home Buyer” by the the Wall Street Journal. Since becoming one of the biggest earners in America while at the helm of Oracle, Ellison has spent hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring incredible properties across the globe. According to the WSJ, Ellison’s known property roster includes multiple adjacent lots in Malibu, a Newport, R.I., mansion formerly owned by the Astor family; a historic garden property in Kyoto and an estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with a private, 19-hole golf course and a $200 million estate in Woodside, CA. He’s currently building and adding a North Lake Tahoe compound to that incredible line-up.

          And now, we’ve learned that he’s subtracting his existing East Lake Tahoe compound from that lineup as he awaits the completion of his newer, upgraded pad on the north side of the famous lake that straddles the California and Nevada borders. As first reported by the WSJ, Ellison has just listed his Lake Tahoe home in the tony enclave of Glenbrook for $28.5 million dollars. The property includes a 9,242-square foot main house with 6 bedrooms, and 8.5 bathrooms. In addition to the main house, there is a 1,326 square-foot, 2 bedroom, 3 bath guesthouse, and another 2,934 square-foot lakefront home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

          Other amenities of the homes include a gym, billiard room,  library, sound-proof screening room and a sauna. With a private crystal clear harbor and white sandy beach, Ellison’s Lake Tahoe spread sits on 2.62 acres with 230′ of lake frontage.

            Country Crooner Alan Jackson Lists Longtime Lakeside Estate

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 21, 2012  |  6:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Alan Jackson

            Smithville, TN

            Most Known For

            Country crooner with a long career and a string of number one hits

            Home Stats

            5 bedroom main house, 4 bedroom guest home, cabin, houseboat and helipad



            Got $5 Million? If so, you could be singing ‘It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” from the deck of Alan Jackson‘s stunning Smithville, Tennessee lake house. According to the Wall Street Journal, Alan Jackson and his wife are selling their longtime lakefront spread because “their three daughters have grown older and they don’t use the house as often as a family.” Additionally, Jackson and his wife Denise are re-evaluating their plans for the future after she beat cancer last year.

            If the Jackson family is aiming for a simpler life, than it’s a no-brainer that they are selling this tricked-out waterfront home that features a 5-bedroom Hamptons-style main residence, a 4-bedroom guesthouse, a 1 bedroom cabin, a 2-story houseboat, private boat dock and a helipad atop a 3-car garage!

            If that’s not enough, the for-sale Jackson family spread also includes a 1-acre building site. The magnificent, gated property clocks in at 3.5 acres and features breathtaking views and would be prime real estate for a well-heeled family who may want to create their very own vacation compound.

            Rick French of French Christianson Patterson and Associates and Rick Moeser of Christie’s International Real Estate have the listing.

              Tahoe Lakefront Glass Home Listed for $43 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 26, 2011  |  12:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

              Home Stats

              8,694 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms



              A modern, angular six-story lakefront stunner on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada is on the market for $43,000,000, making it one very expensive lake house. It trails only behind the $75,000,000 Tranquility estate as the priciest property in Lake Tahoe.

              As seen in the Wall Street Journal, the home sits on an impressive half acre and boasts almost 100 feet of lake frontage, punctuated by a steel pier. After 9 years of construction, the home was completed by philanthropists Linda and David Shaheen in 2010. Built from the ground up (literally), only the unassuming garage is viewable from the street. The rest of the six-story home is built into a slope and faces out directly onto the lake.

              The listing describes the home as “architecturally significant and spectacularly engineered to maximize views.” The home has sheer walls of glass, a glass elevator and a 6-story glass stairwell to ensure that all views are accessible at all times.

              While the home is 8,694 square feet, it has only 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, but it does boast a gym, spa and some impressive living areas.