Biggest Loser’s Star Trainer Jillian Michaels Slims Down Asking Price Of LA Pad

    Posted by Cristin  |  May 21, 2014  |  11:24 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Jillian Michaels

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    Biggest Loser trainer

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,701 square feet, gated, pool

    Price

    $2,149,000

    The Biggest Loser‘s breakout star and ‘America’s Toughest Trainer,’ Jillian Michaels, has just slimmed down the asking price of her gated home in the Hollywood Hills!

    Jillian listed the home for sale in May 2013 for $2,450,000. A year later and a buyer short, Michaels has dropped the price by $301,000, bringing the home at 2180 Groveland Drive to its current asking price of $2,149,000.

    Purchased by the trainer-to-the-stars on February 15, 2008 for $1,565,000, the 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,701 square foot home has a great open kitchen, and the floor plan and open dining and living rooms make it perfect for entertaining.

    Necessary for any Hollywood Hills home, incredible city views can be seen from the downstairs as well as the master bedroom. The large master bedroom suite features a walk-in closet, bath with separate tub and steam shower. Michael’s home also has two additional bedroom suites, one of which Michaels currently uses as an office. Move-in ready for any other celebrity, the home also features a pool, security system with cameras and pre-wired sound system.

    Michaels has certainly built herself into a household name over the past few years through her work on “The Biggest Loser” and other endorsement deals. On the personal front, she and her partner Heidi Rhodes have two young children, one they adopted from Haiti and one biological child.

    It’s likely that she and Heidi have moved on and into a new home that’s a bit bigger and more family friendly than the one she’s currently selling. Jillian also owns a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,615 square foot home in Los Angeles that she purchased as an investment on June 3, 2005 for $1,100,00o.

    Reza Farahan of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills (and fellow reality TV star) holds the listing.

      January Jones Just Paid $1.7 Million For This Swank New LA Pad

      Posted by Cristin  |  May 14, 2014  |  9:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      January Jones

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Actress who plays Betty Draper on the hit TV show Mad Men

      Home Stats

      4 bed, 5 bath, 3,279 square feet, pool

      Price

      $1,700,000

      Betty Draper has been busy!

      Just days after putting her Los Feliz home on the market for $1,495,000, property records show that actress January Jones has scooped up a gorgeous new family-friendly home in Los Angeles.

      Located on a cul-de-sac in a gated community, Jones’ new 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,279 square foot home is sophisticated and updated to perfection.

      The all-white kitchen has been completely remodeled with high-end appliances and sleek quartz surfaces and has great ‘flow’ – it opens into a family room with fireplace.

      Upstairs, you’ll find all 4 bedrooms. One has its own full bath and two share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.  January’s master bedroom is massive, and the master bath has been beautifully remodeled and features a spacious glass-enclosed shower, a clawfoot tub and a walk-in closet. The master bath also opens to a large outdoor deck with views of the surrounding natural landscape and overlooking the pool and spa.

      In the charming and lush backyard, you’ll find a small child’s (and adults!) paradise: a large covered outdoor seating area, a play structure, a zip line, a large pool/spa with automatic cover, an outdoor kitchen, a working organic garden, a putting green, a fire pit. and even a 200 square foot studio.

      While Jones awaits a buyer on her former home in Los Feliz, she’ll be plenty busy nesting in her sweet new digs.

      Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates represented Jones in this purchase – and he’s also her listing agent in Los Feliz.  Andrea Curran of Snyder Sutton Real Estate represented the sellers.

        A-List Celeb Personal Trainer Harley Pasternak Bulks Up Property Portfolio By Buying Second Los Angeles Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  May 8, 2014  |  9:20 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Celeb Personal Trainer Harley Pasternak

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Personal to A-list celebs like Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and others

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,649 square feet, pool

        Price

        $1,291,875

        Personal trainer to the stars, Harley Pasternak, has just bulked up his property portfolio, buying a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,649 square foot home in Los Angeles.

        According to property records, Pasternak dropped and gave $1,291,875 to the seller of this remodeled ‘English Country’ home. Situated on a large lot, there is room for Harley and his wife Jessica to expand.

        When he’s not in the gym, Harley’s new abode is perfect for entertaining, with a huge heated pool, sprawling grassy yard and huge wood deck.

        Inside, the home has a gourmet cook’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops – the perfect place to prepare low fat, low carb, low calorie meals. As another added bonus, both of the home’s bathrooms have been recently remodeled.

        In a primo location, the home is close to trendy Melrose Ave and just a short distance from Harley’s other property – a private West Hollywood home that also doubles as the gym where he trains all his star clients.

        Steven Spezzano of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills represented the seller and Harley’s very own wife Jessica Pasternak represented herself and her husband in the deal.

         

          Selena Gomez Is Breaking Up With Her Tarzana Starter Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  May 2, 2014  |  1:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Selena Gomez

          Tarzana, CA

          Most Known For

          Disney star in her teens, singer/actress in her early 20's; famously dated Justin Bieber

          Home Stats

          6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6,630 square feet, pool, basketball court

          Price

          $3,495,000

          Selena Gomez is selling her Tarzana, CA ‘starter home,’ asking $3,495,000 for the stunning 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 6,630 square foot compound.

          The Disney star, turned rehab-attending Justin Bieber ex-girlfriend has had a rocky year, filled with salacious tabloid headlines. With all of that (hopefully) behind her, Gomez is making changes on the home front. First, she fired her parents as her management team.

          Second, she bought some brand new digs.

          In March 2014, she paid $3.69 million for a gated mansion in Calabasas – the very same LA suburb where ex-bf Justin Bieber terrorized his neighbors before subsequently selling his sprawling pad to none other than Khloe Kardashian.

          Now that she’s nestled into a Bieber-free Calabasas spread, she’s selling the home she’s lived in since July 2011, when she paid $2,175,000 for the pad. In the time she’s owned it, the multi-winged house has gotten some upgrades, additions and remodels…thus the much-higher asking price.

          Now, Selena’s new-to-the-market home is a gorgeous and luxurious ‘compound’ on an entire acre. A lavish upstairs guest suite has its own separate entrance, a full kitchen, two bathrooms, two walk-in closets, and is encircled by a balcony that overlooks the entire grounds.

          The newly built downstairs media room has a bar that opens to the outdoor BBQ and firepit lounge area – perfect for parties!

          Outside, there’s a pool, spa, shaded outdoor pergola, Bocce Ball court, fruit tree orchard, full basketball court with lights, plus additional room for a full tennis court.

          Images via listing agent Craig Knizek of The Agency.

            Weeks After Welcoming Their First Baby, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Snap Up New LA Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 1, 2014  |  8:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            John Krasinski & Emily Blunt

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            Actors. He made his mark on 'The Office' and her breakout role was in 'The Devil Wears Prada.'

            Home Stats

            4 bed, 4 bath, 3,483 square feet, pool

            Price

            $2,575,000

            New baby, new house!

            Just weeks after welcoming their first child, a daughter named Hazel, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have bought a new nest in Los Angeles.

            According to property records, the married actor duo closed on the home on April 23rd and paid $2,750,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,483 square foot remodeled, walled compound on a double lot.

            In true Southern California style, this house is all about windows and the stunning outdoor areas. A massive pool and spa is surrounded by stone patios, a covered lanai, flat lawn and garden.

            From the inside looking out, Emily and John’s new home has stunning canyon and city views. Other indoor amenities include a large cook’s kitchen with center island and breakfast bar that connects to the open-flow dining and living room areas.

            John and Emily’s new master suite features a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are in a separate wing – plenty of room for baby Hazel and any future siblings!

            This property is John and Emily’s third home. They also own a weekend home in Ojai, CA that they bought in June 2012 for $2.15 million. Nearby in Los Angeles, they have a home in West Hollywood that they bought in 2009 for $1.857 million. That house is in the heart of Hollywood and Jimmy Kimmel lives right across the street!

            Barbara Palmer of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented the sellers and Richard Ehrlich of the Westside Estate Agency was Emily and John’s agent.

            Images via the MLS.

              Kate Bosworth Selling Airy Los Angeles Abode For $2.5 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  April 17, 2014  |  7:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Kate Bosworth

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Gorgeous actress with breakout roles in Blue Crush, Superman Returns and 21

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

              Price

              $2,499,000

              Kate Bosworth is selling her airy and Bohemian-esque Los Angeles home for $2,499,000!

              The blonde beauty, who had her breakout role in the surfer flick ‘Blue Crush,’ paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005. 9 years and one brand new husband later (director Michael Polish), Bosworth is looking to sell and move on.

              Bosworth’s private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

              Inside and out, the home has incredible space for entertaining and casual living – and it’s decorated just as you’d expect from the fashionista actress, who has perfected the ‘minimalist chic’ look.

              The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.

              The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.

              French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.

              Images via Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker, who holds the listing.

               

                Movie Producer Michael Bay Sells Los Angeles Home, Pockets Big Profit

                Posted by Cristin  |  April 2, 2014  |  9:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Producer Michael Bay

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Producer with such smash hits as Transformers, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and more

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,919 square feet, pool

                Price

                $11,450,000

                Mega-producer Michael Bay just sold his blockbuster Los Angeles home for $11.45 million.

                The 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home has nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, and is primely located in the celebrity enclave between Bel Air and the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles.

                Bay sold this estate because he recently completed construction on a brand new home that has been in the works since he purchased it in October 2009 for $10.9 million. To much outrage, he tore down an architecturally significant home to build an even bigger and more contemporary estate.

                The new home is designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, and according to the architects’ description of the project, Bay’s new mansion is nestled into a hillside, spans 30,000 square feet and features a large theater, movie prop museum, parking, spa and two master bedroom modules hovering above the main living quarters.

                Quite the project!

                While Bay transitioned into his new home, he was also working on selling his former home, which he purchased in 1999 for $5.16 million and originally listed in December 2013 for $13.5 million.

                The striking contemporary estate is off a long gated drive in prime Bel Air on a promontory w/ unobstructed views of the entire Los Angeles basin. Designed by the late architect Jack Warner, this extremely private home features clean, crisp lines, grand scale museum-like spaces, soaring ceilings, ideal indoor/outdoor flow and dramatic views from every room. A spacious central living room has a huge fireplace, a large formal dining room, and separate library/den that opens to a lush, private garden, pool & spa.

                Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre (naturally), wine cellar, and gorgeous wood & stone floors.

                David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services represented Bay in the sale.

                ‘Nashville’ Star Hayden Panettiere Sells in Los Angeles, Heads East

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 25, 2014  |  12:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                Hayden Panettiere

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Actress formerly on 'Heroes' and currently starring in 'Nashville'

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,120 square feet, pool

                Price

                $3,075,000

                Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has just sold her home is Los Angeles in favor of life out east.

                In an off-market deal first reported by TMZ, the pint-sized Panettiere got $3,075,000 for her 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,120 square foot home at 7640 Curson Terrace. She picked up the place for $2,635,000 in March 2008.

                Hayden’s just-sold home has floor-to-ceiling windows in most rooms looking out to unobstructed 180-degree views of the city from downtown to the ocean. The open floor plan includes a large living room and family room with fireplaces. Outside, a pool and expansive deck areas look out onto the huge city views.

                Recently, Hayden has been spending most of her time in Nashville, where she films the hit ABC show of the same name. She’s also engaged to boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, who owns a property down in the other Hollywood – Hollywood, FL, that is, and when she’s not filming, she’s often spotted with him in the Sunshine state.

                According to TMZ, celebrity real estate agent Josh Altman represented Panettiere in the sale.

                  Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. List Longtime Home For $5.5 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  9:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Married actress/actor duo who met on the set of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,620 square feet, pool, gym

                  Price

                  $5,499,000

                  The married actress/actor duo of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have just listed their longtime estate in Los Angeles for $5,499,000.

                  Purchased for $2,450,000 by the unmarried duo in October 2001, they went on and made it official when they wed on September 1, 2002. Now more than 10 years and two kids later, the duo are still rock solid – but are looking for a change up when it comes to their living situation.

                  This longtime estate is located on Stonehenge lane, inside the prestigious 24 hour guard-gated community of Bel Air Crest.

                  Gellar and Prinze’s gated estate boasts privacy, grand scale rooms, an open floor plan and exquisite grounds.

                  The extraordinary gourmet kitchen, featuring beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and center island, overlooks the family room and sun-filled breakfast room. Nearby, the family room is complete with a drop down screen and projector, high ceilings, fireplace, and french doors that open to the patio area, with waterfalls, pool, spa, and BBQ.

                  The luxurious master suite features 15-foot ceilings, a fireplace, sitting area, secluded balcony, custom dual walk-in closets and dual baths – a recipe for a happy marriage! This estate also has a unique lower level with bonus room, guest quarters, sunroom and gym.

                  Freddie and Sarah Michelle sent celebrity real estate watchers into a tizzy when they purchased a Los Angeles home for $6.1 million in August 2013, only to put it BACK onto the market on March 5, 2014 with a price tag of $7,900,000. Whether they’re flipping – or just flip-flopping – is still TBD, as that home is no longer listed for sale.

                  Perhaps the duo decided to hold onto their newer home and list this longtime estate instead.

                  Cynthia Ambuehl of Partners Trust Brentwood holds the listing.

                    Actress Maggie Lawson Downsizes In Los Angeles

                    Posted by Cristin  |  February 26, 2014  |  11:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Maggie Lawson

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actress best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych

                    Home Stats

                    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,419 square feet

                    Actress Maggie Lawson is downsizing in Los Angeles!

                    After listing her eco-friendly home for $2.2 million in January 2014, there’s now a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front of the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home, which Maggie and longtime boyfriend James Roday have lived in since 2011. Lawson and Roday decided to go decidedly smaller on their next home, and just closed on a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,419 square foot home for $1.1 million.

                    Lawson decided to downsize her home life, but her career is in full bloom. She is best known for her role as Detective Juliet “Jules” O’Hara in the TV show Psych, and in 2014, she’ll be the lead in a show called “Save The Date,” about a newly single woman who drunkly leaves a deposit on a wedding venue and is tasked with finding the right man in time.

                    Offscreen, Dawson is pretty sure she’s found the right house at the right time. Located in the same neighborhood as her former home, her smaller bungalow-style abode is a refurbished 1888 home that was relocated from Normandie in Los Feliz to Bronson Canyon as part of a project sponsored in the late 1920′s and early 1930′s by the Los Angeles Times and the Home Planning Bureau of LA. It was moved to be showcased as a shining example of what this restoration movement could do.

                    Today, one might use words “repurposed” or “green” to describe the home, which light, bright and thoroughly modern. Inside, clean lines lead you from one room to another, and outside, there are plenty of distinct areas to entertain in and enjoy the California sunshine.

                    Holly Purcell of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the sellers and Margaret Arana of Nourmand & Associates was Lawson’s agent.