Backstreet’s Back! A.J. McLean Relists Mediterranean Mansion In Los Angeles

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 8, 2014  |  11:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    Bad boy member of the Backstreet Boys

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and over 3,000 square feet of open living space

    Price

    $1,795,000

    Backstreet (bad) Boy A.J. McLean has just relisted his Mediterranean mansion in Los Angeles - at a major loss. 

    McLean paid $2,458,000 for the spot in September 2006, and now, he’s asking just $1,795,000 for the 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom spot. A potential loss of that size can’t be music to the former boy bander’s ears. He tried to recoup some of the money he paid for the place when he first listed the home in April 2012 for $1,999,999. With no buyers in sight, McLean and his new wife, Rochelle Karidis, pulled the home off the market for a bit. 

    Now, the home is back! 

    An “oasis” located on the most prestigious, privately owned and tree-lined street in The Oaks, the house has over 3,000 square feet of open living space. There’s a large formal living room, and a dining room with built-ins. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream, with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, a built-in wine refrigerator and plenty of space atop the island.

    Creatively planned, the home’s indoor/outdoor flow is perfect for entertaining. The home is highlighted by a gorgeous backyard with gas fireplace, built-in BBQ, and a magical water fountain. Lush landscaping throughout the property creates the ultimate in home privacy.

    Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates holds the listing.

      Vince Vaughn Buys Kate Bosworth’s Los Angeles Hideaway

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 26, 2014  |  1:15 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Vince Vaughn Buys From Kate Bosworth

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Comedic Actor with hits like Swingers, Wedding Crashers and The Break Up

      Home Stats

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

      Price

      $2,375,000

      Celebrity Switcheroo!

      Vince Vaughn has just been identified as the buyer of Kate Bosworth’s open and airy Los Angeles hideaway. First revealed by the Real Estalker, property records show that Vaughn is indeed the buyer of Bosworth’s hills spread.

      Vince and his wife splashed out $2,375,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,890 Nichols Canyon home, which is a  little less than what Kate was hoping to get for it (original asking price was $2,499,000), but the blonde beauty has by no means sold at a loss to Vince. The ‘Blue Crush’ actress paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005.

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

      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.

      Why would Vaughn buy from Bosworth, when he just snapped up two other properties in the last year? To add to his collection, of course! He currently owns a 12,000 square-foot penthouse in the historic Palmolive Building and another smaller apartment in the River North neighborhood of his hometown of Chicago, as well as two Los Angeles-area properties. The first is a $3,925,000 property in La Canada Flintridge, and the second is a Manhattan Beach mansion he bought for $6,447,000 from former USC football coach, Lane Kiffin.

        SNL Alum Chris Kattan Sells Home In Hollywood Foothills For $1.5 Million

        Posted by Daisy  |  July 31, 2014  |  10:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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        Chris Kattan

        Hollywood, CA

        Most Known For

        SNL alum with starring roles in "Corky Romano" and "Night at the Roxbury," among others

        Home Stats

        2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,496 square feet, pool, guest house

        Price

        $1,550,000

        After listing his cheery residence in the foothills of Hollywood for $1,998,000, Spunky SNL alum Chris Kattan has just sold his home for $1,550,000 — a little less than what he was hoping to get for it, but still at a profit. The buyer was actor Saul Rubinek.

        The 2 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,496 square foot home was originally purchased for $1,070,000 in 2001.

        Touted in the listing as “celebrity owned,” Kattan’s for-sale bungalow is hidden behind lush greenery and an ornate iron gate. Vintage details include a Batchelder fireplace, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. A large living room, den and formal dining room leading to charming indoor/outdoor patio.

        The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub beneath a lovely bay window. Downstairs guest quarters feature a bath, fireplace and access either from inside the main house or from the outside.

        French doors open to patios and the pool area, and an additional upper patio leads to a two-story guest/pool house with incredible folding window that open directly to the grotto-like pool.

        Adding to its celebrity pedigree, this Hollywood home was formerly owned by Danny DeVito.

        Sharona Alperin of Sotheby’s International Realty held the listing.

          Carmen Electra Buys Mediterranean Villa In Los Angeles For $2.6 Million

          Posted by Daisy  |  July 31, 2014  |  9:52 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

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          Carmen Electra

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Former Playboy model and Baywatch babe, but most recently a parody film star of Scary Movie fame

          Home Stats

          4-bedrooms, 5-bathroom, 5,255-square foot neo-mediterranean villa

          Former Playboy model and star of the parody film star (you’ll know her best from Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie), Carmen Electra, has just purchased a spectacular neo-mediterranean villa in Nichols Canyon, approx. 8 min. north of Sunset Blvd, in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles for $2,685,000.

          Built in 1986, this exquisite 4-bedrooms, 5-bathroom, 5,255-square foot home features crisp custom details, fixtures and finishes with a fully-gated courtyard and turret-styled entry. Three of the bedrooms include en-suite baths, while the fourth bedroom can serve as either a large office or nursery. The luxurious gourmet kitchen opens into the breakfast room and family room, formal dining room, living room and gym. Meanwhile, a large media room, game room, and one-bedroom suite opens to the private pool and patio space. The home offers mountain views, excellent daylight, and soaring, beamed ceilings throughout.

          To help fund this new home, Electra sold her 2,506 square foot Beverly Hills abode in April for a $2.4 Million profit! Sold for $3,750,000, she originally bought the 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home in 2002 for $1,350,000.

          Images via MLS

            Peek Inside Chris Brown’s New Party Palace!

            Posted by Vanessa  |  July 29, 2014  |  6:55 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

            Chris Brown

            Agoura Hills, CA

            Most Known For

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

            Home Stats

            6-bedroom, 10 bath rental with dance floor, commercial ice-cream bar, billiards room, private dance studio

            Price

            $15,500 a month

            When Hip-Hop’s bad boy Chris Brown goes house hunting, his must-haves include all the amenities that make up the ultimate party palace. Given he was essentially pushed out of his former Hollywood Hills bachelor pad due to feuds with the city and his neighbors, it’s no surprise he was determined on landing bigger and better entertaining grounds. Well Brown has done it again and has now found his party’s final resting place: an 8,128 square-foot San Fernando Valley rental.

            With all the unique luxe amenities, this new home is nothing short of another exquisite adult playground. Paying a hefty $15,500 a month, Brown enjoys a sprawling, furnished estate with 6 bedrooms, 10 baths, a dance floor, commercial ice-cream bar, billiards room, private dance studio, detached pool cabana/ tennis clubhouse and a 75-car parking lot.

            Showing a slight resemblance to his former quirky Hollywood Hills condo, the new estate also features contemporary aesthetic with neon accents, a light and bright interior and glass walls.

            Fit for an entertaining guru, this new pad is a slice of heaven on earth, however, every rose has its thorn. Shortly after settling in, TMZ reported one of Brown’s new neighbor isn’t too pleased with his neighborhood’s newest addition. The opinionated neighbor has been quoted saying that he would shoot the singer if he were to ever step foot onto his property.

            Brown may have thought moving to a more secluded Los Angeles area would help him escape any pestering neighbor, city or police trouble – but he was dead wrong.

            Nothing’s for sure, but potential neighbor headaches may have been why Brown took the non-committal approach of renting vs. buying.

            Images via MLS.

              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.