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.

           

            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.

              Rent William H. Macy And Felicity Huffman’s LA Pad For $20,000 a Month!

              Posted by Cristin  |  February 17, 2014  |  1:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Together for more than 30 years and married for 17, the actor and actress duo have successful, long-running careers

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,566 square feet, pool, gated

              Price

              $20,000 a month

              If you ever wanted two of Hollywood’s most talented actors as your landlords – here’s your chance. The married Academy Award-nominated duo of William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are looking for someone to lease their Los Angeles home for $20,000 a month.

              Purchased by Macy and Huffman for $3,800,000 in December 2012, the home has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,566 square feet, a pool and amazing Los Angeles views. Another bonus? You’d could drop your rent check over the fence, because this for-lease place is right next door to the home William and Felicity have lived in since 1998.

              Up a very private road, perched on a grassy flat pad with tree-top views, this single level mid-century-style home is the epitome of California living – casual and enticing. The focal point of every room is the sprawling backyard, sparkling swimming pool and panoramic views of Los Angeles. With 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an attached guest suite, there is plenty of room for entertaining friends.

              Macy and Huffman took great care to maintain the original characteristics of the home while undergoing a massive renovation that includes a shiny new kitchen, new bathrooms, a screening room, a separate office suite, a new sauna and spa, and contemporary bamboo and cork floors.

              The lease is being represented by Ninkey Dalton of The Agency.

               

               

                Finally! Ryan Reynolds Sells His Hollywood Hills Bachelor Pad For $1.4 Million, Loses $310K

                Posted by Cristin  |  February 14, 2014  |  9:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Ryan Reynolds

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Mega-hot Hollywood actor, formerly married to Scarlett Johansson, currently married to Blake Lively

                Home Stats

                2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,789 square feet

                Price

                $1,405,000

                Actor Ryan Reynolds has just sold his home high above the Sunset Strip for $1,405,000 – a loss of $310,000.

                The home was purchased by the actor in October 2007 for $1,715,000. After holding onto the home for nearly 7 years, Reynolds listed the place for sale, so he could close that chapter of his life and be fully invested in his new life in Bedford, NY with new wife Blake Lively.

                Not unlike a messy breakup, it took a considerable amount of time for Ryan to be fully untangled from this Los Angeles home. He placed it on the open market in the fall of 2009 with an asking price of $1,900,000. The home wasn’t in as high demand as Ryan Reynolds himself, so he took it off the market six months later.

                It came back onto the market in July 2011 with an asking price of $1,690,000. With no movement, Reynolds was forced to chop another $91,000 off, to bring the asking price to $1,599,000. No buyer stepped up, so Reynolds took the home off the market until July 2013, when it popped back onto the market with the same $1,599,000 asking price he was hoping to get in 2011. 2.5 years and another $100,000 price chop later, market conditions worked in Reynold’s favor and he was able to find a buyer willing to pay $1,405,000, and the deal closed on January 4, 2014.

                The home’s listing describes it as a “sophisticated Hollywood Hills private home…at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.” The home boasts a private entrance though walled and gated courtyard. Amenities include a newer roof, hardwood floors, solar heating, tank-less water heater and French doors throughout. The 1,789 square feet includes 2 bedrooms, 2.5 remodeled bathrooms, and a cook’s kitchen. The home is ideal for indoor/outdoor living with a gorgeous patio for entertaining and a landscaped yard with walkways overlooking canyon views.

                Annie Challis of Keller Williams represented Reynolds as his listing agent.

                 

                 

                  Want A House With Its Own Dive Bar? Rent Adam Carolla’s Funky Los Angeles Home For $13,500 A Month!

                  Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  10:12 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Adam Carolla

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool, bar, gated

                  Price

                  $13,500 a month

                  Always dreamed of having your own in-house dive bar? Well, you’re in luck, because comedian Adam Carolla is now leasing out his funky and unconventional Spanish-style home in Hollywood for $13,500 a month!

                  Located at 3052 Lake Hollywood Drive, Carolla purchased the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,757 square foot place on April 18, 2003 for $1,630,000.

                  One of the first homes in the Lake Hollywood area, Carolla’s for-lease abode was built in 1928 and later restored with traditional Spanish-style elements, including arched doorways, leaded glass windows, hand-carved wood beams, chandeliers, tile floors and large courtyards for entertaining.

                  While it may look like any other Spanish-style home in the neighborhood from the outside, inside, Carolla’s house is anything but ordinary. Downstairs, the house features a large, custom-built entertainment room, complete with a full dive bar and pool table, looking into the pool with glass-view port-holes.

                  Not stopping there, the house’s custom-built garage is enormous, with room for 10 cars and a hoist. There is also private parking on the grounds for an additional 10-12 cars.

                  Carolla and his wife Lynette own this high-priced property, but live full-time in nearby La Canada Flintridge, in a home they bought in the summer of 2013 for $2,965,000. Like anyone in LA who’s had any sort of financial success, the Carolla’s also have a Malibu home. They paid $3.6 million for that beach pad in 2007.

                  Have $13,500 a month to drop on a party pad? Rent Adam Carolla’s house by contacting listing agent Tom Otero of Rodeo Realty.

                  7 Years After Their Divorce, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe Sell Shared Los Angeles Investment Property

                  Posted by Cristin  |  February 6, 2014  |  9:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillipe

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Home Stats

                  4 bed, 4 bath, 2,664 square feet, duplex

                  Price

                  $1,440,000

                  Although they divorced in 2007 after seven years of marriage, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe shared more than just their two beautiful children – they also still owned a pricey Los Angeles investment property together!

                  Now, that is no more. They just sold their shared duplex for $1,440,000 on January 17, 2014. Purchased by Reese and Ryan in October 2005 for $1,173,500, the divorced duo held onto the two-unit, remodeled property through the real estate market downturn, and then listed it for $1,395,000 in December 2013. 18 days later, the home went under contract for $1,440,000 – a full $45,000 OVER asking. All in all, Reese and Ryan pocketed a nice $266,500 profit on the sale.

                  That’s a nice turn of events for both Reese and Ryan, who each lost boatloads of cash on recent home sales. Reese just sold the Ojai, CA ranch where she married her new husband, Jim Toth at a major loss! Purchased by Reese for $5.8 million in 2008, she originally asked $10 million for the ranch, reduced the price multiple times, and finally accepted an offer of $4,983,500 – a loss of $816,500! Think that’s a big loss? Ryan lost an eye-popping $1,175,000 when he sold his Zen-inspired Sunset Strip mansion in March 2013.

                  Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker Brentwood was Reese and Ryan’s listing agent for this deal, and Lisa Mansfield of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.