Rumor ALERT: Retired Football Star Michael Strahan Reportedly Buys Brentwood Mansion

    Posted by Korina  |  December 30, 2013  |  12:03 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


    Michael Strahan

    Brentwood, Los Angeles

    Most Known For

    Retired NFL player, TV co-host

    Home Stats

    9 bed, 14 bath, 15,600 sq ft



    Michael Strahan is no stranger when it comes to high-end real estate. In October we reported that he relisted his TriBeCa loft for $2.25 million. And, in July we told you that he sold his Bel Air home for a $3M profit in an off-market deal. Now, rumor has it (thanks to our friend at Real Estalker) that the retired football star and co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael, quietly purchased  a gorgeous $16 million mansion in Brentwood.

    The 15,600 sq ft. home was built in 2013 and boasts 3 levels with 9 bedrooms and 14 baths and state of the art technology. The mansion has soaring ceilings and is equipped with the typical mansion-type amenities like a 59-foot long swimming pool and inset spa, home theater, gym, game room, wine cellar with full bar (cheers!) and an elevator so you can easily get to each level. Each master bath has its own walk-in closet and while you are lounging in the master wing you can enjoy a romantic fireplace.

    When you step outside you are greeted with a lovely covered pool-side cabana with a grilling area to make any pool party epic.

    We’ll have to wait and see if the rumor is shakes out, but it looks like 2014 is going to be another good year for Mr. Strahan.

    Images via MLS

      Glee’s Chris Colfer Sells Laurel Canyon Home For $945,000

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 13, 2013  |  7:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Chris Colfer

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Playing Kurt Hummel on Glee

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,462 square feet, views



      Glee crooner Chris Colfer has something to sing about – he just sold his home in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles for $945,000.

      Purchased on March 3, 2011 for $860,000, property records show that the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,462 square foot home just sold on December 5, 2013. He originally listed it in September 2013 with the overly optimistic asking price of $1,150,000.

      Colfer’s just-sold home is a newly-remodeled Contemporary style home located in the prestigious Hollywood Hills. The three-level home has gorgeous views from every room – a must in the Hills. The ultra chic kitchen comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a cooks island, wine fridge and oversize walk-in pantry. Perfect for entertaining, the home has an awesome lounge area adjacent to the kitchen that’s complete with fireplace, balconies and beautiful canyon views.

      Upstairs, you’ll find the 3 bedrooms, including a luxurious Master which overlooks the canyon and features a huge walk-in closet and spa-like bath with amazing downtown views.

      Listing photos show the home with bare bones furnishings and staged furniture, and that’s because Colfer is long gone. He may have just sold this month, but in August 2013, he splashed out $1.6 million for another home on a cul-de-sac nearby in the Hollywood Hills, where he’s been nesting ever since.

      Images via the MLS.

        Blockbuster Producer Michael Bay Lists L.A. Home For $13.5 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  December 10, 2013  |  8:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        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



        Mega-producer Michael Bay is selling his blockbuster Los Angeles home for $13.5 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 is selling 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’s moving into his new home, he’s now selling his former home, which he purchased in 1999 for $5.16 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 is the listing agent.

        Images via the MLS.

          X-Men Actor Shawn Ashmore Buys and Sells in Los Angeles

          Posted by Kacey  |  December 5, 2013  |  12:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Shawn Ashmore

          Studio City, CA

          Most Known For

          Actor, with roles in X-Men, Animorphs, and Frozen

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,681 square feet, salt water pool, spa



          Actor Shawn Ashmore has been busy lately! The X-Men actor recently sold one home and purchased another nearby in Los Angeles.

          Ashmore burst onto the scene when he appeared as Iceman in the X-Men series, and viewers may also know him from his role as Jake in the TV series, Animorphs.

          Ashmore’s previous home, which he purchased in 2009 for $593,000, sold this August for $653,500, and after three months of looking in a hot and heavy LA market, Ashmore purchased a home in Studio City for $995,000.

          The 3 bed, 3 bath Studio City charmer boasts a stone-lined salt water pool, spa, hardwood floors, and sits behind an idyllic white picket fence. The kitchen impresses with stainless steel appliances and a connected eating area, along with convenient outdoor access.

          A perfect escape, the master suite includes a stunning master bath with a step in shower and spa tub.

            Actor Jeremy Sisto Buys Los Angeles Home From Producer Cassian Elwes

            Posted by Cristin  |  December 3, 2013  |  8:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Jeremy Sisto

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            Actor, with roles on TV in Law & Order, Suburgatory, Six Feet Under. In the 90's, he played Elton in the classic film Clueless

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,030 square feet, pool, guest cottage



            Actor Jeremy Sisto has just purchased a home in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles for $2,450,000.

            Property records show that he purchased the home on November 20, 2013 from hit Hollywood producer Cassian Elwes, who’s credits include Lawless, Blue Valentine, Margin Call and many others.

            The private, modern-style home sits on a large lot and inside, it’s spacious and open with high ceilings. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread out over 3,030 square feet of living space that includes a gorgeous kitchen, a spacious master suite and French doors that open to a beautiful pool and garden. Perfect for entertaining, a large grassy area leads to a separate guest house and studio.
            Sisto has been working in Hollywood for many decades. In the 90′s, he played cocky high schooler Elton in the hit movie “Clueless.” Lately, he’s been seen on TV in Law & Order, Six Feet Under and Suburgatory.
            Nestled in a celebrity enclave, Sisto’s new home is directly across the street from fellow actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, who bought their home in March 2013 for $3.3 million.


             Images via the MLS.

              Karina Smirnoff Dances Into A Second Million Dollar Home This Year

              Posted by Cristin  |  November 8, 2013  |  1:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


              Karina Smirnoff

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Long run as a dancer on the hit show 'Dancing with the Stars'



              ‘Dancing With The Stars’ diva Karina Smirnoff is turning into a mini real estate mogul!

              The professional dancer and tabloid darling just snapped up her second million dollar home this year. Property records show that Smirnoff just paid $1,250,000 for a 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 1,914 square foot ‘Mediterranean villa’ in the Hollywood Hills. The deal closed on October 31, 2013. Her property portfolio also includes a 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom Woodland Hills, CA home she paid $1.35 million for in January 2013 and a 3-bedroom Studio City condo she bought on December 3, 2008 for $537,000.

              Smirnoff’s new addition is a nestled on a secluded street and has direct head-on views of the Hollywood sign from every room. The home is light and bright with plenty of natural light that permeates through every room.

              An ideal party pad, the home has an outdoor, 8-person multi-jet spa and an adjacent outdoor living room with TV.

              Velma Bell of Keller Williams represented the seller and Desiree Zuckerman of Rodeo Realty was Smirnoff’s agent.

              Images via the MLS.


                Poppy Montgomery Buys New Home For $3.6 Million After Losing $250K On Former Home

                Posted by Cristin  |  November 7, 2013  |  12:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                Poppy Montgomery

                Brentwood, CA

                Most Known For

                Montgomery played FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009 and currently stars in the police drama Unforgettable



                Actress Poppy Montgomery has just dropped $3.6 million on a brand new home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles!

                The purchase comes on the heels of a $250,000 loss on the sale of her former home in Pacific Palisades, which she sold on April 16, 2013 for $2,881,500. She originally paid $3,133,530 for the home in January 2005.

                Montgomery lost some real money on the sale of her former home before she swooped up a new, even more expensive home, but it’s not likely that she’s hurting for funds. The Australian-born actress is best known for playing FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009 and for her latest role as Det. Carrie Wells on the CBS police drama Unforgettable

                Montgomery gave birth to a baby girl named Violet in April 2013, just days after she sold her Pacific Palisades home.

                With a new baby joining her family, Montgomery has put the loss behind her and has moved on to a stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3,089 square foot Spanish-style hacienda with mesmerizing views of the private vineyard and hills beyond.

                Inside, a dramatic and glamorously chic great room with vaulted beamed ceilings and a large fireplace is the heart of the home. The adjacent kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and a large center island. Down the hall, two bedrooms and a library and an office complete the main floor. Upstairs, the private master has a fireplace, tree top views and a spa-like bath.

                Outside, the home has partially-covered verandas, a lap pool and terraced lawns.

                Property records show the deal was finalized on October 31, 2013. Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker-Brentwood represented the sellers and Clifford Rowe of Teles Properties, Inc was Montgomery’s agent.

                Images via the MLS.



                  Actor Jared Padalecki Lists Studio City Hillside Home For $2.495 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  November 5, 2013  |  11:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Jared Padalecki

                  Studio City, CA

                  Most Known For

                  'Supernatural' actor who also appeared on 'Gilmore Girls'

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,818 square feet, views



                  ‘Supernatural’ actor Jared Padalecki is selling his stunning Studio City home for $2.495 million!

                  Padalecki has been married to actress Genevieve Cortese Padalecki since 2010 and the duo have a son together. Just this summer, they announced they were expecting baby #2!

                  As they prepare to become a family of four, the Padalecki’s are selling their current home and searching for something bigger and more family-friendly.

                  Purchased on July 9, 2009 for $1,775,000, their current home isn’t small by any means. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3,818 square feet. Meticulously renovated, the hillside Studio City home has a formal dining room, dramatic living room and a glass enclosed library/office with lush landscaping and valley views.

                  Three of the four bedrooms are en-suite with spacious closets. The master suite has French doors leading to a private patio with landscape views, a custom walk-in closet, shower with separate soaking bath and double sinks.

                  The gated home sits on an expansive 15,332, square foot lot with park-like grounds and room for a pool.

                  Images via listing agent Gail Steinberg of Dilbeck Realtors.

                    Report: Eastbound & Down’s Danny McBride Drops $2.3 Million on Los Angeles Hideaway

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 2, 2013  |  11:05 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


                    Danny McBride

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Star of "Eastbound and Down"

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,000 square feet, guesthouse, pool



                    Danny McBride, known to most people as the foul-mouthed and hilarious ex-pro baseball player turned bitter substitute P.E. teacher Kenny Powers on HBO’s Eastbound & Down series, has reportedly dropped $2.3 million on a Los Angeles hideaway in April 2013, according to sources.

                    Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, McBride’s new home in Los Angeles comes in “absolute move in condition” The hideaway has a main residence and also comes with a guest house and outdoor kitchen.

                    A gated entry leads to the patio courtyard and beyond, the main residence is a modern home with high ceilings. A living room has vaulted ceilings and huge sleek walls and overlooks the pool and outdoor cabana. An open-concept dining room and kitchen are ideal for entertaining. McBride’s new home also has a separate den/screening room and a huge master suite with fireplace, entertainment center and massive walk-in closets overlooking the private back yard.

                    McBride tied the knot with Gia Ruiz in October 2010 and they welcomed a son, Declan, in 2011. With privacy, a guest house and plenty of outdoor living space, this makes for a killer family home.

                    Howard Bragman, the PR executive, lecturer, writer and pundit, was the seller. In this hood, lots of famous people live nearby and actor Jonah Hill lives across the street.

                    Images via the MLS.

                      Reality TV Star Josh Altman Buys Teardown In Hollywood With Plans To Build Custom Modern Estate

                      Posted by Cristin  |  October 1, 2013  |  12:47 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Josh Altman

                      Los Angeles, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Star of Bravo TV's "Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles"

                      Home Stats

                      3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on half an acre with incredible views



                      Real estate super agent and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star Josh Altman is smart, shrewd and savvy when it comes to real estate. He knows it’s all about price, location and having a vision.

                      With that in mind, Altman himself just paid $2.3 million for an outdated and downright ugly home in a great cul-de-sac location above the Sunset Strip.

                      The original home, pictured here, isn’t much to look at. Gated and down a long driveway, it has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,436 square feet on more than a half an acre, with those incredible Los Angeles views.

                      Altman told Trulia Luxe Living that the place is a teardown and that in the coming months, he is planning to “knock it down and build a 7,500 square foot modern with sick views.” When completed, the new home will be valued around $9 million.

                      Eugene Jeffries of Coldwell Banker represented the seller and naturally, Josh Altman represented himself in the transaction.

                      Images via the MLS.

                      Hat tip to the Real Estalker, who first uncovered the sale.