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.

     

     

      Venus Williams Lists Hollywood Hills House At A $100K Loss

      Posted by Cristin  |  January 7, 2014  |  9:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Venus Williams

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      American tennis champion

      Home Stats

      3 bed, 2 bath, 1,528 square feet, pool, gated

      Price

      $1,799,000

      World champion tennis ace Venus Williams is putting a loss on her illustrious record.

      Off the court, Williams is taking a financial loss on her darling Hollywood Hills pied-a-terre, located at 2521 Astral Dr., listing it for $101,000 less than what she paid for it. Purchased on September 20, 2005 for $1,900,000, Williams just listed the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,528 square foot hilltop property for $1,799,000.

      Set in the heart of Nichols Canyon, a gated private drive leads to an updated, modern Hollywood Hills home. The mid-century post-and-beam home has light-filled rooms with a great entertainment flow.

      Inside, the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an updated kitchen with top of the line appliances and a luxury home must-have – a wine fridge. The large lot comes complete with a grassy area to enjoy the large pool and deck that overlooks expansive canyon views.

      Venus also owns co-owns a 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 8,478 square foot estate in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with her sister and best friend, Serena Williams. They each have their own identical wings and share the common areas.

      Christine Taylor of Gibson International holds the listing

        Ryan Reynolds Re-lists Hollywood Hills Hideaway At A Loss

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 24, 2013  |  9:03 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

        $1,599,000

        Desperate to shed his former life in Los Angeles, Ryan Reynolds has just re-listed his home high above the Sunset Strip for $1,599,000. The home was purchased by the actor in October 2007 for $1,715,000. After holding onto the home for nearly 6 years, Reynolds is ready to part with the place at a $116,000 loss so he can be fully invested in his new life in Bedford, NY with new wife Blake Lively.

        This isn’t the first time Reynolds has tried to end his relationship with 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 initial 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 today, where it popped back onto the market with the same $1,599,000 asking price he was hoping to get in 2011. 2 years later, market conditions are in Reynold’s favor and he’s much more likely to sell the home.

        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 is representing Reynolds as his listing agent.

          OMG! Haylie Duff Sells Toluca Lake House at a Loss!

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 21, 2013  |  2:09 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Haylie Duff

          Toluca Lake, CA

          Most Known For

          Teen movie star, sister to Hilary Duff

          Home Stats

          5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,064 square feet, pool

          Haylie Duff, teeny-bopper-movie actress and sister to Hilary Duff, just sold her chic, semi-modest (by celeb standards, anyway) Toluca Lake home at a slight loss. Property records show that Haylie bought the five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,064-square-foot home on June 6, 2008, for $1,750,000. And though it was originally listed for $1,799,000, the elder Duff sister took a $30,000 loss on her bachelorette pad when she sold it on February 14, 2013, for $1,720,000.

          Bummer.

          Built in 2007, the New England traditional home sits behind privacy gates — perfect for any young Hollywood starlet — in the heart of Toluca Lake. The neighborhood, situated 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, is an up-and-coming celebrity enclave that sister Hilary Duff, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alan Thicke, and oodles of other household names call home.

          Duff’s just-sold crib is an entertainer’s dream with a built-in sound system pumping beats throughout the dramatic living room, formal dining room (with coffered ceiling and French doors), and open great room, out to a covered flagstone patio, which overlooks the grassy yard with pool and spa. The family room — which boasts a fireplace and French doors — opens to a chefs’ kitchen with Carrara marble counters, tongue-and-groove ceilings, dual islands, a Viking stove, and a breakfast area featuring wood floors, crown mouldings, and wainscoting.

          All bedrooms have their own private baths, and the downstairs bedroom suite may be ideal for guests. A sky lit staircase ascends to the second level, where the luxurious master suite offers a cathedral ceiling, fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and bath with two vanities, a frameless glass shower, and freestanding soaking tub.

          A quick peek at IMBD shows that Haylie has been keeping the paychecks coming in with a series of low-visibility movie gigs and television series appearances. No telling why she sold, but we’re keeping our eyes out for her next move.

            Bryce Dallas Howard Lists Hollywood Hills Home At A Loss

            Posted by Cristin  |  February 15, 2013  |  11:24 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Bryce Dallas Howard

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Golden Globe nominated actress

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,242 square feet

            Price

            $2,355,000

            Bryce Dallas Howard, the Golden Globe Award-nominated, crimson-haired actress, is selling her Hollywood Hills villa at a loss. Howard, the daughter of legendary director Ron Howard, paid $2,900,000 for the home in December of 2006, just months after she married fellow actor Seth Gabel. That’s $545K more than the property’s current market price!

            An incredible, discounted deal, Howard and Gabel’s home is a ‘romantic Hollywood Hills home in desirable Outpost Estates,’ according to the listing. The 1931 Mediterranean villa, which is completely private and gated, features a formal dining room, den/media room, office, sauna, and wine cellar. The property has a walled courtyard entry on a large lot, featuring spectacular city and canyon views. A dramatic, two-story entryway welcomes guests into the home’s spacious living and dining rooms, which are adjoined to a cozy kitchen and breakfast room. The gorgeous master suite comes complete with a sitting room and luxurious bathroom, offering both a stand alone shower and a tub. French doors open to landscaped patios, courtyards, a large grassy yard, and a loggia with fireplace.

            Steve Sawaii of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

              Golfer David Duval Unloading Two Colorado Mansions at a Major Loss

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 23, 2011  |  3:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

              David Duval

              Cherry Hills Village, CO

              Most Known For

              Holding the title of "Best in the World" on the PGA tour

              Home Stats

              Two spectacular homes: The first boasts 11,372 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. The second is 11,701 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

              Price

              $9,000,000 and $5,000,000

              Let’s dive into this double-dose of extravagant athlete homes. One top-ranked golfer, two Colorado homes on the market for millions less than he paid for them.

              David Duval and his wife Susie are placing two mega-properties on the market in an attempt to “simplify” their lives, as they explained to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported this news.

              David Duval was once the number one ranked golfer in the world, and in 2005, he and his wife paid $12,400,000 for a 7.5 acre, 14,200 square foot mansion they used as their primary property. They picked up a second home in the area for $7,400,000 in 2007.  The two homes in the Cherry Hills Village area of Denver are now on the market for $9 million and $5 million, respectively. For those who aren’t mathmatically inclined, that’s a staggering loss of $5,800,000. And that’s even if they get the full asking price for both.

              But let’s think optimistically, because these two properties are quite the stunners. The larger, main property is described as a “Mediterranean masterpiece with a classic Italian villa exterior  and opulent interior.” It’s gated, boasts a circle driveway, fountains and is a great equestrian property for those who want to keep horses.

              The second property is a rare gem hidden in the pines with a spectacular lake view and putting green, salt water pool and separate guest apartment. The home also houses a 1500+ bottle wine cellar, is complete with fabulous finishes like a media room and a patio with an outdoor fireplace. The $5,000,000 listing price includes the home plus an additional 4.4 acres. A 2.25 acre building site (where the putting green currently is) can be sold separately for $1.1 million.