No Practice Necessary To Score Allen Iverson’s Former Home – Just About $3 Million Dollars

    Posted by Matt  |  March 1, 2013  |  11:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

    Allen Iverson

    Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

    Most Known For

    Tattooed, NBA All Star and prolific scorer

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,141 square feet, 1.91 acres



    For Allen Iverson, the undersized but uber-talented former NBA All Star, it’s been a rough few months dealing with a recent divorce, losing a child custody battle, and a foreclosure on his Atlanta mansion. One could say that AI has left as many homes behind as he did defenders with his legendary cross over, which makes even the great Michael Jordan look bad.

    Two of his former homes have recently hit the market. One is a beautiful home in the Villanova, PA area, and the other is listed here, which is an amazing property in Gladwyne, PA.

    The Gladwyne property is gorgeous, but has a bit of an infamous reputation (like Allen Iverson’s play on the basketball court). It’s the same location where he hid out in 2002 after allegedly threatening two men with a handgun in a Philadelphia apartment, while searching for his wayward wife.

    Considered one of the finest estates in the Philadelphia suburbs, his Gladwyne mansion is in cherry condition and recently renovated. The 1.91 acre lot is on an exclusive street in a prime area and features completely manicured grounds as you make your way up the private driveway. Visitors will be greeted by a voluminous, two-story reception hall that would be reminiscent of a basketball court if it weren’t for the custom finishes and marble floors.

    There’s an elegant living room with a fireplace that features palladium windows and custom wood floors while the formal dining room is perfect for low key evenings or more formal dinners.

    Any chef would be impressed with the kitchen, featuring wood-mode cabinetry, butler’s pantry, an expansive center island, and granite counters throughout, while being connected to a spacious breakfast room with views of the pool.

    The family room features another fireplace and has additional custom wood floors that seem to bring the home together, while also offering French doors that lead to the deck and backyard.

    You’ll find beautiful, custom, vaulted ceilings in the renovated library, which would be a perfect place to lose yourself in a book or review game tapes for your next NBA opponent.

    On the 2nd floor is a luxurious master suite with a sitting room, walk-in custom closets and marble bathroom. Throughout the floor you will find four additional large bedrooms with bathrooms.

    Despite the posh set-up throughout the rest of the house, it’s perhaps the lower level that will provide the most enjoyment, with features such as a home theater, exercise room, playroom and finally a wine cellar and tasting room. NBA All Star or not, it would be hard to miss a shot at this amazing property.

      Flipper Alert, Mates! Crocodile Dundee’s Paul Hogan Lists Malibu Mansion

      Posted by Daisy  |  February 5, 2013  |  12:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

      Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski

      Malibu, California

      Most Known For

      On screen couple in Crocodile Dundee turned real-life husband and wife

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,382 square feet



      Since their heyday as Hollywood’s ‘it’ couple following the ’80s hit movie, “Crocodile Dundee,Paul Hogan and his longtime wife and former co-star, Linda Kozlowski, have been busy climbing the property ladder. Last July, we reported that the real estate power couple bought a five-bedroom, six-bath pad for $3,800,000, after listing another palatial Malibu home in February 2012 for $6,475,000.

      After only six months, the Hogans are ready to sell their most recent purchase — the 6,382 square foot estate nestled in a prime location in Malibu — which was impeccably revamped in 2012, blending modern European sensibility with the home’s existing Victorian elegance. Featuring spectacular ocean views, the property is designed to let in plenty of natural light. The gourmet chef’s kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances, while the master suite includes a sitting area, two large walk-in closets, and a private lanai. A library, office spaces, three additional en-suite bedrooms, plus a bonus bedroom round out the rest of the main home. A short walk outside leads you to the one-bedroom guest house and the additional three-car garage.


        Ethan Hawke To Seize the Day and Sell His New York Townhouse

        Posted by Matt  |  January 24, 2013  |  4:34 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

        Entertainment Inquirer

        Ethan Hawke

        Chelsea, New York City

        Most Known For

        Multi-talented actor, writer, and director

        Home Stats

        6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,500 square feet



        From young star, to generation-X poster boy, to multi-talented and multiple-times-married father of four, Ethan Hawke has managed to delight the public throughout his career. Even his less-successful films, such as Gattaca, where he met his first wife Uma Thurman, are engaging and fun to watch. And if he’s able to sell his New York townhouse for the asking price of $6,250,000, we can add real estate mogul to his list of talents — after all, he did initially purchase the home in 2005 for the low, low price of $3,000,000.

        Although it’s hard to imagine Officer Jake Hoyt living in Chelsea, you have to love the location of this home, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. And there’s enough eye candy in the area to make you wonder if, indeed, you are living amongst a race of genetically perfect human beings.

        Once inside Hawke’s nest, you’ll find the four-story Chelsea townhouse has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and clocks in around 3,500 square feet. The custom kitchen with dining banquette and large dining room highlight an inviting, open floor plan that’s just steps away from the patio and garden. But the master suite — which encompasses the entire top floor and features a private terrace — is perhaps the highlight of the home.

        Now this is a place that is perfect for the buyer who’s looking to take a bite out of life in the Big Apple.

          Tennis Ace Serena Williams Serves Up Her Luxury LA Condo to A New Buyer

          Posted by Cristin  |  January 22, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

          The Associated Press

          Serena Williams

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          World Champion tennis ace

          Home Stats

          2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,403 square feet



          Tennis ace Serena Williams is serving up her luxurious LA condo to a new buyer. According to property records and The Real Estalker, Williams’ Wilshire Boulevard home is in escrow for $1,850,000. By the looks of the listing photos, Williams used the condo as a West Coast pied-à-terre for a couple years when she spent time in the City of Angels. She purchased the soon-to-be-sold condo in September 2002 for $1,275,000. Four years later — after more success and lucrative endorsement deals — she spent $6,612,000 on massive, seven-bedroom mansion in Bel Air. She and sister Venus also share a champion-worthy Florida mansion.

          Whomever is plunking down the dough to take Serena’s small-ish condo off her hands is buying into the luxury Los Angeles building, The Remington. The 15th floor condo is spacious, with two bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a den/office that comes complete with the most amazing city views. Light and bright, the condo has an open floorplan and a direct access elevator. The gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances. And throughout, you’ll find hardwood floors, balconies, walls of windows. The master suite comes with dual marble baths, limestone floors, and walk-in closets, while The Remington — a full-service building — offers a concierge, valet, pool/spa, gym, rec room, wine storage, and additional storage rooms.


            Kenyon Martin Selling Extravagant Texas Mansion for $5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  January 14, 2013  |  1:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


            Kenyon Martin

            Arlington, TX

            Most Known For

            NBA player and first round draft pick in 2000

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, bowling alley, resort-style pool



            Professional basketball player Kenyon Martin is selling his extravagant Arlington, Texas, mansion for $5 million! The most expensive single-family home in the entire city of Arlington, K-Mart’s house has every possible amenity you can think of: pecan orchards, a tricked-out workout room, private pond, full outdoor kitchen, basketball court, 10-car garage, bronze dolphin fountains, two elevators, and a resort-style pool with two water slides and a diving board.

            We’re not done yet.

            The house is situated on 8.4 lush acres and also features beautiful white marble floors, a gourmet, state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a media room, multiple wet bars, and let’s not forget the game room with a four-lane bowling alley.

            And it’s no surprise that this ballin’ estate has seven fireplaces throughout the property, a two-bedroom guest house, and huge master suite, too.

            Not too shabby, Kenyon.

            Ginger Levine of Dave Perry Miller holds the listing.


            Madonna Lists Beverly Hills Mansion For $22.5 Million!

            Posted by Cristin  |  January 9, 2013  |  9:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

            Kevin Mazur/


            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Her Madgesty, a timeless pop icon

            Home Stats

            9 bedrooms, 17,000 square feet, resort-size pool, 2 guest houses



            Her Madgesty is selling her castle in Beverly Hills! Madonna, the Queen of Pop, has officially and publicly listed her Beverly  Hills estate for $22.5 million, as first reported by The Real Estalker. This posh pad had long been rumored to be a “pocket listing”–not officially on the MLS, but still for sale–for $28 million, but since the price wasn’t in ‘Vogue’ with buyers, Madonna was forced to try the public market at a lower price.

            While we only have a single image to gawk at so far–this one showing the home’s  ‘Borderline’–we do know Madonna’s property starts with a 500-foot, gated, tree-lined drive that leads to an acre and a quarter of lushly landscaped grounds, offering total privacy for residents to express themselves. The recently remodeled house has all the finest details and amenities: nine bedrooms, two living/reception rooms, a two-story dining room, junior dining room, large kitchen with breakfast room/den, and a full size screening room and theater. As if that weren’t enough space to ‘Cherish,’ the property also has two offices, assistants offices, a gym, staff rooms, two guest houses, a north/south tennis court, and a resort-size pool. No detail was overlooked and no expense spared in maintaining the house meticulously. It’s clear, by taking one look at her home, that Madonna is a ‘Material Girl.’

            According to property records, Madge bought the house in June 2003 from actress Sela Ward for $12,000,000.

            Madonna is no property ‘Virgin,’ as she also has her longtime New York City property on the market for $23 million.


              Luxury Agent: Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker

              Posted by Cristin  |  December 20, 2012  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

              Luxury Agent Jade Mills

              Beverly Hills, CA

              In the luxury real estate market, Beverly Hills agent Jade Mills is renowned among colleagues and clients alike for her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism.  In 2011, Jade was ranked the #2 real estate agent in the world and is consistently ranked in the Wall Street Journal‘s Top Ten. An expert in luxury properties, Jade is often the go-to agent for buyers and sellers throughout Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and the Hollywood Hills. She knows luxury! Now, let’s get to know Jade a little bit better!

              How did you get your start in real estate?When I sold my own home many years ago in Sherman Oaks, the broker I worked with told me I would be a great real estate agent.  At the time I thought that looking at houses would be really fun, not realizing that selling real estate is not really about just “looking at houses.”  There is a lot more to real estate.  But I have loved it from the very first moment!

              What sale or career milestone are you most proud of?

              I am proud of every sale when both buyer and seller are happy.  It’s always my goal to do the most amazing job I can for my clients.  The most memorable sale was my very first one.  A delivery person for the Los Angeles Times saw the “For Sale” sign on a home I was selling and wanted to write an offer immediately.  I was so new I didn’t know many of the subtle nuances of selling a home so the escrow was a bit rough but very gratifying when we closed.

              What is your dream home location?

              I live in Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, California, and it’s my dream location.  I wake up in the morning and look out at the city every day and feel so grateful.

              What kind of car do you drive?

              I drive a black AMG 63 Mercedes because I love the power!

              iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry?

              I didn’t want to give up my BlackBerry, but my children talked me into the iPhone, and I am adjusting.

              What site/app do you check first when you wake up?

              I check my emails at 6:00 a.m. every morning before I go to the gym.

              What was the last book you read?

              The last book I read was “Drop Dead Healthy,” by A.J. Jacobs.

              Name your favorite guilty pleasure.

              Sprinkles’ triple chocolate ice cream!

              Take a peek at some of Jade Mills’ Listings!

              $15,995,000 – 625 Mountain Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

              $12,895,000 – 1041 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA 

              $9,875,00 – 1479 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills, CA

              $7,695,000 – 706 N Oakhurst Road, Beverly Hills, CA

              $4,595,000 – 10800 Wilshire #1103, Los Angeles, CA


                12+ Bedroom, 12+ Bathroom L.A. Masterpiece Worth Seeing on 12/12/12

                Posted by Matt  |  December 12, 2012  |  5:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                Home Stats

                15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms



                In case you missed some of the hubbub, but today is 12/12/12, and supposedly the last repeating date of our lifetimes – depending on how long you live, of course. On a slow celebrity news day we decided it was a good time to show off one of the most fabulous 12+ bedroom 12+ bathroom homes you will ever see, whatever your lifespan is.

                Known as Chateau D’OR, this home is located in exclusive Bel Air above Los Angeles. Once you get past the two gated entries and the landscaped grounds you come upon the 22,900 square foot home, located on 1.7 acres of prime real estate. With a grand total of 15 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms there’s plenty of room for a big family, fabulous parties, or both.

                Ornate, hand crafted details fill the home as you make your way through the huge dining room that seems fit for Louis the XV. Guests then enter a sitting room that featuring a two-story mantle in front of a massive fireplace. The posh interior continues on to the luxurious royal master bedroom suite and the remaining bedrooms.

                The property includes several additional buildings including a 6-bedroom guesthouse, and a separate structure with professional fitness center, pavilion and of course a koi pond.  It doesn’t get more luxe than this.



                  UUUEEGGHH?!?! Tim Allen Purchases New Home in Los Angeles; Presumably with ‘More Power’

                  Posted by Matt  |  November 1, 2012  |  10:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Tim Allen

                  Los Angeles, California

                  Most Known For

                  Lead role as Tim Taylor on Home Improvement and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,604 square feet



                  As a comedian, actor, voice-over artist and author, Tim Allen has been entertaining audiences for years. But he’ll always have a place in everyone’s heart as the bumbling, yet lovable Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor in one of the greatest sitcom hits of the 1990’s – Home Improvement. It’s safe to say the royalties of that show, plus his work in major motion pictures, continue to pay off for Allen much more than any hosting gig for Tool Time ever could have. Case in point: the recent purchase of a rustic $1.4 million Los Angeles retreat just off legendary Mulholland Drive.

                  It’s doubtful you’ll encounter the partially obscured face of Wilson just across the fence from this property, but we think the Taylor family would still feel at home in this serene ranch-style retreat in the Hollywood hills. The 2,604 square foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and custom Vermont pine floors with wood finishes throughout. The open floor plan, which connects the living room, dining room and den, features French doors and a wall of windows that open onto stunning views of the canyon.

                  The chef’s kitchen features an expansive stone island that seats ten and the requisite Viking range. Additional amenities include a stone fireplace in the living room, a built-in, high-definition television and sound systems throughout the house.

                  Once outside, it’s hard to imagine Al uttering the words, “I don’t think so, Tim,” as you gaze at the canyon from the full-length deck in the yard that features a fire pit, water feature and luxurious outdoor shower. Sorry Al, I’m siding with Tim on this one.


                    Luxe Agent Profile: Howard Margolis of Prudential Douglas Elliman NYC

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 26, 2012  |  10:59 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                    Howard Margolis

                    New York, NY

                    To become one of the top agents in the real estate business, it takes a ton of hard work and dedication. Success is equal parts hustle, sweat, creativity and relationship building. Whether you yourself are an agent, or just a real estate aficionado, we can all learn a thing or two from these top luxury agents.

                    So, without further ado, we present the first of an ongoing series detailing the secrets to success and fun facts about the top luxury real estate agents in the country! First up: Howard Margolis of Douglas Elliman in New York City.

                    How did you get your start in real estate?

                    I was working in my family business, which was a 100 year old, fourth generation company in New York.  My father and his brothers decided to sell the company.  I woke-up one day after a life, up until then, of being a privileged son to find myself jobless, and it was shocking. After a few weeks of soul searching, I ran into the owner of a real estate relocation company.

                    I had no information about the real estate business, but it sounded very interesting.

                    Within two weeks, I put my first real estate transaction together.  That was over twenty years ago.  Last year I sold the highest priced apartment in New York City.  It’s been a great adventure and journey.

                    What sale or career milestone are you most proud of?

                    Over the years in real estate, I’ve done many things:  worked in corporate real estate relocation, managed the largest grossing real estate sales office in the country and sold some of the largest development projects in the country.  My biggest triumph is putting together an amazing team of people to work with. I enjoy every day with them.  They’re smart, dedicated and we keep each other focused on our job – which is giving the best service to all of our clients.

                    What is your dream home location?

                    I have to say that New York City is an amazing place to live.  Even after twenty years in the business, I still walk into some of the most spectacular apartments and get surprised at the scale and scope of renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  You just have no idea what people can create behind those brick walls.  My dream home is a penthouse on Central Park South.  The views looking North over the park with the buildings on Fifth avenue and Central Park West flanking each other is a total New York experience.

                    What kind of car do you drive?

                    I’ve been driving BMWs for the past fifteen years.  I’m currently driving the 740iL.  It’s great for long drives to the country and my clients are extremely comfortable.

                    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?

                    iPhone, iPad, Mac!

                    What site/app do you check first when you wake up?

                    I can’t pick just one! I look at the NY Times app, HuffingtonPost, The Real Deal, Curbed, Facebook and Streeteasy

                    What was the last book you read?

                    Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

                    Name your favorite guilty pleasure.

                    Eating at some the most amazing restaurants in the world around NYC!

                    Take a peek at some of Howard’s listings!

                    55 Central Park West Penthouse, New York, New YorkListed for $35,000,000

                    101 West 67th Street, New York, New YorkListed for $27,500,000

                    128 Central Park South Penthouse, New York, New YorkListed for $11,995,000

                    112 West 56th Street, New York, New YorkListed for $1,624,800