CBS Head Honcho Leslie Moonves Buys Paul Allen’s Malibu Estate On Carbon Beach For $28.8 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 15, 2014  |  7:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


    CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves

    Malibu, CA

    Home Stats

    5 bed, 7 bath, 5,794 square feet, oceanfront



    From one mogul to another!

    CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife, TV personality Julie Chen, have just purchased a beachfront Malibu estate from Microsoft co-founder (and billionaire) Paul Allen, paying $28,800,000. The deal closed on April 2, 2014 – just in time for summer!

    The massive home has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5,794 square feet, and sits on prime beachfront property on Malibu’s exclusive and coveted Carbon Beach. Allen purchased the home on June 9, 2010 for $25,067,500.

    Moonves’ house is next door to the John Lautner house formerly owned by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, which they sold to former Los Angeles Dodgers owners (and now divorced) Frank and Jamie McCourt on July 31, 2007 for $27,250,000.

    Leslie and Julie are upgrading their lives in Malibu, trading a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,014 square foot home on La Costa Beach for their new Carbon Beach digs. Their former Malibu estate is on the market with a $12,995,000 price tag.

    Moonves also owns a $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills and a condo in Pacific Palisades.

    Images via Bing and Google maps.

      Rent Producer Brian Grazer’s Former Malibu Home For $175,000 A Month

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  8:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


      Rent Brian Grazer's Former Malibu Estate

      Malibu, CA

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6.067 square feet, oceanfront


      $175,000 a month

      Looking for the perfect Malibu beach pad? Look no further than former estate of Hollywood producer Brian Grazer - just listed for rent for $175,000 a month!

      Grazer tried to sell the Malibu Colony beach house for $18.95 million in September 2013, and i in February 2014, he found a buyer who paid $17.375 million for the oceanfront home.

      Now, just in time for the swank summer season in Malibu, the buyer has placed the estate back on the market as a one-of-a-kind rental.

      Worth the sky-high price? You bet.

      Offered fully-furnished, the Malibu Colony house has been refreshed and refurnished. During a recent remodel, the whole house has been lightened up and made much more comfortable and inviting. Unmatched in the celebrity enclave of Malibu Colony, this home has two third-floor towers and an indoor swimming pool. The street side is 60 ft wide with parking for about 8 cars – a rarity in the Colony. There is a huge entertaining area on the beach side of the home, plus a gym.

      Inside, the home has a stellar kitchen, dining and living room with fireplace and media room with TV projection. The luxurious master sit on the beach side and consists of his & hers bathrooms, closets an office and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

      Interested in shacking up here for the summer or the entire year? Contact listing agent Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway.


        Gwyneth Paltrow Buys Malibu Estate For $14 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 14, 2014  |  2:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


        Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        She's an Academy Award-winning actress, turned Goop lifestyle goddess, and he's the frontman of Coldplay

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, beach access



        Gwyneth Paltrow and her Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin have just spent $14 million on a seaside escape in Malibu.

        First reported by The Real Estalker, Paltrow and Martin purchased ‘The Garwood Residence,’ designed by world-renowned architect, John Lautner. This secluded and gated Malibu estate in the heart of the celebrity-infested Point Dume area is inspired by the award winning luxury brand, Aman Resorts.
        Inside the four bedroom post-and-beam estate, Gwyneth and Chris’s new home has heated sandstone floors, a Chef’s Kitchen, and a unique floor plan encompassing both indoor and outdoor living space.
        The estate’s grounds offer ocean views, landscaped gardens, a pebble stone pool, tennis court, gym and yoga studio. It is set on Malibu’s most coveted beach, Little Dume, which offers a protected backyard anchorage for a yacht, should they decide to scoop one up in the future.

        The famous (and incredibly rich) duo own a massive estate in London, a place in New York City and in 2012, they spent about $10 million for an equestrian estate in Los Angeles.

        After enduring rumors for the past six months that Vanity Fair magazine was expected to publish a sensational and damaging ‘takedown’ piece about the actress, she undoubtedly needs a place to escape from the madness of life in the public eye – and this seaside escape is just the place.

        Inside sources say they’ve already had design firm Windsor Smith into the home to ‘do it over’ and they’ve moved in.

        Images via the MLS.

          Yolanda and David Foster List Custom Malibu Estate For $27.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  2:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


          Yolanda & David Foster

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          She's a stunning former model, currently starring on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and he's an award-winning music producer who's worked with all the greats

          Home Stats

          6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, pool, sauna, ocean views, 11,622 square feet



          Yolanda Foster of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and her award-winning music producer husband David Foster have just listed their stunning custom-built Malibu mansion for $27.5 million!

          Featured extensively on the “Real Housewives” as a frequent setting for dramatic dinner parties, Yolanda and David Foster’s newly-listed home has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 11,622 square feet and just hit the market, as first reported by The Real Estalker.

          Built in 2009, the jaw0dropping estate has stunning mountain and ocean views that range all the way from Santa Monica to Point Dume.

          Reminiscent of a romantic European villa, the 3-level home features 12’ ceilings, recycled Bavarian walnut floors and walls of glass that open to bring the outdoors inside.

          As any “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fan knows, Yolanda and David’s home is perfect for entertaining, with a spacious living and formal dining room. The professional chef’s kitchen comes complete with a custom floor-to-ceiling glass refrigerator, where Yolanda is known to meticulously organize her fresh produce by color. The custom fridge is such a big deal, it has its own twitter handle with 13,300 followers!

          Additional interior amenities include an office, library, 2 spa bathrooms with his/her oversized custom closets, a bar/billiards sports room, a state-of-the-art screening room, a recording studio (natch), exercise/massage/sauna rooms and 5 additional en-suite bedrooms.

          David and Yolanda’s enormous master suite has a fireplace, office and large terrace. And don’t even get us started on that to-die-for closet. Every woman’s dream!

          Outside, an infinity pool appears to drop right into the Pacific Ocean, and there are numerous outdoor sitting areas to enjoy a California sunset. Also on the property, Yolanda has orchards of citrus and avocado trees.

          Malibu super agent Chris Cortazzo represents the for-sale property.

            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


            $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.

              Buy The Malibu Estate Owned By The Late Legend Dick Martin For $11.5 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  February 3, 2014  |  11:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


              Dick Martin

              Malibu, CA

              Most Known For

              Comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

              Home Stats

              1 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, guest house, beachfront

              The beachfront Malibu estate owned by the late, great Dick Martin is now for sale for $11,500,000. Dick Martin was the comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In as the comic foil to straight man Dan Rowan. He passed away in May 2008.

              Now owned by his widow Dolly Martin, the 1 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,551 square foot beachfront retreat on the famed and highly-coveted Broad Beach is on the market for the first time ever! The Cape Cod style home offers uninterrupted views of the Pacific. You can walk out of the living room through French doors and onto a covered patio, and continue down the wooden walkway and onto the sand.

              An enormous master suite boasts separate his and her baths with dressing areas, a brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings, as well as a charming ocean front deck. In the cook’s kitchen, a 10 burner Wolfe stove, open panty and temperature controlled wine storage are a dream for entertaining.

              A rose-covered garden with fruit trees separates the main house from the fully self-contained guest house where visitors can relax in front of their own fireplace under high open beam ceilings or sit on the delightful deck overlooking the courtyard.

              Brenda Hayward of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

                Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Sells Beachfront Malibu Compound For $17.35 Million!

                Posted by Cristin  |  December 27, 2013  |  3:34 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


                Leonardo DiCaprio

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Award-winning actor, film producer and American heartthrob now seen in "The Wolf Of Wall Street"

                Home Stats

                Three houses total, 2,633 square-foot beachfront compound with a total of 7 bedrooms and 6 baths



                Leonardo DiCaprio is now officially “departing” from his seven bedroom, six bathroom Malibu beachfront home.

                ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ star just sold the stunning spread for $17.35 million. While it’s nothing to scoff at, the hunky actor got considerably less than the $23 million he initially asked when he first heaved the property on the market in November 2012.

                We thought DiCaprio would “never let go” of his Cape Cod inspired home, as he listed it for lease with a $150,000-a-month price tag for the past two summer seasons and then officially re-listed it for sale for $18 million.

                DiCaprio purchased his just-sold Malibu manse on October 9, 2002 for $6 million. The unique property is made up of three separate houses sitting on one large, coveted, 2,633 square-foot lot. A four-bedroom main house sits on the stunning Malibu ocean-front, and a two-bedroom detached guest house and third detached loft with gym, media room, seventh bedroom and office area follow behind. Completely renovated from head to toe, DiCaprio’s unique home also included private parking, maid quarters, gardens, lawns and private beach entry – making it one luxurious beachfront compound.

                DiCaprio is shunning his West Coast life and  becoming an even larger fixture in New York City, where he just paid millions for a condo in a residential development that combines green and sustainable building practices with wellness and health-centric features for residents.

                • $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT
                • Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse
                • This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000
                • $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA
                • Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag
                • For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city
                • A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000
                • Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000
                • The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse
                • A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

                  The Most Expensive Homes For Sale in 2013

                  Posted by Cristin  |  December 17, 2013  |  1:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

                  Most Expensive Homes in America in 2013

                  The U.S. housing market was full of doom and gloom in the last few years, and brighter times are definitely ahead for real estate – but there was one sector that has always shined bright like a diamond: ultra, ultra luxury real estate.

                  We’re not just talking seven figures here – we’re talking about homes that start at $60,000,000 and go way, way up from there.

                  As 2013 winds down, Trulia has compiled a list of the most expensive, incredible, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, insanely amazing, OMG-worthy homes on the market in 2013:

                  #1 – $140,000,000 in Greenwich, CT

                  $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT

                  $140,000,000 estate with private island

                   Address Not Disclosed  - 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,519 square feet with a private island

                  #2 – $125,000,000 in New York City

                  The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

                  The late financier Martin Zweig’s $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

                  The Penthouse at The Pierre - 16 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

                  #3 – $115,000,000 in New York City

                  Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

                  Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

                  151 E 58th Street - 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet

                  #4 – $114,077,000 in New York City

                  A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

                  A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

                   12 E 69th Street  - 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet

                  #5 – $88,000,000 in New York City

                  A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

                  A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

                  781 5th Avenue - 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

                  #6 – $75,000,000 in New York City

                  For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

                  For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

                   Broadway and Columbus Circle - 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,274 square feet

                  #7 – $72,000,000 in Jupiter, FL

                  Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag

                  Celine Dion’s Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park – & a $72,000,000 price tag

                  Celine Dion’s Incredible Florida Mansion – 17,000 square feet, water park

                  #8 – $69,800,000 in Woodside, CA

                  $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

                  $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

                  331 Greer Road – 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet, 51 acres

                  #9 – $68,800,000 in Bradbury, CA

                  This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000

                  This estate comes complete with a pool and private pond and costs $68,800,000

                  The Bradbury Estate  at 172 Bliss Canyon Road - 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

                  #10 – $60,000,000 in New York City

                  Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

                  Live atop an NYC Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

                  Newly-Constructed Penthouse at The Mark Hotel – 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,799 square feet


                  So, now that you’ve seen the Most Expensive Homes in America, tell us which one of these ultra-luxurious homes is your favorite!

                    Spend The Cold Winter Months In Cindy Crawford’s ‘Model’ Malibu Rental – Just $19,500 a Month

                    Posted by Cristin  |  November 22, 2013  |  4:05 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                    Andrew MacPherson

                    Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber

                    Malibu, CA

                    Most Known For

                    She's a supermodel, he's a massively successful nightlife entrepreneur

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, beachfront


                    $19,500 a month

                    If you’re looking for a warm place to ride out the cold winter months, look no further than supermodel Cindy Crawford’s beachfront Malibu home, now available to rent for $19,500 a month.

                    Crawford and her nightlife entrepreneur husband Rande Gerber purchased the beachfront home on April 1998 for $1,850,000. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,413 square feet. Located in a private and serene location, the home is down a private road right, conveniently off the Pacific Coast Highway

                    Offered fully furnished, the beach front rental has panoramic ocean views and the front doors open right onto the sand. Offered as a long term rental, the home will cost you $19,000 a month and will skyrocket to $45,000 in the peak summer months of June, July and August.

                    Rent this place and you might see your landlords all the time. Cindy, Rande and their two kids live just down the road in Malibu in a 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 10,071 square foot beachfront mansion.

                    Malibu super agent Chris Cortazzo holds the listing.

                      Nicholas Cage’s Former Malibu Ranch Sells For $6.3 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  November 14, 2013  |  9:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                      Nicholas Cage

                      Malibu, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actor who found himself in a serious money mess

                      Home Stats

                      320 acre property with a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,080 square foot home



                      Nicholas Cage‘s former ranch in Malibu has just found a new buyer!

                      The deal closed on November 7, 2013 for $6,300,000, as first reported by the LA Times. That’s a far smaller sum than the $10,300,000 ”The Rock” actor paid for the Malibu spread in 2000. The seller is clothing designer Masud Sarshar.

                      When Cage owned the property, he first tried to sell it for $23 million, and from there, the asking price kept trending downward.  While the land didn’t fetch $23 million, it’s worth a pretty penny, as its one of the largest land-holdings available in Malibu. Just minutes off the Pacific Coast Highway, the 3 parcel property has lakes, cattle and horses. Existing structures on the land include an indoor garden, a caretakers residence, horse pasture, and 2-bedroom and a 2-bathroom guest house with luxurious amenities tucked in a beautiful grove of oak trees. The property boasts its own extensive network of horse trails and boarders the Santa Monica Mountains’ network of trails.

                      The sale of this ranch reminds us of Cage’s many real estate woes. In 2009, when the IRS came after him for unpaid taxes that totaled more than $13 million, he had just completed a massive land grab for high-priced real estate that included a private island in the Bahamas, a Medieval castle in Germany, a country manor in Rhode Island, a castle in England, a haunted estate in New Orleans and more. His list of properties and high-priced possessions – like nine Rolls Royce vehicles, a prehistoric dinosaur skull, and exotic snakes – could really go on and on.

                      Notably, he first listed the former Tom Jones/Dean Martin mansion at 363 Copa De Oro Road in Bel Air for $35 million, but ultimately sold through bankruptcy for $10.4 million.

                      As Cage’s financial woes became public, he famously sued his business manager, Samuel Levin, alleging negligence and fraud. Levin counter-sued, stating that he warned Cage that he was living way beyond his means and urged him to spend less. Levin’s filing states that “instead of listening to Levin, Cage  spent most of his free time shopping for high ticket purchases, and wound up with 15 personal residences.”

                      Cage and Levin confidentially settled their suit in September 2010, and Cage has been trying to dig himself out of his financial mess ever since.

                      Images via Kathleen Doyle of Kathy Doyle Estates, who represented the seller in the sale. Michael Cunningham of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates represented the buyer.