Jessica Simpson Selling Her Beverly Hills Mansion For $8 Million!

    Posted by Cristin  |  May 24, 2013  |  10:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Jessica Simpson

    Beverly Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Former pop star and reality TV newlywed who reinvented herself as a fashion mogul and mommy

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 5 full, 1 partial bathrooms, pool, gated

    Price

    $7,995,000

    Jessica Simpson may want two kids, but she definitely doesn’t want two houses. After buying Ozzy and Sharon Osbournes’ stunning Hidden Hills estate, she’s listed her longtime Beverly Hills home for $7,995,000!

    Simpson purchased the 5-bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,500 square-foot estate on December 16, 2005, right after she announced to the world that she and husband Nick Lachey were divorcing. She originally paid $5,275,000.

    Simpson’s, fiance Eric Johnson and baby girl Maxwell have been living as one happy family in the home for the past few years, but now they’re ready to sell the estate off and nest in their new Hidden Hills home.

    Built in 1991, the custom home is evocative of the stylish real estate found in the Hamptons and is located in one of the most private, guarded celebrity enclaves. The property is walled and gated, with a stone courtyard that leads to a koi pond.

    Inside, high ceilings punctuate the formal living room and dining room. A family-friendly, restaurant-style gourmet kitchen leads to the breakfast room then out to the stone courtyard. The media/family room opens out to the serene, private and secure park-like grounds and swimming pool.

    The home also has quite the Hollywood pedigree. Prior to Simpson and her family living here, Paul Hogan, Tom and Kathy Freston, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rick Yorn all called this gorgeous property home.

      Music Mogul Irving Azoff Lays Down $16 Million For Holmby Hills Mansion

      Posted by Matt  |  May 20, 2013  |  5:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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      Irving Azoff

      Los Angeles, California

      Most Known For

      Former CEO of Ticketmaster, manager to dozens of music luminaries

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 1.5 acres

      Price

      $16,000,000

      You might not know his name, but if you’re a music fan you most likely have purchased something from him. Irving Azoff is one of the most influential people in the music business, with a recent article in Billboard naming him as THE #1 most powerful.

      Azoff got his start managing musicians and his former clients list looks like a who’s who of the music world, with names such as:  Christina AguileraJourneyJewel, the EaglesBushREO SpeedwagonSeal, Van HalenNeil DiamondNew Kids on the BlockSteely Dan and New Edition.

      After managing all these luminaries, Azoff also served as CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment and Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment. So, even if you weren’t buying music from any of these artists you have likely been to a concert that required buying tickets through one of these other companies.

      One can assume that Mr. Azoff has been well compensated for his work over the years and this $16m mansion proves it. The home is located in the increasingly swanky Holmby Hills area, on a massive 1.5 manicured acres. The sleek, modern styled villa is situated behind a gate and designed for privacy. It features 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with high ceilings and large windows throughout.

      The chef’s kitchen is stunning and includes all of the high-end appliances that you would expect. After dinner, retire to the master wing that features a large master bedroom, his and her baths and a study that overlooks the grounds.

      The home is rich with amenities including formal dining and breakfast rooms, library, family room with bar, covered outdoor patio, full-sized gym, pool, spa, pool house and guest house.

      Images via the MLS.

        Well That Was Fast – 36 Days After Listing, Kevin James Sells Encino Mansion For More Than Asking!

        Posted by Cristin  |  May 10, 2013  |  10:55 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

        Most Known For

        Playing Doug Heffernan on the hit show 'King of Queens'

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,291 square feet, pool

        Price

        $5,550,000

        36 days after listing his palatial Encino mansion for $5,495,000, ‘King of Queens’ actor Kevin James has sold the spread for $55,000 more than the asking price. He must of priced it just right, because the home flew off the market at record speed. The incredible 11,291 square-foot home on Bertella Drive in Encino, CA has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. Property records show that James purchased the home on August 14, 2003 for $3,200,000. Looks like he made a tidy $2 million+ profit on the sale!

        The still unknown buyers are getting a home that is a a true, resort-quality, custom estate set privately behind gates, on a cul-de-sac street. The impressive retreat features an open floor plan and the finest amenities – which include a state-of-the-art home theater, Crestron Home Automation, a massive gym, luxurious spa and gourmet chef’s dream kitchen. The master suite has a sitting area with fireplace, his and hers baths, and a dressing room that mirrors a posh boutique on Rodeo Dr. Walls of glass doors open to the large, lush lot, complete with large outdoor entertaining areas.
        Aside from his long and successful run on ‘King of Queens,’ James made his mark on Hollywood in lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and LarryPaul Blart: Mall CopGrown Ups, and Zookeeper.

          ‘King of Queens’ Star Kevin James Lists Palatial Encino Mansion for $5.495 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 2, 2013  |  12:28 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

          Most Known For

          Playing Doug Heffernan on the hit show 'King of Queens'

          Home Stats

          5 bed, 9 bath, 11,291 square feet, pool

          Price

          $5,495,000

          ‘King of Queens’ star Kevin James is selling his palatial Encino mansion for $5,495,000. Just listed, the incredible 11,291 square-foot home on Bertella Drive in Encino, CA has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. Property records show that James purchased the home on August 14, 2003 for $3,200,000.

          His for-sale home is a a true, resort-quality, custom estateset privately behind gates, on a cul-de-sac street. This impressive retreat features an open floor plan and the finest amenities – which include a state-of-the-art home theater, Crestron Home Automation, a massive gym, luxurious spa and gourmet chef’s dream kitchen. The master suite has a sitting area with fireplace, his and hers baths, and a dressing room that mirrors a posh boutique on Rodeo Dr. Walls of glass doors open to the large, lush lot, complete with large outdoor entertaining areas.

          Aside from his long and successful run on ‘King of Queens,’ James made his mark on Hollywood in lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and LarryPaul Blart: Mall CopGrown Ups, and Zookeeper.

           

          James is rumored to have just sold a $1.45M home in Encino that he purchased in 2002. Last year, jaws dropped when he paid $18,500,000 for a Delray Beach, Florida home.

            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: , , , , , ,

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            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

            Price

            $2,899,000

            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.

              Sportscaster Bob Costas Buys Newport Coast Mansion for $4.7 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  February 11, 2013  |  12:35 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

              Most Known For

              19-time Emmy Award winner, and television’s most honored studio host, is the host of NBC’s “Football Night in America”

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,534 square feet, views, spa

              Price

              $4,700,000

              Bob Costas — the famous voice of of NBC Sports television since the early ’80s — has just purchased a mansion on the California coast for $4.7 million! According to public records, Bob and his wife closed on the property on October 9, 2012, and paid $4,700,000. The Newport stunner has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and clocks in at 4,534 square feet.

              The Costas’ sprawling new residence is situated on a 28,249-square-foot private corner lot within the exclusive guard-gated community of Crystal Cove. The gorgeous interiors of the home are complimented by the breathtaking grounds, complete with salt-water pool and spa, cabana with fireplace, pool house with kitchen, bocce ball court, expansive rear lawn, built-in BBQ, and well-manicured lawns surrounding brick patios. No detail has been overlooked inside the home either, with custom lighting fixtures throughout, gorgeous hardwood floors, crown moldings, and beautiful built-ins. The gourmet kitchen features dark stone countertops, crisp white cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances — including a Thermador range, SubZero refrigerator, and a wine fridge. Additional amenities include an upstairs bonus room, office, and a separate guest casita with living room, bedroom, and bath. And the sportscaster really scored with his new real estate acquisition since this distinctive home was offered fully furnished!

              Costas has made his fortune over the years as the ongoing face of sports and has been the prime-time host of a record NINE Olympic games! He and his wife also own an $11 million condo in New York City and another home in Clayton, Missouri.

               

                Beyonce Reportedly Buys Mom Tina An Opulent Texas Mansion For $6 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  January 24, 2013  |  4:33 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                Tina Knowles

                Houston, TX

                Most Known For

                Mom to pop sensation Beyonce

                Home Stats

                8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 23,562 square feet, movie theater, pool

                Price

                $5,900,000

                Here’s a good one from the real estate rumor mill: according to reports, Beyoncé has plunked down close to $6 million on an opulent Houston, Texas, mansion for mom, Tina Knowles. If you haven’t stayed close to the Knowles’ family drama in the past few years, you may not have heard that Tina split from long-time husband (and former Beyoncé manager) Matthew Knowles after she found out that he fathered a love child with another woman during an 18-month-long affair. There’s no forgiving and forgetting in that family, so the duo split for keeps, and Tina’s now a ‘single lady.’

                Lucky for mama, Beyoncé knows that a change can do a woman good, and a new house means a serious change of scenery.

                The home, which was listed as a short sale, is the epitome of resort-style living. Nestled in a very private location in affluent Houston, the estate is built with striking Italian and French architecture and looks out onto views of lush gardens and sculpted granite.

                Throughout the property, you’ll find state-of-the-art lighting, audio, security, and HVAC systems. The entryway is punctuated with suspended staircases, and just beyond, you’ll find a mirrored elevator, granite floors with marble, interior cast stone columns, malachite inlays, wide walnut and cherry floors, soaring seamless-glass windows, gold-plated fixtures and more.

                That definitely sounds like a home fit for a ‘diva.’

                  Kenyon Martin Selling Extravagant Texas Mansion for $5 Million

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

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                  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

                  Price

                  $5,000,000

                  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: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Madonna

                  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

                  Price

                  $22,500,000

                  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