Karina Smirnoff Dances Into A Second Million Dollar Home This Year

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

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    Karina Smirnoff

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

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

    Price

    $1,250,000

    ‘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.

     

      Jessica Simpson Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $6.4 Million!

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 15, 2013  |  8:26 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

      Price

      $6,400,000

      Months after decamping to the $11 million dollar Hidden Hills mansion she bought from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Jessica Simpson has finally sold her former home in Beverly Hills for $6.4 million.

      Listed by the former reality TV “Newlywed,” turned billion-dollar fashion designer for $7,995,000 in May 2013, the home finally found a buyer for about $1.5 million less than asking price. It’s still a tidy profit from the $5,275,000 she originally paid in December 2005.  Simpson purchased the 5-bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,500 square-foot estate right after she announced to the world that she and husband Nick Lachey were divorcing.

      Simpson’s, fiance Eric Johnson and baby girl Maxwell had been living as one happy family in the home for the past few years, but with the new addition of a new baby boy, Ace Knute, the family of four was 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. Simpson tapped celebrity decorator Rachel Ashwell to do the home up in her trademark “Shabby Chic” style.

      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 Beverly Hills property home.

        Paramount Pictures Chairman And CEO Brad Grey Asks $27.5 Million For Bel Air Mansion

        Posted by Cristin  |  September 17, 2013  |  2:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Brad Grey

        Bel Air, CA

        Most Known For

        Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 10,616 square feet

        Price

        $27,500,000

        Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, is selling his Bel Air mansion for $27.5 million.

        According to reporting by the Wall Street Journal, the Greys are now selling the home because they have decided to build a new house on a 2.3-acre property in Los Angeles’s Holmby Hills. Mr. Grey bought that property, which once belonged to Frank Sinatra in the 1950s, in November 2010 for $18.5 million.

        Brad and his second wife Cassandra Huysentruyt married at the new Holmby Hills property in front most of Hollywood’s A-listers back in April 2011, and have decided to build a new, modern estate on the property.

        Now, the duo are divorcing their former estate – not each other – and moving on to their next great real estate adventure in Holmby Hills. Grey purchased the home at 385 Copa De Oro Rd for $22 million in March 2009, when he and Huysentruyt were dating and he was finalizing his divorce from his wife of 25 years.

        Constructed brand new in 2006, the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home is over 10,500 square feet on a gated and completely private 1.1 acre lot. The home has spacious rooms that include dramatic two-story entry with curved staircase, paneled gentleman’s den and bar, over-sized living room that converts to professional theater/media, family room, large kitchen, breakfast room and formal dining room.

        Upstairs, the master bedroom has glamorous his-and-hers separate bathrooms and closets, as well as a patio overlooking the sprawling grounds. Separated from the master are 3 additional en suite bedrooms connected by their own living room area.

        The outdoor living area includes a covered loggia and open lounging areas beside the beautiful pool.

        In Bel Air, Grey has no shortage of celebrity neighbors. This property is next door to the property that Nicolas Cage lost to foreclosure and across the street from Rick and Kathy Hilton.

        Aside from this trophy property in primo Bel Air and the Holmby Hills teardown, Grey also owns a pricey co-op in NYC’s famous Carlyle.

        Stephen Shapiro of The Westside Agency is Grey’s real estate agent.

          Rupert Murdoch Officially Buys Bel Air Vineyard Estate For $28.8 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 29, 2013  |  9:06 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Rupert Murdoch

          Bel Air, CA

          Most Known For

          Newscorp chairman and legendary businessman

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 7,500 square feet, pool, winery

          Price

          $28,800,000

          Newscorp Chairman Rupert Murdoch has officially purchased a 13-acre winery and mansion in Bel Air, California. Property records and the Los Angeles Times show that Murdoch paid $28.8 million for the property, which was listed earlier this year at $29.5 million.

          His new acquisition is an award-winning winery and elegant main residence that make up the historic Moraga Vineyards Estate. Hidden away in the heart of Bel Air, the property has a 7,500-square-foot main residence with 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a guesthouse and a swimming pool.

          The property’s winery operations include an on-site wine cave with significant wine inventory and a 4,400 sq ft office building, currently used as the winery sales office, within 1/2 mile of the property.

          Aside from his Newscorp duties, 82-year-old Murdoch is chief executive of 21st Century Fox. According to media reports, the billionaire media mogul’s name has been floated around as a potential buyer for the Tribune Co. newspaper company, which includes the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

          Outside the boardroom, Murdoch is currently experiencing some personal woes. He and his wife Wendy Deng Murdoch split after 14 years of marriage. Many thought the divorce would be quick and easy due to an iron-clad prenuptial agreement, but Ms. Deng has recently hired a new high-powered divorce attorney, William Zabel, suggesting that the divorce proceedings have taken an acrimonious turn.

           

           

          Jim Kline of Surterre Properties Inc. represented the sellers and Murdoch was represented by Delphine Mann of Coldwell Banker-BH North.

           

            @Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Selling #SanFrancisco Mansion for $2.995 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 16, 2013  |  2:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Evan Williams

            San Francisco, CA

            Most Known For

            Twitter co-founder @Ev

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, guesthouse, rooftop deck

            Price

            $2,995,000

            Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is selling his mansion in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco for $2,995,000. First reported by Curbed SF, Williams and his wife Sara purchased the home at 313 Duncan Street in 2009 for $2.4 million. They remodeled the pad in the family-friendly neighborhood and they’re now saying #goodbye to the home.

            In true Twitter fashion, here’s the property description in 140 characters:

            3-level fully-restored Victorian home with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, separate guest house, private garden, and rooftop deck.

            The Williams had originally planned to demolish another house they owned in the Parnassus Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and build a brand new home, but neighbors aggressively opposed the project and its fate is currently unknown.

            When he’s not battling his neighbors, Williams is working on a new start-up project, Medium. He left his role at Twitter in 2011.

            Eric Turner of Maguire Real Estate holds the listing.

              Beauty Mogul Bruno Mascolo Lists Malibu Beachhouse for $16.9 Million!

              Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2013  |  9:53 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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              Bruno Mascolo

              Malibu, CA

              Most Known For

              Head of Toni & Guy beauty empire

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,580 square feet, hot tub, beachfront

              Price

              $16,900,000

              Bruno Mascolo, head of the USA division of global beauty empire Toni & Guy, is selling his beachfront Malibu Colony mansion for $16.9 million! Mascolo recently put his Hollywood Hills mansion on the market for $15,750,000, but withdrew it from the market shortly thereafter.

              Mascolo purchased the beachfront home on November 1, 2004 for $11,550,000. Nestled in the celebrity enclave of Malibu Colony, the recently remodeled European/contemporary estate has a dramatic courtyard with limestone floors that leads to a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 5,580 square foot residence.deck with outdoor kitchen, pizza oven and spa. The fabulous master suite has a soaking tub overlooking the ocean. Aside from the master, you’ll find 3 other bedrooms on second level. If you venture up to the third floor, you’ll find a huge office, gym and sound proof room that’d be perfect for a theater or sound studio.

              Outside, you’ll find more than 1,400 square feet of ocean decks and patios, making this home the perfect beachside escape.

              Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland is the listing agent.

              Fun fact: When Bruno and his wife bought this house, a high-profile lawsuit ensued when the seller refused to pay a commission to her agent Chad Rogers.

                Penthouse at the Famed Plaza Hotel On The Market for $59 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 13, 2013  |  7:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,319 square feet spread out over 3 floors

                Price

                $59,000,000

                International real estate mogul Christian Candy is selling the penthouse at the famed Plaza hotel for $59 million. The Monaco-based Christian bought the penthouse for $25.9 million last year, and after some massive upgrades, he flipped the one-of-a-kind property back on the market with a $59 million price tag.

                This isn’t a one-off deal for Christian. He and his brother Nick Candy are real estate developers known for creating high-design luxury residences, including the ultra-exclusive One Hyde Park in London.

                The Plaza triplex penthouse features approximately 6,319 square feet of interior of living space and 229 square feet of exterior living space spread over the 19th, 20th and 21st floors. The 19th floor features an elevator that services all 3 floors, 3 bedroom suites and a laundry room. The 20th floor features a grand living room, 14-seat dining room and a gourmet kitchen that boasts 21 foot ceilings and a skylight. The 21st floor features the sumptuous master suite with private terrace.

                According to the Wall Street Journal, if the penthouse sells at its asking price, it would set a record for the century-old building, which converted to condominiums in 2007. The highest purchase to date in the Plaza is $6,316 per square foot, or $48 million, paid for two adjacent condos by Igor Krutoy, a Russian composer and music producer, in 2011.

                  Beauty Mogul Bruno Mascolo Selling Stunning Blue Jay Way Mansion For $15.7 Million!

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 7, 2013  |  11:45 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Bruno Mascolo

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Head of Toni & Guy beauty empire

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 7,007 square feet, pool, views

                  Price

                  $15,750,000

                  Bruno Mascolo, head of the USA division of global beauty empire Toni & Guy, is selling a stunning Hollywood Hills mansion for $15,750,000.

                  Perched atop the Hollywood Hills on Blue Jay Way in the famed “Bird Streets,” Mascolo’s for-sale home is a bold showstopper, with floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood windows that illustrate spectacular and unrivaled city to ocean views. The home has 6 bedrooms and every luxury amenity spread out over 7,000 square feet.

                  Being the head of a big beauty business pays some pretty pennies! Property records we peeped show that aside from this Hollywood Hills mansion, Mascolo and his wife Kyara own a beachfront estate in the exclusive enclave of Malibu Colony. They paid $11.5M for that home in 2004.

                    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.

                      Daisy Fuentes Buys $5.75 Million Malibu Beach Escape

                      Posted by Cristin  |  April 22, 2013  |  1:54 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                      Daisy Fuentes

                      Malibu, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Model and MTV's first Latina VJ

                      Home Stats

                      3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,836 square feet, beachfront

                      Price

                      $5,750,000

                      Daisy Fuentes, the Cuban-American model, television host and budding fashion mogul, has just purchased a beachfront Malibu home for $5,750,000. According to property records, Fuentes purchased the beachfront estate on April 12, 2013 for $5,750,000. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,836 square feet.

                      The newly-built oceanfront home sits on over fifty feet of sandy Las Flores Beach. Inside and out, there is a perfect blend of design and function created by world-renowned designer Michael Lee. Fuentes’ new home comes complete with the finest amenities, from French hand carved limestone fireplaces to gorgeous Mahogany doors and windows, coral stone decks to French oak flooring. Perfect for a fashionista like Fuentes, the home radiates style and grace throughout the open, flowing floor plan.

                      Already in love with her new home, Fuentes posted a picture of herself on Facebook on the beachfront deck last week!

                      Aside from her brand new Malibu beach abode, Fuentes owns a house in the Hollywood Hills that she purchased on September 1, 2005 for $4,500,000. According to sources, Fuentes sells about $300 million worth of goods, including hair care, fragrances, clothing, sunglasses, and accessories at Kohl’s department stores each year. With an empire like that, it’s no surprise she’s building a luxury real estate portfolio!