Rocker John Fogerty Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $18.6 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  9:05 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    John Fogerty

    Beverly Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker and solo artist

    Home Stats

    9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 16,000 square feet, pool

    Price

    $18,600,000

    Creedence Clearwater Revival rocker John Fogerty just sold his massive Beverly Hills estate for $18.6 million!

    The home popped up as an off-market ‘pocket listing’ with a $23 million price tag in July 2013.

    Nearly 9 months later, a buyer swooped in and made an offer significantly under asking, and the deal closed on March 21, 2014. While Fogerty didn’t exactly sell it for a song, it was $4.4 less than what he’d hope to sell it for.

    Purchased by the “Proud Mary” rocker on November 20, 2002 for $2,900,000, the home at 2553 Summitridge Dr. had 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 13,476 square feet at the time he bought it. 10 years later, the home has undergone some extensive renovations that added an additional 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,500 square feet to the residence.

    Now, the home sits on 3 meticulously landscaped acres and features a gated entrance and circular motor court with fountain leading to the garage motor court. Inside,  16,000 square feet of living space includes 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with fireplace, double-barrel vaulted main hallway, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with wine room, gourmet kitchen, 2-story family room with fireplace, wood paneled library with fireplace, home theater, 2nd floor lounge with wet bar, 4+ car garage and more.

    Outside, the property has an incredible entertainer’s yard with a covered loggia with fireplace, mosaic-tiled swimming pool with spa, expansive patio, children’s playground and outdoor dining and cooking areas. There is also a separate guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen.

    Fogerty has since moved on to a 7 bedroom, 13,053 square foot estate in Thousand Oaks, CA that he purchased for $9 million in May 2013.

    Images of his just-sold mansion via Fogerty’s listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency.

      Sheryl Crow Relists Los Angeles Compound, Chops $4 Million Off Ask

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2014  |  1:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Sheryl Crow

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Singer who only wants to have some fun

      Home Stats

      3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool

      Price

      $11,950,000

      Songstress Sheryl Crow is singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles.

      After listing for the first time in 2012 and trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her Hollywood Hills home for $15,950,000, Crow’s compound was delisted in December 2013 and just came back on the market with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000.

      Set behind private gates, Crow’s Spanish-style compound sits atop a hill and is comprised of 3 houses that total more than 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres.  She purchased each home individually in and around 1998, and meticulously combined the properties over the next few years.

      The main home is a remodeled and restored ‘Spanish Revival’ with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-story entryway, chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar and music room.

      A second home is a Craftsman built in 1909, and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and views of the vistas of Hollywood.

      The third home on the 10 acre property is a cottage that dates back to 1885, complete with a oak-floored kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

      The entire compound is tied together with canyon pathways, trails, a tee pee, campsite, playground, palapas and a resort-style infinity pool.

      A true treasure in the heart of Hollywood.

      Crow’s had a hard time in the real estate game in recent years. This home has sat on the market for months and months, and her equestrian property in College Grove, TN has also had a hard time finding a buyer, even after more than 2 years and nearly $2 million in price reductions.

      The rest of her portfolio includes two off-market properties. One is a $3.6M estate in Nashville, Tennessee and the other is a beachfront escape in Florida.

      The listing agent for her Los Angeles estate is Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates.

        Celine Dion Dropped The Price Of Her Florida Estate By $10 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Celine Dion

        Jupiter Island, FL

        Most Known For

        International superstar singer

        Home Stats

        17,000 square feet, 5 separate structures, water park, furnished

        Price

        $62,500,000

        Celine Dion has just price-chopped the crown jewel of her real estate holdings – a 5.5 acre, 17,000 square foot Florida estate with water park – by $10 million!

        Originally listed in August 2013 for $72.5 million, Dion just dropped the sky-high price by 8 figures to lure a potential buyer. Now listed for $62.5 million, the Vegas-based Dion is hoping for a quick sale.

        In 2005, Dion and her husband/manager René Angélil paid $12,525,000 for the home at 215 S. Beach Road. They proceeded to tear down a perfectly nice 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 8,579 square foot home to build this incredible Bahamian-inspired estate, which was completed in 2010.

        Located in the exclusive Floridian inlet of Jupiter Island, and sitting right on the bank of the Atlantic Ocean, the property is comprised of the main residence and 5 individual pavilions including a double 4 bedroom guest house (for a total of 8 bedrooms); a tennis house with simulated golf range leading to the tennis court; a pool house with built-in grill and separate kitchen; and a cozy beach house with second floor sleeping loft and massage room. There are three separate pools on the property, one at the rear by the ocean, and two connecting pools at the front with an insane water park.

        The main residence is an open-concept that takes full advantage of the ocean views. The main level features a formal living room, a large kitchen, family room and dining room, a ground floor bedroom suite with huge walk-in closet, bathroom and screened-in porch, a media room and a separate guest wing.

        The second floor features two children’s bedrooms with their own ensuite bathrooms, children’s den and a spectacular master bedroom. The master suite has a wrap-around terrace overlooking the ocean and two separate decks, one with outdoor fireplace, the other with hot tub. As expected in a diva’s home, Dion’s house has a fabulous dressing room with tons of built-ins, a gorgeous ensuite bathroom and every woman’s dream: an enormous walk-in closet with separate fully-automated clothes and shoe racks.

        Other  features include a 7,000 square foot fully-finished basement, pool house, staff quarters and elevator.

        For $72 million, $62.5 million, Dion is offering the home fully furnished.

        Images via the listing agent, Joseph Montanaro of Sotheby’s.

          Rihanna’s Former Pacific Palisades Pad Officially Hits The Market

          Posted by Cristin  |  March 25, 2014  |  8:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Rihanna

          Pacific Palisades, CA

          Most Known For

          Grammy-winning pop star

          Home Stats

          11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, pool

          Price

          $14,995,000

          After moving out of her massive mansion due to stalkers and burglars, Rihanna’s former Pacific Palisades home is officially on the market with a $14,995,000 price tag!

          The Barbados-born beauty moved into the home in December 2012, and her Southern California paradise quickly became a nightmare. After just a few short months in the home, trespassers, stalkers and attempted burglars have all been arrested at or near the property, prompting RiRi to flee the urban oasis for her own safety. In the most extreme case, a 27-year-old man was arrested on the property after showing up multiple times, claiming to be her “future husband.”

          The globetrottering Grammy winner has since had ‘her people’ move her belongings out of the home and into another undisclosed location, freeing up her former home for new residents. It was for rent in November 2013 for $65,000 a month!

          Reports say she’s since decamped to a penthouse in New York City. She also reportedly purchased a $22 million villa in her native Barbados earlier this year.

          Built in 2010, the estate is nestled in the hills of Los Angeles, and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.

          Aaron Kirman of the John Aaroe Group represents Rihanna’s listing.

          Images via the MLS.

            Mariah Carey & Hubby Nick Cannon List Bel Air Mansion For $12,995,000!

            Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  8:01 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

            Bel Air, CA

            Most Known For

            Pop diva and her TV presenter husband

            Home Stats

            7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,750 square feet, pool, movie theater, gated

            Price

            $12,995,000

            Pop diva Mariah Carey and her TV host husband Nick Cannon are selling their Bel Air mansion for nearly $13 million!

            Just listed and first reported by The Real Estalker, the home at 3130 Antelo Road is a gated Hamptons-style estate on an acre of land in primo Bel Air, CA. Carey and Cannon purchased the 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 11,750 square foot pad on April 2, 2009 for $6,975,000.

            If you’re wondering why Mariah and Nick are asking nearly double what they paid for it, it’s because the estate has been meticulously renovated to bring it up their “Glitter-y” standards. Now, the estate has a grand formal entryway, a master suite comparable to the penthouse in the finest hotels, a formal dining room with a fireplace and breathtaking views, an enormous kitchen and an incredible “Aspen” room that Nick and Mariah use as a den, but can easily accommodate parties of several hundred of your closest friends.

            Other A-list amenities inside include a movie theater, basketball court and gym. Outside, the estate has a sprawling backyard with a pool, putting green, and parking for more than 20 cars.

            According to property records, the couple still own an oceanfront compound on Windermere Island in the Bahamas and a massive New York City triplex.

            This Bel Air home is being listed by Jordana Leigh of Rodeo Realty.

            Amid Legal Troubles, Chris Brown Lists His Hollywood Hills Home For $1.92 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  December 17, 2013  |  7:31 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Chris Brown

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            Artist, dancer and actor who's had multiple brushes with the law

            Home Stats

            3,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

            Price

            $1,920,000

            Hip Hop’s ultimate bad boy, Chris Brown, is selling his swank Hollywood Hills crib for $1.92 million.

            Chris hasn’t been spending much time in the home as of late, since he’s been in a court-ordered residential rehab program. According to reports from CNN, the singer’s probation report states that he has an anger-management problem and drug-abuse issues. He’s been on felony probation since pleading guilty to beating up singer Rihanna on the eve of the Grammys in 2009, and he’s currently under increased legal scrutiny following an arrest in Washington in October.

            Amid all his personal troubles, Brown is making changes by ridding himself of the hillside home he purchased on October 21, 2011 for $1,550,000.

            The modern hillside home was designed by acclaimed architect Jay Vanos and tailored for high design, quality and Brown’s Hollywood lifestyle. A elevator from the street level leads up into a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, where spectacular custom LED site lighting and a salt water pool and spa greet you.

            Soaring high ceilings, walls of glass and exotic stones throughout compliment the canyon setting, allowing total privacy while being just seconds away from the studios and all of Hollywood nightlife.

            A true celebrity retreat, Brown’s home has a Boffi kitchen and baths, Dorn Bracht fixtures, a shower massage system, a green roof, entry/security system and Crestron home control of all systems.

            When he was home and free to do as he pleased, Brown enjoyed the California lifestyle in this home, which also features spectacular indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, including fire pits, stone waterfalls and an outdoor projection screen.

            His neighbors won’t be sad to see him go. He recently angered the entire block by painting a graffiti mural on the front of his home, which he claims is protected by his 1st amendment rights.

            Property records show that Brown also owns a home in his Virginia hometown and a condo in West Hollywood that he purchased for $1.6 million in 2011 that’s currently for sale for $1.695 million.

            Manuela Villa of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

            The Real Estalker first reported on the for-sale home.

             

              Nick Jonas Snags Spanish-Style Home in Los Angeles For $3.2 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  November 18, 2013  |  9:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Nick Jonas

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              1/3 of the now-defunct "Jonas Brothers"

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,305 square feet, views

              Price

              $3,200,000

              The youngest Jonas Brother is making big moves!

              21-year-old Nick Jonas, 1/3 of the now-defunct musical group The Jonas Brothers, has just splashed out $3.2 million on a secluded spanish-style compound above the Sunset Strip, as first reported by The Real Estalker.

              Set behind large gates on a private cul-de-sac, Jonas’ new home has panoramic views from Downtown to the ocean. Set on a promontory, this authentic Villa has both old world charm and every modern amenity. Recently renovated to capture seamless indoor/outdoor living, all public rooms open to the pool and  grounds. A dramatic living room with fireplace and spacious dining room are ideal for entertaining. The master suite has high ceilings and a wood burning fireplace, and an adjacent master bath includes a steam shower and a large walk-in closet. Features of Jonas’ new estate include a gourmet kitchen, family room, and state-of-the-art security. An outdoor fireplace with seating and full guest house make this the perfect home for the youngest Jonas.

              Nick Jonas bought this home from Mike Myer’s ex-wife, Robin Ruzan, who had been trying to sell the home for two years.

              “The Jonas Brothers” crushed fans across the world with the news that they were disbanding after many years of making music together. They are each pursing individual projects, both personally and professionally. Nick Jonas had a small role on “Smash,” and also appeared this fall on “Hawaii Five-O.” When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his girlfriend, former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. Brother Kevin Jonas is expecting his first child (a girl!) with wife Danielle, and the duo are also selling their New Jersey mansion for $2.2 million. Joe Jonas hasn’t announced any major plans for the future.

               

                Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Selling Rocking Hollywood Home For $2.275 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  November 12, 2013  |  10:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Patrick Stump

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Lead singer, guitarist and composer for the rock band Fall Out Boy

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, views, recording studio

                Price

                $2,275,000

                Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump is selling his rocking Hollywood view home for $2,275,000!

                Stump gained notoriety as the lead singer, guitarist and composer for the massively popular rock band Fall Out Boy, which also includes Ashlee Simpson’s ex-husband Pete Wentz. When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus a few years back, Stump did his own thing and released two critically-aclaimed solo albums and even produced albums for other artists, including Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.

                In 2013, Fall Out Boy announced the end of their musical hiatus and released a brand new album that debuted at #1 on the charts, and quickly followed on to that album with a second release.

                With an incredible musical comeback and more hits, Stump may be celebrating his success by upgrading his digs! He just listed the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,509 square foot home he bought on April 2, 2008 for $1,975,000.

                With views of the city, ocean, Lake Hollywood, vineyards and the iconic Hollywood sign, this renovated home with a custom, soundproofed recording studio is a fabulous private, gated enclave for any rockstar.

                The home features a sun-drenched open floor plan and chef’s stainless kitchen with bamboo cabinets, an entertainer’s island, French sliding doors, a stone-etched fireplace, custom corner study and a large outdoor area ideal for dining under the stars.  The floating stairs of exotic Tigerwood lead to a serene Master suite with a private balcony for stargazing. Walk-in closets, wood floors, and a beautiful master bath create the perfect retreat. The rest of the home includes 2 additional bedrooms, a second bath, custom glass gates, solar panels, a new metal roof, 2 car garage and security system.

                Jodi Rubin of Sotheby’s holds the listing.

                  Rent Rihanna’s Recently Vacated Pacific Palisades Home For $65,000 a month

                  Posted by Cristin  |  November 11, 2013  |  12:47 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Rihanna

                  Pacific Palisades, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Edgy Grammy-winning pop star

                  Home Stats

                  11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, pool

                  Price

                  $65,000 a month

                  After moving out of her mansion due to stalkers and burglars, Rihanna’s former Pacific Palisades home is back on the market as a rental with a $65,000 a month price tag!

                  The Barbados-born beauty moved into the $12 million dollar home in December 2012, and her Southern California paradise quickly became a nightmare. After just a few short months in the home, trespassers, stalkers and attempted burglars have all been arrested at or near the property, prompting RiRi to flee the urban oasis for her own safety. In the most extreme case, a 27-year-old man was arrested on the property after showing up multiple times, claiming to be her “future husband.”

                  The globetrottering Grammy winner has since had ‘her people’ move her belonging out of the home and into another undisclosed location, freeing up her former home for new residents. Reports say she’s decamped to a penthouse in New York City. She also reportedly purchased a $22 million villa in her native Barbados earlier this year.

                  Built in 2010, the estate is nestled in the Los Angeles hills and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.

                  According to the listing, the current rate is a temporary reduction from the initial $100,000 a-month asking price.

                  Images via Premier Digital Photography.

                  Material Girl Madonna Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $20 Million!

                  Posted by Cristin  |  October 24, 2013  |  11:53 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

                  $20,000,000

                  Her Madgesty has sold her massive castle in Beverly Hills!

                  Madonna, the Queen of Pop, who publicly listed her Beverly  Hills estate for $22.5 million in January 2013, has snagged a mystery buyer who paid a reported $20 million.

                  Before it came (and lingered on the market), Madonna’s 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.

                  After about 10 months on the market, Madonna has finally sold for $20 million – a nice profit of $8 million dollars more than the $12 million she paid in June 2003, when she bought the home from actress Sela Ward. ‘Take a Bow,’ Madonna – nice work!

                  The whole time the home was on the market, only a single image showing the home’s ‘Borderline’ was available, so we never got to peep the interiors. We do know Madonna’s just-sold 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 former home, that Madonna is a ‘Material Girl.’

                  Madonna is no property ‘Virgin,’ as she also has homes in New York and London.