Cuba Gooding Jr. Sells Longtime Pacific Palisades Estate For Nearly $10M

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Pacific Palisades, CA

    Most Known For

    Actor with an impressive roster of hits, including a famous role as Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, pool, tennis court

    Price

    $9,995,000

    Show him the money!

    Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is finalizing the sale of his longtime Pacific Palisades estate, which was listed for $9,995,000. Sources close to the deal say the buyer is paying close to asking for the 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,753 square foot estate that Gooding bought for $3.5 million in May 2000.

    Nestled in the heart of Pacific Palisades, Cuba’s almost-sold Contemporary English estate is set  amidst mature trees on almost an acre of lush, park-like grounds, with complete privacy and seclusion.

    Close to the Village and beach, Cuba’s estate has an open floor plan that includes a formal living room with wrap-around windows, and a dining room with wine cellar and butler’s pantry. A cook’s kitchen and family room combo has an adjacent mudroom/office. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre, detached guest suite, 6+ car garage/gym and 2 laundry rooms.

    Outside, resort-like grounds include a private drive, expansive lawn, lighted hockey rink and pool/spa.

    Last year, Gooding made another real estate move, listing his starter home in Northridge, California for $729,000.

    David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Gooding in the sale.

      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.

        Matt Damon Price Chops Waterfront Miami Mansion By $1 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  November 19, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Matt Damon

        Miami, FL

        Most Known For

        Oscar-winner and actor, star of the "Bourne" movies, and more

        Home Stats

        7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, 12,705 square feet, 170 feet of bay frontage, pool

        Price

        $18,999,000

        Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has just price chopped his waterfront Miami mansion by $1 million dollars.

        Originally listed for $20 million, Damon’s Miami home sat on the market for nearly 8 months before he cut a solid mil from the asking price in hopes that the new, improved $18,999,0000 price tag will entice a buyer.

        The historic house, dubbed “Maravilla,” was built in 1935 and sits on a rare double lot with an incredible 170 feet of bay frontage and unobstructed bay views.

        Inside, 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms sprawl out over 12,705 square feet of living space. Highlights include a theater room, wine cellar, custom office, oversized living room, a gourmet kitchen and a spa-like bath and private terrace overlooking the water.

        The pool house has a full outdoor summer kitchen for entertaining and the property is rounded out by a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guesthouse adjacent to the sparkling pool.

        Damon, his wife Lucinda and their children currently live on the West Coast in a massive $15 Million Pacific Palisades mansion.

        The Jills from Coldwell Banker hold 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.

            Poppy Montgomery Buys New Home For $3.6 Million After Losing $250K On Former Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  November 7, 2013  |  12:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Poppy Montgomery

            Brentwood, CA

            Most Known For

            Montgomery played FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009 and currently stars in the police drama Unforgettable

            Price

            $3,625,000

            Actress Poppy Montgomery has just dropped $3.6 million on a brand new home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles!

            The purchase comes on the heels of a $250,000 loss on the sale of her former home in Pacific Palisades, which she sold on April 16, 2013 for $2,881,500. She originally paid $3,133,530 for the home in January 2005.

            Montgomery lost some real money on the sale of her former home before she swooped up a new, even more expensive home, but it’s not likely that she’s hurting for funds. The Australian-born actress is best known for playing FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009 and for her latest role as Det. Carrie Wells on the CBS police drama Unforgettable

            Montgomery gave birth to a baby girl named Violet in April 2013, just days after she sold her Pacific Palisades home.

            With a new baby joining her family, Montgomery has put the loss behind her and has moved on to a stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3,089 square foot Spanish-style hacienda with mesmerizing views of the private vineyard and hills beyond.

            Inside, a dramatic and glamorously chic great room with vaulted beamed ceilings and a large fireplace is the heart of the home. The adjacent kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and a large center island. Down the hall, two bedrooms and a library and an office complete the main floor. Upstairs, the private master has a fireplace, tree top views and a spa-like bath.

            Outside, the home has partially-covered verandas, a lap pool and terraced lawns.

            Property records show the deal was finalized on October 31, 2013. Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker-Brentwood represented the sellers and Clifford Rowe of Teles Properties, Inc was Montgomery’s agent.

            Images via the MLS.

             

             

              Larry David’s Pacific Palisades Property Gets a $2 Million Dollar Price Chop

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2013  |  8:49 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Larry David

              Pacific Palisades, CA

              Most Known For

              Creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

              Home Stats

              7 bedroom, 10 bathrooms, guesthouse, pool

              Price

              $12,995,000

              Larry David‘s home selling hopes are getting a little “Curbed.”

              The Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator/actor has just chopped $2,004,000 off the price of his tudor-style, fairytale-esque home in Pacific Palisades. Originally listed for $14,999,000 in March 2013, David’s been unable to find a buyer and just reduced the price significantly to bait a buyer.

              Gated and private, David’s estate features 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and more than 10,000 square feet. The living room, family room, dining room and kitchen all feature fireplaces.  The master suite has an adjacent large deck to sit and enjoy the ocean views. An office, gym and playroom round out the additional rooms in this incredible estate. A large separate guesthouse with fireplace has views of the sparkling pool and views beyond!

              David has been divorced from his high-profile environmental activist ex-wife Laurie since 2007.

              Santiago Arana of The Partner’s Trust still holds the listing.

                Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson Selling Their First Home Together For $5.22 Million!

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 17, 2013  |  9:59 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

                Pacific Palisades, CA

                Most Known For

                Hanks is an A-list actor, producer, writer, and director and Wilson is his actress wife

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,289 square feet, pool.

                Price

                $5,225,000

                Tom Hanks and wife of 25 years, Rita Wilson, are shedding one of the houses from their “Big” property portfolio for $5.22 million. Purchased by the A-list duo for $1.9 million when they were first married in 1988, the home has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and is 6,289 square feet. The gorgeous but rather boring and monochromatic house has large living spaces, a library and even a private beauty salon.

                Two years back, Hanks and Wilson made real estate headlines when they paid $26 million for another Pacific Palisades mansion that could easily be mistaken for Los Angeles‘ famous hilltop Getty Museum.

                Hanks and Wilson’s other property holdings include yet another Pacific Palisades mansion they picked up in January 2010 for $1.45 million and a beachfront Malibu Colony spread they’ve owned since the early 1990′s.

                Images via the MLS.

                  Jennifer Love Hewitt Ditches Old Toluca Lake Estate in Favor of New, Modern Spread in Pacific Palisades

                  Posted by Cristin  |  May 14, 2013  |  1:52 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Jennifer Love Hewitt

                  Most Known For

                  Roles on hit TV shows "Party of Five" and "The Ghost Whisperer," among others

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,872 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $3,250,000

                  Jennifer Love Hewitt is looking to spend her summer partying in her modern new abode in Pacific Palisades. First revealed by the incomparable Real Estalker and property records show that Miss Hewitt paid $3,250,000 on April 25, 2013. Prior to buying this stunning architectural gem in April, J Love sold a home in Toluca Lake that was the primary residence of her recently deceased mother. Jennifer lived just down the street and likely needed a change of scenery after her mom passed away.

                  She’s finding it in her hip and sexy retreat in Pacific Palisades, which was redone in 2007 and designed by well-regarded  architect Melinda Gray.

                  Outside, the home has a private, sparkling spa-style pool surrounded by bamboo, as well as a fire pit, fireplace, flat screen, lounging area and more.

                  Inside, Hewitt’s new home has hardwood floors and an open floor plan that gives it that soothing organic and urban feel. The house has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,872 square feet.

                   

                  Images via the MLS.

                    Larry David Lists Pacific Palisades Estate For $15 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 22, 2013  |  9:51 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

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                    Larry David

                    Pacific Palisades

                    Most Known For

                    Creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

                    Home Stats

                    7 bedroom, 10 bathrooms, guesthouse, pool

                    Price

                    $14,999,000

                    We’re trying to Curb Our Enthusiasm over the news that Seinfeld co-creator Larry David just listed his incredible tudor-style, fairytale-esque home in the Pacific Palisades for $14,999,000.

                    Gated and private, David’s newly listed estate is a very rare and special property.  This estate features 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and more than 10,000 square feet. The living room, family room, dining room and kitchen all feature fireplaces.  The master suite has an adjacent large deck to sit and enjoy the ocean views. An office, gym and playroom round out the additional rooms in this incredible estate. A large separate guesthouse with fireplace has views of the sparkling pool and views beyond!

                    David has been divorced from his environmental activist ex-wife Laurie since 2007.

                    Santiago Arana of The Partner’s Trust holds the listing. Images via the MLS.

                      Country Star Brad Paisley and ‘Nashville’ Actress Wife, Kimberly Williams Paisley, List Pacific Palisades’ Mansion for $2.995 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 12, 2013  |  12:39 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                      Brad & Kimberly Paisley

                      Pacific Palisades

                      Most Known For

                      He's a country music superstar & she's a well-known actress

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,394 square feet.

                      Price

                      $2,995,000

                      Country star Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have just listed their vintage home in Pacific Palisades for $2,995,000! Paisley has had a long and successful career as a country singer and songwriter, and his wife Kimberly is most recognizable from her roles as the daughter in “Father of the Bride,” and her co-starring stint in the TV series “According to Jim.”

                      Now, after a short hiatus, Kimberly is reigniting her acting career in the hit TV show, “Nashville,” which films in — you guessed it — Nashville, TN.  Since Brad’s music career is centered in Music City, it’s no shock that the duo is selling their West Coast abode (which, at 3,394 square feet, the young family of four is likely to outgrow soon anyway).

                      The Paisley’s California home is a beautifully restored vintage property, centrally located near Palisades Village schools, shops, and bluffs. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a spacious two-story living room with fireplace, beamed ceilings, and stained glass windows. A large gourmet kitchen with breakfast area leads to a formal dining room. The master bedroom suite includes a separate tub and shower, a fireplace, and an outdoor deck with ocean views. There’s also a lovely backyard with a grassy area, trellis, citrus trees, and a detached garage with bonus room.

                      The famous couple also owns a home in the upscale town of Franklin, Tennessee. Property records show that they paid $1,350,000 on October 25, 2004, for their family’s honky-tonk home.