Reese Witherspoon Quietly Spends $12.7 Million On Revamped Pacific Palisades Home

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 11, 2014  |  8:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Pacific Palisades, CA

    Most Known For

    'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, views

    Price

    $12,705,000

    Reese Witherspoon is doubling down on fancy houses, buying her second multi-million-dollar estate in the last month, this time in Pacific Palisades, California.

    Just last month, she paid $1,950,000 for a stately fixer-upper in her hometown of Nashville.

    When Reese bought the big Nashville mansion last month, it looked like she was packing up the family and decamping to Tennessee, shedding her glamourous life in California. It seemed like a real possibility, especially since she and Jim had their Brentwood mega-mansion quietly on the market for $14 million. With this brand new West Coast purchase, it seems that Reese and Jim aren’t leaving the Golden State, they’re just changing things up and moving to a new pad!

    For their new West Coast deal, property records show that Witherspoon and her agent hubby, Jim Toth, paid $12,705,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,344 square foot home. The home was never publicly for-sale and the deal was an off-market transaction that closed on August 28, 2014.

    Sneaky, sneaky.

    The home was last sold in December 2012 for $4.9 million to award-winning “starchitect” Ken Ungar, who worked his magic on the property and created an estate worthy of an A-lister. Based on the sold price and the “before” pictures you can see above, Unger took a outdated estate and turned it into something worthy of a $12.7 million price tag, netting a nice profit when the deal closed.

     

     

     

      NBA Baller Chris Bosh Wants $14.5 Million For Pacific Palisades Mansion

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 22, 2014  |  11:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Chris Bosh

      Pacific Palisades, CA

      Most Known For

      NBA star on the Miami Heat

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, resort-style pool, views

      Price

      $14,500,000

      NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the market for $14,500,000, as first reported by the LA Times

      The NBA star, who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat, is away from this home so frequently that it’s time to finally give it up. He’d hung on to it for a few years and had it for rent for $45,000 a month. With a life in gorgeous Miami and a $12,333,000 mansion on the water there, Chris and his wife no longer needed the to-die-for So Cal spread.

      Chris’ for-sale place on the West Coast is a real palace in the Palisades. For a mere $14.5 million, you’ll get a wonderful ocean-view gated estate on approximately an acre-and-a-half. Secluded at the top of a knoll, the home has spectacular unobstructed views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountains. The outdoor area is punctuated with a resort-style infinity pool with swim up bar and lounge areas. A huge outdoor eating area features a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. There’s even an outdoor shower and large flat grassy area, perfect for extravagant entertaining. Inside, you’ll find a movie theatre, bar area with billiards, basically a total sports bar within the house.

      The home is perfect for the CEO-type, with it’s ultra-luxurious office/library. Last but not least, the home has a huge master suite with dual master baths with huge walk-in closets and large ocean view balcony with spa off the master.

      For those who need a little extra help around the (giant) house, the home comes with fully-equipped staff quarters.

      Baller!

      Shen Shultz of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

        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.