Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs Divorcing, Selling Marital Home For Nearly $3 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2014  |  8:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    She's a Broadway star and the voice of Else in 'Frozen,' he's a successful actor.

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,931 square feet, pool, treehouse

    Price

    $2,995,000

    Time to “Let It Go.”

    In the midst of their yet-to-be-finalized divorce, Broadway superstar Idina Menzel and her actor hubby, Taye Diggs, are selling the Studio City home they’ve shared since 2010.

    Originally purchased for $2,090,000, the busted-up couple are asking $2,995,000 for the 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom digs they lived happily(?) in for years.

    An ideal family home, the Diggs/Menzel property is a traditional-style home set privately at the end of a country lane.

    With an open floor plan and a dramatic two-story foyer that perfectly suits the Broadway diva, the main level boasts a chefs kitchen, vast living and dining areas for entertaining or raising a large family, an expansive master suite, and three additional bedrooms.

    In happier times, Taye and Idina retreated to an upstairs area with a private office and bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

    Outside, a sweeping outdoor yard augments the home, with a large pool, rolling lawns, patios and a treehouse.

    Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group holds the listing.

      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.

        Natasha Bedingfield Lists Los Feliz Stunner For $3.5 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 14, 2014  |  1:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Natasha Bedingfield

        Los Feliz, CA

        Most Known For

        Grammy-nominated British songstress, with hits like "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and 'Unwritten"

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, home theater, pool

        Price

        $3,499,000

        Singer Natasha Bedingfield is selling her stunning house in Los Feliz!

        She’s asking $3,499,000 for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 4,792 square foot home. The ‘Unwritten’ singer wrote a check for $2,300,000 when she bought the place back in July 2009.

        Five years later, the home is back on the market after an extensive remodel. According to listing agent Andrew Mortaza of the Core Group, “rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market.”

        Privacy, security, and gorgeous views are the highlights of Natasha’s “perfectly done” architectural home, which is nestled behind gates within the prestigious gated community of Laughlin park.

        The home has a massive master bedroom with a retreat, steam shower and a true walk-in closet. As an added bonus, the house has a second master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The home also has a full gym, 3 car garage, a den/office, double access from street to street, a theatre, two kitchens, patios and multiple balconies.

        If Natasha’s home strikes your fancy, write an offer ASAP, so you can spend tranquil nights on one of the many balconies staring at the Griffith Observatory or the city lights. Perfect for life in Southern California, the home also has a sparkling pool and hot tub.  

         

          Latin Crooner Alejandro Sanz Asking $18M For Sizzling South Beach Estate

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 10, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Alejandro Sanz

          Miami, FL

          Most Known For

          Spanish singer-songwriter and musician who has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.

          Home Stats

          33,000 square foot waterfront lot, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, gated

          Price

          $18,000,000

          Spanish singer/songwriter, Alejandro Sanz, is selling his sizzling South Beach estate for a lot more than a song! Just listed, the gorgeous waterfront home has price tag of $18 million! The property sits on a 33,000 square foot lot, with an exterior pool, tennis court, loggia and private dock!

          The more than 8,000 square foot home features 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, high ceilings, a formal dining room, and an in-home recording studio. Perfect for those that want to be close to the action, the property is a 10-minute walk to Lincoln Road in South Beach.
          The home was designed and restored by famed architect Wallace Tutt.
          Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

            Adam Carolla Selling Private Malibu Home For $4.5M

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 9, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Adam Carolla

            Malibu, CA

            Most Known For

            comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

            Home Stats

            5 bed, 4 bath, 3,800 sq ft, pool, private

            Price

            $4,499,000

            Jokester Adam Carolla has a serious proposition for you: buy his gated Malibu home for $4,499,000.

            Located in the coveted Malibu area of Point Dume, Carolla’s newly-listed pad sits on one of the largest and flattest lots in Point Dume.

            Just as you’d expect from a Malibu home, Carolla’s place has expansive ocean views with incredible, lush landscaping. The house itself is ho-hum by Hollywood standards, but it seems to suit the understated Carolla just fine. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a 2 car garage.

            A detached guest house includes a living room/kitchen combo, separate bedroom and full bath.

            A beautiful pool and spa rounds out the very private and completely gated estate.

            Property records show that Carolla paid $3.6 million for the home in 2007.

            A bit of a property mogul, Carolla owns two additional LA-area homes. One in the Lake Hollywood area has its own in-house dive bar! He paid $1.63 million for it in 2003, and recently rented out it out for $13,500 a month. He also owns another spread in La Canada Flintridge, CA, that he bought for $2,965,000 in July 2013.

            Michael Cunningham of Pinnacle Estate Properties holds the listing.

            Images via the MLS.

              Report: Courteney Cox & David Arquette Snag Buyer For Beverly Hills Architectural Gem

              Posted by Cristin  |  July 1, 2014  |  11:17 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Courteney Cox & David Arquette

              Beverly Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Former couple; She's most known as Monica on Friends, he's part of a large Hollywood family and has a few acting hits under his belt

              Home Stats

              5,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms (plus maids quarters), 5.5 bathrooms, swimming pool

              Price

              $18,000,000

              According to reports, Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have finally found a buyer for their under-the-radar Beverly Hills architectural estate

              Listed for $19.5M, the Real Estalker is reporting that the Mid-Century style home is in escrow for about $18 million bucks, and the rumored buyer is successful producer, songwriter and Grammy-winner, Dr. Luke. He’s also the same celebrity real estate aficionado that snapped up Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne‘s former Malibu beach house for $7.925M in 2012. 

              Timing is right for Courteney and David to make a deal on the estate they own together. Although they still amicably co-parent their 10-year-old daughter Coco together, the duo have been officially divorced since May 2013. Although the two remain “Friends,” Courteney just announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid, and David has since moved on to girlfriend Christina Mclarty, with whom he has a young son named Charlie West

              After they separated, the estate spent two years unofficially on the market as a “pocket listing.” With no takers, the A. Quincy Jones-designed Beverly Hills estate hit the MLS in September 2013 for $19,500,000.

              The Wallace Ridge estate is nestled in the uber-private and high-priced gated Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. In June 2004, in their happily married days, Cox and Arquette purchased the trophy property for $5,450,000. They had the single-story home completely restored by renowned architect Cory Buckner in 2006.

              The in-escrow estate is an approximately 5,500 square foot home on one level, with 4 bedrooms (plus maids rooms), 5.5 bathrooms, detached office and uniquely gorgeous circular swimming pool.

              Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.

                Reese Witherspoon Puts $14 Million Price Tag On Sprawling Brentwood Estate

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 24, 2014  |  9:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Reese Witherspoon

                Brentwood, 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, 5.5 bathrooms, 1.3 acres, pool

                Price

                $14,000,000

                ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is looking to make a sweet real estate deal!

                Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, have quietly listed their sprawling Brentwood mansion for $14 million.

                Per property records and The Real Estalker, the three parcels that comprise the large estate were bought in December 2003 and December 2013 for just over $11 million, combined.

                A captivating and rare find, Witherspoon’s California Spanish-style estate is tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a double lot in the desirable, guard gated and celebrity-friendly Brentwood Circle.

                Unparalleled privacy, sprawling grounds, gorgeous gardens, richly detailed spaces, a perfect floor plan make for the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle for any A-lister.

                Interior amenities include a double-height entry with sweeping staircase,  formal dining room with rich wood ceiling, and cozy library/den.

                A fabulous eat-in kitchen and adjacent family room open through French doors to expansive lawn, pool/spa, outdoor fireplace, sunken trampoline, children’s playground, vegetable garden and towering Eucalyptus trees.

                In total, Reese and Jim’s home has 5 bedrooms, each with private bath, including a sensational master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, marble bath, two large closets, and a separate gym or office.

                Reese and her agent, David Offer, have structured the deal in two ways. The main residence is asking $10.5 million, but also available to be purchased separately is an adjacent 28,870 square foot (per assessor) parcel, which would bring the total lot size to over 1.3 acres and the total cost to $14 million.

                Reese is hoping this deal goes better than the sale of her former ranch in Ojai Reese originally had the place listed for $10 million, and price chopped it multiple times, until it finally sold for almost a million less than the $5.8 million she paid for it. 

                Images via listing agent David Offer, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

                  Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox Move The Family To Toluca Lake

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 23, 2014  |  7:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

                  Toluca Lake, CA

                  Most Known For

                  He's a 90210 alum and she's a smoking-hot actress with roles in Transformers and more

                  Home Stats

                  4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 6,710 Square Feet, Gated, Pool

                  Price

                  $3,350,000

                  Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are on the move!

                  The married duo welcomed their second son, Bohdi Ransom,  earlier this year and decided to make a change on the home front. They recently listed their Los Feliz mansion for $3,995,000, and bought a new place in Toluca Lake, CA, paying $3,350,000 for the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,710 square foot home that was Bing Crosby’s original Carriage House.

                  Property records show that they swooped up the one acre property on June 10, 2014.

                  The private estate has a 100 foot curving driveway that leads you between gorgeous century old oak trees and olive trees to a contemporary ranch house.

                  Remodeled in 2008, the 6,710 square foot, one-story home has exquisite architectural details.

                  The main room is spacious, with exposed beams and quartz slate floors. The kitchen has an Australian opal granite island that offers seating. An adjacent formal dining room has a Brazilian cherry hardwood floor and a gorgeous nearby library has ample shelf space and an electric skylight.

                  The recreation room is ideal for indoor activity – perhaps a home gym for the gorgeous duo or a play room for their boys.

                  Brian and Megan’s new master suite includes a 600 square foot 2nd story loft and separate his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms.

                  The back yard features a saline pool and jacuzzi, and a fire pit. An added bonus, a spacious 563 square foot pool house has its own kitchen and bathroom.

                  Lots of room for this growing family!

                   

                  Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group represented the sellers, and Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker represented Brian and Megan. She also holds their Los Feliz listing.

                  Images via the MLS.

                   

                    Jimmy Buffett Buys West Coast Oasis

                    Posted by Cristin  |  June 19, 2014  |  2:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Jimmy Buffett

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Margaritaville crooner and restauranteur with devoted 'Parrothead' fans

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,322 square feet, pool, views

                    Price

                    $8,250,000

                    Jimmy Buffett has found a new place to rest his (Parrot) head.

                    The flip-flop wearing crooner just picked up a new place in Beverly Hills, paying $8,250,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,322 square foot gated Mid-Century style estate.

                    According to The Real Estalker and property records, Buffett’s deal closed on April 14, 2014, making him and his wife Jane the proud owners of a brand new California oasis.

                    Fully renovated and re-interpreted by an accomplished designer, the home has a fantastic open floor plan with walls of glass opening to spectacular city and ocean views. Perfect for Jimmy and Jane, the home has an incredible master suite with his-and-hers baths and walk-in closets.

                    The floor plan allows flow from the living room, family room, kitchen and dining and outdoors for entertaining. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and leads to a bright and secluded office.

                    The house surrounds a salt water pool and spa, with views so spectacular, they could inspire a song!

                    Buffett also owns multiple trophy properties in Palm Beach, FL, The Hamptons and the island paradise of St. Barths.

                    Images via the MLS.

                      Julianne Hough Buys Rustic Chic Spread High In The Hills

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  2:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Julianne Hough

                      Hollywood Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      'Dancing With The Stars' pro who has successfully crossed over into acting

                      Home Stats

                      2,101 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool

                      Price

                      $1,943,575

                      The dancing and acting dynamo that is Julianne Hough has just bought herself a new place to kick up her feet.

                      According to property records and The Real Estalker, Ms. Hough spent $1,943,575 for a house high in the Hollywood Hills that’s very reminiscent of her Nashville and country roots

                      With charming rustic chic ambience, Julianne’s new abode has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,101 square feet of living space. Just like Julianne, the house is a knockout, and the views will take your breath away.

                      Delivering exactly what a house high in the hills should have, the place has magnificent wrap-around views of city lights, far-reaching mountains and the famous Hollywood sign.

                      Inside, the light and bright home has a large chef’s kitchen with center island and top-of-the-line appliances, a step-down living room, a great master suite with a sumptuous bath. With perfect indoor/outdoor flow, the home has a lanai that flows out to a massive lawn and pool area.

                      Julianne famously dated Ryan Seacrest for 2+ years, and during their time together, she bunked up with him in the insane $37M compound he bought from Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. While it’s no Seacrest compound, Hough’s new bachelorette pad is a sweet spot for this rising star.

                      Images via the MLS.