Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Buy Gorgeous $5M Malibu Compound

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 22, 2014  |  8:14 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Cheryl Hines & Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

    Malibu, CA

    Most Known For

    She's famous for her role on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm;' He's a part of the famous Kennedy family.

    Home Stats

    4 bed, 3 bath, 2,959 square feet, guest house, pool.

    Price

    $4,995,000

    Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are puting down roots on the West Coast!

    The just-married duo just purchased a gorgeous East Coast-style compound in the Point Dume area of Malibu, CA. Property records show that the home became property of Mr and Mrs. Kennedy on September 9, 2014, and they paid $4,995,000 for the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1 acre estate.

    Melding her West Coast life with Kennedy’s East Coast roots, the Connecticut barn style main house has all new wood floors and wood elements throughout. The romantic guest house has a fireplace and full bath. The pool house has a laddered sleeping loft, full kitchen, huge shower, and a professional, soundproof recording studio!

    In addition to the guest and pool house, there is a refrigerated wine shed, a two-story tree house, fire-pit, heated pool, Gunite spa, full built-in BBQ area, barn storage shed and digital phone and intercom system throughout the compound!

    As she prepped for life as Mrs. Kennedy, Cheryl listed her former home in Bel Air, which just sold for $3,105,000.

      Jake Gyllenhaal Asks $3.5 Million For Hollywood Hills House

      Posted by Cristin  |  September 19, 2014  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Jake Gyllenhaal

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

      Price

      $3,500,000

      Jake Gyllenhaal is selling his gated Hollywood Hills house for $3.5 million!

      Gyllenhaal has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

      When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re some of the best in L.A.

      The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

      The one-story home itself may appeal to the geriatric set, but what it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

      The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

      The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.

      Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.

        American Idol’s Randy Jackson Loses $825k On Sale Of Tarzana Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Randy Jackson

        Tarzana, CA

        Most Known For

        Grammy-winning producer who spent 12 years as a judge on 'American Idol'

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, guest house, gated

        Price

        $1,900,000

        Oh No, Dawg!  Former ‘American Idol’ judge, Randy Jackson, just lost a chunk of change on the sale of his Tarzana, CA home.

        Purchased by the Grammy-winning super-producer in May 2005 for $2,725,000, Jackson just sold the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 5,878 square foot place for $1,900,000. That’s $825,000 less than what Jackson paid when he bought it. Ouch.

        He listed the gated estate for $2.199 million in June 2014, price chopped it to $1.99M, and then quickly found a buyer…but not one willing to pay full asking on the gated estate in the El Caballero area of Tarzana.

        The buyer got a bargain basement price on a large custom-built estate with a newer gourmet kitchen with high-end amenities, including granite countertops, stainless steel Viking appliances, a SubZero fridge/freezer.

        In the master suite, Jackson’s house had his/her bathrooms, with direct access to the spa. All five bedroom are over-sized, with their own en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.

        The exterior features a sparkling swimming pool and manicured, lush green lawn. Beyond the pool, the property also featured a stand-alone guest house with full kitchen and central air and heat.

        Kenneth Margolis of Soetheby’s International Realty was Jackson’s agent and Alan Parness of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

          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.

           

           

           

            Cheryl Hines Becomes A Kennedy, Sells Bel Air Estate

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 10, 2014  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Cheryl Hines

            Bel Air, CA

            Most Known For

            'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actress, now third wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,756 square feet, pool, views, gated

            Price

            $3,105,000

            Less than a month after becoming Mrs. Kennedy when she married Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actress Cheryl Hines has sold her estate in Bel Air for $3,105,000.

            Reminiscent of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, Cheryl’s just-sold home is a Cape Cod-style stunner in upper Bel Air. The home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,756 square feet of living space. A formal entry gives way to an expansive one story home centered around a grassy backyard with sparkling pool and large brick patio.

            The center of the home features a great room with exposed wood-beamed ceilings and custom shelving and a den. Nearby, the kitchen has a large center-island with Viking appliances, abundant storage space, a walk-in pantry and built-in breakfast area. The formal dining room has wood floors and overlooks the grassy front yard.

            The master suite features a fireplace, beautiful bathroom with spa tub and large walk-in closet. French doors lead to the backyard, with coveted views of the canyon, city and ocean.

            The newest Mrs. Kennedy made a tidy profit on the deal. She bought the home for $2,350,000 in August 2010, and sold it for $755,000 more, just four years later! Now, that’s a great wedding present from the real estate market!

             

              NBA Star DeMar DeRozan Buys Sporty Estate In Tarzana

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 4, 2014  |  11:19 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Toronto Raptors Star DeMar DeRozan

              Tarzana, CA

              Most Known For

              NBA star on the Toronto Raptors

              Home Stats

              7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6,609 square feet, basketball court

              Price

              $3,752,500

              Toronto Raptors dribbler DeMar DeRozan has just dropped $3,752,500 on a 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 6,609 square foot estate in Tarzana, CA.

              The NBA star spends the season in Canada, but his new digs say that he’s keen to stay close to his roots. DeMar was a standout high school basketball star at Compton High School in Los Angeles, and he didn’t go far for college when he landed at the University of Southern California.

              He didn’t last long in the college basketball world. He played just one year before being drafted by Toronto as the 9th pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft.

              DeMar has spent the entirety of his NBA career north of the border, but he’s now got a sweet SoCal spot to spend his downtime at.

              In a guard-gated neighborhood, DeMar’s new Tarzana house has a dual staircase, distressed wood floors, media room, kitchen with double island, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a family room with beamed ceilings, a kitchen that opens to outdoor covered patio and fireplace, a large formal dining area, living room with high ceilings, fireplace, and doors that open to the backyard, office, maids and laundry room.

              All bedrooms are suites with their own bathrooms, and a huge master retreat has a sitting area, balcony, two closets and an incredible master bathroom with soaking tub and steam shower.

              The backyard has rolling lawns, a large sparkling pool and spa with slide, covered cabana and a massive basketball/sport court, where DeMar can dribble in the warm California sun.

              Off the court, DeMar needs more space. He and his fiance, Kiara Morrison, welcomed a daughter in May 2013.

                Jensen Ackles Lists Remodeled Malibu Dream Home For $7 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 27, 2014  |  12:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Jensen Ackles

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Known for his roles on TV shows, including Days of our Lives, Dark Angel, Smallville and Supernatural

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,940 square feet, pool, remodeled

                Price

                $6,995,000

                ‘Supernatural’ actor Jensen Ackles, and his wife, actress Danneel Harris, have just listed their gorgeous, gated Malibu home for $6,995,000.

                The just-remodeled house sits on more than an acre of prime Malibu land, and features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 5,940 square feet of exquisite living space.

                The entry leads to a grand living room surrounded by garden view windows that fill the home with natural light. The gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero/Wolf/Miele appliances, Calcutta marble, and hand painted tile.

                Upstairs, the master suite is the ultimate luxury experience with ocean views, a private balcony, and an adjoining multi purpose room and his/hers separate walk-in closets. A large master bath includes a steam shower, sauna, freestanding air tub, and his/hers private bathrooms.

                An entertainers backyard comes complete with a pool/spa, outdoor kitchen/BBQ, and three grassy yard areas with room for a tennis court.  Want to have guests? Jensen’s for-sale spread also has an attached guest suite above the garage. 

                Last year, Jensen and Danneel sold not one, but two! of their homes in the Los Angeles area. They don’t currently own any more homes, but considering their history of owning multiple residences, they’re likely on the hunt for their next spectacular mansion!

                Shen Shutz of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

                  Vince Vaughn Buys Kate Bosworth’s Los Angeles Hideaway

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 26, 2014  |  1:15 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Vince Vaughn Buys From Kate Bosworth

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Comedic Actor with hits like Swingers, Wedding Crashers and The Break Up

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

                  Price

                  $2,375,000

                  Celebrity Switcheroo!

                  Vince Vaughn has just been identified as the buyer of Kate Bosworth’s open and airy Los Angeles hideaway. First revealed by the Real Estalker, property records show that Vaughn is indeed the buyer of Bosworth’s hills spread.

                  Vince and his wife splashed out $2,375,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,890 Nichols Canyon home, which is a  little less than what Kate was hoping to get for it (original asking price was $2,499,000), but the blonde beauty has by no means sold at a loss to Vince. The ‘Blue Crush’ actress paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005.

                  Vaughn’s new private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

                  The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.

                  The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.

                  French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.

                  Why would Vaughn buy from Bosworth, when he just snapped up two other properties in the last year? To add to his collection, of course! He currently owns a 12,000 square-foot penthouse in the historic Palmolive Building and another smaller apartment in the River North neighborhood of his hometown of Chicago, as well as two Los Angeles-area properties. The first is a $3,925,000 property in La Canada Flintridge, and the second is a Manhattan Beach mansion he bought for $6,447,000 from former USC football coach, Lane Kiffin.

                    Jason Biggs Lists Modern Hollywood Hills House For $3 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 25, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Jason Biggs

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor in the 'American Pie' movies and currently starring in the NetFlix hit "Orange Is The New Black"

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,756 square feet, pool, views

                    Price

                    $2,995,000

                    ‘American Pie’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ actor Jason Biggs has just listed his Mid-Century Modern home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,995,000.

                    In a prime Sunset Strip location, the swank home has a semi-private drive and is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. The hillside locale highlights city-to-ocean views within this 2,756 square foot home, which Biggs purchased from Wonder Years actor Fred Savage in 2007 for $2,249,000.

                    The main level provides generous open-concept living room, vaulted ceilings and abundant light with a great room, dining room and kitchen areas all opening up to both the view and the pool/terrace.

                    The first floor is completed by a spacious office or den, a massive en-suite guest room and courtyard-access, a secured garage and a large dog run.

                    Elsewhere inside, Biggs’ Master suite has the same explosive views, a luxe en-suite bath, and a sensational media/screening room with its own bath and state-of-the-art entertainment system.

                    The reason for the move? Perhaps Jason and his wife, Jenny Mollen, are looking for a place that’s a bit more family-friendly. Married since 2008, the duo welcomed their first child, a boy named Sid, in February 2014.

                    Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty holds the listing. 

                    Hat tip to the Los Angeles Times, who first reported on the listing.

                      Katie Holmes Buys Mansion In Calabasas, Moves Suri Back To The West Coast

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 22, 2014  |  12:53 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Katie Holmes

                      Calabasas, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actress with a breakout role on "Dawson's Creek," ex-wife of Tom Cruise

                      Home Stats

                      6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 6,200 square feet, pool

                      Price

                      $3,795,000

                      A new home for Holmes!

                      Katie Holmes has left her life in New York City and moved back to California.

                      According to a report by TMZ and property records, Katie dropped $3,795,000 on a 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath, 6,200 square foot mansion in the celebrity-infested LA suburb of Calabasas.

                      TMZ says that Katie’s high-tailing it back to California to be nearer to Hollywood, so she can get her career back on track. Ex-husband Tom Cruise must be thrilled – he’s got a massive estate in Beverly Hills, and this moves brings daughter Suri closer.

                      Katie’s next phase in live will start inside a “Grand European Manor with contemporary flair,” situated on an expansive lot.

                      Located atop a cul-de-sac and bordering pristine conservancy land, Holmes’ new home is an expansive main residence with a separate guest casita. Extensively customized with the finest finishes, the home’s features include a gourmet center island kitchen with professional appliances, dark distressed wood floors, and use of rare stones and marble accents.

                      The open floor plan includes several entertaining courtyards, including one adjacent to the dramatic formal living and dining rooms. A grand foyer is accentuated by an open library/loft and Katie’s brand new master retreat has a sitting area and a large sun deck.

                      Outside, resort-like grounds feature an oversized pool with sunken fire pit lounge area, several seating enclaves, a covered loggia, large grassy area, kitchenette, and sports court. Perfect for Suri as she grows!

                      Images via the MLS.