Actor Tim Curry Sells The Spanish-Style Los Feliz Estate He Bought From David Hyde Pierce

Posted by Cristin  |  April 16, 2014  |  2:27 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Tim Curry

Los Angeles, CA

Most Known For

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' actor who has found success on the stage and screen

Home Stats

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,365 square feet, pool

Price

$3,200,000

Actor Tim Curry has just sold his stunning Spanish-style home in Los Angeles for $3.2 million.

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ actor purchased the place from ‘Frasier’ star David Hyde Pierce in 2006, paying $2 million for the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,365 square foot home at 4724 Cromwell Avenue.

Under Curry’s ownership, the 1920′s era home underwent an extensive restoration that brought it up to the modern century, all while keeping the period details and charm of the private home that sits on park-like grounds.

Tim Curry has had a successful acting career on the stage and screen, and in the realm of real estate, he seems to have the magic touch. Three of his former estates have gone on to be the homes of other massive celebrities. He sold a house in 2005 to Christina Ricci, another one that he owned is currently Colin Farrell’s Los Angeles home, and most notably, he owned the home at 2666 Aberdeen Avenue that Robert Pattinson just sold to Jim Parsons for $6,375,000.

 

    CBS Head Honcho Leslie Moonves Buys Paul Allen’s Malibu Estate On Carbon Beach For $28.8 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 15, 2014  |  7:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves

    Malibu, CA

    Home Stats

    5 bed, 7 bath, 5,794 square feet, oceanfront

    Price

    $28,800,000

    From one mogul to another!

    CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife, TV personality Julie Chen, have just purchased a beachfront Malibu estate from Microsoft co-founder (and billionaire) Paul Allen, paying $28,800,000. The deal closed on April 2, 2014 – just in time for summer!

    The massive home has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5,794 square feet, and sits on prime beachfront property on Malibu’s exclusive and coveted Carbon Beach. Allen purchased the home on June 9, 2010 for $25,067,500.

    Moonves’ house is next door to the John Lautner house formerly owned by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, which they sold to former Los Angeles Dodgers owners (and now divorced) Frank and Jamie McCourt on July 31, 2007 for $27,250,000.

    Leslie and Julie are upgrading their lives in Malibu, trading a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,014 square foot home on La Costa Beach for their new Carbon Beach digs. Their former Malibu estate is on the market with a $12,995,000 price tag.

    Moonves also owns a $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills and a condo in Pacific Palisades.

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      Sofia Vergara Dropped $10.6 Million On A Villa In The Heart Of Beverly Hills

      Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  1:39 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Sofia Vergara

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Columbian actress starring in the hit show 'Modern Family." Highest-paid TV actor/actress

      Home Stats

      7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, pool, 11,400 square feet

      Price

      $10,600,000

      Colombian-born ‘Modern Family’ actress Sofia Vergara has just scooped up an Italian-style villa in the heart of Beverly Hills, paying $10.6 million for a 7 bedrooom, 11 bathroom, 11,400 square foot estate.

      Vergara has plenty of dough to afford this lavish So Cal spread. According to Forbes, she is the highest paid actor on TV for the second year in a row, hauling in an incredible $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

      With all those dollars at her disposal, Vergara jumped into real estate and just closed on a gorgeous and grand 90210 estate.

      Her new home features a soaring entryway, a wood-paneled study, a spacious Chef’s kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, and a family room with French doors that open to an outdoor entertaining area.

      Upstairs, Sofia’s new master suite has a fireplace and separate his-and-hers baths and closets. Just down the hall, there are 2 guest bedrooms with en suite baths, and third large guest suite with balcony, en suite bath, walk-in closet and outdoor terrace with fireplace.

      On the third level, you’ll find a great bar for entertaining, a massive 3,000- bottle wine cellar and tasting room, movie theater/card room, as well as a gym with sauna (that could also be an 8th bedroom). The estate also features 2 maids rooms and a laundry room.

      Outside, the grounds feature a gorgeous pool, spa and meticulous landscaping.

      Vergara is currently engaged to Nick Loeb and they’re expected to tie the knot soon!

      Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Aldjufrie of The Agency represented the listing.

        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.

          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.

            Movie Producer Michael Bay Sells Los Angeles Home, Pockets Big Profit

            Posted by Cristin  |  April 2, 2014  |  9:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Producer Michael Bay

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            Producer with such smash hits as Transformers, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and more

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,919 square feet, pool

            Price

            $11,450,000

            Mega-producer Michael Bay just sold his blockbuster Los Angeles home for $11.45 million.

            The 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home has nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, and is primely located in the celebrity enclave between Bel Air and the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles.

            Bay sold this estate because he recently completed construction on a brand new home that has been in the works since he purchased it in October 2009 for $10.9 million. To much outrage, he tore down an architecturally significant home to build an even bigger and more contemporary estate.

            The new home is designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, and according to the architects’ description of the project, Bay’s new mansion is nestled into a hillside, spans 30,000 square feet and features a large theater, movie prop museum, parking, spa and two master bedroom modules hovering above the main living quarters.

            Quite the project!

            While Bay transitioned into his new home, he was also working on selling his former home, which he purchased in 1999 for $5.16 million and originally listed in December 2013 for $13.5 million.

            The striking contemporary estate is off a long gated drive in prime Bel Air on a promontory w/ unobstructed views of the entire Los Angeles basin. Designed by the late architect Jack Warner, this extremely private home features clean, crisp lines, grand scale museum-like spaces, soaring ceilings, ideal indoor/outdoor flow and dramatic views from every room. A spacious central living room has a huge fireplace, a large formal dining room, and separate library/den that opens to a lush, private garden, pool & spa.

            Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre (naturally), wine cellar, and gorgeous wood & stone floors.

            David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services represented Bay 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.

                Australian Beauty Erica Packer Buys Dazzling Bel Air Mansion For $13.5 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 24, 2014  |  12:30 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Erica Packer

                Bel Air, CA

                Most Known For

                Australian singer and model; recently divorced from James Packer, one of Australia's richest men

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 10,534 square feet, pool, gated

                Price

                $13,500,000

                Erica Packer has just spent $13.5 million on a dazzling mansion in Bel Air!

                The Australian singer and model is known around the world as the ex-wife of gaming billionaire, and one of Australia’s richest men, James Packer. After their fall 2013 divorce (and a rumored $100 million settlement), Erica is closing the book on her six-year marriage in style and is stepping out on her own by creating a new life for her and her three children in the US.

                It was recently reported that Packer was renting a stunning Beverly Hills home for $100,000 a month. While she was working on securing an amazing rental, she also had her eye on a permanent place to put down roots, and found it in a 6-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 10,534 square foot gated estate in lower Bel Air. Originally listed for $14,950,000, Packer paid $13,500,000 and the deal closed on March 10, 2014.

                Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, Erica’s new estate has an elegant sandstone foyer, a spacious formal living room with fireplace, arched ceilings and gorgeous French doors. Additional public rooms on the main floor include an office or den, a huge climate-controlled wine room, formal dining room, and extraordinary gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room. Also on the main level is a mud room/craft room and a maid’s suite.

                The second floor offers 4 family bedrooms, a media room, laundry room, and luxurious private master suite with private terrace, his and her baths and custom walk-in closets.

                The outdoor grounds offer great space for both grand entertaining and relaxation, including a custom pool, spa, large stone patios and spacious pool house.

                Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker represented the listing and Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland was Packer’s listing agent.

                  Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Custom LA Estate For $50 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  1:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

                  Brentwood, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,890 square feet, pool, moat, gated

                  Price

                  $50,000,000

                  Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen just made an stunning offseason move – they listed their incredible custom-built Los Angeles estate for $50,000,000!, as first reported by TMZ.

                  The genetically-gifted duo spent years waiting out the completion of this custom estate, making it’s ‘for-sale’ status a bit shocking. They unveiled the home’s beautiful interiors in the October 2013 issue of Architectural Digest and Tom said, “We built this house as a sanctuary for our family—a place where we can enjoy being together.”

                  While Brady is based in New England for much of the year, Gisele’s work takes her to Los Angeles frequently, and many assumed that the two would settle in this estate when Brady retired from football and awaited his Hall of Fame appointment.

                  Alas, that won’t be happening.

                  While we can’t know for sure why they’re selling, we can assume that the sale of the estate is a money-making move by the multi-millionaire couple, who picked up the vacant lot for $11,750,000 in August 2008 and sunk millions into its construction, which was completed in 2011.

                  Tom and Gisele’s for-sale estate is undeniably incredible Richard Landry-designed European country estate on almost 4 acres. The French Chataeu-style home is covered in imported limestone, and every single element of the design and materials are top-notch.

                  Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views, the home has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms spread out over 13,890 square feet, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways.

                  Despite selling this home, they won’t be without adequate shelter. In October 2013, Tom and Gisele spent $14 million on a chic NYC condo, and they’re also building a comparable estate in the Boston area.

                  Kurt Rappaport and and Stephan Shapiro of the Westside Agency are representing the listing.

                  Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest’s October 2013 issue.

                    Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. List Longtime Home For $5.5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 19, 2014  |  9:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Married actress/actor duo who met on the set of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,620 square feet, pool, gym

                    Price

                    $5,499,000

                    The married actress/actor duo of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have just listed their longtime estate in Los Angeles for $5,499,000.

                    Purchased for $2,450,000 by the unmarried duo in October 2001, they went on and made it official when they wed on September 1, 2002. Now more than 10 years and two kids later, the duo are still rock solid – but are looking for a change up when it comes to their living situation.

                    This longtime estate is located on Stonehenge lane, inside the prestigious 24 hour guard-gated community of Bel Air Crest.

                    Gellar and Prinze’s gated estate boasts privacy, grand scale rooms, an open floor plan and exquisite grounds.

                    The extraordinary gourmet kitchen, featuring beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and center island, overlooks the family room and sun-filled breakfast room. Nearby, the family room is complete with a drop down screen and projector, high ceilings, fireplace, and french doors that open to the patio area, with waterfalls, pool, spa, and BBQ.

                    The luxurious master suite features 15-foot ceilings, a fireplace, sitting area, secluded balcony, custom dual walk-in closets and dual baths – a recipe for a happy marriage! This estate also has a unique lower level with bonus room, guest quarters, sunroom and gym.

                    Freddie and Sarah Michelle sent celebrity real estate watchers into a tizzy when they purchased a Los Angeles home for $6.1 million in August 2013, only to put it BACK onto the market on March 5, 2014 with a price tag of $7,900,000. Whether they’re flipping – or just flip-flopping – is still TBD, as that home is no longer listed for sale.

                    Perhaps the duo decided to hold onto their newer home and list this longtime estate instead.

                    Cynthia Ambuehl of Partners Trust Brentwood holds the listing.