James Marsden Buys Mid Century Home in The Hills For $1.8 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 9, 2014  |  10:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    James Marsden

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Hunky actor who has appeared in the X-Men films, 27 Dresses, The Notebook and more

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,265 square feet, pool

    Price

    $1,834,075

    Actor James Marsden just dropped $1,834,075 on a Mid Century home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills!

    Built in 1959, the post-and-beam-style home is the quintessential Hollywood Hills home designed for indoor/outdoor living with timeless design.

    Inside, Marsden’s new digs has wide spans of open living space and walls of glass that merge the indoors and out. When he needs privacy, James can retreat to a large master suite with a massive walk-in closet. Just down the hall, there’s two more large bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is a great versatile space, and would make either a great office or and additional guest suite.

    The lush and private lot has a large swimming pool and spa and expansive outdoor entertaining areas.

    James has become a household name via his roles in ‘The Notebook,’ ’27 Dresses’ and the X-Men series. James has parlayed all that on-screen success into a nice off-screen real estate portfolio. He currently owns two additional homes: a $1.3M home in Burbank, CA and his starter home in Studio City that he bought for $454,000 in June 1998.

     

      Bye, Bye Bird Streets! Jodie Foster Sells In The Hollywood Hills

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2014  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Jodie Foster

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views

      Price

      $4,995,000

      Bye, Bye Bird Streets!

      Jodie Foster just sold her Hollywood Hills mansion in the famed Bird Streets after struggling to find a buyer. She listed the spread for $6.4 million in June 2013 and it languished on the market for more than a year. It took a couple price chops to get the deal done. Property records show the deal closed on October 6, 2014 for $4,995,000.

      Foster purchased the home in 1995 from model Cheryl Tiegs. With a distinguished address and oodles of famous neighbors, Foster’s Spanish Villa was the ultimate celebrity hideaway for the notoriously private actress.

      The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, an office and an attached guest suite. Adjacent to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry leads to a stunning kitchen. A luxurious master suite features a sitting area, walk-in closets, fireplace and sauna.

      Outside, the central courtyard pool and brick patio are shielded by a high-reaching hedge for the utmost seclusion – a must for the notoriously private Foster, who had never openly discussed her private life in the public until she outed herself in an emotional speech while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

      In other real estate moves, Jodie sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $8.3 million in January 2012 and purchased a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 3,752 square foot home in Beverly Hills for  $11,750,000 on June 25, 2012.

       

        Lebron James Lists Palatial Miami Mansion For $17 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 6, 2014  |  8:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Lebron James

        Miami, FL

        Most Known For

        Star NBA player who recently left Miami for his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers

        Home Stats

        6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 12,178 square feet, pool, wine cellar, room to dock 2 yachts

        Price

        $17,000,000

        The King is selling his palace!

        Former Miami Heat dribbler Lebron James hightailed it back to his hometown of Cleveland this year, leaving his palatial  mansion empty. Now, it’s on the market with a very regal price tag: $17 million!

        Overlooking the open bay in Coconut Grove, FL, the King’s palace is being marketed as “the most opulent estate in the Miami area.”

        The contemporary compound features a swank chef’s kitchen, sommelier’s wine cellar, office, custom theater, guest home and private master rooftop sun deck.

        Perfect for taking in the waterfront locale and the Miami vibe, glass doors open to covered terraces throughout the sprawling home.

        In James’ palace, luxury isn’t just reserved for the indoors. Outside, the property is just as luxe, with a summer kitchen, 4,500 square feet of entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool, and a private concrete dock, with room for two 60 foot yachts.

        Walled and gated for the utmost privacy, James’ estate is a state-of-the-art fortress with every amenity under the Florida sun!

        The listing is held by Tomi Rose of Opulence International Realty.

          Minnie Driver Buys Traditional Home In The Hills

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2014  |  1:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Minnie Driver

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known for 'Good Will Hunting' and more

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, gated, pool

          Price

          $2,465,000

          Actress Minnie Driver just wrote a check for $2,465,000. Her purchase? A 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,765 square foot traditional-style estate nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

          Recently remodeled, Drivers new digs sit on a magnificently landscaped, private lot. The verdant setting features a lagoon pool, spa, waterfall, gazebo and large lawn areas for entertaining.

          Impeccable taste and quality workmanship are reflected throughout the house and evident in the dark hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and paneled wainscoting. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a stunning diamond hatched bay window to take in the views.

          A brand new kitchen has a farmhouse sink, stone countertops, beautiful cabinetry and a gracious breakfast room.

          Minnie’s new master suite features French doors to the yard, a luxurious granite bathroom with soaking tub, a huge shower, double sinks and celebrity must-have: a custom-built walk-in closet.

          All bedrooms are en-suite, and the third bedroom has a separate entrance, ideal for use as an office or guest suite.

          The gated property has a two car garage, parking for eight additional cars, and another celebrity homes must-have: a primo security system.

          Driver has lived for nearly two decades in a home nearby, which she bought for $775,000 in 1998. She still currently owns that property, but with this new purchase, be on the look out for the listing soon!

          Eric Lowry of Coldwell Banker represented the home’s sellers, and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty was Minnie Driver’s real estate agent.

            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.