Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham Buys Third Brentwood Home

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 18, 2014  |  9:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac

    Brentwood, CA

    Home Stats

    6 bed, 5 bath, 5,680 sq ft, pool

    Price

    $6,493,000

    Thrice is nice!

    Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham has just picked up his third home in the swank Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, paying $6,493,000 for a 6 bedroom home in need of some serious TLC.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also owns two other high-priced homes in the same area. He paid $5.8M for one in December 2012 and $6.6M for the other, way back in December 2004.

    The third home to join Buckingham’s Brentwood property portfolio is a gracious two-story traditional home situated on a massive 27,000 square foot lot!

    While outdated by today’s standards, the property displays exquisite details and character of early 1940′s architecture. Interior features include three fireplaces, hardwood floors, crown moldings, and custom built-ins. French doors open to a sun-room that overlooks a gorgeous yard featuring a fountain, sparkling pool and scenic canyon views.

    Upstairs, you’ll find four spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with high ceilings and tons of closet space.

    Property records show that the deal closed on June 10, 2014. Now that it’s theirs, this private Brentwood gem is awaiting Lindsey and wife Kristen’s magic touch to bring it up to the standards befitting a music legend.

    Matthew O’Keefe of Gibson International represented the sellers and David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the Buckinghams.

      Exclusive: After Buying From Tom and Gisele, Dr. Dre Lists For $35 Million in LA

      Posted by Cristin  |  June 10, 2014  |  8:46 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Dr. Dre

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Rapper, super producer and 'Beats by Dre' headphones mogul

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,696 square feet, views, pool

      Price

      $35,000,000

      After dropping $40 million on Tom Brady and Gisele’s insane French Chateau-style mansion, Dr. Dre just listed his former home in the ‘Bird Streets’ of the Hollywood Hills for $35 million.

      The rapper, producer and headphone mogul just inked a deal with Apple to sell the company he started with music industry legend Jimmy Iovine for $3 billion.

      With all that extra cash, the already ballin mogul is now a certified billionaire with money to burn.

      Dre’s first splurge? A major mansion upgrade.

      With the purchase of Tom and Gisele’s mansion, Dr. Dre is moving on to the ‘Next Episode’ and selling his 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 9,696 square foot home for $35 million.

      Dre purchased the home on December 21, 2011 for $15,400,000.

      According to the listing, Dre’s for-sale estate is “without question, the best View estate in the city.” Perched atop a promontory and gated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home has a jetliner 300 degree vista with lights sparkling from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. With a flat, expansive, grassy yard, infinity edge pool – all overlooking the most striking views and setting in Los Angeles. Completely rebuilt in 2001, the sprawling home features a library/media, den, guest house, and wine cellar, all in total serenity and privacy.

      LA super agent Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency holds the listing.

        The Kardashians ‘Take’ This $14 Million Hamptons Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  2:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        The Kardashians

        Southampton, NY

        Most Known For

        Sisters, stars of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 8,900 square feet, pool, waterfront

        Price

        $13,950,000

        Fresh off the Kimye wedding, the Kardashians are ‘taking’ the Hamptons for the latest installment of their reality TV series – and they’re doing it in style.

        This summer, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (and their oodles of assistants, glam squads, nannies, etc) will descend upon the Hamptons to shoot their E! series, “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons,” where they’ll chronicle the launch of their popular Dash retail store in the chic New York vacation hotspot, all while living in a rented mansion, which is actually for-sale for $13,950,000.

        Their summer digs are sure to please even the pickiest Kardashian (we’re looking at you, Kim). The waterfront home sits on 3 acres, with a heated pool and a private dock. The 8,900 square foot estate is surrounded by water on 3 sides, and features 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

        There’s an oversized den, an open living room (perfect for lounging), a professional grade kitchen, and waterfront views from every window and glass door.

        Along with breathtaking views and top-of-the-line amenities, this home is made even more appealing by its close proximity to beaches and Southampton Village, where the Dash store will be open for business all summer.

        There were rumbles a few weeks back that the Kardashians were all “persona non grata” in the exclusive Hamptons community, and that many for-rent homes were closing their doors to the sisters. A source told the New York Post that “many Hamptons brokers refused to work with Kardashian producers, for fear of further upsetting locals who are worried about traffic and crowds, while other owners refused to rent their homes in more esteemed locations.”

        Sorry Hampton-ites. Looks like the Kardashians are coming at you – and doing it in style.

        The for-sale listing on their rental is being held by Danielle Lise Desrochers of Elliman.

         

          Josh Hutcherson Snaps Up A New Studio City Home For $1.25 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  11:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Josh Hutcherson

          Studio City, CA

          Most Known For

          Actor who plays 'Peeta Mellark' in the Hunger Games films

          Home Stats

          3 bed, 2 bath, 1,506 square feet

          Price

          $1,250,000

          ‘Hunger Games’ hunk Josh Hutcherson has just snapped a new spread, paying $1.25 million for a gorgeous East Coast traditional in the Silver Trangle area of Studio City.

          The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property was extensively remodeled in 2011. Now, the swank home features dark wood floors, a vaulted beam ceiling, and a formal dining room with fireplace, overlooking a charming brick patio. Oh, la la.

          The cook’s kitchen has an uber-popular farmhouse-style sink, Carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island.

          Small but mighty at just 1,506 square feet, the home has a master suite with two large closers and a master bedroom with additional Cararra marble counter tops, dual sinks and a stunning claw-foot tub.

          Outside, the landscaped and terraced yard includes a sparkling blue swimming pool and views of the hillside.

          This is an interesting purchase for the Hutcherson, since its not your typical celeb buy – it’s not gated and it sits directly on the street, offering little-to-no privacy to the Hunger Games star. It’s also a majorly different purchase from the super-private “tree house” home he bought in May 2012 for $2.5 million. That home is gated, tucked away in the hills and steeped in serious celeb history. Former owners included serial home buyer Ellen Degeneres and Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger. This new buy is likely to be an investment or for a family member.

          Lori Shelton of John Aaroe Group repped the seller, and Deedee Howard of The Agency was Hutcherson’s agent.

          Images via the MLS.

            Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox List Eclectic Los Feliz Mansion For Nearly $4 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 27, 2014  |  7:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

            Los Feliz, 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, 5 bathrooms, pool, gated, views

            Price

            $3,995,000

            The genetically-gifted married duo of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are selling their equally attractive Los Feliz mansion, asking $3,995,000.

            The couple just welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Bohdi Ransom Green. They also have a nearly two-year-old son named Noah, and Green is also dad to son Kassius, 11, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil.

            With a house teeming with young kids, and every room in the 4 bedroom place filled, Megan and Brian have decided to list the eclectic Los Feliz estate and upgrade to newer – and bigger – digs.

            Built in 1936, the home is a modern fortress. Walled for complete privacy, the home is a exquisitely remodeled Mediterranean Villa with explosive unobstructed views of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Century City and the all the way to the ocean.

            With over 5,300 square feet of living space and a large,  beautifully landscaped yard and gorgeous pool, the Green’s for-sale 4 bedroom, 5 bath home blends Old World architecture with 21st century technology, including a fully-wired sound system, audio and video surveillance systems and Nest thermostats.

            The stunning interiors have hand-distressed wood floors and refurbished one-of-a-kind antique lighting. The main floor is comprised of a spacious living room and family room with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to expansive covered balconies and the city below, perfect for al fresco dining and additional living space. The dining and breakfast room flow into a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

            Megan and Brian bought the home on December 18, 2009 for $2,942,500 and went on to furnished it in a funky, yet chic, vibe.

            Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

              Biggest Loser’s Star Trainer Jillian Michaels Slims Down Asking Price Of LA Pad

              Posted by Cristin  |  May 21, 2014  |  11:24 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Jillian Michaels

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Biggest Loser trainer

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,701 square feet, gated, pool

              Price

              $2,149,000

              The Biggest Loser‘s breakout star and ‘America’s Toughest Trainer,’ Jillian Michaels, has just slimmed down the asking price of her gated home in the Hollywood Hills!

              Jillian listed the home for sale in May 2013 for $2,450,000. A year later and a buyer short, Michaels has dropped the price by $301,000, bringing the home at 2180 Groveland Drive to its current asking price of $2,149,000.

              Purchased by the trainer-to-the-stars on February 15, 2008 for $1,565,000, the 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,701 square foot home has a great open kitchen, and the floor plan and open dining and living rooms make it perfect for entertaining.

              Necessary for any Hollywood Hills home, incredible city views can be seen from the downstairs as well as the master bedroom. The large master bedroom suite features a walk-in closet, bath with separate tub and steam shower. Michael’s home also has two additional bedroom suites, one of which Michaels currently uses as an office. Move-in ready for any other celebrity, the home also features a pool, security system with cameras and pre-wired sound system.

              Michaels has certainly built herself into a household name over the past few years through her work on “The Biggest Loser” and other endorsement deals. On the personal front, she and her partner Heidi Rhodes have two young children, one they adopted from Haiti and one biological child.

              It’s likely that she and Heidi have moved on and into a new home that’s a bit bigger and more family friendly than the one she’s currently selling. Jillian also owns a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,615 square foot home in Los Angeles that she purchased as an investment on June 3, 2005 for $1,100,00o.

              Reza Farahan of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills (and fellow reality TV star) holds the listing.

                Jack Osbourne Flips Los Feliz Home For A Profit

                Posted by Cristin  |  May 21, 2014  |  9:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Jack Osbourne

                Los Feliz, CA

                Most Known For

                Son of rock 'n' roll legend Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon

                Home Stats

                4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,074 square feet, pool, guest house

                Price

                $3,200,000

                Three years after buying in Los Feliz, Jack Osbourne has sold the home for a nice profit.

                The famous rock ‘n’ roll offspring purchased the home in December 2011, for $2,820,000, just 4 months before he became a first-time dad. He and wife Lisa lived here for a few short years before flipping the home back on the open market in April 2014 with an asking price of $2.998 million. Just a month later, the home has closed for $3,200,000, which is $202,000 OVER the asking price.

                Listing details show that Osbourne’s meticulously restored Spanish-style home at 2220 N Berendo Street is a private oasis in the heart of prime Los Feliz, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom and 4,810 square feet.

                Painstakingly renovated by the previous owners in 2011, Jack’s just-sold home is a buyer’s dream: effortlessly functional for today’s modern lifestyle, all while retaining the charm and character of its authentic 1926 Spanish architecture.

                Passing through a sunny courtyard, you’ll find charming details from the 1920′s era, including splashing fountains, and craftsmanship that is second to none. A stunning kitchen lies at the center of the home, which opens to a family room with soaring ceilings and French doors leading out to the central courtyard and pool.

                A spacious master suite is situated upstairs, along with 2 additional bedrooms, each with their own private bath. A separate guest house features vaulted beam ceilings, a full kitchen and separate bedroom.

                Perfect for any high-profile buyer, the home is walled and gated to ensure the utmost privacy and security.

                Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland represented Osbourne in the sale and his H&H colleague Juliette Hohnen represented the buyer.

                 

                  Zac Efron Sells His Former Party Pad In The Hollywood Hills For $2.775 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2014  |  8:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Zac Efron

                  Hollywood Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Teen heartthrob from "High School Musical," turned troubled (but recovering) adult actor

                  Home Stats

                  2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,424 square feet, pool, gated

                  Price

                  $2,775,000

                  Zac Efron just closed the door on the last piece of his former life as a young Hollywood bad boy.

                  After two stints in rehab and a skirmish down at LA’s (in)famous skid row, the seemingly reformed actor has just sold his former Hollywood Hills party pad for $2,775,000.

                  Following a tumultuous time period in his life where he privately struggled with addiction, Efron sought out more Zen in his life, and he started at home. He moved out of this home after buying a ‘majestic Zen Contemporary’ property in Los Feliz in October 2013,  paying close to $4 million for the new home.

                  The fresh start it provided him? Priceless!


                  Efron listed the house that was the backdrop to a darker period in his life in March 2014, asking $2,850,000. Two months later, he got almost asking price for the home that was originally designed by Rodney Walker for the famed Case Study program. The home was eventually built using those plans after the program timeframe, and subsequently reinvented 50 years later.

                  Efron’s just-sold home may be steeped in history, but it’s also a modern wonder. With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the home embodies the ideal California lifestyle in a primo location.

                  Whole walls of glass open in every room for seamless indoor/outdoor flow and beautiful natural light. Situated up a gated drive on a flat lush lot, this home features heated concrete floors, a unique infinity pool with an ozone system and an open kitchen with a Wolf range and sub-zero appliances.

                  Offering coveted seclusion and style, the home is the perfect ‘celebrity hideaway’ for the unknown buyer.

                  Efron paid $2,350,000 for the home on December 3, 2008 and made a few bucks on the sale.

                    90210 Actor Jason Priestley Sells His Toluca Lake Home At A Loss

                    Posted by Cristin  |  May 6, 2014  |  11:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Jason Priestley

                    Toluca Lake, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor who famously played Brandon Walsh on 'Beverly Hills 90210'

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool, gated

                    Price

                    $2,000,0000

                    ’90210′ actor Jason Priestley has just sold his house in the 91602 (Toluca Lake, that is) for a $140,000 loss.

                    The 90′s star who played Brandon Walsh in the cult TV hit ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ paid $2,140,000 for this 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom,  3,266 square foot estate in May 2007, just two months before he and his wife Naomi welcome their first child.

                    Now, just as he is about to release his memoir, property records show that the actor has sold off the home for $2 million, losing $140,000 on the deal. He first listed the property for $2.1 million in 2011 before taking it off the market and relisting it for $2,099,000 in February 2014.

                    Priestley’s just-sold home in the heart of Toluca Lake has a spacious foyer with a dramatic staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. The living room features a stone fireplace and French doors, and nearby, an oversized family room features built-ins, and opens to the gorgeous formal dining room and the covered patio. The gourmet kitchen has an island, lots of cabinet space, a walk-in pantry, and breakfast area.

                    The master bedroom oasis has a fireplace, cathedral ceilings and walk-in closet. The private master bath has a stand-alone tub and glass steam shower. The second floor also features two bedrooms with en suite baths, and an office area with custom cabinets.

                    The backyard is perfect for entertaining with covered patio, landscaped gardens and gorgeous pool and spa.

                    Craig Strong of the John Aaroe Group represented both Priestley and the buyer in this deal.

                      Jennifer Love Hewitt Sells Her Toluca Lake House to Jessica Simpson’s Mom Tina, Loses $1.4 Million On The Deal

                      Posted by Cristin  |  May 5, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Tina Simpson Buys From Jennifer Love Hewitt

                      Most Known For

                      Mom and manager to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Divorced from 'Papa' Joe Simpson

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,216 square feet, pool, lakefront

                      Price

                      $4,100,000

                      New mom Jennifer Love Hewitt has just sold her waterfront home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb to Jessica Simpson’s mom Tina – at a massive loss!

                      In an off-market deal that closed on April 11, 2014, Tina Simpson paid $4.1 million for the 4 bedroom home that Hewitt bought for $5.5 million for in January 2006. For those doing the math, that’s a $1.4 million-dollar loss for Jennifer.

                      At one point in time, Hewitt had two Toluca Lake estates on the same street. She listed and sold one for $2.15 million in 2012, and leased out the other, asking $12,500 a month.

                      While the newly-married Hewitt happily decamped to her new modern Pacific Palisades mansion with husband and new baby in tow, the for-rent house eventually (secretly) went up for sale, and the former Mrs. Simpson swooped in an nabbed it for a bargain.

                      Tina Simpson may have been the leasee all along, as she and Joe Simpson split in the Fall of 2012 and their Encino mansion went up for sale for $4.3 million.

                      Buying under her maiden name, Tina officially bought Hewitt’s updated four bedroom home right on Toluca Lake. The Spanish-style home features an office with separate entrance, a music room, gym, master bedroom overlooking the lake, and a double master bath.

                      The family room opens up to the patio overlooking a private pool, spa and lakefront dock, where there’s plenty of space to dock a power boat and kayaks.

                      Images via Gibson International.