Vince Vaughn Buys Former USC Football Coach Lane Kiffin’s $6.5 Million Beach House

    Posted by Cristin  |  March 18, 2014  |  7:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Vince Vaughn

    Manhattan Beach, CA

    Most Known For

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

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,308 square feet, salt water pool, gated

    Price

    $6,447,000

    ‘Guy’s guy’ actor Vince Vaughn just helped out former USC football coach Lane Kiffin by taking his high-priced Manhattan Beach mansion off his hands, paying $6,447,000 for the place.

    First reported by the Los Angeles Times, the ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘Old School’ actor was identified as the buyer for Kiffin’s 7,308 square foot Craftman-style home, which sold on February 28, 2014. The pad has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a world-class backyard that features a large salt water pool and spa, fire pit, guest house, outdoor kitchen, large, gated dog run and mature landscaping.

    Inside the home, Vaughn will now be able to stare at soaring ceilings, a country-style kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and a large family room.

    Kiffin was fired as head coach of the USC football program in September 2013, after the season started with an abysmal 3-2 record. A brutal blowout loss at Arizona State sealed his fate. He has since moved on to a role as offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    As for Vaughn, things couldn’t be better. He and his wife recently welcomed their second child and have been on a bit of a real estate roll as of late. Less than a year ago, they spent nearly $4 million for a home in La Canada Flintridge, and in July 2013, he put his Chicago apartment up for rent for $9,500 a month.

      Zac Efron Lists Former Hollywood Hills Party Pad For $2.85 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  March 17, 2014  |  11:27 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

      $2,849,000

      Zac Efron is shedding the last piece of his former life as a young Hollywood bad boy.

      After two stints in rehab, the reformed actor is selling his former Hollywood Hills party pad for $2,849,000. Following a tumultuous time period in his life, where he privately struggled with addiction, Efron is seeking more Zen in his life, and he’s starting at home. He moved out of this place 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!

      Now that Efron’s out of the house that was the backdrop to a darker period in his life, he’s selling the place.

      The home is a gorgeous gem and steeped in history. With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, Efron’s former 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.

      Efron paid $2,350,000 for the home on December 3, 2008

        Tennis Great Pete Sampras and Wife Bridgette Wilson Buy Albert Brook’s Former Bel Air Estate

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 12, 2014  |  9:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Pete Sampras & Bridgette Wilson

        Bel Air, CA

        Most Known For

        He's a retired tennis ace, she is an actress best known for her role in 'Billy Madison'

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,100 square feet, pool

        Price

        $5,996,500

        Tennis ace Pete Sampras and his gorgeous wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, just dropped $5,996,000 for the Bel Air estate recently owned by actor Albert Brooks.

        Located on over 2 acres, featuring mature trees and lots of privacy, the property is accessed via a long, gated private drive. The 5,100 square foot home is entered through the dramatic living room, which features 20 foot high wood-paneled ceilings, skylights and massive glass walls that blur the distinction between the spacious home and the lush property surrounding it. The family-friendly home has 3 bedrooms (and a maid’s), and the master suite has its own sitting room and his-and-her baths and closets.

        Outside there is a tennis court (naturally!) and a large grassy area that could play host to any number of events, either children’s birthday parties or warm summer evening cocktail parties. The highlight of the spacious yard is the pristine infinity pool that looks out over a perfect Los Angeles view.

        Pete and Bridgette’s new home has a long and storied show business history, having been owned by Merv Griffin before being purchased by Brooks for $3,650,000 in 1992. Albert Brooks sold the home in 2012 for $6,275,000, after listing it for nearly $7 million. The new owners didn’t hold on to it for very long, and sold it to the Sampras family at a loss.

        Pete, Bridgette and their two children most recently resided in a $5.6M mansion at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They also owned a modern Thousand Oaks, CA estate that they were asking $19.95 million for. That estate sold in November 2013 for an undisclosed price.

        In their most recent real estate deal, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency represented the listing and Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates was Sampras and Wilson’s agent.

          Jesse McCartney Drops $1.96 Million On Modern Hollywood Hills Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  March 10, 2014  |  10:47 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Jesse McCartney

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Pop star and actor

          Home Stats

          Modern, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,635 square feet

          Price

          $1,965,000

          Singer, actor, songwriter and all-around Renaissance man Jesse McCartney has just dropped some of his hard-earned dough on a modern pad in the Hollywood Hills.

          Property records show that the ‘Beautiful Soul’ singer spent $1,965,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,635 square foot home in the Hills with a sleek architectural design and spacious open floor plan.

          Inside the home, huge windows and skylights allow natural light to pour into the gallery-like interior and glass doors open to a private pool and garden. The stylish master suite has a massive walk-in closet and a bathroom that is a work of art unto itself. A chic open kitchen has high-end appliances and a super functional design. Other amenities include garage parking for four cars (a rarity in the Hollywood Hills!), a temperature controlled wine room, an in-home sauna, and beautiful backyard with salt water pool, spa and illuminated garden area.

          McCartney’s last foray in the real estate world was a doozie. In May 2010, he sold a 2-bedroom Los Angeles home he owned for a $177,000 loss!

          In this latest deal, Greg Holcomb of Partners Trust Beverly Hills represented the seller and Elise Woroboff of Keller Williams Beverly Hills repped McCartney.

            Baseball Legend Barry Bonds Just Sold His Beverly Hills Mansion For $22 Million!

            Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2014  |  1:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Barry Bonds

            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

            Home Stats

            1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

            Price

            $22,000,000

            Retired MLB slugger Barry Bonds just hit it out of the (Beverly) Park!

            The controversial home run king sold his massive Tuscan-inspired pad in the ultra-fancy Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $22 million. Property records show the deal closed on March 5, 2014 – 14 months after Bonds put the incredible estate up to bat for $25 million.

            Inside sources say he had his eye on that initial $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.

            Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse. He price-chopped the home to $23.5M in December 2013 and finally signed a contract with a buyer at $22 million.

            Bond’s just-sold estate was a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles’s most desirable area. Fully renovated, Bonds added 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals, and Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.

            Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.

            Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others.

              Report: Khloe Kardashian Buys Justin Bieber’s Calabasas Home!

              Posted by Cristin  |  March 6, 2014  |  11:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Khloe Kardashian Buys Justin Beiber's House

              Calabasas, CA

              Most Known For

              The youngest Kardashian sister

              Price

              $7,200,000

              Khloe Kardashian just bought Justin Bieber’s Calabasas mansion!

              According to an exclusive report from US Weekly, multiple sources have confirmed that the youngest Kardashian sister has just spent $7.2M on Bieber’s home in The Oaks, a gated community in Calabasas.

              Khloe recently sold the Tarzana, CA home she shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom to ‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Kaley Cuoco and her new husband Ryan Sweeting. After many months of marital turmoil and a divorce filing in December 2013, Khloe was ready to move on from her former life with Lamar and into some brand new digs.

              Before Khloe came a-knocking with some serious cash, Bieber purchased the sprawling home in 2012. He quietly (and secretly) put it on the market after some highly publicized and heated run-ins with his neighbors, including an egging incident that resulted in a police raid and a serious felony vandalism investigation.

              Bieber has given up on the sleepy community of Calabasas and moved into a rented mansion in Atlanta, but the Kardashians are doubling down. Mom Kris Jenner lives in nearby Hidden Hills with sisters Kendall and Kylie, and older sister Kourtney recently upgraded her Calabasas living situation by buying retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson’s home, which is just a couple doors down from the home Khloe just bought from the Biebs.

              Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick also have their former Calabasas mansion on the market with a $3,999,000 price tag.

                Kaught You! The Fake ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’ Home Hits The Market For $6.25 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 5, 2014  |  10:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Keeping Up With The Kardashians

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                The exterior of the "Jenner House" on Keeping Up With The Kardashians

                Home Stats

                7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7,043 square feet

                Price

                $6,250,000

                Not quite real!

                One of the many secrets of the reality TV show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ has just emerged! According to TMZ, the exterior of the home that appears multiple times in each episode as the “Jenner House” has just hit the market for $6.25 M. As a result, the millions of viewers who watch the Kardashians every Sunday are just now realizing that the home they thought belonged to the famous family is just a façade for reality TV. While it’s made to appear as the home that Kris, Bruce, Kendall, Kylie, Kim, Kanye and North all live in in the affluent community of Calabasas, CA, the home is a fake that’s actually located in Studio City.

                The Kardashian/Jenner’s actual home is 20 miles away in Hidden Hills, CA in a 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 8,860 square foot home they purchased on March 9, 2010 for $4,000,000 and a fake home is used for security and privacy reasons – mainly to keep the throngs of Kardashian–obsessed fans from crawling around outside the home trying to catch a peek of the famous family.

                Newly listed, this home in Studio City, CA has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7,049 square feet and a sprawling backyard with in-ground pool. The interior photos are a stark difference from the black, white and glam décor that Kris Jenner favors for her massive family compound.

                This sale will be one to watch, as the new owners will have the rights to pull their home’s image from the show. In that case, the Kardashians will need to find a new ‘real estate reality.’

                 

                Moe Abourched of MSM Luxury Estates is the listing agent.

                  Exclusive: Peek Inside Rihanna’s Stunning Aspen Vacation Rental!

                  Posted by Vanessa  |  February 24, 2014  |  1:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Rihanna

                  Aspen, CO

                  Most Known For

                  Edgy Grammy-winning pop star

                  Home Stats

                  7 Bedroom, 7 Full, 4 Partial Bath

                  Pop star Rihanna celebrated her 26th birthday last week with a glam 7-day stay in the mountains of Colorado, cozying up inside a swanky Aspen mega-mansion.

                  In true Bad Girl fashion, the Grammy winner went all out for her celebration and must have dropped a pretty penny to play inside the 18,750 square-foot rental, which also happens to be on the market for a cool $45 million.

                  The epic birthday bash was highly publicized on the singer’s Instagram account, with multiple shots of her lounging about the mansion, skiing the slopes, shooting pins in the estate’s private bowling alley and taking a dip in the hot tub.

                  This Aspen party palace is perfect for RiRi, who likes the best in life. Located in one of the world’s most luxurious winter resort towns, the exquisite property, dubbed the name “The Ski Home,” sits among a handful of A-list celebrity neighbors, including Mariah Carey, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner, and Kate Hudson.

                  The ultra-modern estate features 7 bedrooms and 7 full/4 partial bath with a 40-foot-high entrance foyer and stunning 30-foot water wall. A mixture of hardwood and marble floors line the three-story property, with high ceilings and sharp edges adding to its modern architecture. A large commercial kitchen offers large floor to ceiling windows allowing for stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Two elevators and vertical glass pocket doors deliver the ultimate high-class experience allowing for guests to easily roam the massive property with ease.

                  Perfect for entertaining, this Aspen estate also comes with a media room, theater, private bowling alley, target range and recreation room equipped with billiards table and arcade. Additional features include a 2-bedroom guest apartment, as well as a 5-car garage with turn table and glass garage doors.

                  The exterior of the home features a full-saline pool and spa, tennis courts and private clubhouse. Taking advantage of its premier skiing destination, the property also offers private ski access to Aspen Mountain, perfect for celebrities or high-profile guests.

                  Interested in shining bright like a diamond in this Aspen getaway? Contact Joshua Saslove who represents the listing.

                    Pauly Shore’s Mama Mitzi Sells Her Storied Home For $5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  February 20, 2014  |  12:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Mitzi Shore

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Nurturing comedy careers at The Comedy Store, and giving birth to Pauly Shore

                    Home Stats

                    5,448-square-foot European Villa with six-bedrooms, five-bathrooms and a pool; Former home of 1940s singer/movie star Dorothy Lamour

                    Price

                    $5,000,000

                    Mitzi Shore, the famed owner of The Comedy Store on LA’s Sunset Strip (and Pauly Shore’s mom), has just sold her longtime home in Los Angeles.

                    Listed by the downsizing octogenarian for $5.8 million in August 2013, the deal just closed for an even $5 million on February 7, 2014.

                    Mitzi Shore is known by many in the funny business as the maker and breaker of comedy careers. From the 1970s to the 1990s, Mitzi nurtured the budding starts of many well-known comedians and late night talk show hosts, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams.

                    Reports suggest that Shore sold the home because she’s in declining health and looking to cut back on her holdings. Mitzi has already handed off the day-to-day management of her famous comedy club to her family — which has resulted in a pretty scandalous and un-funny lawsuit between her two sons.

                    When Mitzi listed the home last summer, it was the first time that the legendary Old Hollywood estate has been on the market since she bought it 40 years ago. Prior to Shore’s long-term residency in the estate, the villa in the Hollywood Hills was once home to 1940′s-era singer/movie star Dorothy Lamour.

                    Built in 1936, this ivy-covered European Villa includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and sits on one of the largest flat lots in the area — a rare and desirable asset for homes located in the Hollywood Hills. While loaded with character and charm on the outside, the home will need a lot of TLC on the inside. According to the listing description, this home needs “to be fully restored/rebuilt.”

                    Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency represented both the buyer and the seller on this deal.

                      Rent William H. Macy And Felicity Huffman’s LA Pad For $20,000 a Month!

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 17, 2014  |  1:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman

                      Los Angeles, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Together for more than 30 years and married for 17, the actor and actress duo have successful, long-running careers

                      Home Stats

                      5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,566 square feet, pool, gated

                      Price

                      $20,000 a month

                      If you ever wanted two of Hollywood’s most talented actors as your landlords – here’s your chance. The married Academy Award-nominated duo of William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are looking for someone to lease their Los Angeles home for $20,000 a month.

                      Purchased by Macy and Huffman for $3,800,000 in December 2012, the home has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,566 square feet, a pool and amazing Los Angeles views. Another bonus? You’d could drop your rent check over the fence, because this for-lease place is right next door to the home William and Felicity have lived in since 1998.

                      Up a very private road, perched on a grassy flat pad with tree-top views, this single level mid-century-style home is the epitome of California living – casual and enticing. The focal point of every room is the sprawling backyard, sparkling swimming pool and panoramic views of Los Angeles. With 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an attached guest suite, there is plenty of room for entertaining friends.

                      Macy and Huffman took great care to maintain the original characteristics of the home while undergoing a massive renovation that includes a shiny new kitchen, new bathrooms, a screening room, a separate office suite, a new sauna and spa, and contemporary bamboo and cork floors.

                      The lease is being represented by Ninkey Dalton of The Agency.