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.

               

                Bruce Willis Finally Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $16.5 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2014  |  7:30 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                Bruce Willis

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

                Home Stats

                11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool

                Price

                $16,500,000

                In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis had a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis was forced to chop $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda in August 2013. With a $19,995,000 price tag, the gorgeous home continued to languish on the market.

                Until now.

                Property records show that Willis finally found a buyer at a much lower price. He sold the spread for $16.5 million on August 15, 2014.

                After so many years on the market, Willis must be thrilled that the deal is done, and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

                Despite the lower sale price, Willis still made a profit over the $9 million he paid for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

                The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of flat land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hillsand has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space that also includes a state-of-the-art screening room, his & hers bathrooms and two staff rooms. Outside, a large pool, tennis courts and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.

                Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland represented both Willis and the buyer in the deal.

                  Reese Witherspoon Buys A Stately Nashville Fixer-Upper

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  11:41 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Reese Witherspoon

                  Nashville, TN

                  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

                  4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,855 square feet

                  Price

                  $1,950,000

                  Reese Witherspoon is taking on a project!

                  The ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ actress just bought a second home in Nashville, paying $1,950,000 for an amazing, stately mansion that’s in a sad state of disrepair.

                  Described as a “once in a generation opportunity,’ the home is a stately 1930’s era home on massive 6.5 acre Oak Hill lot that’s in need of some major, major TLC. The home, as it stands now, has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,855 square feet.

                  Reese and Jim have some serious love for Tennessee. After all, they named their young son after the state. With a son named “Tennesee,” it’s no surprise that the showbiz duo are doubling down there. Reese already owns one Nashville mansion, which she picked up for $760,000 in 2005. She grew up in Nashville, and her parents still live nearby. Although she’s been a long time California girl, times, they may be a-changin’.

                  Currently, Reese and Jim have their Brentwood, California mansion for-sale as an off-market deal. They’re asking $14 million for their 5-bedroom estate and an adjacent lot. They also used to own a place in Ojai, CA, but that sold at a loss late last year.

                  This new Nashville buy isn’t really a shocking purchase for “America’s Sweetheart.” Reese has always had an affinity for revamping homes and making them her own. She completely redid her ranch in Ojai, CA when she first bought it, and all of her other homes have been upgraded and renovated to perfection.

                  Her new Nashville mansion has great “bones” and oodles of charm. There’s a masculine wood-paneled library, amazing hardwood floors throughout, and traditional details that give the home a distinguished feel. Each window looks out upon a picturesque brook and sweeping views of the sprawling grounds.

                  Hat tip to The Real Estalker, who first reported the news of Reese’s new home.

                   

                    Topher Grace Lists Tiny Hollywood Hills Hideaway

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  7:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Topher Grace

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor who played Eric Forman in 'That 70's Show'

                    Home Stats

                    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,799 square feet, pool

                    Price

                    $1,895,000

                    ‘The 70’s Show’ actor Topher Grace has just put his Hollywood Hills hideaway on the market for $1,895,000.

                    Topher bought the place in January 2006 for $1,275,000 from actor Jesse Metcalf.

                    Tiny by Hollywood standards, the home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,799 square feet.

                    Described by his real estate agent as a “picturesque pied de terre,” the home sits on a private cul-de-sac off of Sunset Plaza. What it lacks in square footage and space, it makes up for in location, location, location!

                    The single-level home has a great open floor plan, with hardwood floors and soft, natural night throughout.

                    The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, and the master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, plus a sumptuous bath.

                    Tophers’s tiny pad has a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to a sparkling pool and  several lush outdoor spaces for lounging and entertaining.

                    Topher joins his other ‘That 70’s Show’ cast mates, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, on the real estate merry-go-round. Ashton just sold his bachelor pad for $9.92 million, and Mila is asking nearly $4 million for her single gal spread.

                     

                      Justin Bieber Rents Hollywood Party Palace With Night Club, Gym and Pool

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 15, 2014  |  1:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                      Justin Bieber

                      Hollywood Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      20 year-old Canadian singer who's transitioned from hearthrob to bad boy

                      Home Stats

                      16,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, glass staircase, pool, home theater, home gym

                      Price

                      $29,500 a month

                      Justin Bieber has a new crib – and it’s perfect for the young bad boy.

                      Pop’s young prince has decamped from his rented Beverly Hills condos and moved into a sprawling Hollywood Hills home that has its own night club!

                      Justin is taking advice from Miley Cyrus, who, on a appearance on Jay Leno, told him “you have a lot of money…buy a house with a night club.” Done and done.

                      Seems like sound advice for Justin, who seems to run into trouble every time he leaves the house.

                      Now Justin can party his heart out – at home. His new rental has an 80-foot long disco with bar, lights and sound system. If that wasn’t enough, the place has a fully-equipped gym, pool table, ping pong enclave and three bars. Three bars.

                      The 16,000 square foot all-glass contemporary estate has 10 bedrooms, including two master suites with huge closets. The in-home movie theater has a 160-inch screen (where Justin was just spotted watching a movie with manager Scooter Braun and friends).

                      A floating glass staircase (or elevator) takes Justin and his entourage from one level to the next. Outside, an amazing 80-foot-long pool has a four-foot high blue glass tile rendition of the famed Hollywood sign running the length of the pool.

                      The house has a huge outdoor deck and three yards all suspended into the amazing city view.

                      Justin famously clashed with his neighbors in Calabasas, finally selling the place to Khloe Kardashian and renting in Atlanta for a hot minute. He was back on the West Coast again, this time shacking up in two condo units in a brand new Beverly Hills building. He also pissed off every neighbor in that building, before moving to this glass party palace in the Hollywood Hills.

                      The home is owned by developer Danny Fitzgerald, and was listed briefly for $8.9 million.

                      Images via the MLS.