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.

      The Late Dick Clark’s ‘Flintstones House’ Gets A Price Chop, Now Listed For $3 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  March 3, 2014  |  10:46 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

      Most Known For

      The late, beloved host of New Years Eve festivities and more

      Home Stats

      1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 360-degree views of Los Angeles and beyond

      Price

      $2,995,000

      The estate of the late, great Dick Clark has just price-chopped his beloved Malibu hideaway by $250,000, bringing the price down from $3.25 million to $2,995,000.

      After two years on the Malibu housing market, this Flintstone-esque home atop a bluff got a price cut for the second time, as first reported by Curbed.  It came down $250,000 in the summer of 2013, and without a buyer in sight, the price has been reduced by a quarter million dollars once again.

      One of Malibu’s landmark properties, Clark’s stone home features unparalleled 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Boney Mountains, Serrano Valley, Los Angeles sunsets and sparkling city lights.

      This unusually imaginative architectural creation is nestled atop a mountain on eye-popping 22.89 acres and features 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, as well as breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Truly exceptional and one-of-a-kind from within and without – the architecture of this home seamlessly marries form and function. The interior space is extremely voluminous and features an expanse of glass to capture the views from every room of this home. Vaulted ceilings enhance the living room and dining room with its wood burning fireplace intimate seating areas. The master suite is at spacious and intimate. According to the listing agent, “this is art as architecture at it’s finest.”

      Clark’s Malibu retreat offers seclusion, privacy and serenity, but it still just minutes from the beach. Before his death at age 82 in April 2012, Dick and his wife Kari used this home as a weekend getaway.

      Diane Carter of Coldwell Banker holds the listing

        Barry Bonds Strikes Out At Lucky $25 Million, Price Chops Beverly Hills Home By $1.5 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  December 5, 2013  |  12:12 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

        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

        $23,500,000

        Retired San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has just slashed the price of his Beverly Hills mansion by $1.5 million.

        When Bonds listed the incredible estate for $25 million dollars 11 months ago, he had his eye on that $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.

        Now listed for a lower, but equally impressive $23.5 million, Bond’s estate seeks a buyer who wants to live in a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles. Fully renovated, attention to detail is apparent throughout, from the 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, to the gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals and the usage of 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.

        Images via The Agency, which holds the listing.

          Reese Witherspoon Reduces Ojai Estate By Another $1.3 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 14, 2013  |  7:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Reese Witherspoon

          Ojai, CA

          Most Known For

          Winning Academy Award for Best Actress for Walk the Line and starring in all Legally Blonde films

          Home Stats

          9-bedroom, 6.5 bath, 7-acre property

          Price

          $5,900,000

          Reese Witherspoon may be one of America’s most beloved actresses, but she’s not feeling the love in the real estate game. After a year on the market and numerous price reductions, she just reduced the price of her rustic-style Ojai, CA retreat by another $1.3 million, bringing the new asking price to $5.9 million.  The new price is much, much lower than the $10 million she was originally asking for the estate.

          While pregnant with her third child, the retreat made headlines when Witherspoon and this Ojai home appeared on the cover and in a full length spread in the September 2012 issue of Elle Décor. That month, it officially came on the market with a $10 million dollar price tag and a splashy feature story in The Hollywood Reporter.

          The home first made headlines in March 2011, when Witherspoon married second husband Jim Toth in front of a group of A-list guests on the grounds of the estate. Months later, rumors swirled that Witherspoon offered the Ojai home to her Water For Elephants co-star Robert Pattinson as an escape from the media during his ex-girlfriend Kristin Stewart’s affair scandal.

          While this country retreat has gotten all the media exposure one would think it would need to sell, Witherspoon is still struggling to find a buyer. After numerous price chops, Reese is now asking just $100,000 more than the $5.8 million she paid when she purchased the property from prominent interior designer Kathryn Ireland in 2008.

          Since then, Witherspoon has renovated the space, clearly adding tremendous value, but she won’t get much more than she originally paid and will likely lose money on the deal.

          Built in 1923 and hidden away in the Ojai Valley hills, the vacation retreat was originally designed by architect Wallace Neff as a barn, later turned to an actual home in the 1940’s by architect Austen Pierpoint. The Spanish architecture gives the home tons of personality and allows for a true getaway. The rustic, century-old designs comes alive with the stone-lined hallways and wood beamed ceilings. A cool and relaxing ambiance surrounds the space as natural light graces each room and views of the hills can be seen throughout. In the recent issue of Elle Decor, Witherspoon nicknamed the home “Libbey Ranch” and describes it as “meditative and restorative,” like “having a little bit of Tennessee in California.”

          With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, the 5,000 square foot main home seems minuscule on the seven-acre property, yet horse stables, three guest cottages, a carriage house and swimming pool take up the remainder of the land - perfect for a large family to relax and escape to a quiet, country vacation.

          Gregg Leach of Village Properties now has the listing.

            Katy Perry Still Can’t Sell Russell Brand Love Nest, Price Chops Home By Another $500k

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2013  |  10:07 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Katy Perry

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Pop songstress with a tabloid-worthy personal life

            Home Stats

            7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,835 square feet, pool

            Price

            $5,988,000

            Poor Katy Perry!

            She just can’t seem to be able to leave the past behind and sell the Hollywood Hills home she intended to share with then-husband Russell Brand before their divorce. After a massive price cut this summer, she has just price-chopped the home for a second time!

            Katy Perry is ready to close the door on that part of her life, even if it means losing a ton of money in the process. In a revealing article in the June 2013 issue of Vogue, Perry revealed that Brand told her he wanted a divorce via text message. With that kind of ending, no wonder Perry wants out of the home that she and Brand had intended to make their happy home. After slashing the price on their former home by $430,000 in June, Perry has axed another $507,000 from the asking price, bringing the new price to $5,988,000 – $512,000 less than what she paid for it!

            Purchased by the songstress on June 24, 2011 for $6,500,000, Perry intended to make the 3-acre estate compound near the famed Chateau Marmont her and then-husband Russell Brand‘s marital love nest. Amid rumors of an impending divorce and before the moving vans could even get in the front gates, the duo split for good – and the home remained vacant. Perry was reportedly secretly hoping to find a buyer for her unlucky love nest without having to officially list the home for sale. Perhaps she was asking too much money or people just didn’t want the bad juju associated with the home, but Perry couldn’t find her buyer with a pocket listing. She officially listed it April 2013 and has been desperate to part with it ever since. Still without a buyer, Perry is discounting the home yet again, in hopes that an even lower price will entice someone to make an offer.

            The home, dubbed “Park Hill,” was built in 1921 and is comprised of a significant Mediterranean residence with two-story grand entry that continues into two-story living room overlooking all of Los Angeles and the city’s dramatic skyline.

            The property has a separate two-story guest house that was formerly a caretaker’s apartment on the lower level and a Carriage House on the second level for auto storage. In 2004, another guest house was built and could be used as a private residence, as it comes complete with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

            The lushly landscaped backyard has a lagoon-style pool with waterfall and small bridges. Adding to the allure of this property, the home neighbors Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Storer House.

            Perry has since moved on a romance with John Mayer and on the real estate front, she’s also moved on to a two-home compound that she purchased for $11 million.

              Larry David’s Pacific Palisades Property Gets a $2 Million Dollar Price Chop

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 16, 2013  |  8:49 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Larry David

              Pacific Palisades, CA

              Most Known For

              Creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

              Home Stats

              7 bedroom, 10 bathrooms, guesthouse, pool

              Price

              $12,995,000

              Larry David‘s home selling hopes are getting a little “Curbed.”

              The Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator/actor has just chopped $2,004,000 off the price of his tudor-style, fairytale-esque home in Pacific Palisades. Originally listed for $14,999,000 in March 2013, David’s been unable to find a buyer and just reduced the price significantly to bait a buyer.

              Gated and private, David’s estate features 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and more than 10,000 square feet. The living room, family room, dining room and kitchen all feature fireplaces.  The master suite has an adjacent large deck to sit and enjoy the ocean views. An office, gym and playroom round out the additional rooms in this incredible estate. A large separate guesthouse with fireplace has views of the sparkling pool and views beyond!

              David has been divorced from his high-profile environmental activist ex-wife Laurie since 2007.

              Santiago Arana of The Partner’s Trust still holds the listing.

                Drew Barrymore Drops The Price Of Her Marital Montecito Mansion By $600,000!

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 9, 2013  |  8:19 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Drew Barrymore

                Montecito, CA

                Most Known For

                Child actress turned full-blown adult star; currently focused on motherhood and her beauty line, Flower.

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a separate guest apartment, expansive lawns, site of her 2012 nuptials

                Price

                $6,900,000

                In an effort to sell the stunning Montecito mansion she married at last year, Drew Barrymore has just priced chopped the estate by $600,000.

                Originally listed for $7.5M in May 2013, Barrymore never found a buyer during the hot and heavy summer buying season. As summer turns to fall, Barrymore needed to bring the asking price down to attract a potential buyer.

                In the summer before she hoisted the home on the market, Barrymore hosted a modest 190-person backyard wedding at this home to her art consultant husband Will Kopelman. In early June 2010, before she met Kopelman, and likely before she was marriage-minded, Barrymore purchased the home for $5,705,000.

                The estate is a gorgeous 1937 traditional home on approximately two acres of secluded, lush grounds. The classic two-story estate features 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a separate guest apartment and ample parking. A walking path winds through the abundant gardens, citrus and avocado trees and expansive lawn to create a one-of-a-kind setting.

                While Montecito is a chic and highly desired celebrity real estate enclave, sales prices are down about 7.9% in the last quarter, so Barrymore and her wealthy neighbors are all having trouble selling.

                Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s holds the listing.

                  Bruce Willis Chops $2 Million Off Asking Price of Beverly Hills Hacienda

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 27, 2013  |  8:13 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

                  $19,995,000

                  In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis is having a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis just chopped $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda.

                  Willis slashed the price of the home in hopes that a lower price can get the deal done and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

                  Property records we peeped show that Willis paid $9 million 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 is the listing agent.

                    Howie Mandel Wants To Make A “Deal” on Malibu Mansion, Slashes Price By $500k

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 24, 2013  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Howie Mandel

                    Malibu, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Stand up comedian, host of NBC's "Take it All', FOX's "Mobbed" and former host of "Deal or No Deal"

                    Home Stats

                    5,936 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

                    Price

                    $7,250,000

                    The king of game show hosts, Howie Mandel, is really looking to make a ‘deal’ with someone who wants one of his biggest prizes yet: a beautiful 5,936-square-foot, ocean-view Malibu estate. The game show host just slashed the price on the estate by half a million dollars, bringing the new asking price to $7,250,000.

                    Back in December 2011, the former “Deal or No Deal” host originally put the home up for sale and was looking to lock in a deal of his own for the current asking price of $7,250,000. Mandel took the home off the market and relisted in January 2013 for $7,750,000, but now it’s been slashed by that extra $500,000 and is back at the original asking price, just begging for a buyer.

                    Located in the prestigious Point Dume area, this Cape Cod-inspired mini-compound was exquisitely crafted by renowned architect Douglas Burdge. Unveiled in 2009, the home boasts five bedrooms, five and a half baths, an office, theater, gym, and guesthouse. Constructed with the finest of finishes, the timeless architectural style weds both elegant sophistication and casual seaside living with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The airy main living area includes double-height formal living and dining rooms–both with French doors lining the walls–leading to a large, open kitchen with center island.

                    With panoramic Santa Monica ocean views, the home sits on over an acre of flat land with expansive lawns, a huge outdoor patio, and a gorgeous infinity pool.

                    Matt Rapf of Pritchett-Rapf is the listing agent Mandel has tapped to get the deal done.

                      Drake Buys Incredible Compound in Hidden Hills for $7.7M

                      Posted by Cristin  |  July 16, 2012  |  10:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Drake

                      Hidden Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actor/Rapper

                      Home Stats

                      7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7,444 square feet, resort-style swimming pool

                      Price

                      $7,700,000

                      Drake, the multi-platinum rapper, has just purchased the massive Hidden Hills compound he has been renting for the past few months. The home is no stranger to the real estate market – it hit the market in January 2009 with an eye-popping $27M asking price - that’s $3,627 per square foot. With no one willing to pay way-above-market-value for the suped-up estate, the price was chopped all the way down to $9.95M in November of 2009. 3 years and $2.25M more in price reductions, Drake has purchased the palatial pad for the bargain basement price of $7.7M, according to public records.

                      Marketed at “the ultimate Hidden Hills compound estate” and a “world class private resort,” the estate features 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and clocks in at 7,444 square feet. Larry Pollack, the owner of the famous Saddle Ranch Chop Houses, purchased the estate for “land value only” in 2003, and spent 4 years rebuilding and constructing this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. No expense was spared on interior appointments and all new exterior grounds. A multi-million dollar pool boasts cascading waterfalls, 80′ water slide, a grotto and more. Other exterior features include a tennis court, 5 stall horse facilities with riding area, a sand volleyball court, commercial bathrooms, mechanical bull, viewing pavilions and more. The interior features include 24-seat theater, game room, spa/massage room, master suite with his/hers bathrooms, and a spectacular wine cellar/tasting room.

                      Enjoy the new digs, Drake!

                      Images via the MLS.