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.

     

      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.

        Natasha Bedingfield Lists Los Feliz Stunner For $3.5 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 14, 2014  |  1:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Natasha Bedingfield

        Los Feliz, CA

        Most Known For

        Grammy-nominated British songstress, with hits like "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and 'Unwritten"

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,792 square feet, home theater, pool

        Price

        $3,499,000

        Singer Natasha Bedingfield is selling her stunning house in Los Feliz!

        She’s asking $3,499,000 for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 4,792 square foot home. The ‘Unwritten’ singer wrote a check for $2,300,000 when she bought the place back in July 2009.

        Five years later, the home is back on the market after an extensive remodel. According to listing agent Andrew Mortaza of the Core Group, “rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market.”

        Privacy, security, and gorgeous views are the highlights of Natasha’s “perfectly done” architectural home, which is nestled behind gates within the prestigious gated community of Laughlin park.

        The home has a massive master bedroom with a retreat, steam shower and a true walk-in closet. As an added bonus, the house has a second master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The home also has a full gym, 3 car garage, a den/office, double access from street to street, a theatre, two kitchens, patios and multiple balconies.

        If Natasha’s home strikes your fancy, write an offer ASAP, so you can spend tranquil nights on one of the many balconies staring at the Griffith Observatory or the city lights. Perfect for life in Southern California, the home also has a sparkling pool and hot tub.  

         

          Adam Carolla Selling Private Malibu Home For $4.5M

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 9, 2014  |  8:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Adam Carolla

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          comedian, radio personality, television host and actor

          Home Stats

          5 bed, 4 bath, 3,800 sq ft, pool, private

          Price

          $4,499,000

          Jokester Adam Carolla has a serious proposition for you: buy his gated Malibu home for $4,499,000.

          Located in the coveted Malibu area of Point Dume, Carolla’s newly-listed pad sits on one of the largest and flattest lots in Point Dume.

          Just as you’d expect from a Malibu home, Carolla’s place has expansive ocean views with incredible, lush landscaping. The house itself is ho-hum by Hollywood standards, but it seems to suit the understated Carolla just fine. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a 2 car garage.

          A detached guest house includes a living room/kitchen combo, separate bedroom and full bath.

          A beautiful pool and spa rounds out the very private and completely gated estate.

          Property records show that Carolla paid $3.6 million for the home in 2007.

          A bit of a property mogul, Carolla owns two additional LA-area homes. One in the Lake Hollywood area has its own in-house dive bar! He paid $1.63 million for it in 2003, and recently rented out it out for $13,500 a month. He also owns another spread in La Canada Flintridge, CA, that he bought for $2,965,000 in July 2013.

          Michael Cunningham of Pinnacle Estate Properties holds the listing.

          Images via the MLS.

            Reese Witherspoon Puts $14 Million Price Tag On Sprawling Brentwood Estate

            Posted by Cristin  |  June 24, 2014  |  9:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Reese Witherspoon

            Brentwood, 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, 5.5 bathrooms, 1.3 acres, pool

            Price

            $14,000,000

            ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is looking to make a sweet real estate deal!

            Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, have quietly listed their sprawling Brentwood mansion for $14 million.

            Per property records and The Real Estalker, the three parcels that comprise the large estate were bought in December 2003 and December 2013 for just over $11 million, combined.

            A captivating and rare find, Witherspoon’s California Spanish-style estate is tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a double lot in the desirable, guard gated and celebrity-friendly Brentwood Circle.

            Unparalleled privacy, sprawling grounds, gorgeous gardens, richly detailed spaces, a perfect floor plan make for the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle for any A-lister.

            Interior amenities include a double-height entry with sweeping staircase,  formal dining room with rich wood ceiling, and cozy library/den.

            A fabulous eat-in kitchen and adjacent family room open through French doors to expansive lawn, pool/spa, outdoor fireplace, sunken trampoline, children’s playground, vegetable garden and towering Eucalyptus trees.

            In total, Reese and Jim’s home has 5 bedrooms, each with private bath, including a sensational master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, marble bath, two large closets, and a separate gym or office.

            Reese and her agent, David Offer, have structured the deal in two ways. The main residence is asking $10.5 million, but also available to be purchased separately is an adjacent 28,870 square foot (per assessor) parcel, which would bring the total lot size to over 1.3 acres and the total cost to $14 million.

            Reese is hoping this deal goes better than the sale of her former ranch in Ojai Reese originally had the place listed for $10 million, and price chopped it multiple times, until it finally sold for almost a million less than the $5.8 million she paid for it. 

            Images via listing agent David Offer, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

              Ellen Page Lists Studio City Home After Buying From Venus Williams

              Posted by Cristin  |  April 25, 2014  |  7:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Ellen Page

              Studio City, CA

              Most Known For

              'Juno' and 'Inception' actress who recently came out

              Home Stats

              2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,499 square feet, pool

              Price

              $1,050,000

              Newly ‘out’ actress Ellen Page just listed her modest Studio City digs after snapping up Venus William’s former home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.701 million.

              With the purchase of Williams’ home, Page no longer needs the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home she purchased back in 2011 for $885,000. It just hit the market today with a $1,050,000 asking price.

              Perched in a prime Studio City Hills location on a privacy-friendly dead-end street, Page’s for-sale bungalow is a rare turn-key Cape Cod Traditional Home.

              The sunny home features beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, hardwood floors and multi-door access to a pool and outdoor dining area.

              A fully remodeled kitchen has cook’s appliances and a breakfast nook.

              Ellen’s master suite has a redone bath, generous walk-in closet, and direct access to yard and pool.

              Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty – Beverly Hills holds the listing.

                Sheryl Crow Relists Los Angeles Compound, Chops $4 Million Off Ask

                Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2014  |  1:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Sheryl Crow

                Hollywood Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                Singer who only wants to have some fun

                Home Stats

                3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool

                Price

                $11,950,000

                Songstress Sheryl Crow is singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles.

                After listing for the first time in 2012 and trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her Hollywood Hills home for $15,950,000, Crow’s compound was delisted in December 2013 and just came back on the market with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000.

                Set behind private gates, Crow’s Spanish-style compound sits atop a hill and is comprised of 3 houses that total more than 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres.  She purchased each home individually in and around 1998, and meticulously combined the properties over the next few years.

                The main home is a remodeled and restored ‘Spanish Revival’ with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-story entryway, chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar and music room.

                A second home is a Craftsman built in 1909, and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and views of the vistas of Hollywood.

                The third home on the 10 acre property is a cottage that dates back to 1885, complete with a oak-floored kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

                The entire compound is tied together with canyon pathways, trails, a tee pee, campsite, playground, palapas and a resort-style infinity pool.

                A true treasure in the heart of Hollywood.

                Crow’s had a hard time in the real estate game in recent years. This home has sat on the market for months and months, and her equestrian property in College Grove, TN has also had a hard time finding a buyer, even after more than 2 years and nearly $2 million in price reductions.

                The rest of her portfolio includes two off-market properties. One is a $3.6M estate in Nashville, Tennessee and the other is a beachfront escape in Florida.

                The listing agent for her Los Angeles estate is Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates.

                  Cuba Gooding Jr. Sells Longtime Pacific Palisades Estate For Nearly $10M

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Cuba Gooding Jr.

                  Pacific Palisades, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actor with an impressive roster of hits, including a famous role as Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire

                  Home Stats

                  7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, pool, tennis court

                  Price

                  $9,995,000

                  Show him the money!

                  Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is finalizing the sale of his longtime Pacific Palisades estate, which was listed for $9,995,000. Sources close to the deal say the buyer is paying close to asking for the 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,753 square foot estate that Gooding bought for $3.5 million in May 2000.

                  Nestled in the heart of Pacific Palisades, Cuba’s almost-sold Contemporary English estate is set  amidst mature trees on almost an acre of lush, park-like grounds, with complete privacy and seclusion.

                  Close to the Village and beach, Cuba’s estate has an open floor plan that includes a formal living room with wrap-around windows, and a dining room with wine cellar and butler’s pantry. A cook’s kitchen and family room combo has an adjacent mudroom/office. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre, detached guest suite, 6+ car garage/gym and 2 laundry rooms.

                  Outside, resort-like grounds include a private drive, expansive lawn, lighted hockey rink and pool/spa.

                  Last year, Gooding made another real estate move, listing his starter home in Northridge, California for $729,000.

                  David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Gooding in the sale.

                    Actress Jordana Brewster Selling Hollywood Home Once Owned By Ellen Degeneres

                    Posted by Cristin  |  February 4, 2014  |  11:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Jordana Brewster

                    West Hollywood, CA

                    Most Known For

                    "The Fast and the Furious" actress who has also appeared on hit TV show 'Chuck' and started her career on soap operas

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,868 square feet, pool, once owned by Ellen Degeneres

                    Price

                    $3,379,000

                    ‘The Fast and the Furious’ actress Jordana Brewster is selling her stunning Hollywood home for $3,795,000.

                    Property records show that the Brazilian-American actress paid $3,375,000 for the 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,868 square foot architectural stunner in March 2011.

                    Long before Brewster called the place home, Ellen DeGeneres walked the halls of this house after she purchased it on June 11, 1999 for $1,700,000. In typical Ellen Degeneres fashion, she quickly grew tired of the home and and sold it on February 8, 2002 for $1,930,000. Ellen has since moved up in the real estate world and currently resides in a home called “the best home in Los Angeles” that she paid nearly $40 million for.

                    Brewster’s for-sale home is a private and sophisticated architectural retreat in a prime Sunset Strip location. Situated all on one level, the wonderful open floor plan features 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a den, and gorgeous screening room. Walls of glass open onto lush terraced gardens, and nearby, you’ll find a pool, spa, and an outdoor kitchen and dining area.

                    Perfect for its multiple celebrity owners, this home is gated for maximum privacy.

                    Property images by Nick Springett for listing agent Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland

                     

                    Material Girl Madonna Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $20 Million!

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 24, 2013  |  11:53 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Madonna

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Her Madgesty, a timeless pop icon

                    Home Stats

                    9 bedrooms, 17,000 square feet, resort-size pool, 2 guest houses

                    Price

                    $20,000,000

                    Her Madgesty has sold her massive castle in Beverly Hills!

                    Madonna, the Queen of Pop, who publicly listed her Beverly  Hills estate for $22.5 million in January 2013, has snagged a mystery buyer who paid a reported $20 million.

                    Before it came (and lingered on the market), Madonna’s posh pad had long been rumored to be a “pocket listing”–not officially on the MLS, but still for sale–for $28 million, but since the price wasn’t in ‘Vogue’ with buyers, Madonna was forced to try the public market at a lower price.

                    After about 10 months on the market, Madonna has finally sold for $20 million – a nice profit of $8 million dollars more than the $12 million she paid in June 2003, when she bought the home from actress Sela Ward. ‘Take a Bow,’ Madonna – nice work!

                    The whole time the home was on the market, only a single image showing the home’s ‘Borderline’ was available, so we never got to peep the interiors. We do know Madonna’s just-sold property starts with a 500-foot, gated, tree-lined drive that leads to an acre and a quarter of lushly landscaped grounds, offering total privacy for residents to ‘express themselves.’

                    The recently remodeled house has all the finest details and amenities: nine bedrooms, two living/reception rooms, a two-story dining room, junior dining room, large kitchen with breakfast room/den, and a full size screening room and theater. As if that weren’t enough space to ‘Cherish,’ the property also has two offices, assistants offices, a gym, staff rooms, two guest houses, a north/south tennis court, and a resort-size pool. No detail was overlooked and no expense spared in maintaining the house meticulously. It’s clear, by taking one look at her former home, that Madonna is a ‘Material Girl.’

                    Madonna is no property ‘Virgin,’ as she also has homes in New York and London.