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



    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



      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: , , , , , , , , , , ,


        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



        ‘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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        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



        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.

          Newly Married Zoe Saldana Lists Los Angeles Home For $1.2 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 23, 2013  |  7:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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          Zoe Saldana

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Actress, with starring roles in Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Star Trek

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms 2,800 square feet



          Newly (secretly) married actress Zoe Saldana is selling her Los Feliz home for $1,199,000!

          The in-demand actress shocked Hollywood watchers this summer, when she secretly married Italian artist Marco Perego in June 2013 in London. The newlyweds were able to keep their union a secret until September, when news finally broke about the nuptials.

          Now, officially and publicly married, Saldana is shaking things up in her personal life and selling her home in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz.

          Purchased by the teeny tiny actress on October 16, 2006 for $1,055,000, the home is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,800 square foot contemporary with a bright and open floor plan.

          The living/dining area and a sitting room are surrounded by large windows with views into the hills. An updated kitchen offers high end appliances and a breakfast bar.

          The master features a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom complete with a large tub. A separate entry on the lower floor is perfect for use as an office, gym or even a guest suite.

          Perfect for the fiercely private Saldana, downstairs also features a secluded and completely charming indoor/outdoor bonus room that connects to the beautiful redwood deck in the back yard.

          Andrew Rhoda of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

            Report: Will and Jada Smith Quietly Selling Their Custom-Built Home For $42 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 28, 2013  |  10:01 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


            Will and Jada Smith

            Malibu Hills

            Most Known For

            A-list Hollywood power couple

            Home Stats

            150 acres, custom-built 25,000 square foot home, lake, pool



            In this morning’s whopping celebrity real estate rumors, the Real Estalker is reporting that Hollywood ‘power couple’ Will and Jada Smith are quietly shopping around their massive hilltop compound for $42 million. The duo have been battling rumors of an impending split for years, and something like selling the family home will likely give even more fuel to the fire that the duo are heading towards splitsville.

            The home graced the cover and many pages inside the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest, where they gushed over their custom-designed 25,000 square foot adobe house on 150 acres, with private lake and recording studio.

            They spent four years building the custom, globally-inspired pad, and it seems silly that they’d part with it so soon after all that work and unknown millions sunk into construction costs. But money talks and sometimes rumors are just rumors, so until we see the official Trulia listing on this home, we’ll just have to wait and see if they’re any truth to the real estate rumblings.

            Images via Roger Davies for Architectural Digest.


              Shakira Asks $14.95 Million For Waterfront Miami Mansion

              Posted by Cristin  |  July 30, 2013  |  11:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,



              Miami, FL

              Most Known For

              Columbian-born international superstar, former "The Voice" judge

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 8,355 square feet, pool, waterfront



              Shakira is selling in Miami!

              The stunning international superstar and “The Voice” judge is saying goodbye to the waterfront Miami mansion she’s owned since September 2001. Property records we peeped show that the Colombian-born hottie and new mommy paid $3,380,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 6,672 square foot home just minutes from the glitz of South Beach.

              Now, the home is on the market with a big time price tag – $14,950,000. In the 12 years Shakira has owned the sleek pad, she added 3 additional bedrooms, 4 more bathrooms and almost 1,700 more square feet to the already large and luxe estate.

              With a new baby and a life that keeps her away from Florida, it’s no longer “Whenever, Wherever” for the settled-down Shakira, who is now ready to part with the waterfront Zen sanctuary. Fully remodeled, the home has light wood floors that sprawl throughout the home and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master bedroom on the second floor has an adjoining nursery or office and the rest of the home has guest quarters and a gym.

              Outside, a hardwood deck surrounds a pool and the backyard has direct access to the bay via a private dock.

              Ben Moss and Katrina Campins of The Campins Company are the listing agents. Photos by Enrique Colls.




                Ryan Reynolds Re-lists Hollywood Hills Hideaway At A Loss

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 24, 2013  |  9:03 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Ryan Reynolds

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Mega-hot Hollywood actor, formerly married to Scarlett Johansson, currently married to Blake Lively

                Home Stats

                2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,789 square feet



                Desperate to shed his former life in Los Angeles, Ryan Reynolds has just re-listed his home high above the Sunset Strip for $1,599,000. The home was purchased by the actor in October 2007 for $1,715,000. After holding onto the home for nearly 6 years, Reynolds is ready to part with the place at a $116,000 loss so he can be fully invested in his new life in Bedford, NY with new wife Blake Lively.

                This isn’t the first time Reynolds has tried to end his relationship with this Los Angeles home. He placed it on the open market in the fall of 2009 with an asking price of $1,900,000. The home wasn’t in as high demand as Ryan Reynolds himself, so he took it off the market six months later.

                It came back onto the market in July 2011 with an initial asking price of $1,690,000. With no movement, Reynolds was forced to chop another $91,000 off, to bring the asking price to $1,599,000. No buyer stepped up, so Reynolds took the home off the market, until today, where it popped back onto the market with the same $1,599,000 asking price he was hoping to get in 2011. 2 years later, market conditions are in Reynold’s favor and he’s much more likely to sell the home.

                The home’s listing describes it as a “sophisticated Hollywood Hills private home…at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.” The home boasts a private entrance though walled and gated courtyard. Amenities include a newer roof, hardwood floors, solar heating, tank-less water heater and French doors throughout. The 1,789 square feet includes 2 bedrooms, 2.5 remodeled bathrooms, and a cook’s kitchen. The home is ideal for indoor/outdoor living with a gorgeous patio for entertaining and a landscaped yard with walkways overlooking canyon views.

                Annie Challis of Keller Williams is representing Reynolds as his listing agent.

                  Richard Gere Asking $65 Million For Hamptons Estate

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2013  |  2:18 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Richard Gere

                  North Haven, NY

                  Most Known For

                  Star of flicks such as Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, An Officer and A Gentleman and Arbitrage

                  Home Stats

                  12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet on 6+ acres



                  Actor Richard Gere is selling his Hamptons-area estate for the ambitious asking price of $65 million. According to Curbed, the the undeniably handsome star of flicks such as ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Primal Fear,’ ‘An Officer and A Gentleman’ and ’Arbitrage’ has just listed the 12,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms and 12 bathroom home known as Strongheart Manor. Gere paid $6,900,000 for the largest part of this massive estate in 2005 and later bought the adjacent lot in 2007 for $1,675,000 and added it to his larger estate.

                  Worth the now sky-high price tag? Let’s examine the details:

                  Gere’s private 6+ acre estate sits on 300+ feet of waterfront, making it a perfect summer escape. Built in 1902, it has since been beautifully renovated and expanded. The main house anchors the estate, and the property has 2 additional guest houses. The acreage and the $65 million-dollar price tag also includes rolling lawns, flowering gardens, an outdoor fireplace pavilion, teahouse, waterfront pond, and dock permits.

                  Linda Haugevik of Sotheby’s Realty holds the listing.


                    David Spade Sells Home In Malibu…Finally

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 22, 2013  |  6:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    David Spade

                    Malibu, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor, comedian, television personality and former Saturday Night Live star

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,763 square feet, beachfront, private pool



                    Actor, comedian and former Saturday Night Live star David Spade has finally sold his beachfront Malibu home for $10,225,000! Spade thought the joke was on him as he waited for years and years to finally snag a buyer for the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3,763 square foot home.

                    The former “Just Shoot Me” star bought the place on May 20, 2005 for $9,300,000 and just two years later, in 2007, the beachfront pad first popped onto the market with a $16,000,000 asking price . With no buyer coming a-knocking, Spade de-listed the Malibu home at 21606 Pacific Coast Highway and leased it out, eventually re-listeding it in December 2011 with a more realistic asking price of $13.5 million. It languished on the market for nearly two years until Spade closed a deal on June 13, 2013, selling the place for just $10,225,000 to a C-level executive from Netflix.

                    The just-sold home sits on a pristine stretch of La Costa Beach and has rare patio privacy and a beautiful pool on the backside of the property. The home has high ceilings, gorgeous wood floors and numerous doors opening to the incredible sandy coastline. Spade sunk some serious dough into the place over the years, giving it a newer bulkhead and foundation and high-end finishing touches.

                    While he’s no longer a Malibu resident, Spade still owns a $4 million home with a celebrity pedigree in the gated Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. Both Eddie Murphy and Warren Beatty owned the home before Spade bought it on December 7, 2001.