Exclusive: After Buying From Tom and Gisele, Dr. Dre Lists For $35 Million in LA

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    Dr. Dre

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Rapper, super producer and 'Beats by Dre' headphones mogul

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,696 square feet, views, pool

    Price

    $35,000,000

    After dropping $40 million on Tom Brady and Gisele’s insane French Chateau-style mansion, Dr. Dre just listed his former home in the ‘Bird Streets’ of the Hollywood Hills for $35 million.

    The rapper, producer and headphone mogul just inked a deal with Apple to sell the company he started with music industry legend Jimmy Iovine for $3 billion.

    With all that extra cash, the already ballin mogul is now a certified billionaire with money to burn.

    Dre’s first splurge? A major mansion upgrade.

    With the purchase of Tom and Gisele’s mansion, Dr. Dre is moving on to the ‘Next Episode’ and selling his 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 9,696 square foot home for $35 million.

    Dre purchased the home on December 21, 2011 for $15,400,000.

    According to the listing, Dre’s for-sale estate is “without question, the best View estate in the city.” Perched atop a promontory and gated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home has a jetliner 300 degree vista with lights sparkling from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. With a flat, expansive, grassy yard, infinity edge pool – all overlooking the most striking views and setting in Los Angeles. Completely rebuilt in 2001, the sprawling home features a library/media, den, guest house, and wine cellar, all in total serenity and privacy.

    LA super agent Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency holds the listing.

      Ludacris Sells Condo at a Loss and Drops $4.8 Million On Modern Home Atop The Hollywood Hills

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 18, 2013  |  9:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Ludacris

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Grammy-winning rapper and actor

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,854 square feet, infinity pool, views

      Price

      $4,800,000

      Ludacris just dropped $4.8 million on a spectacular modern home in the Hollywood Hills!

      Property records show that this new home is a major upgrade for the actor and rapper, who sold a penthouse condo for $879,000 the very same week he bought his new multimillion-dollar home in the hills.

      Ludacris took a serious hit on the condo he paid $1,030,000 for in 2007. After doing the math, it looks like Luda lost $151,000 on the sale.

      Don’t cry for Ludacris, though. He’s now living in an incredible modern home with panoramic city views. With 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and nearly 6,000 square feet, he now has nearly every luxury amenity a buyer could dream of.

      His new magnificent master bedroom suite comes complete with dual baths, huge dressing closets, a steam shower, soaking tub, fireplace, wet bar and private balconies with head-on views of the city, the Hollywood Sign and snow capped mountains.

      The home is rounded out by an expansive home theater, infinity edge pool, volume ceilings, walls of glass, wine cellar, bar, separate maid’s quarters, two-car garage and off-street parking for up to seven additional cars.

      In addition to his recent Hollywood Hills purchase and condo sale, Ludacris has a second penthouse condo for sale in the same building as his former condo and it’s listed for the very same price – $879,000. He also owns a grand $2.8 million property in Atlanta, Georgia.

      Rande Gray of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills represented the seller and Maya Vander of Keller Williams Beverly Hills was Ludacris’ agent.

      Images via the MLS.

       

        Drake Lists Toronto Condo For $4.2 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 9, 2013  |  7:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

        Most Known For

        Actor/Rapper

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet

        Price

        $4.2 Million

        Canadian rapper Drake is selling his Toronto condo for $4.2 million. While he raps that he “Started From the Bottom,” the rapper clearly made it to the top and has collected some prime real estate along the way. In addition to this incredible Toronto condo, Drake just sold a pair of Miami condos for a $500k profit and currently calls a $7.7M Hidden Hills, California mansion home.

        According to The Toronto Star, Drake’s newly listed Canadian condo is a 3 bedroom highrise condo that is 3,600 square feet on the 22nd floor of a building on St. Thomas St. in Yorkville and also includes 3 bathrooms and a pair of heated balconies. The pricey condo sits in a building that also has a pool, sauna, gym and valet parking.

        If your “Motto” is “buy it,” then you’ll be shelling out $4.2 million for the condo and another $3,361.51 a month for maintenance fees.

        Note: The home is listed for $4.2 million Canadian dollars. If you want to bring your US cash, make sure you have $3.98M for the condo and $3,546.86 for the monthly maintenance.

        Images via listing agent  Leslie Lyons of Royal LePage

          Joaquin Phoenix Buys His Next Door Neighbor’s House for $1.39 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 24, 2013  |  3:35 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Joaquin Phoenix

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Eccentric actor with hits like The Master, Gladiator and Walk The Line

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,511 square feet

          Price

          $1,390,700

          Eccentric actor Joaquin Phoenix has purchased his next door neighbor’s home on March 29, 2013 for $1,390,700, as indicated by property records. The 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,511 square-foot home sits directly next to his existing property on top of the Hollywood Hills at Mulholland and Laurel Canyon. His existing home was purchased on November 7, 2006 for $4,835,000.

          Phoenix’s longtime property is rather ordinary by Hollywood standards, and can been seen extensively in scenes from Phoenix’s “mock-umentary,” “I’m Still Here,” in which he famously duped his peers and the public into thinking he was quitting acting to become a famous rapper.

          No telling why he needs his next door neighbors digs too, but perhaps it’s because he’s following the trend among celebrities of creating a compound comprised of multiple high-priced properties.

          As it stands, Phoenix’s new addition to his Los Angeles property portfolio is a “a very special charmer re-done to perfection.” The gated property features a living and dining room that open to peaceful, beautifully landscaped grassy yard with custom outdoor fireplace and stone waterfall. An eat-in kitchen with huge center island and high-end appliances opens to a family room and additional large patio with canyon and city views. The Master suite has built-ins, a huge closet and re-done bath. Also included on the property is a bonus room with new bath and its own entrance, which would make a perfect office, gym or maids quarters.

          Images via the MLS.

            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.