Orlando Bloom Snags A Renter For Home Famously Burglarized By ‘The Bling Ring’

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 7, 2013  |  9:28 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

    Orlando Bloom

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor, married to supermodel Miranda Kerr

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,248 square feet, pool, gated, security cameras


    $16,500 a month

    Orlando Bloom has just found a renter willing to pay $16,500 a month for the home famously burglarized by “The Bling Ring.” A gang of teenage thiefs broke into this home owned by Bloom, as well as the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge, stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry, clothing and art in 2008 and 2009.

    While “Bling Ring” kids have since been caught, prosecuted and made infamous in Sofia Copolla’s film of the same name,  Bloom has decided to let someone else live in the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,248 square foot home, all while collecting $16,500 a month.

    Situated high up off the street, Bloom’s very private, gated compound totals 3/4 acres and features security cameras (naturally), lush gardens, a pool, swim machine and spa. The ‘artistic’ single-story home features a chef’s kitchen with walnut/cherry handmade custom cabinetry and a warming fireplace. Off the kitchen is an outdoor patio with built-in barbecue and dining area. To the other side of the kitchen is a large den/office/bedroom with full bathroom and separate entrance. The master suite looks out onto the pool area and has a huge walk in closet and large bathroom with separate tub and steam shower.

    Bloom purchased the home on March 28, 2007 for $2,750,000.

    Images via the MLS.

      Peek Inside Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s $10,000 A Month Chicago Rental!

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 31, 2013  |  10:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

      Winnetka, IL

      Most Known For

      She's a reality TV starlet and he's the star quarterback for the Chicago Bears

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, finished basement


      $10,000 a month

      Kristin Cavallari and her new husband Jay Cutler are high rolling renters in Illinois. The duo are renting a 8,200 square foot home in Winnetka, IL, a Chicago suburb close to Jay’s day job as the star quarterback of the Chicago Bears.

      The reality TV starlet, her first-string QB hubby and their adorable baby Camden signed the lease on the beautiful home in January 2013, just two months after the home came onto the rental market with a $10,000 a month price tag.

      The beautiful home sits on an almost 3/4 acre lot in a ritzy Winnetka neighborhood. Inside, a stunning gourmet eat-in kitchen has Carrara marble counters, top-of-the-line appliances and an adjoining room to relax in front of a blazing fireplace. Kristin loves the kitchen so much, she posed in it for a recent issue of People Magazine,

      The rest of the gorgeous rental features a wood paneled library, a beautiful master bedroom suite and a full finished basement – perfect for Camden to play in during those harsh Chicago winters.

      Cutler has just one season remaining on his contract with the Bears, so renting makes sense for the family. Prior to marrying Cavallari, Cutler had been renting a three-bedroom, 2,050-square-foot condo unit on Chicago’s Near North Side for $6,500 a month.

      Images via Coldwell Banker Winnetka.


        Rent Chris Rock’s Brooklyn Townhouse For $7,950 a Month

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 19, 2013  |  9:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


        Chris Rock

        Brooklyn, NY

        Most Known For

        Actor and comedian

        Home Stats

        3 stories, 2 bedrooms, 4,480 square feet


        $7,950 a month

        Chris Rock wants to be your landlord! The actor and comedian is looking for a tenant for his Brooklyn, NY townhome and you can move right in – if you have $7,950 a month to drop on the rental. Rock made a wise investment when he purchased the 4,480 square foot pad in the mid-90′s for $370,000. Now, similar-sized homes in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn are selling for more than a million dollars!

        If you want to be Rock’s tenant and you got that kind of dough, you’ll be living in a limestone and brick townhouse with beautiful original details and modern amenities. The ground floor contains a two-car garage and a private apartment, ideal as guest quarters, with a large living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with a glass shower. The second floor is a massive open space with a half bathroom and a huge eat-in kitchen and dining area with brand new appliances. The top floor features a breathtaking master bedroom suite with a huge walk-in closet, a master bathroom with double sinks and an oversized terrace.

        It’s clear from the listing photos that Rock and his family aren’t living full-time in this home, but they’re not too far away. They have a massive spread in the fancy schmancy town of Alpine, New Jersey, which is just a short drive from New York City.

        Pablo Cuevas of Douglas Elliman is the leasing agent on the property.

          Take a Tour of Bruce Jenner’s Malibu Beach Bachelor Pad!

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 15, 2013  |  10:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Bruce Jenner

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          Olympic gold medalist and husband to Kris Jenner

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,456 square feet


          $14,500 a month

          If you’ve been “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” you know former Olympian Bruce Jenner has gotten himself a crash pad in Malibu to put some space between himself and his wife, Kardashian “momager” Kris Jenner. Kris and Bruce’s marriage has been rumored to be on the rocks for some time now, and the rumors picked up steam when Bruce went out and leased a Malibu beach home so he could have a place to get some peace and quiet away from Kris and the madness that is the Kardashian/Jenner house in Calabasas.

          “You can go get a man-cave,” Kris told Bruce when the reality TV show cameras were rolling. “You…can go find a little getaway that you can go relax at.”

          “At first I thought getting my own place, that’s absolutely crazy,” Bruce told the cameras, “Now I’m thinking about it, you know, it might not be a bad idea.”

          After a short hunt for the right place, Bruce is now paying $14,500 a month for a four bedroom Broad Beach Bluff home with stairs that drop right down onto the famous sands of Malibu. The home has soaring ceilings and an open floor plan that’s the perfect environment for living and entertaining – or just getting some peace and quiet. Like most Malibu homes, this particular pad has sweeping ocean views and expansive patios for sunbathing and hanging out.

          While it’s supposed to be his private getaway. Bruce doesn’t have the place all to himself, all the time. His whole family spent the 4th of July holiday enjoying the house, and daughters Kylie and Kendall Jenner even learned to surf!

          The home was given some modern updates and a fresh coat of paint before Jenner moved in and the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” cameras started rolling.

          Images via MLS.

          Susan Monus of Coldwell Banker Malibu was the leasing agent.

            Rent Vince Vaughn’s Chicago Apartment For $9,500 a Month

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 8, 2013  |  8:10 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


            Vince Vaughn

            Chicago, IL

            Most Known For

            Comedic Actor with hits like Swingers, Wedding Crashers and The Break Up

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 3 full, 2 partial bathrooms, 4,063 square feet


            $9,500 a month

            Make your rent check payable to Vince Vaughn.

            The comedic actor and everyone’s favorite “Wedding Crasher” is leasing out his apartment in his hometown of Chicago for $9,500. According to the Chicago Tribune, Vaughn paid $1,425,500 for the town home in the trendy River North neighborhood in 2005, but he hasn’t lived in the apartment since late 2006, when he majorly upgraded his Chicago lifestyle and paid $12 million to buy a penthouse on North Michigan Avenue. Vaughn tried to sell his bigger, better penthouse earlier this year for $16.75 million, but quickly took it off the market.

            The settled-down dad is spending less time in The Windy City and making a more permanent home on the West Coast. Vaughn and his wife Kyla Weber just paid nearly $4 million for an estate in La Canada Flintridge, CA. The duo are expecting their second baby any day now.

            If you want to live in Vaughn’s Midwest abode, $9,500 a month will get you an upgraded 3 bedroom, 5 bathroom with a 3 car garage and custom-designed home theater with seating for 7. A must for Chicago summers, Vaughn’s for-rent home has a spacious roof top terrace with skyline views.

            Liane Pruchnik of Koenig & Strey holds the listing.

              Lady Gaga Rents Central Park Penthouse for $22,000 a month

              Posted by Cristin  |  June 28, 2013  |  2:34 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


              Lady Gaga

              New York, NY

              Most Known For

              Born This Way singer and global superstar

              Home Stats

              2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,985 square feet, outdoor terraces


              $22,000 a month

              Superstar and ‘Mother Monster’ Lady Gaga has just rented a New York City penthouse overlooking Central Park for $22,000 a month!  The global phemon was anywhere and everywhere you looked for years, but lately, she’s been keeping a lower profile as she recovers from the hip surgery she had in March 2013. Now, she has incredible place to kick up her feet as she continues down the road to recovery and ramps back up for her return to the spotlight.

              According to Life & Style, her new penthouse rental at 40 Central Park South is in a super-fancy doorman building and features four terraces and unparalleled views of Central Park and Manhattan from every room. With terraces off almost every room, she has no neighbors on any side. The entrance foyer leads to a dramatic sunken living room with wood-burning fireplace and all glass overlooking Central Park. On either side of this great room are the first of two enormous bedrooms and a large formal dining room. Off of the dining room, Gaga will now have a granite chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a washer dryer.

              Up a chic staircase, a private master suite features a huge walk-in closet (a must for Gaga’s insane fashions), another wood-burning fireplace, fabulous views and terraces on both sides.


              Images via Essential New York RE

                Legendary NBA Coach Pat Riley Renting Out His Beachfront Malibu Home for $18,500 A Month!

                Posted by Cristin  |  May 8, 2013  |  3:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                Pat Riley

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Legendary NBA coach and current team president of the Miami Heat

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,386 square feet, office, beachfront


                $18,500 a month

                Legendary NBA coach Pat Riley is making a play in the real estate game by putting his longtime beachfront Malibu home up for rent for $18,500 a month. Riley and his wife purchased the oceanfront abode on July 14, 1989 for $1,600,000, back when ‘Riles’ was still winning championships with the Showtime Lakers in L.A. Since then, Riley has moved onto more NBA titles in Miami, first as head coach and more recently as Team President of the Heat, which might mean he’s spending less time on the West Coast.

                The home is located within an exclusive gated enclave off of Broad Beach Road, and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,  plus an office where Riley likely spent many late hours breaking down the Celtics defense or writing plays for the likes of Magic Johnson, while waves crashed a few feet away.

                The floor plan includes a large living room with fireplace, open kitchen, and walls of glass for great, natural light. Outside, expansive patios have limitless views of the Pacific Ocean. Riley and his wife won’t be missing the summer in Malibu, though, as the rental isn’t available until September 1, 2013.

                Even when they do rent it out, they won’t be going far. They also own the house two doors down, which has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,088 square feet. They paid $7,000,000 for it in February 2007.

                Images via the MLS.

                  Say Hello To My Little House – Scarface Home Renting for $30k Per Month

                  Posted by Matt  |  October 22, 2012  |  9:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


                  Scarface House

                  Santa Barbara, CA

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet, pool


                  $30,000 a month

                  For you movie buffs out there, this house should be pretty familiar, especially the large white fountain in front, which was the location of one of the most iconic scenes from the legendary Scarface. The home was chosen by director Brian De Palma as the expression of the ultimate luxury estate for the film. Here’s a sneak peek into movie magic for you, though: this home is actually located in Santa Barbara, not the sultry and seductive city of Miami, where the plot and scenes of the iconic 1983 movie are based. While it’s on the opposite coast from Miami, the home is clearly worthy of a Tony Montana-like lifestyle.

                  The Mediterranean-style home known as El Fureidis is situated on over 10 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue, the mansion is one of Santa Barbara’s most magnificent Mediterranean estates. If you head over to Google Tranlator, you’ll see that El Fureidis translates to ‘Little Paradise’ – and it’s an aptly given name for this incredible rental.

                  Featuring spectacular gardens with multiple levels of cascading pools and magnificent tiling, there is an indoor and outdoor fountain, bar, patio, spa, swimming pool divided into quadrants, and guest house. There are also gorgeous views of the Pacific from almost every window of the estate and palm trees surrounding the back of the house.

                  This estate is almost as legendary as the movie that was filmed there. It went up for sale with a gasp-inducing asking price of $35,000,000. Every potential buyer must have balked at the price, as the home eventually sold for the much lower price of $6,239,000. Between then and now, it’s also been on the rental market for $150,000 a month.

                  Now, any movie buff or luxury home enthusiast can “say hello” to the home – if they’ve got the more down-to-earth sum of $30,000 a month!


                    Brooklyn-Bound Johnson D’s-Up His Atlanta Mansion

                    Posted by Matt  |  August 16, 2012  |  5:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                    Joe Johnson

                    Atlanta, Georgia

                    Most Known For

                    NBA All Star

                    Home Stats

                    13,882 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms



                    On July 2nd, NBA All Star Joe Johnson was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, after spending 7 quality seasons in Atlanta with the Hawks. Now he’s putting his palatial Atlanta area home on the market and going all-in on becoming part of Brooklyn’s first NBA basketball franchise. And who can blame him? Maybe it was the thought of Jay-Z being the minority owner? Or the idea of creating a new basketball super power right in the backyard of the New York Knicks? Either way the $90 million of mad scrilla left on the next 4 years of his contract certainly makes moving an easy decision from a financial standpoint.

                    So what is Joe leaving behind? Well the Hawks might not be in good shape, but his expansive home sure is a gem. Settled on over an acre of land the European-style home is 13,822 square feet and features 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and welcomes visitors to the home with a dramatic 2 story foyer and cathedral ceiling. The kitchen alone includes a breakfast room, large granite-topped island and a walk-in pantry. Other spaces throughout the house include computer, media, recreation, family and living rooms, as well as a library, den, gym and wet bar for entertaining. And after all that you can settle into a large dining room with room for more than 12 people, wood floors and expansive 10 foot ceiling.

                    The amaziness that is Joe Johnson‘s former home isn’t limited to indoors. Once you head into the back yard you will encounter myriad additional features that solidify this home’s status as a luxury retreat. Walk onto the deck and notice the carefully tended garden, baller-status grill, hot tub, spa and built-in pool including pool house. And if you want to work up a sweat before hitting the pool you can hit the ball around on the private tennis court.

                    Maybe he’s crazy for selling this place, but you have to wonder where a man used to this lifestyle will settle once he arrives in the Big Apple. Perhaps he wants to pick up Derek Jeter’s old pad for a cool $17.95 million? With his average pre-tax salary in the $1.7 million per month range, a host of New York rental opportunities become very affordable. For $45,000 per month Johnson could choose this massive, lower-Manhattan flat, or perhaps he wants to be close to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn? If so, he’ll find rentals to be exceedingly less expensive, like this 2 bedroom apartment that is just minutes from his “office” at the arena and will set him back a paltry in comparison, $5,500 per month.

                    One thing we know for certain, Johnson will be playing on an exciting team come 2012, and likely living in style.

                    Credit to estately.com for home images.


                      Jay-Z and Beyonce Run New York – Spend $400K on Hampton’s “Sandcastle” Rental

                      Posted by Vanessa  |  July 31, 2012  |  9:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                      Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles

                      The Hamptons

                      Most Known For

                      Reigning as the king and queen of hip-hop

                      Home Stats

                      12 bedrooms, 12-bath, 31,000 square feet


                      $43.5 million / $400K a month

                      As one of the music industry’s most powerful dynamic duos, valued at a net worth of around $750 million between the two, it’s no surprise new parents Jay-Z and Beyonce, along with their 7-month old baby girl Blue Ivy, can afford to live a lavish lifestyle. But just in case you ever doubted these two for even just one second, hip hop’s Bonnie and Clyde are here to remind us yet again that they’re still very much “big pimpin” and “spendin that cheese.”

                      According to the NY Post, the couple have reportedly zeroed in on a famous Hamptons vacation home to rent for the month of August, shelling out $400K to lounge around mega-builder Joe Farrell’s million dollar “Sandcastle” playhouse. Made famous for its out-of-this-world amenities and lonely-love-seeking-billionaire clientele, the mansion is actually listed on the market for $43.5 million, however is available for rent in the interim –  only to those of the likes of Jay-Z and B, of course.

                      Sitting on 11.5 acres in coveted Bridgehampton South, the 31,000 square-foot, three level estate oozes luxury and entertainment and drops even the most privileged of jaws. Its standout amenities include a 10-seat theater with interactive seats, a baseball field, 2-lane bowling alley, skateboard half pipe, squash and racket ball court, karaoke stage and bar, 60-foot heated pool with underwater stereo system, sunken tennis court, virtual golf course, and a “children’s performing area.” The media room includes 5 plasma TV’s and the in-house spa comes complete with Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and massage area. For guests, a two-bedroom apartment houses four comfortably. Among the estate’s over-the-top features, you can find 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms for those interested in actually sleeping during their stay.

                      Jay-Z and Beyonce might be wondering where the private landing strip is located, given the new Jet Beyonce purchased for her hubby this past Father’s Day. Although that feature has yet to be built, we believe there are plenty of perks to make up for it with this dream-come-true Empire State vacation home!