Christina Ricci Puts Los Feliz Bungalow Up For Sale With $1.7 Million Price Tag

    Posted by Cristin  |  January 17, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


    Christina Ricci

    Los Feliz, CA

    Most Known For

    Child-teen starlet in the 1990's who has been in a handful of films since then

    Home Stats

    2 bed, 3 bath, 1,891 square feet, pool



    Petite actress Christina Ricci, who’s recently started the “Riccing” trend of squeezing into small spaces, is now exiting another relatively small space – her 1,891 square foot Los Feliz bungalow.

    Ricci just listed the chic, single story 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, located in the most desirable area of Los Feliz: “The Oaks.” She paid $1,505,000 for the place December 8, 2005. Now, she’s asking $1,695,000.

    Located down a gated drive, the traditional-style home has an open floor plan, with living family rooms that sit adjacent to a dining room with French doors that opens to a covered patio, pool and terraced gardens.

    The 2 bedrooms are both en-suites, and Ricci’s master bedroom also includes an attached sitting room/dressing room.

    In April 2012, Christina put the property up for lease, asking $10,000 a month.

    Aileen Comora of The Agency is Ricci’s real estate agent.

      Scary Movie Star Anna Faris Selling House Next Door For $2.3 Million

      Posted by Vanessa  |  June 5, 2013  |  12:08 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

      Anna Faris

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Actress starring in Scary Movie, The House Bunny

      Home Stats

      3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, Zen-like retreat



      Earlier this year, comedic couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt purchased a three-bedroom and three-and-a-half bathroom mini-estate from Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino paying $325,000 more than the asking price. The aggressive buying tactic came as no surprise to Faris because she was determined to stay in the same city, the same neighborhood and the same street as her previous home. To do just that, she obviously needed to snag the home next door!

      Buying your next door neighbor’s home has become quite a Hollywood trend. Some celebs just fall in love with their block, yet others have plans to combine the homes and build massive compounds.

      The former was the case for Faris as her former home was purchased with her ex-husband Ben Indra. With no compound plans in sight, the exes have now decided to list their former home on the open market for nearly $2.3 million.

      The Mid-Century, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is nestled in the lower part of Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills and sits on about an acre of Zen-like landscaping. An open floor plan, hardwood floors and glass walls give the 2,563 square-foot home character and charm allowing for plenty of natural sunlight to shine throughout. The master suite includes a private patio, spa-like bath and steam shower.

      A large, eat-in gourmet kitchen comes equip with Sub-Zero appliances and granite counters. A large glass wall opening leads to the crown jewel of the home: the outdoor private gardens. The lush exterior includes an array of green shrubbery and various trails and steps leading to a Bocce Court, pool, fire pits and fountain.

        Rumor Alert! Kanye West’s Hollywood Hills Estate Falls Out of Escrow, Back on the Market

        Posted by Vanessa  |  March 21, 2013  |  4:27 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

        Kanye West

        Hollywood Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Grammy-award winning hip hop star

        Home Stats

        3-bedroom, 4-bath with modern architecture



        Kanye West and reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian may be looking to name their unborn child “North,” however, West’s buyer of his $3.3 million dollar Hollywood Hills home has gone south. A Hollywood insider has whispered to us that Kanye’s unique, 4,124 square-foot estate, that was relisted just last month, has quickly gone in and out of escrow in a matter of weeks. Will Kanye have to ramble up his real estate “clique” and relist yet again or will he put it aside for now and just focus on his new $13 million, 9,000 square-foot property?

        Located in the coveted Hollywood Hills, the three bedroom, four-bath home is a dream for a fan of modern architecture, especially if you have an art collection that you would like to display. In fact, the home looks a lot like a gallery and is a fabulous place to entertain, whether you are drinking Corvoisier and going to the Grammy’s or not. He first purchased the three-story modern property in December of 2003 for $1,750,000.

        Images via Alexander Davis of Hilton & Hyland.

          Put Your Lighters Up: Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Parting with $5.4 Million Beverly Hills Villa

          Posted by Vanessa  |  February 26, 2013  |  3:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

          Chris Cornell

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Rock star lead singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden

          Home Stats

          5-bedroom, 6.5 bath, 5,700 square feet



          Rock legend, Chris Cornell is strappin on his guitar and leather jacket, hoppin on his motorcycle and hittin the long, open road into the sunset…aka he’s moving. Earlier this month, the Soundgarden front man - former Audioslave lead singer - listed his five-bedroom, six and a half bath, Beverly Hills estate for a little under $5.4 million and is now just “waiting like a stone” for a lucky buyer.

          In addition to having an iconic rock-and-roll voice, Cornell also has one of the most unique Mediterranean-style villas in 90210. Offering stunning hilltop views, the whopping 5,700 square-foot rock-star palace features large, open living spaces – decorative guitars likely not included -custom limestone and hardwood flooring, sleek, designer finishes, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with island, and small connected breakfast area with views of the fabulous backyard. The master bedroom comes complete with two bathrooms and closets. The remaining bedroom suites include a maid’s room, gym, office and media room.

          The exquisite exterior of the house includes a cabana with outdoor living space and attached fireplace, an infinity pool that’s to die for, and grassy shrubs surrounding the property for ultra-privacy.

          Images via MLS.

            Jessica Simpson Buying Former Osborne Estate and Ditching Master Closet?

            Posted by Vanessa  |  February 13, 2013  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


            Jessica Simpson

            Hidden Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Former pop star turned recording artist, actress, and fashion designer

            Home Stats

            10,953 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 10 bathroom



            Forget fancy heels and designer clothes: mom-to-be Jessica Simpson has put her passion for fashion aside and is all about baby number two. So much so that she’s completely ditching Sharon Osbourne’s exquisite master bedroom closet and converting it into a nursery! According to UsWeekly, Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson are in escrow to buy The Talk co-host’s 11,000-square-foot mansion for $13 million and have already met with designers to transform the Osbourne’s former walk-in closet into a baby room.

            The Price of Darkness and Sharon had been wrestling with selling the Hidden Hills home since July 2011 — at one point, the estate was even listed for rent for $50k a month. The Osbournes purchased the six-bedroom, 10-bath home in the equestrian community of Hidden Hills on August 3, 2007, for $12,388,500 and have settled on parting with the estate for just a smidge more than the purchase price at $13 million.

            Located within the exclusive guard-gated community of Hidden Hills, Simpson’s soon-to-be home is situated on a private knoll and is a sophisticated Cape Cod-inspired estate located atop an intimate cul-de-sac. Featured in “Architectural Digest” in 2011, the grand residence rests on a 2.25 acre promontory with breathtaking city light and mountain views.

            Reimagined by legendary interior designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, the magnificent home features the main home’s six bedrooms, as well as a guest apartment with kitchenette, intricately paneled study with fireplace, porte-cochere with motor court, exquisitely accented formal dining room, dramatic foyer with spiral staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive lower level studio/home theater space.

            The family room is highlighted by oversized sliding barn doors, a reclaimed brick fireplace and beamed vaulted ceilings. The master suite offers a sitting area, stone fireplace, wood paneled walk-in closet, and an adjacent office. Expansive rear grounds include rolling lawns, a spa, barbeque island, outdoor shower, commode, and several seating enclaves.

              Flipper Alert, Mates! Crocodile Dundee’s Paul Hogan Lists Malibu Mansion

              Posted by Daisy  |  February 5, 2013  |  12:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

              Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski

              Malibu, California

              Most Known For

              On screen couple in Crocodile Dundee turned real-life husband and wife

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,382 square feet



              Since their heyday as Hollywood’s ‘it’ couple following the ’80s hit movie, “Crocodile Dundee,Paul Hogan and his longtime wife and former co-star, Linda Kozlowski, have been busy climbing the property ladder. Last July, we reported that the real estate power couple bought a five-bedroom, six-bath pad for $3,800,000, after listing another palatial Malibu home in February 2012 for $6,475,000.

              After only six months, the Hogans are ready to sell their most recent purchase — the 6,382 square foot estate nestled in a prime location in Malibu — which was impeccably revamped in 2012, blending modern European sensibility with the home’s existing Victorian elegance. Featuring spectacular ocean views, the property is designed to let in plenty of natural light. The gourmet chef’s kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances, while the master suite includes a sitting area, two large walk-in closets, and a private lanai. A library, office spaces, three additional en-suite bedrooms, plus a bonus bedroom round out the rest of the main home. A short walk outside leads you to the one-bedroom guest house and the additional three-car garage.


                Everybody Loves Raymond’s Brad Garrett Relists Fabulous Beachfront Estate

                Posted by Vanessa  |  February 4, 2013  |  4:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                Brad Garrett

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Starring in Everybody Loves Raymond

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 6 bath, 5,152 square feet



                Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett has outgrown his Malibu beachfront estate and has relisted the property for $10,995,000. The deep-voiced, 6-foot-8 actor/comedian purchased the Spanish villa in 2007 for $8.81 million and originally put the home on the market in the summer of 2011 for $13.95 million. Unable to find a buyer, Garrett is now relisting the property two years later with a $3 million price chop. The house is stunning and should have no problem attracting attention with the recent price reduction. Perhaps a Garrett-voiced-over virtual tour of the home could reel in a buyer? Wouldn’t be a bad idea.

                Located on the bluffs of Malibu, the five-bedroom, six-bath home is approximately 5,152 square feet and sits on a one-acre lot. Designed by local architect Douglas W. Buredge, the standout property features breathtaking ocean views and lovely custom details and molding inside and out. The home also boasts vaulted, beamed ceilings, wooden floors, a fireplace and custom mosaic tiling throughout. The gourmet chef’s kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, a beautifully tiled center island, and wooden cabinetry. Additional posh amenities include a spacious home theater, two beachfront balconies, a heated pool, and a large living room with elongated sliding glass doors leading to the backyard and patio.


                  Howie Mandel Plays the Real Estate Game; Relists Malibu Home for $7,750,000

                  Posted by Vanessa  |  January 15, 2013  |  4:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                  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



                  The king of game show hosts Howie Mandel is looking to unload one of his biggest prizes yet: a beautiful 5,936-square-foot, ocean-view Malibu estate. However, Mandel isn’t giving it away on one of his four game show gigs. Instead, he’s looking for a lucky buyer as he’s relisted it on the open market for a cool $7,750,000.

                  Back in December 2011, the former “Deal or No Deal” host had originally put the home up for sale and was looking to lock in a deal of his own for $7,250,000. Since taking down the original listing, Mandel is now taking a gamble in hopes of winning big by relisting the property for $500k more.

                  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.

                    Superbowl Champ Jerry Rice Relists Bay Area “Smart Home” for $10.5 million

                    Posted by Vanessa  |  November 13, 2012  |  4:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                    Jerry Rice

                    Atherton, CA

                    Most Known For

                    One of the greatest NFL receivers of all time

                    Home Stats

                    14,000 square-foot "Smart Home" with 3 levels, 7 bedrooms, 8 full, 3 partial bath



                    NFL great Jerry Rice has recently re-listed his massive 14,000 square-foot Atherton, CA home for a reduced price of $10.5 million. According to property records, Rice first purchased the land in 2001 for just $2.1 million. After building on the property, he listed it for sale in 2007 for $22 million, then once again in July of this year for $13.88 million. After a few million in price cuts, this state-of-the-art mansion is tackling the real estate market yet again, seeking a new owner – preferably a tech savvy candidate that would take advantage of all its bells and whistles.

                    Located in California’s Bay Area, this estate is a tech mogul’s dream come true. Made for a champion, the seven-bedroom, eight full, and three partial bath estate comes with a built-in elevator to access its three-levels, a seven-car-garage, and $2 million dollars worth of installed electronics, including a cutting edge security system and exquisite home theater. Sitting in one of the priciest zip codes in Silicon Valley, this estate is a tech hub within a tech hub. Fully equipped with automated smartphone capabilities, residents have the capability to remotely control various appliances and security via mobile, from anywhere in the world. After tearing down the original home in 2001, and building this “smart home” masterpiece, it seems Rice was looking to add tremendous property value. It’s no doubt he clearly went all….the….way.

                    Versace limestone floors, an aquarium, gym, sauna, and Swarovski crystal accents glam up the property, offering stunning elegance throughout. To appeal to the inner chef in us all, the over-the-top gourmet kitchen includes the latest stainless appliances, a deep fryer, steamer, and pizza oven. The spectacular exterior grounds offer a large entertainment area with a massive pool, Jacuzzi tub,  outdoor built-in barbecue, gazebo with built-in heat lamps, and large grass area.

                      Catch Leo DiCaprio’s $23 Million Malibu Beachfront if You Can!

                      Posted by Vanessa  |  November 6, 2012  |  12:28 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                      Leonardo DiCaprio

                      Malibu, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Award-winning actor, film producer and American heartthrob

                      Home Stats

                      Three house, 2,633 square-foot beachfront compound with a total of 7 bedrooms and 6 bath



                      In the wake of a recent break up from Victoria Secret model girlfriend Erin Heatherton, Leonardo DiCaprio is also now officially “departing” from his seven bedroom, six bath Malibu beachfront home. Today, the hunky actor listed the property for a whopping $23 million.

                      We thought DiCaprio would “never let go” of his Cape Cod inspired home as he listed it for lease with a $150,000 price tag earlier this summer. Now that we’re caught in limbo between the end of California’s Indian Summer and the beginning of Fall, the beachfront is seeking a new buyer in hopes of catching one before next year’s summer months.

                      Purchased on October 9, 2002 for $6 million, the unique property is made up of three separate houses sitting on one coveted, 2,633 square-foot lot. A four-bedroom main house sits on the stunning Malibu ocean-front, and a two-bedroom detached guest house and third detached loft with gym, media room, seventh bedroom and office area follow behind. Completely renovated from head to toe, this unique home also includes private parking, maid quarters, gardens, lawns and private beach entry making it one luxurious beachfront compound.

                      Katie Bentzen of Arete Estates in Malibu is the listing agent. Images via the MLS.