Report: Jennifer Lopez Buys NYC Penthouse For $22 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 22, 2014  |  3:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Jennifer Lopez

    New York, NY

    Most Known For

    Singer, Actress and former American Idol judge

    Home Stats

    6,250 square feet inside, 3,000 square feet of exterior terraces, doorman, views

    Price

    $22,000,000

    Jenny’s got a new spot on the block!

    According to the New York Daily News, Jennifer Lopez just dropped $22 million on a luxury penthouse in the same Manhattan building as Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

    Designed by Nate Berkus’ interior designer hubby, Jeremiah Brent, J. Lo’s new luxury penthouse overlooks Madison Square Park in the Whitman building.  Originally built in 1924, the Whitman is a pre-war, ultra high-end condominium with just four residences total – all with direct park views, high ceilings, and a full-service doorman.

    J. Lo’s new penthouse is the building’s crown jewel. The truly exceptional duplex penthouse has 6,250 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of private outdoor space on two levels. The home is outfitted with the ultimate in luxury finishes, including Arclinea custom kitchen cabinets, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, wide plank rift oak floors, Italian marble slab bathrooms, and a Crestron smart home system.

    J. Lo last went big in New York when she spent $10 million for a gorgeous house in the Hamptons. On the West Coast, she still lives in the Hidden Hills mega-mansion she once shared with ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

    Images via Douglas Elliman.

      Sheryl Crow Nabs Buyer For Hollywood Hills Compound

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 16, 2014  |  11:52 am  |  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

      Unknown

      Finally something to sing about!

      Songstress Sheryl Crow was singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles earlier this year. Now, there’s a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front!

      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 came back on the market in April 2014 with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000. At that new, lower price, a buyer finally emerged!

      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 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. She just recently took that house off that market.

      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.

        Singer Sarah Brightman Lists Santa Monica Remodel For $3.195 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 15, 2014  |  12:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Sarah Brightman

        Santa Monica, CA

        Most Known For

        Classical crossover soprano who is also an actress, songwriter and dancer.

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet, remodeled

        Price

        $3,195,000

        Soprano singer Sarah Brightman just listed her picture-perfect remodeled home in Santa Monica Canyon for $3,195,000.

        A single-level Cape Cod-style home, the 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,000 square foot spot has been extensively remodeled, with walnut floors and high ceilings throughout.

        With a fabulous open floor plan, a living room with stunning rock wall and fireplace leads to a beautiful Cararra marble kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area.

        Brightman’s master suite is bright and airy and opens to a tiled backyard and cabana. The master bath comes complete with a spa tub, double sinks and rain shower.

        Throughout the 3,000 square foot home, there’s three additional sky-lighted bedroom suites, plus a detached studio/bonus room with half bath.

        In a primo Santa Monica location, Brightman’s for-sale house is in an exceptional school district and close to beach and restaurants.

        Perhaps Sarah is getting rid of her worldy possessions as she prepares for her mission to space in 2015. According to media reports, Brightman will part of a three-person crew traveling to the international space station. From there, she be the first person to sing from space.

        Out of this world!

          Backstreet’s Back! A.J. McLean Relists Mediterranean Mansion In Los Angeles

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 8, 2014  |  11:11 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Bad boy member of the Backstreet Boys

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and over 3,000 square feet of open living space

          Price

          $1,795,000

          Backstreet (bad) Boy A.J. McLean has just relisted his Mediterranean mansion in Los Angeles - at a major loss. 

          McLean paid $2,458,000 for the spot in September 2006, and now, he’s asking just $1,795,000 for the 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom spot. A potential loss of that size can’t be music to the former boy bander’s ears. He tried to recoup some of the money he paid for the place when he first listed the home in April 2012 for $1,999,999. With no buyers in sight, McLean and his new wife, Rochelle Karidis, pulled the home off the market for a bit. 

          Now, the home is back! 

          An “oasis” located on the most prestigious, privately owned and tree-lined street in The Oaks, the house has over 3,000 square feet of open living space. There’s a large formal living room, and a dining room with built-ins. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream, with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, a built-in wine refrigerator and plenty of space atop the island.

          Creatively planned, the home’s indoor/outdoor flow is perfect for entertaining. The home is highlighted by a gorgeous backyard with gas fireplace, built-in BBQ, and a magical water fountain. Lush landscaping throughout the property creates the ultimate in home privacy.

          Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates holds the listing.

            Bold Pop Star Kesha Buys Understated Venice Bungalow For $1.65 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 29, 2014  |  8:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Ke$ha

            Venice, CA

            Most Known For

            Bold, over-the-top pop star

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, 1,416 square feet, artist's studio

            Price

            $1,650,000

            Pop’s colorfully bold bad girl, Ke$ha, has just shocked everyone and bought a very vanilla Venice bungalow.

            The artist with the dollar sign in her name dropped $1.65 million of her own dollars for a pristine 1925 Spanish bungalow in a primo Venice Beach location.

            Who knew the edgy singer would be into vintage details? Her new home has oodles of them, including arched entryways and hardwood floors. The throwback details are combined with modern amenities, including an updated kitchen with Italian marble counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, a brand new master bath, dual paned windows and central AC.

            From a very romantic and feminine master suite, French doors lead to a secluded backyard, featuring an outdoor fireplace and arbor-covered hot tub.

            Ke$ha can now entertain to her heart’s desire on the side-to-back spanish-tiled patio and cook on the built-in outdoor kitchen.

            A one-car garage has been used as an artist studio/office by it’s previous owner.

            Kesha rose to fame in 2010 with the release of her first album, which spun out multiple number-one hits. She’s had a bumpy road in the last few years, including a stint in rehab. With the purchase of her new Venice retreat, she has a calm and serene place to call home.

            Matthew Irmas of Partner’s Trust Beverly Hills represented the sellers and Kesha’s real estate agent was Peter Lorimer of Peter Lorimer Group Estates.

              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.  

               

                Peek Inside Justin Bieber’s Beverly Hills Party Pad

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 3, 2014  |  11:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Justin Bieber

                Beverly Hills, CA

                Most Known For

                20 year-old Canadian singer who's transitioned from hearthrob to bad boy

                Home Stats

                2 units in a brand new building. 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms total. Penthouse unit has a private terrace

                Price

                $27,000 a month

                This is where the prince of pop plays!

                Justin Bieber has settled into two swank Beverly Hills condos after selling his Calabasas mansion to Khloe Kardashian and temporarily relocating to a rental in Atlanta.

                Now back on the West Coast and without a massive mansion to call home, 20-year-old Bieber has taken up residence in two condos in a brand new Beverly Hills condo building. Bieber is currently renting both the penthouse unit and a smaller condo directly underneath it, although the two units do not connect. According to TMZ, he needed the second unit for not only for more space for himself, but also his entourage.

                The Canadian crooner, who has been on a bit of an attempted (but failed) “image reboot” as of late, hasn’t won over any of his new neighbors, who have already complained of excessive noise, late-night partying and marijuana smells that seep into the shared hallways.

                After less than a month, Justin’s new neighbors are fed up. TMZ is also reporting that the condo has hired private security from the hours of 6pm and 8am, all to keep Bieber and his entourage in check and keep the peace around the building. Since Bieber’s just renting, the HOA is sending the bill for the security guards directly to the condo’s owners. Ouch.

                Bieber’s paying $16,000 a month for the penthouse unit and $11,000 a month for the 4th floor unit, for a grand total of $27,000 a month.

                Brand new and never lived in, the penthouse unit has a private rooftop deck and jacuzzi, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and top-of-the-line details throughout. The smaller unit has an additional 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

                If he keeps up his bad boy ways, no doubt Bieber will be on the move again soon.

                  Jimmy Buffett Buys West Coast Oasis

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 19, 2014  |  2:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Jimmy Buffett

                  Beverly Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Margaritaville crooner and restauranteur with devoted 'Parrothead' fans

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,322 square feet, pool, views

                  Price

                  $8,250,000

                  Jimmy Buffett has found a new place to rest his (Parrot) head.

                  The flip-flop wearing crooner just picked up a new place in Beverly Hills, paying $8,250,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,322 square foot gated Mid-Century style estate.

                  According to The Real Estalker and property records, Buffett’s deal closed on April 14, 2014, making him and his wife Jane the proud owners of a brand new California oasis.

                  Fully renovated and re-interpreted by an accomplished designer, the home has a fantastic open floor plan with walls of glass opening to spectacular city and ocean views. Perfect for Jimmy and Jane, the home has an incredible master suite with his-and-hers baths and walk-in closets.

                  The floor plan allows flow from the living room, family room, kitchen and dining and outdoors for entertaining. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and leads to a bright and secluded office.

                  The house surrounds a salt water pool and spa, with views so spectacular, they could inspire a song!

                  Buffett also owns multiple trophy properties in Palm Beach, FL, The Hamptons and the island paradise of St. Barths.

                  Images via the MLS.

                    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.

                      Rihanna’s Former Pacific Palisades Pad Officially Hits The Market

                      Posted by Cristin  |  March 25, 2014  |  8:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Rihanna

                      Pacific Palisades, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Grammy-winning pop star

                      Home Stats

                      11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, pool

                      Price

                      $14,995,000

                      After moving out of her massive mansion due to stalkers and burglars, Rihanna’s former Pacific Palisades home is officially on the market with a $14,995,000 price tag!

                      The Barbados-born beauty moved into the home in December 2012, and her Southern California paradise quickly became a nightmare. After just a few short months in the home, trespassers, stalkers and attempted burglars have all been arrested at or near the property, prompting RiRi to flee the urban oasis for her own safety. In the most extreme case, a 27-year-old man was arrested on the property after showing up multiple times, claiming to be her “future husband.”

                      The globetrottering Grammy winner has since had ‘her people’ move her belongings out of the home and into another undisclosed location, freeing up her former home for new residents. It was for rent in November 2013 for $65,000 a month!

                      Reports say she’s since decamped to a penthouse in New York City. She also reportedly purchased a $22 million villa in her native Barbados earlier this year.

                      Built in 2010, the estate is nestled in the hills of Los Angeles, and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.

                      Aaron Kirman of the John Aaroe Group represents Rihanna’s listing.

                      Images via the MLS.