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.

                  Australian Beauty Erica Packer Buys Dazzling Bel Air Mansion For $13.5 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 24, 2014  |  12:30 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Erica Packer

                  Bel Air, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Australian singer and model; recently divorced from James Packer, one of Australia's richest men

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 10,534 square feet, pool, gated

                  Price

                  $13,500,000

                  Erica Packer has just spent $13.5 million on a dazzling mansion in Bel Air!

                  The Australian singer and model is known around the world as the ex-wife of gaming billionaire, and one of Australia’s richest men, James Packer. After their fall 2013 divorce (and a rumored $100 million settlement), Erica is closing the book on her six-year marriage in style and is stepping out on her own by creating a new life for her and her three children in the US.

                  It was recently reported that Packer was renting a stunning Beverly Hills home for $100,000 a month. While she was working on securing an amazing rental, she also had her eye on a permanent place to put down roots, and found it in a 6-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 10,534 square foot gated estate in lower Bel Air. Originally listed for $14,950,000, Packer paid $13,500,000 and the deal closed on March 10, 2014.

                  Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, Erica’s new estate has an elegant sandstone foyer, a spacious formal living room with fireplace, arched ceilings and gorgeous French doors. Additional public rooms on the main floor include an office or den, a huge climate-controlled wine room, formal dining room, and extraordinary gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room. Also on the main level is a mud room/craft room and a maid’s suite.

                  The second floor offers 4 family bedrooms, a media room, laundry room, and luxurious private master suite with private terrace, his and her baths and custom walk-in closets.

                  The outdoor grounds offer great space for both grand entertaining and relaxation, including a custom pool, spa, large stone patios and spacious pool house.

                  Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker represented the listing and Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland was Packer’s listing agent.

                    Nicole Scherzinger Selling Hollywood Home She Bought From Daisy Fuentes

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 21, 2014  |  8:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Nicole Scherzinger

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Former frontwoman of girl group 'The Pussycat Dolls' and judge on The X Factor

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,014 square feet, views

                    Price

                    $2,349,000

                    Songstress Nicole Scherzinger, best known as the frontwoman of the girl group ‘The Pussycat Dolls,’ is selling the Hollywood Hills home she bought from Daisy Fuentes in 2006.

                    Scherzinger was at the top of her game a few years back, when the Pussycat Dolls were tearing up the charts. Since her days as a ‘Doll,’ she’s had some solo hits and a gig at the judges table on both the US and UK versions of the ‘X Factor.’

                    Reports have emerged that she just quit her X factor gig, but things are about to get really busy and exciting for Nicole. Just this week, reports emerged that she and boyfriend, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, were engaged!

                    On the home front back in Hollywood, Nicole is selling the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 4,014 square foot Hills estate she bought from Daisy Fuentes for $2,165,000. Now listed for $2,349,000, Scherzinger is likely to eek out a small profit if she can get full asking price for the home.

                    The gorgeous Mediterranean-style home sits on a 1.5-acre knoll and has no immediate neighbors – perfect for a celebrity that craves a little time out of the spotlight.

                    There are expansive views from every room, many outdoor living spaces and plenty of space for a potential pool.

                    Inside, Nicole’s home has a 2-story living room with soaring ceilings, a spacious dining room, 3 gas/wood burning fireplaces, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen/great room combination with granite counters, stainless appliances and oodles of room for entertaining.

                    The generous master suite features an over-sized closet, ample storage and a stunning marble bath with separate stall shower. Guest bedrooms are located upstairs, one has a large outdoor terrace. Downstairs is an additional bedroom, which could also be used as an office.

                    This home offers outstanding seclusion and serenity within a star-studded neighborhood. Perhaps Nicole will keep the streak alive and sell to another celeb!

                    Enzo Ricciardelli of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

                      Mariah Carey & Hubby Nick Cannon List Bel Air Mansion For $12,995,000!

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 10, 2014  |  8:01 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

                      Bel Air, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Pop diva and her TV presenter husband

                      Home Stats

                      7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,750 square feet, pool, movie theater, gated

                      Price

                      $12,995,000

                      Pop diva Mariah Carey and her TV host husband Nick Cannon are selling their Bel Air mansion for nearly $13 million!

                      Just listed and first reported by The Real Estalker, the home at 3130 Antelo Road is a gated Hamptons-style estate on an acre of land in primo Bel Air, CA. Carey and Cannon purchased the 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 11,750 square foot pad on April 2, 2009 for $6,975,000.

                      If you’re wondering why Mariah and Nick are asking nearly double what they paid for it, it’s because the estate has been meticulously renovated to bring it up their “Glitter-y” standards. Now, the estate has a grand formal entryway, a master suite comparable to the penthouse in the finest hotels, a formal dining room with a fireplace and breathtaking views, an enormous kitchen and an incredible “Aspen” room that Nick and Mariah use as a den, but can easily accommodate parties of several hundred of your closest friends.

                      Other A-list amenities inside include a movie theater, basketball court and gym. Outside, the estate has a sprawling backyard with a pool, putting green, and parking for more than 20 cars.

                      According to property records, the couple still own an oceanfront compound on Windermere Island in the Bahamas and a massive New York City triplex.

                      This Bel Air home is being listed by Jordana Leigh of Rodeo Realty.