American Idol’s David Cook Sells Hollywood Smart Home

    Posted by Vanessa  |  December 11, 2012  |  1:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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    David Cook

    Hollywood, CA

    Most Known For

    Platinum recording artist; Winner of American Idol Season 7

    Home Stats

    Tri-level, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with recording studio and views of Hollywood sign

    Price

    $1,365,000

    One of the very talented and well-known American Idol success stories, David Cook, has officially packed up his guitar and platinum albums and walked away from his short-lived Hollywood Beachwood Canyon home. The tri-level, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath sold yesterday for $1,365,000 – a sum almost identical to his March 2010 purchase price of $1,318,000.

    The Season 7 winner has slowly worked his way through Hollywood‘s music scene, yet has made steadfast moves through it’s real estate game. After a brief two-year stint in the Hollywood nest, Cook put the property up for sale in March of this year and was able to sell just seven months later at almost the exact purchase price.

    Despite such a speedy selling process, if you take a tour of the property, it practically sells itself. Offering stunning, close-up views of the world-famous Hollywood sign, a home in this price range with these features stands out significantly among competing Los Angeles listings.

    The home features an open layout, gorgeous hardwood flooring and a custom remodeled interior. Fully equipped with wiring for a Smart Home system, this property has the potential of being navigated from anywhere in the world, just by using your smart phone. Various windows, skylights and two-level exterior decks offer plenty of natural light throughout with stunning views of the Hollywood hills and world-famous Hollywood sign. A selling point for any Hollywood recording artists, the home features a professionally designed recording studio, which also has potential to be converted to a home theater.

    Street level features include a cozy living room, a dining area, master suite with fireplace and large kitchen with Center Island, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The lower level includes two extra bedrooms, full bath, studio, and custom laundry area.

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

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

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      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

      Price

      $10,500,000

      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.

        The Most Lavish Smart Home on the Market

        Posted by Vanessa  |  January 10, 2012  |  5:25 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

        Home Stats

        30,000 square-feet, 12 bathrooms smart home with state-of-the-art amenities

        Price

        $56,000,000

        This week, the biggest names in tech have gathered together in Las Vegas for one of the largest tech conferences in the world: The International Consumer Electronics Show. From checking out new eye-tracking technology to watching Justin Timberlake announce what’s next with Myspace, the biggest and baddest tech developers are in Sin City to debut the latest tech toys that the rest of us hope to play with tomorrow.

        To feed our need to be constantly plugged in, today’s real estate world has responded by building hundreds of “smart homes” that are equipped with high-tech, state of the art security, appliances and more. (Check out the “2011 Smart Home” with automated high-tech media mirrors, solar panels and self-watering plants featured on Gizmodo.)

        So what’s the most awesome smart home on the market? How about the largest, pricest, most fabulous tech palace located just 8 miles of New York City in Alpine, New Jersey.

        Listed at $56 million, this 30,000 square foot estate sits in one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country and has 12 bedrooms, 15 full and 4 partial baths. According to the listing, the home features a state of the art security system, heated driveway, high-tech appliances, gated motor court with six garages, generator and fire compressions system – all with the capability to be remotely controlled via smart phone from anywhere in the world.

        The lavishly fancy digs has twelve foot high ceilings throughout, along with a heated 65-foot pool, separate pool house with kitchen and two baths, a theater room, basketball court, and full tennis court.