Sheryl Sandberg Quietly Sells Atherton Mansion For $9,250,000

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 13, 2014  |  4:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Sheryl Sandberg

    Atherton, CA

    Most Known For

    Facebook COO and 'Lean In' author

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 11,430 square feet, sprawling lawns, guest house

    Price

    $9,250,000

    Facebook COO and “Lean In” author, Sheryl Sandberg, has quietly sold her sprawling estate in Atherton, CA for $9,250,000.

    The deal closed on September 19, 2014.

    Sandberg purchased the private and gated 7 bedroom, 8.5 bathroom, 11,430 square foot estate with her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, on December 17, 2004 for $7,995,000, when she was still a high-ranking executive at Google.

    Flash-forward to March 2008, when she officially joined Facebook, which was then headquartered less than 10 minutes away in Palo Alto, CA. With a short commute and a gorgeous place to call home, Sandberg was living the Silicon Valley dream.

    The prestigious home sits in desirable Atherton, CA, which was just named as the ‘Most Expensive Zip Code in America‘ by Forbes magazine. Exemplifying a classic, time-honored appeal, Sandberg’s just-sold three-story home is stylishly appointed, with exceptional finishes throughout.

    Completed in 2004 and sold to Sandberg a year later, the property has both a main residence and a guest house with full kitchen and bathroom.

    In December 2009, Sheryl and her husband bought a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,900 square foot home on a large lot in nearby Menlo Park, CA, where Facebook moved their headquarters to in 2011. There, amid traditional and Spanish-style homes, they proceeded to build a slightly smaller, but much more modern family home. Stretching over 9,200 square feet, her newly-built home has a futuristic glass and steel exterior.

    According to plans and permits filed with the city of Menlo Park, the house has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The first floor has a great room stretching over 800 square feet and a subterranean basement houses an office, gym, wine room, theater, and guest bedroom. Atop the home, Sandberg installed solar panels and a “living roof.”

    The Symon Group of Alain Pinel Realtors represented Sandberg and Goldberg in the sale and Kay Wang, also of Alain Pinel Realtors, represented the buyer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

      Bye, Bye Bird Streets! Jodie Foster Sells In The Hollywood Hills

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 7, 2014  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Jodie Foster

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Oscar-winning actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms, 6,060 square feet, pool, views

      Price

      $4,995,000

      Bye, Bye Bird Streets!

      Jodie Foster just sold her Hollywood Hills mansion in the famed Bird Streets after struggling to find a buyer. She listed the spread for $6.4 million in June 2013 and it languished on the market for more than a year. It took a couple price chops to get the deal done. Property records show the deal closed on October 6, 2014 for $4,995,000.

      Foster purchased the home in 1995 from model Cheryl Tiegs. With a distinguished address and oodles of famous neighbors, Foster’s Spanish Villa was the ultimate celebrity hideaway for the notoriously private actress.

      The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, an office and an attached guest suite. Adjacent to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry leads to a stunning kitchen. A luxurious master suite features a sitting area, walk-in closets, fireplace and sauna.

      Outside, the central courtyard pool and brick patio are shielded by a high-reaching hedge for the utmost seclusion – a must for the notoriously private Foster, who had never openly discussed her private life in the public until she outed herself in an emotional speech while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

      In other real estate moves, Jodie sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $8.3 million in January 2012 and purchased a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 3,752 square foot home in Beverly Hills for  $11,750,000 on June 25, 2012.

       

        Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger Sell Los Angeles Pied-a-Terre For Over Asking

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 2, 2014  |  7:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Joshua Jackson & Diane Kruger

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        He's broke out as an actor as Pacey in Dawson's Creek, she's an actress and fashion 'It Girl'

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,389 square feet, guest quarters, views

        Price

        $1,488,000

        Gorgeous, globe-trotting couple Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, have just sold their Los Angeles pied-a-terre for over asking!

        In a deal that closed on September 30, 2014, Jackson and Kruger banked $1,488,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home they were asking $1,450,000 for.

        Purchased in 2009 for 1,315,000, the barely-used mini-compound was the West Coast home base for the long-term duo, who split time between New York, Paris…and wherever else their glamorous careers take them.

        It’s no shock that Kruger, who is a fashion industry darling and a frequent face on “best dressed” lists, owned a home described as “chic.”

        Located on a prime street in the Hollywood Hills, the just-sold property is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. In the main house, an open floor plan showcases a living room with a brick fireplace, elegant formal dining room with built-in shelving, and a den/media room. Calming white walls, dark oak floors and large windows punctuate these spaces.

        The gourmet kitchen features a La Canche range, butcher block center-island, exposed wood shelving and a farmhouse sink that overlooks the garden.

        The European inspired master suite has newly-refinished poured concrete floors, a fireplace and a walk-in closet. The adjacent master bath has an extra-large shower with wishbone marble floors. French doors lead to the large terrace, with views of Hollywood. The second bedroom has a door to the terrace and an adjacent remodeled bathroom.

        Downstairs, the home has coveted guest quarters that contain its own kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living area. A true guest oasis, it can be accessed through the main house or a separate entrance.

        Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates represented Josh and Diane in the sale, and his colleague Sherri Rogers, also of Nourmand & Associates, represented the buyer.

          Bruce Willis Finally Sells Beverly Hills Mansion For $16.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2014  |  7:30 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Bruce Willis

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

          Home Stats

          11 bedrooms, 10,379 square feet, pool

          Price

          $16,500,000

          In a housing market that’s going up, up, up, actor Bruce Willis had a hard time selling his Beverly Hills mansion. Originally listed for $22 million in May 2013, Willis was forced to chop $2 million off the asking price of his sprawling, gated Beverly Hills hacienda in August 2013. With a $19,995,000 price tag, the gorgeous home continued to languish on the market.

          Until now.

          Property records show that Willis finally found a buyer at a much lower price. He sold the spread for $16.5 million on August 15, 2014.

          After so many years on the market, Willis must be thrilled that the deal is done, and he and wife Emma Hemming can fully enjoy East Coast life in their chic condo in New York City.

          Despite the lower sale price, Willis still made a profit over the $9 million he paid for the estate way back in June 2004, when he bought the pad from movie industry titan Alan Ladd Jr.

          The 1928 Spanish-style residence sits on about an acre acre of flat land in a prime section of lower Beverly Hillsand has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms spread out over 10,379 square feet of interior space that also includes a state-of-the-art screening room, his & hers bathrooms and two staff rooms. Outside, a large pool, tennis courts and the surrounding areas are an entertainer’s paradise.

          Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland represented both Willis and the buyer in the deal.

            Sold! Ashton Kutcher Sells Glassy Hollywood Bachelor Pad For $9.925 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 10, 2014  |  7:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Ashton Kutcher

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            'That 70's Show' and 'Two and a Half Men' star who is expecting a baby with fiance Mila Kunis

            Home Stats

            Three stories, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,385 square feet

            Price

            $9,925,000

            Ashton Kutcher just sold his sleek Hollywood Hills bachelor pad for $9,925,000!

            The ‘Two and a Half Men” actor bought the sleek hills pad two years ago, paying $8.455 million. In May 2014, it was rumored that he was quietly shopping it for $12,000,000.

            In 2012, he rented the pad for a rumored $50,000 a month for a couple months before officially making it his. At the time that he bought, he was recently separated from now-ex-wife Demi Moore and needed a new place to call home. Shortly after moving into his bachelor pad, Kutcher stepped out with former ‘That 70′s Show” co-star Mila Kunis. Two years later, the duo are engaged and expecting their first child – a girl!

            With all those life changes, Kutcher’s spectacular bachelor pad doesn’t exactly scream “family home.” It was rumored that Mila wanted to bring up baby in a more family-friendly home, and those rumors were confirmed when the duo snapped up a very family-friendly place in Beverly Hills for about $10,000,000.

            With a new family home and a baby due any minute, it was time for Kutcher to part with his former party pad. In the same vein,  Mila just listed her single girl spread nearby, asking $3,995,000.

            With their bachelor and bachelorette pad sell-offs in full swing, Kutcher’s glassy house had to go. The three-story home overlooks Lake Hollywood with fully retractable walls of glass. The floating dining room area opens to stunning views. The home also has a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, private screening room, bar area and gym/massage room. The striking master suite boasts ample use of glass and wood, magnificent views and a spa-like master bath. A variety of outdoor spaces include enclosed gardens, outdoor rooms, infinity pool, cantilevered decks and an open sky terrace.

            Fun Fact: Justin Bieber, who recently sold his Calabasas home to Khloe Kardashian, was very, very interested in purchasing the home in 2011, but Ashton swooped in and bought it out from under him. The buyer remains unknown, but with Bieber’s current issues with his neighbors, this could have been a good buy for the young bad boy.

              Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Sell Los Feliz Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 7, 2014  |  12:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green

              Los Feliz, CA

              Most Known For

              He's a 90210 alum and she's a smoking-hot actress with roles in Transformers and more

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, gated, views

              Price

              $3,750,000

              The genetically-gifted married duo of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox just sold their equally attractive Los Feliz mansion, for $3,750,000. They were originally asking $3,995,000.

              The couple recently welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Bohdi Ransom Green. They also have a nearly two-year-old son named Noah, and Green is also dad to son Kassius, 11, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil.

              With a house teeming with young kids, and every room in the 4 bedroom place filled, Megan and Brian decided to list the eclectic Los Feliz estate and move on to other – bigger – digs. They bought a home in Toluca Lake that was formerly Bing Crosby’s Carriage House. They paid $3,350,000 for the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,710 square foot home.

              Built in 1936, their just-sold home is a modern fortress. Walled for complete privacy, the home is a exquisitely remodeled Mediterranean Villa with explosive unobstructed views ofdowntown Los AngelesLong BeachCentury City and the all the way to the ocean.

              With over 5,300 square feet of living space and a large,  beautifully landscaped yard and gorgeous pool, the Green’s for-sale 4 bedroom, 5 bath home blends Old World architecture with 21st century technology, including a fully-wired sound system, audio and video surveillance systems and Nest thermostats.

              The stunning interiors have hand-distressed wood floors and refurbished one-of-a-kind antique lighting. The main floor is comprised of a spacious living room and family room with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to expansive covered balconies and the city below, perfect for al fresco dining and additional living space. The dining and breakfast room flow into a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

              Megan and Brian bought the home on December 18, 2009 for $2,942,500 and went on to furnished it in a funky, yet chic, vibe.

              Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent.

                Pete Wentz Of Fall Out Boy Sells In Studio City

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 25, 2014  |  12:46 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Pete Wentz

                Studio City, CA

                Most Known For

                Bassist and lyricist for Fall Out Boy; Former husband of Ashlee Simpson

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,000 square feet

                Price

                $1,230,000

                Fall Out Boy Bassist Pete Wentz has just sold his rocking pad in Studio City, CA, according to public records.

                Ashlee Simpson’s ex-husband is currently dating model Megan Kamper, and the two were are expecting a baby in the near future. The ‘Fall Out’ from the pregnancy announcement? Time to move!

                With a little one on the way, and a five-year-old son with Simpson, Wentz needed to a bigger home base, so he sold his Studio City abode just two short years after moving in.

                Wentz purchased the place on April 13, 2012 for $1,050,000. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom, nearly 2,000 square-foot home is situated in the foothills amongst a forest of tall trees, waterfalls and exotic plantings. The property has been lovingly maintained and enhanced over the years and the interiors are filled with designer touches. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen have a wood burning fireplace and a wall of French doors open to a grand, Wisteria covered veranda. The convertible third bedroom or den also open up to the lush outdoor area. Upstairs is the master suite, office and guest bedroom and third bath. The custom baths feature vessel sinks, glass tiles, stone and custom cabinetry.

                Outside, lush grounds surround the house and meandering pathways take you to a tree shaded spa, Japanese tea house, children’s play house, waterfalls and architectural koi pond. The separate guest quarters and bath complete this amazing property. Hardwood floors, recessed interior lighting, extensive outdoor lighting, security cameras, built-in speakers and music are just a few of the many features that made this a great nest for Wentz for the last two years.

                When Wentz was still married to Simpson, the two lived in a pricey place in Beverly Hills.

                Thomans Atamain represented Wentz and Gregory Zmrukhtyan repped the sellers. Both work for Dilbeck Real Estate.

                  Ellen Page Sells In Studio City After Snapping Up Venus Williams’ Pad

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 2, 2014  |  9:24 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Ellen Page

                  Studio City, CA

                  Most Known For

                  'Juno' and 'Inception' actress who recently came out

                  Home Stats

                  2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1,499 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $1,041,409

                  Newly ‘out’ actress Ellen Page just sold her modest Studio City digs after snapping up Venus William’s former home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.701 million.

                  With the purchase of Williams’ home, Page no longer needed the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home she purchased back in 2011 for $885,000. She was asking $1,050,000 and sold for just below that: $1,041,409.

                  Perched in a prime Studio City Hills location on a privacy-friendly dead-end street, Page’s just-sold bungalow is a rare turn-key Cape Cod Traditional Home.

                  The sunny home features beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, hardwood floors and multi-door access to a pool and outdoor dining area.

                  A fully remodeled kitchen has cook’s appliances and a breakfast nook.

                  Ellen’s former master suite has a redone bath, generous walk-in closet, and direct access to yard and pool.

                  Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty – Beverly Hills held the listing and Leah Guerra of Rodeo Realty represented the buyers.

                    Report: Courteney Cox & David Arquette Snag Buyer For Beverly Hills Architectural Gem

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 1, 2014  |  11:17 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Courteney Cox & David Arquette

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Former couple; She's most known as Monica on Friends, he's part of a large Hollywood family and has a few acting hits under his belt

                    Home Stats

                    5,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms (plus maids quarters), 5.5 bathrooms, swimming pool

                    Price

                    $18,000,000

                    According to reports, Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have finally found a buyer for their under-the-radar Beverly Hills architectural estate

                    Listed for $19.5M, the Real Estalker is reporting that the Mid-Century style home is in escrow for about $18 million bucks, and the rumored buyer is successful producer, songwriter and Grammy-winner, Dr. Luke. He’s also the same celebrity real estate aficionado that snapped up Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne‘s former Malibu beach house for $7.925M in 2012. 

                    Timing is right for Courteney and David to make a deal on the estate they own together. Although they still amicably co-parent their 10-year-old daughter Coco together, the duo have been officially divorced since May 2013. Although the two remain “Friends,” Courteney just announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid, and David has since moved on to girlfriend Christina Mclarty, with whom he has a young son named Charlie West

                    After they separated, the estate spent two years unofficially on the market as a “pocket listing.” With no takers, the A. Quincy Jones-designed Beverly Hills estate hit the MLS in September 2013 for $19,500,000.

                    The Wallace Ridge estate is nestled in the uber-private and high-priced gated Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. In June 2004, in their happily married days, Cox and Arquette purchased the trophy property for $5,450,000. They had the single-story home completely restored by renowned architect Cory Buckner in 2006.

                    The in-escrow estate is an approximately 5,500 square foot home on one level, with 4 bedrooms (plus maids rooms), 5.5 bathrooms, detached office and uniquely gorgeous circular swimming pool.

                    Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.

                      Jim Parsons Sells Starter Home After Upgrading To Robert Pattinson’s Digs

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2014  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                      Jim Parsons

                      Los Feliz, CA

                      Most Known For

                      'Big Bang Theory' actor

                      Home Stats

                      3 bed, 4 bath, 2,827 square feet, views

                      Price

                      $1,575,000

                      Jim Parsons has just parted ways with his Los Feliz starter home, mere months after snapping up Robert Pattinson’s glittering estate for $6,375,000.

                      Property records show that Parsons went out with a whimper, instead of ‘Bang,’ on his smaller, more modest house, selling the spread on June 20,2014 for $1,575,000. He had high hopes for more dough when he listed the place for $1,850,000 in January 2014. While he didn’t get full asking, he did rake in more than the $1,300,000 he paid for the place in April 2009. 

                      Located just a few blocks away from his new, bigger home in the same Los Feliz neighborhoodParson’s just-sold starter home is a beautifully remodeled and immaculately decorated hillside home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths and 2,827 square feet of living space spread out over two levels.

                      The open floor plan features fireplaces in the living and dining rooms,  and a spacious cook’s kitchen.

                      The lower-level features a den/office and a master suite with sitting room, large en-suite bathroom with spa tub and separate shower, and a huge walk-in closet.

                      Outside, a charming private entry patio contains an outdoor fireplace.

                      We suspect that Parsons and his fiance Todd Spiewak aren’t sweating the lower-than-hoped-for sale price as they nest nearby in their new, upgraded, A-list digs. Not ones to keep it all in one Los Feliz neighborhood, the engaged duo also spent $1.822 million for a NYC apartment near Gramercy Park in August 2013.