Selena Gomez Is Breaking Up With Her Tarzana Starter Home

    Posted by Cristin  |  May 2, 2014  |  1:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Selena Gomez

    Tarzana, CA

    Most Known For

    Disney star in her teens, singer/actress in her early 20's; famously dated Justin Bieber

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6,630 square feet, pool, basketball court

    Price

    $3,495,000

    Selena Gomez is selling her Tarzana, CA ‘starter home,’ asking $3,495,000 for the stunning 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 6,630 square foot compound.

    The Disney star, turned rehab-attending Justin Bieber ex-girlfriend has had a rocky year, filled with salacious tabloid headlines. With all of that (hopefully) behind her, Gomez is making changes on the home front. First, she fired her parents as her management team.

    Second, she bought some brand new digs.

    In March 2014, she paid $3.69 million for a gated mansion in Calabasas – the very same LA suburb where ex-bf Justin Bieber terrorized his neighbors before subsequently selling his sprawling pad to none other than Khloe Kardashian.

    Now that she’s nestled into a Bieber-free Calabasas spread, she’s selling the home she’s lived in since July 2011, when she paid $2,175,000 for the pad. In the time she’s owned it, the multi-winged house has gotten some upgrades, additions and remodels…thus the much-higher asking price.

    Now, Selena’s new-to-the-market home is a gorgeous and luxurious ‘compound’ on an entire acre. A lavish upstairs guest suite has its own separate entrance, a full kitchen, two bathrooms, two walk-in closets, and is encircled by a balcony that overlooks the entire grounds.

    The newly built downstairs media room has a bar that opens to the outdoor BBQ and firepit lounge area – perfect for parties!

    Outside, there’s a pool, spa, shaded outdoor pergola, Bocce Ball court, fruit tree orchard, full basketball court with lights, plus additional room for a full tennis court.

    Images via listing agent Craig Knizek of The Agency.

      Weeks After Welcoming Their First Baby, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Snap Up New LA Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  May 1, 2014  |  8:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      John Krasinski & Emily Blunt

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Actors. He made his mark on 'The Office' and her breakout role was in 'The Devil Wears Prada.'

      Home Stats

      4 bed, 4 bath, 3,483 square feet, pool

      Price

      $2,575,000

      New baby, new house!

      Just weeks after welcoming their first child, a daughter named Hazel, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have bought a new nest in Los Angeles.

      According to property records, the married actor duo closed on the home on April 23rd and paid $2,750,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,483 square foot remodeled, walled compound on a double lot.

      In true Southern California style, this house is all about windows and the stunning outdoor areas. A massive pool and spa is surrounded by stone patios, a covered lanai, flat lawn and garden.

      From the inside looking out, Emily and John’s new home has stunning canyon and city views. Other indoor amenities include a large cook’s kitchen with center island and breakfast bar that connects to the open-flow dining and living room areas.

      John and Emily’s new master suite features a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are in a separate wing – plenty of room for baby Hazel and any future siblings!

      This property is John and Emily’s third home. They also own a weekend home in Ojai, CA that they bought in June 2012 for $2.15 million. Nearby in Los Angeles, they have a home in West Hollywood that they bought in 2009 for $1.857 million. That house is in the heart of Hollywood and Jimmy Kimmel lives right across the street!

      Barbara Palmer of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented the sellers and Richard Ehrlich of the Westside Estate Agency was Emily and John’s agent.

      Images via the MLS.

        Sofia Vergara Dropped $10.6 Million On A Villa In The Heart Of Beverly Hills

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 9, 2014  |  1:39 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Sofia Vergara

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Columbian actress starring in the hit show 'Modern Family." Highest-paid TV actor/actress

        Home Stats

        7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, pool, 11,400 square feet

        Price

        $10,600,000

        Colombian-born ‘Modern Family’ actress Sofia Vergara has just scooped up an Italian-style villa in the heart of Beverly Hills, paying $10.6 million for a 7 bedrooom, 11 bathroom, 11,400 square foot estate.

        Vergara has plenty of dough to afford this lavish So Cal spread. According to Forbes, she is the highest paid actor on TV for the second year in a row, hauling in an incredible $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

        With all those dollars at her disposal, Vergara jumped into real estate and just closed on a gorgeous and grand 90210 estate.

        Her new home features a soaring entryway, a wood-paneled study, a spacious Chef’s kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, and a family room with French doors that open to an outdoor entertaining area.

        Upstairs, Sofia’s new master suite has a fireplace and separate his-and-hers baths and closets. Just down the hall, there are 2 guest bedrooms with en suite baths, and third large guest suite with balcony, en suite bath, walk-in closet and outdoor terrace with fireplace.

        On the third level, you’ll find a great bar for entertaining, a massive 3,000- bottle wine cellar and tasting room, movie theater/card room, as well as a gym with sauna (that could also be an 8th bedroom). The estate also features 2 maids rooms and a laundry room.

        Outside, the grounds feature a gorgeous pool, spa and meticulous landscaping.

        Vergara is currently engaged to Nick Loeb and they’re expected to tie the knot soon!

        Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Aldjufrie of The Agency represented the listing.

          Cuba Gooding Jr. Sells Longtime Pacific Palisades Estate For Nearly $10M

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Cuba Gooding Jr.

          Pacific Palisades, CA

          Most Known For

          Actor with an impressive roster of hits, including a famous role as Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, pool, tennis court

          Price

          $9,995,000

          Show him the money!

          Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is finalizing the sale of his longtime Pacific Palisades estate, which was listed for $9,995,000. Sources close to the deal say the buyer is paying close to asking for the 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,753 square foot estate that Gooding bought for $3.5 million in May 2000.

          Nestled in the heart of Pacific Palisades, Cuba’s almost-sold Contemporary English estate is set  amidst mature trees on almost an acre of lush, park-like grounds, with complete privacy and seclusion.

          Close to the Village and beach, Cuba’s estate has an open floor plan that includes a formal living room with wrap-around windows, and a dining room with wine cellar and butler’s pantry. A cook’s kitchen and family room combo has an adjacent mudroom/office. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre, detached guest suite, 6+ car garage/gym and 2 laundry rooms.

          Outside, resort-like grounds include a private drive, expansive lawn, lighted hockey rink and pool/spa.

          Last year, Gooding made another real estate move, listing his starter home in Northridge, California for $729,000.

          David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Gooding in the sale.

            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.

                Ricki Lake Just Sold The Brentwood Home She Bought From Courteney Cox For $8.45 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  February 12, 2014  |  9:20 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Ricki Lake Sells Courteney Cox's Former Home

                Brentwood, CA

                Most Known For

                Actress, Emmy-winning daytime chat show hostess, and Dancing with the Stars alum

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,226 square feet, pool, lush grounds

                Price

                $8,450,000

                Daytime talking head Ricki Lake just sold her longtime Los Angeles estate at 230 N Carmelina Ave for $8,450,000!

                Property records show that Lake purchased the 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 5,226 square foot home on October 23, 2002 from famous “Friend” Courteney Cox for $5,600,000.

                After living there for more than a decade, Lake listed it in July 2013 for $8,750,000, and it sold on January 24, 2014.

                Nestled in a primo location in the heart of affluent Brentwood, the mini-estate has a roster of A-list Hollywood neighbors that includes Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington, Lindsay Buckingham, Tobey Maguire and Betty White.

                In addition to the famous faces living nearby, the home had a lot to offer the unknown buyer. Upon entering the house, an extraordinary great room with soaring wood-beamed ceilings and french doors gives way to an adjacent dining room and formal living room, all with perfect flow, one to the next. Upstairs, Lake’s former master bedroom suite has two fireplaces, a sitting area and radiant heated floors in the master bathroom.

                The backyard goes beyond the ordinary, with a lush and private garden and an oversized outdoor covered living room next to a swimming pool and spa.

                 

                 

                  Glee Starlet Naya Rivera Flips Beverly Hills Home After Buying in Los Feliz

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 23, 2013  |  11:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Naya Rivera

                  Beverly Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress and singer who plays Santana Lopez on Glee

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,300 square feet, pool, jacuzzi, remodeled

                  Price

                  $2,100,000

                  Glee starlet Naya Rivera is flipping her home in Beverly Hills, asking $2.1 million for a home she paid $1.475 million for on April 4, 2012. If she gets her full asking price, Naya is set to make $625,000 for less than a year’s ownership, minus what she paid to remodel this stunner. This kind of return isn’t common in every market, but in this celebrity-infested Beverly Hills neighborhood, buyers will pay big bucks for the 90210 zip code.

                  Rivera is making her house flip a family affair – she’s employed her mother Yolanda Rivera as the listing agent on the home, which hit the market in mid-March and already has “sale pending” sign hanging out front. Nice work, mom!

                  Rivera’s almost-sold home is on a cul de sac and has been remodeled. It features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and is a spacious 3,300 square feet.  The home includes a formal living area and dining room overlooking the courtyard and pool. The library includes a wet bar with its own kegerator! The master suite includes dual walk-in closets and a built-in sauna and steam room. The backyard includes a completely remodeled salt water pool, jacuzzi and fire pit.

                  Rivera is decamping to a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,186 square foot East Coast traditional estate in Los Feliz that property records show she purchased on April 15, 2013 for $2,600,000.

                   

                    Larry Ellison Lists Ultra Luxurious Lakefront Lake Tahoe Mansion for $28.5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 29, 2013  |  12:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                    Larry Ellison

                    Lake Tahoe, NV

                    Most Known For

                    CEO of Oracle and avid collector of exceptional personal properties across the globe.

                    Home Stats

                    9,242 square foot main house with 6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 2 guest houses and 230 feet of private lakefront.

                    Price

                    $28,500,000

                    Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle, was recently called “The Nation’s Most Avid Trophy-Home Buyer” by the the Wall Street Journal. Since becoming one of the biggest earners in America while at the helm of Oracle, Ellison has spent hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring incredible properties across the globe. According to the WSJ, Ellison’s known property roster includes multiple adjacent lots in Malibu, a Newport, R.I., mansion formerly owned by the Astor family; a historic garden property in Kyoto and an estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with a private, 19-hole golf course and a $200 million estate in Woodside, CA. He’s currently building and adding a North Lake Tahoe compound to that incredible line-up.

                    And now, we’ve learned that he’s subtracting his existing East Lake Tahoe compound from that lineup as he awaits the completion of his newer, upgraded pad on the north side of the famous lake that straddles the California and Nevada borders. As first reported by the WSJ, Ellison has just listed his Lake Tahoe home in the tony enclave of Glenbrook for $28.5 million dollars. The property includes a 9,242-square foot main house with 6 bedrooms, and 8.5 bathrooms. In addition to the main house, there is a 1,326 square-foot, 2 bedroom, 3 bath guesthouse, and another 2,934 square-foot lakefront home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

                    Other amenities of the homes include a gym, billiard room,  library, sound-proof screening room and a sauna. With a private crystal clear harbor and white sandy beach, Ellison’s Lake Tahoe spread sits on 2.62 acres with 230′ of lake frontage.

                      Sportscaster Bob Costas Buys Newport Coast Mansion for $4.7 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 11, 2013  |  12:35 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

                      Most Known For

                      19-time Emmy Award winner, and television’s most honored studio host, is the host of NBC’s “Football Night in America”

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,534 square feet, views, spa

                      Price

                      $4,700,000

                      Bob Costas — the famous voice of of NBC Sports television since the early ’80s — has just purchased a mansion on the California coast for $4.7 million! According to public records, Bob and his wife closed on the property on October 9, 2012, and paid $4,700,000. The Newport stunner has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and clocks in at 4,534 square feet.

                      The Costas’ sprawling new residence is situated on a 28,249-square-foot private corner lot within the exclusive guard-gated community of Crystal Cove. The gorgeous interiors of the home are complimented by the breathtaking grounds, complete with salt-water pool and spa, cabana with fireplace, pool house with kitchen, bocce ball court, expansive rear lawn, built-in BBQ, and well-manicured lawns surrounding brick patios. No detail has been overlooked inside the home either, with custom lighting fixtures throughout, gorgeous hardwood floors, crown moldings, and beautiful built-ins. The gourmet kitchen features dark stone countertops, crisp white cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances — including a Thermador range, SubZero refrigerator, and a wine fridge. Additional amenities include an upstairs bonus room, office, and a separate guest casita with living room, bedroom, and bath. And the sportscaster really scored with his new real estate acquisition since this distinctive home was offered fully furnished!

                      Costas has made his fortune over the years as the ongoing face of sports and has been the prime-time host of a record NINE Olympic games! He and his wife also own an $11 million condo in New York City and another home in Clayton, Missouri.