Jesse Metcalfe Buys Los Angeles Love Nest for $1.43 Million!

    Posted by Cristin  |  March 15, 2013  |  12:55 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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    Jesse Metcalfe

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    His role as the gardening stud in NBC's "Desperate Housewives"

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,362 square feet



    Jesse Metcalfe, the former young Hollywood playboy, is becoming more of the domestic type lately with the purchase of a brand new home. Engaged for over a year to his love, actress Cara Santana, Metcalfe has just bought a Spanish-style house in the Hollywood Hills, according to property records. Property records show that Metcalfe snagged the stunning home for $1,432,500 and the deal closed on February 28, 2012. The home, built in 1925, has all the original nooks and crannies, but has been lovingly and beautifully restored!

    The home has a newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms, bringing them up-to-date without eliminating their original charm.  The house is 2,362 square feet, which includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The master suite is stunning, with a beautiful new custom bath. This very special home in a wonderful location!Hardwood floors throughout, the home has a grand fireplace in living room, great movement throughout, city views and a spacious Spanish courtyard with fabulous tile wall fountain.

    Jesse recently sold his home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $2,000,000.

      Albert Brooks To Sell Upper Bel Air Manse

      Posted by Matt  |  October 4, 2012  |  3:17 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


      Albert Brooks

      Bel Air, California

      Most Known For

      Oscar nominated actor, writer and director

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, $6,995,000

      Selling his beautiful Bel Air abode has been no laughing matter for the multi-talented, Oscar-nominated actor, writer, directer and all around funnyman, Albert Brooks. Originally listed in March of this year, Brooks is asking $6,995,000 for the secluded home.

      The home has a show business history, having been owned by Merv Griffin before being purchased by Brooks for $3,650,000 in 1992, following his critically acclaimed star performance alongside the legendary Meryl Streep, in Defending Your Life. And anyone can see why a Hollywood star would be interested in such an exclusive, tucked away retreat.

      Located on over 2 acres, featuring mature trees and lots of privacy, the property is accessed via a gated private drive. The 5,000 square foot home including 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, is entered through the dramatic living room, which features wood-paneled ceilings over 20 feet high, skylights and massive glass walls that blur the distinction between the spacious home and the well manicured property surrounding it.

      Outside there is a tennis court and a large grassy area that could play host to any number of events, either birthday parties or warm summer evening cocktail parties. But the highlight is the pristine infinity pool that looks out over a perfect Los Angeles view.

        Viva Espana! Spain Is Hot In The Euro Cup; And So Is this Spanish Style Mansion

        Posted by Matt  |  June 27, 2012  |  4:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

        Home Stats

        9,289 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms



        With Euro Cup 2012 well underway, and Spain’s ongoing success in the tournament, maybe you caught a little Spanish fever? If you’re in the market for a fine looking Spanish-Style mansion, which are most popular in cities across the American Southwest and Southern California, look no further than Los Angeles. In this town of countless warm, sunny days and fabulous parties, Spanish-Style homes seamlessly blend the inside with the outside and use thick masonry walls coated in stucco and red tile roofs to provide cool comfort and relaxation for family, friends and entertaining. One such property, which can be found on the outskirts of exclusive Bel Air, embodies the best of all .

        Gated and private, this Beautiful Spanish-Style Estate with over 9,200 sq.ft. of living space is located on one of the most prominent streets in Lower Bel Air and sited on almost 35,000 sq.ft. of verdant grounds overlooking the Bel Air Country Club golf course.

        Enter the estate to a grand 2-story, light-filled foyer. Spacious public rooms include the lovely formal living room, grand formal dining room, library, and family room. The large kitchen is a chef’s dream with professional Viking and Traulsen appliances, center island, and separate breakfast area. The 2nd level of the estate houses all 6 bedrooms, all en suite, including the luxurious master suite with fireplace, sitting area, separate office, and dual baths and walk-in closets. The lower level of the home offers great space for entertaining with media and game room. The grounds are extraordinary with pool, spa, lawns, mature trees, Japanese meditation garden, and European garden with picturesque domed arbor.

        So, whether you are living and dying with each moment from Spain’s run to the Euro Cup 2012 championship, or you simply have good taste, this mansion is clearly a goal.

          Funnyman Craig Ferguson Lists Longtime Beachwood Canyon Villa

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 8, 2012  |  4:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Craig Ferguson

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Host of the "Late, Late Show"

          Home Stats

          4-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms, 2,385 square feet, pool



          Craig Ferguson, host of “The Late, Late Show,” is selling his long-time home in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. Purchased by the funnyman on November 26, 1997 for $569,000, Ferguson is hoping to make a nice profit if he sells it for the current listing price of $1,995,000.

          Ultra private, walled and gated, Ferguson’s abode is a 1930′s Spanish with spectacular canyon and city light views. This one-of-a-kind, old-Hollywood 2,385 square-foot estate sits on a double lot and features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an office, dramatic formal living and dining rooms, extra-large family room and detached guest suite. Features include original tile, stained glass windows, hardwood floors, wood-paned windows and original detailing throughout. A tranquil deck off the living room with mesmerizing views overlooks the huge swimmer’s pool, patios and lush, professionally-landscaped gardens.

          Where is he moving to? According to public records, Ferguson (via a trust) purchased a craftsmen-style home less than a mile away on Canyon Dr. in Los Angeles for $4,100,000 on April 6, 2012.

          Jana Jones-Duffy, Fred Holley and Kelly Sutherland of Coldwell Banker hold the listing.

          Images via the MLS.

            Golf Legend Fred Couples Buys Pristine Brentwood Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2012  |  10:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Fred Couples

            Brentwood, CA

            Most Known For

            Golf legend who won the 1992 Masters Tournament and the 2011 Senior Players Championship

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,661 square feet, pool



            Golf legend Fred Couples has a new clubhouse!  After years of residing in La Quinta, CA, Couples has purchased a stunning, Spanish Colonial revival home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. According to public records, Couples paid $4,557,000 on April 4, 2012 for a four-bedroom, four and a half bathroom, 5,661 square foot home.

            The estate is set behind gates on picturesque South Carmelina Ave. Beautifully designed and crafted, the property features gorgeous gardens, beau detailing and top-notch finishes throughout. All spaces flow seamlessly together and to the outdoors for the ideal California lifestyle. Gas lanterns and a private courtyard entry way lead to the gracious foyer with a sweeping staircase, a step-down living room, formal dining room and inviting library. A fabulous cook’s kitchen and family room opens through French doors to the loggia, outdoor living room with fireplace, sparkling pool, spa and detached poolside guesthouse. The home was originally designed as a five-bedroom home with maid’s quarters, but it is currently being used as a three-bedroom with an oversized laundry room, upstairs family room and vast his & hers master closets.

            In November 2011, Couples listed his 5,173 square-foot, four-bedroom, five-bathroom home in La Quinta for $4,195,000. That home is now off the market.


              Meg Ryan Sleepless Over Unsold Bel Air Property, Relists With Lower Price Tag

              Posted by Cristin  |  April 26, 2012  |  11:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


              Meg Ryan

              Bel Air, CA

              Most Known For

              Rom-com darling with a string of hits

              Home Stats

              6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,877 square feet



              1,2,3,4,5…no, we’re not running through basic math – we’re tallying up the number of times that Meg Ryan has listed her Bel Air mansion on Stradella Road for sale. Just this week, the ever-in-the-know Real Estalker broke the news that Ms. Ryan was trying her luck again in the real estate game by listing her 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,877 square foot home for a new, improved and much lower asking price of $11,400,000.

              In 2008, Ryan had the home listed for an optimistic $19,500,000. With no buyers at that price, the asking fell to $14,200,000 and was eventually converted to a $40,000-a-month lease. Ryan has been seen spending much of her time in New York City with her equally-famous musician man-friend John Mellencamp, and she reportedly leases in the SoHo neighborhood.

              Now ready to officially say goodbye to the unsellable stunner, Ryan is looking for a well-heeled buyer who wants to get mail at her longtime address. The home’s listing describes it as a museum quality restoration of a classic spanish estate situated on a promontory with wide open city and ocean views across layers of greenery. Wonderful architecture, resort-like grounds and complete privacy make this home perfect for the celebrity set. The interior features stenciled and painted wood ceilings, tiles, ironwork, rich wood floors, and arches. There are French doors throughout that open to a loggia, outdoor dining pavilion and expansive lawn and pool. Other home highlights include a stunning kitchen, generous living room  and dining Room, separate bar room, 2 family rooms and a screening room.

              Property records show Meg Ryan purchased her Bel Air mansion in October 2000 for $8,500,000.

                Julia Ormand Lists Romantic Brentwood Home

                Posted by Cristin  |  April 22, 2012  |  10:31 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

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                Julia Ormand

                Brentwood, CA

                Most Known For

                Famous for reprising Audrey Hepburn's role in the remake of "Sabrina"; re-emerged in the recent film "My Week with Marilyn."

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,842 square feet



                English actress Julia Ormond has just listed her rather romantic Brentwood home for $2,795,000. Deemed “extremely special,” the extensively remodeled 1928 Spanish home is filled with romance and charm in a beautiful tree-filled canyon setting in the flats of Brentwood. The home is situated on a quiet country lane, which is perhaps reminiscent of Ormand’s home in Surrey, England.

                The property itself has great authenticity and detailing throughout, as well as an exceptional floor plan. Perfect for Los Angeles living, this home has wonderful indoor/outdoor lifestyle amenities and gorgeous gardens. A gated courtyard leads to large-scaled formal living room with fireplace, sun-filled formal dining room and a fabulous eat-in cook’s kitchen and adjacent family room with beamed ceiling.

                Set amidst towering trees is a lovely patio with outdoor fireplace and yard. Inside, there are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, including the master bedroom, which has a balcony, remodeled bath and fireplace. There is also an office, which opens to a large outdoor terrace that overlooks the canyon.

                David Offer holds the listing.

                  Sly and the Family Vacation Home – Now for Sale!

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 19, 2012  |  11:10 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


                  Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

                  La Quinta, CA

                  Most Known For

                  He's a beloved American action hero, she's a former model and skincare mogul

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,173 square feet



                  Sylvester Stallone and third wife/former model Jennifer Flavin are selling their vacation home in the resort town of La Quinta, CA for $4,500,000, according to The Real Estalker. The duo paid the exact same sum for the Addison Mizner-inspired Mediterranean-style villa in January 2010. In November 2011, the home was listed at $4,300,000, but within 10 days, the price tag jumped $200,000 to its current figure.

                  Offered fully-furnished in the exclusive Madison Club, this home embodies Mizner’s approach to blending the simple elegance of Spanish architecture with the fanciful Mediterranean style. The home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is a sprawling 5,173 square feet. A private and gated courtyard leads to the front door that then opens to a living room and dining room and entertaining space with wood floors, stone fireplace, sitting areas and windows that slide open to reveal the swimming pool and outdoor kitchette.

                  The Madison Club, according to its own website, was designed “in the tradition of California’s classic old-line country clubs.” Luxury amenities include 24-7 private security, concierge services, a 56,000 square foot clubhouse with several dining options, movie theater, billiard room, fitness center with men’s and women’s locker room, full-service spa facility and outdoor swimming pool complex. A croquet lawn and numerous terraces with fire pits and quiet seating areas surround the sprawling clubhouse that overlooks a meandering pond and immaculate Tom Fazio-deisgned course.

                  Homeowner’s association dues for this home are $1,600 per month.

                    Matthew Fox Puts Manhattan Beach “Party” Pad on the Block

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 23, 2012  |  10:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,


                    Matthew Fox

                    Manhattan Beach, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor with lengthy stints on "Lost" and "Party of Five"

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,491 square feet



                    “Lost” and “Party of Five” star Matthew Fox is selling a Spanish-style home in Manhattan Beach for $1,995,000. According to the Los Angeles Times, the nearly 2,500-square foot home, built in 1927, features coved ceilings, arched doorways, two corner fireplaces, decorative tile stair risers and a wooden stairway with carved railings.

                    Fox’s den has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with a large family room, dining room, laundry room and ocean view balcony/deck. The family room has a large wall fireplace and built-in shelving and French doors leading out to the private enclosed patio. The spacious master bedroom, which is the entire upper floor, has a large walk-in closet, master bath, wood beamed ceilings, a large fireplace and French doors leading out to the wrap-around balcony with panoramic views. The spacious kitchen is has abundant cabinets and storage. A rarity for the Manhattan Beach area, this property has 7-car parking.

                    Jonathan Coleman of Real Estate West holds the listing

                      Post-Divorce, Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane Sell Los Angeles Abode

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 22, 2012  |  6:15 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                      Patricia Arquette

                      Los Angeles, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Arquette is an Emmy-winning actress and Jane is the hunky star of the new hit, Hung

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,082 square feet, pool



                      In Hollywood, the ever-changing personal lives of celebs is one of the biggest drivers in the real estate market. Marriages, babies and divorces keep the for-sale signs popping up around town. The latest change comes in the form of a divorce between Emmy-winning actress Patricia Arquette and her ex-husband, Thomas Jane.

                      First reported by The Real Estalker, Arquette and Jane sold their Hancock Park home for $2,775,000 on January 4, 2012. Coming in at 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 6,082 square feet, the dramatic Renaissance Revival estate was originally listed for $3,399,000. While they didn’t get full asking, they came out ahead. While still in the midst of marital bliss, the former couple purchased the home on January 10, 2003 for $2,250,000.

                      Called “Villa Catalunya,” the home features a dramatic entryway adorned with tiles, hand-painted ceilings, an enormous cooks kitchen with inlaid limestone floors and updated features throughout. The gated estate also has a pool and a motor court.