NBA Baller Chris Bosh Shows Us The Definition of The Term, Puts Pacific Palisades Home Up For Lease for $45,000 a month

    Posted by Cristin  |  January 31, 2013  |  3:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


    Chris Bosh

    Pacific Palisades

    Most Known For

    NBA baller for the Miami Heat

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, pool, views


    $45,000 a month

    NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the rental market for $45,000 a month, according to The Real Estalker. The NBA star who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat is away from this home so frequently that it’s time to temporarily give it up to some well-heeled renters for a while. But don’t cry for Chris, he has an incredible Miami mansion that he and his wife bought in September 2010 for $12,333,000. That home is a gated and glassy 12,368 square foot modern mansion on the water.

    Chris’ for-lease place is a real palace in the Palisades. For a mere $45,000 a month, you’ll get a wonderful ocean-view gated estate on approximately an acre-and-a-half. Secluded at the top of a knoll, the home has spectacular unobstructed views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountains. The outdoor area is punctuated with a resort-style infinity pool with swim up bar and lounge areas. A huge outdoor eating area features a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. There’s even an outdoor shower and large flat grassy area, perfect for extravagant entertaining. Inside, you’ll find a movie theatre, bar area with billiards, basically a total sports bar within the house.

    The home is perfect for the CEO-type, with it’s ultra-luxurious office/library. Last but not least, the home has a huge master suite with dual master baths with huge walk-in closets and large ocean view balcony with spa off the master.

    For those who need a little extra help around the (giant) house, this lease comes with fully-equipped staff quarters.


      Bye, Bye, Baby – New Mom Hilary Duff Sells Toluca Lake Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 10, 2012  |  7:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

      Hilary Duff

      Toluca Lake, CA

      Most Known For

      Disney pop princess, now all grown up with a husband and baby

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 9,277 square feet


      Just under $6,250,000

      With a professional athlete husband and a brand new babyMiss Hillary Duff likely leads a busy life. Now, the singer-actress can check “selling her other multi-million-dollar house” off her to-do list. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the house that Lizzie McGuire built has just sold for just under its asking price of $6.25M.

      While she awaited the sale of this stunning Toluca Lake home, Duff and family cozied into their other home: a 5,260 square foot, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom Beverly Hills mansion, which was purchased in July 2010 for $3.85M.

      So what’s the skinny on their dearly departed home? The estate was a unique Mediterranean dream home situated on the prestigious Toluca Lake. The home sits behind a grand gate and is extremely private and secure.  The floor plan is open and airy, while also boasting some serious celeb-worthy amenities, including a den/office, library, billiard room, cognac room, wine cellar, gym, gift wrapping room, chef’s kitchen, a game room and so much more. The master suite is complete with his and hers walk-in closets and bathrooms. Each custom made master bath includes heated floors and custom made finishes from the stonework to the Murano lighting fixtures. The floors of this magnificent estate are blanketed with antique French oak floors. Additional custom features include soaring cathedral ceilings, triple stacked deep base moldings, black marble countertops, waterworks tiles utilized in the kitchen and bathrooms, pool and spa.

      With amenities like that, it’s no surprise that the home sold to a couple of ‘creative types.’ The buyers have been identified as designer Don Stanzione and Sheri Callanwho owns Callan Advertising, which focuses on the independent film industry.


        Jamie Kennedy Lists Hip Los Feliz Bachelor Pad

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 12, 2012  |  11:15 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

        Jamie Kennedy

        Los Feliz, CA

        Most Known For

        Played geeky Randy Meeks in the 'Scream' trilogy and a smattering of other TV and film roles

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet



        Jamie Kennedy, the Los Angeles-based actor best known for his role as geeky Randy Meeks in the ‘Scream’ trilogy and a smattering of other roles, now has something else to scream about – he’s trying to sell his stunning Los Feliz home, according to the LA Times.

        Kennedy has just listed his 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,400 square foot home for $1,900,000. Public records show that he purchased the super slick Los Feliz-neighborhood home on July 9, 2007 for $2,150,000.

        Kennedy’s for-sale home is private and gated, and according to the listing, it has been “re-imagined & updated for today’s lifestyle” – which basically means it has been meticulously remodeled.

        Behind the gates and glassy exterior, the house flows seamlessly with all rooms in perfect proportion. The public rooms and master bedroom feature walls of glass and pocket doors that disappear, effectively blurring the lines between indoors and out. Once outside, a hip, hotel style entertaining space with built-in bar and dining area, hot tub, pool and cabana with bathroom and shower allow for incredible entertaining all year long.

        The chef’s kitchen is perfectly positioned for entertaining. A ‘true master bedroom suite‘ features a walk-in closet, fireplace, multimedia wall projection system and a luxurious spa bathroom. This house affords chic hotel-style living in the sought-after neighborhood of Los Feliz, minutes from Griffith Park, prized shopping and hip restaurants.

        Jon Bronson of the Westside Estate Agency is the listing agent.

          Beat the Midwestern Heat Wave In This St. Louis Mansion

          Posted by Matt  |  July 6, 2012  |  2:08 pm  |  Tags: , ,

          Home Stats

          8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 10,929 square feet



          Much of the Midwest and some of the East Coast is currently mired in a record heat-wave, and ongoing power outages. And with temperatures over 100 degrees again today in St. Louis, it’s time to find a pool for some much needed relief. That’s where this beautiful home on 3 Saint Andrews Drive, comes in.

          Situated on 2 acres of land and overlooking the golf course, this 8 bedroom and 9 bathroom property boasts 10,929 square feet of living space. The foyer welcomes guests to the house with a sweeping circular staircase and tall ceilings. Barrel vault ceilings and millwork are prevalent throughout the home, which also features a dining room for entertaining and library.

          The large modern kitchen includes two center islands, as well as 3 sinks and work areas, along with top-of-the-line Viking and Jenn-Air appliances. In the same area of the home you’ll find a hearth, breakfast room and a wine room, as well as an office.

          The second floor features a master suite with sitting room and fireplace, 2 dressing rooms and a bathroom, 6 additional bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, as well as a 2-room guest suite.

          But perhaps the highlight of the home is the large pool area, which includes a solarium, sport center and luxury custom pool and hot tub, perfect for cooling down as Saint Louis continues to deal with a hot summer.

            L Word Actress Erin Daniels Says the S Word: Sell

            Posted by Cristin  |  June 20, 2012  |  10:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


            Erin Daniels

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            actress on the hit show 'The L Word'

            Home Stats

            2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,795 square feet



            Erin Daniels, the stunning actress who once starred in the Showtime lesbian drama, ‘The L Word‘, has just listed her renovated 1940s ranch-bungalow in the Hollywood Hills. according to The Real Estalker. In real life, Daniels is a married mother of one, but she bought this Hollywood home long before she signed her marriage certificate to indie movie producer and executive Chris Uettwiller in 2008. According to property records, Erin Daniels purchased this modest house in the Hollywood Manor neighborhood in July 2000 for $575,000.

            Since The L Word was cancelled 2007, Daniels has had a handful of small parts in non-blockbusters and recurring roles on a couple of big-name television programs like Dexter and CSI: NY. Her next big-screen debut will be in the hotly-anticipated Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring, about the group of LA rich kids who spent their spare time stealing bling and personal items from the homes of high-profile celebrities like Megan Fox, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and more.

            With a couple new movies now in post-production, Erin Daniels and her family are looking to make a move. Her for-sale home is a gated oasis with sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. The grounds are designed by an AIA award winning architect and this property embodies what California and Los Angeles is famous for – effortless indoor/outdoor living. Located in a quiet Hollywood Hills enclave, the home boasts walls of glass, a state-of-the-art security system, an oversized pool with salt water filtration, immaculate landscaping and even a vegetable garden! A few of the features include a newly remodeled Ipe wood deck, solid hardwood floors throughout and an indoor/outdoor sound system. This well-priced home is perfect for entertaining, while also maintaining warmth and sophistication.

            Charmain Degrate of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent

              Josh Lucas Leases Out Eco-Friendly Luxury Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  April 2, 2012  |  2:20 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


              Josh Lucas

              Most Known For

              Hollywood hottie who has had a steady string of hits, including the blockbuster 'Sweet Home Alabama' with Reese Witherspoon

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,730 square feet


              $10,000 a month

              Josh Lucas has just placed his eco-friendly luxury Los Angeles retreat on the rental market with an asking price of $10,000 a month. The ‘green’ home was designed by Carter Bravmann of Interform Architecture. This stunning, fully-furnished Architectural was built using all the latest state-of-the-art “green” design practices.

              Private and gated, the listing claims it’s ideal for celebrity clients who need a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the public eye. The living room features a fireplace and flat screen TV, and the home also has a separate home theatre. The dining area has walls of glass and opens to a saltwater pool, spa and resort-style patio.

              A fully-equipped eat-in kitchen features a Fischer Paykel range, stainless appliances and wine chiller. The luxe master suite occupies the entire second floor and features a hotel bath with steam shower, walk-in closet, separate sitting area with flat screen TV, separate office and wrap-around balcony. The home is ideally situated in beautiful, serene Laurel Canyon and is just moments to the famed Sunset Strip, Hollywood and the Valley.

              Lucas currently resides in New York City with his brand new wife. They are currently expecting their first child.

                Atherton Architectural On Expansive Private Grounds

                Posted by Cristin  |  March 29, 2012  |  3:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 partial bathrooms, 9,308 square feet on 2.6 acres in prestigious Atherton, CA



                Completed in 2010, this home in Atherton, California, one of the “most expensive zip codes in America,” is a masterful expression of modern design situated on 2.6 acres of private resort-like grounds with pool, spa, barbecue kitchen, playground and vast stretch of level lawn. Precision craftsmanship showcases the architecture of award-winning firm Swatt Miers.

                Throughout the three levels, the pervasive use of extraordinary materials – Honduran mahogany, African walnut, and lighting fixtures that stand alone as pieces of art – establish a rich, meditative tone that works in harmony with the beauty of the setting. Tremendous walls of glass, all with hidden custom shades and many providing cross-ventilation, provide a seamless connection to the outdoors where a heritage oak stands as the focal point around which the home’s L-shaped design was conceived.

                The home’s personal accomodations are comprised of 5 bedrooms upstairs, including a divine master suite, plus a main-level suite accessed from the outside – making it ideal for guests or as an office. The design is open and voluminous, accentuated with floating steps, a glass bridge walkway inspired by the Museum of Modern Art, and ceiling lines that connect with cantilevered extensions outdoors. The property also features an attached 3-car garage.

                Brent Gullixson and Royce Cablayan have the listing.



                  Anderson Cooper Lists Sleek New York City Penthouse

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 16, 2012  |  3:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


                  Anderson Cooper

                  New York, NY

                  Most Known For

                  Silver-haired anchor of CNN news and his own eponymous talk show

                  Home Stats

                  2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3,100 square-foot co-op



                  As he nears the completion of historic decommissioned firehouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Anderson Cooper is parting ways with a penthouse in Midtown. Located close to the “media center of the world,” Anderson is asking $3,750,000 for a 2 bedroom and 2 and ½ bath co-op home, spread out over 2 light-filled floors.

                  Just steps from Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park, this former manufacturing space has been meticulously redesigned to evoke its industrial roots. A custom Lutron lighting system and multi-room surround sound set the mood in the space. Radiant heat, 7″ wide, aged, smoked Chambord oak floors and satin glass walls and dark patina steel shelves complete the home’s sleek look. The master bath features split-faced diamond grey limestone, teak flooring, dark chocolate colored stainless steel and acid etched, white interlayer custom glass partitions and shower enclosures. Travel up the floating staircase to find an entertaining room with wood burning fireplace and a dining area complimented by a chef’s kitchen complete with Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances and a Ceasarstone countertop. Outside, the surround sound extends to the patio and provides the soundtrack for warm evenings on the landscaped deck with gas grill. A metal and pie staircase leads to an additional roof terrace.

                  The building, located at 26-28 West 38th Street, is a 12 story, 30 unit co-op with video security and an on-site, full-time superintendent.

                    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys Flordia Mansion From NFL Star Vernon Carey

                    Posted by Cristin  |  March 8, 2012  |  12:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

                    Southwest Ranches, FL

                    Most Known For

                    Former WWE wrestling superstar, now a legit Hollywood actor

                    Home Stats

                    6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 13,153 Square Feet



                    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a new place to call home! On February 29, 2012, the former WWE superstar turned legit Hollywood actor, closed on the purchase of a $3,450,000 6 bedroom, 6 bath, 13,153 square foot estate in Southwest Ranches, Florida. He made the purchase from Miami Dolphins lineman Vernon Carey, who previously resided in the home with his wife and three children.

                    Described as “grandiose,” the home is a single-story estate on a 96,439 square foot lot. The gated estate features a circular driveway adorned with a fountain leading to the grand entrance.  The home features top-of-the-line appliances, a chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry, home theater with kitschy ticket booth, a resort-style pool with summer kitchen (perfect for warm Florida nights), a gym, a en-suite master bedroom.




                      Rosie O’Donnell Flips Out in Chicago

                      Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2012  |  9:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                      Rosie O'Donnell

                      Chicago, IL

                      Most Known For

                      Controversial daytime talking head

                      Home Stats

                      6,000 square feet, 5 bedroom, 5+ bathrooms



                      Faster than you can say “welcome home,” Rosie O’Donnell is already trying to part ways with a Chicago home she purchased in September of 2011 for $2,250,000. Last Fall, Ms. O’Donnell made the decision to plant roots in Chicago as she prepped for her hopeful career comeback with her eponymous show on Oprah Winfrey’s O Network. With that in mind, she purchased a stunning West Grace Street home fully furnished and “as-is” from an executive at the Oprah Winfrey Network.

                      Now, it turns out she’s had a change of plans. According to The Real Estalker, the newly-engaged star’s publicist told the Chicago Tribune that Rosie purchased the property on impulse and that a “corporate-supplied apartment had proved sufficient” for her residential needs in Chicago.

                      Back on the market for $2,500,000 – a cool $250,000 more than she paid last year, O’Donnell is hoping for a buyer to swoop in and take this impulse purchase off her hands.

                      Measuring in at 6,000 square feet, the 5 bedroom, 5+ bath home is in the heart of the southport corridor in the desirable Lakeview neighborhood. The home’s outstanding features include high ceilings ceilings, extensive millwork, custom cabinetry and rich designer flare. The previous owner made massive improvements, including adding a top-of-the-line audio/visual and security system for the entire house, a home theater and a sports bar. A marvelous outdoor living area includes a massive, 2,000 square foot roof deck. Perfect for Chicago winters, the home also has a 3 car heated garage.