Melissa Joan Hart Just Bought A Small Family Home Across The Street From CBS Studios

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 7, 2014  |  12:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Melissa Joan Hart

    Studio City, CA

    Most Known For

    Actress who starred in 'Clarissa Explains It All' as a teenager, and has gone on to other adult roles

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, across the street from CBS studios

    Price

    $949,000

    Actress Melissa Joan Hart is proving that stars are “just like us” – they want a short commute!

    The  actress just spent $949,000 on a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home across the street from where she films her TV show ”Melissa & Joey.” Instead of battling Los Angeles‘ notoriously brutal traffic, the actress just needs to step out her front door and cross the street to get to work.

    Location, location, location!

    While the home is not typical celebrity digs (aka a giant, glamorous mansion), Hart’s new home has space inside and out, remodeled bathrooms, a large den, high ceilings, a large front yard, a cozy rear patio and seclusion from the street.

    The married mother of three boys also owns two additional homes, one near Lake Tahoe, and the other in Westport, Connecticut. In the past, she’s owned massive estates around Los Angeles.

    For this sale, Sigifredo Verano of Re/Max Town Center represented the seller, and Matt Epstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented Melissa Joan Hart.

      X-Men Actor Shawn Ashmore Buys and Sells in Los Angeles

      Posted by Kacey  |  December 5, 2013  |  12:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Shawn Ashmore

      Studio City, CA

      Most Known For

      Actor, with roles in X-Men, Animorphs, and Frozen

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,681 square feet, salt water pool, spa

      Price

      $995,000

      Actor Shawn Ashmore has been busy lately! The X-Men actor recently sold one home and purchased another nearby in Los Angeles.

      Ashmore burst onto the scene when he appeared as Iceman in the X-Men series, and viewers may also know him from his role as Jake in the TV series, Animorphs.

      Ashmore’s previous home, which he purchased in 2009 for $593,000, sold this August for $653,500, and after three months of looking in a hot and heavy LA market, Ashmore purchased a home in Studio City for $995,000.

      The 3 bed, 3 bath Studio City charmer boasts a stone-lined salt water pool, spa, hardwood floors, and sits behind an idyllic white picket fence. The kitchen impresses with stainless steel appliances and a connected eating area, along with convenient outdoor access.

      A perfect escape, the master suite includes a stunning master bath with a step in shower and spa tub.

        Actor Jared Padalecki Lists Studio City Hillside Home For $2.495 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  November 5, 2013  |  11:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Jared Padalecki

        Studio City, CA

        Most Known For

        'Supernatural' actor who also appeared on 'Gilmore Girls'

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,818 square feet, views

        Price

        $2,495,000

        ‘Supernatural’ actor Jared Padalecki is selling his stunning Studio City home for $2.495 million!

        Padalecki has been married to actress Genevieve Cortese Padalecki since 2010 and the duo have a son together. Just this summer, they announced they were expecting baby #2!

        As they prepare to become a family of four, the Padalecki’s are selling their current home and searching for something bigger and more family-friendly.

        Purchased on July 9, 2009 for $1,775,000, their current home isn’t small by any means. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3,818 square feet. Meticulously renovated, the hillside Studio City home has a formal dining room, dramatic living room and a glass enclosed library/office with lush landscaping and valley views.

        Three of the four bedrooms are en-suite with spacious closets. The master suite has French doors leading to a private patio with landscape views, a custom walk-in closet, shower with separate soaking bath and double sinks.

        The gated home sits on an expansive 15,332, square foot lot with park-like grounds and room for a pool.

        Images via listing agent Gail Steinberg of Dilbeck Realtors.

          Twilight Actor Jackson Rathbone Spends $1.2 Million For Studio City Home With Recording Studio

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 26, 2013  |  8:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Jackson Rathbone

          Studio City, CA

          Most Known For

          His role as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,500 square feet, pool, recording studio

          Jasper Hale has a new home!

          Actor Jackson Rathbone, best known for his role as vampire Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga, has just dropped $1.2 million on a family-friendly home in Studio City with a recording studio! Rathbone found a home that’s the best of both worlds for his life as an actor, musician and dad. He and girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi welcomed a son in 2012, and when Rathbone is not acting, he’s making music or touring with his band, 100 Monkeys.

          Property records show that Rathbone closed on the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,500 square foot Studio City home on August 7, 2013 and the seller was Erez Eisen from the band Infected Mushroom.

          Rathbone’s new home sits behind gates on a large 10,000 square foot lot and has a great floor plan. The property’s highlights include a tropical-feeling pool, outdoor dining space, and a recently built professional recording studio that includes the voice booth. Inside the home, beautiful hardwood floors run throughout, french windows are in each of the three bedrooms, and a sizable den could be converted to a 4th bedroom.

          Rathbone sold his former home at 2651 La Cuesta Dr. on July 22, 2013 for $1,750,000.

          Images via the MLS.

          Burt Bakman of Keller Williams Studio City represented the seller and Steven Cutler represented Rathbone.

            Television Legend Ed Asner Selling Longtime Studio City Bungalow For $1.5 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 15, 2013  |  9:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Ed Asner

            Studio City, CA

            Most Known For

            Television legend, winner of seven Emmy Awards

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 2 full, 1 partial bathroom, 2,783 square feet, pool, gated.

            Price

            $1,500,000

            Television legend and Emmy award-winning actor Ed Asner is selling his longtime home in Studio City, California for $1,500,000. Purchased by the actor on February 7, 1996 for $540,000, the understated Los Angeles home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,783 square feet.

            The brick bungalow is a gated, traditional retreat with total privacy – a must for an actor with as many film and TV credits as Asner. Inside, a sunny garden family room, living room and master bedroom open to a patio, pool and spa. The master bedroom is complete with a sitting area, fireplace and office.  A two-car garage has a separate level that can be used as studio or office.

            Ron Holliman of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

             

              Twice As Nice! Jensen Ackles Sells Two Los Angeles Homes

              Posted by Cristin  |  May 7, 2013  |  3:48 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Jensen Ackles

              Los Angeles, CA

              Most Known For

              Known for his roles on TV shows, including Days of our Lives, Dark Angel, Smallville and Supernatural

              Home Stats

              3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,554 square feet, pool, guest house

              Price

              $3,000,000

              Jensen Ackles, the undeniably handsome actor who plays Dean Winchester on “Supernatural” has sold not one, but TWO homes in Los Angeles! By the looks of the property records, Ackles sold his starter home in Studio City on February 15th for $700,000. He purchased that home in 2003 for $645,000.

              More notably, Jensen and his wife Danneel Harris also sold an impressive spread at 134 Stonehaven Way on March 19th for $3,000,000. They purchased the home for $2,435,000 in September 2009, just a few short months before they became engaged. The duo married in Texas in 2010 and in the beginning of 2013, they announced that they are expecting their first child together. Jensen and Danneel are following the classic Hollywood playbook of giving their expanding family a fresh start in a new high-priced home.

              Their just-sold home had 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,554 square feet spread out over a dazzling compound. The main house was elegantly updated with the finest touches, including soaring ceilings, a formal living room with custom library loft and a large, professional chef’s kitchen. The outdoor area is an expansive and gorgeous oasis that includes a sparkling pool and spa, outdoor stainless kitchen, sprawling grassy yard with professional garden and an array of assorted fruit trees. Property includes a beautifully renovated 900+ square foot, 2-story guesthouse, with separate gated entrance.

              No telling where they’re headed next, but we do know that it will be hard to top their stunning former mansion!

                MLB Brawler Zack Greinke Tackles LA Market; Buys $4.6 Million Compound

                Posted by Vanessa  |  April 16, 2013  |  3:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                Zack Greinke

                Studio City, CA

                Most Known For

                Starting Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers

                Home Stats

                7-bedroom, 10 bath, two-structure compound

                Price

                $4,575,000

                Zack Greinke‘s golden arm is making headlines yet again. This time, it’s not for landing the starting pitcher a massive $147 million six-year contract with the LA Dodgers. It’s also not for being the culprit behind last week’s Dodger vs. Padre fight- one of MLB’s biggest brawls this year which landed him on the disabled list for eight weeks with a broken collarbone.

                Instead, Greinke’s arm is on the spotlight again for signing off on a snazzy piece of West Coast real estate – a $4.6 million dollar, newly constructed Studio City compound. The Florida-born right-hander can now watch that dramatic bench-clearing fiasco on repeat in the comfort of his fabulous new California haven while recovering from his “war” wound.

                Surrounded by the famed LA communities of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Crest, and Sherman Oaks, Studio City is a happening Southern California neighborhood with an average for-sale asking price of around $1.3 million. With LA’s  inventory and new construction numbers relatively low, this 2012 newly constructed, seven-bedroom, 10 bath retreat comes as a breath of fresh air. With California craftsmanship seen throughout, the gated, two-structure compound delivers a cabin-like aura with unique architecture, an open outdoor floor plan, a wrap around porch, and sleek hardwood floors.

                Located at the foot of a hill, the beautifully landscaped grounds made up of trees and shrubs give the property plenty of privacy. A fire pit, water fall, walking bridge, spa and two-tiered pool also add to the tranquil ambiance creating a uniquely peaceful LA sanctuary.

                Images via MLS.

                  Kathy Najimy Selling Studio City Hills Fixer-Upper for $1.87 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 6, 2013  |  10:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Kathy Najimy

                  Studio City, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress in "Sister Act" and "Hocus Pocus" & voice of Peggy on "King of the Hill"

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,409 square feet, pool

                  Price

                  $1,875,000

                  Think you can work your magic on a high-priced fixer-upper? Then “Hocus Pocus” actress Kathy Najimy‘s Studio City estate might be for you! Listed for $1,875,000, the for-sale property is underwhelming at first glance, but the location, size and scale of the property make this one a ‘must-see.’

                  The location and site are phenomenal. Najimy’s home is a one-story, gated and private custom property located just off Mulholland Drive with easy access to many entertainment studios. The home is set way back of the street with the potential to park 10 cars. The property is extremely private, with explosive city light views from most rooms of the house, including from the grassy backyard area, pool and spa. Inside, the home has great ceiling height in the public rooms, with head-on city views.

                  Great for entertaining with indoor/outdoor flow, this home can be lived in and enjoyed as-is, or taken up to the next level and made your own. The home has four bedrooms, with one of the bedrooms currently being used as a great office with built-ins. Garage is being used for additional creative space with additional recording room area for Najimy’s husband, Dan Finnerty, creator and lead singer of the cult hit group, The Dan Band.

                  Najimy and Finnerty originally purchased the home on September 30, 1994 for $550,000.

                    Hitmaker and Former ‘American Idol’ Judge Kara DioGuardi Sells in Studio City

                    Posted by Cristin  |  January 8, 2013  |  1:31 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

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                    Kara DioGuardi

                    Studio City, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Former American Idol judge and songwriter for all the chart toppers

                    Home Stats

                    7,600 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sprawling grounds

                    Price

                    $6,300,000

                    Hitmaker and former ‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuardi has just sold her stunning Studio City, CA, home for $6.3 million. DioGuardi first listed the home in September 2011 for $10 million, but the price was way too high.

                    The 7,600-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms was once listed as a $45,000 rental before officially hitting the market. With no takers, the home came off the market, then was relisted, and alas, finally sold for almost $4 million under asking. But don’t cry for Kara and her hubby, because it wasn’t a total wash. The duo purchased the home in 2007 for $3.5 million, spent three years renovating and decorating. So despite not getting the much-higher original asking price, they did come out ahead.

                    The property has a luxurious master suite, gourmet kitchen, 20-foot-high river rock fireplace, a solarium, infinity pool, hot tub with jets, art studio, and sauna. The large yard has endless rolling hills and trees, fountains, ponds, terraces, and decks. Unlike lots of Hollywood’s most tucked-away homes, this property is within walking distance to some of LA’s finest restaurants and shops and minutes away from the freeway. When she first listed the home in 2011, DioGuardi told WSJ that she’s selling “because she wants to spend more time on the East Coast with family and has another home in the Hollywood Hills.”

                    She recently appeared on Broadway as Roxie Hart in the revival of “Chicago.”

                      Emmy-Nominated Producer Mark Wilding Buys Charming Family Home

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 6, 2012  |  1:29 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                      Home Stats

                      4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 2,030 square feet, pool

                      Price

                      $1,825,000

                      Studio City is quickly becoming one of the must-buy neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. The neighborhoods are already littered with famous faces and entertainment industry insiders, and the latest resident to join the ranks is Emmy-nominated producer Mark Wilding. Wilding’s name may ring a bell from the credits on hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, Charmed, The Tony Danza Show and Ellen Degeneres original sitcom “Ellen.” That kind of resume means that Wilding has some bucks to toss around in the real estate game. According to public records, he just paid $1.825M for his new home on Valley Spring Lane.

                      Mark Wilding’s new place is the quintessential family home. This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom, newly-built classic home on an expansive lot epitomizes luxurious lifestyle on a liveable scale. The home features both formal dining and living rooms. Richly appointed marble fireplaces, lovely crown moldings, intricate mill work and handsome hand-scraped walnut hardwood floors welcome guests.

                      Beyond the entryway, a Gourmet Chef’s kitchen with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a stunning center island, spills into a spectacular great room, and out to a lushly landscaped resort-like back yard.  Stunning beamed ceilings with dormer windows, detailed craftsmanship and gorgeous sunlight dramatize most every room. Luxurious master suite comes complete with a sumptuous marble spa-like master bath.

                      The outdoor area includes a swimmer’s pool with baja step, spa and oversized studio, which can be used as guest quarters.

                       Wilding is currently selling his former home at 5326 Donna Ave in Tarzana for $1.09M. He purchased that home for $670k in June 1998.