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



    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.

      Tennis Great Pete Sampras and Wife Bridgette Wilson Buy Albert Brook’s Former Bel Air Estate

      Posted by Cristin  |  March 12, 2014  |  9:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Pete Sampras & Bridgette Wilson

      Bel Air, CA

      Most Known For

      He's a retired tennis ace, she is an actress best known for her role in 'Billy Madison'

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,100 square feet, pool



      Tennis ace Pete Sampras and his gorgeous wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, just dropped $5,996,000 for the Bel Air estate recently owned by actor Albert Brooks.

      Located on over 2 acres, featuring mature trees and lots of privacy, the property is accessed via a long, gated private drive. The 5,100 square foot home is entered through the dramatic living room, which features 20 foot high wood-paneled ceilings, skylights and massive glass walls that blur the distinction between the spacious home and the lush property surrounding it. The family-friendly home has 3 bedrooms (and a maid’s), and the master suite has its own sitting room and his-and-her baths and closets.

      Outside there is a tennis court (naturally!) and a large grassy area that could play host to any number of events, either children’s birthday parties or warm summer evening cocktail parties. The highlight of the spacious yard is the pristine infinity pool that looks out over a perfect Los Angeles view.

      Pete and Bridgette’s new home has a long and storied show business history, having been owned by Merv Griffin before being purchased by Brooks for $3,650,000 in 1992. Albert Brooks sold the home in 2012 for $6,275,000, after listing it for nearly $7 million. The new owners didn’t hold on to it for very long, and sold it to the Sampras family at a loss.

      Pete, Bridgette and their two children most recently resided in a $5.6M mansion at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They also owned a modern Thousand Oaks, CA estate that they were asking $19.95 million for. That estate sold in November 2013 for an undisclosed price.

      In their most recent real estate deal, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency represented the listing and Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates was Sampras and Wilson’s agent.

        With a Second Baby On The Way, Vince Vaughn Buys Family-Friendly So Cal Home

        Posted by Cristin  |  April 29, 2013  |  10:07 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

        Vince Vaughn

        La Canada Flintridge, CA

        Most Known For

        Comedic Actor with hits like Swingers, Wedding Crashers and The Break Up

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,563 square feet, pool, tennis court



        Vince Vaughn, comedic actor and everyone’s favorite “Wedding Crasher” is settling down a bit more these days. On the heels of the news that he and wife Kyla Weber are expecting baby #2, the Chicago native has just scooped up a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,563 square foot home in La Cañada Flintridge on April 25, 2013 for $3,925,000.

        The Vaughn’s new estate sits behind gates on an approximately 3/4 acre lot. Very, very traditional up first glance, the Colonial-style home combines classic design with fine craftsmanship. The large gourmet kitchen is fully equipped and each of the five large bedrooms comes complete with their own bath. The home also has a library, family Room, formal dining room and living room. The park-like grounds include sweeping lawns, swimming pool and sport court – perfect for their growing family!




          Casey Kasem Puts $42M Price Tag On Holmby Hills Estate with Heart-Shaped Pool

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2013  |  4:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Casey Kasem

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Radio personality and voice actor who is best known for being the voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

          Home Stats

          8 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet, heart-shaped pool, guest house



          Casey Kasem, longtime host of ‘American Top 40′ and one of the most iconic voices of all time, is saying goodbye to his Beverly Hills home, which comes complete with one of the romantic details we’ve ever seen – a heart-shaped pool! First reported by The Real Estalker, the home is newly listed for the sky-high price of $42,000,000. The estate sits on 2.4 acres and has 8 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms and 12,000 square feet.

          Described as a “Classic Revival,” Kasem’s home has gone through a recent renovation and expansion. Now, the home includes a living room, salon, formal dining room, English-style library, bar room and a family-style kitchen. Double master suites feature  2 bathrooms, a hair salon  and dressing areas.

          Outside on the expansive grounds, you’ll find the ‘love’-ly heart-shaped pool with 2 swim pavilions, a sunken, North/South tennis court and guest House.

          Love Kasem’s house but don’t quite have the funds to afford the $42M price tag right now? Well, take Kasem’s signature advice to “keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars” – and maybe you’ll own it someday.

          Images via the MLS.

            Producer Jon Peters Selling Home He Purchased From Tennis Ace Pete Sampras

            Posted by Cristin  |  April 11, 2012  |  11:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,


            Jon Peters

            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            A-list Hollywood producer

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,076 square feet on 1.5 acres



            Famous Hollywood producer Jon Peters is selling a Beverly Hills retreat he bought from Pete Sampras in August 2004. Purchased from Sampras in August 2004 for $3,000,000, Peters has now listed the property for $5,495,000.

            Now a high-powered Hollywood producer with titles like “Rain Man,” “Caddyshack,”Flashdance,” The Color Purple” and “Superman Returns.” Originally, Peters was a Beverly Hills hairdresser, amassing a huge celebrity clientele at his trendy Jon Peters Salon on Rodeo Drive, raking in millions by merchandising the salon’s ancillary cosmetic products. In 1974, he fell in love with his client Barbra Streisand and proceeded to manage her early music and film career. He produced her 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, which yielded over $100 million at the box office and four Oscar nominations including the Oscar-winning song, “Evergreen.” Peters went on to produce a string of best-selling Streisand albums, and eventually blossomed into an A-list producer, a role he’s maintained over 30 years.

            Any A-lister in Hollywood needs a home suited for that role. Peters spent 6 years at 2620 Benedict Canyon Road and is now on to his next stop. The for-sale home is an enchanting private country retreat tucked above Benedict Canyon and only minutes from the heart of Beverly Hills on a gorgeous 1.5 acre lot with tennis court, lawns, patios, pool, spa, and lush landscaping. The home features a beautiful living room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with professional appliances and breakfast area, large family room with bar, formal dining room, and den. Fine details throughout including hardwood floors, vaulted and beamed ceilings, paneling, and custom built-ins. Upstairs features two family bedrooms and master suite with his and her baths and closets. A fourth bedroom suite is downstairs, along with an additional guest suite with living room, bath, and separate entrance.