Former Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson Seeks Buyer For Stunning Texas Estate

    Posted by Cristin  |  January 22, 2014  |  2:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Avery Johnson

    The Woodlands, TX

    Most Known For

    San Antonio Spurs star, turned coach, turned ESPN analyst

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 14,396 square feet, pool, theater, sports court

    Price

    $7,500,000

    Avery Johnson, the former NBA star who transitioned to coaching and then to a post-league career as an ESPN analyst, is seeking a buyer for his sprawling – and stunning – Texas estate.

    At just 5-foot-11, Johnson was dubbed the “Little General” during his years on the San Antonio Spurs, but there is nothing “little” about the 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom, 14,369 square foot estate at 23 Grand Colonial Drive in The Woodlands, TX, a community in the Houston-area.

    Listed for $7,500,000, Johnson’s home was built on the 17th Hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at The Club at Carlton Woods. Inside, museum-quality finishes include ornate stone work, hand-scraped wood floors, heirloom feel built-ins, pristine wall treatments and murals.

    The main floor features game and theater rooms with a working concession stand and a super swank climatized wine grotto.

    Outside, the private and gated estate features a motor court, full basketball/sport court, incomparable pool and gorgeous grounds.

    Johnson’s been seeking a buyer for the past year, and he originally asked $9 million for the estate.

    Aaron Harris of Re/Max Carlton Woods is the listing agent.

      Russell Brand Drops $2.2 Million On Hilltop Bachelor Pad

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 8, 2013  |  8:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Russell Brand

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Rough and scraggly British bad boy actor/comedian, famously divorced from Katy Perry

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, theater, multi-level, views

      Price

      $2,224,000

      British bad boy actor/comedian Russell Brand has just splashed out $2.224 million on a hilltop bachelor pad.

      According to the Los Angeles Times, Brand’s new pad hilltop home was once owned by the great Laurence Olivier. The residence is 4,800 square foot, multi-story mansion high in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1926 and designed by architect Selden Price, the home is nestled into a steep hillside and has incredible panoramic city views.

      Fully restored by the previous owner, the gothic-feeling estate has voluminous spaces and dramatic flying buttress arched ceilings and doorways. The entry level is comprised of a spacious living room, an outdoor dining terrace over-looking the canyon and city below, a formal dining room and kitchen with high-quality finishes. Down one flight of stairs, Brand’s lower level includes a master suite, 2 guest bedrooms and an office, all of which open to the incredible views. Walk down yet another level and you’ll find a state-of-the-art screening room, studio apartment with separate entrance and a sprawling outdoor deck and yard over-looking the view – perfect for entertaining!

      Brand’s new purchase is his first big real estate move after splitting from ex-wife Katy Perry. While Brand is skating into a new place in the Hills, Perry is having a heck of a time selling their former love nest, which was just price-chopped a second time, bringing the asking price to more than half a million less than what she paid for it in 2011. But don’t cry for Katy – she’s since upgraded to a $11.2 million-dollar Hollywood compound.

      Images via the MLS.

      Billy Rose of The Agency represented the seller and Blanche A D’Souza of Keller Williams Realty Brentwood was Brand’s agent.

       

        Sale Pending On Jeremy Renner’s High-Priced Holmby Hills Flip

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 8, 2013  |  7:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Jeremy Renner

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Action film star in 'Hurt Locker,' 'The Bourne Legacy' and others

        Home Stats

        10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 baths, 5 fireplaces, pool, spa, theater

        Price

        $24,950,000

        When Jeremy Renner isn’t killing bad guys in action movies, he tries his hand at flipping houses. Turns out that the Academy Award-nominated “Hurt Locker” actor has some serious real estate skills. After 6 months on the market, there is now a “Sale Pending” sign hanging on his latest project, an Art Deco-style home in the ritzy Beverly Hills enclave of Holmby Hills.

        Dubbed “The Reserve,” Renner’s flip at 107 N Delfern Drive was purchased by the actor and his business partners in 2010 for $7 million. Over the past three years, the home has been rebuilt by architect Philip Vertoch and designed by Renner’s partner Kristoffer Winters.

        Renner and his partners were asking $24,950,000 for the high-priced flip. Now under contract, we’ll have to wait and see what the final sales price clocks in at. The yet-to-be-indentified buyer will soon come home to 2 lush and layered acres that house a single story home featuring over 10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a cobblestone driveway, pool, spa, home theater, 14′ ceilings and much more.

        Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.

        Images by Mark Singer Photography via The MLS

         

          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: , , , , , , , ,

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          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

          Price

          $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.