Virginia Madsen Buys Hollywood Hills Home After Selling At A Loss

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 11, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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    Virginia Madsen

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Actress with a string of hits in the 1980's and beyond

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,937 square feet, views



    Virginia Madsen has just bought a Mid-Century home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,185,000

    The purchase follows the recent sale of her estate in Thousand Oaks, where she lost $331,000 on the sale.

    She can drown her sorrows by soaking in the gorgeous views from her brand new home in the Hollywood Hills. Panoramic views can be seen from the kitchen, master bedroom, grand room and backyard. Souther California perfection!

    Completely remodeled, Madsen’s new 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom digs has a new kitchen with granite counters, travertine floors, back-splash and new appliances. Each of the bathrooms are new and have new custom vanities, stone counters and modern sinks and faucets that match the home overall modern vibe.

    In the center of the home, a grand room has 20-foot ceilings and large windows with panoramic views.

    Outside, the views can be taken in from the terraced backyard.

    Aside from the Thousand Oaks home that sold on June 13th, property records show Madsen also owns a condo in West Hollywood that she paid $860,000 for in 2006.

    For this purchase, Luis Alberto Carmona of Carmona Real Estate represented the sellers and Robert Kass of Hilton & Hyland was Madsen’s agent.

    Images via the MLS.

      Ellen and Portia Sell High Priced Equestrian Estate In Just Six Weeks

      Posted by Cristin  |  September 12, 2013  |  3:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

      Thousand Oaks, CA

      Most Known For

      Daytime talk show host and beautiful actress; Real estate aficionados

      Home Stats

      8 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, 26.29 acres



      Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi have sold their Thousand Oaks equestrian estate just six weeks after listing it.

      First listed for $11 million, the duo must have had oodles of interested parties, because they quickly upped the asking to $12.995 million. Now, the home is under contract with a buyer, as first reported by Curbed and confirmed by the listing agent, Suzanne Perkins. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the sale price is $10.85 million.

      Nestled at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains in Thousand Oaks, CA, Ellen and Portia’s former property is comprised of 26 acres that include a unique compound of vintage barns, charming guest cottages and state-of-the-art equestrian facilities. Two large barns serve as the social hubs of the property and are ideal for entertaining. Four private cottages provide modern convenience and farmhouse charm. A stable has six double stalls, grass and sand turnouts, a dressage arena and judging stand. The property also features a tennis court and windmill. Additionally, incredible landscape lighting washes majestic oaks, pines in pools of light and cottage paths appear magically at night.

      A mere 50 minutes from Ellen and Portia’s $17.4M main residence in Los Angeles, this property was the ideal escape for the hard-working duo.

      Don’t worry about Ellen and Portia being without a proper vacation home. Just before they put this ranch on the market, they scooped up a mansion in Montecito, CA for $26 million.

      In the past couple years, Ellen and Portia have kept their real estate agent on speed dial. They sold a penthouse in Beverly Hills, flipped Brad Pitt’s Malibu bachelor pad, and sold their massive Beverly Hills compound to Ryan Seacrest. Expect more news from these real estate aficionados sometime soon.



        Massive Thousand Oaks Home Once Owned By Wayne Gretzky and Lenny Dykstra For Sale

        Posted by Cristin  |  December 7, 2012  |  4:06 pm  |  Tags: , , ,


        Wayne Gretzky's Former Home

        Thousand Oaks, CA

        Home Stats

        6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms 13,000 square feet, pool, views



        The massive Thousand Oaks home, custom built by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and later owned by disgraced baseball star Lenny Dykstra, is for sale for $14,995,000. Dykstra never sold the home to the current owners–he lost the amazing home to foreclosure after a string of personal discretions left him in high water and without the funds to cover the mortgage.

        Gretzky was the original owner of the custom, Richard Landry-designed estate, but Dykstra took over when the hockey star and his family moved to another incredible estate in Arizona. According to reports, Dykstra purchased the compound in 2007, furnishings and all, at the peak of the housing bubble for $18.5 million. The baseball great then tried to flip the home  for $24.5 million in 2008, according to Internet reports, before going through a period of trouble with the law and his creditors. Shortly thereafter, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion–considered by some to be the crown jewel of the Sherwood development–fell into disrepair. It was game over for Dykstra when the home was finally purchased at auction in November 2010.

        Now, the home has been remodeled, restored, and placed back on the market. It’s also gained a couple of well-known neighbors in the past few years: Pete Sampras and Britney Spears! So, to all prospective buyers looking for an incredible home with A-list neighbors…step up to the plate!

        The sprawling estate features six-bedrooms, eight-bathrooms, and over 13,000 square feet of living space, with 2 guest houses. Exquisite attention to detail and artisan craftsmanship is found in each and every room. Amenities include a master suite with sitting room and dual baths, screening room, fitness facility, office, championship tennis court, outdoor entertainment area, wood-burning pizza oven, wood and gas BBQ, promenade terraces, gardens, and an incredible pool.

          Britney Spears Does It One More Time, Reportedly Buys Another High-Priced Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 18, 2012  |  5:02 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


          Britney Spears

          Thousand Oaks, CA

          Most Known For

          Pop princess and latest X Factor judge

          Home Stats

          5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 8,456 square feet, pool



          Britney Spears has reportedly bought a chart-topping new home in Thousand Oaks, CA. First reported by the in-the-know Real Estalker, Spears and fiancé Jason Tratwick are smack in the middle of escrow on a 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 8,456 square foot home that was listed for $8.5 million.

          Rumor has it that she was given away by her new neighbors, who were so excited that the pop star and X Factor judge would be moving into the hood that they couldn’t keep their mouths shut about the pending sale.

          Brit Brit’s new house is not the cliffside Malibu mansion she’s been passing off as her “judges home” on the recent episodes of X Factor. In fact, Britney’s new family home is along the lines of what we’ve seen her live in before. She, Jason and the kiddos have an affinity for big, sprawling mansions with tall ceilings, neutral colors and massive outdoor living areas. This new Thousand Oaks home is no difference – and doesn’t disappoint. The massive home is exactly the kind of home you’d expect the Princess of Pop to live in. She’s putting that $15 million dollar X Factor paycheck to good use on this one.

          Completed in 2010, the single-story home is multi-winged and located behind the 24-hour guarded gates of the Sherwood Country Club. It’s a a true one of a kind modern mediterranean masterpiece and only the finest materials were used to construct/design this spectacular estate.

          The many luxe attributes of this home include vanishing pocket doors, limestone and custom oak flooring, soaring beamed ceilings and a grand master suite with his & her bathrooms and two massive walk in closets.

          Two separate offices, a massive, temperature controlled wine cellar, home theater bonus room and more complete the open, desirable floorplan. The exterior was designed to mimic a resort, and no doubt Britney’s two young boys will go crazy for the infinity pool, manicured lawns, rose garden, outdoor fireplace and BBQ area.

          Built on two lots, Britney’s stunning new estate sits on over 1.4 acres. Her new neighbors are tennis champ Pete Sampras and his wife Bridgette Wilson, who are actually trying to sell their $20M estate.

          This neighborhood just got a lot more exciting.

            Britney Spears’ New Rumored Thousand Oaks Home

            Posted by Vanessa  |  December 9, 2011  |  9:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

            Britney Spears

            Thousand Oaks, Ca.

            Most Known For

            World famous pop princess

            Home Stats

            10,000 square foot, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath estate


            $8,900,000 / $25,000 a month

            OOPS! Has Britney done it again? The crystal ball-seeing Hollywood rumor mill has whispered to us that Britney is once again relocating– this time moving on to a 10,000 square foot, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath estate in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Brit Brit is not only famous for being America’s famous pop princess, but also for leasing her mcmansions. In recent years, Spears has leased two properties – one in Calabasas, Ca. and most recently in Hidden Hills, Ca.Property records show her new Thousand Oaks 1.8-ish acre home was once for sale for $8.9M, however  was last recently available for lease at $25,000 per month. A possible hint as to what Ms. Spears may be coughing up now.

            According to The Real Estalker, Britney and the kids have been planning to move to suburbia for a couple weeks now and have finally settled on bringing the circus to the exclusive guard-gated golf community of Sherwood Country Club. Located about 35 miles North of Hollywood, this private, world famous country club community is home to 18-hole champion Jack Nicklaus and tennis pro Pete Sampras who’s currently looking for a buyer. Anyone interested in being Britney’s new neighbor?

            The Mediterranean style digs feature panoramic views of the Sherwood Country Club Golf Course with an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and cabana amidst breathtaking views of the Santa Monica mountains. All 10,000 square feet is made up of old country charm with elegant wood structuring throughout its two floors. The dining area offers a gourmet kitchen with all upscale amenities including stain steel appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. The property goes on to feature huge living and family rooms, an all wood-paneled library, a game room/entertainment center with home theater and pub, and an at-home gym. For the little ones, a huge grass play area can be found outside – perfect for play dates and birthday charades.


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              Former Tennis Great Pete Sampras Still Awaiting Buyer For Luxury Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 7, 2011  |  11:51 am  |  Tags: , , ,

              Pete Sampras

              Thousand Oaks, CA

              Most Known For

              "The King of Swing" was formerly #1 in the world during his 15 year tennis career

              Home Stats

              20 acres, 16,000 square feet of living space, including 13,000 square feet in the main house, plus a 1,200 square foot guest house and a 2,000-square foot gym.



              Former tennis great Pete Sampras has put down his professional racket, but he’s still in the real estate game. He and his actress wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras are selling their newly-built, custom estate in the guard gated community in Lake Sherwood, a sub-division of Thousand Oaks, California. The home was placed on the market in March of 2010, and has yet to find a buyer. Now, the price has come down to $19,950,000 in hopes that someone will take the massive property off their hands. In the meantime, property records show that the 14-time Grand Slam-winning tennis ace and the former Miss Teen USA are shacking up with their two kids in a $5.6 million pad at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the star-studded Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

              While they enjoy their new digs, their former home sits atop a hill, waiting for a buyer. The new contemporary home is on a 20 acre lot, boasting unobstructed 360 degree views with complete privacy. The main house spans approximately 13,000 square feet. There is also a separate 2000 square foot gym, and a 1200 square foot, fully-contained guest house.

              The home features include a blend of teak, white oak and Anigre woods. There are imported stones and the highest quality finishes throughout. Clean lines, sleek decor and simplicity make this a world class architectural estate. Interior features include a massive theater/game room combo with separate poker room, master with “his” and “hers” separate bathrooms and more. The grounds are second to none and include a North/South tennis court with lights (naturally), massive manicured lawns, an infinity pool, covered verandas and more.