Exclusive: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox Move The Family To Toluca Lake

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 23, 2014  |  7:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox

    Toluca Lake, CA

    Most Known For

    He's a 90210 alum and she's a smoking-hot actress with roles in Transformers and more

    Home Stats

    4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 6,710 Square Feet, Gated, Pool



    Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are on the move!

    The married duo welcomed their second son, Bohdi Ransom,  earlier this year and decided to make a change on the home front. They recently listed their Los Feliz mansion for $3,995,000, and bought a new place in Toluca Lake, CA, paying $3,350,000 for the 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,710 square foot home that was Bing Crosby’s original Carriage House.

    Property records show that they swooped up the one acre property on June 10, 2014.

    The private estate has a 100 foot curving driveway that leads you between gorgeous century old oak trees and olive trees to a contemporary ranch house.

    Remodeled in 2008, the 6,710 square foot, one-story home has exquisite architectural details.

    The main room is spacious, with exposed beams and quartz slate floors. The kitchen has an Australian opal granite island that offers seating. An adjacent formal dining room has a Brazilian cherry hardwood floor and a gorgeous nearby library has ample shelf space and an electric skylight.

    The recreation room is ideal for indoor activity – perhaps a home gym for the gorgeous duo or a play room for their boys.

    Brian and Megan’s new master suite includes a 600 square foot 2nd story loft and separate his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms.

    The back yard features a saline pool and jacuzzi, and a fire pit. An added bonus, a spacious 563 square foot pool house has its own kitchen and bathroom.

    Lots of room for this growing family!


    Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group represented the sellers, and Brenda Catalano of Coldwell Banker represented Brian and Megan. She also holds their Los Feliz listing.

    Images via the MLS.


      90210 Actor Jason Priestley Sells His Toluca Lake Home At A Loss

      Posted by Cristin  |  May 6, 2014  |  11:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


      Jason Priestley

      Toluca Lake, CA

      Most Known For

      Actor who famously played Brandon Walsh on 'Beverly Hills 90210'

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool, gated



      ‘90210’ actor Jason Priestley has just sold his house in the 91602 (Toluca Lake, that is) for a $140,000 loss.

      The 90’s star who played Brandon Walsh in the cult TV hit ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ paid $2,140,000 for this 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom,  3,266 square foot estate in May 2007, just two months before he and his wife Naomi welcome their first child.

      Now, just as he is about to release his memoir, property records show that the actor has sold off the home for $2 million, losing $140,000 on the deal. He first listed the property for $2.1 million in 2011 before taking it off the market and relisting it for $2,099,000 in February 2014.

      Priestley’s just-sold home in the heart of Toluca Lake has a spacious foyer with a dramatic staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. The living room features a stone fireplace and French doors, and nearby, an oversized family room features built-ins, and opens to the gorgeous formal dining room and the covered patio. The gourmet kitchen has an island, lots of cabinet space, a walk-in pantry, and breakfast area.

      The master bedroom oasis has a fireplace, cathedral ceilings and walk-in closet. The private master bath has a stand-alone tub and glass steam shower. The second floor also features two bedrooms with en suite baths, and an office area with custom cabinets.

      The backyard is perfect for entertaining with covered patio, landscaped gardens and gorgeous pool and spa.

      Craig Strong of the John Aaroe Group represented both Priestley and the buyer in this deal.

        Jennifer Love Hewitt Sells Her Toluca Lake House to Jessica Simpson’s Mom Tina, Loses $1.4 Million On The Deal

        Posted by Cristin  |  May 5, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


        Tina Simpson Buys From Jennifer Love Hewitt

        Most Known For

        Mom and manager to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Divorced from 'Papa' Joe Simpson

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,216 square feet, pool, lakefront



        New mom Jennifer Love Hewitt has just sold her waterfront home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb to Jessica Simpson’s mom Tina – at a massive loss!

        In an off-market deal that closed on April 11, 2014, Tina Simpson paid $4.1 million for the 4 bedroom home that Hewitt bought for $5.5 million for in January 2006. For those doing the math, that’s a $1.4 million-dollar loss for Jennifer.

        At one point in time, Hewitt had two Toluca Lake estates on the same street. She listed and sold one for $2.15 million in 2012, and leased out the other, asking $12,500 a month.

        While the newly-married Hewitt happily decamped to her new modern Pacific Palisades mansion with husband and new baby in tow, the for-rent house eventually (secretly) went up for sale, and the former Mrs. Simpson swooped in an nabbed it for a bargain.

        Tina Simpson may have been the leasee all along, as she and Joe Simpson split in the Fall of 2012 and their Encino mansion went up for sale for $4.3 million.

        Buying under her maiden name, Tina officially bought Hewitt’s updated four bedroom home right on Toluca Lake. The Spanish-style home features an office with separate entrance, a music room, gym, master bedroom overlooking the lake, and a double master bath.

        The family room opens up to the patio overlooking a private pool, spa and lakefront dock, where there’s plenty of space to dock a power boat and kayaks.

        Images via Gibson International.

          TV Producer Shonda Rhimes Drops $8.8 Million on Patricia Heaton’s Former Pad in Hancock Park

          Posted by Cristin  |  February 17, 2014  |  9:45 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Shonda Rhimes

          Los Angeles, CA

          Most Known For

          Writer, director and producer, best known for Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice

          Home Stats

          6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,398 square feet



          Mega-successful TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal fame, has another hit on her hands: a brand new $8.8 million-dollar compound in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood.

          Rhimes closed on the 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 8,398 square foot compound on February 4, 2014 – a mere 9 months after ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ actress Patricia Heaton sold the place in May 2013 for $8 million.

          Heaton decamped to a swank $5.4M pad in Toluca Lake, and the buyers of her former home flipped it back on the market with an asking price of $8.99M in November of the same year!

          The Italianate Mediterranean gated estate was designed by the famed architect Elmer Grey, which may hint at why this house is so in-demand! On a nearly 50,000 square foot lot, the massive home has lots of room for Rhimes and her 3 young daughters. Inside, the home not only has 6 bedrooms, but it also includes 2 offices and a great bonus room upstairs – a perfect playroom for the girls!

          Downstairs, the home has primo living and dining rooms, a chic library and just a what Shonda needs – a  family wing with gourmet kitchen, family room overlooking the pool and lush grounds with a paddle tennis court. The property also has a guest house and a screening room over the 4 car garage!

          With all those amenities, we dare you to find something this house doesn’t have!

          On this deal, June Ahn of Coldwell Banker represented the sellers and Ed Solorzano of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was Rhimes’ agent.

          A media mogul in the making, Rhimes not only now owns this $8.8 million-dollar home, but she also owns two other properties in Los Angeles! The first is a 6 bed, 9 bath, 8,292 square foot home she paid $5.6M for in March 2010 and the second is a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,995 square foot pad she paid $1.66M for in July 2007.


            Peter Facinelli Spends $2 Million To Live Down The Street From Home He Shared With Ex-Wife Jennie Garth

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 3, 2013  |  7:45 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            Peter Facinelli

            Toluca Lake, CA

            Most Known For

            "Twilight" actor

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,966 square feet, saltwater pool



            Peter Facinelli may have moved on romantically after his divorce from Jennie Garth, but when it comes to his real estate portfolio, he’s pretty much right where he was before.

            According to property records, Facinelli paid $2,015,000 for a gorgeous, brand new Toluca Lake home right down the street from the home he and Garth shared for 10 years. The now-divorced duo’s former marital home sold to “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady for $3.99 million.

            Downsizing but not skimping on luxurious amenities, Facinelli’s new home is a newly-built modernized traditional with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Highlights include an open floor plan that allows seamless flow from the fabulous kitchen to a large family room with a built-in entertainment center and glass doors leading out to a private grassy yard with saltwater pool and spa.

            Most bedrooms are found upstairs, as well as a bonus room that’d make a perfect gym or office. The master suite is expansive and the master bath has white marble vanity with dual Kohler sinks, large glass shower and luxurious spa tub.

            Facinelli is currently dating actress Jamie Alexander, whom he met on the set of the TV show Nurse Jackie.

            Diana Hanson of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService represented the seller and Facinelli’s agent was Eric Purcell of Hilton & Hyland

            Images via the MLS.

              Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake Estate Officially Hits The Market For The First Time Ever, Asks $27.5 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2013  |  9:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Bob Hope

              Toluca Lake, CA

              Most Known For

              Beloved comedian

              Home Stats

              8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, 15,000 square feet on an 87,000 square foot lot, pool



              The late, great Bob Hope‘s incredible Toluca Lake estate has just hit the market for the first time ever!

              The home at 10346 Moorpark St, is a former walnut orchard where Bob and Delores Hope built their dream mansion in 1939. Bob Hope died in 2003 at the age of 100 and his widow Dolores Hope died in 2011 at 102 years old.

              Now, the couple’s estate has put the home on the market with a $27.5 million dollar asking price. The Tolucan reported the imminent listing in November 2012, when a garage sale was held to clear out many of the Hope’s belongings.

              The walled, gated and private Toluca Lake compound consists of 4 parcels totaling 5.16 acres. The original English Traditional main home was designed by architect Robert Finkelhor and then remodeled in the 1950’s by architect John Elgin Woolf. The home is 14,876 square feet and includes an indoor pool and spa. A formal reception and foyer leads to a vast formal living room with walls of glass overlooking the grounds.

              The residence also includes an office, family room, bar, billiard room, formal dining room, family dining room and chef’s kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find 4 bedroom suites and a remarkable master wing with his and hers bedrooms, bathrooms, closets and a shared study.

              The 5+ acre grounds feature an outdoor pool, patios, motorcourts, sprawling lawns with 1-hole golf course, pristine gardens. Also on that property is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom guesthouse and a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom staff quarters.

              Images via the MLS.

              Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

                Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth Sell Toluca Lake House For Nearly $4 Million Following Divorce

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 19, 2013  |  11:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli

                Toluca Lake, CA

                Most Known For

                "Twilight" actor who was once married to the "90210" and "What I Like About You" actress

                Home Stats

                7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 8,416 square feet, pool, gated



                “Twilight” star Peter Facinelli and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million to “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady.

                A year after filing for divorce and just a month before their divorce became final, Facinelli and Garth were able to agree on one thing together – to accept the offer from Prady that was $2,640,000 more than the $1.35 million Facinelli and Garth purchased the home for in 2003.

                According to property records first discovered by the Los Angeles Times, the deal closed on May 1, 2013.

                The traditional home was built in 1937 and has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 8,416 square feet of living space that includes formal living and dining rooms, his-and-hers offices, a bar and game room, kitchen with a fireplace, two master bedroom suites, gym and media room.

                The gated property contains an expansive five-car garage, an outdoor kitchen area and a swimming pool.

                Andrew Manning of Prudential California Realty and Garth’s mother, Carolyn Garth of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents. Caroline Fleck of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office represented the buyer.





                  Oscar-Winning Actress Octavia Spencer Snags Toluca Lake Bungalow For $841,500

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 3, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                  Octavia Spencer

                  Toluca Lake, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Actress who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "The Help"



                  Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has snagged herself another trophy – a new Toluca Lake home! The actress is best known for playing the outspoken maid “Minny” in The Help, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. With all those accolades, she needed some more shelves to house all her awards.

                  Property records show the actress paid $841,500 and closed on the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,714 square feet in late April 2013.

                  Spencer’s new home is a classic, gated 1927 Spanish-style home with all the original charm and character with updated systems and amenities. The home has a massive basement, a large formal dining room, spacious bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms. Outside, the home has a beautiful vine covered veranda and patio connected to a large grassy yard.

                  Ben Di Benedetto of Keller Williams Studio City represented the seller and Tricia Harding of T.N.G. Real Estate Consultants was Spencer’s agent.

                  Images via the MLS.

                    Jennifer Love Hewitt Ditches Old Toluca Lake Estate in Favor of New, Modern Spread in Pacific Palisades

                    Posted by Cristin  |  May 14, 2013  |  1:52 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                    Jennifer Love Hewitt

                    Most Known For

                    Roles on hit TV shows "Party of Five" and "The Ghost Whisperer," among others

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,872 square feet, pool



                    Jennifer Love Hewitt is looking to spend her summer partying in her modern new abode in Pacific Palisades. First revealed by the incomparable Real Estalker and property records show that Miss Hewitt paid $3,250,000 on April 25, 2013. Prior to buying this stunning architectural gem in April, J Love sold a home in Toluca Lake that was the primary residence of her recently deceased mother. Jennifer lived just down the street and likely needed a change of scenery after her mom passed away.

                    She’s finding it in her hip and sexy retreat in Pacific Palisades, which was redone in 2007 and designed by well-regarded  architect Melinda Gray.

                    Outside, the home has a private, sparkling spa-style pool surrounded by bamboo, as well as a fire pit, fireplace, flat screen, lounging area and more.

                    Inside, Hewitt’s new home has hardwood floors and an open floor plan that gives it that soothing organic and urban feel. The house has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms spread out over 2,872 square feet.


                    Images via the MLS.

                      Patricia Heaton buys Mansion in Toluca Lake, sale pending in Hancock Park

                      Posted by Cristin  |  March 14, 2013  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Patricia Heaton

                      Toluca Lakes, CA

                      Most Known For

                      TV Mom on 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and other hits



                      Beloved TV mom Patricia Heaton has just bought a stunning new estate in Toluca Lakes, CA for $5.4 million. While she’s busy moving into the her new digs, she’s also awaiting the official close of the sale of her Hancock Park estate, which was listed for $8,295,000 and is currently in escrow for an unknown price.

                      Heaton’s stunning new home was purchased on March 7, 2013, according to public records. The  5 bed, 7 bath, 7,649 square foot home has a gourmet kitchen, den, library, office and an elevator to get between the two expansive floors. The gorgeous outdoor grounds feature a pool, spa and pool house!

                      Heaton is decamping from her bigger and more expensive Los Angeles- area, Elmer Gray-designed pad, which she bought on October 18, 2001 for $4,850,000. That house is about to change hands to a new owner and comes complete with 6 bedroom, 6 bathrooms and 8,398 square feet. She’s sure to make a profit on this one, which is a nice change from ANOTHER real estate transaction she closed on late last year. In October 2012, Heaton got only $865,000 for a 2-bed, 2-bath condo she purchased on March 16, 2007 for $1,145,000.

                      Despite her loss, Heaton’s still coming out on top and has a stunning new Toluca Lakes mansion to prove it.