Spunky Senior Citizen Cloris Leachman Buys Modest Topanga Canyon Ranch House

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 6, 2012  |  5:36 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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    Cloris Leachman

    Topanga, CA

    Most Known For

    Spunky stage, film and TV actress; Former Dancing With The Star contestant

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,700 square feet

    Price

    $930,000

    The always-animated Cloris Leachman has bought some brand new digs! According to public records, Leachman purchased the Topanga home on August 27, 2012 for $930,000. Leachman has long been a legend in the entertainment industry and has won won eight Primetime Emmy Awards—more than any other performer—and one Daytime Emmy Award. Accomplished on the stage, screen and even on TV, Leachman stole America’s hearts with her spunky attitude when she appeared on season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. To this day, she hold the title as the oldest contestant to ever compete on the popular dancing show.

    While she’s no longer sashaying or tangoing into living rooms on a nightly basis, Leachman is keeping busy! Her latest move was the purchase of a new home and the sale of her former residence. Leachman recently sold her penthouse apartment on South Barrington Avenue in Los Angeles for $988,000. Her residence since February 2000, Leachman originally paid $635,000.

    Not one for too much real estate opulence, Leachman’s brand new home is a two-story ranch on Topanga’s best street. It features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a family room and a small loft/office that brings the home to approximately 2,700 square feet.

    The 4th bedroom and family room have a separate entrance that be used as guest quarters. This home is situated on one very useable acre is shaded by a massive oak tree and features a 20 foot diameter pond with waterfall, fish and several large turtles. There are wide-plank oak floors in the open, second floor living, dining and kitchen area, which overlooks the pond and accesses a large viewing deck.  Leachman could easily walk (or dance!) up the back hill on the property for a world-class ocean view beyond the rolling, green hills of Topanga State Park.

     

      Blinged Out Designer Christian Audigier Selling (or Renting) Los Angeles Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 31, 2011  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

      Christian Audigier

      Topanga, CA

      Most Known For

      The man beyond the Von Dutch trucker hat phenomenon, the bedazzled Ed Hardy line and an eponymous clothing brand

      Home Stats

      3+ acres, 3-bedroom main house, 4 guests houses and a former chapel

      Price

      $3,299,000 or $16,500 a month

      Christian Audigier, the man beyond the Von Dutch trucker hat phenomenon, the bedazzled Ed Hardy line and an eponymous clothing brand, has just listed his Western-inspired Topanga ranch for sale and for rent. List price to buy the LA-area home is $3,299,000. If you only want to try the designer’s digs on for size and not make a full-time commitment to the property, it’s available to rent for $16,500 a month.

      First reported by The Real Estalker, Audigier’s home is a spectacular 1930′s historic hacienda ranch on more than 3 acres. Across the sprawling property, lush landscaping abounds and paths lead through gorgeous oaks, pines, olive trees, a stream and a young vineyard. We won’t name names, but this particular property boasts a tremendous history, as it used to play host to famous celebrities of the 30′s and 40′s. The main house is famous for its spectacular rare vintage Malibu tile scenes. Audigier completed an extraordinary restoration on the original kitchen and bathrooms plus 3-bedrooms. In addition to the main house, there are 4 guest houses and a former chapel, now described as “a romantic detached entertainment area.” In the listing photos, you can get the sense that it’s used as an on-property cocktail lounge. The Interior design and decor was created and designed by a prominent Parisian decorator, who created a Western-inspired oasis. The property also includes a resort-like pool and cabanas, large grassy yard and spacious outdoor dining area. A definite compound that serves as a private getaway away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, as well as a perfect entertainer’s dream.

      If Audigier’s Western-style Topanga ranch isn’t your style or speed, the designer also has another Los Angeles home on the market. In the Hancock Park neighborhood, Audigier is asking $7,650,000 for a 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home. Purchased in early 2007 for $4,780,000, Audigier has listed the glamorous 1920′s-era mansion a few times. In October 2010, it had an asking price of $8,299,000. Now, it’s freshly re-listed for a lower price.

      Here’s hoping one or both of his for-sale homes flies off the real estate rack sometime soon.

      We have to ask – which one of Audigier’s properties is more your style? Let us know in the comments.