Exclusive: Peek Inside Rihanna’s Stunning Aspen Vacation Rental!

    Posted by Vanessa  |  February 24, 2014  |  1:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Rihanna

    Aspen, CO

    Most Known For

    Edgy Grammy-winning pop star

    Home Stats

    7 Bedroom, 7 Full, 4 Partial Bath

    Pop star Rihanna celebrated her 26th birthday last week with a glam 7-day stay in the mountains of Colorado, cozying up inside a swanky Aspen mega-mansion.

    In true Bad Girl fashion, the Grammy winner went all out for her celebration and must have dropped a pretty penny to play inside the 18,750 square-foot rental, which also happens to be on the market for a cool $45 million.

    The epic birthday bash was highly publicized on the singer’s Instagram account, with multiple shots of her lounging about the mansion, skiing the slopes, shooting pins in the estate’s private bowling alley and taking a dip in the hot tub.

    This Aspen party palace is perfect for RiRi, who likes the best in life. Located in one of the world’s most luxurious winter resort towns, the exquisite property, dubbed the name “The Ski Home,” sits among a handful of A-list celebrity neighbors, including Mariah Carey, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner, and Kate Hudson.

    The ultra-modern estate features 7 bedrooms and 7 full/4 partial bath with a 40-foot-high entrance foyer and stunning 30-foot water wall. A mixture of hardwood and marble floors line the three-story property, with high ceilings and sharp edges adding to its modern architecture. A large commercial kitchen offers large floor to ceiling windows allowing for stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Two elevators and vertical glass pocket doors deliver the ultimate high-class experience allowing for guests to easily roam the massive property with ease.

    Perfect for entertaining, this Aspen estate also comes with a media room, theater, private bowling alley, target range and recreation room equipped with billiards table and arcade. Additional features include a 2-bedroom guest apartment, as well as a 5-car garage with turn table and glass garage doors.

    The exterior of the home features a full-saline pool and spa, tennis courts and private clubhouse. Taking advantage of its premier skiing destination, the property also offers private ski access to Aspen Mountain, perfect for celebrities or high-profile guests.

    Interested in shining bright like a diamond in this Aspen getaway? Contact Joshua Saslove who represents the listing.

      CNET Founder, Halsey Minor, Sings Bankruptcy Sale Blues as LA Estate Hits Market for $14.9 Million

      Posted by Daisy  |  August 15, 2013  |  11:13 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Halsey Minor

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Founding CNET and blowing a multi-million dollar fortune

      Home Stats

      7,479-square-foot Mid-Century mansion with four bedrooms and six bathrooms

      Price

      $14,950,000

      To quote the immortal lyrics of The Notorious B.I.G., we’ve got another unfortunate case of “Mo Money, Mo Problems.”

      The 1990s and 2000s were good years for Halsey Minor. He founded CNET in 1993, turning it into one of the Internet’s first profitable companies, then sold it to CBS for $1.7 billion in 2008. But by comparison, the last few years haven’t been quite as stellar. Minor was named #1 on the state of California’s list of top 250 delinquent taxpayers in 2012, with unpaid taxes estimated at $10,711,699.29. And in May of this year, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Allegedly, the former multi-millionaire owes more than $100 million and only has $50 million on hand to cover his debts.

      Now, as a likely part of that filing, Minor’s 7,479-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles has hit the market for $14,950,000 as a bankruptcy sale — that’s about $5 million less than what he purchased it for in 2006.

      Located in lower Bel Air, this gated home sits on a cliff with unobstructed, panoramic city and ocean views. The four-bedrooms, six-bathroom home was originally designed by famed Mid-Century architect Richard Dorman and built in 1964 — but move-in ready, it is not. According to the listing, the home has come into disrepair. So if you’re looking for a contemporary estate in a prime location in Los Angeles to fix up, look no further.

      Side Note: Minor also owns an 18,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in San Francisco’s prestigious Presidio Heights neighborhood that’s also currently for sale for a cool $21 million. That home was modeled after Marie Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon in Versailles — but like his Los Angeles home, it’s also in a pretty bad shape.

      Images via the MLS.

        Set Phasers to Sold! Star Trek’s Jonathan Frakes and His Soap Star Wife Buy Woodland Hills Home

        Posted by Daisy  |  August 14, 2013  |  12:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis

        Woodland Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Husband led the USS Enterprise as Captain Riker, while Wife won Daytime Emmy for causing drama on several long-running TV soap operas

        Home Stats

        2,035 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom ranch home

        Price

        $1,000,000

        Best known as Commander William T. Riker of the USS Enterprise on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Jonathan Frakes and his Emmy Award-Winning wife, Genie Francis (Daytime TV fans will know her from “General Hospital,” “The Young and the Restless,” “All My Children,” and “Days of Our Lives”), have purchased a second home in Los Angeles‘ desirable Woodland Hills neighborhood for an even $1 million.

        Custom-built in the 1930s, this serene 2,035 square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch home sits on a well-manicured 26,000-square foot lot next to an antique red barn. Inside, the home features a master bedroom with a spa-like bathroom that includes a tub, steam shower, and walk-in closet. The living room offers a comfortable-country setting with it’s beamed ceilings, rich wood floors, and French doors that allow you to walk from the den into backyard and pool — perfect for entertaining!

        All in all, this home offers a nice retreat from the couple’s longtime home, which they still own– a 7,256-square foot mansion in nearby Beverly Hills, CA that was purchased back in 1994.

        Images via TheMLS.com.

          Former Mrs. Donald Trump Marla Maples Swoops Up an $850K Profit After Selling Calabasas Mansion

          Posted by Matt  |  August 12, 2013  |  6:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Marla Maples

          Calabasas, CA

          Most Known For

          Actress who was formerly married to Donald Trump

          Home Stats

          5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5,770 square feet

          Price

          $2,200,000

          Marla Maples, someone who should be familiar to anyone who was paying attention to the news in the 1990′s, has just sold her Southern California Calabasas home for $2.2 million. The actress slash model, perhaps best known as the “other woman” who swooped in on billionaire Donald Trump during his marriage to Ivana Trump and then later went on to marry The Donald back in 1993, is relocating New York after raising their daughter, Tiffany, in this sprawling 5,770 square foot west-coast home.

          Maples originally bought the home in November of 1999 for $1.349 million meaning Maples will be leaving the prestigious Mountain View Estates home with a good $850,000 - a good profit made between the sale price and the original buying price.

          Situated on a sizable lot that includes both a basketball court and a swimming pool, the 5-bedroom, 6 bath home includes two large bedrooms upstairs, with the master suite featuring a private stone fireplace and a balcony greeting you each morning with sweeping mountain views. Guests entering the home through it’s magnificent double doors will first notice the grand rotunda that features a sweeping wrought iron staircase. A chefs kitchen features all the modern appliances in an open, convenient layout.

          The backyard is perfect for entertaining. A custom pool with built-in water slide and cascading spa offers sanctuary on hot Southern California day and features a swim up bar with bar stools for enjoying the right beverage. A barbecue area and patio offers a prime location for dining or lounging.

            Seven Nights In Heaven! One Direction Spends $27,000 For Seven Nights To Rent Bel Air Mansion

            Posted by Korina  |  August 8, 2013  |  4:13 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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            One Direction

            Bel Air, CA

            Most Known For

            Dashing boy band from the UK

            Home Stats

            5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 11,000 square feet

            Price

            $3,857 a night / $27,000 for seven nights

            One Direction is living large for a week in Los Angeles as the adorable boy band dropped $27,000 for seven nights to rent a lavish pad on the ever popular Mulholland Drive. According to our friends at the Daily Mail, the boys are in town to finish up their North American leg of the tour and to promote their new dolls.

            The mansion is secluded and gated, which is good considering all the attention these boys get from their screaming fans, and has floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offers a panaramic view of the LA city lights and majestic mountain ranges. This party house is complete with a pool table and fully stocked wet bar just in case the group decides to invite their groupies over after one of their shows. And, with five bedrooms and eight baths no one will have to share a room in this 11,000 square foot home!

            And that’s just the inside! Perfect for the summer nights, the mansion boasts more than more than 2,500 square feet of outdoor party space with a sleek swimming pool and two spas.

            Listing provided by our very own Josh and Matt Altman.

              Steve McQueen’s Former Idaho Ranch Lists For A Cool $7.4 Million

              Posted by Korina  |  August 1, 2013  |  2:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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              Steve McQueen

              Hailey, ID

              Most Known For

              Academy Award nominee, and "The King of Cool."

              Home Stats

              3,141 square foot mansion nestled on 500+ acres

              Price

              $7,400,000

              Once owned by legendary Hollywood actor and “The King Of Cool,” Steve McQueen, the 500+ acre Pioneer Moon Ranch in Hailey, ID just hit the market for $7.4 million!

              At the foot of the Pioneer Mountains, the well-maintained and tastefully improved ranch compound is situated between two branches of the East Fork and designed to maximize privacy and comfort – a must for a Hollywood retreat.

              The log home was built in 1990 and features 1,410+ square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Remodeled by the current owners in 2004, the home has a spacious kitchen, living/dining area with large river rock fireplace, and loft area used as a library, as well as a separate 1,731+ sq. ft. “annex” structure that lies next to the home and offers additional living, entertainment and storage space.  The annex blends seamlessly with the residence and features a living room with bar area, dining room, library, bedroom and 1.5 baths.  Both the residence and annex open to a well-manicured lawn complete with fire pit that is tailor made for an outdoor gathering of friends and family.

              An idyllic winter home, McQueen’s wife once told The Examiner that “When the snow falls, we don’t lose it for five months.” The future buyer of this ranch better have some serious faux fur at the ready.

              Additional secluded building sites exist on the ranch in the event an owner were interested in building a new main residence. Pioneer Moon Ranch lies in the center of one of Sun Valley’s most peaceful, secluded, and least developed areas and represents the largest property currently available for purchase in the upper Wood River Valley.

                Scary Movie Star Anna Faris Selling House Next Door For $2.3 Million

                Posted by Vanessa  |  June 5, 2013  |  12:08 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                Anna Faris

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Actress starring in Scary Movie, The House Bunny

                Home Stats

                3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, Zen-like retreat

                Price

                $2,295,000

                Earlier this year, comedic couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt purchased a three-bedroom and three-and-a-half bathroom mini-estate from Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino paying $325,000 more than the asking price. The aggressive buying tactic came as no surprise to Faris because she was determined to stay in the same city, the same neighborhood and the same street as her previous home. To do just that, she obviously needed to snag the home next door!

                Buying your next door neighbor’s home has become quite a Hollywood trend. Some celebs just fall in love with their block, yet others have plans to combine the homes and build massive compounds.

                The former was the case for Faris as her former home was purchased with her ex-husband Ben Indra. With no compound plans in sight, the exes have now decided to list their former home on the open market for nearly $2.3 million.

                The Mid-Century, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is nestled in the lower part of Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills and sits on about an acre of Zen-like landscaping. An open floor plan, hardwood floors and glass walls give the 2,563 square-foot home character and charm allowing for plenty of natural sunlight to shine throughout. The master suite includes a private patio, spa-like bath and steam shower.

                A large, eat-in gourmet kitchen comes equip with Sub-Zero appliances and granite counters. A large glass wall opening leads to the crown jewel of the home: the outdoor private gardens. The lush exterior includes an array of green shrubbery and various trails and steps leading to a Bocce Court, pool, fire pits and fountain.

                Rumor Alert! Howard Stern Drops $52 Million on Palm Beach Estate

                Posted by Daisy  |  May 17, 2013  |  10:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Howard Stern

                Palm Beach, FL

                Most Known For

                Self-proclaimed "King of All Media" who also serves as a judge on America's Got Talent

                Home Stats

                39,094 square foot of living space on 3.25 acres of beachfront property

                Price

                $52,000,000

                Hold the presses! This may be one of the biggest celebrity real estate purchases this year. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, Howard Stern has snapped up an expensive piece of South Florida real estate this week in a private sale. Reportedly, the infamous shock jock isn’t just making headlines for stirring up controversy on the airways, he’s also shocking America by paying an alleged $52 million for the beachfront property in Palm Beach, FL. The estate was sold to Stern by American businessman Martin Trust and his wife, Diana.

                Custom built in 1992 on 3.25 waterfront acres on the North End of Palm Beach, the property boasts an impressive 39,094 square feet of living space, including a five-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 18,673-square -oot main house. The estate also features a swimming pool and spa, and well-manicured landscaping.

                Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, currently calls New York City home, where he produces and hosts The Howard Stern Show for Sirus Radio. Now, the couple will now be neighbors with fellow radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, and conservative political commentator, Ann Coulter.

                 

                  Celebrity Homes Built Throughout The Decades

                  Posted by Cristin  |  May 2, 2013  |  5:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                  Celebrity Homes From Different Decades

                  Would you rather have a newly-built home or a piece of local history? Well, it turns out that maybe celebrities really are just like us! Instead of living in brand spanking new mansions, they actually live in homes from every decade, ranging all the way back to 1908! Make no mistake though – even though celebrity homes may be older, they are always fancy, massive and majorly high-priced!

                  Let’s see who lives in homes from the various decades!

                  Madonna – The 1900′s

                  Built in 1908, the Material Girl’s 2-story New York duplex has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and pine floors – a very common amenity in homes built during that time.

                  Katy Perry – The 1920′s 

                  Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Katy Perry’s home was built in 1921 and features 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,835 square feet, a pool. The estate is a glamourous Spanish-style home, which was a very common style built back in that era.

                  Jason Bateman – The 1930′s

                  In-demand actor Jason Bateman bought the iconic estate of the late, great Ernest Borgnine, which was built in 1938. Located in Beverly Hills, the 5 bedrooms, 7 bathroom, 6,148 square foot home has a pool, views and a slate roof, which was popular with homes built in the 30′s.

                  Lauren Conrad – The 1950′s

                  Budding real estate mogul and former “The Hills” star, Lauren Conrad, went back to the 50′s when she bought a house in Brentwood for $3,754,000. Built in 1959, the home has the period appropriate feature – a double-wide driveway, which is perfect for her and her entourage’s many cars. Inside, the home has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,303 square feet and a glittery pool.

                  David Hasselhoff – The 1980′s

                  It seems almost too fitting that David Hasselhoff has a home built in 1988. The actor has a bit of a throwback vibe, due to his popularity in previous decades when he played lifeguard Mitch Buchannon on Baywatch. In his real life, Hasselhoff owned an 80′s home in Encino that has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,947 square feet, a pool, 2 guesthouses and a very 80′s feature – large bathroom mirrors.

                  Kevin James – The 2000′s

                  ‘King of Queens’ star Kevin James sure was living like a king in his Encino mansion, which was built brand new in 2003. The palatial pad has 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,291 square feet, a resort-style pool, and two very common amenities for homes built between 2000-2009: an aerobics room and a snail shower.

                  Daisy Fuentes – 2010-present

                  Daisy’s got herself a brand new home! Built brand new in 2012, Daisy Fuentes recently scooped up a beachfront Malibu home that has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,836 square feet and a coveted feature in brand new builds: natural light exposure!

                  Want to read more about what homes amenities were most common in the decade YOUR home was built? Check out Trulia Trends!

                    Christina Aguilera Snaps Up Beverly Hills Mansion for $10M

                    Posted by Daisy  |  April 15, 2013  |  11:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Christina Aguilera

                    Beverly Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Golden pipes, and being a former coach on The Voice

                    Home Stats

                    6-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 11,000-square foot Mulholland estate

                    Price

                    $10,000,000

                    Christina Aguilera has purchased another Beverly Hills mansion in the exclusive guard-gated Mulholland Estates community. According to TMZ, who broke the news yesterday, the 11,000-square-foot estate was reportedly purchased from multi-billionaire and global private equity mogul Tom Gores for an even $10 million.  Previously, the home was leased for $20,000 a month by Adrienne Maloof of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

                    Located on a double lot in the Mulholland Estates community, this six-bedroom, eight-bathroom Mediterranean mansion features custom, high-quality finishes and fixtures throughout. The master suite upstairs features a fireplace, two walk-in closets, a private office, a large terrace with fireplace, and a spa-like bathroom lined in marble with a steam shower and tub. Five additional en suites include a large family room with built-in cabinetry.

                    The first floor of the home offers an even larger family room with exposed wood beam ceiling, formal dining room, wood paneled library, and screening room. The gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances, a walk-in pantry with refrigerator and breakfast area, and a large center island. The enclosed loggia features wood paneled ceilings, hand painted details, fireplace, and arched glass doors that open to the lush yard. To take in the warm California sun and entertain, the home’s outdoor space includes a saltwater pool and spa, bathhouse, gazebo, and built-in BBQ.

                    But what of X’tina’s current home (you know, the 10,000-square-foot estate that she and former hubby Jordon Bratman bought from the Prince of Darkness and his wife AKA Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne)? A little birdie told Yo Mama of The Real Estalker that the home is currently in escrow.

                    Images via the MLS.