NFL’s DeSean Jackson Goes All The Way: Buys First Home in Los Angeles

    Posted by Vanessa  |  March 26, 2013  |  1:26 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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    DeSean Jackson

    Tarzana, CA

    Most Known For

    Star NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles

    Home Stats

    3,837-square-foot, 4 bedroom, 6 bath

    Price

    $1,650,000

    Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson has a lot to be proud of. Not only can he say he’s a star player for the NFL, who just recently signed a new 5-year, $51-million contract, but now he can also cross that finish line of becoming a first-time homeowner! After several years of renting in Los Angeles, Jackson has moved on up and purchased a 3,837-square-foot home in Tarzana, CA for $1.65 million.

    Being the showman and big spender that he is, this modest purchase does comes as a surprise to some as the multi-million dollar wide receiver shelled out less than $2 million. However, the property exudes charm and personality and is close to his hometown Long Beach, CA. With prime LA location and some pizzazz to fill the appetite of a pro-athlete, the home seems like a perfect off-season retreat for some much needed R&R.

    Located in prime South Tarzana, CA, the four-bedroom, six-bath property is a traditional, gated, family home offering luxury and comfort at every turn. The all-white property features beautiful french doors, hardwood floors, crown molding and open living spaces. The living room welcomes you with a beamed ceiling and exquisite glass tile fireplace and leads you to a large family room and elegant dining area with chandelier and backyard access. An upgraded chef’s kitchen is the focal point of the home and includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a breakfast island and a cute windowsill seating area.

    The exterior of the home includes a pool and grassy area, along with a one-bedroom, one-bath detached studio suite with French doors and gaudy black and white checkered flooring.

    Images via MLS.

      Rumor Alert! Kanye West’s Hollywood Hills Estate Falls Out of Escrow, Back on the Market

      Posted by Vanessa  |  March 21, 2013  |  4:27 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Kanye West

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Grammy-award winning hip hop star

      Home Stats

      3-bedroom, 4-bath with modern architecture

      Price

      $3,300,000

      Kanye West and reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian may be looking to name their unborn child “North,” however, West’s buyer of his $3.3 million dollar Hollywood Hills home has gone south. A Hollywood insider has whispered to us that Kanye’s unique, 4,124 square-foot estate, that was relisted just last month, has quickly gone in and out of escrow in a matter of weeks. Will Kanye have to ramble up his real estate “clique” and relist yet again or will he put it aside for now and just focus on his new $13 million, 9,000 square-foot property?

      Located in the coveted Hollywood Hills, the three bedroom, four-bath home is a dream for a fan of modern architecture, especially if you have an art collection that you would like to display. In fact, the home looks a lot like a gallery and is a fabulous place to entertain, whether you are drinking Corvoisier and going to the Grammy’s or not. He first purchased the three-story modern property in December of 2003 for $1,750,000.

      Images via Alexander Davis of Hilton & Hyland.

        Mr. West Wants Out of the Building: Kanye West Re-lists Hollywood Hills Bachelor Pad

        Posted by Vanessa  |  February 28, 2013  |  5:30 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

        Kanye West

        Hollywood Hills, California

        Most Known For

        Grammy-award winning hip hop star

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,214 square feet

        Price

        $3,300,000

        Nowadays you can find daddy-to-be Kanye West either starting a beef someone in Hollywood such as Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake or busy spending millions remodeling his new $13 million, 9,000 square-foot estate with girlfriend and baby mama Kim Kardashian. That being said, he obviously has no time to dedicate towards the small stuff such as his teeny 4,124 square-foot Hollywood Hills home – ain’t nobody got time for that!

        Moving on to bigger and better things, Mr. West has relisted his estate for $3.3 million – a nearly $700,000 price cut from when he initially put it on the market in 2010. He first purchased the three-story modern property in December of 2003 for $1,750,000.

        The three bedroom, four bath home is a dream for a fan of modern architecture, especially if you have an art collection that you would like to display. In fact, the home looks a lot like a gallery and is a fabulous place to entertain, whether you are drinking Corvoisier and going to the Grammy’s or not.

        Images via Alexander Davis of Hilton & Hyland.

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          Put Your Lighters Up: Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Parting with $5.4 Million Beverly Hills Villa

          Posted by Vanessa  |  February 26, 2013  |  3:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

          Chris Cornell

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Rock star lead singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden

          Home Stats

          5-bedroom, 6.5 bath, 5,700 square feet

          Price

          $5,395,000

          Rock legend, Chris Cornell is strappin on his guitar and leather jacket, hoppin on his motorcycle and hittin the long, open road into the sunset…aka he’s moving. Earlier this month, the Soundgarden front man - former Audioslave lead singer - listed his five-bedroom, six and a half bath, Beverly Hills estate for a little under $5.4 million and is now just “waiting like a stone” for a lucky buyer.

          In addition to having an iconic rock-and-roll voice, Cornell also has one of the most unique Mediterranean-style villas in 90210. Offering stunning hilltop views, the whopping 5,700 square-foot rock-star palace features large, open living spaces – decorative guitars likely not included -custom limestone and hardwood flooring, sleek, designer finishes, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with island, and small connected breakfast area with views of the fabulous backyard. The master bedroom comes complete with two bathrooms and closets. The remaining bedroom suites include a maid’s room, gym, office and media room.

          The exquisite exterior of the house includes a cabana with outdoor living space and attached fireplace, an infinity pool that’s to die for, and grassy shrubs surrounding the property for ultra-privacy.

          Images via MLS.

            Take a peek inside ‘Shameless’ Actress Amy Smart’s Beverly Hills home!

            Posted by Vanessa  |  February 19, 2013  |  3:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            Amy Smart

            Beverly Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            "The Butterfly Effect" and "Shameless" actress

            Home Stats

            3 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,126 square feet

            Price

            $2,500,000

            Actress Amy Smart has bounced from one Beverly Hills home to the next. The ‘Shameless’ star sold her longtime two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, home in November 2011 for $1.12 million, and now, she’s upgraded to a $2.5 million, three-bedroom, four-bath estate just 1.5 miles away.

            The model turned actress purchased this new property about six months after her September 2011 wedding to HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse. No matter where the famously eco-friendly couple planned to settle down, it was almost a given they’d have exquisite digs. Since 2008, her handyman hubby has hosted two HGTV shows – Red Hot & Greenand ‘Carter Can‘ — so it’s no surprise they now have their own HGTV hall-of-fame-worthy dream home, with continuous additions stemming from weekend DIY projects!

            Located in the coveted 90210, this single-story, three-bedroom, four-bath, gated ranch is 4,126 square feet. Surrounded by a large, landlocked 16-acre parcel, a private oasis is created — perfect for its celebrity owners. The home boasts high pitched beamed ceilings and bright, open, and spacious rooms with either dark wood, tile, or carpet flooring. All rooms feature recessed ceiling lighting, walk-in closets, and en suite baths; the master bath is even fully equipped with a gorgeous separate tub and shower. Additional features include updated wood burning fireplaces made of stone, a grand-sized media/playroom, and a large grassy yard with free form swimming pool and waterfall.

            Images via Househunt.com.

              Jessica Simpson Buying Former Osborne Estate and Ditching Master Closet?

              Posted by Vanessa  |  February 13, 2013  |  1:40 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Jessica Simpson

              Hidden Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Former pop star turned recording artist, actress, and fashion designer

              Home Stats

              10,953 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 10 bathroom

              Price

              $13,000,000

              Forget fancy heels and designer clothes: mom-to-be Jessica Simpson has put her passion for fashion aside and is all about baby number two. So much so that she’s completely ditching Sharon Osbourne’s exquisite master bedroom closet and converting it into a nursery! According to UsWeekly, Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson are in escrow to buy The Talk co-host’s 11,000-square-foot mansion for $13 million and have already met with designers to transform the Osbourne’s former walk-in closet into a baby room.

              The Price of Darkness and Sharon had been wrestling with selling the Hidden Hills home since July 2011 — at one point, the estate was even listed for rent for $50k a month. The Osbournes purchased the six-bedroom, 10-bath home in the equestrian community of Hidden Hills on August 3, 2007, for $12,388,500 and have settled on parting with the estate for just a smidge more than the purchase price at $13 million.

              Located within the exclusive guard-gated community of Hidden Hills, Simpson’s soon-to-be home is situated on a private knoll and is a sophisticated Cape Cod-inspired estate located atop an intimate cul-de-sac. Featured in “Architectural Digest” in 2011, the grand residence rests on a 2.25 acre promontory with breathtaking city light and mountain views.

              Reimagined by legendary interior designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, the magnificent home features the main home’s six bedrooms, as well as a guest apartment with kitchenette, intricately paneled study with fireplace, porte-cochere with motor court, exquisitely accented formal dining room, dramatic foyer with spiral staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive lower level studio/home theater space.

              The family room is highlighted by oversized sliding barn doors, a reclaimed brick fireplace and beamed vaulted ceilings. The master suite offers a sitting area, stone fireplace, wood paneled walk-in closet, and an adjacent office. Expansive rear grounds include rolling lawns, a spa, barbeque island, outdoor shower, commode, and several seating enclaves.

                Everybody Loves Raymond’s Brad Garrett Relists Fabulous Beachfront Estate

                Posted by Vanessa  |  February 4, 2013  |  4:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                Brad Garrett

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Starring in Everybody Loves Raymond

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 6 bath, 5,152 square feet

                Price

                $10,995,000

                Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett has outgrown his Malibu beachfront estate and has relisted the property for $10,995,000. The deep-voiced, 6-foot-8 actor/comedian purchased the Spanish villa in 2007 for $8.81 million and originally put the home on the market in the summer of 2011 for $13.95 million. Unable to find a buyer, Garrett is now relisting the property two years later with a $3 million price chop. The house is stunning and should have no problem attracting attention with the recent price reduction. Perhaps a Garrett-voiced-over virtual tour of the home could reel in a buyer? Wouldn’t be a bad idea.

                Located on the bluffs of Malibu, the five-bedroom, six-bath home is approximately 5,152 square feet and sits on a one-acre lot. Designed by local architect Douglas W. Buredge, the standout property features breathtaking ocean views and lovely custom details and molding inside and out. The home also boasts vaulted, beamed ceilings, wooden floors, a fireplace and custom mosaic tiling throughout. The gourmet chef’s kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, a beautifully tiled center island, and wooden cabinetry. Additional posh amenities include a spacious home theater, two beachfront balconies, a heated pool, and a large living room with elongated sliding glass doors leading to the backyard and patio.

                 

                  Howie Mandel Plays the Real Estate Game; Relists Malibu Home for $7,750,000

                  Posted by Vanessa  |  January 15, 2013  |  4:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Howie Mandel

                  Malibu, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Stand up comedian, host of NBC's "Take it All', FOX's "Mobbed" and former host of "Deal or No Deal"

                  Home Stats

                  5,936 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

                  Price

                  $7,750,000

                  The king of game show hosts Howie Mandel is looking to unload one of his biggest prizes yet: a beautiful 5,936-square-foot, ocean-view Malibu estate. However, Mandel isn’t giving it away on one of his four game show gigs. Instead, he’s looking for a lucky buyer as he’s relisted it on the open market for a cool $7,750,000.

                  Back in December 2011, the former “Deal or No Deal” host had originally put the home up for sale and was looking to lock in a deal of his own for $7,250,000. Since taking down the original listing, Mandel is now taking a gamble in hopes of winning big by relisting the property for $500k more.

                  Located in the prestigious Point Dume area, this Cape Cod-inspired mini-compound was exquisitely crafted by renowned architect Douglas Burdge. Unveiled in 2009, the home boasts five bedrooms, five and a half baths, an office, theater, gym, and guesthouse. Constructed with the finest of finishes, the timeless architectural style weds both elegant sophistication and casual seaside living with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The airy main living area includes double-height formal living and dining rooms–both with French doors lining the walls–leading to a large, open kitchen with center island.

                  With panoramic Santa Monica ocean views, the home sits on over an acre of flat land with expansive lawns, a huge outdoor patio, and a gorgeous infinity pool.

                    Rihanna Buys $12 Million Dollar Mini-Villa in Pacific Palisades

                    Posted by Vanessa  |  December 18, 2012  |  11:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                    Rihanna

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    world-famous pop star

                    Home Stats

                    11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bath

                    Price

                    $12,000,000

                    Rihanna, one of the today’s hottest pop stars, recently snagged an exquisite $12 million dollar estate in coveted Pacific Palisades, according to X17 Online. The Barbados native cashed in on the massive 11,000-square-foot, seven bedroom, nine bath home in the midst promoting her seventh studio album, “Unapologetic,” which features the hot number one single “Diamonds” and “Nobody’s Business,” a collaboration with her famous ex-boyfriend-slash-rumored-current-boyfriend, Chris Brown. After putting in such hard work releasing a new album, Rihanna can now relax poolside at her new resort-inspired home.

                    Built in 2010, the freshly constructed estate is nestled in the Los Angeles hills and features a neutral-to-warm color scheme throughout, with sandy walls and dark wood and tile flooring from head to toe. The home exudes a strong modern-Caribbean influence, offering simple architecture and sleek finishes, with a slight twist. Reminiscent of a tropical villa, almost every room comes complete with walls opening to the backyard allowing for plenty of natural light and easy access to the pool and spa. A super-modern kitchen offers 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances,  and a full bar. In addition to the pool and spa, the outdoor entertaining area offers a 6,000-square-foot garden area with outdoor BBQ, bar, and sundeck.

                     

                     

                      American Idol’s David Cook Sells Hollywood Smart Home

                      Posted by Vanessa  |  December 11, 2012  |  1:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                      David Cook

                      Hollywood, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Platinum recording artist; Winner of American Idol Season 7

                      Home Stats

                      Tri-level, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with recording studio and views of Hollywood sign

                      Price

                      $1,365,000

                      One of the very talented and well-known American Idol success stories, David Cook, has officially packed up his guitar and platinum albums and walked away from his short-lived Hollywood Beachwood Canyon home. The tri-level, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath sold yesterday for $1,365,000 – a sum almost identical to his March 2010 purchase price of $1,318,000.

                      The Season 7 winner has slowly worked his way through Hollywood‘s music scene, yet has made steadfast moves through it’s real estate game. After a brief two-year stint in the Hollywood nest, Cook put the property up for sale in March of this year and was able to sell just seven months later at almost the exact purchase price.

                      Despite such a speedy selling process, if you take a tour of the property, it practically sells itself. Offering stunning, close-up views of the world-famous Hollywood sign, a home in this price range with these features stands out significantly among competing Los Angeles listings.

                      The home features an open layout, gorgeous hardwood flooring and a custom remodeled interior. Fully equipped with wiring for a Smart Home system, this property has the potential of being navigated from anywhere in the world, just by using your smart phone. Various windows, skylights and two-level exterior decks offer plenty of natural light throughout with stunning views of the Hollywood hills and world-famous Hollywood sign. A selling point for any Hollywood recording artists, the home features a professionally designed recording studio, which also has potential to be converted to a home theater.

                      Street level features include a cozy living room, a dining area, master suite with fireplace and large kitchen with Center Island, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The lower level includes two extra bedrooms, full bath, studio, and custom laundry area.