Jake Gyllenhaal Finds A Buyer For LA Home With Priceless Views

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 29, 2014  |  1:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Hollywood Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

    Price

    $3,500,000

    Going, going, Gone! Jake Gyllenhaal has sold his gated Hollywood Hills house.

    Gyllenhaal morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s been a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

    When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holed up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land since 2005, when he paid $2.5 million for the home. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say the views from Gyllenhaal’s backyard are some of the best in L.A. The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

    The one-story home itself didn’t have the modern appeal of some of the newer homes on the market, but that didn’t stop a buyer from stepping in and snapping up the property.  What it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

    The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

    When the home first went up for sale in September 2014, The Real Estalker hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York. With his West Coast property pending and the sale about to be final, Jake’s free to make a home on any coast!

    Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services held the listing.

      Bruce Willis Buys Picturesque Bedford, New York Estate For $9 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 28, 2014  |  12:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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      Bruce Willis

      Bedford, NY

      Most Known For

      Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,400 square feet, views, pool

      Bruce Willis just bought a stunning, picturesque home in Bedford, New York for $9 million!

      The actor and his wife, Emma Heming, were spotted looking at properties in the area, as first reported by the local Poughkeepsie Journal. Property records show that they closed on a new home on August 29, 2014.

      Located within driving distance to New York City, Bedford has become a veritable hotbed for celebrity buyers who want a country escape. Willis’ new neighbors include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who sold one home in the area and just bought another. Other familiar faces in the town include Martha Stewart, as well as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who have shunned the Hollywood life and made the tucked-away enclave their full-time home.

      Willis and his wife’s new country home is a beautiful and sophisticated shingle-style home set atop 14 acres of one of Bedford highest points, where they have breathtaking 180 degree western views across the Croton Reservoir to the Highlands of the Hudson.

      The residence is over 8,000 square feet of meticulously crafted interior living space of unsurpassed quality. Large, elegantly-scaled rooms all have huge windows and high ceilings.

      A country estate with a modern twist, the home has state-of-the-art video, sound, lighting and security systems, as well as a 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar.

      Outside, mature gardens and wonderful outdoor entertaining areas make it a true oasis. The property has a fabulous large swimming pool with heated cabana and outdoor shower. Beyond the gardens, the home has a synthetic surface tennis court and garages for four cars.

      When Willis was married to Demi Moore, he frequently escaped to Idaho, where he owned a $15 million-dollar lakefront ranch in Hailey, ID. In his new life with his new wife and two young daughters, Willis is spending his time on the East Coast. He and Heming recently sold their Beverly Hills mansion and doubled down on their live in New York, both in the city and now in this elegant country retreat!

        Sheryl Crow Nabs Buyer For Hollywood Hills Compound

        Posted by Cristin  |  October 16, 2014  |  11:52 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Sheryl Crow

        Hollywood Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Singer who only wants to have some fun

        Home Stats

        3 homes totaling over 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres, resort-style pool

        Price

        Unknown

        Finally something to sing about!

        Songstress Sheryl Crow was singing a sad little tune after chopping $4 million off the asking price of her prized compound in Los Angeles earlier this year. Now, there’s a ‘sale pending’ sign hanging out front!

        After listing for the first time in 2012 and trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her Hollywood Hills home for $15,950,000, Crow’s compound was delisted in December 2013 and came back on the market in April 2014 with a more down-to-earth ask of $11,950,000. At that new, lower price, a buyer finally emerged!

        Set behind private gates, Crow’s Spanish-style compound sits atop a hill and is comprised of 3 houses that total more than 10,000 square feet on 10+ acres.  She purchased each home individually in and around 1998, and meticulously combined the properties over the next few years.

        The main home is a remodeled and restored ‘Spanish Revival’ with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-story entryway, chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar and music room.

        A second home is a Craftsman built in 1909, and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and views of the vistas of Hollywood.

        The third home on the 10 acre property is a cottage that dates back to 1885, complete with a oak-floored kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

        The entire compound is tied together with canyon pathways, trails, a tee pee, campsite, playground, palapas and a resort-style infinity pool.

        A true treasure in the heart of Hollywood.

        Crow’s had a hard time in the real estate game in recent years. This home sat on the market for months and months, and her equestrian property in College Grove, TN has also had a hard time finding a buyer, even after more than 2 years and nearly $2 million in price reductions. She just recently took that house off that market.

        The rest of her portfolio includes two off-market properties. One is a $3.6M estate in Nashville, Tennessee and the other is a beachfront escape in Florida.

        The listing agent for her Los Angeles estate is Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates.

          Minnie Driver Buys Traditional Home In The Hills

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 24, 2014  |  1:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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          Minnie Driver

          Hollywood Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known for 'Good Will Hunting' and more

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, gated, pool

          Price

          $2,465,000

          Actress Minnie Driver just wrote a check for $2,465,000. Her purchase? A 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,765 square foot traditional-style estate nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

          Recently remodeled, Drivers new digs sit on a magnificently landscaped, private lot. The verdant setting features a lagoon pool, spa, waterfall, gazebo and large lawn areas for entertaining.

          Impeccable taste and quality workmanship are reflected throughout the house and evident in the dark hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and paneled wainscoting. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a stunning diamond hatched bay window to take in the views.

          A brand new kitchen has a farmhouse sink, stone countertops, beautiful cabinetry and a gracious breakfast room.

          Minnie’s new master suite features French doors to the yard, a luxurious granite bathroom with soaking tub, a huge shower, double sinks and celebrity must-have: a custom-built walk-in closet.

          All bedrooms are en-suite, and the third bedroom has a separate entrance, ideal for use as an office or guest suite.

          The gated property has a two car garage, parking for eight additional cars, and another celebrity homes must-have: a primo security system.

          Driver has lived for nearly two decades in a home nearby, which she bought for $775,000 in 1998. She still currently owns that property, but with this new purchase, be on the look out for the listing soon!

          Eric Lowry of Coldwell Banker represented the home’s sellers, and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty was Minnie Driver’s real estate agent.

            Jake Gyllenhaal Asks $3.5 Million For Hollywood Hills House

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 19, 2014  |  12:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Jake Gyllenhaal

            Hollywood Hills, CA

            Most Known For

            Actor with roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and many more

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,836 square feet on 2 acres, with a pool and views

            Price

            $3,500,000

            Jake Gyllenhaal is selling his gated Hollywood Hills house for $3.5 million!

            Gyllenhaal has morphed into an A-list actor during his tenure in Hollywood, and off-screen, he’s a very popular choice for a semi-temporary boyfriend by many actresses and singers, including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams and others.

            When he’s not stepping out with the hottest young thing in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal holes up in this gated compound on almost two acres of land. Perfect for staying out of the limelight, the home is located down a private drive and has sensational panoramic views. Insiders even say they’re some of the best in L.A.

            The lushly-landscaped, estate-size lot has trails and a large, sprawling grassy yard.

            The one-story home itself may appeal to the geriatric set, but what it lacks in modern amenities and of-the-moment trends, it makes up for with charm, space and light throughout.

            The home also embraces the sprawling acreage and opens up to a large swimming pool and multiple entertaining areas.

            The Real Estalker first reported the listing and hinted that Jake may have been renting the place out for the last couple years and living elsewhere. He put down $2.5 million for the home in 2005 and has recently been spotted house-hunting in New York.

            Denny Kagasoff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the listing.

              Reese Witherspoon Quietly Spends $12.7 Million On Revamped Pacific Palisades Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  September 11, 2014  |  8:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Reese Witherspoon

              Pacific Palisades, CA

              Most Known For

              'Best Actress' Academy Award winner for 'Walk the Line;' and starred in all Legally Blonde films and other romantic comedies

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, views

              Price

              $12,705,000

              Reese Witherspoon is doubling down on fancy houses, buying her second multi-million-dollar estate in the last month, this time in Pacific Palisades, California.

              Just last month, she paid $1,950,000 for a stately fixer-upper in her hometown of Nashville.

              When Reese bought the big Nashville mansion last month, it looked like she was packing up the family and decamping to Tennessee, shedding her glamourous life in California. It seemed like a real possibility, especially since she and Jim had their Brentwood mega-mansion quietly on the market for $14 million. With this brand new West Coast purchase, it seems that Reese and Jim aren’t leaving the Golden State, they’re just changing things up and moving to a new pad!

              For their new West Coast deal, property records show that Witherspoon and her agent hubby, Jim Toth, paid $12,705,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,344 square foot home. The home was never publicly for-sale and the deal was an off-market transaction that closed on August 28, 2014.

              Sneaky, sneaky.

              The home was last sold in December 2012 for $4.9 million to award-winning “starchitect” Ken Ungar, who worked his magic on the property and created an estate worthy of an A-lister. Based on the sold price and the “before” pictures you can see above, Unger took a outdated estate and turned it into something worthy of a $12.7 million price tag, netting a nice profit when the deal closed.

               

               

               

                Cheryl Hines Becomes A Kennedy, Sells Bel Air Estate

                Posted by Cristin  |  September 10, 2014  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Cheryl Hines

                Bel Air, CA

                Most Known For

                'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actress, now third wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,756 square feet, pool, views, gated

                Price

                $3,105,000

                Less than a month after becoming Mrs. Kennedy when she married Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actress Cheryl Hines has sold her estate in Bel Air for $3,105,000.

                Reminiscent of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, Cheryl’s just-sold home is a Cape Cod-style stunner in upper Bel Air. The home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,756 square feet of living space. A formal entry gives way to an expansive one story home centered around a grassy backyard with sparkling pool and large brick patio.

                The center of the home features a great room with exposed wood-beamed ceilings and custom shelving and a den. Nearby, the kitchen has a large center-island with Viking appliances, abundant storage space, a walk-in pantry and built-in breakfast area. The formal dining room has wood floors and overlooks the grassy front yard.

                The master suite features a fireplace, beautiful bathroom with spa tub and large walk-in closet. French doors lead to the backyard, with coveted views of the canyon, city and ocean.

                The newest Mrs. Kennedy made a tidy profit on the deal. She bought the home for $2,350,000 in August 2010, and sold it for $755,000 more, just four years later! Now, that’s a great wedding present from the real estate market!

                 

                  Vince Vaughn Buys Kate Bosworth’s Los Angeles Hideaway

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 26, 2014  |  1:15 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Vince Vaughn Buys From Kate Bosworth

                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Comedic Actor with hits like Swingers, Wedding Crashers and The Break Up

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,890 square feet, lap pool

                  Price

                  $2,375,000

                  Celebrity Switcheroo!

                  Vince Vaughn has just been identified as the buyer of Kate Bosworth’s open and airy Los Angeles hideaway. First revealed by the Real Estalker, property records show that Vaughn is indeed the buyer of Bosworth’s hills spread.

                  Vince and his wife splashed out $2,375,000 for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,890 Nichols Canyon home, which is a  little less than what Kate was hoping to get for it (original asking price was $2,499,000), but the blonde beauty has by no means sold at a loss to Vince. The ‘Blue Crush’ actress paid $2,100,000 when she purchased the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom place in 2005.

                  Vaughn’s new private pad is set behind a discreet gate that leads you down a long drive to this contemporary home on over half an acre.

                  The floor plan is open and flowing, with the dining and living areas seamlessly connected. In the heart of the home, a chef’s kitchen features professional appliances and huge windows that overlook the patio and views beyond.

                  The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths include the upstairs master retreat with sitting area, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath with double Carrara marble vanity and a jetted tub.

                  French doors leads to multiple outdoor areas, including a lap pool and an outdoor living room with incredible light and canyon views.

                  Why would Vaughn buy from Bosworth, when he just snapped up two other properties in the last year? To add to his collection, of course! He currently owns a 12,000 square-foot penthouse in the historic Palmolive Building and another smaller apartment in the River North neighborhood of his hometown of Chicago, as well as two Los Angeles-area properties. The first is a $3,925,000 property in La Canada Flintridge, and the second is a Manhattan Beach mansion he bought for $6,447,000 from former USC football coach, Lane Kiffin.

                    Jason Biggs Lists Modern Hollywood Hills House For $3 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 25, 2014  |  11:42 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Jason Biggs

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Actor in the 'American Pie' movies and currently starring in the NetFlix hit "Orange Is The New Black"

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,756 square feet, pool, views

                    Price

                    $2,995,000

                    ‘American Pie’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ actor Jason Biggs has just listed his Mid-Century Modern home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,995,000.

                    In a prime Sunset Strip location, the swank home has a semi-private drive and is walled and gated for the utmost privacy. The hillside locale highlights city-to-ocean views within this 2,756 square foot home, which Biggs purchased from Wonder Years actor Fred Savage in 2007 for $2,249,000.

                    The main level provides generous open-concept living room, vaulted ceilings and abundant light with a great room, dining room and kitchen areas all opening up to both the view and the pool/terrace.

                    The first floor is completed by a spacious office or den, a massive en-suite guest room and courtyard-access, a secured garage and a large dog run.

                    Elsewhere inside, Biggs’ Master suite has the same explosive views, a luxe en-suite bath, and a sensational media/screening room with its own bath and state-of-the-art entertainment system.

                    The reason for the move? Perhaps Jason and his wife, Jenny Mollen, are looking for a place that’s a bit more family-friendly. Married since 2008, the duo welcomed their first child, a boy named Sid, in February 2014.

                    Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty holds the listing. 

                    Hat tip to the Los Angeles Times, who first reported on the listing.

                      Topher Grace Lists Tiny Hollywood Hills Hideaway

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 18, 2014  |  7:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Topher Grace

                      Hollywood Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actor who played Eric Forman in 'That 70's Show'

                      Home Stats

                      2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,799 square feet, pool

                      Price

                      $1,895,000

                      ‘The 70’s Show’ actor Topher Grace has just put his Hollywood Hills hideaway on the market for $1,895,000.

                      Topher bought the place in January 2006 for $1,275,000 from actor Jesse Metcalf.

                      Tiny by Hollywood standards, the home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,799 square feet.

                      Described by his real estate agent as a “picturesque pied de terre,” the home sits on a private cul-de-sac off of Sunset Plaza. What it lacks in square footage and space, it makes up for in location, location, location!

                      The single-level home has a great open floor plan, with hardwood floors and soft, natural night throughout.

                      The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, and the master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, plus a sumptuous bath.

                      Tophers’s tiny pad has a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to a sparkling pool and  several lush outdoor spaces for lounging and entertaining.

                      Topher joins his other ‘That 70’s Show’ cast mates, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, on the real estate merry-go-round. Ashton just sold his bachelor pad for $9.92 million, and Mila is asking nearly $4 million for her single gal spread.