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.

                 

                  Peek Inside The $21.5 Million Condo Beyonce Secretly Toured Without Jay-Z

                  Posted by Cristin  |  August 12, 2014  |  8:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Beyonce

                  New York, NY

                  Most Known For

                  International superstar singer, married to Jay-Z; Former member of Destiny's Child

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,054 square feet, views, doorman, private terrace

                  Price

                  $21,500,000

                  Adding fuel to the fire of those divorce rumors, the New York Post is reporting that Beyonce was spotted touring a $21.5 million-dollar condo in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

                  A new home for her, Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy? Not likely, since this 4,054 square-foot pad is nearly half the size of the luxurious TriBeCa condo the Carter family currently calls home.

                  According to the Post’s source, “She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly.” Additional sources also said that the fact that Jay-Z wasn’t there was a big red flag, since he “has always been extremely involved in their real estate deals.” 

                  While many people say it’s just a matter of when, not if, they will split, Beyonce may be getting her ducks in a row and finding a new home.

                  If it’s true and they’re no longer “Crazy in Love,” this New York City condo is definitely fit for “Queen B.”

                  The magnificent Penthouse offers unequalled panoramic city and river vistas on one of Chelsea’s finest blocks. Every inch of this immaculate duplex reflects superior craftsmanship, utmost attention to detail and ultra-refined finishes at every turn, with a backdrop of stretching views of the Empire State Building, Highline, Hudson River and more from floor-to-ceiling windows.

                  The custom-designed living space is complemented by a private 642 square foot, north-facing terrace that showcases stretching city sights. Completely renovated to perfection, this large, light-bathed 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath duplex penthouse was made for entertaining. With huge formal areas and the massive outdoor terrace accessible from both the grand living room and library, there is a  seamless flow for intimate barbecues and large-scale parties.

                  A top-of-the-line open chef’s kitchen faces south and west and is equipped with a breakfast area, white Cararra marble, Arclinea Italian cabinetry, Boffi fixtures, premium appliances including a Viking range with a vented hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and wine refrigerator.

                  Other highlights of this enviable residence are 9’2″ ceiling heights, charcoal granite and teak floors, teak wall panels and Venetian plaster walls, custom electronic shades throughout, stone tiles in the spa-like baths, a custom-designed staircase with an intricate bronze railing, and spacious laundry room with a full-size Miele washer and dryer, teak and stainless steel cabinetry.

                  The sprawling master bedroom retreat is the piece de resistance with its spectacular views, massive teak closet providing loads of luxury storage, and opulent master bath with ribbed marble walls and Boffi fixtures.

                  Perfect for Beyonce, the luxurious building has a 24-hour doorman and sits in a prized location, just minutes from West Chelsea’s best spots. 

                  Will she or won’t she? Only time will tell.

                    Sold! Ashton Kutcher Sells Glassy Hollywood Bachelor Pad For $9.925 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 10, 2014  |  7:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Ashton Kutcher

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    Most Known For

                    'That 70's Show' and 'Two and a Half Men' star who is expecting a baby with fiance Mila Kunis

                    Home Stats

                    Three stories, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,385 square feet

                    Price

                    $9,925,000

                    Ashton Kutcher just sold his sleek Hollywood Hills bachelor pad for $9,925,000!

                    The ‘Two and a Half Men” actor bought the sleek hills pad two years ago, paying $8.455 million. In May 2014, it was rumored that he was quietly shopping it for $12,000,000.

                    In 2012, he rented the pad for a rumored $50,000 a month for a couple months before officially making it his. At the time that he bought, he was recently separated from now-ex-wife Demi Moore and needed a new place to call home. Shortly after moving into his bachelor pad, Kutcher stepped out with former ‘That 70′s Show” co-star Mila Kunis. Two years later, the duo are engaged and expecting their first child – a girl!

                    With all those life changes, Kutcher’s spectacular bachelor pad doesn’t exactly scream “family home.” It was rumored that Mila wanted to bring up baby in a more family-friendly home, and those rumors were confirmed when the duo snapped up a very family-friendly place in Beverly Hills for about $10,000,000.

                    With a new family home and a baby due any minute, it was time for Kutcher to part with his former party pad. In the same vein,  Mila just listed her single girl spread nearby, asking $3,995,000.

                    With their bachelor and bachelorette pad sell-offs in full swing, Kutcher’s glassy house had to go. The three-story home overlooks Lake Hollywood with fully retractable walls of glass. The floating dining room area opens to stunning views. The home also has a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, private screening room, bar area and gym/massage room. The striking master suite boasts ample use of glass and wood, magnificent views and a spa-like master bath. A variety of outdoor spaces include enclosed gardens, outdoor rooms, infinity pool, cantilevered decks and an open sky terrace.

                    Fun Fact: Justin Bieber, who recently sold his Calabasas home to Khloe Kardashian, was very, very interested in purchasing the home in 2011, but Ashton swooped in and bought it out from under him. The buyer remains unknown, but with Bieber’s current issues with his neighbors, this could have been a good buy for the young bad boy.

                      With A Baby On The Way, Mila Kunis Lists Single Girl Spread In The Hollywood Hills

                      Posted by Cristin  |  August 8, 2014  |  1:53 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Mila Kunis

                      Hollywood Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Actress, on 'That 70's Show' and Black Swan; engaged and expecting a child with Ashton Kutcher

                      Home Stats

                      5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,900 square feet, views.

                      Price

                      $3,995,000

                      Mila Kunis is patiently waiting the arrival of her daughter with Ashton Kutcher, and while they wait for baby, she’s putting one part of her former life behind her. She just listed her bachelorette pad in the Hollywood Hills for $3,995,000.

                      Mila had been cohabiting with Ashton in his glassy mansion for months, and just after they found out they were expecting, they bought a gorgeous Beverly Hills estate to bring up baby in.

                      Mila’s single-girl spread was purchased by Mila on September 15, 2008 for $2,885,000. The home is an elegant Mediterranean compound with unparalleled views of Los Angeles.

                      Seated on a private cul de sac, Mila’s beautiful compound has been completely redone from top to bottom, with no expense overlooked. With high ceilings, open floor plan and breathtaking panoramic views from every room, the 4,900 square foot, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home is ideal for entertaining.

                      Custom and state-of-the-art, the house includes a Crestron security system, a high-end eight-seat home movie theater, spectacular sound system, and integrated entertainment enclave.

                      The chef’s kitchen features subzero appliances and flows to an indoor/outdoor living room with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a cabana and seating area and expansive woodview-deck and pool/hot tub.

                      Aside from her Beverly Hills estate with Kutcher, Kunis owns a condo in West Hollywood.

                      Josh Altman of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles is the listing agent.