Matt Damon Price Chops Waterfront Miami Mansion By $1 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  November 19, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Matt Damon

    Miami, FL

    Most Known For

    Oscar-winner and actor, star of the "Bourne" movies, and more

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, 12,705 square feet, 170 feet of bay frontage, pool



    Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has just price chopped his waterfront Miami mansion by $1 million dollars.

    Originally listed for $20 million, Damon’s Miami home sat on the market for nearly 8 months before he cut a solid mil from the asking price in hopes that the new, improved $18,999,0000 price tag will entice a buyer.

    The historic house, dubbed “Maravilla,” was built in 1935 and sits on a rare double lot with an incredible 170 feet of bay frontage and unobstructed bay views.

    Inside, 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms sprawl out over 12,705 square feet of living space. Highlights include a theater room, wine cellar, custom office, oversized living room, a gourmet kitchen and a spa-like bath and private terrace overlooking the water.

    The pool house has a full outdoor summer kitchen for entertaining and the property is rounded out by a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guesthouse adjacent to the sparkling pool.

    Damon, his wife Lucinda and their children currently live on the West Coast in a massive $15 Million Pacific Palisades mansion.

    The Jills from Coldwell Banker hold the listing.

      Nick Jonas Snags Spanish-Style Home in Los Angeles For $3.2 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  November 18, 2013  |  9:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


      Nick Jonas

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      1/3 of the now-defunct "Jonas Brothers"

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,305 square feet, views



      The youngest Jonas Brother is making big moves!

      21-year-old Nick Jonas, 1/3 of the now-defunct musical group The Jonas Brothers, has just splashed out $3.2 million on a secluded spanish-style compound above the Sunset Strip, as first reported by The Real Estalker.

      Set behind large gates on a private cul-de-sac, Jonas’ new home has panoramic views from Downtown to the ocean. Set on a promontory, this authentic Villa has both old world charm and every modern amenity. Recently renovated to capture seamless indoor/outdoor living, all public rooms open to the pool and  grounds. A dramatic living room with fireplace and spacious dining room are ideal for entertaining. The master suite has high ceilings and a wood burning fireplace, and an adjacent master bath includes a steam shower and a large walk-in closet. Features of Jonas’ new estate include a gourmet kitchen, family room, and state-of-the-art security. An outdoor fireplace with seating and full guest house make this the perfect home for the youngest Jonas.

      Nick Jonas bought this home from Mike Myer’s ex-wife, Robin Ruzan, who had been trying to sell the home for two years.

      “The Jonas Brothers” crushed fans across the world with the news that they were disbanding after many years of making music together. They are each pursing individual projects, both personally and professionally. Nick Jonas had a small role on “Smash,” and also appeared this fall on “Hawaii Five-O.” When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his girlfriend, former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. Brother Kevin Jonas is expecting his first child (a girl!) with wife Danielle, and the duo are also selling their New Jersey mansion for $2.2 million. Joe Jonas hasn’t announced any major plans for the future.


        Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Selling Rocking Hollywood Home For $2.275 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  November 12, 2013  |  10:02 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


        Patrick Stump

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        Lead singer, guitarist and composer for the rock band Fall Out Boy

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, views, recording studio



        Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump is selling his rocking Hollywood view home for $2,275,000!

        Stump gained notoriety as the lead singer, guitarist and composer for the massively popular rock band Fall Out Boy, which also includes Ashlee Simpson’s ex-husband Pete Wentz. When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus a few years back, Stump did his own thing and released two critically-aclaimed solo albums and even produced albums for other artists, including Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.

        In 2013, Fall Out Boy announced the end of their musical hiatus and released a brand new album that debuted at #1 on the charts, and quickly followed on to that album with a second release.

        With an incredible musical comeback and more hits, Stump may be celebrating his success by upgrading his digs! He just listed the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,509 square foot home he bought on April 2, 2008 for $1,975,000.

        With views of the city, ocean, Lake Hollywood, vineyards and the iconic Hollywood sign, this renovated home with a custom, soundproofed recording studio is a fabulous private, gated enclave for any rockstar.

        The home features a sun-drenched open floor plan and chef’s stainless kitchen with bamboo cabinets, an entertainer’s island, French sliding doors, a stone-etched fireplace, custom corner study and a large outdoor area ideal for dining under the stars.  The floating stairs of exotic Tigerwood lead to a serene Master suite with a private balcony for stargazing. Walk-in closets, wood floors, and a beautiful master bath create the perfect retreat. The rest of the home includes 2 additional bedrooms, a second bath, custom glass gates, solar panels, a new metal roof, 2 car garage and security system.

        Jodi Rubin of Sotheby’s holds the listing.

          Modern Family Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson Buys Los Feliz Mansion For $4.5 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 6, 2013  |  8:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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          Jesse Tyler Ferguson

          Los Feliz, CA

          Most Known For

          Redheaded actor best known as Mitchell Pritchett on 'Modern Family'

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,926 square feet, pool, hot tub, views



          On the heels of a summer 2013 wedding to new husband Justin Mikita, redheaded “Family” man Jesse Tyler Ferguson has just purchased a brand new Los Feliz mansion for $4.495 million!

          Best known to the world for playing Mitchell Pritchett on the hit Emmy award-winning ABC show Modern Family, Ferguson’s new home is a Spanish Colonial Revival with a rockstar pedigree. According to the Real Estalker, Ferguson’s new abode was the longtime family home of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, who bought the house in 1998 for $1,375,000 and sold it in April 2007 for $4,795,000 to two-time Emmy nominated television writer/producer Mark Brazill.

          Ferguson and Mikita’s new “Family” home has classic 1920′s detailing and craftsmanship. A grand, two-story entry leads to a living room with a dramatic 25′ cathedral ceiling. Downstairs, the home has a formal dining room, library, office, eat-in Chef’s kitchen and a media/family room with high-end projector and drop down screen.

          The master suite includes dual closets and a romantic balcony. Three additional bedrooms and a bath are upstairs and nearly every room accesses the yard and patios.

          Ferguson’s new home has stunning outdoor spaces that include an outdoor fireplace, pool, spa, cabana bath, fountains, lush landscaping and ocean views.

          Images via PostRain Productions for listing agent Tracey Clarke of Sotheby’s.

            Actor Jared Padalecki Lists Studio City Hillside Home For $2.495 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  November 5, 2013  |  11:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Jared Padalecki

            Studio City, CA

            Most Known For

            'Supernatural' actor who also appeared on 'Gilmore Girls'

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,818 square feet, views



            ‘Supernatural’ actor Jared Padalecki is selling his stunning Studio City home for $2.495 million!

            Padalecki has been married to actress Genevieve Cortese Padalecki since 2010 and the duo have a son together. Just this summer, they announced they were expecting baby #2!

            As they prepare to become a family of four, the Padalecki’s are selling their current home and searching for something bigger and more family-friendly.

            Purchased on July 9, 2009 for $1,775,000, their current home isn’t small by any means. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3,818 square feet. Meticulously renovated, the hillside Studio City home has a formal dining room, dramatic living room and a glass enclosed library/office with lush landscaping and valley views.

            Three of the four bedrooms are en-suite with spacious closets. The master suite has French doors leading to a private patio with landscape views, a custom walk-in closet, shower with separate soaking bath and double sinks.

            The gated home sits on an expansive 15,332, square foot lot with park-like grounds and room for a pool.

            Images via listing agent Gail Steinberg of Dilbeck Realtors.

              Live Amongst Champions In Boston’s Most Expensive Home

              Posted by Cristin  |  October 31, 2013  |  9:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,450 square feet



              Last night, the Boston Red Sox dazzled the nation with an incredible World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and the city came alive with celebrations.

              If you want to capture the magic of last night’s victory and live amongst champions full-time, look no further than Boston’s most expensive home – The Benjamin Mansion at 74 Beacon Street, listed for $13,950,000

              A breathtaking townhome, 74 Beacon is touted as ‘the most outstanding townhouse restoration in Boston!’ Overlooking the Public Garden, The Benjamin Mansion is 8,450 square feet of elegance and luxury, from its palatial double parlors to its rooftop infinity-edge heated lap pool. With 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 3 powder rooms, 8 working fireplaces, ‘smart house’ wiring, and a large elevator that services all 6 levels.

              Additional amenities include two large decks and a garden, a media room, library, home gym, deeded parking and a Brimmer Street garage space.

              World Series trophy not included.



                Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Buy $14 Million NYC Condo

                Posted by Cristin  |  October 25, 2013  |  9:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


                Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady

                New York, NY

                Most Known For

                Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

                Home Stats

                3 bedrooms, keyed private elevator entrance, full-floor, views



                Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are under contract to buy a stunning full-floor condo in New York City for $14 million.

                First reported by the New York Post, Brady and Bundchen are buying an incredible 3-bedroom condo on the 47th floor of the famed One Madison building that was originally listed for $16.5 million.

                Their new Manhattan digs are the highest single full-floor home at One Madison, and sits a few floors beneath the building’s three-floor, $50 million penthouse.

                Accessed by a keyed elevator entrance that leads to a private foyer, Tom and Gisele’s new Gotham home features a gracious master bedroom suite, including a corner sitting room with North and East views, two walk-in closets and master bath with soaking tub, separate stall shower, double vanities and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms offer ensuite baths and generous closet space.

                In the main living space, a great room connects to an open kitchen and separate dining area.

                One Madison ran into financial woes almost immediately after it hit the market in 2007. Foreclosures and lawsuits plagued the high rise until it was taken over by new management, who were then able to attract A-list buyers.

                Brady once owned a condo at Time Warner Center, which he sold for $17.5 million and Bündchen previously owned a triplex penthouse on West 11th Street, which she sold for $4.4 million.

                Together, Brady and Bunchen were previously spotted checking out an $11.495 million duplex at 212 W 18th street before they settled on their new, incredible pad. On the West Coast, Tom, Gisele and their kids rest their heads in a $20 million-dollar, custom-built mansion with a moat.


                  ‘Real Housewife’ Joanna Krupa Buys Miami High Rise Condo For $1.37 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  October 23, 2013  |  5:31 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


                  Joanna Krupa

                  Miami, FL

                  Most Known For

                  Supermodel, 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant, "Real Housewives of Miami" cast member

                  Home Stats

                  2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,139 square feet, incredible views



                  Joanna Krupa, the red hot model from Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Miami” series has a new place to play house!

                  The Polish supermodel and husband Romain Zago just dropped $1.37 million on a Miami high rise condo at the Four Seasons Miami.

                  The newlyweds tied the knot this summer and have been living in the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 4,472 square foot waterfront home that Joanna purchased in May of 2011 for $3,400,000. With Joanna and Roman moving out and into their new high rise, that home is now for rent for $16,000 a month.

                  Offered fully furnished, Joanna’s stunning new high rise condo has panoramic bay views of the downtown Miami skyline. Features include stone tile and marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, Poggenpohl cabinets, electric shades, a surround sound system and more.

                  Located at the prestigious residences at the Four Seasons, the full-service building’s amenities include 24-hour concierge service, state-of-the-art gym, pool and spa. On top of their mortgage, Joanna and Roman are now on the hook for HOA fees of $1,540 a month.

                  The 42nd-floor unit came on the market in March 2013 with a $1.469 million price tag, which was later reduced to $1.369 million in July.

                  Images via the MLS.


                    Russell Brand Drops $2.2 Million On Hilltop Bachelor Pad

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 8, 2013  |  8:21 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Russell Brand

                    Hollywood Hills, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Rough and scraggly British bad boy actor/comedian, famously divorced from Katy Perry

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, theater, multi-level, views



                    British bad boy actor/comedian Russell Brand has just splashed out $2.224 million on a hilltop bachelor pad.

                    According to the Los Angeles Times, Brand’s new pad hilltop home was once owned by the great Laurence Olivier. The residence is 4,800 square foot, multi-story mansion high in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1926 and designed by architect Selden Price, the home is nestled into a steep hillside and has incredible panoramic city views.

                    Fully restored by the previous owner, the gothic-feeling estate has voluminous spaces and dramatic flying buttress arched ceilings and doorways. The entry level is comprised of a spacious living room, an outdoor dining terrace over-looking the canyon and city below, a formal dining room and kitchen with high-quality finishes. Down one flight of stairs, Brand’s lower level includes a master suite, 2 guest bedrooms and an office, all of which open to the incredible views. Walk down yet another level and you’ll find a state-of-the-art screening room, studio apartment with separate entrance and a sprawling outdoor deck and yard over-looking the view – perfect for entertaining!

                    Brand’s new purchase is his first big real estate move after splitting from ex-wife Katy Perry. While Brand is skating into a new place in the Hills, Perry is having a heck of a time selling their former love nest, which was just price-chopped a second time, bringing the asking price to more than half a million less than what she paid for it in 2011. But don’t cry for Katy – she’s since upgraded to a $11.2 million-dollar Hollywood compound.

                    Images via the MLS.

                    Billy Rose of The Agency represented the seller and Blanche A D’Souza of Keller Williams Realty Brentwood was Brand’s agent.


                      “American Pie” Screenwriter Adam Herz Lists Los Angeles Home For $4 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 30, 2013  |  1:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                      Adam Herz

                      Los Angeles, CA

                      Most Known For

                      American Pie screenwriter and producer

                      Home Stats

                      2 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 4,321 square feet, published in Elle Decor, pool



                      “American Pie” screenwriter Adam Herz is selling his custom Los Angeles home for $3,995,000.

                      Rich and successful after “American Pie” became a hit film franchise, Herz’s road to Hollywood started when he wrote his first screenplay, originally titled East Great Falls High,  over a winter ski vacation in 1998. It was based on his high school years in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. It sold for a reported $650,000 in 1999 and became the film American Pie.

                      15 years and 8 “American Pie” titles later, Herz is sitting pretty in Hollywood and living the life in an incredible Sunset Plaza home that just hit the market for nearly $4 million.

                      Decorated by Peter Dunham and published in Elle Decor, Herz’s contemporary home has amazing views upon entry. On the entry level is a beautiful oak-paneled den with wet bar, and large private junior suite. Upstairs, the master suite overlooks the city, complete with oversized walk-in closet and a master bath with radiant heated floors and his/hers separate bathrooms. Adjacent is an office with a great entertaining deck.

                      Downstairs, a kitchen with center island spills into the two-story living room and dining room. All rooms open to infinity edge pool/spa and outdoor dining area.

                      In an unusual, but awesome twist, the bottom level features a saloon/bar complete with card table/area, a professional theater, and world class gym.

                      Richard Ehrlich of The Westside Agency is the listing agent.