Latin Crooner Alejandro Sanz Asking $18M For Sizzling South Beach Estate

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 10, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Alejandro Sanz

    Miami, FL

    Most Known For

    Spanish singer-songwriter and musician who has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.

    Home Stats

    33,000 square foot waterfront lot, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, gated

    Price

    $18,000,000

    Spanish singer/songwriter, Alejandro Sanz, is selling his sizzling South Beach estate for a lot more than a song! Just listed, the gorgeous waterfront home has price tag of $18 million! The property sits on a 33,000 square foot lot, with an exterior pool, tennis court, loggia and private dock!

    The more than 8,000 square foot home features 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, high ceilings, a formal dining room, and an in-home recording studio. Perfect for those that want to be close to the action, the property is a 10-minute walk to Lincoln Road in South Beach.
    The home was designed and restored by famed architect Wallace Tutt.
    Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

      The Kardashians ‘Take’ This $14 Million Hamptons Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  June 3, 2014  |  2:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      The Kardashians

      Southampton, NY

      Most Known For

      Sisters, stars of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 8,900 square feet, pool, waterfront

      Price

      $13,950,000

      Fresh off the Kimye wedding, the Kardashians are ‘taking’ the Hamptons for the latest installment of their reality TV series – and they’re doing it in style.

      This summer, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (and their oodles of assistants, glam squads, nannies, etc) will descend upon the Hamptons to shoot their E! series, “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons,” where they’ll chronicle the launch of their popular Dash retail store in the chic New York vacation hotspot, all while living in a rented mansion, which is actually for-sale for $13,950,000.

      Their summer digs are sure to please even the pickiest Kardashian (we’re looking at you, Kim). The waterfront home sits on 3 acres, with a heated pool and a private dock. The 8,900 square foot estate is surrounded by water on 3 sides, and features 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

      There’s an oversized den, an open living room (perfect for lounging), a professional grade kitchen, and waterfront views from every window and glass door.

      Along with breathtaking views and top-of-the-line amenities, this home is made even more appealing by its close proximity to beaches and Southampton Village, where the Dash store will be open for business all summer.

      There were rumbles a few weeks back that the Kardashians were all “persona non grata” in the exclusive Hamptons community, and that many for-rent homes were closing their doors to the sisters. A source told the New York Post that “many Hamptons brokers refused to work with Kardashian producers, for fear of further upsetting locals who are worried about traffic and crowds, while other owners refused to rent their homes in more esteemed locations.”

      Sorry Hampton-ites. Looks like the Kardashians are coming at you – and doing it in style.

      The for-sale listing on their rental is being held by Danielle Lise Desrochers of Elliman.

       

        Jennifer Love Hewitt Sells Her Toluca Lake House to Jessica Simpson’s Mom Tina, Loses $1.4 Million On The Deal

        Posted by Cristin  |  May 5, 2014  |  8:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Tina Simpson Buys From Jennifer Love Hewitt

        Most Known For

        Mom and manager to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Divorced from 'Papa' Joe Simpson

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,216 square feet, pool, lakefront

        Price

        $4,100,000

        New mom Jennifer Love Hewitt has just sold her waterfront home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb to Jessica Simpson’s mom Tina – at a massive loss!

        In an off-market deal that closed on April 11, 2014, Tina Simpson paid $4.1 million for the 4 bedroom home that Hewitt bought for $5.5 million for in January 2006. For those doing the math, that’s a $1.4 million-dollar loss for Jennifer.

        At one point in time, Hewitt had two Toluca Lake estates on the same street. She listed and sold one for $2.15 million in 2012, and leased out the other, asking $12,500 a month.

        While the newly-married Hewitt happily decamped to her new modern Pacific Palisades mansion with husband and new baby in tow, the for-rent house eventually (secretly) went up for sale, and the former Mrs. Simpson swooped in an nabbed it for a bargain.

        Tina Simpson may have been the leasee all along, as she and Joe Simpson split in the Fall of 2012 and their Encino mansion went up for sale for $4.3 million.

        Buying under her maiden name, Tina officially bought Hewitt’s updated four bedroom home right on Toluca Lake. The Spanish-style home features an office with separate entrance, a music room, gym, master bedroom overlooking the lake, and a double master bath.

        The family room opens up to the patio overlooking a private pool, spa and lakefront dock, where there’s plenty of space to dock a power boat and kayaks.

        Images via Gibson International.

          Hang Your Hat in The Hamptons At Anderson Cooper’s $3 Million Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 23, 2014  |  1:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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          Anderson Cooper

          Quiogue, NY

          Most Known For

          Journalist, author and TV personality, anchor of 'Anderson Cooper 360'

          Home Stats

          6 beds, 5.5 bathrooms, 3,654 square feet on 2.4 acres with a pool

          Price

          $2,999,000

          If you’re looking for the perfect “House in the Hamptons,” look no further than Anderson Cooper’s swank home, now for sale for $2,999,000.

          Anderson was initially asking $150,000 for use of his 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but he changed his mind and pulled down the “for rent” sign.

          No longer a rental summer, Anderson wants to sell the place off for good and he wants nearly $3 million.

          A buyer bonus? Cooper owns the place next door, so you won’t just get new Hamptons digs, you’ll get a bonafide star neighbor.

          Adding to the value of this gorgeous home, Cooper’s for-sale waterfront pad has some serious Hollywood lore – it’s the very same Hamptons compound where the late Budd Schulberg wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1950′s Marlon Brando classic, “On the Waterfront.”

          Privately located on Aspatuck Creek in the bucolic hamlet of Quiogue and just minutes from downtown Westhampton Beach, the 2.4 acre property was recently completely renovated and decorated by a well-known designer – Anderson’s mom, Gloria Vanderbilt!

          The main house features a waterfront great room with built-ins, a brick fireplace, cedar vaulted ceiling and French doors leading to the waterfront patio. There’s also a cozy den with brick fireplace and 60-inch television, a white chef’s kitchen with honed granite counters, and a dining area where you can watch the swans glide by. With a vaulted ceiling with beams and skylights, large walk-in closet, and spacious bath, the master suite provides a special place to retreat. Three additional bedrooms offer space for guests and there’s also an additional apartment above the garage, complete with a living area, bedroom and full bath.

          Outside, you’ll find park-like grounds, a 20×40 heated gunite pool with Jacuzzi, and a quaint pool house with full bath and sitting room (or spare sleeping quarters). This is the perfect spot to spend the summer in the Hamptons!

          Interested in purchasing Cooper’s Hampton’s hideaway and being his neighbor? Contact the Enzo Morabito Team, who represent the listing.

            Matt Damon Price Chops Waterfront Miami Mansion By $1 Million

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

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            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

            Price

            $18,999,000

            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.

              Matt Drudge Sells Miami-area Mansion For $1.575 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  November 4, 2013  |  12:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Matt Drudge

              Miami, FL

              Most Known For

              Conservative political commentator and owner of "Drudge Report"

              Home Stats

              3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,606 square feet, waterfront

              Price

              $1,575,000

              Powerful conservative political commentator and Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge has just offloaded one of his Miami-area mansions for $1.575 million.

              According to property records originally uncovered by The Real Deal,  Drudge sold the Mediterranean-style home on the man-made Rivo Alto island near Miami Beach to FedEx senior executive Don Colleran.

              The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,609 square foot estate off the Venetian Causeway was on the market for a short 11 day window before it went under contract with Colleran.

              Drudge paid $1.4 million for the three-story home in 2003. Aside from this home, he owns additional property in South Florida, including two homes in the Redland area of Miami. In 2011, he bought a large property for $1.45 million, and in February 2013, he paid $700,000 in cash for his next door neighbor’s smaller property in order to combine the parcels and make one large compound.

              Prior to those purchases, Drudge lived in a condominium at the Four Seasons in Downtown Miami, where supermodel and “Real Housewives of Miami” start Joanna Krupa recently bought a condo for $1.37 million.

              Images via the MLS.

                Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker List Austin Lakefront Mansion For $12.5 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  October 10, 2013  |  9:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker

                Austin, TX

                Most Known For

                He's a retired tennis pro and she's a model and actress

                Home Stats

                5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,960 square feet, pool, dock and boathouse

                Price

                $12,500,000

                Retired tennis champ Andy Roddick and his gorgeous model/actress wife Brooklyn Decker have just listed their lakefront Austin mansion for $12.5 million. Property records show that the genetically-gifted duo married in April 2009 and purchased the 1.8 acre home in November 2009 for an unknown amount of money.

                According to the The Real Estalker, who first uncovered the listing, Roddick and Decker on are on a real estate roll. They’ve just listed this nearly new lakeside mansion in Austin, TX and have also found the time and money to buy two additional houses and sell another. Quite the busy summer!

                The largest and most expensive property in their real estate portfolio, this beautiful Lake Austin retreat is a gated and private spread. At the front of the property, you’ll find a modern workout gym, a putting green, and a courtyard entryway.   The home is accented throughout with elaborate wood beams and stone work, and the heart of the home is a spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.

                The master suite offers his/hers bathrooms with automatic black-out shutters on all windows.  Brooklyn’s bath has its own washer/dryer with a custom closet, steam shower, and old-fashioned tub, while Andy’s provides masculine custom cabinetry, a refrigerator and an ice bath.

                The entire downstairs enjoys breathtaking views of the infinity pool and Lake Austin and the lush backyard has an outdoor kitchen, perfect for an evening of entertaining on the lake.  The covered patio has heat lamps to make this additional outdoor space enjoyable year round. The property’s boat house and dock sits right on Lake Austin and has storage for a boat and two jet skis.

                For visitors, the property has a casita and upstairs bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for ‘guy’s nights,’ the home also has a “hidden” entertainment area with pool and poker table, media center, kitchenette and built in bunk beds.

                An “off-market” listing being marketed solely by their listing agent, Jonathan Creath of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, the for-sale home is looking for a buyer, but it’s not yet listed on the MLS.

                Images via Jonathan Creath.

                 

                  Shakira Asks $14.95 Million For Waterfront Miami Mansion

                  Posted by Cristin  |  July 30, 2013  |  11:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Shakira

                  Miami, FL

                  Most Known For

                  Columbian-born international superstar, former "The Voice" judge

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 8,355 square feet, pool, waterfront

                  Price

                  $14,950,000

                  Shakira is selling in Miami!

                  The stunning international superstar and “The Voice” judge is saying goodbye to the waterfront Miami mansion she’s owned since September 2001. Property records we peeped show that the Colombian-born hottie and new mommy paid $3,380,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 6,672 square foot home just minutes from the glitz of South Beach.

                  Now, the home is on the market with a big time price tag – $14,950,000. In the 12 years Shakira has owned the sleek pad, she added 3 additional bedrooms, 4 more bathrooms and almost 1,700 more square feet to the already large and luxe estate.

                  With a new baby and a life that keeps her away from Florida, it’s no longer “Whenever, Wherever” for the settled-down Shakira, who is now ready to part with the waterfront Zen sanctuary. Fully remodeled, the home has light wood floors that sprawl throughout the home and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master bedroom on the second floor has an adjoining nursery or office and the rest of the home has guest quarters and a gym.

                  Outside, a hardwood deck surrounds a pool and the backyard has direct access to the bay via a private dock.

                  Ben Moss and Katrina Campins of The Campins Company are the listing agents. Photos by Enrique Colls.

                   

                   

                   

                    Richard Gere Asking $65 Million For Hamptons Estate

                    Posted by Cristin  |  July 23, 2013  |  2:18 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Richard Gere

                    North Haven, NY

                    Most Known For

                    Star of flicks such as Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, An Officer and A Gentleman and Arbitrage

                    Home Stats

                    12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet on 6+ acres

                    Price

                    $65,000,000

                    Actor Richard Gere is selling his Hamptons-area estate for the ambitious asking price of $65 million. According to Curbed, the the undeniably handsome star of flicks such as ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Primal Fear,’ ‘An Officer and A Gentleman’ and ‘Arbitrage’ has just listed the 12,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms and 12 bathroom home known as Strongheart Manor. Gere paid $6,900,000 for the largest part of this massive estate in 2005 and later bought the adjacent lot in 2007 for $1,675,000 and added it to his larger estate.

                    Worth the now sky-high price tag? Let’s examine the details:

                    Gere’s private 6+ acre estate sits on 300+ feet of waterfront, making it a perfect summer escape. Built in 1902, it has since been beautifully renovated and expanded. The main house anchors the estate, and the property has 2 additional guest houses. The acreage and the $65 million-dollar price tag also includes rolling lawns, flowering gardens, an outdoor fireplace pavilion, teahouse, waterfront pond, and dock permits.

                    Linda Haugevik of Sotheby’s Realty holds the listing.

                     

                      Billy Joel Sells Miami Mansion To Italian Billionaire

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 11, 2013  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Billy Joel

                      Miami Beach, FL

                      Most Known For

                      Crooning some of the most classic hits of all time

                      Home Stats

                      7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, 165 feet of water frontage

                      Price

                      $14,000,000

                      The ‘Piano Man’ is Movin Out!’ Singer Billy Joel has sold his nearly 9,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival style mansion on Miami Beach’s swanky La Gorce Island for just under $14,000,000. Property records show the buyer is the deep-pocketed Italian billionaire shoe and handbag mogul Diego Della Valle, who founded and still owns a controlling interest in the Italian luxury leather goods brand Tods.

                      Joel paid $13.5M in 2006 for the 8,880-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, set on a .67-acre slice of waterfront on the luxe, celeb-studded island of La Gorce.

                      The home boasts expansive open areas with breathtaking views of the bay. Home amenities include a luxurious bar with wine cellar, gourmet chefs kitchen, formal living and dining room, office and sumptuous master suite, all of which showcase the finest details and finishes. A must have in Miami, the home has 165 feet of water frontage and room for new owner Valle’s yacht.