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.

      Matt Drudge Sells Miami-area Mansion For $1.575 Million

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


      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



      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



        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: , , , , , , , , , ,



          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



          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



            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: , , , , , , , ,


              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



              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.


              Rumor Alert! Howard Stern Drops $52 Million on Palm Beach Estate

              Posted by Daisy  |  May 17, 2013  |  10:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Howard Stern

              Palm Beach, FL

              Most Known For

              Self-proclaimed "King of All Media" who also serves as a judge on America's Got Talent

              Home Stats

              39,094 square foot of living space on 3.25 acres of beachfront property



              Hold the presses! This may be one of the biggest celebrity real estate purchases this year. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, Howard Stern has snapped up an expensive piece of South Florida real estate this week in a private sale. Reportedly, the infamous shock jock isn’t just making headlines for stirring up controversy on the airways, he’s also shocking America by paying an alleged $52 million for the beachfront property in Palm Beach, FL. The estate was sold to Stern by American businessman Martin Trust and his wife, Diana.

              Custom built in 1992 on 3.25 waterfront acres on the North End of Palm Beach, the property boasts an impressive 39,094 square feet of living space, including a five-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 18,673-square -oot main house. The estate also features a swimming pool and spa, and well-manicured landscaping.

              Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, currently calls New York City home, where he produces and hosts The Howard Stern Show for Sirus Radio. Now, the couple will now be neighbors with fellow radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, and conservative political commentator, Ann Coulter.


                Music Man Dave Matthews Buys Malibu Estate for $6.575 Million

                Posted by Cristin  |  February 13, 2013  |  5:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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                Dave Matthews

                Malibu, CA

                Most Known For

                Incredible musician and frontman for the mega popular "Dave Matthews Band"

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet



                Dave Matthews, the musician who has seen off-the-charts success as frontman of “The Dave Matthews Band,” has just put some of that music money to work — the singer just paid $6,575,000 for a six-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom estate in Malibu, according to The Real Estalker. That’s mere pocket change for a guy whose band is one the highest grossing groups of all time. During the period from 2000 to 2010, the Dave Matthews Band sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America. Even more than ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, and the rest of the red-hot pop stars of that time.

                Since Matthews has made big money in the music biz, he’s investing in real estate. This most recent purchase is a ‘European Country Estate’ in a prime Malibu location. Situated on 1.78 acres of rare flat land in the sought after Point Dume area, the newly renovated home clocks in at approximately 7,000 square feet. The property also features a pool, spa, and Riviera III beach rights down to Little Dume Beach. Additionally, the estate comes with active plans and permits with the City of Malibu for a 900-square-foot guest house — a recording studio, perhaps? Extensive gardens and an apple orchard round out the large parcel’s lush grounds, which also offer plenty of space for a tennis court and/or horses.

                Matthews also owns a modest home in Seattle, Washington, and 11 homes in and around Charlottesville, Virginia.

                  Flipper Alert, Mates! Crocodile Dundee’s Paul Hogan Lists Malibu Mansion

                  Posted by Daisy  |  February 5, 2013  |  12:00 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

                  Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski

                  Malibu, California

                  Most Known For

                  On screen couple in Crocodile Dundee turned real-life husband and wife

                  Home Stats

                  5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,382 square feet



                  Since their heyday as Hollywood’s ‘it’ couple following the ’80s hit movie, “Crocodile Dundee,Paul Hogan and his longtime wife and former co-star, Linda Kozlowski, have been busy climbing the property ladder. Last July, we reported that the real estate power couple bought a five-bedroom, six-bath pad for $3,800,000, after listing another palatial Malibu home in February 2012 for $6,475,000.

                  After only six months, the Hogans are ready to sell their most recent purchase — the 6,382 square foot estate nestled in a prime location in Malibu — which was impeccably revamped in 2012, blending modern European sensibility with the home’s existing Victorian elegance. Featuring spectacular ocean views, the property is designed to let in plenty of natural light. The gourmet chef’s kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances, while the master suite includes a sitting area, two large walk-in closets, and a private lanai. A library, office spaces, three additional en-suite bedrooms, plus a bonus bedroom round out the rest of the main home. A short walk outside leads you to the one-bedroom guest house and the additional three-car garage.


                    Jean-Claude Van Damme Drops $6 Million on Marina Del Ray Mansion

                    Posted by Cristin  |  January 18, 2013  |  3:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,


                    Jean-Claude Van Damme

                    Marina Del Ray, CA

                    Most Known For

                    Internationally known actor famous for fight movies



                    International film star and all-around bad ass Jean-Claude Van Damme bought a Damme nice house in the summer of 2012. Property records show that the star fighter/actor paid $6,000,000 for the sleek waterfront home in Marina Del Ray, CA, in July, though the home was listed for $5,850,000. Luxury real estate can be a real ‘Bloodsport,’ so it’s likely Jean-Claude engaged in a heated bidding war over the incredible pad, as he paid well over the asking price.

                    Van Damme’s big-time acting dollars were put to good use, though, scoring him a brand new, modern home. The property has six bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms — including a deluxe master suite with his-and-hers baths and a steam shower. There’s also a commercial elevator, bar, library/office, billiard room, gym, rec room, 3D home theater, state-of-the-art Sonos audio system, eight fireplaces, an exceptional kitchen, open floor plan, and ocean views. But our favorite feature is the rooftop hangout, complete with an organic garden, swim jet hydro spa, fire pits, and multiple waterfalls.

                    Sounds like Van Damme’s new pad is a good place to “kick” it.