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

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

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Marina Del Ray, CA

    Most Known For

    Internationally known actor famous for fight movies

    Price

    $6,000,000

    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.

      Famed Producer/Writer/Director David Zucker Selling Venice Canal Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 4, 2012  |  2:11 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      David Zucker

      Venice, CA

      Most Known For

      Writer, director and producer of iconic comedies

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,644 square feet

      Price

      $3,199,000

      David Zucker, famous in Hollywood for writing, directing, and producing iconic titles like “Airplane!,” “The Naked Gun,” and “Scary Movie,” is selling his sleek, stunning Venice canal home for $3,199,000. Zucker purchased the centrally-located home in April 2007 for $2,850,000.

      Situated on the historic Venice Canals on a private corner lot, Zucker’s home is just blocks from the beach and the “coolest street in America,” Abbot Kinney Blvd.  The home is an exceptional light-filled, three-level Cape Cod-style beach house, built in 2002. Well appointed, with beautiful contemporary details, the house has an ideal floor plan, with 1 bedroom/bathroom on the main level and the master bedroom suite, plus two additional bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a sitting area and fireplace, and the second level’s two spare guestrooms are connected by a balcony. On the third level is an enormous family room with large wet bar, full bathroom, and two more large decks–one perfect for outdoor dining and the other great for enjoying the sun with a hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and views of the Venice canals. There’s even a perfect outdoor dining and entertaining area off the living/family room that opens up to the canal walk.

      The kitchen has stainless appliances with an open bar and eating area and a fireplace in the living room. The home’s floors are primarily reclaimed wood from a Virginia barn and bluestone slate.

      David Kelmenson of Partners Trust Real Estate is the listing agent.

        Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Flip Brad Pitt’s Former Malibu Bachelor Pad

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 24, 2012  |  7:55 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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        Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        Daytime talk show host and beautiful actress

        Home Stats

        4,088 square-foot glass oceanfront home on 1.26 acres

        Price

        $13,000,000

        Ellen and Portia have just taken another ride on the real estate merry-go-round. The married duo have just sold the Malibu beach home that they purchased from Brad Pitt 7 short months ago. According to The Real Estalker and public records, Ellen and Portia purchased the home for $12M in December 2011 and sold the home in June 2012 for $13M to cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson. That’s a nice profit after less than a year of ownership.

        What’s the skinny on Ellen and Portia’s dearly departed Malibu manse? The ‘house that Brad built‘ is fully equipped with its own private beach entrance. The combined living space is made up of two separate homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Point Mugu State Park and features stunning panoramic views throughout. The grounds include a tennis court, pool, and lavish landscaping, allowing for privacy. The property boasts a very modern design with glass walls, sleek ceiling, over sized chandeliers, and stainless steel appliances.

        The duo seemed to have made the buying and selling of real estate an expensive hobby of theirs. They recently sold their massive Beverly Hills compound to Ryan Seacrest to the tune of about $37.5M. They then bought the former Beverly Hills home of Hollywood mega-producer Robert Cort for $17.4M. They also have an equestrian estate in Hidden Hills on the market for $16.5M.Dizzy yet?

          Country Crooner Alan Jackson Lists Longtime Lakeside Estate

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 21, 2012  |  6:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Alan Jackson

          Smithville, TN

          Most Known For

          Country crooner with a long career and a string of number one hits

          Home Stats

          5 bedroom main house, 4 bedroom guest home, cabin, houseboat and helipad

          Price

          $4,995,000

          Got $5 Million? If so, you could be singing ‘It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” from the deck of Alan Jackson‘s stunning Smithville, Tennessee lake house. According to the Wall Street Journal, Alan Jackson and his wife are selling their longtime lakefront spread because “their three daughters have grown older and they don’t use the house as often as a family.” Additionally, Jackson and his wife Denise are re-evaluating their plans for the future after she beat cancer last year.

          If the Jackson family is aiming for a simpler life, than it’s a no-brainer that they are selling this tricked-out waterfront home that features a 5-bedroom Hamptons-style main residence, a 4-bedroom guesthouse, a 1 bedroom cabin, a 2-story houseboat, private boat dock and a helipad atop a 3-car garage!

          If that’s not enough, the for-sale Jackson family spread also includes a 1-acre building site. The magnificent, gated property clocks in at 3.5 acres and features breathtaking views and would be prime real estate for a well-heeled family who may want to create their very own vacation compound.

          Rick French of French Christianson Patterson and Associates and Rick Moeser of Christie’s International Real Estate have the listing.

            A-Rod Selling His Grand Slam $38M Miami Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  August 13, 2012  |  7:50 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Alex Rodriguez

            Miami, FL

            Most Known For

            New York Yankees third baseman

            Home Stats

            20,000+ square feet, 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, waterfront

            Price

            $38,000,000

            Talk about some grand slam real estate! A-Rod, the New York Yankees’ third basemen with a sky-high $275M contract has just listed his big baller beachfront Miami mansion for $38M.

            A-Rod, known to change his mind often in his personal life, has now decided to part ways with the slick and stunning waterfront Miami mansion he has only owned since 2010. He built and supervised the construction of the home (often seen on-site with his then-love Cameron Diaz), and eventually moved into the mansion in October 2011. Less than a year later, A-Rod found A-Realtor and listed the home for $38M.

            Listed with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami, the high-priced waterfront bachelor pad has uninterrupted, panoramic views of the water and the Miami skyline.  Dubbed an “extraordinary new modern masterpiece,” the home sits on over an acre of lush grounds on one of the most prestigious streets in Miami Beach. Completely gated and walled for privacy, the mansion features an an expansive 275 feet of water frontage and 2 docks.

            Over 20,000 square feet of chic and elegant spaces are completely surrounded by 12′ walls of impact glass. The home is finely detailed throughout with extensive use of coral rock, white oak floors, epe wood and marble. As if a well-to-do bachelor would do anything less, A-Rod had the home exquisitely decorated by renowned Edward Briggs design.

            Perfect for Miami, the 9-bedroom, 13-bathroom home possesses Zen-like outdoor/indoor living spaces,  a gourmet open kitchen, spectacular home theater, covered terraces, vanishing edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen area and guest house. Inside the main residence, the master suite clocks in at 2,200 square feet and features an atrium, sitting area, his/hers baths and oversized closets.

            An amazing separate gym with steam room and 3,000 square foot sports room with batting cages overlooks the bay. The house also comes complete with a commercial-sized elevator, full home generator, and 16 security cameras and surround sound system throughout.

             Mayi de la Vega holds the listing.

              Water and Sky Views Define this Florida Dream Home

              Posted by Matt  |  May 24, 2012  |  3:38 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

              Home Stats

              8 bedrooms, 10 full and 2 partial bathrooms, 15,080 square feet

              Price

              $18,000,000

              Interested in living in a 15,000 square foot home situated on it’s own mini-peninsula? Then Coral Gables has the place for you.

              Relax in style as you soak up some sun and take in the view from this lush resort-style estate. Or maybe you want to take the boat for a spin from one of the two docks on the property? Either way, life is good when you are living on the water.

              Designed by Chris Fergis and built by Coastal Construction in 1996, this ridiculous 8 bedroom, 10 full and 2 partial bathroom estate has it all. The home boasts a theater, game room and shooting range as well as a gorgeous cherry wood library and observatory for scanning the heavens, with outdoor amenities including a heated pool and spa, along with multiple grottos and almost 1,000 feet of prime waterfront.

               

                Watcha Gonna Do? Hulk Hogan Sells Florida Mansion At Loss

                Posted by Daisy  |  April 18, 2012  |  12:29 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                Hulk Hogan

                Belleair, FL

                Most Known For

                An epic wrestling career, an iconic mustache, and one of the biggest reality TV trainwreck families in history

                Home Stats

                17,145 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 partial bathrooms

                Price

                $6,200,000

                Guess Hogan doesn’t know best after all, at least when it comes to real estate. Former Wrestlemania super-star, Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) sold his 17,145 square foot Tudor-style mansion in Bellaire, FL for $6.2 million. The property has been on and off the market since 2006 and was originally listed for $25 million, then discounted to $9.24 million in July 2011.

                Formally the set of the Hogan family’s short-lived VH1 reality TV show, “Hogan Knows Best,” this 8-bedroom, 5 full /3 partial bathroom single family home was originally built in 1996. It sits on an acre and a half of land,  high on a bluff with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Clearwater Pass to the Gulf of Mexico.

                The new owner, who ever he/she may be, must love water sports because this home caters to swimmers and boat-lovers alike. The property features a beautifully landscaped pool and spa, as well as a dock and two boat lifts and “space for a personal watercraft” – a.k.a you can park your yacht here, no questions asked.

                 

                 

                 

                  Cheech Marin Sells His Joint In Malibu

                  Posted by Cristin  |  March 22, 2012  |  11:08 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Cheech Marin

                  Malibu, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Mexican-American comedian, actor and writer who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s, and as Joe Dominguez on Nash Bridges in the 1990s.

                  Home Stats

                  1,888 square foot craftsman with 120 feet of private sandy beach frontage. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, detached guest house with gym and music studio.

                  Price

                  $5,340,000

                  Cheech Marin, of “Cheech & Chong” fame, recently sold a beachfront Malibu home for $5,340,000, according to public records. Located smack dab on the beach in celebrity-infested Malibu, CA, Marin’s former Pacific Coast Highway home was sold on February 17, 2012 to an unknown buyer.Marin’s just-sold abode is a one-of-a-kind 1,888 square foot craftsman designed by Robert Gilbert. Set on a low bluff, the home comes with approximately 120 feet of private sandy beach frontage. The home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, as well as a detached guest house with gym and detached music room. The dramatic master suite includes custom stained-glass windows and tile work, a spa tub and steam shower, heated bathroom floors and a huge walk-in closet. Despite being a bonafide beach bungalow, the property includes beautiful rose and succulent gardens, a large grassy lawn, built-in custom brick BBQ, a hot tub on deck and complete privacy.

                  Marin is one of the foremost collectors of Chicano art in the United States, and his private collection is world-renowned. In the listing photos, much of this work is on display.

                   

                    A Love-ly Luxury Estate in Loveland Colorado

                    Posted by Cristin  |  February 14, 2012  |  6:31 pm  |  Tags: , , ,

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 2 full and 6 partial bathrooms, 11,188 square feet

                    Price

                    $2,500,000

                    Valentine’s Day comes but once a year, but if you’re in the market for a luxury waterfront estate, you can feel the love year-round in Loveland, Colorado. Smack dab on the water in the lovely waterfront town is this classic Mediterranean masterpiece. With 5 bedrooms, 2 full and 6 partial bathrooms and 11,188 square feet, the home is the perfect convergence of exquisite features, decadent finishes, flawless design and architectural ingenuity. The centerpiece of the home is a striking spiral staircase and wall of windows framing gorgeous water views.

                    The home also features multiple fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, cathedral/vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, pantry, walk-in closet, wet bar, washer/dryer and wood floors throughout. All the amenities any homeowner would love.

                    Speaking of love, here at Trulia, we commissioned a Valentine’s Day survey with Harris interactive and asked unmarried adults to list their dream home amenities. Based on the findings, we just know this home in Loveland would be a hit with a potential mate.

                    xoxo,

                    Trulia

                     

                      Peek Inside Jennifer Aniston’s Hawaiian Holiday Love Nest

                      Posted by Cristin  |  December 15, 2011  |  3:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

                      Jennifer Aniston

                      Kauai, HI

                      Most Known For

                      A long, beloved run as Rachel on Friends and a breakout star in feature films.

                      Home Stats

                      3,104 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms on a cliffside bluff

                      Price

                      $7,000 a night

                      Jen Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux lit the gossip world on fire back in August when they jetted off to Hawaii after just a few short months of dating to celebrate his 40th birthday. While on the island, they were photographed doing all kinds vacation-like activities, including wearing Hawaiian leis upon their arrival, taking leisurely strolls for coffee, shopping, cuddling and more. On their romantic holiday, the duo shacked up in the “Villa at Secret Beach,” a sprawling estate on an ocean bluff of exclusive Kauapea Road.

                      We’ve seen stunning aerial photos of the estate across the web, but now we’re taking you inside the estate to get a glimpse at what it’s like to vacation like Jennifer Aniston. At a rumored $7,000-a-night price tag, what did the in-love duo experience on their holiday? A sure answer is absolute luxury.

                      The home is described as a peaceful, private sanctuary: modern luxury woven into a uniquely Hawaiian landscape. The three bedroom, four bath, 3,104 square foot home is located on just over four acres, with unobstructed, panoramic views of the verdant north shore, including Kauai’s signature Mount Makana (“Bali Hai”) and the dazzling coastline. The living room and bedrooms open up to allow the fresh island air to flow throughout. The home also features a pool and hot tub.

                      According to the in-the-know folks at Celebrity Address Aerials, the property was built in 1996 and sold at auction in November 2010 to an unknown buyer for $4.2 million.