Los Angeles, CA
Producer with such smash hits as Transformers, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and more
4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,919 square feet, pool
The 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home has nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, and is primely located in the celebrity enclave between Bel Air and the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles.
Bay is selling this estate because he recently completed construction on a brand new home that has been in the works since he purchased it in October 2009 for $10.9 million. To much outrage, he tore down an architecturally significant home to build an even bigger and more contemporary estate.
The new home is designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, and according to the architects’ description of the project, Bay’s new mansion is nestled into a hillside, spans 30,000 square feet and features a large theater, movie prop museum, parking, spa and two master bedroom modules hovering above the main living quarters.
Quite the project!
While Bay’s moving into his new home, he’s now selling his former home, which he purchased in 1999 for $5.16 million.
The striking contemporary estate is off a long gated drive in prime Bel Air on a promontory w/ unobstructed views of the entire Los Angeles basin. Designed by the late architect Jack Warner, this extremely private home features clean, crisp lines, grand scale museum-like spaces, soaring ceilings, ideal indoor/outdoor flow and dramatic views from every room. A spacious central living room has a huge fireplace, a large formal dining room, and separate library/den that opens to a lush, private garden, pool & spa.
Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre (naturally), wine cellar, and gorgeous wood & stone floors.
David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is the listing agent.
Images via the MLS.
Studio City, CA
Actor, with roles in X-Men, Animorphs, and Frozen
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,681 square feet, salt water pool, spa
Actor Shawn Ashmore has been busy lately! The X-Men actor recently sold one home and purchased another nearby in Los Angeles.
Ashmore burst onto the scene when he appeared as Iceman in the X-Men series, and viewers may also know him from his role as Jake in the TV series, Animorphs.
Ashmore’s previous home, which he purchased in 2009 for $593,000, sold this August for $653,500, and after three months of looking in a hot and heavy LA market, Ashmore purchased a home in Studio City for $995,000.
The 3 bed, 3 bath Studio City charmer boasts a stone-lined salt water pool, spa, hardwood floors, and sits behind an idyllic white picket fence. The kitchen impresses with stainless steel appliances and a connected eating area, along with convenient outdoor access.
A perfect escape, the master suite includes a stunning master bath with a step in shower and spa tub.
Los Angeles, CA
Actor, with roles on TV in Law & Order, Suburgatory, Six Feet Under. In the 90's, he played Elton in the classic film Clueless
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,030 square feet, pool, guest cottage
Property records show that he purchased the home on November 20, 2013 from hit Hollywood producer Cassian Elwes, who’s credits include Lawless, Blue Valentine, Margin Call and many others.
Los Angeles, CA
Actress, with starring roles in Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Star Trek
4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms 2,800 square feet
Just in time for the holidays, newly (secretly) married actress Zoe Saldana has just sold her Los Feliz home for $1,149,000!
The in-demand actress shocked Hollywood watchers this summer, when she secretly married Italian artist Marco Perego in June 2013 in London. The newlyweds were able to keep their union a secret until September, when news finally broke about the nuptials.
Now, officially and publicly married, Saldana has shed her bachelorette lifestyle and sold her home in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz.
Purchased by the teeny tiny actress on October 16, 2006 for $1,055,000, the home is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,800 square foot contemporary with a bright and open floor plan.
The living/dining area and a sitting room are surrounded by large windows with views into the hills. An updated kitchen offers high end appliances and a breakfast bar.
The master features a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom complete with a large tub. A separate entry on the lower floor is perfect for use as an office, gym or even a guest suite.
Perfect for the fiercely private Saldana (but not quite right for a family), downstairs also features a secluded and completely charming indoor/outdoor bonus room that connects to the beautiful redwood deck in the back yard.
Andrew Rhoda of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent.
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder
8 bedrooms, 9.5. bathrooms, 1.97 acres, pool, guest house
According to Forbes, Allen has a net worth of $15.8 billion dollars, and he’s an avid collector of trophy properties and yachts. His newest acquisition was purchased via a family trust and the deal closed on November 12, 2013.
Allen lives full-time in the Seattle area, where he has a sprawling, state-of-the-art residence on tony Mercer Island, with a yacht parked out front. He also owns multi-million-dollar properties all over the world, including Cap Ferrat in France, Hawaii, Malibu, Manhattan, Idaho, Beverly Hills and London.
Aside from his residences, Allen has a world-class collection of World War II aircraft, a fleet of private jets and two yachts. A yachting enthusiast, he has a 303-foot-long, $125 million yacht named Tatoosh, and a 414-foot long superyacht named Octopus. Octopus costs an estimated $400,000 a week to operate.
Allen started on his road to riches in 1975, when he co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. In 1983, he he left the company after a cancer diagnosis, which he battled successfully. Allen is still a major Microsoft shareholder and an avid investor. Since the 80′s, he has been involved in a strong of high-profile investments, including buying the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team in 1988, the Seattle Seahawks NFL team in 1997, and co-founding the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project Museum in 2000 in Seattle.
Allen recently opened an arm of his investment firm, Vulcan Capital, in Palo Alto, to “focus on expanding the firm’s investments in the Internet and technology sectors,” according to a corporate announcement. With that entree into Silicon Valley, his newest purchase in nearby Atherton makes sense.
Allen’s brand new Northern California property was listed in late September for $31.8 million, but Allen ended up closing the deal for $27 million. The newly-built estate sits on an impressive 1.97 acre lot, and has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a spa, theater and 7 fireplaces in the 22,005 square foot main home. Adjacent, the guest home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and a 5-car garage that also includes a House Manager Suite.
Images via property developer Pacific Peninsula Group.
She's a supermodel, he's a massively successful nightlife entrepreneur
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, beachfront
$19,500 a month
If you’re looking for a warm place to ride out the cold winter months, look no further than supermodel Cindy Crawford’s beachfront Malibu home, now available to rent for $19,500 a month.
Crawford and her nightlife entrepreneur husband Rande Gerber purchased the beachfront home on April 1998 for $1,850,000. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,413 square feet. Located in a private and serene location, the home is down a private road right, conveniently off the Pacific Coast Highway
Offered fully furnished, the beach front rental has panoramic ocean views and the front doors open right onto the sand. Offered as a long term rental, the home will cost you $19,000 a month and will skyrocket to $45,000 in the peak summer months of June, July and August.
Rent this place and you might see your landlords all the time. Cindy, Rande and their two kids live just down the road in Malibu in a 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 10,071 square foot beachfront mansion.
Malibu super agent Chris Cortazzo holds the listing.
Oscar-winner and actor, star of the "Bourne" movies, and more
7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, 12,705 square feet, 170 feet of bay frontage, pool
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.
Marina Del Rey, CA
Age-defying actress with a multi-decade career
4 bed, 3 bath, 3,000 sq ft, pool
Well, that was fast.
Andie MacDowell has just sold the Marina Del Rey home she owned for a mere 9 months. Purchased by the ageless actress in February 2013 for $1,775,000, property records show MacDowell just sold the place on November 8, 2013 for $1,750,000 – a $25,000 loss.
Marketed with the very same listing photos as when she bought it, it’s unclear if the L’Oreal spokeswoman ever even moved into the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,998 square foot Cape Cod-style home on a corner lot in Marina Del Rey’s Silver Strand area.
Described as “modern and spacious with a loft-like interior,” the stark white home has soaring ceilings, skylights and large glass sliding doors, which illuminate the house with natural light and let the ocean breezes flow in. One of four bedrooms is tucked away, making it perfect for guest quarters. The other three bedrooms are upstairs and include an oversized master with spiral staircase leading to an impressive double loft area and master bath. Outside is a relaxing space with sparkling pool to lounge in on warm California days.
MacDowell bought this home in early 2013 after selling her longtime home in Asheville, North Carolina for a cool $3 million.
Los Angeles, CA
1/3 of the now-defunct "Jonas Brothers"
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.
Beaver Creek, CO
He was famously "Frasier," and she was formerly famous for being just Kelsey's wife, now she's reality TV star
6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, 8,500 square feet
Two years after their bitter divorce, Camille and Kelsey Grammer are finally untangling one of the final pieces of their former life together.
Property records show that their stunning Beaver Creek, Colorado vacation home has finally sold for $6.6 million!
In 2002, during much happier times, they purchased the home together for $5,350,000. Fast forward to September 2011, when the just-seperated duo put the home on the market for $7.9 million and hoped to make a quick and easy sale and divide the profits, per the terms of their divorce settlement.
Two years ticked by and the asking price dropped lower and lower, and finally a buyer stepped forward and bought the Grammer’s former winter hideaway, which was once featured on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
The exquisite just-sold home is nestled in the private area of Bachelor Gulch. As you may have seen on RHOBH, the home is excellent for entertaining, and offers a spacious great room, two master suites, a family/rec room, dramatic circular stair tower and in true Camille Grammer fashion – nannies quarters. Other highlights include beautiful pine floors reclaimed from the Sears Tower in Chicago, inviting stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, a spacious gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, a wine cellar and tasting room, and an expansive deck with gorgeous mountain views.
The home also features a in-ground hot tub. The convenient ski-in/walk to ski out location is adjacent to an open space dedicated as a wildlife corridor.
This home has successfully sold, and Camille has just one more piece of her former life to shed before she’s officially Kelsey-free. She is currently looking to sell their former family home in Malibu. It’s on the market with a $14,995,000 price tag.