Beverly Hills, CA
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MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations
1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse
Retired San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has just slashed the price of his Beverly Hills mansion by $1.5 million.
When Bonds listed the incredible estate for $25 million dollars 11 months ago, he had his eye on that $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.
Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse.
Now listed for a lower, but equally impressive $23.5 million, Bond’s estate seeks a buyer who wants to live in a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles. Fully renovated, attention to detail is apparent throughout, from the 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, to the gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals and the usage of Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.
Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.
Images via The Agency, which holds the listing.
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Reality TV stars, she's a famous Kardashian and he's a former NBA star
7 bedrooms, 9 bedrooms, 8,347 square feet, pool, gated
After a year of turmoil and scandal, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are reportedly selling their sprawling Tarzana home.
According to TMZ, the home has secretly been listed for sale for $3,995,000. Interested? Well, the home isn’t open to just anyone – it’s only being shown to qualified buyers who can show that they can actually afford to pay the asking price.
Khloe and Lamar moved into the home shortly after marrying in a quickie wedding ceremony in 2009. They’ve filmed “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and their spin-off “Khloe & Lamar” in the home. In light of recent news reports that Lamar has been battling drug addiction and that Khloe intends to eventually divorce him, it makes sense that the home is up for sale. With less combined assets, the easier it will be for the duo to split. While we’re rooting for Lamar to turn his life around and for the seemingly in-love duo to make it work, selling the family home is usually a strong indicator that things are trending towards divorce.
If you have the cash money to buy the house, you’ll be buying a guard-gated Mulholland Park custom built 7-bedroom home located at the end of a private enclave cul-de-sac. Huge grassy lawns and a dramatic entry courtyard make a great first impression as you pull up to the home. Inside, a dramatic entryway leads to luxe living spaces, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, stone floors, a theater.
Outside, Khloe and Lamar’s Tarzana home has an outdoor kitchen with 2 refrigerators, a bbq bit, covered cabanas and a pool and spa.
Images via listing agent Nancy Fenoglio
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Lakers basketball star and his on-and-off-again wife
Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are unloading a gated So Cal mansion for $8,599,000. Property records we peeped show that it’s Vanessa Bryant who’s the actual seller. As TMZ and others reported last year, Kobe deeded the property – and 2 others – over to her in January 2012 amid divorce proceedings that never came to be – the duo are still legally married. Together, they purchased the home in 2001.
Set behind massive private gates in a prestigious guard gated community, the Bryant’s home is recently expanded, reconstructed and highly upgraded. Boasting unobstructed ocean and city light views, the home is set at the end of a cul-de-sac, with complete privacy.
The two-story home spans 8,500 square feet and alongside 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the home also features a hair salon, a theater with lobby and bar, a large gym, and a library with a shark tank.
The resort-like exteriors feature a custom pool and spa, lush manicured lawns, fire pit and an outdoor kitchen/ BBQ center.
Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates,Inc. is the listing agent.
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Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst
6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,746 square feet, pool, pop star neighbor
Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson is selling his sprawling Calabasas, CA estate for $8,495,000 - and he’s getting aggressive with the price chops to get away from his neighbor – none other than pop megastar Justin Bieber.
Keyshawn definitely isn’t a “Bielber” and actually has a much-publicized feud with Justin, who peeds uncontrollably in his white Ferrari through their residential neighborhood while young children play in the streets.
Johnson is sick and tired of living near Bieber, so he’s chopping the price of the home to move the sale along. Originally listed and then delisted in 2011, Johnson’s home popped back onto the market for December 2012 for $10.5 million. As Johnson’s issues with Bieber started to escalate, the asking price on his home started to drop. By February 2013, he’d chopped another $1.6 million off asking, but still couldn’t find a buyer. With his unruly neighbor continuing to cause him grief, Johnson decided to reduce the price yet again – slicing $400k off – bringing the home to its current asking price of $8.495 million.
Unruly pop star neighbor aside, Johnson’s house is a custom gem in the celebrity-infested Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas. Nestled inside the gated “Estates at the Oaks” community, Johnson’s for-sale home sits on a huge 1.86 acre lot that boasts views and privacy. Inside, 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms are also joined by a chef’s kitchen, game room, spa, sauna, elevator and theater.
The grounds of the estate include covered patios with an outdoor fireplace, sunken basketball/sports court, a pool with spa and expansive rolling lawns.
Don’t mind living near the Biebs? Go ahead and put Johnson out of his misery and make an offer!
Marc and Rory Shevin of Prudential hold the listing.
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FOX NFL Analyst, Former Super Bowl Champ, Current Co-Host of "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael"
Michael Strahan is the man.
Not only is his post-NFL career at an all-time high after he snagged the co-hosting duties on “Live! With Kelly and Michael” when Regis Philbin retired, he also just sold his Bel Air home for a $3M profit in an off-market deal.
But here’s the kicker. He made the massive profit by doing NOTHING. You read that right – nothing!
According to a source close to the deal, Strahan found a buyer willing to pay $11M for the the home he bought for $7.9M in May 2012. The ink is drying on the contracts and sale is about to close, and according to sources, the home’s an outdated “teardown” that will need to be completely rebuilt, but because it’s on an acre of land in a killer Bel Air location, it was worth the higher price.
The Trulia Price Monitor shows that asking prices in Los Angeles are up 19.2%, and even higher in primo locations like Bel Air and Beverly Hills, so all Michael had to do was ride the market up and make some serious coin along the way.
While Strahan enjoys life in New York and pockets the $3M profit, the unknown buyer is picking up a 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath estate on an acre of land. Built in 1926, the “teardown” features Mediterranean influences throughout, with courtyard entry, glass walls, theater and bar. Additionally, the home includes a gym, sauna, detached guesthouse and swimming pool.
While it all sounds lovely, word is that the home’s new buyer will actually tear it down and put up a newer home on the prime piece of land.
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Retired NBA star and current TV basketball analyst
5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 6,106 square foot main residence with detached 760 square foot guest house. Pool.
Former basketball great and current broadcast star, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, is selling his Encino mansion for $2,795,000. Smith had an illustrious NBA career that included being the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. He won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. Now, Smith is still in the game via his career as a successful TV basketball analyst.
Smith and his stunning “Price is Right” model wife Gwendolyn welcomed their second child in fall 2012. With their two children together, and kids from previous relationships, the married duo are in need of some new digs.
Brand new to the market, the Smith’s Encino home is a private and sophisticated 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom 6,106 square foot contemporary estate. Hidden at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac behind gates on a 30,000 square foot flat lot, the property includes a stunning main residence and detached 760 square foot guest house.
The main residence features four en-suite bedrooms downstairs, an upstairs master suite with spa tub, steam shower and balcony, and a separate upstairs wing with an incredible movie theater.
The estate’s exteriors include a motor court with plenty of parking, a sparkling swimming pool and lush landscaping.
Kofi Natei Nartey and Craig Knizek of The Agency are the listing agents.
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Olympic gold medalist and husband to Kris Jenner
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,456 square feet
If you’ve been “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” you know former Olympian Bruce Jenner has gotten himself a crash pad in Malibu to put some space between himself and his wife, Kardashian “momager” Kris Jenner. Kris and Bruce’s marriage has been rumored to be on the rocks for some time now, and the rumors picked up steam when Bruce went out and leased a Malibu beach home so he could have a place to get some peace and quiet away from Kris and the madness that is the Kardashian/Jenner house in Calabasas.
“You can go get a man-cave,” Kris told Bruce when the reality TV show cameras were rolling. “You…can go find a little getaway that you can go relax at.”
“At first I thought getting my own place, that’s absolutely crazy,” Bruce told the cameras, “Now I’m thinking about it, you know, it might not be a bad idea.”
After a short hunt for the right place, Bruce is now paying $14,500 a month for a four bedroom Broad Beach Bluff home with stairs that drop right down onto the famous sands of Malibu. The home has soaring ceilings and an open floor plan that’s the perfect environment for living and entertaining – or just getting some peace and quiet. Like most Malibu homes, this particular pad has sweeping ocean views and expansive patios for sunbathing and hanging out.
While it’s supposed to be his private getaway. Bruce doesn’t have the place all to himself, all the time. His whole family spent the 4th of July holiday enjoying the house, and daughters Kylie and Kendall Jenner even learned to surf!
The home was given some modern updates and a fresh coat of paint before Jenner moved in and the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” cameras started rolling.
Images via MLS.
Susan Monus of Coldwell Banker Malibu was the leasing agent.
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4 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 partial bathroom, 5,619 square feet, pool.
Hockey’s “Great One” Wayne Gretzky is selling his Scottsdale, Arizona home for $3,395,000. Located at 6436 East Gainsborough Road in an exclusive gated community with only 12 other homes, Gretzky’s desert oasis would make the perfect escape for anyone seeking luxurious amenities and solitude.
According to property records we peeped and previous media reports, Wayne and his wife Janet bought the newly-built home in 2003 for about $2 million.
Now for sale for the first time in a decade, the Gretzky’s home is a beautiful Mediterranean-style mansion with incredible views of Camelback Mountain. Secluded and very private, the home is beautifully finished and perfect for entertaining large parties or intimate gatherings. The main house includes 3 bedrooms with bathrooms in each, an elegant separate guest bath, a wood-beamed office and top-of-the-line kitchen appliances.
The property also includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached, separate casita located near the property’s glistening pool.
In other Gretzky property news, in 2007, he sold his Thousand Oaks, CA home to Lenny Dykstra for $18.5 million. Dykstra had a personal life crisis of epic proportions that included a brush with the law, and he eventually lost the home to foreclosure. Once considered the “crown jewel” of Thousand Oaks, the home has a $14.5 million-dollar price tag and is still currently seeking a buyer.
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Highland Park, IL
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NBA great and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats
9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, 27,648 square feet
Air Jordan is getting grounded in Illinois, where the sale of his 9 bedroom, 19 bathroom, 27,648 square foot Highland Park home is failing to take flight. The NBA great listed his Chicago-area home at 2700 Point Drive in February 2012 for $29 million, and later slashed the price by $8 million, to bring it to its current asking price of $21 million…where it’s been lingering for months.
With an indoor basketball court, a 3-bedroom guesthouse, indoor/outdoor entertaining and pool area, outdoor tennis court, putting green, deep-water pond and 3 garages, the home is incredible – but is it worth the price? If Jordan gets his full asking price for the estate, it’d be a historic sale in the state of Illinois. According to MLS data from the past 25 years, only 8 homes have sold for more than $10 million and the last massive sale of this magnitude was in 2006, at the height of the national housing bubble.
Jordan custom built the home in 1995 and lived in it during his illustrious career with the Chicago Bulls. After his divorce from his first wire Juanita, retirement from the NBA and his new career as majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan has found himself a stunning new $2.8M lakefront estate on Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC. He’s also recently built a 38,000 square-foot estate in Jupiter, FL. With a new wife and a new life in North Carolina and Florida, Jordan’s more than ready to alley-opp this mansion over to a new owner.
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Hollywood Hills, CA
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Weight loss doc on The Biggest Loser and former team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders.
3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,724 square feet, views
Robert Huizenga, M.D., or better known to world as Dr. H on the television show The Biggest Loser, has just listed a stunning home in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills that he’s trying to flip for $2,990,000! Property records show he paid $1,875,000 for the home on May 1, 2012. Before he beamed into our living rooms on The Biggest Loser, or became a house flipper, Dr. H was the team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders and a best-selling author. His first book was adapted by Oliver Stone for the film Any Given Sunday.
A man with that kind of resume is bound to have some serious real estate – but who knew he also had time to flip houses! He’s selling this remodeled gem for a million dollars more than what he paid for the home just over a year ago. And, as it turns out, this is Dr. H’s second home to come on the market in Los Angeles. He also has an additional high-priced trophy estate in Los Feliz that he’s been trying to sell for years. It’s currently listed for $4,599,000.
This newly listed, flip home is a European contemporary located high in the hills of the coveted “birds streets” of the Sunset Strip. From the Hollywood Hills location, the home boasts breathtaking city and ocean views. Recently remodeled by Dr. H, the home has top-of-the-line imported materials, is flooded with natural light, and is perfect for entertaining. The downstairs features an impressive foyer with 20 foot ceilings, a step-down living room that opens to a patio, and a gourmet kitchen with large center island and professional-grade, stainless steel appliances. Upstairs is home to an incredible master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and separate his/hers bathrooms, plus two additional bedrooms with separate attached baths. Two separate rooftop decks provide ample space to entertain while enjoying incredible 180 degree views from downtown to Catalina Island.
Images via the MLS.
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