Celebrity Real Estate Review – December 2017

As the year draws to a close blockbuster celebrity real estate deals are on the rise. Here you can take a closer look at a select and exclusive group of celebrity real estate deals including the purchases, sales, and listings of Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Charlie Puth, Adam Levine, Kristen Wiig, Simon Cowell, and more!

Meryl Streep snags beautiful 1950s post and beam in Pasadena for $3.6M
Someone seems to have tipped Hollywood off about Pasadena’s underrated collection of midcentury modern residences. Earlier this month, comedian Kristen Wiig paid just under $3 million for the revamped Case Study House #10; now, Variety reports that none other than Meryl Streep has purchased a stylish 1959 post and beam in the area. Designed by architects Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, the roughly 3,000-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It made its first appearance on the market last year since the 1960s with an asking price of $4.75 million—and there it sat until Streep picked it up for a reported $3.6 million. The lovely home has glass walls and vaulted ceilings, with original windows and doors. The cavernous living room is framed around a tall stone fireplace.
via Curbed LA

Bob Odenkirk’s former Midcentury home finds a taker in Los Feliz
A onetime home of actor Bob Odenkirk has changed hands again in the hills of Los Feliz. The updated Midcentury Modern-style house sold for $2.55 million. Odenkirk, noted for his roles in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Caul Saul,” previously owned the three-bedroom spot for more than a decade before selling it in 2014 for $2.45 million. Built in 1950, the home sports period details inside and out. A red façade and front door with a stained glass insert highlight the exterior. Clerestory windows and pocket doors are a design element throughout the living spaces.
via LA Times

Charlie Puth Lists Hollywood Hills Home
Having dropped nearly $9 million on a snazzy architectural masterpiece in the trendy and ultra-spendy Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills — more on that in a minute — You Tube sensation turned powerhouse mainstream pop star Charlie Puth listed his home in L.A.’s historic Whitley Height’s ‘hood in the foothills above Hollywood for $2,199,999. Puth, nominated for three 2016 Grammys for a song he co-wrote and recorded with Wiz Khalifa and that was featured in the box office busting action flick “Furious 7,” purchased the property in December 2015 for $1.9 million but almost immediately caught a raging case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle and flipped it back on the market about six months later at $2.199 million.
via Variety

Singer Ester Dean lists her creative space in Silicon Beach for $1.35 million
Singer-songwriter-actress Ester Dean has put her condominium and recording studio in the Oxford Triangle section of Venice on the market for $1.349 million. The two-bedroom, one bathroom unit is in a warehouse-style building that caters to a live-work lifestyle. Much of the 2,203-square-foot interior is dedicated to lofted and open-plan space. High ceilings with exposed ductwork, skylights and modern fixtures give the place an contemporary yet industrial vibe.
via LA Times

Ellen DeGeneres drops the price on her enormous Montecito villa
Get ready, bargain hunters, because Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are marking down the price of their stunning Montecito estate. Listed in March for a hefty $45 million, the enormous property hasn’t yet found a buyer, and that price has dropped down to $39.5 million, as the Los Angeles Times reports. The 10,500-square-foot home sits on nearly 17 acres with dense vegetation and views of the ocean. Luxurious amenities include fountains, sculptures, a tennis court, an entertainment pavilion, and both a full swimming pool and a lap pool. The Italian-style home was constructed in 1934 by architect Wallace Frost as his personal residence. DeGeneres and de Rossi purchased it in 2013 for $26.5 million and began updating it to resell.
via Curbed LA

Sandra Bullock Sets One of Her Two Sierra Towers Condos Out for Rent
Sandra Bullock has made one of the two multi-million dollar condos she owns at the celeb-stacked Sierra Towers complex on the border between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Calif., available as a fully furnished rental at a deep-pocketed rate of $22,000 per month. The Oscar-winning “Blind Side” star, who will appear in next year’s all-female spy heist “Ocean’s 8,” purchased the high-floor unit in early 2014 for $3.35 million. Perfectly positioned in the southeast corner of the building with unobstructed, bird’s eye views that on a clear day sweep over Los Angeles from the downtown skyline to the Pacific Ocean, the 1,672-square-foot, two bedroom and three-bathroom aerie was once owned by “Friends” star Matthew Perry who picked it up in the fall of 2011 for $3.2 million and sold it at an eye-popping $350,000 loss, not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees, in the spring of 2005 for $2.85 million.
via Variety

Danny McBride sells his gated compound in the Hollywood Hills for $3.5 million
Danny McBride of “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals” fame has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.5 million in a deal completed off-market. He bought the property through a trust four years ago for $2.3 million, records show. Now available for lease at $14,995 a month, the gated compound sits on about a third of an acre with a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a detached guest house. Lush landscaping and mature trees surround the property for a canyon-cool feel.
via LA Times

Kristen Wiig picks up Pasadena’s Case Study House No. 10 for $3M
Comedian Kristen Wiig has a new Los Angeles-area home, and this one’s got some serious architectural pedigree. Variety reports that Wiig, who parted with a swank Franklin Hills residence in June, just paid $2.96 million for Pasadena’s Case Study House #10. Built in 1947 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the modern-style home was designed by father-son architectural team Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr. for the influential Case Study program, sponsored by Arts & Architecture Magazine. With contributing architects like Charles Eames and Richard Neutra, the series played a key role in fostering and popularizing midcentury modern style.
via Curbed LA

‘Broad City’ Star Buys Silver Lake Mid-Century Modern Home
New York City-based comedian, writer and actress Abbi Jacobson, co-creator, writer, producer and star, with Ilana Glazer, of the acclaimed Comedy Central series “Broad City,” splashed out almost $1.6 million, so swears celebrity real estate snitch Yolanda Yakketyyak, for a renovated and restored 1950s modern residence in L.A.’s hipster-favored Silver Lake area. Set above the street, where it takes advantage of palm tree-framed views, the just over 2,000-square-foot two-story residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a separate office space accessible through the three-car garage.
via Variety

Simon Cowell takes his talents to a bluff top in Malibu
Simon Cowell, known to most as a judge on “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent,” has bought a compound in Malibu for $24 million. He’s also quietly shopping his Beverly Hills home in the $30-million range. The Malibu home is behind gates on a bluff top of about 2 acres with expansive lawns, gardens, a lighted tennis court and a swimming pool. It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and more than 8,600 square feet of living space. Venetian plaster walls and Beaumaniere stone floors are among the interior details. There are five fireplaces, including two in the master suite. An abundance of outdoor living space, a koi pond and ocean views add to the resort-like vibe of the one-story house.
via LA Times

Adam Levine Lists Holmby Hills Estate Just Four Months After Buying
It was just four short months ago that Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and his model wife Behati Prinsloo coughed up $18 million for a 1.2-acre estate in L.A.’s tony Holmby Hills. Alas, it seems the comely couple has come down with a classic case of The Celebrity Real Fickle and, after stripping the elegantly appointed 1960s French Regency residence down to its studs, flipped the property back up for sale as “an incredible opportunity to remodel/redevelop” with an asking price of $18.9 million.
via Variety

Dennis Quaid Nabs Brentwood Canyon Home
According to preternaturally plugged-in celebrity real estate snitch Yolanda Yakketyyak, it was Dennis Quaid, now separated from his third wife and dating a leggy model more than half his age, who shelled out $3.9 million for a freshly rebuilt contemporary at the end of a long but little-known cul-de-sac in L.A.’s well-to-do Brentwood Hills neighborhood above Mandeville Canyon.
via Variety

‘Real Housewife’ Kyle Richards puts a $7-million price tag on elegant Bel-Air estate
Kyle Richards, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her husband, Los Angeles-based real estate agent Mauricio Umansky, are seeking a buyer or tenant for their elegant Bel-Air mansion. The seven-bedroom spot is available for purchase at $6.995 million, or for lease at $50,000 per month.
via LA Times

Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur Snag Fixer Upper in Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon
It was married actors Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur who, so swears all-but unimpeachable celebrity real estate snitch Yolanda Yakketyyak, shelled out the full asking price of $3.995 million for a 1920s ranch-style fixer-upper deep in the casually ritzy Rustic Canyon area of Santa Monica, Calif. The existing residence, reasonably well maintained but woefully dated and most assuredly headed for a costly and comprehensive overhaul, measures in at 3,516 square feet with five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
via Variety

Joan Collins finds a new high-rise spot in the Wilshire Corridor
Dame Joan Collins and her husband, film producer Percy Gibson, have bought a condominium in a full-service building in the Wilshire Corridor for $2.1 million. The north-facing unit has more than 3,000 square feet of interior space, floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the mountains and cityscape. Living spaces include a great room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and a Poggenpohl-outfitted kitchen. A private terrace sits off the breakfast area.
via LA Times

Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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