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Celebrity Real Estate Review – February 2018

Take a closer look at a select and exclusive group of celebrity real estate deals including the purchases, sales, and listings of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Gibson, Rose McGowan, Usher, and many more! Enjoy!

Take a peek at Jennifer Aniston’s recently redone midcentury mansion in Bel Air
The Bel Air home of actress and midcentury architecture fan Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux began its life as a 1965 A. Quincy Jones house. But when Aniston bought the property in 2011, it had just been renovated by the architect Frederick Fisher, and Aniston found that the makeover didn’t mesh with her tastes, Architectural Digest notes in a tour of the celebrity couple’s residence that was published online today. “Aesthetically, it was the furthest thing from what I wanted,” she tells AD. “But I immediately had the sense that it could work. It’s hard to describe, but I felt a connection.”
via Curbed LA

Harry Styles Cut $500,000 Off His Hollywood Hills Home
Harry Styles isn’t giving up on making a profit in the Hollywood Hills. He is, however, lowering his hopes on just how big that profit will be. Styles originally listed his four-bedroom house, perched above the Sunset Strip, for $8.45 million in May 2017. It was a big increase from the $6.87 million he paid for the 4,401-square-foot home less than one year prior, in June 2016. At the time, listing broker Justin P. Huchel of Hilton & Hyland informed The Wall Street Journal that the high price was due to renovations Styles completed and the “strong market” in Los Angeles.
via Observor

Mel Gibson Cuts Price of Malibu Home by $1M
The main house has a strong Old World theme and a mix of medieval design inspiration and rustic charm. A month after listing his Malibu pad for $17.5 million, Mel Gibson has slashed the price of the Carbon Mesa Road hillside home by $1 million. The gated five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 6,600-square-foot home sits on a secluded 5.5-acre property that offers views of the Pacific Ocean and multiple outdoor living areas. The main house has a strong Old World theme and a mix of medieval design inspiration and rustic charm. The master suite has exposed ceiling beams, weathered wood flooring and a stone fireplace.
via The Hollywood Reporter

‘Twin Peaks’ star Kyle MacLachlan puts Hollywood Hills West home up for rent
Kyle MacLachlan, known for playing FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in the David Lynch series “Twin Peaks,” is on the hunt for a tenant in Hollywood Hills West. He’s listed his English country-style home for lease at $25,000 per month. Built in 1939, the gated two-story house is surrounded by dense landscaping and trees on a roughly quarter-acre lot. Inside, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a formal dining room, chef’s kitchen and a breakfast nook. Vaulted and beamed ceilings top the living room, which has a tiled fireplace.
via LA Times

Usher Lists Modern Spanish Home Above the Sunset Strip
The urbane, art-filled Los Angeles home of mononymic eight-time Grammy winning R&B superstar Usher and his manager/wife Grace Miguel has come to market at $4.2 million. Tucked up behind the iconic Chateau Marmont Hotel just above the Sunset Strip and privately secured behind gates atop a street-level garage and an imposing stucco rampart topped by a towering, visually impenetrable hedge, the three-story 1920s Mediterranean is restored and updated with modern-day conveniences and contains a total of five bedrooms and four full and two half bathrooms in 4,261-square-feet.
via Variety

Moby seeks $4.5 million for refreshed English Traditional home in Los Feliz
Moby, the DJ and musician, has listed a renovated English Traditional home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles for $4.495 million. Set on a corner lot, the walled and hedged 1926 home incorporates a fresh aesthetic while retaining such original details as the groin vault ceilings and detailed fireplace surrounds. Tall windows and crisp white wainscoting are among features in the dining room, which holds one of three fireplaces. The living space, at 4,644 square feet, includes an updated kitchen, a grand living room and a family room with walls of built-ins. There are two master suites for a total of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
via LA Times

Rose McGowan Lists Hollywood Hills Contemporary
Earlier this month Rose McGowan said she planned to sell her Los Angeles residence in order to finance her fight against unspecified legal action by Harvey Weinstein, who she’s publicly accused of raping her, and, sure enough, the feisty and understandably mad-as hell activist/actress’s contemporary residence above Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills has indeed popped up for sale at $1.9 million. The “Charmed” star, who will release her “pull no punches” memoir “Brave” concurrently with the start of the docu-series “Citizen Rose,” which tracks her efforts to combat sexual harassment and violence and debuts next week on E!, purchased the 1960s hillside residence in late 2011 for $1.39 million.
via Variety

Debbie Reynolds’ former Midcentury home gets a touch-up in Palm Springs
A Palm Springs home once owned by late singer-actress Debbie Reynolds is on the market post-renovation for $665,000. Reynolds reportedly bought the Midcentury Modern spot in the early 1960s for her parents, Raymond Francis and Maxene Reynolds. It was owned by the family for more than two decades before they sold it in 1987 for $79,500, records show. Built by the Alexander Construction Company in 1959, the single-story house opens to 1,225 square feet of living spaces lined with polished concrete floors.
via LA Times

Charlie Sheen Lists Longtime Mansion in Beverly Hills
After more than a decade in residence that saw professional apexes such as being the highest paid actor on television and humiliating personal nadirs that included a drug fueled and porn actress populated public meltdown, hard-living Hollywood scion Charlie Sheen listed his longtime Beverly Hills mansion with a memorable, tongue-twisting asking price of $9,999,999. With four Emmy nominations for his starring role on the hokey but wildly popular sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” for which he was paid a mind-bending $1.8 million per episode, Sheen purchased the 1990s vaguely Tuscan/Mediterranean Revival-style mansion in the spring of 2006 for $7.2 million.
via Variety

Whoopi Goldberg gets her price and a bit more for Pacific Palisades home
Comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has made quick work of selling her home in Pacific Palisades. The 1933-built residence, which was also once the home of actor David Niven, was listed for sale in mid-January at $8.795 million and in two weeks had an offer in hand. It sold Thursday for $8.8 million, or $5,000 more than the asking price. Set at the end of a gated driveway, the two-story house is full of character. Beyond the front door is a grand foyer with checkerboard marble floors that opens to the living room. Built-ins fill two walls in the library, which has one of two fireplaces. The master bathroom is finished in onyx.
via LA Times

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Miley Cyrus Secretly Sells Estate in Hidden Hills 
Word on the celebrity property gossip street, via always plugged-in real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, is that Miley Cyrus has made a surreptitious, not-yet-completed off-market deal to sell her little-used equestrian estate in Hidden Hills, Calif., to an unknown buyer for just about $5 million. The Disney child star-turned-pop phenom, purchased the more than five-acre spread not quite three years ago for $5 million.
via Variety

Onetime Bel-Air home of actress Reese Witherspoon returns at nearly $14 million
A Bel-Air estate that was once the home of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe is back on the market for $13.95 million, down from about $16 million last year. The handsome brick and half-timbered Tudor was designed by architect Gerard R. Colcord for a prominent insurance executive. Completed in 1969, the home was so beloved by the businessman and his wife that they had it replicated in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, after relocating to the area, according to “Colcord Home” author Bret Parsons.
via LA Times

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Lists Hollywood Hills Contemporary
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers listed his longtime home in the Hollywood Hills for a small amount under $1.8 million. The 2006 Golden Globe winner for the titular role on the TV miniseries “Elvis,” currently appearing on the fifth season of historical drama “Vikings” and set to star in the upcoming period drama “The Aspern Papers,” purchased the modestly sized if not exactly inexpensive home in the Nichols Canyon area above Hollywood almost exactly a decade ago for a tetch less than $1.6 million. He unsuccessfully attempted to sell the property in 2014 and 2015, first at a wee bit below $1.6 million and later for not quite $1.55 million.
via Variety

Beck pulls in $3.44 million for finely tuned Colcord home in Brentwood
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Beck and wife Marissa Ribisi have sold their Gerard Colcord-designed home in Brentwood for $3.44 million. Set on a tree-filled acre in Mandeville Canyon, the 1964 Brittany Tudor has been refreshed and updated inside and out. Features include exposed brickwork, half-timbering and thick hand-hewn beams that top the main living areas. Large picture windows bring leafy views into the living room, which has a brick fireplace.
via LA Times

‘Claws’ Star Niecy Nash Lists Northridge Starter House
Emmy nominated actress and Emmy winning reality TV host Niecy Nash has her unassuming Spanish-style starter house in an unpretentious neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley’s largely uncelebrified Northridge community available at $1.129 million. Built in the early 1970s on a generous, pie-shaped parcel of .43 acres and acquired by the Nash in 2004 for $959,000, the single-level residence has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,319-square-feet plus a detached two-car garage converted to what listing details describe as a “Granny Flat.”
via Variety

Chelsea Handler Lists Custom Renovated Bel Air Contemporary
Chelsea Handler hopes to almost double her money on the sale of her customized contemporary home in the tony, mansion-dotted hills above L.A.’s prestigious Bel-Air Country Club, now for sale at $11.5 million. The famously and sometimes contentiously provocative stand-up comedian, veteran talk show host and author of five quasi-autobiographical and often hilarious books — she ended her eponymous Netflix talk show (“Chelsea”) last year in order focus on left-sided political activism, purchased the gated residence in late 2010 for $5.942 million. Situated at the end of long gated drive that makes a grand swoop up to a compact motor court and extensively renovated since her purchase, the 5,572-square-foot residence has six en suite bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
via Variety

‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Teri Hatcher pines for a renter in Studio City
“Desperate Housewives” star Teri Hatcher is offering her gated estate in Studio City for short-term lease at $25,000 a month or long term for $30,000 a month. In addition to the renovated two-story house, the fenced and hedged grounds include expansive wood decking and a swimming pool with spa. The 4,106 square feet of living space incorporates an eye-catching color palate. Forest green cabinetry accents the kitchen, and the living room is filled with navy blue built-ins. The hardwood-lined master suite, one of three bedrooms, holds a fireplace and sitting area.
via LA Times

Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof list dreamy Santa Monica Spanish-style
Don’t ask us why, but actors Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof are moving on from this exquisite Spanish-style home in Santa Monica—complete with arched windows, balconies, and lush landscaping. Hannigan (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother fame) and Denisof (of Buffy spinoff Angel) scooped up the 1930-built residence in 2002—for just under $2 million—and set about updating it with the help of designer Kristen Panitch, according to listing agent Ren Smith of Pacific Union International.
via Curbed LA

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Lists Calabasas Compound
Louis Tomlinson, one-fourth of screamingly successful English-Irish boy band One Direction, listed his secluded compound on a private line in the semi-remote Monte Nido area of the rugged mountains between Malibu and Calabasas with an asking price of $13.999 million. The “X Factor” alum, currently working on solo projects that by his own account are in the vein of Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys, purchased the bucolic, 4.69-acre spread in late 2015 for exactly $10 million and in March 2017, shortly after the purchase of another multi-million home in the Hollywood Hills and right around the time he was arrested for battery at LAX for attacking a paparazzo, the property came up for rent at $40,000 per month.
via Variety

Leeza Gibbons seeks $18.5 million for East Coast-vibe mansion in Beverly Hills
Former “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Leeza Gibbons has hung a “for sale” sign on her Beverly Hills home, listing the East Coast-inspired estate at $18.5 million. A shrub-lined brick walkway approaches the two-story home, which sits on half an acre of landscaped grounds. Past the formal entry, a winding staircase sits between a living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room. Also within the 6,570-square-foot interior is a chef’s kitchen, a breakfast nook and a theater room.
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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