Celebrity Real Estate Review – July 2017

Take a closer look at a select and exclusive group of celebrity real estate deals, including sales by Jared Leto, Mindy Kaling, and Kristin Wiig. And don’t miss your chance to live in Tupac Shakur’s final home.

Tupac Shakur’s last home hits the market for $2.66M
Legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur’s final home hit the market at 2.659 million. The nearly 6,000 square foot, six bedroom mansion is in Woodland Hills / Calabasas. Tupac lived at the house from 1995 until the time of his death in 1996. A 1997 Vanity Fair profile of the artist noted that the residence, in which Shakur lived with his fiancée Kidada Jones (daughter of music powerhouse Quincy Jones) was always filled with visiting members of Shakur’s extended family and “any friend who needed a bed.”  
The home has been recently been updated by the current owner, at a cost of around $1 million and lyrics from one of Tupac’s final songs are carved into the stone driveway, “Outlawz, Let no man separate what we create.”
via TMZ.

Kristen Wiig of “Saturday Night Live” & “Bridesmaids” fame sells her home in Los Feliz for $2 million.
Who knew Kristen Wiig used to be essentially a neighbor of the Sotheby’s Los Feliz office? Wiig bought the swanky property with incredible views four years ago for $1.764 million. The multilevel home, built in 1949, was designed with the Southern California indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind – and what home today isn’t? There’s an outdoor shower and glass pocket walls that open to terraces on each floor. Outdoor living areas create some 2,500 square feet of space — nearly as much as the home’s 2,719-square-foot interior. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder room.
via The LA Times.

Vince Vaughn Lists Kate Bosworth’s Former ‘East Coast Farmhouse’ in the Hollywood Hills
Actress Kate Bosworth sold this East Coast-style farm house to actor Vince Vaughn in 2014. He purchased it for $2.375 million and then turned it into a rental with an asking price of $14,000 a month. The 2,890 square foot home is privately situated near the top of Runyon Canyon park and has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Two guest bedrooms on the main floor, one with a bank of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and the other with two sets of French doors, share a spacious compartmentalized bathroom with access to the side yard where there’s a lap lane swimming pool set against a towering stand of bamboo. Exactly three years after his purchase, Vaughn has listed the roomy home at $2,695,000.
via Variety

Spanish Colonial-style house where Howard Hughes crashed his plane is for sale for $14.45M
You may remember the crash from Martin Scorsese’s film The Aviator. Hughes survived, of course. Here’s the scene:

The Spanish Colonial Revival boasts five bedrooms and a marble-clad luxury interior. It’s been thoroughly updated with a shiny new kitchen, a gorgeous hand-painted ceiling in the living room, a statement fireplace with original details. The home was built in 1926 by architect Wallace Neff. On July 7, 1946 Howard Hughes was flying his XF-11 airplane and ran into complications before making an emergency landing at the Los Angeles Country Club and crashed into the garage and bedroom of the house. Luckily, the home’s then owners were not hurt.

Jared Leto sells his Studio City digs for $51,000 over the asking price
Oscar winning Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto sold his Cahuenga Pass home for $51,000 over the asking price at $2.05 million. The mid-century modern home was previously owned by producer/director Michael McQuaran and is rumored to have previously been occuped by the late singer and comedian Jimmy Durante. The two story house has about 4,000 square feet of living space including four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a recording studio. The property first came up for sale in April. Leto bought the house more than a decade ago for $1.65 million. He can next be seen in the upcoming film Blade Runner 2049.
via The LA Times.

‘Scandal’ creator/writer/producer Shonda Rhimes Picks Up Third Hancock Park Property
A handsome brick-faced residence set behind privacy gates in Hancock Park is now one of the homes to Shonda Rhimes, the creator of long running television shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. The English Country Manor sold for $4,599,000. It’s been extensively restored and updated   over a decade ago by designers Michael Mueller and Norman Wogan and measures in at a comfortably spacious but well short of huge 4,985-square-feet with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
via Variety

Matthew Perry puts his sexy Bird Streets pad on the market for $13.5 million
Perry, best known for his role on the sitcom “Friends,” has been spending less time on the West Coast since his playwriting debut, “The End of Longing,” opened last year in London. This home, built in 1962, features walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that open to a covered patio and an infinity-edge swimming pool. Fire features and reflecting pools enhance the outdoor living space. Clear-through views extend from downtown L.A. to the ocean. Entered through an atrium courtyard, the 3,821 square feet of open-plan space include a living room with a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The master suite has a wall of glass that leads directly outdoors. The home theater sits beneath the house and has 2-inch-thick windows that look into the pool. Perry ushered in a new wave of celebrity activity in the neighborhood, known for its use of bird names for streets, six years ago when he bought the property for $8.65 million. The 47-year-old has also owned homes in trendy L.A-area spots such as the Sierra Towers, the Outpost Estates neighborhood and and Malibu’s gated Serra Retreat.

via The LA Times.

Mindy Kaling of ‘The Mindy Project’ Fame Sells Hollywood Hills West Home for $1.6M

Mindy Kaling has found a buyer for her home in Hollywood Hills West and, for $1.61 million, she has parted ways with her house that she purchased four years ago. The Los Angeles Times reports Kaling has sold the city-and-ocean-view property spanning about 1,600 square feet of living space, which she had bought for $1.695 million when it was a real fixer just a few years ago. She did an excellent job restoring the home! Set above Sunset Strip, the 1920s two-story is tucked against the hillside on a lot of about 6,000 square feet. Kaling, according to Variety, continues to own a four-bedroom and three-bathroom late 1920s Spanish Revival hacienda style cottage in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of West Hollywood that she acquired per property records and other online resources in November 2007 for $1.575 million. via India West.

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