Celebrity Real Estate Review – January 2018

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 Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Rihanna, Whoopi Goldberg, Anna Faris, Don Cheadle, and the former home of the late, great Tom Petty.

Rihanna Seeks Tenant for West Hollywood Micro-Compound
Though it’s unlikely she lived there or even spent a single night on the premises, mononymic Barbadian international pop supernova Rihanna seeks a deep-pocketed tenant for a Spanish-modern mini-compound in a prime area of West Hollywood, Calif., that’s come available for lease, as noted the eagle-eyed property gossips at The Observer, at $16,500 per month. The singer, actress and fashion and beauty entrepreneur, née Robyn Fenty, purchased the property in early August 2017 for $2.75 million, quickly experienced a real estate change of heart and flipped it back up for sale less than three months later at $2.85 million. Set behind a high fence, an even higher and carefully clipped privet hedge and a motorized driveway gate, the fully updated and modern-minded 1920s Spanish residence measures in at 2,886-square-feet, per listing details, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A substantial detached guesthouse contains another bedroom and an additional 1.5 bathrooms plus a kitchenette.
via Variety

Tom Petty’s stone retreat on Lake Sherwood returns at $5.495 million
A retreat near Thousand Oaks owned by late rocker Tom Petty at the time of his death is on the market for $5.495 million. It was previously offered last year at $5.895 million. Set at the end of a steep road on a private cul-de-sac, the rustic home on Lake Sherwood has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 5,300 square feet of living space. There are lake and mountain views from the master suite, living and dining rooms and balconies.
via LA Times

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star sells swanky Hollywood Hills midcentury modern house for $2.1M
Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo and her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, listed their glassy, 1957 house in the Cahuenga Pass section of the Hollywood Hills in September, with a price tag of $1.995 million. Now the Los Angeles Times reports they’ve sold the place for $2.075 million, or $80,000 over asking. Concrete floors and huge floor-to-ceiling windows run throughout the almost 1,900-square-foot residence. The three-bedroom house features stone accents, including the flagstone fireplace and a backyard fire pit.
via Curbed LA 

Musician Ziggy Marley finds a new place to jam in Toluca Lake
Reggae musician Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, is adding to his real estate portfolio. The “Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers” front man, who also owns a Mediterranean mansion in Beverly Hills, has bought a spacious Spanish-style estate in Toluca Lake through a trust for $5.55 million. The home was listed last January for $6.195 million, records show. Set on half an acre next to the Lakeside Golf Club, the home opens to a two-story rotunda set beneath a dome ceiling. The house was designed by noted Montecito architect Bob Easton and features wood plank and stone floors, vaulted ceilings and six fireplaces.
via LA Times

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson Picks Up Los Feliz Home
“Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson rung in the New Year, so snitched real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, with the $1.8 million purchase of a 1920s Spanish-style house tucked into the leafy, gated and celebrity stocked Laughlin Park enclave in L.A.’s Los Feliz area. The triple-story hillside residence, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in just under 2,600-square-feet, also has an attached, two-room studio apartment on the lowest level with full bathroom and separate outside entrance.
via Curbed LA

Whoopi Goldberg seeks a buyer for David Niven’s old place in Pacific Palisades
Comedian-actor-talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has listed a house with a Hollywood history for sale in Pacific Palisades at $8.795 million. The residence was also once the home of actor David Niven. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the 1933 house retains such period features as the marble checkerboard-pattern foyer floor, built-ins and the onyx-clad master bathroom. The 7,039 square feet of living space include living, dining and family rooms, a library, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Flagstone surrounds the irregularly shaped swimming pool.
via LA Times

James Woods Lists Mid-Century Modern in Hollywood Hills
Veteran actor James Woods, currently providing the voice for the Lex Luthor character on the animated children’s series “Justice League Action,” listed an architecturally pedigreed mid-century modern residence high in the Hollywood Hills for $2.65 million. The acclaimed if controversial actor, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner with two Oscar nominations under his belt who was accused last year by actress Amber Tamblyn of trying to pick her up when she was just sixteen years old, an allegation he has denied, purchased the property in May 2014 for $2.2 million.
via Variety

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham is back looking for a buyer in Brentwood
Following a six-month hiatus, Lindsey Buckingham has put a newly built home in Brentwood back on the market at its original $22.5 million asking price. That’s one way to refresh a listing. The longtime Fleetwood Mac member bought the property five years ago for $5.8 million, but the new build was completed last year.
via LA Times

Anna Faris looks to deal her secluded Midcentury retreat in Hollywood Hills
Actress Anna Faris is moving on from her Midcentury modern-style home in Hollywood Hills. The “Scary Movie” star recently listed the scenic spread for $2.5 million. The one-story house is surrounded by dense trees on a nearly one-acre lot. Brick stairs lead from the street to the wide front entrance. Inside, an open floor plan features hardwood floors, walls of windows and a fireplace. Within the 2,563 square feet of interior are a bright living room, dining area and large kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The beamed-ceiling master suite features sliding glass doors that open to a private patio. There are three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in all.
via LA Times

Don Cheadle Selling Contemporary Steel-Clad Home in Venice, CA
No “House of Lies” here. Actor Don Cheadle and his wife, actress Bridgid Coulter, have put their renovated Venice, CA, home back on the market at a new price, according to Variety. The beautiful residence near Marina del Rey was transformed from an 800-square-foot bungalow to a 2,400-square-foot, steel-clad contemporary.
via Realtor 

Michael Bay’s old house in Bel Air lands $41M after a makeover
Could Michael Bay’s former Bel Air mansion be a transformer? Built in 1976, the late modern home sold three years ago for $11.45 million. But after a major overhaul overseen by Saota Architecture, the house hit the market again this year, and has now found a buyer for a whopping $41 million. That’s about eight times the $5.16 million that the director paid for the Jack Warner-designed residence when he bought it in 1999.
via Curbed LA

Hit-maker Richard Perry sells the Beverly Hills home he shared with Jane Fonda
Music producer Richard Perry has officially beat it out of Beverly Hills, selling his home of six years for $8.535 million. Perry bought the home six years ago for $7.2 million and had lived there with his former partner, actress Jane Fonda. The couple announced last year that they were ending their relationship of nearly a decade; Fonda has since decamped to Century City, where she bought a town home in a gated community for $5.45 million.
via LA Times

Comedian Chris Hardwick is buying a $5.6M Eagle Rock mansion
Comedian and Nerdist Industries founder Chris Hardwick is in escrow to buy a 1920s-era Eagle Rock mansion, Curbed has learned. Sharon Hills of Kobeissi Properties, who represented Hardwick in the sale, tells Curbed that she tipped Hardwick off to the property, and that he was taken with the house. His purchase of the Bekins estate was motivated in part by the worry that, because the property is so large, it could be sold and redeveloped or otherwise altered. “He truly bought this property to preserve it,” says Hills, who is also Hardwick’s mother.
via Curbed LA 

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen pick up the house next door in Santa Monica
Actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen appear to have found a new spot in a familiar neighborhood. A trust linked to the couple recently paid $5.15 million, or $350,000 over asking, for a home in Santa Monica. Sitting on a leafy lot of about half an acre, the traditional-style home sits next door to another property owned by the couple’s trust.
via LA Times

Josh Duhamel Lands Encino Bachelor Pad
Last fall, model-turned-actor Josh Duhamel and mononymic pop star Fergie announced the dissolution of their 13-year relationship, eight of them married, and the “Transformers” franchise star made the split real estate official with the $2.65 million purchase of a modestly sized if not exactly inexpensive bachelor pad on a pin-drop quiet cul-de-sac high in the hills above Encino, California. Secreted behind an electronic driveway gate and a thick row of imposing privet hedges on a desirably flat, one-third-of-an-acre parcel with panoramic canyon and mountain views, the renovated and updated 1960s single-story residence has an open floor plan with five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in almost 3,300-square-feet.
via Variety

Hugh Hefner’s widow seeks $7.2 million for Hollywood Hills West home
Model Crystal Hefner, the widow of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $7.2 million. Built in 2011, the contemporary-style home features sliding glass walls, multiple terraces and a floating-style staircase in the entry. A mix of white oak, Brazilian walnut and caesarstone tile line the floors. The walls are done in Jerusalem stone. In the master bathroom, a backsplash of copper surrounds a wide mirror.
via LA Times

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spent $20M renovating the home they just moved into
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West sure like to remodel. After spending years renovating a Bel Airmansion (it sold late last year for $17.8 million), the power couple has now sunk an astonishing $20 million into an overhaul of their Hidden Hills estate, reports TMZ. That’s more or less equal to what West and Kardashian West paid for the house in 2014. At that time, it was a humble 15,000-square-foot mansion sitting on three acres with vineyards and a pair of swimming pools.
via Curbed LA

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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