Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity’

Curbed – Celebrity Neighbor Wars: Billy Corgan and Rebecca Gayheart Settle Two-Year Tree Feud

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


It only took two years and a lawsuit filing, but Smashing Pumpkins singer/songwriter Billy Corgan, Noxzema girl Rebecca Gayheart, and her husband, Grey’s Anatomy‘s McDreamy Eric Dane, finally settled their raging neighbor feud centered on a eucalyptus tree. This tree, on Corgan’s property, fell onto the Gayheart/Danes’s Beverly Hills Post Office house during a period of intense Santa Ana winds back in 2012, and then they wanted Corgan to trim or chop down a few more so it wouldn’t happen again. After years of fighting, TMZ says that the trio settled out of court just before a trial was scheduled to begin.

Insurance companies had apparently settled the actual property damages, but the Danes took issue with Corgan’s lack of remorse for the incident. The lawsuit also claimed that Corgan had neglected to “take any measures to remove the remaining improperly maintained and/or rotten eucalyptus trees from the Corgan property,” but he’s now agreed to cut the offending trees down. He’s probably still not sorry, though.
· Billy Corgan, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart — Settle RAGING Tree Dispute [TMZ]
· Rebecca Gayheart is Suing Billy Corgan Over Wind-Felled Tree [Curbed LA]
· Crazy Facts and Photos From Last Night’s Mega-Winds [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Stan Lee Selling Bird Streets House as a Teardown for $3.75MM

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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[Stan Lee photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia]

Stan Lee, the bespectacled comic book creator and former Marvel Comics president who created or co-created pretty much every superhero now in theaters that isn’t Batman or Superman (Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, the X-Men, etc.), has put his 1945 house in the Hollywood Hills Bird Streets up for sale. Listed as “an amazing opportunity for someone to build/develop their dream home,” the 2,500-square-foot house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, says the LA Times, plus a living room fireplace—although it doesn’t sound like any of that will be around for very long (maybe they’ll be brought back to life in a future series). Lee bought the place in 2006 for $ 3.599 million and is listing it now for $ 3.75 million.

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· Comic book giant Stan Lee lists home in Hollywood Hills West [LAT]
· 9155 Warbler Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90069 [Redfin]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Lady Gaga Bought a Crazy Secret Bowling Alley House in Malibu For $23 Million

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Whoa, TMZ reports that Lady Gaga has just bought her first house in Southern California and it is, sadly, more “new, classy Lady Gaga” than “old school bananas Lady Gaga,” but it’s still pretty damn crazy. Warner Brothers Worldwide Consumer Products Division founder Dan Romanelli listed the Malibu house in June for $ 24.95 million—it has an underground “batcave” that’s accessed via “secret door” from the living room and is packed with a huge wine cellar, theater with wetbar, and a 1960s-era two-lane bowling alley. The 10,270-square-foot house has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a safe room, an office with attached gym and elevator, and comes with a saltwater pool, eight-horse stable, dressage ring, guest cottage, and a bocce ball court, all on about six acres across from Zuma Beach. Gaga closed on the house in early September for $ 23 million, according to Redfin.

· Malibu Mansion With Secret-Entry Bowling Alley Asking $ 25MM [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Annie Potts Selling Adorably Quirky Hacienda For $6.5 Million

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

If you fell in love with actress Annie Potts as Janine in Ghostbusters or Iona in Pretty in Pink (and who didn’t?), you will be delighted with her characteristically charming/quirky house in Tarzana, which she’s just put up for sale. (She’s got a leopard couch, zig-zag kitchen tiling, and a pretty awesome treehouse.) The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom Spanish Hacienda was built in 1934 and comes with custom stained glass, a dining room with fireplace, master with fireplace and private patio and lap pool, a two-car garage, a yard, a guesthouse with bathroom, an outdoor kitchen, and pool, all on 1.47 acres. According to the Movieland Directory, the property has been home to many notable Roberts, including (but not limited to!) Robert Wagner of Hart to Hart/two marriages to Natalie Wood and Robert Montgomery, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Potts picked the place up in 2003 for $ 2.5 million; she’s now asking $ 6.495 million.

· 5001 Vanalden Avenue, Tarzana, CA [Estately]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Jake Gyllenhaal Selling His Place in the Hills For $3.5 Million

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Somewhere between being all wide-eyed in The Day After Tomorrow and all squinty in Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal took a little break from dreamboating to pick up this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house in the Hollywood Hills (for $ 2.5 million, according to Redfin). Nine years later, he is DONE with it, reports Variety. The house sits on nearly two acres and has “sensational panoramic views,” plus a pool, detached office, “cameras with a security system,” and a location “ideal for getting to studios and throughout much of Los Angeles.” (Despite those celeb-friendly features, Variety thinks he may have been renting it out.) Gyllenhaal’s asking $ 3.5 million; meanwhile, Curbed NY reported earlier this year that he’s been browsing for real estate in New York.

· Jake Gyllenhaal’s Hollywood Hills House Up For Sale [Variety]
· Jake Gyllenhaal is Ready to Ditch His Charming L.A. Home [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Diddy’s New $39-Million Mansion Has an Underwater Tunnel

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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[P. Diddy via DFree / Shutterstock]

Record producer, sometime-actor and Sean Jean clothing line founder Diddy, aka Sean Combs, has just plunked down $ 39 million on a brand new, 17,000-square-foot mansion in Holmby Hills, reports the LA Times (well, they say it was $ 40 million, but Blockshopper says otherwise). The two-story “European-style” estate was developed and sold by spec megamansion king Nile Niami, who’s known for his outrageous designs (operating room??). Construction finished earlier this year and the house didn’t have time to hit the open market before Diddy snapped it up in an off-market deal.

The property include a pool and grotto connected by an underwater tunnel, a 35-seat theater, a wine room, and a “steam room, massage room and beauty salon” in a separate structure on-site, according to TMZ. With his new address, Diddy will now be a neighbor to the Playboy Mansion and the equally infamous The Manor, which has a climate-controlled attic that’s the same size as Diddy’s new place.

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· Sean Combs spends $ 40 million for newly built mansion [LAT]
· Diddy Drops $ 40 Mil on Sick House [TMZ]
· Nile Niami [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Jimmy Kimmel Selling Classy Cahuenga Pass House With Outdoor Beer Tap For $2.3 Million

Friday, August 15th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that late-night TV star Jimmy Kimmel ever co-hosted a cable show called The Man Show (which featured women jumping on trampolines in every episode) after looking at this rather grown-up and stylish house he’s just put up for sale. Coming to us via the Wall Street Journal, Kimmel’s house in the Cahuenga Pass has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a dessert case like the ones in diners, a bedroom that can also function as a recording studio, and a beer tap (BYOKeg) next to the barbecue/smoker/pizza oven in the backyard. Classy, but also of course party-ready. Kimmel bought the house back in 2002, paying just $ 925,000. It’s now listed for $ 2.299 million.

· Comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s Los Angeles House to List for $ 2.299 Million [WSJ]
· Classic Hollywood Knolls Home [Partners Trust]

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