Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity’

Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Obviously Winning the Bidding War For This Bonkers $85-Million Bev Hills Mansion

Monday, December 8th, 2014


Maybe it’s the candy room, or the Yves Saint Laurent fire extinguishers, or the indoor car showroom, but something is compelling super-couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z to get mixed up in a bidding war for this over-the-top, $ 85-million mansion in Beverly Hills. TMZ says that the couple are up against three other parties (including some unnamed other celebs) all vying for the flamboyant home. But of course, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are presently the highest bidders.

The 23,000-square-foot mansion sits in the highly-coveted Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills and first came up for sale in a quiet, off-market listing in August, then hit the market publicly in September asking $ 85 million. It features eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, an underground garage, vast closets, a movie theater, and more weird art than anyone knew they needed.

Bey and Jay have reportedly been eyeing the estate since this past summer. Now a source tells TMZ that they and the seller “just a few million dollars apart” on the price and are expected to seal the deal around Christmas for a still-pretty-damn-heartstopping $ 70 million.

·Jay Z & Beyonce All They Want for Xmas …Is This Sick Bev Hills Mansion!! [TMZ]
· Jay-Z and Beyoncé Eying Completely Bonkers, $ 85-Million Megamansion in Beverly Hills [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Here’s the House Moby’s Moving to After Selling Wolf’s Lair

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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[Moby via Uncensored Interview / Wikimedia]

Noted architecture lover and electronic musician Moby‘s just-sold last home, the famed replica castle Wolf’s Lair compound, which overlooks the Hollywood Reservoir, is a hard act to follow. This remodeled 1925 Tudor in Los Feliz right next to Fern Dell Park (and in the celeb-filled The Oaks neighborhood) may not have sweeping views or an old secret speakeasy bar like the Lair, but it does have a very charming brick entry, 11-foot ceilings in the living room, a butler’s pantry, a new pool, and a pool house with vaulted ceilings, and that’s apparently good enough for Moby.

Modern additions to the house include a fire-resistant roof and dual glazed windows and doors. How nice it must be for Moby to move into a house that doesn’t call for $ 2-million worth of renovations (which is how much he spent fixing up Wolf’s Lair)! TMZ notes that Moby scored a nice deal on this place, too—it was listed in July for $ 3.295 million, but he paid $ 2.99 million.

· Moby Radically Downsizes Life But It’s Still Better than Yours [TMZ]
· Moby Just Sold the Incredible Wolf’s Lair Castle Compound for a $ 6MM Profit [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Everyone’s No. 4 favorite Beatle Ringo…

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

1Screen%20Shot%202014-12-02%20at%209.19.56%20AM.jpgEveryone’s No. 4 favorite Beatle Ringo Starr is trying once again to unload his Colorado ranch. The rustic estate—with a horse pasture coincidentally known as the Shoot N’ Star(r) Ranch—just relisted for $ 3.85 million, the exact same price it failed to sell for last fall. Unclear if the wealth of kitschy Southwestern Americana comes included. Do have a look. [Curbed National]

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Bought Selena Gomez’s House in Tarzana For $3.45 Million

Monday, November 10th, 2014

First things first, she’s the real estatest (shout out to Friday afternoon!). Painfully uncool Australian rapper Iggy Azalea became a little bit painfully uncooler in late September, when she decided to buy a Disney princess McMansion in the Valley. And not just in the Valley—in Tarzana. Azalea and her boyfriend, Lakers player Nick Young (aka Swaggy P), bought the six-bedroom, seven-and-three-quarter-bathroom house from pop singer Selena Gomez, reports Variety, and we’re being a little too mean, it’s really not so bad at all. (However, it is definitely not the “Prettiest House in the Valley,” as the listing claimed.) It came with dining room, butler’s pantry, wood-burning fireplace, guest suite with separate entrance, a pool, built-in barbecue, fire pit, and a basketball court, all on .83 acres. Gomez bought it in 2011 for $ 2.175 million; Azalea and Young paid $ 3.45 million. Gomez is on to a house in Calabasas near her on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber.

· Selena Gomez Sells Home to Iggy Azalea and Nick Young [Variety]

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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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