Posts Tagged ‘Million’

Curbed – New to Market: Pay $14.5 Million For the Half-Finished Sunset Strip Dream House the Owner Got Bored Of

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The listing for this partly-finished mansion above the Sunset Strip is so charmingly frank: “Developers opportunity to finish a home that began as a man’s dream … The Current owner bought another property and has lost interest in this project.” It’s hard to say for sure just who that fickle owner is, but the property is tied to an LLC that’s tied to a fellow named Alex Maimon, who could but might not be the Alex Maimon who was convicted of Ecstasy trafficking in LA back in 2001, but made a deal and ended up spending little or no time in prison. Anyway, whoever’s dream it was, it died 80 percent of the way through. Now some new dreamer has the chance to project his desires onto the potential five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom, 8,800-square-foot house, which also has a beauty salon, infinity pool, and four-car garage, all on a little more than a third of an acre. The owner bought the house in 2010 for $ 2.2 million. Asking price today is $ 14.5 million.

· 1609 Magnetic Terrace | Sunset Strip [The Agency]

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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 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 – That’s Rather Lovely: Gorgeous 1927 Hacienda in Los Feliz Asking $3.5 Million

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Here’s some nice daydream fodder for your Friday afternoon. Located on Los Feliz’s fancy Nottingham Avenue, this prize property was designed in 1927 by John William Chard, a high-society architect whose commissions included Pasadena’s historic Walter Candy Residence, as well as many grand estates in Beverly Hills. Per the listing, the 4,270-square-foot Spanish features four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a step-down living room, a library/media room, an office, hardwood and tile floors, two fireplaces, original tile and ironwork, carved archways, French doors, and a central courtyard, while its .29-acre lot contains a swimming pool, spa, bocce ball court, and “a grapevine-covered pergola.” Last sold in 1997 for $ 1.07 million, it’s now asking $ 3.495 million.

· 2417 Nottingham Ave [Official Site]
· 2417 Nottingham Avenue [Estately]

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Curbed – New to Market: Super Cool or Just Plain Cold Altadena Estate Asks $1.15 Million

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

An “extensive” remodel in 2006 left this nearly 3,000-square-foot Altadena estate with either an air of extreme coolness or extreme coldness. The plethora of roll-up doors from the living room/media room (formerly a garage) to the dining room and the spacious, white interior spaces could be institutional, but they could also be elements of the ultimate entertaining house. Still on the fence? The three-bedroom, two-and-a-quarter-bathroom residence, sited on almost half an acre, also has a large kitchen with concrete countertops and a domestic version of a glass-bottom boat with views down to a pile of rocks in the media room. The price for this contemporary residence is $ 1.15 million.

· 2373 North Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91001 [Redfin]

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Curbed – That’s Rather Lovely: Stately 1914 Mansion in Windsor Square Asking $4.9 Million

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Hold on to your monocles and your pince-nez—a serious time capsule has just hit the market. Located at the corner of South Windsor Boulevard and West Sixth Street, this Italian Renaissance Revival was designed by the architecture firm of Sumner Hunt and Silas Burns for banking exec Milton Getz back in 1914. (Although the residence measures 9,367 square feet, evidently it was too cramped for Mr. Getz, who subsequently commissioned architect Gordon Kaufmann to build the 29-bedroom, 40-bathroom estate now known as the Beverly House and up for sale for $ 135 million.) Along with eight bedrooms and four baths, the three-story Windsor Square house features a two-story entrance, 11-foot ceilings, elaborate moldings, wainscoting, extensive wood paneling, carved bannisters, a marble fireplace, grand chandeliers, vintage fixtures, pocket doors, and French windows, and comes with a two-bedroom guesthouse, a pool, spa, and rose garden. Sited on a .61-acre lot, it’s asking $ 4.9 million.

· 601 S. Windsor Boulevard [Official Site]

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Curbed – That’s Rather Hideous: Colorfully Awful 1929 Castle in Glendale Asking $1.3 Million

Monday, September 29th, 2014

This 1929 house in Glendale’s Glenoaks Canyon, billing itself as a “whimsical interpretation of an Old World European Castle,” is just full of surprises. For example: the entryway is the color and apparent texture of a popular holiday dessert made of green Jell-o. Surprise! Every room of the house is (sponge?-)painted a different color. Surprise! The house is a spacious 4,611 square feet, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms (including one “opulent marble & Travertine” master bathroom), and an outdoor patio and terrace area. According to Redfin, the castle last sold in 2011 for $ 600,000—that seems generous, considering how ramshackle it looked back then. Still, its new asking price of $ 1.269 million seems bold.

· 2445 Sleepy Hollow Dr., Glendale, CA 91206 [Redfin]
· “Enchantingly Practical” Castle in Sunset Beach Asks $ 10.8MM [Curbed LA]

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