Posts Tagged ‘Million’

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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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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