Posts Tagged ‘Million’

Curbed – New to Market: Head of MGM Selling Blufftop La Jolla Spread For $26.95 Million

Friday, September 12th, 2014

As chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer since 2010, Gary Barber is the man responsible for bringing you The Hobbit movies, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, GI Joe: Retaliation, and the RoboCop remake; turns out he has equally refined and original tastes in real estate. The LA Times reports Barber’s just put his “Mediterranean/Monterey-style columned estate” in La Jolla up for sale, with a listing bragging that it was “Completed in ’99 by Sharratt Construction.” A terrific year for McMansions! The property includes a main house, two-suite guesthouse, a five-car garage, and a pool with cabana on just under a half-acre of bluff (with steps leading to the beach); the listing claims 9,862 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (though sources vary a bit). And Barber must be some sort of appliance fetishist—the main house has two kitchens with “three Dacor convection ovens, four subzero refrigerators, two Bosch dishwashers, four stainless steel sinks, two Dacor microwaves.” He paid $ 16.115 million in 2009, according to Redfin, and is now asking $ 26.95 million.

· 6114 Camino De La Costa [Redfin]

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Curbed – New to Market: Wacky Compound on 44 Acres in Calabasas Asking $4.5 Million

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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If only Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise had just had a little better timing, instead of buying a super-unstylish cookie-cutter McMansion in Calabasas, they could’ve picked up this eccentric, eclectic 44-acre compound nearby. Per the bombastic listing description, “This versatile compound has it all, including one 3,900-sq. ft. 4BR/4BA architectural marvel that is built to withstand fire. This home is BUILT of concrete and is earth-sheltered. You MUST see to believe. This residence sits of 39 acres of spectacular vistas.”

But wait, there’s more: “The second home on the sprawling property is a 3BR/2BA mid-century-inspired modern structure in 2,500-sq. ft. This residence sits on 5 acres of explosive, expansive panoramas. And then. .. the LAND itself: A total of 44 acres of remarkable VIEW property! The L. A. Times reported multiple times on 415 Stunt Road’s construction, design, and even its survival of the Malibu/Calabasas fires of 1994. 475 Stunt Road was built in 1996 by architect Cory Bruckner [Editor's note: We're pretty sure they mean Cory Buckner], A.I.A.”

Asking price for this sizable property is $ 4.499 million.


· 415 Stunt Road, Calabasas, CA [Estately]

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Curbed – What It Sold For: This Glassy, Boxy House in Glassell Park Just Fetched $1 Million

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Is Glassell Park edging into Highland Park territory? It’s certainly adding to its roster of million-dollar housing sales these days (it’s only ever had a handful over the years). To be fair, this boxy, two-story house has been trying for a while: we saw it in 2008 asking a ballsy $ 1.229 million, then pricechopped twice more down to $ 999,000. This time around, it was listed for exactly $ 1 million and that was juuust right for someone. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house—a self-proclaimed “Bauhaus Style”—includes eco-friendly features like bamboo floors and insulated windows, as well as multiple balconies and exposed metal beams. That sale price again was $ 1 million.

· 4217 Scandia Way [Official Site]
· PriceChopper: Gleaming White In Glassell Park [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – What It Sold For: Meryl Streep Flips 1954 Research House For $4.8 Million

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Did Meryl Streep and sculptor husband Don Gummer’s attempt to flip end up flopping? The pair have just sold their 1954 Research House by mid-century architecture firm Honnold & Rex, but they didn’t make quite as much as they’d hoped to. The Streep-Gummers paid $ 4.5 million for the house in February 2013, just after it had gotten a thorough restoration/redecoration by designer Xorin Balbes. The four-bedroom house has four bathrooms, a “walnut staircase with sculptural railing,” and skylights “for optimal display of fine art,” but for some reason, the actress and her husband didn’t want to stay for very long; they listed the house in April this year for $ 6.75 million, but with no takers, the price was chopped twice in May, finally coming to rest at $ 5.25 million. It sold this week, but for just $ 4.8 million—not quite the windfall they wanted, but a $ 300,000 flip is still something.

· 1514 Rising Glen Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90069 [Redfin]
· Meryl Streep Buys Honnold & Rex Research House in the Hills [Curbed LA]
· Meryl Streep Flipping Mid-Century Research House in the Hills [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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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Charles Bronson’s Old Estate in Bel Air Asking $19.75 Million

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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In honor of Throwback Thursday, the LA Times Home section dug through the archives to find some decades-old coverage of this house, the former family home of tough-guy actor Charles Bronson and his wife, Jill Ireland, which has just hit the market with an asking price of $ 19.75 million. The celebrated lovebirds, who met on the set of The Great Escape in 1962, purchased the Bel Air estate in 1968 and encountered a bit of trouble with it right off the bat: “During an inspection of the home, Ireland became separated from her 4-year-old son, Valentine, according to a 1968 story in The Times. Fearing that the boy had become locked in a ceiling-high safe, police and the fire department were called to the scene. Upon opening, however, the vault was found empty; Valentine had gone to visit his new elementary school, Bellagio Road School, just down the street.” His new elementary school? That’s what you call a not-so-great escape.

Sited on a .69-acre lot overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club, the Spanish-style property was built in 1929 and features seven bedrooms, nine baths, a formal dining room, a music room, a game room, a gym, four fireplaces, and a PebbleTec saline pool and spa. The listing description also notes that the house “showcases elaborate wine storage for the ultimate wine connoisseur or discerning wine professional,” which makes sense, given that it’s been owned since 1995 by Colgin Cellars vintners Ann Colgin and Joe Wender.


· Charles Bronson’s former Bel-Air home on market at $ 19.75 million [LAT]
· 121 UDINE Way [Redfin]

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Curbed – Flipping Out: Fixed-Up Spanish in Fairfax Now Flipping For $1.5 Million

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Late last year, this house in Fairfax had a different address and a shroud of palm trees surrounding it, hiding who knows what. Previously listed as 451 S. Crescent Heights, the house sold for $ 920,000 in December—$ 55,000 below asking. Now it’s back and it’s been completely overhauled. Not only has the property emerged from it’s cloak of trees, it’s got new appliances throughout, dual master bedrooms with their own patios, double-paned windows, and a “large creative work/play” studio over the two-car garage. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence/former ugly duckling is asking $ 1.495 million.

· 6301 West Drexel Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048 [Redfin]

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