Posts Tagged ‘Million’

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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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


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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