Listen, chickens, it’s a tad bit slow in the celebrity real estate world right now so let’s have a quick look at a few of the stories Your Mama didn’t discuss over the last week or so, okay?
Showbizness shit-stirrer Charlie Sheen—née Carlos Estevez—and his perpetually troubled third ex-wife Brooke Mueller are at each others’ throats once again and the volatile actor reportedly wants Miz Mueller o.u.t. out of the multi-million dollar mini-mansion he bought last year for her and their two children to live. Indeed, Mister Sheen told celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ that he plans to to list the 6,600+ square foot house for $ 4.8 million, the exact same amount he paid billionaire Tom Gores for the property in October 2012. Miz Mueller is reportedly looking at condos.
Avid celebrity real estate watchers will recall that Mister Sheen owns two other large, mock-Med mansions in the same star-studded and guard-gated community in Beverly Hills/Shermans Oaks, one where he lives (with whatever gaggle of hussies he gallivants around with nowadays) and another reportedly occupied by his second ex-wife, Denise Richards, and their two young children.
Thanks to the long-legged blond at Trulia Luxe Living we learned that after at least 2.5 years on and off the market, long ago divorced (and probably still feuding) Tinseltowners Camille and Kelsey Grammer finally unloaded their 8,000+ square foot Beaver Creek (CO) ski chalet for $ 6.6 million. That’s several million less than the $ 9.5 million they originally wanted but still a good bit more than the $ 5.35 million they paid for the place in 2002.
So reported the always-working kids at Curbed, (allegedly) home run hitting—and increasingly pale—retired professional baseballer Sammy Sosa dropped $ 7.6 million on an ocean front mini-mansion in Golden Beach, FL.
The U.K. property gossips are all a-twitter that 23-year old American pop-country superstar Taylor Swift is (once again) rumored to be on the hunt for a house in London. So the celebrity real estate scuttlebutt goes in The Daily Mail, super-rich Miss Taylor, who already owns luxury homes in Nashville (TN), Westerley (RI), and Beverly Hills (CA), peeped at least one posh pad said to be—we kid y’all not—walking distance to her former boy-bander boyfriend, Harry Styles, about whom she famously penned a top-selling ditty.
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. recently put his house in Pacific Palisades, CA, on the market for nearly $ 12 million and, according to the lady property gossip at the New York Post, recently had a look-see a five bedroom and five bathroom spread in New York City’s SoHo ‘hood that’s currently listed for $ 8.995 and owned by Sir Winston Churchill’s artist granddaughter Edwina Sandys and her socially connected architect hubby Richard Kaplan.*
*Mister Kaplan—in case any of y’all might be interested—was married in the 1960s to the gorgeous and downright dee-voon octogenarian supermodel Carmen Dell-Orefice who used to pal around with Bernie and Ruth Madoff and, like everyone else who invested with the Ponzi schemer, lost a fortune. Anyways…
The design-savvy folks at New York Magazine had a peek and poke around globe-trotting fashion designer Reem Acra’s internationally inspired loft in New York City’s Garment District.
In case any of y’all haven’t heard, London is crazy expensive and the über high end of the market is absolutely out of control with more than a dozen houses and apartments priced between $ 80 million and $ 400 million.
Your Mama can’t say it signifies a trend or not but celebrities are, with increasing frequency, lowering the asking prices of their multi-million dollar residence. Jessica Simpson sliced $ 700,000 off the price of her former Beverly Hills (Post Office) house before she sold it for $ 6.4 million and action flick actor Bruce Willis recently chopped two million of his Beverly Hills mansion that was originally listed for $ 22 million. Now comes word via the Redfin blog that Oscar-winner Matt Damon took a hefty- million dollars off the asking price off his bay front Miami Beach (FL) mini-compound.
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