The spring selling season is upon us, and it’s evident in the amount of celebrity (and other notable) homes bought and sold in the past few days. From Cher, to Judd Apatow, to “King of Queens” star Kevin James, everyone seems to be on the move. Keep reading for all the details!
125 Vista Pl, Venice, CA 90291
List Price: $1,899,500
Listed by: Rayni Romito, Hilton & Hyland
Cher is on a selling spree! On April 1 she found a buyer for her home in Venice, which she listed on March 21 for $1,899,500. The modern home has high ceilings, sliding glass walls, a rooftop deck with built-in-barbeque and a master suite with a fireplace and large walk-in closet. Cher purchased the home on May 13, 2010, for $1,542,500. But that’s not all; on March 22, Cher sold her West Hollywood condo for an undisclosed amount, though TMZ reports it was $5.25 million. She purchased two connected units in the building in 2006 for a total of $3 million. According to Curbed, she hired high-end interior designer (and star of Bravo’s Million-Dollar Decorators) Martyn Lawrence Bullard to redesign the place. TMZ also reports that Cher is trying to sell her Malibu compound for a whopping $41 million. The Spanish-style home is 13,126 square feet and has six bedrooms and seven baths.
16230 Bertella Dr, Encino, CA 91436
List Price: $5,495,000
Listed by: Mark Rutstein, Partners Trust Beverly Hills
Apparently “King of Queens” star Kevin James is the king of Encino. He just listed his resort-like mansion for nearly $5.5 million. The five bedroom, nine bath house has a state-of-the-art home theater, Crestron Home Automation system, a massive gym, luxurious spa and gourmet chef’s kitchen. According to the listing, the master suite is “a sumptuous sanctuary offering a sitting area w/ fireplace, his and hers baths, and a dressing room equally befitting a posh boutique on Rodeo Dr.” The actor (whose real last name is Knipfing), purchased the home in August 2003 for $3.2 million.
23510 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
List Price: $10,950,000
Listed by: Elisabeth Halsted, Prudential CA – Brentwood
Director Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, purchased this Malibu home on March 19, 2013. The final sale price is undisclosed, but it was listed for $10,950,000. They purchased the home from late Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin. According to Curbed, it’s the latest in a long string of real estate purchases for the comedy duo; last year they bought a patch of land in Santa Monica for $8.6M, in 2009 they dropped $18.25M on a Brentwood manse, and Apatow still owns the Beverly Hills Post Office-area home he bought in 2005 for $1.656M.
490 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305-1065
List Price: $19,900,000
Listed by: Mark Bhaggan, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International
This big home is owned by “Big Poppa” – the love interest of Kim Zolciak, who appeared on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Big Poppa’s real name is Lee Najjar, and he’s been trying to sell his Atlanta home since September 2009, when he listed it for $25 million. It was relisted on April 1 for $19.9 million. The home itself is a bit of a celebrity. It was the set of the “Three Stooges” movie, and played the part of Bill Murray’s home in “Zombieland.” It also made a few appearances on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and was showcased on MTV’s “Teen Cribs” by Najjar’s teens Jamen and Katelin.
2051 Madonna Ln, La Habra, CA 90631
List Price: $649,900
Listed by: Dominic Petrossi, T.N.G. Real Estate Consultants
Nadya Suleman, otherwise known as “Octomom,” foreclosed on this La Habra home last summer. The new owner purchased it from the bank in December 2012 for $492,000, and promptly went to work remodeling it. It’s now back on the market for $649,900. Redfin Agent Nani Luculescu toured the home five months ago, when the bank was trying to sell it, and left this insight: “Original kitchen with pinkish countertops & holes in the ceiling where a toilet leak from upstairs was cut out. Backyard has artificial grass and some graffiti that still shows despite the attempt to paint over it. Master has nice jacuzzi tub & remodeled shower stall.” Based on the listing photos, it looks like the kitchen countertop has been replaced and holes repaired, and the backyard graffiti removed.
1600 Summit Ridge Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
List Price: $5,650,000
Listed by: Debra Lynn Smalley, Coldwell Banker-BH South
The Beverly Hills home once owned by Patty Duke and rented by Sharon Tate just sold for $5,650,000. Duke rented this home while married to Harry Falk, and lived there while filming “Valley of the Dolls,” which will go down in history as one of the most hilariously horrible movies ever made. Later on Sharon Tate and Roman Polanskirented the home from Duke. The Polanski’s wanted to buy it, but Duke didn’t want to sell, so they settled for the house at 10050 Cielo Drive, where Tate was murdered in 1969.
23538 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
List Price: $12,000,000
Listed by: Susan Monus, Coldwell Banker-Malibu West
A sale is pending on the Malibu home owned by Elliot Handler, the co-founder of Mattel. Handler lived in the home for more than 20 years before his death. He and his wife, Ruth Handler, developed some of the biggest-selling toys in American history, including Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels. Their home has entertaining rooms, a bar area, a library/game room, an attached tea room, and a large oceanfront master bedroom suite with a private patio, but the decor is much more mid-century modern than Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse.
16490 El Hito Pl, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $5,295,000
Listed by: Robert Radcliffe, Sotheby’s International Realty
Barry Josephson, the producer of Disney’s “Enchanted” and the TV series “Bones,” just listed his Pacific Palisades home for $5,295,000. Josephson purchased the property in April 2009 for $3 million. From 1991-1997, Josephson served as vice president of production at Columbia Pictures, where he was responsible for such hits as “Men in Black,” “Air Force One,” “The Fifth Element,” and “Anaconda.” Privately gated and at the end of a cul-de-sac, this East Coast traditional home overlooks the ocean with views of Catalina and Palos Verdes. The master suite has a sweeping deck that takes advantage of the fabulous view.
11040 Tibbs St, Dallas, TX 75230
List Price: $1,250,000
Listed by: Clay Stapp, CLAY STAPP + CO
A sale is pending on the Dallas home owned by Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher Derek Holland. Holland first listed the home in June 2012 for $1.4 million, but took it off the market a month later. He relisted it on February 19, 2013, for the same price. On March 13 he dropped the price to $1.25 million, which must have done the trick! The home includes a gym, game room, home theater, an outdoor living area with a fireplace and TV, and modern touches such as blue lighting underneath the kitchen inset.
23639 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
List Price: $4,250,000
Listed by: Irene Dazzan-Palmer, Coldwell Banker-Malibu Colony
This Malibu contemporary home is owned by interior designer Karin Blake and has been featured in Architectural Digest. Blake purchased the home in 1993 for $870,000. It has been on and off the market numerous times over the past 20 years, but there have been no buyers yet. Blake listed it on April 1 for $4,250,000. You can see her sense of style in the listing photos; unique statues and artwork adorn the walls, and the furniture has a rustic contemporary feel.
17872 Tramonto Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $3,395,000
Listed by: Judy Orsini, Coldwell Banker-Pac. Palisades
Robert Blackwill, an American lobbyist and retired diplomat, just listed his Pacific Palisades home for $3,395,000. Blackwill was the United States Ambassador to India, and United States National Security Council Deputy for Iraq, where he was a liaison between Paul Bremer and Condoleezza Rice. He purchased the home in 2009 for $2,575,000. Based on the listing photos, it looks like Blackwill brought back a lot of furniture and décor from his travels.
3833 Malibu Vista Dr, Malibu, CA 90265
List Price: $1,875,000
Listed by: James Respondek, Sotheby’s International Realty
The Malibu home owned by artist Paul Brizzi just sold for $1,875,000. Brizzi, together with his brother Gaëtan, worked as a storyboard/concept artist and sequence director on many beloved children’s movies and TV shows, including “Babar,” “DuckTales The Movie,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Tarzan” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” The contemporary home offers unobstructed mountain and ocean views and skylights in the dining and living areas to let in the Malibu sun.
624 Lachman Ln, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $1,795,000
Listed by: Jody Fine, Prudential CA – Palisades
Alice West, the producer of “Ally McBeal,” “Ugly Betty,” and “House of Lies” listed this Pacific Palisades home on April 1 for $1,795,000. You can see her director’s chair and Emmy awards in the listing photos. She’s lived in the home for more than 13 years. The exterior of the home features lush landscaping and a fountain with an intricate mural.
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