Katy Perry may have found a buyer for her Los Angeles home, Jeremy Renner made a fortune on a house flip, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams had no trouble selling his San Francisco home, while MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer can’t seem to unload his. Read on for details!
8159 Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Listed by: Ernie Carswell, Teles Properties, Inc.
Katy Perry may have finally found a buyer for the home she purchased with Russell Brand in 2011. Perry has been trying to sell the home since the beginning of this year. She originally tried to sell it under a pocket listing, but when that didn’t work she put it on the MLS on April 8 for $6,925,000. A few months later she chopped the price by $500,000, to $6,495,000. That must have done the trick, because now a sale is pending on the home.
Perry and Brand purchased the home in June 2011 for $6.5 million, so if it sells for the asking price, she’ll lose money on the home. The 8,835 square foot Los Angeles home has seven bedrooms and nine baths. It sits on nearly three acres, with views of the L.A. skyline. It comes with two guest houses, a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall, lush landscaping, and large hedges for privacy. The home was built in 1921 and has many unique details, including rod iron fixtures, curved ceilings, intricate tile, detailed woodwork, and art glass windows.
107 North Delfern Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Listed by: Rayni Romito, Hilton & Hyland
When he’s not starring in action movies like “The Bourne Legacy,” “Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” and “The Hurt Locker,” Jason Renner is flipping homes with his business partner, interior designer Kristoffer Winters (who also appeared in “Hurt Locker”). Last year Renner told Esquire magazine that since 2002, he and Winters have “bought and sold more than fifteen houses, each time slightly bigger, each time slightly braver.”
This flip was brave, but it paid off; Renner purchased the home on August 13, 2010, for $7 million, and it just sold for $24 million. The listing describes the home as “fit for a 21st century Howard Hughes.” It was completely remodeled by Renner and Winters, and has a Gatsbyesque -vibe, with antique-looking tile, intricate ceilings, a built-in bar and 20′s-style art and furniture. It is located in a prestigious Bel Air neighborhood and has 6 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, and spans more than 10,000 square feet.
313 Duncan St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Listed by: Eric Turner, McGuire Real Estate
Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, had no problem selling his home in San Francisco. Williams first listed it on July 12, 2013 for $2,995,000, and a sale was pending just a few weeks later, on July 23. It officially sold on August 16, for $3,200,000 – that’s $205,000 over the asking price!
The home was built in 1900 and features a Victorian-style façade, which opens to a new, high-end, upgraded interior. Unique touches include roof-mounted solar panels, a rooftop deck with views of the city, and a separate guest house.
2550 40th Ave W., Seattle, WA 98199
Listed by: Christine Doucet, Realogics Sotheby’s Int’l Rlty
Former Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer is having a tough time selling his home in Magnolia. He recently dropped the price by $400,000, from $4,400,000 to $3,999,999. And it’s not the first time this home has seen a price drop. Moyer first listed it in 2010 for $7.8 million, and then reduced the price by more than a million dollars in 2011, to $6.75 million. In 2012 he listed it for even less: $5.35 million. About five months later he reduced the price again, to $4.85 million. But when that didn’t work, he pulled it off the market, only to relist it on May 12, 2013, for $4.4 million.
Moyer purchased the Tudor-style home on Sept. 17, 2001, for $2,805,000. It was built in 1933 and retains many original features, including intricate parquet floors, carved oak wainscoting, coved plaster walls and leaded glass. Modern touches include a home theater, a dining room with multiple TV screens, a pool and spa, and built-in barbecue. There’s also a batting cage, so Moyer can practice his swing. The home spans 7,100 square feet and has seven bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It is surrounded by soaring hedges, offering plenty of privacy.
That’s the latest news on celebrity homes for sale. Which home is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!