Category: Celebrity Real Estate


The Real Hollywood Residence of Some of Today’s Virtual Internet Stars

Ever wonder where the “stars” of some of yesterday and today’s social media sites reside? Look no further than 1600 Vine Street, a 550-unit apartment complex located just a tad bit south of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.

While they may not be appearing on the “big screen,” many of the videos that are produced here by the building’s residents – which by the way, include a baby monkey, a pony, and even a husky dog sporting pink ears – have been viewed billions of times online.

In fact, many people all around the globe can likely identify the more popular filming areas of the building, like the courtyard and the gym, as well as the walkways that are lined with well-recognized beige blocks.

Over the past few years, this complex – which commands monthly rents in the neighborhood of $2,500 – has been a particularly big draw among the “famous” stars of YouTube and Instagram. (And to the formerly well-known stars of the now-defunct short video app, Vine).

While names like Lele Pons, Juanpa Zurita, and Paul and Jake Logan may not necessarily be as recognizable as the Kardashians, a fair number of these Internet actors, comedians, and social media influencers can – and often do – build up a similar following and net worth.

Take, for instance, Internet actor Ray Diaz, who shortly after moving into the iconic building built up more than 3 million online followers, and soon went from driving an Uber to driving a Bentley.


Well-Known LA Landmark Home on the Market for the First Time

Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number 170 – which is also better known as the home of the pioneering architect Paul Revere Williams – is currently on the market for the very first time in its 65+ year history.

The two-story home, designed by Williams himself in 1951, and that served as his own personal residence until his passing in 1980, is located in the Lafayette Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in a gated community.

More recently, the 4,400 square foot home – which features a wrap-around roof terrace and an expansive lanai patio – has been used as the site of many of LA’s social events, as well as the home of Williams’ granddaughter, who is the author of numerous books.

Both residents and guests alike have marveled at the green marble fireplace, the breathtaking art-deco style staircase, and the soffit ceilings. Another distinctive feature is the built-in furniture that can be found in many of the rooms.

In addition, situated here on the nearly 12,000 square foot lot is also a cute two-room guest house that includes a kitchenette, a powder room and full bath, and a living room with a full bar.

The home’s current asking price is just under $2.4 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Inking the Biggest Deal in LA Real Estate History

Although there is certainly no shortage of impressive real estate throughout the southern California coast, it appears that the most expensive deal in Malibu, as well as in Los Angeles county, may be happening right now.

Canadian investor Daryl Katz – who is also the owner of the Edmonton Oilers professional hockey franchise – is reportedly in escrow on a death to purchase an $85 million beach home. But that’s not all. In addition, because Katz is also buying the contents of the home – for an additional price tag of roughly $35 million – the total $120 million deal will zoom to the top of the list.

So what exactly does $120 million get you in Malibu these days?

For starters, Katz will be the proud new owner of a six acre, seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom, waterfront property that includes a workout room, a screening room, and the longest swimming pool in the entire state of California (which, in case you were wondering, is 168 feet – or half the length or a football field).

In addition to a plethora of countless other amenities and priceless furnishing, the walls of the home are said to be adorned with valuable artwork from the likes of Ed Ruscha and the famed Andy Warhol.


Simon Cowell Seals the Deal on a New Malibu Estate

While he may have had lot of options to choose from, Simon Cowell appears to have given the thumbs up on a new 10,000 square foot mansion in Malibu as a place to call home. Situated on roughly two acres that overlook the blue Pacific, this seven-bedroom property has it all.

Just some of the alluring amenities that you’ll find here include a master suite with its own fireplace – along with an adjacent massage room – as well as stone floors and walls of glass that provide plenty of views of the outdoor pool, spa and tennis court. There’s also lots of room to grill, or just sit and enjoy the Southern California sunset from the exterior patio space.

So how much did this new purchase set The America’s Got Talent star back?

Offer and (reportedly) sale price came to a cool $25 million.

While this home will be new digs for Cowell, it isn’t his first foray into the Malibu property market. The reality TV show star and music producer also owns a residence in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills (although rumor has it that Cowell is planning to put this estate on the market soon).


Rare Opportunity to Own the Original King of Rock and Roll’s Honeymoon Home

With five bedrooms and five baths, this former honeymoon home of the original King of Rock and Roll – and named the “House of Tomorrow” back in 1962 – offers plenty of living space within its 5,000 square feet. Uniquely designed in a circular shape (by the iconic architect William Krisel), the home consists of four “stacked” spaces.

Mr. Presley actually rented the home for a time in the mid-1960s, and following their wedding in 1967, Elvis and Priscilla returned to this abode. The residence sits on over an acre of ground, which also includes a tennis court and an oversized, sparkling backyard pool.

Numerous floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light, providing a bright and neutral feel throughout, and offering a fantastic view of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Coachella Valley.

Although the home, which is located in a private cul-de-sac at 1350 Ladera Circle in Palm Springs, was on the market back in 2014 with a price tag of just under $10 million, it is currently listed with an asking price of $5.9M. Private tours can be arranged for those who are interested in this rare opportunity.


Charming Holmby Hills Mansion with Presidential History on the Market

Imagine entertaining in the same magnificent surroundings where former U.S. Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, along with Hollywood royalty such as Zsa Zsa Gabor and Joan Collins, once attended as the guests of entrepreneur and philanthropist Marcia Israel-Curly.

Originally built in 1937, this 7,500 square foot masterpiece – which is set among greenery and terraces – has 7 bedrooms and 9 baths, a library, an updated eat-in chef’s kitchen, and spacious living and dining room areas.

You’ll marvel at the early 20th century architecture, which includes beautiful arches, impeccable crown molding, and a multitude of French doors throughout. Numerous windows allow for plenty of natural light throughout the home as well.

On the exterior you’ll find a 6-car garage, with plenty of additional outdoor space for vehicles. Adorning the approximately 1.7 acres there is a myriad of gardens and walking paths and a grandiose in-ground swimming pool, along with a playground for younger residents and guests. Situated at the end of a secluded drive, the estate also offers plenty of privacy.

This property is located at 10350 Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills, and it is currently listed for sale at $29.5 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.


Is Rihanna the Newest Beverly Grove Home Flipper?

Whether she’s having money-related issues, or she is simply seeking a way to supplement her current income, Rihanna has already put up a For Sale sign on the five bedroom Beverly Grove home she just purchased this past August.

Initially constructed in 1926, the residence offers plenty of space and privacy, both inside and out – starting with a row of tall, but neatly trimmed hedges, and a fence to block out gawkers from the front walkway.

All of the main house bedrooms feature an en-suite bath, and each also opens to an outdoor space. And, for those who like to spend time in the kitchen, there’s an added benefit of newer, high-end appliances.

Additional amenities in this Spanish-style abode include a small swimming pool in the back yard, as well as a back house that offers an upstairs bedroom for guests, along with a large main floor lounge.

While the residence does not appear to have been remodeled or renovated in the past few months (although it has been re-staged), the current asking price is $2.85 million – which is $100,000 more than her original purchase price. Private tours of the home can be arranged for interested buyers.


Serena Williams Has Sights Set on a New 90210 Beverly Hills Address

Tennis ace Serena Williams and her new daughter are planning to make a big move soon into their newly built 6,000 square foot home in the Beverly Hills Post Office vicinity. The residence offers five bedrooms, and 6 1/2 baths, as well as numerous amenities to fit Williams’ lifestyle – which include a yoga / workout room, game room, home theatre, and music room.

From the master bedroom, an attached balcony offers some stunning views of the city below. And the kitchen would make any chef jealous, with its custom cabinets, and large island that includes Bianco Bella marble.

Situated on a roughly quarter-acre yard, there is plenty to enjoy outside, as well, including a pool, grilling area, and most of all, privacy. The property also features an ample sized 2-car garage, along with additional exterior space for several more vehicles.

While the price tag on William’s new mansion is in the $6.7 million range, it shouldn’t serve up too much of an upset, as the 39-time Grand Slam winner – who also recently became a new mom – has listed her current Bel Air home for just under $12 million.


Ellen Degeneres Adds Another Home to Her “Collection”

Talk show host and comedian Ellen Degeneres has added the next home to her “collection of cool houses” – this one being a Santa Barbara beachfront mansion – with the price tag of just over $18.5 million.

Situated in the quiet beach town of Carpinteria – and just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of LA – this home has it all, starting with a fantastic blue Pacific Ocean view that can be taken in from the large deck, numerous wide windows, and the roughly one acre yard.

With just under 6,000 square feet of living area, this five-bedroom home, six-and-a-half bath crib has plenty of space, along with some unique amenities, such as a master suite that has an office, a massive bathroom, and even a fireplace, as well as an exterior fireplace and sleeping area.

Visitors can enjoy relaxing and listening to the waves in the one-bedroom guest house that is also located on the property.

In working to “even out” her array of residences, Degeneres presently has her Montecito estate, which includes an Italian themed villa on the property, on the sale block. This 17-acre parcel is currently listed for $45 million.


Keep Up with Kris Jenner – Even Without Watching TV

Regardless of whether you love or hate the Kardashians, there’s a way that you can literally “keep up” with them 24 / 7 from home. That’s because the television residence of Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the group, is now listed for sale.

The Studio City mansion, built in 1983 and boasting more than 7,800 square feet of living space, offers seven bedrooms, and eight spacious baths, along with a chef’s kitchen with breakfast area, and a separate dining room. In the master suite, you will find large dual closets, and direct access to a private jacuzzi and saltwater pool.

In true Kardashian style, there is a long list of other amenities to be found here, such as numerous chandeliers, carved fireplaces, and a two-story entry. The home also features its own screening room and wine cellar (complete with tasting room) inside, along with a pool, spa, fountains, and large area for barbecuing outdoors.

Also seen on a myriad of other television shows, the likes of which include True Blood, and American Horror Story, this estate, which is located at 11947 Iredell Street in Fryman Canyon Estates, is currently listed for sale at $7.9 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.