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Tom Cruise estate in Hollywood Hills

Around the Southland: Tom Cruise sells hilltop estate

                Big property deal for superstar, Tom Cruise. After months on the market, recently the “Mission Impossible” actor sold his Hollywood Hills estate for $11.4 million, according to the Trulia celebrity blog. The 2.5 acre “European-style” compound in Laurel Canyon has  stunning views and two homes connected by stone driveways, walking paths, and lush landscaping. Cruise bought the homes separately about 10 years ago. One has seven bedrooms and seven and a half baths, the other three bedrooms and... Read More →

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Bob and Dolores Hope Estate for sale

Around the Southland: Update Bob and Dolores Hope estate

That stunning Toluca Lake estate of Bob and Dolores Hope is still on the market and there have been some changes in the listing. At one point in 2013, the more than five acre spread was on the market for $27.5 million. Since then, the price has fluctuate, but remained in the 20-million dollar range. The asking price now is $22 million. Also, if the entire estate and its price tag are too much to handle — the primary lot is up for sale for... Read More →

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Miley Cyprus Toluca Lake home up for sale

Around the Southland: Miley Cyrus puts Toluca Lake mansion up for sale

Pop singer, Miley Cyrus, is moving on from the family compound in Toluca Lake. Cyrus reportedly put the huge spread on the market for $5.99 million – just a little more than what the family paid for it back in May of 2007, according to the Trulia real estate blog. If you’ve got the bread to throw down for this property — you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. Nestled on a 26,939-square-foot lot surrounded by palm trees and tight security, the Tuscany-style  mansion has... Read More →

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Lady Gaga's new home in Malibu's Zuma Beach

Around the Southland: Lady Gaga buys mansion with “batcave”

Pop sensation, Lady Gaga, has made a new purchase in the Southland and the property includes what is known as a “batcave.” Gaga reportedly dropped $22.5 million for a large estate out in Malibu, according to Zillow. It sits on 6 acres across from Zuma Beach and has many of the typical amenities of a celebrity home including spectacular beachfront views, a wine cellar, and a home theater. However, the estate has something extra a bowling alley, which the previous homeowner called the “batcave.” The home seller is former Warner Bros... Read More →

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Frozen movie poster

Around the Southland: “Frozen” actress selling Studio City home

The actress who sings the popular Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” in the mega animated hit “Frozen” (2013) is parting ways with her Studio City home. Idina Menzel, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical, “Wicked,” is selling the home with her ex-husband, actor Taye Diggs. The couple announced their divorce last December and Diggs, star of such TV series as “The Practice” and movies like “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998)  has moved on and reportedly found love... Read More →

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The former home of Hollywood legend Betty Grable

Around the Southland: Estate once owned by screen legend up for sale

A Bel Air estate once owned by old Hollywood star, Betty Grable, is up for sale. The actress known for  her “million dollar legs” moved into the estate on Stone Canyon Road shortly after it was constructed in 1937. Between 1943-1951 Grable reportedly was the highest paid Hollywood celebrity. Also, she became even more famous for being the top poster “pin-up girl” in World War 11 for hot a  photo of her in a bathing suit. Grable moved out of the estate in the late 1940s. Since then,... Read More →

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"Hunger Games" Josh Hutcherson buys Studio City home

Around the Southland: “Hunger Games” star buys $1.25 million home

“Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson has bought a $1.25 million home on a tree-lined street in Studio City. The home is being called East Coast traditional and got a complete re-do back in 2011, according to the Trulia real estate blog. The 1,506 square foot three bedroom and two bath house, is beautifully decorated in black and white. The highlights of the property include dark hardwood floors, a cook’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, landscaped grounds, and lovely views of the hills. Despite the property’s pluses,... Read More →

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Dolly Parton SoCal home up for sale

Around the Southland: Dolly Parton puts SoCal home up for sale

Entertainer Dolly Parton is selling her home away from home. The actress/singer/songwriter has listed her West Hollywood property for $1.395 million. That’s only a small bump up from the $1.2 million Parton paid for the home in 2007, according to the Zillow blog. At a little less than 1,200 square feet, the 2-bedroom and 2-bath house is more cottage than palace. However, it’s packed with county charm and Southwest style. Outside, the well-kept grounds are private and dotted with trees, cacti, and potted plants. Apparently, the home... Read More →

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Meryl Streep selling L.A. home

Around the Southland: Meryl Streep selling newly purchased home

    The highly acclaimed actress, Meryl Streep, is trying to sell a newly purchased home in the Hollywood Hills for way more than she paid for it. Streep bought an ultra modern house above Sunset Plaza on the Sunset Strip, for $4.5 million in February of 2013, according to the Zillow blog. The 1950s home had been extensively remodeled in 2010 and turned into an ultra-chic property. Since Streep bought it just a little over a year ago, there doesn’t... Read More →

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Nicole Richie's Glendale estateup for sale

Around the Southland: Nicole Richie and hubby selling Glendale estate

Reality star, Nicole Richie, and hubby are selling a Glendale estate, according to the Zillow blog.  The asking price, $1, 875, 000. Before the couple married, Joel Madden bought the property for $75,000 less than the asking price  in 2004. Madden is the lead vocalist for the pop-punk group Good Charlotte. The 1930s Spanish Colonial at 1516 Hillcrest Avenue has been restored and upgraded. The mansion has 4-bedrooms, 4-baths, huge kitchen, oversized formal dining room, thick crown moldings, beamed ceilings, and French doors throughout. The lush... Read More →

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Sofia Vergara's new Beverly Hills home courtesy Trulia website

Around the Southland: Actress pays nearly $11 million for estate

“Modern Family” actress, Sofia Vergara, has some new digs in the Southland.  Vergara reportedly has shelled out nearly $11 million for an Italian-style villa in the heart of Beverly Hills. The ornate mansion has 7 bedroom and 11 baths and sits on a 11,400 square foot estate. The special features include a master suit with his and her bathrooms, Chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, movie theater, and extensive outside entertainment area, according to the Read More →

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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. Pacific Palisades home

Around the Southland: Actor’s Pacific Palisades estate sells for nearly $10 million

Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr., reportedly finalizing a deal to sell his posh and very private, Pacific Palisades estate for almost the asking price of $9,995, 000. The secluded English style mansion sits on nearly an acre of lush, park-like grounds, in the heart of the Palisades. Gooding bought the 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,753 square foot estate for $3.5 million in May of 2000. Along with the plush grounds, the property includes wine cellar, state-of-the-art theatre, detached guest suite, 6+ car garage/gym and 2 laundry rooms. Gooding... Read More →

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Rihanna's Pacific Palisades home

Around the Southland: Rihanna, Pink, and Jodie Foster put homes up for sale

Rihanna has put her Pacific Palisades pad up for sale. The 10,000-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 8-bath ultra modern mansion with a Caribbean-influence was never home sweet home for the singer. The Grammy winner  moved into the gated estate back in December of 2012, within a few short months, “trespassers, stalkers, and burglars” were arrested at or near the property, according to the Trulia website. The singer quickly moved out and put the place up for rent at $65,000 a month. It’s now up for sale — asking price $14,995,000. Pink... Read More →

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tom brady and gisele bunchen mansion for sale

Around the Southland: Celebrity mansion listed for $50 million

It was supposed to be their dream home, but now NFL star, Tom Brady, and his wife supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, have put their custom designed Brentwood estate up for sale. The asking price: $50 million, according to Trulia.com . The celebrity couple spent years supervising the work on the European style country estate, which sits on nearly four acres and has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby canyons. Last October, the estate was featured in the upscale Architectural Digest. The couple may... Read More →

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Matin new Malibu estate

Around the Southland: Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Malibu estate

Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, and her rocker husband, Chris Martin, have a new getaway place on the ocean. The 4 bedroom and 3 bath home reportedly sits on an acre of secluded Malibu beach  and sold last month for $14 million, according to the Zillow blog. The home, once appeared in the Wall Street Journal, “… incorporates the outdoors in the living space ….”and has special features like heated sandstone floors, a chef’s kitchen, and a yoga studio. Photos here. Paltrow won a best... Read More →

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Around the Southland: Justin Bieber’s Kardashian connection

Pop rock troubled teen, Justin Bieber, has unloaded his Calabasas party mansion — the scene of many of his antics — including the alleged egging of a neighbor’s yard. Bieber bought the 1.28 property for $6.5 million back in April of 2012. A number of reports are saying the property has been sold to Khloe Kardashian for somewhere around $7.2 million. Newly divorced from trouble NBA basketball player, Lamar Odom, Khloe sold her Tarzana home recently to “Big Bang Theory” actress, Kaley Cuoco, for $5.49 million. Oh, and... Read More →

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Bel Aire home up for sale

Around the Southland: Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, and Ryan Reynolds

Celebrity couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are looking for new digs. Carey and Cannon have put their Bel Aire mansion up for sale. The asking price: $12.995 million, according to the Zillow blog. The estate has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an indoor basketball court, and a custom nursery, which has been home to the couple’s twins Monroe and Moroccan. Also, the gated property has room to park 20 vehicles. The couple purchased the property in 2009 for $6.795 million. Meanwhile, actor Ryan Reynolds has finally unloaded his Hollywood Hills... Read More →

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Former Hancock Park home of actress Patricia Heaton bought by TV producer

Around the Southland: Creator of TV drama “Scandal” buys Hancock Park estate

The former Hancock Park estate of actress, Patricia Heaton, has sold again. This time to behind the camera super talent and TV writer/ producer, Shonda Rhimes. The deal for the 50,000 square foot property closed earlier this month for $8.8 million, according to the Trulia blog. The “Everybody Loves Raymond” star sold the property last May for $8 million. The new buyer put it back on the market in November for $8.99 million. The huge house has six bedrooms, library and gourmet kitchen. Outside, a guest... Read More →

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Actor Robert Pattinson sells Los Feliz home

Around the Southland: Actor Robert Pattinson sells Los Feliz love nest

Actor Robert Pattinson has sold his Los Feliz hacienda-style home for $6.375 million. The deal closed yesterday, according to the Forbes website. The architecturally significant property reportedly sits on a terraced 1.5 acre lot with extensive gardens, lagoon pool, and spectacular city views. The home is one of the first to be built in the Los Feliz hills. Pattinson bought the mansion from  basketball legend, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, back in September of 2011. The actor nested there with his “Twilight” co-star and... Read More →

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Venus Williams Los Angeles home

Around the Southland: Tennis star Venus Williams lists L.A. home

Tennis champion/ interior designer, Venus Williams, has put her Los Angeles home on the market. Williams remodeled the post-and-beam mid-century Hollywood Hills home since purchasing it in 2005 for $1.9 million, according to the Zillow blog. Despite extensive upgrades, the home at 2521 Astral Drive Los Angeles 90046 is now listed for $1,799,000. A bargain for the right buyer. More photos and details about the property here. Meanwhile, Williams reportedly is focusing on tennis right now — getting ready for the Australian Open which starts next... Read More →

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Katy Perry's Hollywood Hills home sold

Around the Southland: Singer Katy Perry sells Hollywood Hills mansion

Pop diva, Katy Perry, is really getting a fresh start this new year. Perry finally sold the Hollywood Hills mansion she bought with ex-husband comedian/actor, Russell Brand, according to the Zillow blog. The estate was on the market last April for $6.9 million — it finally sold for $5.5 million. Perry apparently wanted a cash sell — and that may have been one of the reasons for the difficulty in finding a buyer. More here.

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