So, no, you won’t be able to afford this Los Angeles penthouse if your job’s a joke and you’re broke, but if you’re wanting to live in the tony digs of one Matthew Perry (also known as Chandler Bing of the hit show “Friends”), it went on the market this week.
Compass Realtor Gregory Holcomb calls the 9,290 square foot pad a “mansion in the sky,” and he’s not wrong at all. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home takes up the entire 40th floor of the Century building.
It may not be “a crib with a studio and it’s all full of tracks to add to the wall, full of plaques, hanging up in the office in back of his house like trophies,” but when we saw his Los Angeles manse was on the market, we didn’t forget about Dr. Dre.
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Dre’s 16,200 square-foot home is in the luxury-laden and private Westchester County Estates, an enclave protected by guards and a gate. The home itself also sits behind a gated drive.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Grammy-winning rap artist and founder and chief executive of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics paid $2.35 million for the home in 1999. The French country-style home has been extensively renovated since the purchase.
Inside, the renovations include two kitchens, a 250-bottle wine cellar, a movie theater, and an elevator so you can reach all three stories of the home with ease (although don’t miss the grand staircase in the foyer).
No word on where Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham is heading to next, but he and his wife have turned into quite the real estate investors — and their latest home, a true celebrity compound in Brentwood, California, is now up for grabs.
Realtor.com reports that Buckingham and his interior designer wife Kristen bought a 1.2-acre double lot for $6.6 million in 2004, and have listed the custom home they built and decorated for $29.5 million. Several years ago, the two bought a $5.8 million lot and built a spec home, and eventually sold it for $19 million.
This latest listing is very private, sitting behind double gates and tons of lush landscaping. Inside, the main home is full of Old-World, European touches, without feeling stuffy. (more…)
Rock ‘n’ roll like the best of them in a custom-fitted geodesic dome! Best known for its famed owner, guitarist Nicky Panicci, it has been masterfully restored into one of the most unique properties to ever hit Eagle Rock — or the country for that matter. And the iconic rocker compound could be yours to the tune of $1.699 million.
Living here means owning not one, but two expansive structures on a rare half-acre lot.
In addition to the main house and separate garage, a second accessory dome dwelling, built in the 1980s, sits at the top of the lot. This is the perfect place to escape the city and soak up the mountain views.
This is what it looks like to live on Legends Lane! Arnold Palmer’s custom-built Craftsman in Unity Township, Pennsylvania, is up for grabs and it could be yours for under $1 million. The stunning woodland retreat backs to Arnold Palmer Drive and offers a glimpse into the legend’s lifestyle.
Ideally perched at the end of a private road, on a 0.58-acre lot sits the four-bedroom, three-full-and-two-half bathroom estate. Lushly landscaped and enveloped by nature, the home offers rustic warmth and elegance. The listing agent calls it a “custom-built, craftsman home unlike any other.”
When Aaron and Candy Spelling built The Manor, their lavish 14-bedroom, 56,500-square-foot estate in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills, they ticked off a lot of neighbors.
“The Spellings were generally unpopular among their Mapleton Drive neighbors, who watched the French chateau-style mansion slowly take shape over two years, at an estimated cost of $12 million,” Realtor.com explained a few years ago when current owner (and British heiress) Petra Ecclestone bought the home at age 22. “At the time, they described dealing with heavy construction equipment and throngs of curious onlookers.”
In fact, one neighbor filed an injunction against the Spellings that sought to limit the number of construction trucks that came to the property and to require reimbursement for any damage to neighbors’ property.
Before the Spellings began building, they had to tear down the home of another Hollywood legend — Bing Crosby, who lived in a 15,000 square foot (what a shack, right?) mansion from 1943 to 1964.
Ecclestone bought the home in 2011, and briefly placed it on the market in 2016 for $200 million. It was listed again seven days ago for $160 million.(more…)
Are you the ultimate “Game of Thrones” fan? Are you sure? Because maybe you can’t lay claim to that unless you pony up $656,452 for the castle in Northern Ireland that has served the series as Riverrun Castle, the ancestral home of Catelyn Stark.
Gosford Castle — or, you know, Riverrun, was of course also the site of the Red Wedding from the HBO show’s third season as well.
But even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, the history behind the castle and the income property potential might also sway you toward opening up your bank account.(more…)
“I still have my home in San Antone When I greet my neighbor with a ‘hi y’all’ I’m wealthy as a king upon a throne You can have your mansion or your cottage small I’ll just take my home in San Antone”
Or, you know, not. Seems George Strait is putting his San Antonio Santa Fe-style abode on the market — and if you’re looking for plenty of room to roam and some pretty plush living, this estate in The Dominion might just be the luxury property you’re looking for.
How do we know? Well, there’s the 12.2 secluded acres that come with the property at 10 Davenport, the one-of-a-kind design by the late Bill Tull, 14 hand-sculpted fireplaces, stained glass windows, Saguaro cactus rib shutters, custom long leaf yellow pine hardwood floors, and a custom-designed copper bar top, for starters.