Photos: Jordan Reid, courtesy of Compass

What can you get for $1.95 million in Malibu’s posh Paradise Cove? How about a bohemian mobile home custom styled by legendary fashion designer Betsey Johnson! Ideally located in one of Malibu’s most exclusive enclaves, this isn’t your average mobile home. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode is like a whimsical burst of pure happiness wrapped in a tropical setting with lush landscaping and a lifestyle most can only dream of.

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penthouseSo, 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. 

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DreIt 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).

 

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This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.

From a nature perspective, the grounds are a breathtaking fusion of orchards, flower gardens, lush lawns, a boxwood maze, and miles of trails as well as a spring-fed lake and dock. The English Park setting is further enhanced by sprawling flagstone terraces leading to a sparkling 60-feet swimming pool, lighted tennis court, stone pavilion, and outdoor chess set.

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One can only imagine how much musical history legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch made at this circa 1839 compound. But one thing is certain: the awe-inspiring 40-acre estate – bordered by lush meadows and wooded greenery – is ideally arranged for creativity.

From a visual standpoint, the reimagination of noted architect Paul Gleicher takes center stage. While his design scheme preserved the historic architecture of the 12,000-square-feet compound, interiors are a blend of 19th-century design elements and 21st-century luxury.

Converting Four Barns Farm to Hudson Valley Chic

Since four old barns were the only reminders of the property’s farming heritage, Gleicher converted the structures into functional buildings to complement today’s lifestyle, and he made them the centerpiece of the estate. In keeping with the barn motif, each building contains a stunning mix of oak paneling, exposed beams, and wide board floors. (more…)

buckinghamNo 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.

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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.”

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