Light, camera, action, then home! Southern California is home to many of Hollywood’s top celebrities. Read about celebrity homes that have recently left and entered the California real estate market.
Kelsey Grammer’s Malibu Home Sells for $13 Million
A lucky buyer recently snatched up the mansion that Kelsey and Camille Grammer once called home, at a price tag of $12.94 million. It’s a worthy investment, considering the property’s enviable location. The home perches atop a tree-studded bluff that overlooks a glittering swimming pool surrounded by a stone path, and a steep stairway that leads back up to the mansion. The actor, who is best known for his role in the long-running hit sitcom Frasier, bought the house in 1998 for $4 million, and was able to turn in impressive profit, as a result of the area’s booming housing market, along with the property’s myriad housing amenities.
The meticulously landscaped grounds envelope a private pool and hot tub. Strolling the five-acre property, one can see a horse stable, tennis courts and a lily pond inspired by the artwork of Claude Monet. One of the estate’s most striking features is an ivy-covered stone temple that dates back to the 18th century.
Inside the sprawling mansion’s 6,600 square foot main house, the actor had his run of four spacious bedrooms and a home theater. Four fireplaces add a note of relaxation and provide warmth from the mountain breezes for the new homeowner. Designed by world-renowned chef and entrepreneur Wolfgang Puck, the kitchen is the home’s piece de resistance. Al fresco dining areas include shaded outdoor patios and a rooftop deck that overlooks the mountainous landscape and the Pacific Ocean.
Close to the homes of other Hollywood elite, such as Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, Grammer’s former digs are located in the breathtaking Serra Retreat. The retreat is home to an active Franciscan monastery that was established more than 60 years ago. This gated community’s landscape highlights some of the best natural features of the southern California coast. Clusters of old-growth eucalyptus trees dot the landscape. The patch of land the retreat resides upon was initially conceived as a home for Malibu’s influential Rindge family.
Kim and Kanye’s Starter Home
In other celebrity real estate news, Hollywood’s couple that you love-to-hate/hate-to-love, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, have listed their west Los Angeles home on the real estate market for $20 million. Experts say the price is right, considering the rising prices of luxury real estate in this affluent area. Situated on 3.5 acres that include a vineyard, the mansion has 10 bathrooms and eight bedrooms, and has undergone roughly $2 million in upgrades, despite the fact that the couple never moved in. Instead, they’ll be nesting nearby in Hidden Hills, in yet another luxe abode. Their new digs will be equipped with two swimming pools and his and hers vineyards.
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(all data current as of 5/25/2017)
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