Lea Black might be a television personality, author, philanthropist, political activist, and entrepreneur, but she’s also somewhat of a real estate investor as well, considering the fact that she currently owns five homes: two in LA and three in Miami.
Whether she’s looking to downsize her real estate investment portfolio or is looking to plant her capital in other properties, the “Real Housewives of Miami” star has recently listed two of her homes, including one in Hollywood Hills.
Lea, who shares her homes with lawyer hubby Roy Black, plans on spending more time in Southern California compared to Miami where the show is filmed.
The LA-area home Mrs. Black has listed is located in the highly coveted Sunset Plaza neighborhood. The couple purchased the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom expanse back in 2004 for $1.76 million and lived in it a few months out of each year. The home has been put on the market for $.895 million. The other LA home Lea continues to own is just over a mile away and twice the size of the home she’s listed.
Situated on a wide street with plenty of parking, there’s lots of room for entertaining. In fact, Lea boasts to have catered many elite Hollywood types during the 12 years that she’s owned the place.
Built in 1959, the 3,536-square-foot Midcentury home has since been renovated. It boasts bold marble floors and ultra-modern fixtures paired with timeless features. The combination of the home’s mirrored walls with the floor-to-ceiling windows provides oodles of light and reflective properties to truly illuminate the space, not to mention offering incredible views of downtown LA all the way to Santa Catalina Island.
The first level features an open common area with a high-ceiling living room, a formal dining area, and a family room with a wet bar. The master bedroom features a spa-like ensuite bathroom decorated in vibrant tile. The other three of the four bedrooms are located on the second floor down, along with a family room, and the third floor down features a media room with tiered seating, snack bar, and guest room with its own private entrance. See what are the five home features Hollywood celebrities can’t live without.
Every level of the property is lined with terrace balconies, which extend the living space to the outdoors.
One of the home’s more innovative features that’s perfect for water-restricted California is the landscaping, which was designed and constructed with drought-resistant features to keep it lush and low-maintenance, and requiring limited water to upkeep.
The other home Lea has listed is on Star Island in Miami. The market in the Southern Florida city is rather hot right now, prompting the TV star to take advantage of a potentially hefty profit.
Lea isn’t the only “Housewives” alum who’s been dabbling in the Southern California real estate market lately. Kelly Dodd of “Real Housewives of Orange County” listed her remodeled Corona del Mar home for $6.25 million earlier this year, almost $3 million more than what she bought it for just two years ago.
“Real Housewives of Dallas” cast member Stephanie Hollman just sold her Venice home last month for $5.61 million, and quickly purchased another property in Dallas at an auction. Last but not least, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump recently spent $630,000 on a condominium in West Hollywood.
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