Archive | July, 2012

Bruno Mars Buys Adult Digs

30 Jul

Bruno Mars Buys Adult Digs

 

He may only be 26 years old but singer-songwriter Bruno Mars already has one Grammy—plus half a dozen more Grammy nominations—and adequate scratch to drop several million clams on a quite contemporary and quintessentially Los Angeles crib at the tippy-top of L.A.’s geographically legendary Laurel Canyon. (more…)

Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Treehouses in Edinburgh

26 Jul

Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Treehouses in Edinburgh

JK Rowling has thrilled millions of children around the world with her Harry Potter books, but now the multi-millionaire is treating her own kids to two magical tree-top turrets custom-built by treehouse designer extraordinaire Blue Forest. Rumored to cost around £250,000, the treehouses are so big—each one 40ft in height—that the author has had to seek planning permission from Edinburgh Council. (more…)

Luxurious home off Juan Pablo Molyneux in N.Y.C.

25 Jul

Luxurious home off Juan Pablo Molyneux in N.Y.C.

Since we’re feeling in a New York State of mind today let’s continue from a contemporary, art-filled Union Square area loft owned by a Pulitzer Prize winning writer we discussed this morning to an opulent Upper East Side townhouse owned by the impeccably refined Chilean-born interior decorator Juan Pablo Molyneux and recently heaved on the open market with an asking price that may or may not be $48,000,000.

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Former Home of Mel Gibson with old mill

24 Jul

Former Home of Mel Gibson with old mill

Set on 75 acres in the blue-blooded enclave of Greenwich, CT, “Old Mill Farm” stands as a graceful relic of early-century luxe. The Tudor-style manor house, nestled among wooded hills and traditionally landscaped grounds, seems to somehow have avoided the passage of years, and its wood-paneled rooms, mullioned windows, and elaborately carved banisters and mantels are still as timely as the day they were installed. (more…)

Nicky Hilton’s crib in SoCal

23 Jul

Nicky Hilton’s crib in SoCal

In our mid-week celeb round up, we’re bringing you the deets on two completely unrelated celebrities and their equally divided real estate activities of the week. Socialite and designer Nicky Hilton and Canadian ‘recording artist’ Drake have both been busy in the Southern California market, trading up and trading out on some big-ticket digs. While Hilton is getting rid of her monochrome West Hollywood box, Drake shelled out the cash for an outsized estate in Hidden Hills. (more…)

NASCAR Champion Joe Nemechek’s Home

20 Jul

NASCAR Champion Joe Nemechek’s Home

Bidders will be off to the races next month in Mooresville, NC next month, where the home of NASCAR champion Joe Nemecheck is slated to hit the auction block. Originally listed for as much as $10.995 million, the 139-acre luxury horse property known as ‘Finncastle’ was originally built for another racing legend, NASCAR’s Ernie Irvan, in 2001. Now owned by Nemecheck, who was the Busch Series champion in 1992, the massive estate is now scheduled to sell to the highest bidder without reserve on August 2nd at an auction put on by the NYC-based Concierge Auctions. (more…)

Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles’s home in Los Angeles

19 Jul

Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles’s home in Los Angeles

The sunny Mediterranean home of actor Jensen Ackles has recently appeared on the real estate market of Los Angeles, CA. The 2,636-square-foot home, tucked into a secluded .3 of an acre in the Brentwood neighborhood, is offered at $3.5 million. (more…)

Former Spurs star Sean Elliott’s San Antonio home

18 Jul

Former Spurs star Sean Elliott’s San Antonio home

Sean Elliott, who starred at the University of Arizona before going on to enjoy a fruitful 12-year career in the NBA, has listed his San Antonio, TX estate. The Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer and two-time All-Star while with the San Antonio Spurs is asking $3.999 million for the Bexar County property, which is ever-so-eloquently described in the listing as a “Modern day palace with classic old world beauty.” (more…)