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Ellen DeGeneres Purchases Architectural Masterpiece

Behind Blondie Parks favorite talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, is known for her love of houses.    Therefore, it was no surprise when the news broke that she and wife Portia De Rossi  had  purchased “The Brody House.”

Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi's new abode is right next door to the Playboy Mansion.The 13,511 square foot  modern architectural splendor was built in 1951 for a Los Angeles real estate investor and civic leader Sidney Brody and his wife Frances.  The residence sits on 2.3 acres and is located on  360 South Mapleton Drive  in L.A.’s Hombly Hills.  This particular area along with  Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills form the “Platinum Triangle” of Los Angeles’ priciest and most exclusive neighborhoods.

As we all know, the 55-year-old talk show host has an appreciate for beauty, design,  details,  great architecture and amenities.   One  “amenity” worth noting is that the 6 bedroom mansion  is located beside Hugh Hefner’s  infamous “Playboy” mansion.   It  has 9 1/2 bathrooms  all of  which are accented with exquisite black tile and  granite countertops.    The use of these materials extend into other areas throughout the house adding to the beauty of the unique structure and  open floor plan design.

The  gated mansion boasts  of grandeur.  It was constructed with the finest materials and throughout the years has been updated to maintains it’s value as well as the reputation of being what many say is “the best house in L.A.”

The residence offers many  other built-in features such as cabinets, bookshelves,  atmosphere lighting, tilted ceilings and glass walls all of which would make any avid architectural buff’s  jaw drop the moment that they entered the residence.

The modern iconic estate  is equally as appealing on the outside…The  Olympic sized  swimming pool, spa and tennis courts are set among beautifully landscape  gardens edge with stone walls.   The residence, described as an entertainer’s dream  is designed for outdoor entertaining as well.  There is an enclosed  courtyard which is said to be a work of art within itself.  The spacious area features a  fireplace with accents of both brick and stone as well as a sheltering tree which offers privacy and shade from the California sun as well as a star gazers paradise at night.

LA-the-brody-houseEllen is also known to add her own finishing touches on the real estate she has purchased in the past.  Her fine taste and appreciation for great works of art will enhance the beauty of the recently renovated estate.

The  ” architectural work of art” was designed in 1949 by  Los Angeles-based architect and educator, A. Quincy Jones.  Jones   is known for innovative buildings in the modernist style and for urban planning that pioneered the use of greenbelts and green design.

According to sources  the couple purchased their “dream home” for $39,888,000.

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Investment Banker Steven Mayer Buying Manison Where Michael Jackson’s Lived

The mansion located in Holmby Hills , where the legendary “King of Pop” Michael Jackson lived and died has a buyer.

The 17,000 sq ft, seven-bedroom house, which is located on  100 North Carolwood Drive was designed by Richard Landry and built in 2002 on 1.26 acres. It has seven bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms, a theater, an elevator, a spa and gym, and a guesthouse.

The house has been on and off the market since 2008 (with a starting price of $38 million), and was renting to Jackson for $100,000 a month when he suddenly died in June 2009.

According to sources…the buyer is a very wealthy investment banker named Steven Mayer.  Mayer reportedly purchased residence at a price ranging between $17 and $20 million.

The estate was originally listed at $24 million.   

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Celebrity Houses:
June 20th, 2012

“You’ve Got Mail” actress, Meg Ryan, will soon be handing over the keys to her Bel Air mansion to it’s new owner. According to sources Ryan’s 6,877 square foot home has been sold to Adam Bernhard, who just sold his clothing company HauteLook Inc. to Nordstrom for $270 million

.Designer Bijan Pakzad Mansion For Sale

June 5th, 2012

The ritzy Beverly Hills mansion which belonged to former Iranian designer of menswear, jewelry, and fragrances Bijan Pakzad,  hits the real-estate market this week. Asking Price…a mere $12 million “buck-o’s” Pakzad, a renowned clothier whose designs were worn

Ryan Seacrest Buys Ellen DeGeneres Estate

May 17th, 2012

American radio personality, television host and network producer,  Ryan Seacrest, who, according to Forbes Magazine made $59 million in 2011, has the purchased the Beverly Hills estate which was belonged to comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi.  The couple purchased the house in 2007 for $29 million. The sell [...]

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Meg Ryan Bel Air Mansion Sold

“You’ve Got Mail” actress, Meg Ryan, will soon be handing over the keys to her Bel Air mansion to it’s new owner.

According to sources Ryan’s 6,877 square foot home has been sold to Adam Bernhard, who just sold his clothing company HauteLook Inc. to Nordstrom for $270 million.

Ryan bought the estate in 2000 and reportedly paid $8.6 million.

Her asking price was $11,400,000.  Bernhard paid $11,125,000.

The six-bedroom, 7-bathroom  historic Hollywood estate was built in 1931. It is situated  on .75 acres and has panoramic views of   overlooking Los Angeles and with views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Along with all the estates amenities…he will be in the company of great neighbors which include Jennifer Aniston, Michael Bay, Berry Gordy and Darren Star.

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Celebrity Homes…Who Lives Here

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  • was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins.
  • has slightly webbed toes on his right foot.
  • trained with a Navy Seal to improve his swimming skills for his role in the movie, The Guardian.
  • Along with Topher Grace, he chose not to renew his contract to do an 8th season of That 70s Show, wishing to pursue other projects.
  • was nominated for Worst Actor for his roles in the films Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Just Married (2003) and My Boss’s Daughter (2003).
  • lost the lead role of Drew Baylor in Elizabethtown to Orlando Bloom when Cameron Crowe decided he wanted an actor that had a solid    résumé  consisting of Theatre and Drama school training.
  • is a brother of the Delta Chi Fraternity, along with Kevin Costner and Alan Heitz.
  • dropped out from University of Iowa to pursue modeling. His major was biochemical engineering.

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Celebrity Homes, Yabba Dabba Do

According to sources… Former ” American Bandstand” host Dick Clark, 82, is selling a house…It is  in Malibu and sits on a 23 acre spread.  However…it looks like it ought be in Bedrock and belong to Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

It is lacated atop a Bluff.  The 360 degree view of the Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean and Boney Mountains is amazing.

The one bedroom…two bathroom home which has the ambience of a bright cave  features a breakfast area, living room, bar, wine cellar and patio.

If your a caveman…it can be yours for a mere…$3,500,000.00 dollars.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell hoping to make big bucks from Malibu home – BUT will rent for lots of money too! Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell, one of Hollywood’s more durable couples, have listed their Malibu beach house for $14.749 million. But if that price tag is too much, Goldie Hawn is…read more here

Celebrity Houses, Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift lists her home just 4 MONTHS after she bought it! Country singer Taylor Swift has just listed the home she recently bought in Nashville for $1.45 million. A successful sale of the 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 4,925 square-foot home will mark the end of the songbird’s migration to Beverly Hills which started in…read more here

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