Friday, July 31, 2009

Celebrity homes for sale: THE BACHELOR HOUSE!

OKAY, just admit it! We have all watched it... The Bachelor. Curling up in the sofa with some diet coke and ice cream watching a handsome guy pick and chose between 25 gorgeous women. Mmm... that's entertainment. Why do the women sign up? I have no idea! Why do the bachelor sign up? Duh! It is just what a man needs to keep him humble, 25 women fighting and making fools of themselves just so that one can end up with the ring and get dumped a few months later.

Well, you can say what you want about the show... but I have always LOVED the house! And it turns out it's for sale! So here you go, take a look at the BACHELOR house and be a judge for yourself. Is it as beautiful in real life or does everything look better on TV?

This is were the rose ceremony takes place. Cheesy, but oh so fun to watch!

This recently built hacienda of approximately 8000 square feet is truly unparalleled in design and construction. Also on the property sits a separate 4000 square foot accessory building/studio, complete with A/C, restroms and internet capability; perfect for a home office or studio. (Yeah, an "accessory building" bigger than my house!)

This estate is filled with many one of a kind architectural elements and details from all over the world. There is no detail left overlooked in this 6 bedroom, 9 bath estate; from the hand carved stone fireplaces and fountains to the state of the art chefs kitchen adorned with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

Remember the "mustard-on-his-hotdog-scene"? This is where it happened!

The owner of the six-bedroom Agoura Hills, Calif. mansion where TV’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are filmed has lowered his asking price again to $6,750,000, meaning that his listing price now is almost half his original, nearly $13 million asking price.

Owner Marshall Haraden built the house in 2005 and used materials for the house from Mexico, India, China and Morocco, according to an October Wall Street Journal article on the house.
Features in the house include nine baths, hand-carved Cantera stone fireplaces, imported fountains, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, electronic skylights and dual pane windows.

Outdoor features include a separate, 4,000-square-foot accessory building, a solar-heated, saltwater swimming pool, a swim-up barbecue and bar, arched aqueduct spillways and two spas. The house sits on 9.8 acres.

Haraden calls the property Villa De La Vina, and he also rents it out. Take a look at his website for the house – with lots of photos.

Thanks to for pictures and Big Time Listings for the information.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Celebrity homes for sale: Twin Peaks wrinter Harley Peyton

“Twin Peaks” writer/producer lists his five-bedroom, 5,008-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park area for $3.995M

A writer and producer of many episodes of the cult early 1990s show “Twin Peaks” has placed his five-bedroom, 5,008-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park area on the market for $3,995,000.

Built in 1926, Peyton’s house has five and a half baths, a grand entry, and a step-down living room with a beamed ceiling, fireplace and French doors that lead out to a private patio, according to public records and listing information. Other features include a den with a fireplace, a kitchen with high-end appliances, maid’s quarters, an office, a master suite, and a den, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the gated, 0.28-acre (12,254-square-foot) property include a loggia, an outdoor lounge with a fireplace, a new pool and a built-in barbecue.

Peyton wrote 14 of the 30 episodes of “Twin Peaks,” which aired from early 1990 until mid-1991. He also produced 22 of the 30 episodes.

Thanks to Big Time Listings for the information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What a steal!

Donald Trump knocks $20M off the asking price for the penthouse duplex he is selling in the Trump Park Avenue building in Manhattan.
Now he wants $31 Million.

Indeed, the 6,200-square-foot unit, at 502 Park Avenue (at 59th Street) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, now is on the market for $5,000 per square fot — a far cry from the $8,200 per square foot that Trump previously had been asking.

The 10-room penthouse has three (or four, depending upon which listing information one consults) bedrooms, six and a half marble baths, a master suite with his/hers separate bathrooms and walk-in closets, a private terrace, a 45-foot-long upstairs living area with 14-foot coffered ceilings, over 50 windows in total providing views of Central Park and Park Avenue, a state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen, and a library/den, according to listing information. Trump bought the 32-story building seven years ago.

Check out the online listing sheet for the property.

So if you have 31 million dollars, this is the time to buy, buy, buy...

Thanks to the Modlin Group and Big Time Listings for the info and pictures.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Celebrity homes for sale: Jesse McCartney

If you had a million dollars, would you buy this home?

Singer/songwriter/actor Jesse McCartney has placed his two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills area on the market for $1,199,000.

Records show that McCartney (shown here with Aubrey O’Day) paid $1,076,000 in May 2007 through his Big Man Trust to purchase the house.

Built in 1965, McCartney’s house has two and a half baths, an open floor plan, and lots of windows. Outdoor features on the dinky, 0.11-acre property include a custom spa with a waterfall, a fire pit, and canyon views.

McCartney has also been trying to lease out his place for $4,900 a month.

Thanks to Big Time Listings for information

Friday, July 24, 2009

Celebrity homes for sale: Rocker Michael "Flea" Balzary

Rocker Michael “Flea” Balzary (Red Hot Chili Peppers) has placed a beach house that he owns in Malibu, California, on the market for $13,676,000.

Located on the Pacific Coast Highway, Flea’s 2,731-square-foot house hit the market back on May 28.

Built in 1980, Flea’s four-bedroom beach house has four baths, soaring ceilings, an open floor plan, walls of glass, gallery walls and tree-trunk floors positioned as an indoor-outdoor setting.

Outdoor features on the 2.01-acre property, which sits on the Encinal Bluffs, include a staircase to the beach, two separate guest homes, a long driveway, private beach access, two garages, and a private spa terrace.

Go here for a special website devoted to the house itself — and note the URL (

Now my questions is:
Why would ANYBODY want to sell this property?

Thanks to Big Time Listings and Redhotchiliocean for information and pictures