As the Real Estate season heated up our reporting of juicy Celebrity Real Estate News took a back seat. This week we have some hot stories compliments of Zillow.com. It appears Dr. Phil wants to sell his Beverly Hills home for $16.5 million and for $40,000 a month you can rent Ozzie Osbourn's home in Malibu! Read on and find out what other great scoops there are…
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | July 15, 2010
Everyone’s favorite prime-time TV shrink, Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin, are selling their Beverly Hills home for $16.5 million. While speculation about their divorce has swirled for years and found new legs with this real estate listing, the LA Times reports they are merely trading up after they “… bought a hillside view home they’ve been admiring for years.”
Dr. Phil’s gated and walled Mediterranean-style home is on three-quarters of an acre and in the description, the tell-tale reason they’re moving comes out: “…it’s on a flat lot…” and that’s why they covet the hillside view home! Makes sense. After living on the hill for a few years, they will soon desire a flat-lot home. That’s the way we scratch our real estate itchiness.
Anyway, the home features a “grand, two-story entry, generously sized rooms, a theater, gym, billiard room, two-bedroom detached guest casita, outdoor dining room and a master retreat with his and hers baths.”
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | July 20, 2010
The five-bed, five-bath house is a tri-level on La Costa Beach that Ozzy and Sharon bought in March 2003 for $5,100,000. According to Zillow’s price history chart, the home was listed in 2007 for $10,995,000 and from that listing come these details: It was built in 1955 and it has five beds, five bathrooms, and offers 2,984 sq ft.
As with most homes that dot Malibu’s beaches, it it slipped snuggly between other multi-million dollar homes with the Pacific Coast Highway running along the back and the beautiful Pacific Ocean off the front. Real Estalker says the Osbourne’s master suite stretches across the entire ocean side of the second floor and includes a lavish marble bathroom.
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | July 14, 2010
The Washington, DC home of the late Senator Edward Kennedy and his wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, is on the market for $7,995,000 — this after being “quietly shopped around,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
Kennedy’s home is a stately, Federal-style home with large, white columns out front and borrows other influences from the White House such as its large portico, the semi-elliptical fan transom above the paneled door and the large suspended lantern as a welcome beacon.
Once you enter through the grand entryway, you will find a study, library, French doors leading to an outdoor terrace and elegant gardens, five fireplaces, and a family room. The dining room can accommodate an event for 50 people and it opens to an adjacent sunroom. One gets the feeling that one any minute, one of the Founding Fathers will walk through the door.
A fun item is a secret hideaway that is entered through the library, leading to the garage and indoor resistance pool. The Kennedys bought the home in 1998 for $2.78 million.
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | July 12, 2010
Dashing, debonair movie star Pierce Brosnan is selling his Malibu home for $3.9 million, according to the LA Times. Brosnan’s home is described as a two-story, Mediterranean-style artist’s retreat, and is located just steps to the beach. Unfortunately, no interior photos of Brosnan’s home are on Zillow, so we only have the bird’s eye view (above) and what we presume to be what Mr. Brosnan sees once he walks a short distance to the beach (below).
The home has 3,412 sq ft, and offers typical California-style indoor/outdoor living:
A spacious living room is enhanced by high ceilings, massive wood beams, walls of glass, custom fireplace, wide-plank oak flooring, and wide balconies with ocean and mountain views. Gourmet chef’s kitchen is light, bright and features farmhouse sinks, skylights and ocean views. Adjacent dining room with fireplace, picture windows and staircase to garden with lawn. Master suite is a true retreat with a sitting area, balcony and luxurious bathroom with fireplace, claw-foot bathtub, European plumbing and steam shower. Additional bedrooms open to courtyard.
According to Zillow’s price history chart, Brosnan purchased this home in 1996 for $600,000.