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    Part of John Denver’s Former Rocky Mountain Estate Just Hit the Market for $8.5 Million

    Nearly three decades after his death at age 53, a chunk of John Denver’s longtime Denver estate is newly available. The legendary singer/songwriter had the mountain getaway in Aspen‘s exclusive gated Starwood community custom-built at the height of his career in the early 1970s, and though the main residence is off the market, a couple of buildings on an adjacent parcel are now up for grabs, asking a dash under $8.5 million.

    Originally designed as a guesthouse and recording studio, the property was last sold this past April for nearly $4.8 million. Since converted into a full-fledged home courtesy of extensive renovations, the two wood-sided and metal-roof structures feature a total of five bedrooms and an equal number of baths in a little more than 2,900 square feet of rustic living space that still retains a stained-glass installation from Denver’s tenure.

    A stained-glass installation left behind by Denver’s estate is featured prominently in the fireside living room.

    Michael Brands

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    Tucked away on five acres of land overlooking picturesque valley and mountain vistas, about 15 minutes outside of downtown Aspen, the single-story residence is highlighted by a spacious great room boasting wood-beam ceilings and a wall of sliding glass doors opening to an expansive deck. Within that space, a cozy living area is warmed by a striking stone and copper wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in shelving, and a sleekly designed kitchen is outfitted with a central island, stainless appliances, and an accompanying dining area.

    Elsewhere is a fireside primary suite displaying an inviting bath equipped with dual vanities and a large shower; and outdoors, the separately deeded lot with its own driveway hosts a relaxing hot tub and a step-down gathering area that’s ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining. There’s also a one-car garage.

    A kitchen and dining area offers up sweeping mountain views.

    Michael Brands

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    Per the listing, which is held by PJ Bory of Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen Snowmass, a $750 annual HOA fee also provides the new owner access to Starwood’s exclusive amenities, which include 24-hour security, postal and fire stations, a conference room, tennis courts, cross-country ski trails, horse pastures, and 70-plus acres of meadows and hiking trails.

    One of the most popular and bestselling acoustic performers of the ’70s, Denver’s numerous hits included Take Me Home, Country Roads, Sunshine on My Shoulders, and Rocky Mountain High. In addition to an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a Grammy win for “Best Musical Album for Children,” he founded the environmental foundation Windstar. The New Mexico native died in October 1997 when an experimental plane he was piloting crashed into California’s Monterey Bay, with his cremated ashes scattered across the Rocky Mountains. 

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas List Their New York Estate for $12 Million

    If you’ve always wanted to live the life of a Hollywood power couple, this star-studded residence in New York‘s Hudson Valley could be just the ticket! As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, the picturesque 12-acre spread owned by married actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas has just popped up for sale in the coastal village of Irvington, asking $12 million. The listing is held by David Turner of Compass.

    Records show Zeta-Jones herself paid $4.5 million back in 2019 for the pre-war estate, which is showcased by a four-story Georgian-style house boasting eight en-suite bedrooms and 12 baths in a little more than 11,600 square feet of four-level living space accented throughout with stylishly modern interiors warmed by numerous fireplaces.

    This colorfully hued room is one of many seating areas filtered across the four-level home.

    Daniel Milstein

    Originally built in 1929—and previously occupied through the years by Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Lewis Tiffany and the Matthiessen family, wealthy sugar merchants—the stately brick and stone structure was extensively renovated during the couple’s tenure and features a handsome oak-paneled library that connects to a two-story library and a salon with its own bar. A lower level is outfitted with a recreation area, a gym, a kitchenette, and a 21-foot heated indoor pool resting alongside a trio of large arched windows.

    Other highlights include formal living and dining rooms, a brick-lined kitchen sporting an eat-in island and high-end stainless appliances, and an adjoining family room. A posh primary suite flaunts a separate seating area, a showroom-style closet, and a luxe bath spotlighted by a marble-clad soaking tub; and outdoors, the park-like grounds host a 100-foot terrace with steps leading down to a grass and stone lounging spot and 130 feet of waterfront footage on the Hudson River. There’s also an attached four-car garage.

    A spacious waterfront terrace spanning the rear of the house overlooks the Hudson River.

    Daniel Milstein

    Per WSJ, Zeta-Jones is selling because the couple’s son and daughter have both left the nest and work commitments are taking her overseas. “When I purchased our Irvington home I knew our family would share many happy times here, and we have,” she says, adding that they plan to spend more time in Bermuda and Europe.

    The longtime showbiz pair—her probably best known for her Oscar-winning performance in Chicago, and he for his starring roles in the films Fatal Attraction and Wall Street, the latter of which earned him a best-actor Oscar—previously resided at a 20,000-square-foot mansion in the New York town of Bedford that Zeta-Jones sold for $20.5 million a few years ago. Douglas, who maintains his own real estate portfolio, listed their Central Park West apartment in Manhattan for $21.5 million a few years ago, but it’s since been removed from the market.

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    Billionaire Oakley Founder Sells Malibu Estate For $210 Million

    Share this home! James Jannard, the billionaire founder of Oakley, has just sold his oceanfront estate in Malibu, California for a record $210 million. This beats the $200 million that Beyonce & Jay-Z paid for modern mega mansion in the same city. Jannard purchased the property back in 2021 for $75 million from billionaire investor […] More

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    Christina Ricci Has Hung a $2.2 Million Price Tag on Her Former Los Angeles Home

    Though she hasn’t lived there in a minute or two, Hollywood’s Christina Ricci has owned a home nestled into a lushly planted cul-de-sac in L.A.’s Woodland Hills area since 2018. She bought the property with her now-ex-husband, James Heedergen, for exactly $1.1 million. Ricci told SheKnows earlier this year that she wanted to sell the house because it was where she lived through and after an abusive marriage with Heedergen, so she does not have the best memories and associations with the home.

    Late last year, in anticipation of selling it, Ricci, married in 2021 to hairstylist Mark Hampton, signed on to renovate the house with designer and TV personality Jeff Lewis. The process appeared on the most recent season of his Amazon Freevee series, Hollywood Houselift. Now, freshly gussied up in Lewis’ signature transitional traditional style, the suburban residence has been placed on the market with an asking price of $2.249 million. 

    The charcoal-grey two-story home, situated on about a quarter of an acre and measuring just over 2,700 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, is listed with Mercedes “MJ” Javid of The Agency, who, like Lewis, has deep roots in the Bravosphere: she was an OG cast member on “Shahs of Sunset,” which aired on the cable channel from 2012 to 2021.

    The living room is anchored by a fireplace trimmed in marble and wood.

    It’s a few steps up from the flaming red front door to the sedate and sunny formal living room, where a massive fireplace is trimmed in marble and wood. Wide-plank wood floors, art- and decorator-friendly white walls and a plethora of recessed lights continue into the great room that runs along the back of the house, overlooking the backyard and swimming pool.

    At one end of the window-lined space, a family room/media lounge is enlivened by grey and gold wallpaper; skylights add light to the central dining space; and the open kitchen is fitted with designer appliances, trendy brass fixtures and boldly veined stone-like counters. A raised fireplace adds homey charm to the great room, and multiple doors to the backyard facilitate an easy back and forth between indoor and outdoor living and entertaining spaces.

    The open-plan kitchen employs trendy brass fixtures and stone-like counters.

    There are three bedrooms and bathrooms on the main floor, while the primary suite privately occupies the upper floor. A Juliet balcony in the bedroom overlooks the swimming pool, and the bathroom is emblazoned with high-contrast black-and-white floral wallpaper and includes a glassed-in shower, freestanding soaking tub and parquet-de-Versailles-patterned marble tile flooring.

    Charcoal flag stone terracing surrounds the classic kidney-shaped swimming pool that sits in a sunny clearing surrounded by dense foliage that provides a total sense of privacy and seclusion. There’s a small putting green and pathways that meander through the lush hillside that rises beyond the pool.

    Ricci has bounced between New York and Los Angeles for decades and has owned a handful of homes in both cities; a townhouse in Brooklyn was sold about a year ago for just under $2 million, as was a vintage hillside home in a celeb-favored pocket of Los Feliz that she sold 20 years ago to fellow actress Sarah Chalke for $1.3 million.

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    Estée Lauder’s Former Vacation Home in Cannes Just Listed for $8.7 Million

    Two decades after Estée Lauder’s death, the late cosmetic mogul’s “favorite vacation home” in Cannes is up for grabs. The French Riviera is, of course, synonymous with the perfume industry, and, interestingly, Lauder’s former summer home is where the savvy American businesswoman created some of her famous fragrances.

    On the market with Hamptons for £6.7 million (or roughly $8.7 million), the stately villa is nestled on Avenue du Roi Albert in La Californie, an exclusive residential enclave in the city’s Alpes-Maritimes region. According to the listing, Estée and her late husband, Joseph, bought the palatial property together back in 1961. The self-made beauty magnate held onto the place until 2004, the same year she passed away at the age of 97. 

    There are views of the Mediterranean Sea from every level of the house.


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    The next owners purchased the sun-filled pad from the Lauder’s children shortly after and put the place through a thoughtful renovation. During the remodel, they stumbled upon some of Estée’s old documents, including a letter from Stanley Marcus, the founder of Neiman Marcus.

    The villa dates back to 1926 and today comprises six bedrooms and six bathrooms in 4,305 square feet. Internally, you’ll find spacious living areas, a stunning primary suite, a marble and wood-clad kitchen, and a home office. There are sweeping Mediterranean Sea views from every level. Outside, the landscaped grounds are decked out with formal gardens, plus a covered patio and a heated swimming pool.

    The grounds feature a heated swimming pool.


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    The leafy La Californie neighborhood has no shortage of high-end digs, with mansions ranging from $5 million to a whopping $35 million. Positioned on the “colline des milliardaires” or “billionaire’s hill,” the enclave is minutes from the historic city center and the area’s best beaches and luxury boutiques. Pablo Picasso famously lived here at his artist retreat, dubbed Villa La Californie, from 1955 to 1961. More recently, the neighborhood and the wider region have drawn a fair share of tech titans, private equity bigwigs and big pharma billionaires.

    Estée co-founded her eponymous empire in 1946 with Joseph. The New York-based company is known for its portfolio of skincare products, makeup, and fragrances and now oversees brands like La Mer, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Clinique. In 2022, Estée Lauder acquired the Tom Ford brand in a $2.8 billion deal. More recently, the company announced that it had finalized the purchase of Deciem Beauty, which owns The Ordinary. 

    Click here to see more photos of Estée Lauder’s former villa in Cannes.



    Abby Montanez

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    Serena Williams’s Former L.A. Estate Can Be Yours for $13.5 Million

    A little more than five years after Serena Williams finally managed to offload her longtime home in the Los Angeles enclave of Bel Air for almost $4 million off the original $12 million ask, the retired tennis superstar’s onetime estate has popped up for sale yet again, this time with a $13.5 million price tag. The listing is held by Louis DeLaura and Ernie Stone of Sotheby’s International Realty.

    Famously owned by the 23-time Grand Slam singles winner for 13 years from 2006 to spring 2019, when the place traded hands for $8.1 million, records show the property in the Stone Canyon neighborhood was last sold to L.A.-based interior designer Rodrigo Vargas and his partner Frederick Storey for a speck under $8 million in late 2020.

    A lengthy vine-covered colonnade leads from the front door to a motorcourt and three-car garage.

    Gavin Cater for Sotheby’s International Realty

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    Originally built in the 1930s but remodeled and expanded in the years since, the Colonial Mediterranean structure is tucked away on a fenced and gated double parcel spanning nearly 3 acres, just minutes from Hotel Bel-Air. Inside, six bedrooms and seven baths are filtered across a little more than 6,100 square feet of two-level living space that is adorned throughout with walls of glass spilling out to grounds laced with mature trees and water features.

    Upon entering the double front doors via a lengthy vine-covered colonnade connected to a motorcourt and three-car garage, an entry foyer flows to a semi-circular living room boasting marble floors and built-in bookshelves. Other highlights include a wood-paneled study with a bar and a formal dining room topped by a snazzy chandelier, while the all-white kitchen is decked out with limestone countertops, high-end stainless appliances, and an accompanying breakfast nook lined with windows.

    An inviting black-bottom pool is flanked by a sundeck and an open-air cabana.

    Gavin Cater for Sotheby’s International Realty

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    Secluded upstairs is the elegant primary suite, which features a Juliet balcony, a walk-in closet, and a luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a clawfoot soaking tub, and a steam shower. And though there’s surprisingly no tennis court outside, the private backyard does host a pool and spa surrounded by a flagstone terrace, as well as an open-air cabana warmed by a fireplace and a brick-clad terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining.

    Williams, who married Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian in 2017, went on to buy a $6.7 million home in a gated Beverly Hills pocket and a sleek, 7,000-square-foot waterfront home in Jupiter, Fla., that was featured in Architectural Digest in 2021.

    Click here for more photos of Serena Williams’s former L.A. estate.

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    Rebel Wilson Lists in L.A., Sydney Sweeney Scoops Up Florida Estate, and More Celebrity Deals

    Published on June 14, 2024

    Tiffany Angeles; JC Olivera/Variety via Getty Images

    Back in spring 2016, Rebel Wilson doled out nearly $3 million for a traditional Los Angeles home and went on to convert the garage into a workout space, fill a built-in wine display with awards, and decorate the living spaces with memorabilia from her films, including a skirt from Pitch Perfect.
    Now the Aussie actress has decided to try her hand at selling the West Hollywood digs she’s used as an office and meeting spot for the past eight years, asking $4.15 million. The residence is being marketed by Million Dollar Listing star Tracy Tutor of Douglas Elliman.
    Tucked away behind gates and high hedges on less than a quarter-acre parcel within the Fairfax District, the creamy wood-sided structure was built in 2015 and features a little more than 4,400 square feet over two levels adorned throughout with hardwood floors and high ceilings.
    Especially standing out is a gourmet kitchen outfitted with a sink-equipped island, top-tier Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and an accompanying breakfast nook flanked by a built-in buffet sporting a wine fridge. An adjoining family room displays a coffered ceiling and fireplace, along with French doors spilling out to a covered terrace.

    Image Credit: Tiffany Angeles

    In addition to an office where she penned much of her autobiography “Rebel Rising,” five bedrooms include a primary suite with a fireplace, a private balcony, a mini-bar, and a walk-in closet. A luxe bath has dual vanities, a freestanding soaking tub, and a glass-encased shower; and outdoors, there’s a saltwater pool and spa in the fenced backyard and an attached two-car garage out front.

    Image Credit: Tiffany Angeles

    Per The Wall Street Journal, the 44-year-old actress is planning to downsize to a smaller or more conventional office space because she is spending more time at home with her 1-year-old daughter Royce and her fiancée, clothing-brand founder Ramona Agruma.
    Wilson, who is currently writing, directing, and starring in the upcoming musical movie The Deb, maintains a primary residence in Hollywood Hills that she paid $2.2 million for in 2014. She also has homes in New York City, London, and Sydney, where she plans to put a spare penthouse up for auction later this month.

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    Sydney Sweeney Sails Into Coastal Florida Hideaway
    Sydney Sweeney is all about the Florida Keys lifestyle. The Euphoria and Anyone But You star recently plunked down $13.5 million for a sprawling waterfront estate in Summerland Key, where she’s been spotted be-bopping around the crystalline waters on an inflatable banana and has reportedly purchased a cute-as-a-button $70,000 sky-blue Fiat Jolly so she can tool around town in style. The nearly 1.4-acre spread, known as Tarpon Ranch, is anchored by a 7,700-square-foot home that has six bedrooms and seven baths. The great room has a walnut bar, the kitchen’s countertops are embedded with nautilus shells, and there’s a huge room devoted to crafting. Ten-foot mahogany-trimmed glass doors open the entire house to the pool and water. Other notable features include a 520-bottle wine room, a 330-gallon aquarium, two boat lifts, an outdoor kitchen, and a heated and cooled saltwater pool with a competition-length swim lane.
    Sweeney also has a $3 million Tudor-style home in the Westwood area of L.A. that she picked up in 2021, and last year, she plunked down $6.2 million—a quarter million above the asking price—for a tear-down residence in Brentwood.

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    ‘Laguna Beach’ Alum Kristin Cavallari Seeks $8 Million Profit on Her Nashville Digs
    Back in spring 2020, shortly after separating from her now-ex-husband—former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler—Kristin Cavallari doled out just over $3 million for a sprawling Nashville-area bachelorette pad. Now, a little over four years later, the reality TV star-turned-entrepreneur is hoisting the property back on the market, asking for a substantially higher $11 million. And though that’s a whopping $8 million more than she originally paid for the farmhouse-style spread, Cavallari did undertake an extensive interior renovation during her tenure. She also added a few personal touches, like a pool and spa, a greenhouse, a chicken coop, and beehives. As for the 2016-built structure, it’s tucked away on a woodsy 28-acre parcel in the affluent Franklin neighborhood pocket and has four bedrooms and five baths in nearly 6,800 square feet of chic, three-level living space.
    There’s also a barn and a 3,000-square-foot guest cottage, plus glitzy amenities ranging from a game room to a wellness center equipped with a gym and a sauna. Other standout features include a living room with custom built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace and a sleekly designed kitchen outfitted with a mosaic tile backsplash, an eat-in island, top-notch appliances, and a breakfast nook, as well as a sumptuous primary suite flaunting a showroom-style closet with a floor-to-ceiling shoe wall.

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    Sean Hannity Quickly Finds Buyer for Long Island Estate
    Barely a week after he put it up for grabs, Sean Hannity’s longtime residence in the Long Island enclave of Centre Island has already been sold fully furnished amid a bidding war to an apparent fan of the Fox News star. The all-cash, $13 million-plus deal was a big win for the conservative political commentator, who paid $8.5 million for the place 16 years ago, back in spring 2008. That’s a new record for the fastest home sale over $10 million in the area, per Shawn Elliott, who listed the property with his son Zachary Elliott, both of Nest Seekers International.
    Nestled alongside Oyster Bay, which feeds into the Long Island Sound, the 6-acre waterfront estate features a New England-style home boasting seven en-suite bedrooms and nine baths in almost 11,000 square feet. There’s also a pool, a tennis court, a par-3 golf course, and a separate putting green on the premises, as well as access to 500 feet of shoreline and an 81-foot private dock. Other amenities include a living room with French doors spilling out to a covered terrace warmed by a firepit, a snazzy blue-hued wet bar, and a fireside primary suite boasting a balcony, two walk-in closets, and a spa-inspired bath with dual vanities, a built-in soaking tub, and a glass-encased steam shower.
    According to Adweek, a fully equipped studio can be found elsewhere within the house. Hannity, 62, recently announced he had made a permanent move from New York to the “free state of Florida.” He is already broadcasting the network’s Hannity program and The Sean Hannity Show on iHeartRadio from studios in the Sunshine State’s affluent Palm Beach community, where he owns a $5.3 million oceanfront townhouse.

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    Richard Pryor’s Former L.A. Estate Sells
    After first hitting the open market three months ago with a $4.2 million price tag, Rashard Mendenhall has officially offloaded his home in the Sherwood Forest community of Northridge for $3.6 million—or $1.1 million more than the former NFL player-turned-Hollywood writer originally paid. The one-time Pittsburgh Steelers running back bought the 2.2-acre estate for $2.5 million in spring 2017. Before that, the property was owned from the mid-1970s to ’89 by comedian Richard Pryor, who notoriously “set himself on fire” there while freebasing cocaine. Sold for $940,000 and subsequently destroyed by the Northridge earthquake, the home has since been rebuilt into a hacienda-style estate featuring 9,000 square feet spread across several structures.
    In addition to a four-bedroom, four-bath main house spotlighted by amenities like game and billiard rooms, there’s also a guesthouse, a pool house, a dance studio/gym, an office, a children’s playhouse, a three-car garage, and a kennel. Rounding it all out: resort-like grounds boasting a waterfall-fed pool and spa, a barbecue pavilion, a tennis court, a putting green, a citrus grove, a vegetable garden, and parking space for over 25 vehicles. The legal horse property, known as Hacienda de los Suenos, was listed by Neil McDermott and Beate Kessler of Hilton & Hyland. More