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    Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Just Listed Their Ultra-Private Beverly Hills Mansion for $19.6 Million

    A modern family just listed its luxe Beverly Hills home.

    Emmy-winning actress Sofia Vergara and her husband, actor Joe Manganiello, are saying farewell to their 11,369-square-foot home. The swanky residence, which is gated, features soaring ceilings, spiral staircases and ornate details that take inspiration from Renaissance-era Italian architecture. It also includes seven bedrooms, two of which are maid’s quarters, and 11 bathrooms that feature eye-catching wallpapers and tiles, all of them conceived by interior designer Jennifer Bevan.

    And while the home’s details dazzle, take a look at the whole and you’ll find it’s thoughtfully designed for serious entertaining. It has a new kitchen equipped with high-end appliances including an industrial stove, two dishwashers, two warming drawers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. A marble island balances out the space, which also features exposed wooden beams. Off to the side of the kitchen is a quaint space for a quick family breakfast. Elsewhere, there are two other dining areas for accommodating guests on special occasions. The largest of the dining spaces features a coffered ceiling and French doors that lead onto the property’s gardens.

    One of the living rooms in the home with a fireplace. 

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    Those details appear elsewhere in the generously sized home, which will also help you welcome guests with its wine cellar, a home theater that seats 25 people and a bar that’ll make space for a serious party.
    And as you venture outdoors, the home’s pool, spa and manicured grounds offer lots of room for family BBQs and other special events. Given that the 90210 zip code has no shortage of bold-faced names as residents, the garden is lined with tall, lush hedges for privacy. When you’re ready to leave the fortress, you’ll find many of Beverly Hills’s top-rated attractions from shopping on Rodeo Drive to delicious grass-fed Wagyu beef at Matū steakhouse nearby.
    “[The] couple is selling the home because they bought a bigger house in the same area that they gutted and have been working on for two years,” says listing agent Barry Peele of Sotheby’s International Realty—Beverly Hills Brokerage via email with Robb Report. “[The] best buyer is someone who likes an Italian-style house with some contemporary finishes.”

    If that happens to be you, the elegant listing can now be yours for just $19.6 million.
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    DJ Calvin Harris Is Spinning Off His $25 Million Beverly Hills Estate

    DJ Calvin Harris must “feel so close” to $25 million after listing his Beverly Hills compound last month. The hitmaker first purchased the then-brand-new property in 2014 and after extensive renovations, is officially parting with the property.

    The property has five structures. 

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    From the exterior, the home looks more traditional than one might expect from a global A-list DJ, with nods to an East Coast Hamptons estate. However, the interiors reflect Harris’ worldly taste, accented by high-end imported materials, modern amenities and bright, airy rooms. It’s also located on a secluded, celebrity-studded street, perfect for privacy-seeking entertainers like Harris. The gated property, located at 9779 Oak Pass Road in Beverly Hills, has an elongated, tree-lined driveway and is spread over 2.7 acres. 

    The pool 

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    There are five structures on the property, including a main residence, two-story guest house, five-car garage (with elevator access), a security office for a live-in body guard and a standalone gym. Expansive lawns and winding  pathways connect each structure. As you might imagine, the place has all the bells and whistles one could want and need, including that state-of-the-art home gym and a basketball court, movie theater and an epic backyard.

    A living room 

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    It feels natural that a professional entertainer would have a fabulous space to host guests, and the extravagant backyard is just such a space, with a large pool, spa, fire pit and lounge and a barbecue under a custom pergola. There’s also a vegetable garden, outdoor ping-pong table and plenty of outdoor lounging and dining spaces to enjoy.
    Due to the nature of his career, Harris transformed the guest home into two full recording studios, one on each floor. While the everyday buyer might not have much use for the studios, a fellow entertainer might find them quite useful. 

    The wet bar 

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    In total, there are 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The primary suite is located in the main residence and has vaulted  beamed ceilings, a fireplace, ensuite dual bathrooms with walk-in closets, a fireplace and direct outdoor access. Other bedrooms are also spacious with ample closet space.”

    The gourmet kitchen also has a wine cellar. 

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    The home is both cozy and bright, with large windows that let in natural light and emphasize the open-plan living spaces. Key features include a grand stone staircase, herringbone flooring throughout and soaring coffered ceilings that make each room feel even more spacious. There are several fireplaces throughout, as well as a full bar, exposed brick in the living room, skylights and a solar dome. There is also a glass-paneled, walk-in wine cellar off the kitchen.

    The home is listed by the Altman Brothers of Douglas Elliman. 
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    The home’s grand stone staircase. 

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    The primary suite 

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    Harris’ awards 

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    Movie theater 

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    Recording studio 

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    The gym 

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    Basketball court 

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    Actor David Spade’s Sleek, ’70s Beverly Hills Home Can Be Yours for $20 Million

    After two decades of ownership, David Spade is officially ready to part ways with his stylish Beverly Hills abode.

    Built in 1978, the Saturday Night Live alum’s home sits on three-quarters of an acre in the Trousdale Estates community. Its modern layout was designed by prolific architect Edward Fickett and includes 6,426 square feet of space containing four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three fireplaces. The sunken great room in the home features 20-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to a patio.

    The sunken great room 

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    “The house is just like, window city,” the comedian told The Wall Street Journal in an interview. “It’s like, ‘Come over and bring Windex.’” In addition to becoming neighbors with actors Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, the home’s new owners will enjoy property amenities like a motor court, three-car garage, pool and tennis court.
    The Bachelor in Paradise host first viewed an aerial shot of the property back in 1990, and immediately knew he wanted to purchase it. “It looked so cool, it was the old ‘70s style and I wanted it right way,” he said in the WSJ interview.

    The pool and outdoor patio with scenic views 

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    Unfortunately, negotiations fell through with the seller at that time and Spade wasn’t able to purchase the house until three years later for roughly $4 million. It’s now being listed for $19.995 million.
    That price jump reflects some improvements to the property, as the actor says he “gussied up” the residence little by little over the years. He started by replacing the Spanish-style, red-tile roof with sleek metal parapet and installing gray hardwood floors throughout the home. He eventually went on to upgrade the kitchen and his-and-hers primary bathrooms and expand the TV room by tacking on a bar.
    The all-new kitchen
    Although Spade initially bought the house because of its “good vibe,” the 57-year-old believes he is ready for a change—but “could easily still be there.” To get the ball rolling, he purchased a new home for $13.85 million this past fall in the famous Hollywood Hills. The new residence reportedly also has a modern design, but it’s far larger than the Beverly Hills home, with a span of about 11,300 square feet. It even has a theater which he will potentially use to record podcasts.

    The listing is currently held by Stuart Vetterick of Hilton & Hyland. To learn more about the property visit MLS.com. Check out more images below:

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    Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Just Bought This $14 Million Beverly Hills Compound

    Michael “Flea” Balzary already owns two enviable homes in the Los Angeles area, a $7.5 million cottage in the Malibu Colony gated community and a funky $4.25 million compound in the La Crescenta foothills. The Red Hot Chili Pepper has always done well in real estate—last year, he sold a spicy oceanfront Malibu estate for $20 million to hedge fund manager Ross Laser, more than double what Balzary originally paid for the place—so he’s bolstering his real estate portfolio yet again, this time doling out an impressive $14 million for a 1.38-acre Mulholland Drive spread.

    Though the house has a coveted 90210 zip code, it’s technically located in the steep mountains above LA’s Studio City neighborhood. Built way back in 1948, but completely renovated in the early 2000s by LA architect Aleks Istanbullu, the three-story architectural estate sold to Flea and his fashion designer wife Melody Ehsani for a nearly $2 million discount off the original $16.9 million ask. The sellers were former Paramount chief Adam Goodman and his wife Jessica, who acquired the formerly ranch-style estate in 2010 for $4.2 million from Emmy-winning animator Gábor Csupó of “Rugrats” fame. Before that, the property had been owned in the ’90s by Blue Note Records president Don Was.

    The interior of the light-filled mansion. 

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    Out of sight from the street and resting beyond a long gated driveway, the private residence is secluded amid resort-like grounds and surrounded by famous neighbors — directly across the street is Jack Nicholson’s longtime main residence; also nearby are Warren Beatty’s massive mansion and Lana Del Rey’s multimillion-dollar compound.
    Trimmed in green steel and redwood, the heavily modified architectural structure includes seven bedrooms and eight baths in over 7,300 square feet of living space. There are skylights and hardwood floors throughout, and glitzy amenities include a state-of-the-art Bel Air Circuit movie theater with a 15-foot screen and soda machine, plus an underground wine room — climate-controlled, naturally.

    The home’s movie theater with a 15-foot screen. 

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    The front door opens into a double-height living room ideal for entertaining, complete with walls of glass spilling out to an al fresco dining deck. Back inside, a set of steps leads past a library and up to a dining room, which in turn abuts a sleekly contemporary kitchen outfitted with luxe stainless appliances. Overlooking the living room is a mezzanine level holding a family room with its own cantilevered balcony; the home’s entire third level encompasses a sumptuous master suite with a sitting room, copper-faced fireplace, gym, steam shower, sauna and two rooftop decks offering up mountain views. A spa-like bath is equipped with a concrete soaking tub set beneath a big window.

    Outside are lush, ultra-private grounds laden with custom amenities. A kitchen and wood-burning fireplace are great for outdoor catering, a firepit lounge area is perfect for s’mores, and a hepatica leaf-shaped pool boasts an “underwater viewing room.” Kids will love the trio of whimsical treehouses, which are connected by a suspension bridge. Adults may favor the putting green and the detached four-car garage. There are also guest quarters and an “art cabin,” per the listing.

    The outdoor bar next to the hepatica leaf-shaped pool. 

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    Born in Australia but bred in New York, Flea remains best known as a founding member and bassist of L.A.-based rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose recordings have garnered them six Grammy awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 59-year-old has also dabbled in acting, with roles in more than 20 films and TV shows including “Suburbia,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “The Big Lebowski.” Flea cofounded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a nonprofit music education organization for underprivileged children; in 2019, he published “Acid for the Children,” a memoir of his early life.
    Josh Altman and Matt Altman of the Altman Brothers Team at Douglas Elliman were the listing agents; Sherri Rogers and Anthony Stellini of Compass repped the buyer.
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    Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Just Dropped $10.2 Million on This Stunning Beverly Hills Mansion

    Earlier this summer, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden sold their 90210 home to music superstar Adele, Nicole’s close friend and the couple’s longtime next-door neighbor. But the Richie-Maddens aren’t straying far from their proverbial neck of the woods. Records reveal they’ve have splashed out $10.2 million to upgrade into a bigger, fancier house just up the hill, as it were.

    The new house is actually only a five minutes’ drive away from the old house — and both are located high in the mountains above Beverly Hills, near the Coldwater Canyon section of town. While the former digs were in the exclusive Hidden Valley Estates enclave, the current place is tucked away within another guard-gated community known as The Summit, where other celebrity residents include Serena Williams, Hilary Duff, Pete Wentz and Sebastian Maniscalco. Britney Spears also owned a mansion within The Summit’s gates back in 2007, during the time of her infamous public breakdown.

    Richie, 39, is the eldest child of Lionel Richie, who adopted her as a toddler. She rose to fame by appearing on “The Simple Life” with then-BFF Paris Hilton, and has continued to appear in various television projects ever since (“Fashion Star,” “Candidly Nicole,” “Great News”). She’s also recently expanded House of Harlow, her lifestyle brand that sells a line of jewelry, apparel and home goods products.

    Madden, 42, is best known for cofounding pop punk band Good Charlotte, which came to prominence in the early 2000s with hits like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” “The Anthem” and “Girls & Boys.” He’s since appeared as a judge on “The Voice Australia” reality TV competition show.
    Drew Fenton and Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland held the listing; Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland repped the buyers.

    The welcoming front exterior of the property. 

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    Originally built in 1987 and initially styled as a rather unattractive, quasi-French chateau, the house underwent a big remodel in 2019 by the talented folks at SIMO Design. Husband-and-wife duo Sam Gnatovich and Alexi Rennalls—SIMO’s founders—subsequently used the 6,100-square-foot house as their personal residence.
    Last year, the property was photographed and featured in Architectural Digest.

    The expansive backyard with scenic views. 

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    Gnatovich and Rennalls, who’ve previously designed a stunning 90210 mansion for music executive Aaron Bay-Schuck and a house for actor Jon Hamm, drew inspiration for their latest project from “the Chanel store in Paris and ancient stone [Parisian] buildings” to “honor the push and pull of old and new.”
    Indeed, the Richie-Madden home’s interiors are a mix of old-world details and contemporary trimmings, with intricate millwork, wide-plank hardwood floors and book-matched, decidedly graphic slab of Carrara marble throughout.

    The minimalist dining room. 

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    In the dining room, the off-white wall paint contrasts neatly with the dark floorboards. The library sports a fireplace with a veiny black marble mantle, and there’s a daybed for photogenic lounging about. The kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, naturally, and the striking marble countertops and backsplash take visual center stage. Open to the kitchen is a combo family room/casual dining area, which in turn opens to the backyard.

    The home’s library. 

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    The hilltop lot spans about a third of an acre, with a swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and grassy lawn out back. Views take in both the San Fernando Valley skyline and the hills of Beverly, with the Pacific Ocean visible on a clear day. There’s also a picture-perfect alfresco dining patio shaded by four olive trees.

    Glowing views of the landscape from the backyard. 

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    The entryway hosts a curved staircase. All of the home’s family bedrooms — all of them with ensuite baths — are located upstairs. There’s also a service wing on the main floor, ideal for a live-in staff member, with direct access to the three-car garage.
    Upstairs, the master bedroom hosts a sitting area and cavernous fireplace, plus a private balcony with city lights views. A spa-style master bath is slathered in marble, and connects to private dressing room/closet.

    The cool-toned master bedroom. 

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    The spacious kitchen island. 

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    The indoor-outdoor dining room area. 

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    The quaint outdoor dining area on the grounds. 

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    The distinct curved staircase in the home’s entrance. 

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    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Just Sold This Beverly Hills Home for $16.8 Million

    Sometimes, a good price cut can work wonders.

    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend certainly found that to be true, anyway. The model and musician lowered the price of their Beverly Hills home from $24 million to $18 million about three months ago, and it’s already found a buyer, selling for a whopping $16.8 million. Not a bad payout considering the couple purchased the home for $14 million back in 2016.

    The home was previously owned by Rihanna. Teigen and Legend brought on Don Stewart of Desiderata Design to completely redo the interiors, which were much more glossy and contemporary when they purchased it. Stewart has worked with them on homes in both New York and Los Angeles.

    The great room 

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    Stewart added incredible finishes to the 8,500-square-foot home, most notably a hand-carved teak ceiling in the great room imported from Thailand. The home has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in total and includes amenities such as a home cinema, a gym and a playroom with ocean views. Those staying in the primary suite get a sprawling sanctuary all to themselves, with a private balcony, dual walk-in closets featuring lit display shelves and a bathroom with a soaking tub made of Italian marble.
    It’s an .84-acre estate, so there’s activities to do outside, too. The couple installed a heated saltwater pool and additional hot tub, as well as an expansive outdoor kitchen area.

    The kitchen 

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    Why leave it all behind? The couple plan to expand their family in the future, which means more space. They’ve since shelled out $17.5 million and upgraded to a 10,500-square-foot home in Beverly Hills. In a recent Instagram Live session, Legend showed viewers around the home, which features a tree in its center. Dubbed “the tree of life”, it’s a tribute to their son Jack, whom they lost at 20 weeks gestation.
    The buyer of their previous home is a mysterious “private-equity executive,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Whoever they are, they can expect Teigen to drop by on occasion, as she told Architectural Digest that she and her mother still stop by and visit one of the couple’s other old homes in the area.
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    The dining room 

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    You Can Now Rent Rihanna’s Swanky Beverly Hills Mansion for $80,000 a Month

    On top of Rihanna’s myriad other business endeavors—she sings, she’s a cosmetics mogul with her own Fenty Beauty brand, she’s a lingerie tycoon and fashion designer—the “Umbrella” crooner is also a budding real estate mogul, with five multimillion-dollar homes in Los Angeles alone. And if you’ve got an extra $80,000 burning a proverbial hole in your pocket, you could have the honor of calling Rihanna your landlord for a full month.

    With five bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread across 7,600 square feet of mansion-sized living space, the Coldwater Canyon mansion is the ideal place for any oligarch to recover from the COVID blues in style. Rihanna purchased the house late last year for $13.8 million, adding to her impressive cache of homes. She also owns the house right next door, picked up in March for $10 million, along with a $6.8 million Hollywood Hills estate, a high-floor condo along the Wilshire Corridor, and her longtime main residence—a $5.5 million penthouse in L.A.’s The Century skyscraper.

    A stunning sunset view of the home from the enclosed backyard. 

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    The newly-listed rental estate is sited on a coveted cul-de-sac in the mountains above Beverly Hills, where the lucky new renter just might wind up rubbing elbows with high-profile nearby neighbors like Sir Paul McCartney. Originally built in the 1930s, the estate was long owned by novelist Mary Sheldon, daughter of “I Dream of Jeanie” creator Sidney Sheldon, who sold the dated house to entrepreneur and investor Daniel Starr; Starr demolished and rebuilt nearly every inch of the house before Rihanna swept into the real estate picture.
    David Parnes and James Harris of The Agency hold the listing.

    Views of the common areas throughout the home. 

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    Securely hidden away from the street by soaring hedges and gates, the mansion is accessed via a sloping driveway that drops out at a detached two-car garage. A curved set of stairs leads up to the house, which sports a contemporary façade featuring white paint set against a black metal roof and black trim. Once inside, the modern yet traditional interiors give a nod to the trendy modern farmhouse via an open floorplan accented by French white oak hardwood floors.
    A glass front door pivots into the foyer overlooking a central courtyard replete with an al fresco terrace, pool and spa, cabana and firepit lounge area.

    Backyard seating centered between the main and guest houses. 

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    Among the main-level highlights: a living room with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood glass sliding door that opens to the outdoors, plus a walk-in bar area that services an intimate family room/lounge/library space with another fireplace and built-in bookshelves.
    There’s also a gourmet marble-clad kitchen outfitted with dual islands, high-end appliances and a breakfast banquette boasting tufted black leather seating.

    The refined bar area equipped with a fireplace. 

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    Heading upstairs, one will find a master retreat overlooking Coldwater Canyon, which is showcased by a custom walk-in closet with black lacquer cabinetry, and a spa-like bath encased in veined marble that opens to a private outdoor sitting area.
    The place also has its own gym and media room, along with a guesthouse.
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