¿Dónde viven los famosos?

 

Encontrarse con una celebridad no es inusual cuando se recorren las calles de Los Ángeles. Tanto así que la historia de algunos vecindarios, como Beverly Hills, ha estado fuertemente ligada a la construcción de impresionantes mansiones que alojaron a famosos artistas desde la época dorada de Hollywood.

Con el paso del tiempo, lugares como Malibu y Pacific Palisades, han sido incluidos en la lista de zonas preferidas por las celebridades, atraídas por su magnífica ubicación, cercanía a la playa y sus impresionantes vistas. Esta situación ha sido muy bien aprovechada por empresarios del sector turístico, organizando recorridos guiados por las calles donde viven los artistas. Algunos de estos tours son:

– StarLine Tours.                                                                                                                                                 – Legends Of Hollywood Tours.
– Another Side Of Los Angeles.
– Hollywoodland Tours.

A continuación, encuentras algunos de los barrios angelinos que han sido elegidos por reconocidas estrellas del mundo del entretenimiento.

Bel Air

  • Jennifer Aniston.
  • Nicolas Cage.
  • Danny DeVito.
  • Fergie.
  • Kim Kardashian.
  • Heidi Klum.
  • Helen Hunt.
  • Meg Ryan

Beverly Hills

  • Jessica Alba.
  • Christina Aguilera: Mulholland Estates.
  • Christina Applegate.
  • Antonio Banderas.
  • David Beckham.
  •  Annette Bening: Mullholland Dr.
  • Halle Berry.
  • Courteney Cox.
  • Aaron Eckhart.
  • Kelsey Grammer.
  • Hugh Hefner: Mansión Playboy.
  • Nicole Kidman.
  • Adriana Lima.
  • Eddie Murphy.
  • Ryan Seacrest.
  • Jessica Simpson.
  • Britney Spears.
  • Gwen Stefani: Mulholland Dr.
  • Lisa Vanderpump.

Brentwood

  • Jessica Biel.
  • Jim Carrey.
  • Lauren Conrad.
  • Harrison Ford: Mandeville Canyon.
  • Goldie Hawn.
  • Avril Lavigne.
  • Alanis Morissette.
  • Conan O’Brien.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Mandeville Canyon.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • John Travolta.

Calabasas

  • Justin Bieber.
  • Alyssa Milano.

Hidden Hills

  • Jamie Foxx.
  • Jennifer Lopez.
  • Sharon y Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Denise Richards

Hollywood Hills

  • Chris Brown.
  • Sheryl Crow.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Zac Efron.
  • America Ferrera.
  • Daisy Fuentes.
  • Angelina Jolie.
  • Ashton Kutcher.
  • Adam Levine.
  • Eva Mendes.
  • Amaury Nolasco.
  • Matthew Perry.
  • Winona Ryder.
  • Alicia Silverstone.
  • Channing Tatum.
  • Charlize Theron.
  • Justin Timberlake.
  • Dita Von Teese.

Los Feliz

  • Gerard Butler.
  • Colin Farrell.
  • Scarlett Johansson.
  • Robert Pattinson.
  • Charlie Sheen.

Malibu

  • Pamela Anderson: Malibu Colony Road.
  • Cher.
  • Cindy Crawford.
  • Fran Drescher.
  • Sally Field.
  • Mel Gibson: Lavender Hill Farm.
  • Dustin Hoffman.
  • Anthony Hopkins.
  • Axl Rose: Malibu Pacifica Estates.
  • Will Smith.
  • Tori Spelling.
  • Barbra Streisand: Paradise Cove.

Pacific Palisades

  • Ben Affleck.
  • Bill Cosby.
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Kate Hudson: Amalfi Drive.
  • John Mayer.
  • Chris O’Donnell.
  • Dennis Quaid.
  • Adam Sandler.
  • Hilary Swank.

Palm Springs

  • Suzanne Somers.

Santa Monica

  • Ellen DeGeneres.

Studio City

  • George Clooney.
  • Erik Estrada.
  • Bruno Mars.
  • Ben Stiller.

West Hollywood

  • Javier Bardem.
  • Jason Bateman.
  • Emily Blunt.
  • Cameron Diaz.
  • Keanu Reeves.

*Fuente: http://enlosangeles.about.com/od/Vecindarios/a/donde-Viven-Los-Famosos.htm

America’s Most Expensive Home Lists at $195 Million

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By Elena Dimarco

A sprawling Beverly Hills estate, complete with its own vineyard, recently listed at $195 million, making it the country’s most expensive home.

The Mediterranean-style compound developed by Mohamed Hadid is called Palazzo di Amore (“Palace of Love”), a breathtaking villa nestled on 25 acres, possessing (practically) every architectural and design luxury known to humankind. The most stand-out feature of this marvelous property is “the combination of amenities,” said Joyce Rey in an interview with Haute Residence. She and Stacey Gottula are the listing agents.

“I have seen many of these [amenities] in other homes, but not all of them in one place,” she said. “It really is impressive.”

Besides the property’s triple-digit price tag, other jaw-dropping features are a private waterfall; gorgeous, twin-curving staircases; spacious-beyond-belief dining and living rooms that open onto the grounds; a chef’s kitchen with a commercial walk-in refrigerator; and views of the iconic Los Angeles canyons, city lights, and ocean. Outdoor recreational facilities include a swimming pool, spa, outdoor barbecue area, and tennis court. The six-building house can accommodate a high volume of guests, as it provides garage parking for 27 cars and has parking for up to 150 cars on-site.

The newest addition to the estate is a 15,000-square-foot entertainment complex that includes pristine pools lined with majestic, 70-year-old olive trees; a discotheque/ballroom with a state-of-the-art laser light system and revolving dance floor; a bowling alley; and a 50-seat theater with a dressing room for live stage shows (in addition to movie screenings).

The home’s stunning architecture is credited to Bob Ray Offenhauser, and Alberto Pinto is responsible for the outstanding design features, which incorporate rich textures, fabrics, and tiles, as well as exotic furnishings. Palazzo di Amore’s main residence is over 35,000 square feet; there are 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, and the master suite, alone, is 5,000 square feet. The home is well protected, having three sets of double gates, and a “security guard house.”

The home’s current owner is real estate entrepreneur Jeff Greene, who bought the property in 2007 and has invested tens of millions to complete and expand it. He also had his wedding there, according to Joyce Rey. Joyce Rey and Stacey Gottula are no strangers to the real estate industry. The ladies set the national sales record in 2010 when they sold Le Belvedere, another Mohamed Hadid estate, in Bel Air for $72 million. Ms. Rey is also known for making the “highest sale ever” recorded in 1978, when she sold the former Sunny and Cher estate for $4.2 million (an astounding price at the time).

“It shows you the tremendous advantage of investing in residential real estate in the United States,” she said.

Fuente: hauteresidence.com

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Unload their Bel Air Mansion for $4.9 Million

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By Kristin Tablang

Sarah Michelle Gellar—best known for portraying the lead in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”—and Freddie Prinze Jr.—the director for World Wresting Entertainment—have sold their gated Bel Air estate for $4.9 million, having originally listed it for $5.4 million back in March.

Despite the slight dip in their asking price, the Hollywood power couple still managed to churn out a nice profit, given that they bought the home in 2001 for only $2.45 million. Comprised of five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, the 7,620-square-foot home showcases a gym, an office, and a sun room, along with a marble fireplace surround and a spacious kitchen. Both the residence’s living room and master suite boast fireplaces. In addition, a swimming pool, spa, and barbeque station sit on the property’s nearly half-an-acre lot.

Fuente: Hauteresidence.com