Priscilla Presley’s Brentwood Family Home Listed for $3.65 Million

a white house with black shutters with a pool and small yard

After over 40 years of ownership, the actress and former wife of Elvis Presley has put her ranch-style home up for sale. The home was purchased by her in 1976, three years after her divorce with the King, for $170,000. The house is now being sold for $3.65 million.

The cozy Brentwood home sits on a grassy 16,329 square foot plot, which features a spacious pool and patio area in addition to the substantial yard area. Situated on a corner lot and surrounded by a picket fence, this house is perfect for a quiet and private getaway from the big city. The single story home boasts approximately 2,499 square feet of space, along with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

a white living room with two white couches one blue couch and a set of French doors opening to the pool outside

A covered outdoor dining area gives you access to the patio through the kitchen, and double French doors open up directly to the pool. The interior family room features tall vaulted ceilings, and near the back of the home is a marble-lined fireplace.

The kitchen features simple wooden cabinets, with a white tiled counter and backsplash. Large windows overlook the yard/patio/pool area.

Presley is perhaps best known for her role in the Naked Gun films, of which she co-starred with Leslie Nelson. Most recently she will be starring in the Hallmark Channel film, Wedding at Graceland.

You can view the listing here.

Vince Vaughn’s former Home Hits the Market

Former home of actor, Vince Vaughn, known for his role in “The Internship” has recently been listed in the Los Feliz Oaks. This coveted circa 1930 Spanish Colonial, gated compound has been taken down to the studs and meticulously restored and modernized, all while retaining the soul of a vintage sunny old world mansion.

Made up of three large lots, the property consists of sprawling private flat lawns; massive deep newly resurfaced swimming pool with spa; an artist’s cabin with koi pond and a guest pool house. Tiled entry leads to step down living room with fireplace and French doors leading to adjacent courtyard patio with new pergola.

Open formal dining room leads to enormous great room with brand new culinary kitchen with multiple seating areas opening directly to the yard, pool and full outdoor kitchen. Exquisite master with his and hers baths plus 3 more bedrooms upstairs.

See full listing, HERE.

The “Full House” Home is Available in San Francisco

A Full House superfan may appreciate the opportunity to purchase the actual house pictured in the legendary sitcom for $5.99 million. This 3,728 square foot Victorian home was built in 1883, and is located in the charming Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.

While the exterior is iconic, visitors may note that the interior is very different than the television program depicts. Both Full House and Fuller House were shot in studios in Los Angeles. The property was bought in 2016 by Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House, who renovated and modernized the interior.

The sleek interior features generous open living space. Large windows allow abundant natural light, furthering the open and airy feel of the sitting rooms.

Franklin updated all of the appliances, replacing them with only high-quality options. The kitchen features a bold blue and white color scheme, with an incorporated refrigerator, a temperature controlled wine cabinet, and eight gas burners.

The space has four bedrooms, including a top-floor suite, and four bathrooms to match. The bedrooms feature numerous large windows to bathe the space in natural light, which is on trend with the rest of the house.

Finally, behind the house is an English garden and patio. Sharply trimmed bushes typify the English style, and the entire space is comfortably enclosed by a tall wooden fence.

While the interior may not evoke the same nostalgia as the exterior, this Victorian home is beautiful inside and out.

John Stamos’ 90210 Bachelor Pad Is Up For Grabs

This spring, actor John Stamos has listed his rustic, romantic Mediterranean home in Beverly Hills for sale for $6.75 million. Stamos has owned the property since the mid-2000s and purchased it for a little more than $3.5 million.

The house dates to 1951 and is styled as a Riviera country home. Rustic elements begin with double front doors embellished with wrought iron, and a foyer floored in what looks to be original tile.

The layout transitions immediately to a step-down great room that’s a beaut. A raw timber open- trussed ceiling, plank hardwood floors, and a stacked stone fireplace accent wall with a raised hearth step present a living style that is unabashedly charming, while the city views beyond the many windows and French doors provide a contemporary context.

Other standout details of the home include a series of period light fixtures, built-ins with carved flourishes, exposed hewn beams, and arched doorways. The kitchen features white tile backsplashes, and cabinetry which would be claustrophobically dark if it weren’t for the marvelous half-vaulted ceiling in stained tongue-and-groove, and the added skylight that crowns it.

The property’s accommodations include four bedrooms and four baths. Slate walkways, a summer kitchen, and a pool and sun lounge offering views of L.A. complete a property exterior that favors a laid-back approach to lifestyle…and landscaping. There is a small guest cottage on the lot, presumably of the same vintage as the main house; at present, it is purposed as a music studio and lounge.

Stamos starred in ABC’s hit sitcom Full House, which ran for eight seasons starting in 1987. He reprised his role as Jesse Katsopolis in the Netflix-backed sequel Fuller House.

Historic Firehouse Turned Luxury Home

Converting historic buildings into luxury homes is nothing new– a while back, we covered the budding phenomenon of converting landmark churches into luxury homes over on Castles Unlimited. This historic firehouse is every bit as creative, and highly coveted, with a price tag to match! Click any picture to view the full listing.

Redwood Hose Station 8 is unique in every sense of the word. This former fire station saw its last active duty in 1912 and is an incredible piece of Newport history. The stunning renovation features the modern architecture of David Hacin with a focus on green living and a commitment to historic preservation. Situated in the heart of the Historic Hill district of Newport, this modern, naturally lit oasis offers three floors of living with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Every aspect of the Hose Station 8 restoration and renovation has been thoughtfully designed for ease of living. Luxurious amenities include a ThyssenKrupp elevator that services all four floors, SONOS sound system with individual room controls, nine-foot windows that allow natural sunlight to flood into the house, 200 amp Tesla car charger, and geothermal heat with an 850-foot well that provides heating and central air throughout the residence.

In the Firehouse, you will enjoy 10- to 12-foot ceilings, radiant floors, sustainable woods, and a refurbished fire pole that will take you from the second floor straight down to the Club Level! Relax on the master floor with track doors that open up to a beautiful Ipe deck. Additional features include ADT security, August Smart Lock, Nest Camera System, generator, and master-bedroom steam shower and insulated air tub.

Redwood Hose Station 8 received the prestigious Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award in 2009, the highest compliment for any renovation and restoration in Newport! And for your guests, a very private space with two bedrooms, bath, and kitchenette. Truly a one-of-a-kind property where you can park your car for the weekend, be in the heart of everything that Newport has to offer, and return back to the serenity and quietness that the Firehouse offers.

Olivia Newton-John Puts 12-Acre California Ranch on the Market for $5.4M

Olivia Newton-John has listed her equestrian estate in Santa Ynez, California, for sale. The singer and actress is looking for a buyer with $5.4 million to plunk down for this slice of escapist heaven, which boasts lovely mountain views, frontage on the Santa Ynez river, and an abundance of breathing room.

The lot comes to 12 acres, all told—a sizeable chunk of real estate that accommodates a main house, a guest house, a barn, a pool and outdoor living area, lawns, a four-car garage, and an arena and pastures quite comfortably.

The interiors of the main home are warm, unpretentious, and spacious-feeling; the living room is more of a great-room design, with a spectacular exposed ceiling that rises toward a large center skylight. There’s a great deal of warm wood involved, and those tones and textures define the style of the house. It’s far from rustic, and closer to urbane high-dollar California ranch.

The master bedroom of the main house is a cozy space, and features a peaked ceiling, a hardwood accent wall, and French door access to the exterior; the master bath receives a simple, Eastern-inflected design style, with a bit of color—aquamarine glass sneaks in to support the sinks.

There are just over 4,450 square feet of interiors in the main house and guest house, with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths throughout. Modestly sized structures, but then the Santa Ynez mountains that rise so dramatically to frame the property, and the wide-open spaces that fall away around it, establish a sense of proportion so potent it would be folly to attempt to compete.

Paul Simon Lists Connecticut Countryside Estate for $13.9 Million

Musician Paul Simon is listing his countryside estate in New Canaan, Conn., which comes with its own recording studio, for $13.9 million, or 16% less than he paid in 2002. The pricing reflects the softness of the area’s real-estate market.

The property is on about 32 acres of landscaped grounds with a brook, meadows, woodlands, a great lawn, a pond, and waterfalls. There are also more formal walled gardens and a courtyard

“The first thing we thought when we moved from Manhattan was ‘Wow! We have our own park’,” said Mr. Simon in a statement. “It took half an hour to walk a loop of the property with the dogs.” Mr. Simon called his recording studio, where he recorded his last four albums, a “peaceful space”, and said he would miss playing baseball in the yard with his family.

Mr. Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, raised their three children in New Canaan, but the kids have since grown up and moved out, his spokeswoman confirmed.

The roughly 8,500-square-foot main house is a whitewashed red brick Colonial-style residence dating back to the 1930s, according to the listing agent. It has a sprawling living and dining area for entertaining, multiple library spaces and six bedrooms. The recording studio is located in a separate cottage which also contains two bedrooms, according to the listing agents. There is also a three-car garage.

Mr. Simon, 77, rose to fame as half of the duo that made up Simon & Garfunkel, which is known for hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Mr. Simon’s solo hits include “You Can Call Me Al.”

Abu Dhabi’s Real Estate Investment Law Reforms are Game Changing

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The relaxing of foreign real estate investment laws in Abu Dhabi will create jobs and stoke demand for property, according to one of the leading property developers in the United Arab Emirates.

“It’s game-changing,” Aldar Properties CEO Talal Al Dhiyebi told CNBC’s “Capital Connection.”

Aldar is the largest listed property developer in Abu Dhabi and one of the largest in the United Arab Emirates, with plans to hand over approximately 1,500 homes in 2019.

“We’ve always traditionally had strong interest from international buyers, but one of their key concerns was this concept of land ownership,” Al Dhiyebi said on Sunday.

Under the new laws, all foreigners will be entitled to own the freehold of land and properties they purchase in investment zones. Until now, ownership was only permitted for UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council nationals, and foreign investors were limited to 99-year leases.

“We’re extremely excited about how attractive this segment is now going to be for some of the international investors,” he added.

Property developers like Aldar hope the initiative will encourage longer-term residencies and inject more liquidity into the UAE’s real estate market, a life-blood of the national economy that has struggled in recent years due to oversupply and limited demand.

Skyscrapers Near Body of Water

“The performance of Abu Dhabi’s real estate market remained subdued in Q1 2019,” analysts at JLL said in a recent research report.

“In the office sector, reduced business growth and corporate restructuring placed downward pressure on rents. This, in turn, impacted demand for residential space which saw both average rents and sale prices decline,” it added.

Analysts at S&P Global have previously warned that real estate prices in Dubai should not see any significant improvement until 2022.

“This is normal in the property sector, where these cycles happen every few years, which are extremely healthy, and to some degree predictable,” Al Dhiyebi said, pointing to improving fundamentals in the economy. “Oil is at quite a good price today, government spending is back, but more importantly, there have been some insightful government decisions that have come out over the last few periods. ”

The government has made major changes to visa laws, and enacted various stimulus measures and reforms to stoke demand in the property sector and drive growth in the non-oil economy.

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The changes also bring regulations in the capital closer in line to Dubai, where foreigners can already buy freehold property in investment zones.

“With all of that, we’re hoping to see much more job creation in Abu Dhabi, and more demand for real estate across all of the asset classes,” Al Dhiyebi said.

Source: CNBC

Marc Jacobs Lists Manhattan Townhouse for $16 Million

The kitchen.

Marc Jacobs is putting his Manhattan townhouse on the market for $15.995 million, following his recent marriage and his purchase of a Frank Lloyd Wright home in the wealthy New York suburb of Rye.

The designer got married earlier this month, soon after closing on the roughly 6,000-square-foot Rye home for about $9 million.

A representative for Mr. Jacobs stated that his client is selling because he plans to downsize his footprint in Manhattan. Mr. Jacobs will be splitting his time between New York City and Rye, Mr. Poore said. Mr. Jacobs declined to comment.

Marc Jacobs is listing his Manhattan townhouse for $15.995 million.

In the West Village, the Bethune Street townhouse is one of a handful built as part of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed Superior Ink condominium project developed in the late 2000s. Mr. Jacobs paid $10.495 million for his property in 2009, public records show.

The four-story house spans about 4,346 square feet of interior space plus an additional 1,462 square feet of outdoor areas, including a garden courtyard and a rooftop terrace, according to the listing. There is an oak-paneled living room with glass doors leading out to the ivy-draped courtyard; a dining room with alabaster sconces and art lighting; and a study. The master suite spans an entire floor and includes a mahogany dressing room and a marble bathroom. There are also two guest suites.

Listing pictures show Mr. Jacobs’s art collection on display. Pieces include a sculpture by François-Xavier Lalanne. The art isn’t included in the sale.

The new owner would also have access to the amenities of the condo project, which include a gym, yoga, screening rooms, and a garage.

Foreign Bargain-Hunters Flock to Vietnam’s Luxury Highrises

Forget New York City or Hong Kong. The newest hotspot for luxury real estate is Vietnam.

The Southeast Asian country has been seeing a surge in luxury real estate development, Bloomberg reported, thanks to a booming economy and laws making it easier for foreign buyers to buy property in Vietnam.

Vietnam is “where southern China was 10 or 15 years ago,” Goodwin Gaw, chairman of Hong Kong-based private-equity firm Gaw Capital Partners, told Bloomberg. Prices have been going up over the past year and a half, but investing in real estate in the country is still a good bet in the long-term, Gaw said. Prices for luxury condos in Ho Chi Minh City increased by 17% in 2018, according to Bloomberg.

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Prices for luxury condos in Ho Chi Minh City increased by 17% in 2018.
 

Vietnam’s economy is seeing strong growth, according to Al Jazeera. And in 2015, a legislation change made it easier for international buyers to obtain long-term leases and buy property in Vietnam, Mansion Global reported.

Ultra-luxury living at a low price point

A luxury apartment in the city center of Ho Chi Minh City can cost upwards of $5,000 per square meter or $465 per square foot, Sunny Hoang, associate director of International Residential Sales at Savills in Ho Chi Minh City, told Mansion Global. Compared to other cities, that’s an absolute bargain.

In Hong Kong, a similar home can easily cost four times more than that, Hoang said.

Average prime home values in Hong Kong are now at $4,660 per square foot, according to a separate Mansion Global report, while Manhattan real estate costs an average of $1,773 per square foot.

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An artist’s rendering of a swimming pool at Feliz en Vista.

At Feliz en Vista, a four-tower luxury condominium development in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 developed by Singapore-based CapitaLand, buyers can choose from a mix of garden villas, duplex penthouses, and “sky mansions.” The property offers ultra-luxe amenities including a swimming pool with hot spring Jacuzzi and water slide, an outdoor movie theater, a treetop adventure walking bridge, a fitness center, sky garden, library, playground, tennis court, and parking.

The condos are currently priced between $232 and $290 per square foot. This would come out to between $400,000 and $500,000 for one of the building’s 1,722-square-foot four-bedroom units.

More than 99% of the units at Feliz en Vista were sold by the end of 2018, a representative for the developer told Business Insider.

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An artist’s rendering of Feliz en Vista in Ho Chi Minh City.

And at the The Grand Manhattan, a 39-story development that will include apartments, a hotel, and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, known as “Saigon’s Wall Street,” the New York City-inspired condos start at about $557 per square foot.

Compare that to NYC, where even a tiny penthouse can cost$2,143 per square foot and it’s common to see asking prices of $10 million and up. And in Hong Kong, which has one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, a modest house that many would classify as a knockdown is selling for a staggering $446 million.

Not only foreign buyers

International buyers may be jumping to invest in Vietnam real estate, but wealthy locals are giving them competition.

“We have more and more very rich Vietnamese, particularly entrepreneurs looking for places to put their money,” Neil MacGregor, a managing director at Savills Vietnam, told Bloomberg.

Vietnam now has 142 people who are worth more than $30 million, according to a 2019 report from global real estate consultant Knight Frank.