Property of Late Microsoft Co-Founder is Listed for $41.5M

Paul Allen was an American businessman known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation alongside Bill Gates. He sadly past away last year at 65 years old in Seattle, WA.

However, his legacy is still with us, since his former house in Atherton, CA is being sold for an asking price of $41.5 million, which makes this property the most expensive listing in the small and private community.

The mansion is set on almost two acres encompassing multiple gardens, a unique and stylish pool, two outdoor fireplaces, and sitting/dining areas on the exterior of the luxurious property. For parking, the house counts on a four-car garage. There is also a guesthouse that includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen.

The main house features an extended living room, a formal dining room, a kitchen that includes two islands, a family room and, an entertainment room. In addition, the family house has two impressive master bedrooms, a private office, a Dolby home theater, a gym, and more.

The late billionaire purchased the brand new house back in 2013 for $27 million. Click here to see more of this amazing California listing.

Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker is Listing his House for $4.3M

The award winning American actor Forest Whitaker, is letting go of his gorgeous mansion located in the state of California. This luxury family home has been owned by the actor for more than a decade and it is for sale again after two years, he first listed the property in 2017 for $6M.

The astonishing aspect of this listing is that the sale does not only include one property, but two independent houses, each one with its own address and private gate entry. Both homes share a huge pool and a fantastic patio, a spa, an outdoor kitchen/dinning areas and views of the city from their lovely balconies. 

Whitaker purchased the more than 1.5 acre property back in 2003 for an estimate $2 million. To learn more about this exclusive listing please click here.

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Selling LA Home

AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys has just listed his LA home for $2.5 million, after having owned it for three years.

A grand gated entrance welcomes visitors into the home, complete with stone pilasters a turret entrance with recessed entry, and a stacked stone exterior wall, all of which strongly contribute to the home’s streetside impression. Inside, the double-height foyer is detailed with a compass rose inlaid into the tile floor. There is also a second floor gallery with steep, Spanish-style stairs leading up to it.

The 5 bed, 5.5 bath home is designed with classy dark wood and white walls. The master suite features  a grand stone fireplace with a raised hearth, and a retractable glass wall that opens a balcony with a wrought-iron balustrade.

The backyard includes a pool and spa, a lovely water feature, and a covered patio with an outdoor fireplace.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

 

Mel Gibson Lists Unique Malibu Home

Award-winning actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson has just listed his eccentric Malibu home for $14.85 million, down from the original $17.5 million price tag from last year.

The home is an unpredictably melded combination of architectural styles ranging from postmodern, to 19th century rustic, to medieval castle, to English country. The interior is finished with accents of raw wood, mullion windows, stone and plaster, open-trussed ceilings, brick, and timber.

Although the home is a visual masterpiece, it does not lack or sacrifice any functionality. Don’t miss your chance to own one of the most unique properties Malibu has to offer.

Check out the listing on CastlesMag.com

 

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Selling Los Feliz Home

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Michael Peter Balzary (aka Flea) of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his model wife Frankie Rayder are selling their home in Los Feliz.

After living in the home for 4 years, the couple is now offering the 3,500 square-foot gated estate on a quarter-acre for $3 million.

The 5 bed, 4.5 bath home, while “modest by rockstar standards,” still offers more space and comfort than the average abode. Built in 1939, the house sits on a large corner lot and offers privacy from the road, and opens through the purple front door to a large formal entry, featuring magnesite floors and a double foyer. Large bay windows flood the living room and formal dining room with natural light. The cook’s kitchen adjoins a breakfast nook with French doors that open to a covered patio with a built-in grill. A casual family room includes wood paneling and a fireplace.

The five bedrooms are distributed across the three floors, with a guest suite on the first floor, the master suite on the second, and two additional bedrooms on the top floor. The master suite includes a walk-in closet, spacious bath, office, and terrace.

The home, which sits closeby to Griffith Park, is surrounded by gardens and includes a lap pool and spa in the backyard.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Asks $19M for Bel Air Home

Wilt Chamberlain’s custom-built house in Los Angeles’s famous Bel Air hills is now on the market. The asking price for the contemporary home is $19 million.

Apart from being the site of legendary gatherings of Olympic athletes and socialites alike, the home is also valuable of its own accord. An architectural gem showcasing the end of the late period of modern design, the Bel Air home is art in itself, the best example of which may be the home’s front entrance gate, which features pilasters inlaid with triangular pieces of colored glass; evocative of the period’s emphasis on individual expression.

The 7,158 square-foot house, built in 1971, sits on nearly 2.6 acres of land, and contains 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. Inside, more ornamental cut glass, stone, timber and steel add to the unique beauty of this home. Lovely walkways and water features blur the border of interior and exterior, and combine with the vaulted buttressed ceilings to create a natural, “one with the earth” feeling, by way of Japanese home design.

Click here to see the full listing on CastlesMag.com

 

‘Dr. 90210’ Roberto Rey Lists Beverly Hills Home

Reality TV star and celebrity plastic surgeon Roberto Rey has listed his home in Beverly Hills for $5.295 million. Its second time on the market, the home is now $20,000 less than it was originally listed for.

The three story, Mediterranean style home covers 7,500 square feet, and contains 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The high-end, classic home is complete with travertine floors, wrought iron accents and details, and countless crystal chandeliers.

In addition to a stunning kitchen, the home is fitted with an elevator, a dedicated office, and a gym. The grounds also incorporate a private guesthouse, a welcoming outdoor living pavilion with a fireplace, and a pool and spa.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

 

‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy Lists in Laguna Beach

Popular director and screenwriter Ryan Murphy has listed his custom Laguna Beach estate for $18.75 million.

He originally purchased the estate, which sits on a private acre of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean,  $4.475 million in 2004, and promptly began his series of renovations. The modern, 6,500-square-foot home which is now on the market  is marked by its floods of natural light, thanks to walls of retractable glass and skylights.

The Laguna Beach estate is fitted with accents of natural woods, luxury stone, and  original Mid-Century rosewood cabinetry. It contains 4 bedrooms, and one of its best features is the huge central great room that moves to an open-concept kitchen.

The estate grounds include gorgeous lawns and gardens, and a huge pool pavilion, which has been said to look more like a contemporary art installation than a swimming pool, and is accented by panoramic views of the water, an outdoor kitchen, and a detached guesthouse.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

Could This Be the Most Expensive Home in Los Angeles?

If this Beverly Hills mega mansion sells for its $135 million asking price, it will be officially logged as the most expensive home in Los Angeles County history.

The Wallingford Estate is set on 5 acres, and has been expanded to an astounding 38,000 square feet of living space. The master suite alone is a 5,000 square foot affair. The estate contains 12 bedrooms and 24 baths.

The palatial home is fitted with state of the art fixtures and appliances, quality materials, soaring ceilings, and countless windows. Among the mansion’s amenities are a boxing ring, a cardio gym, a sports court, and a special sports bar and lounge. The zero-edge swimming pool in the exquisitely landscaped backyard is the largest in the area. Additionally, the grounds include a two bedroom guardhouse, caretaker home, and parking for over 80 cars.

Click here to see the listing on CastlesMag.com

California Rentals Added to Castles Magazine Listings

Castles Magazine has added several luxury rental properties in California to its listings! Here’s a quick look at what’s new:

LOS ANGELES

8157 Laurel View Drive

Features:
– 4 bed, 4 bath
– eat-in chef’s kitchen
– high ceilings
– pool and outdoor dining area
– balconies

12258 Richwood Drive

Features:
– 5 bed, 6 bath
– culdesac property
– gated community
– pool

ORANGE COUNTY

45 Linda Isle

Features:
– 4 bed, 5 bath
– waterfront, includes dock
– pre-installed security system
– space for office, screening room,
gym/yoga room

521 Seaview Street

Features:
– 3 bed, 3 bath
– minutes from the beach
– private drive
– fully furnished
– bbq grill, outdoor dining area
– 360 views of mountains,
ocean, and Catalina Island