Metallica Guitarist Lists in San Francisco

Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of Metallica, has his cliffside home in San Francisco up for sale.  It is a 1920s style neoclassical-Mediterranean blend architectural masterpiece complete with gardens, period water features, and a winding path to the home’s entrance.

The 5,200 square foot home is filled with original fixtures and details: doors, floors, fireplaces, and exposed beams, windows, and even torch sconces. The home’s unpredictable architecture makes it invaluable in its uniqueness.

On the exterior, the home boasts a classic niche upper-floor terrace, tiered patio, and landscaping that highlights the mature trees on the property.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Former Hollywood Mansion Comes to Market

Elizabeth Taylor’s former Hollywood mansion formerly is now available on the market for $15.9 million. It is the first time the home has been listed in 21 years. The iconic mansion was first purchased by Taylor and her husband at the time in 1954.

The 7,761 square foot ranch house sits on a gated 2 acre lot and offers sweeping views of the Los Angeles city lights in the distance. The home holds 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and several large entertaining spaces. This airy home is a golden age Hollywood retreat, with its beamed ceilings, formal dining room, large kitchen, and ornate, classical accents and details.

The grounds incorporate a patio, a swimming pool, a spa, water feature, and formal landscaping.

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Sandra Bullock Lists Charming Home in Los Angeles

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Ocean’s Eight star Sandra Bullock has decided, after renting it over the last few months, to list her Los Angeles home of nearly 2 decades for sale. The cottage in Hollywood Hills is now on the market with an asking price of $2.995 million.

The cottage, built in 1942, contains 3,153 square feet of living space. There is a sleeping loft accessible via a spiral staircase, in the otherwise single-story home.

This airy home is accented with large windows, vaulted ceiling, and the kitchen which leads into an adjacent solarium. The master suite features a gorgeous bathroom with a soaking tub, and vaulted ceilings and French doors in the bedroom.

The home also includes a meditation garden, a cabana, and a pool with stone patio.

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Chris Bosh Relists in Miami Beach

NBA star Chris Bosh reduced the price of his Miami Beach home to $15.95 million, $2 million lower than the original asking.

The 12,000 square foot home was built in 2009. It is a sleek and sophisticated example of modern design with its white walls and large windows which boast outstanding city and bay views from nearly every room. Soaring ceilings and walls of windows open up the space, especially in the great room.

The half-acre property features a manicured lawn, an outdoor grilling station, a swimming pool, and a private dock.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Steve Miller Puts Waterfront Washington Home on the Market

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band has put his Washington State home back on the market for $12.9 million, down from its original asking price of $18 million.

The wooded retreat is set right off of Friday Harbor, about 40 minutes from Seattle. It covers over 11,600 interior square feet and sits on a 38.72 acre lot.

The 3 bed, 4 bath house is surrounded by 300 feet of beautiful water including a deep-water dock, forest, horse pasture, Zen gardens, a Japanese-style teahouse, and a number of other separate structures like a barn and greenhouse, in addition to breathtaking views all around. There is also a recording studio in the basement.

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