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.

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

 

 

Los Angeles Mansion Available for Rent

This incredible Mediterranean-style mansion in Brentwood Park in Los Angeles is available to rent for $90,000 per month. The estate sits on nearly 27,000 square feet of land, and holds an interior square footage of over 10,200. It was fully remastered in 2017.

A 21 foot foyer opens to a magnificent sweeping staircase, circular skylight and crystal chandelier. The 7 bed, 11 bath home also contains a chef’s kitchen with Italian Cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, Miele Appliances, and a sizable breakfast area that overlooks the grounds, in addition to a full separate catering kitchen with easy access for event staff from Rockingham Ave. The grand master bedroom has a fireplace, separate sitting area, two ample walk-in closets and dual baths with a spa tub, a massage room, a steam shower & a dry sauna.

The grounds of the estate encompass lush lawns, a large pool w/tropical waterfall, lighted paddle tennis/sports court/basketball court and putting green.

The home is fitted with a fully-automated Smart House System, and also features a 3D theater and game room.

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.

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Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Frances Bean Cobain Lists Vintage Hollywood Home

 

 

Frances Bean Cobain, the only child of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Hole’s Courtney Love, has just listed her Hollywood home for $2.7 million. She bought the property back in 2011, while she was still a teenager. Cobain, now 25, put her keen eye for design and style to work on this home, contributing to the nearly $90,000 increase in the home’s value since her original purchase.

“She has a sense for what makes this home really special—what makes the house really sing,” says the broker working with Cobain. “That, of course, is the remarkable period detail.”

She kept many details of the 1930 Spanish Colonial intact, including hand-painted Spanish tiles, original hardware, wrought-iron railings, leaded-glass windows, hardwood flooring, and stenciled beams. She did, however, seamlessly update the home’s older features, swapping in high-end Viking appliances, a farmhouse sink, and walk-in pantry, as well as open shelving and subway tile backsplash.

Cobain’s 4 bed, 3.5 bath home covers 3,357 square feet, with an additional 9,784 square feet of outdoor living space.

The upstairs master bedroom is fitted with a dressing area, ample closet space, a balcony, and an en suite bathroom with beautifully preserved original turquoise tile. Cobain also converted the detached garage into a combination recording studio and screening room.

Her private tile patio with dining and lounging areas are surrounded by towering hedges, and there is ample room for an in-ground pool on the expansive grounds.

Located near the popular Runyon Canyon hiking trail and Wattles Garden Park, and is only a quick drive away from Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Hills.

The property is listed on CastlesMag.com, click here to see the listing!

Billionaire Heiress Petra Ecclestone Lists Los Angeles Mega Mansion

Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone’s 56,500 square foot Los Angeles mega-mansion is on sale for $175 million, a $25 million reduction from the original listing from about a year and a half ago.

Th 120-room house was meticulously designed to include everything that could possibly be desired. This includes a full floor of one wing devoted to walk-in closet space, as well as a barbershop, and rooms set aside specifically to give individual family members privacy while wrapping presents during the holidays.

The home contains 14 bedrooms, and an astounding 27 bathrooms. “Bonus rooms” include  a screening room with projection booth, wine cellar, billiards room, beauty salon, nightclub, a  2-lane bowling alley, and a service wing with staff accommodations.

The grounds of the mansion are fitted with  lawns, an orchard, a koi pond, and a pool with summer kitchen and bar.

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