‘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

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

 

Shaquille O’Neal Lists His Florida Mansion

NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal has just put his Orlando, FL mansion on the market for $28 million.

The extensively customized home features a porte-cochere entrance , a pool complex called ‘Shaq-apulco,’ an indoor sports facility, and a master suite with a huge custom bed. The incredible home is fitted with a double-height foyer that features a split staircase, inlaid stone, wrought iron, and plentiful hardwood. The great room is also double-height, and features a second floor gallery, and a massive fireplace accent wall sheathed in marble. Shaq has owned the mansion since 1993.

The 3 acre property is a fittingly large house for a large athlete; the 7’1” basketball player’s home contains 31,000 square feet of living space as well as a full suite of extravagant amenities, including a wine room and humidor, a home theater with tiered seating, an entertainment/family room with wet bar, a summer kitchen, and a dock with cabana. Balconies abound front and back, and there is water on both sides of the home, which sits on the edge of Lake Butler.

Click Here for the Listing