Chuck Norris Fact #365: His Old House Is For Sale

chuckAt this point, Chuck Norris is almost more famous for just being Chuck Norris than he ever was for all the movies and Karate championships that made him famous in the first place. Like if you ask a kid who the guy in the above picture is, he’ll say “Chuck Norris, duh!”, but if you then ask who Chuck Norris is, the kid will have no idea. I hope that makes sense to all of you out there, but even if it doesn’t, it doesn’t change the fact that the guy from “Good Guys Wear Black”, “Octagon”, “Delta Force”, “Missing In Action”, “The Expendables 2″, and of course the titan of television known as “Walker, Texas Ranger” is a big celebrity. He’s been famous for almost forty years, that’s longer than most of you have been alive, and that makes him a big enough star that we report on it when a house that he used to own is up for sale. Not even the home he currently kicks things in, but the home he used to live in before moving to Hollywood; that place is on the market, and we’re sure that you all want to see it…chuck-norris-houseWith a price tag of $3.5 million, this Santa Ana, California estate looks like the kind of compound that Chuck used to storm in his movies, which could be why he owned it back in the 1980s.The home features five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, 4,400 square feet of living space, and 1.9 acres of land, so it’s actually somewhat of a bargain for its size, condition, and famous pedigree. chuck-norris-home-picsThe home was originally built in the late seventies by architect Jack Selman (he lived there himself originally), but has since housed Norris (he moved out in 1989), as well as a few other tenants who were able to sell the home for more than they pain. However, it appears that the current price tag is almost a million bucks less than the last time the home was on the market. Why has the price dropped so much? Well it certainly isn’t because of the place itself, which boasts a giant koi pond, a home gym, a guest house, a pool, and a sprawling landscape that could only be described as “Norris-esque”. It’s a really cool looking place in a very nice location, and so even though the market isn’t great right now, we have a feeling that this place will sell on style and Chuck-appeal fairly soon. Best of luck to the new owners, we hope they don’t get nailed with the wind from that kick Chuck threw twenty-five years ago. chuck-norris-homechuck-norris-house-pics chuck-norris-house-picture chuck-norris-house-pictures chuck-norris-house-pictures-1 chuck-norris-house-pictures-pool chuck-norris-house-pictures-tub

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Justin Bieber’s New Rental

bieber-house-picsDesigned by famed Malibu architect Ed Niles, the “Salad Spinner” house of Beverly Hills, California has been the subject of a ton of talk in the real estate and architecture worlds, as its quirky and sleek design calls to mind everything from an outer-space bio-dome to work of art. Well now it’s going to see itself talked about for a whole new reason, as it’s added a super famous celebrity to its lease…Justin Bieber! Wait…this guy again? Jeez, I though he would’ve been deported by now, but instead he’s just signed a rental agreement to live in one of the coolest homes we’ve ever seen around here; so much for karma. Anyhow, Justin will be paying an insane $59 thousand a month on a short-term lease, which should be perfect, because despite the home’s remote setting, he should find himself ticking off his neighbors again in no time. Bieber has developed a reputation as a terrible person to live next-door to, as he’s been known to throw eggs at neighbor’s homes, speed through residential streets, and have loud parties almost constantly. Enough about how completely terrible the “Baby” and “If I Was Your Boyfriend” seems to be as a human being, let’s talk about his sweet new pad!

bieber-house-pictureBuilt in 2009 as a dream home for developer Raffi Cohen, and gaining its nickname because of  it’s passing resemblance to a kitchen tool, the 90210 home last sold in March of 2014 for $10.5 million and features six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms spread out of sixty-five hundred square feet of living space, which should be more than enough for the pop star and his ever-growing entourage. The awesome looking glass house also boasts a pool, a seven-car garage, a glass enclosed courtyard, and an elevator in case the Biebs doesn’t feel like climbing the entire one flight of stairs to get to the second floor. Like I said before, the sleek and futuristic design of the home makes it look almost more like a work of art or a fancy museum than a place that a Canadian dude who wears genie pants would live. It’s truly a wonderfully designed home, and to be honest it kind of bothers me to know that it’s probably going to get trashed by the boy wonder and his posse. bieber-house-picturesWell folks, while I’m clearly not psyched about the new resident of the “Spinner”, I can’t help but love the fact that the place even exists in the first place. It’s been fun writing about it today, and I hope that I don’t  have to post an update anytime soon about Justin breaking an entire exterior wall of windows or anything like that. I never thought I’d have to wish the best of luck to a home, but…uhhhhh…yeah, good luck Spinner, and beware of Bieber.bieber-house-pictures-inside bieber-house-pictures-inside-1 bieber-house-pictures-inside-rent bieber-house-pictures-inside-salad-spinner

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Randy Johnson: Big Unit Puts Big House On The Market

randy-johnson-house-for-saleIn over twenty seasons as a pitcher in the MLB (Major League Baseball), Randy Johnson pitched for the Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants; won over three hundred games, struck out almost five thousand batters, and routinely blazed a hundred mile per hour fastball down the middle of the plate. Apparently that’s not enough of a resume for “The Big Unit” though, because he’s trying to add “seller of exorbitant mansion” to his list of accomplishments. At least that’s what we think his new goal is, because he’s put his Arizona mansion on the market for $25 million; that’s over $22 million more than he paid for it in 2003! Do we think he’ll be successful unloading the place? Who knows, maybe he’ll learn with it feels like to strike out big time, or maybe he’ll find the right buyer, let’s take a look at the place and see what his deep pocketed target will be getting for their money…

randy-johnson-house-sale-pictureThe Mediterranean style estate features five acres of land, a two bedroom guest house, a commercial-grade fitness facility, a pool, a tennis court, a cobbled driveway, stone accents, an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven, a patio, a fire pit, a private bathhouse, a spa, a water-slide, and an outdoor row of flat screen televisions…we know, we haven’t even mentioned the main residence yet. The mansion itself features 25,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a wine cellar, a study lounge, a game room, a billiards parlor, a screening room (complete with stadium seating, snack bar, and a ticket booth), and a professional-grade recording studio with a performance stage. You can pick your jaws up off of the floor now…seriously, it’s getting weird, we can’t all have this look on our face at the same time.

randy-johnson-house-sale-picturesRandy Johnson’s home is awesome, but it’s incredibly unnecessary. He’s got four children, so we can understand the bedrooms, but who needs the rest of that stuff? Even the things that we can see someone splurging on (home theater), are a bit too splurged for us not to find it wasteful. We hope he finds someone to buy it because he seems like a nice guy and has a fine mullet, but we hope that whoever takes it off of his hands uses to to run a business or house like fifty orphans or something. Good luck with the sale Randy!

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Diggs And Menzel Sell House As Marriage Breaks Up

idina-menzel-taye-diggs-sale-picturesNo one ever wants to see a seemingly happy marriage break up after ten years, so we’re really not happy to be reporting that Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are calling it quits for realsies. When we hear about a divorce, we never call it official until things start getting sold, but now that point has been reached, because their Los Angeles, California home is up for sale. idina-menzel-taye-diggs-sale-picsSituated at the end of a quiet country lane, the home is on the market for just under $3 million and features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and over 5,000 square feet of living space. It’s also got a pool, a huge yard, and a large patio. It’s a very modest, but very very nice place that fits the family’s simple lifestyle while still affirming that they’re really rich. Diggs, who is known recently for his starring roles on “Private Practice” and “Murder In The First”, has been a celebrity since the mid-1990s, when his work on Broadway in “Rent” started getting him movie roles. Menzel, who also got her big break as a member of the original cast of “Rent”, has been on a roll since her voice work in “Frozen” made her a household name. The two recently decided to split, and like we said before, the sale of their home is kind of the final nail in their marriage’s coffin. It’s a huge shame that they couldn’t work things out, but someone is going to get lucky with this “affordable” (for rich people) home. It’s not too flashy, but it’s roomy and well built; it’s out kind of place.idina-menzel-house-saleWe’re never going to be happy about a divorce, but the old “when there’s blood on the streets, buy” adage comes into play on this one, as Diggs and Menzels’ unfortunate circumstance will lead to someone getting a dream home in a dream neighborhood. Celebrity real estate is a crazy game, and sometimes it’s also a bittersweet one. Best of luck to everyone involved, we hope that the sale goes smoothly for the sake of the splitting family.idina-menzel-house-sale-pics idina-menzel-taye-diggs-sale idina-menzel-taye-diggs-sale-celebrity

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Tommy Hilfiger Is Selling His Super Penthouse

Tommy-Hilfiger-house-saleWhen you think of rich people housing, you think of two things: mansions and penthouses. Now when you think of crazy stupid rich, you think of two more things: mega-mansions and two-story penthouses. Tommy Hilfiger, the guy who made all of those multi-colored shirts with the boat-key boueys attached to them back in the day, is clearly crazy stupid rich, because he’s got his New York City penthouse up for sale…and it’s two stories…and it has an asking price of $80 million…dollars. Let’s take a look and feel bad about ourselves folks…hilfiger-penthouse-viewThe eighteenth and nineteenth floors of the ultra-swank Plaza building in Manhattan were originally listed by the shirt mogul for a whopping $50 million, but that was when it was considered a fixer-upper. Since the originally listing, Tommy and his wife put about $20 million into a big renovation, thus driving the price up to it’s current insane value. The penthouse features the iconic dome roof that the Plaza is known for, but also features sick views of both Central Park and 5th Avenue. It has five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a roof deck and terrace, and a private entrance. The building itself has a gym, a pool, a door man and concierge, maid service, ample private parking, and Todd English white glove room service. It’s obviously a spectacular place to live, but we tend to have trouble believing that anything that’s not a heart transplant on your death bed is worth $80 million. We guess that if you’re that rich and need a place to live that also serves as a status symbol, you’d want to get yourself into these lavish digs, but still…$80 million? You can buy a successful business for that much money! We guess Tommy Hilfiger is still pulling in huge bucks, because we rarely here of anyone that can afford to own a place that’s this expensive. However, it’s up for sale, so maybe he can’t afford it…just kidding Tommy! We know you’re rolling in the dough Scrooge McDuck style. Good luck with the sale, and congrats to whatever “Million Dollar Listing” star realtor moves this place, that commission is going to be nuts!hilfiger-penthouse hilfiger-penthouse-pic hilfiger-penthouse-pics hilfiger-penthouse-picture hilfiger-penthouse-pictures hilfiger-penthouse-sale

 

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Anderson Cooper Wants Out Of The Hamptons?

Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-saleIt started with one, now he’s getting rid of the whole bunch of them: Anderson Cooper is selling all of his properties in The Hamptons. The star of “Anderson Cooper 360″ apparently wants out of the fancy Long Island, New York area and he’s not wasting any time starting the process, as he’s listed his homes at 12 Saint George Place and 20 Saint George Place, and his lot at 16 Saint George Place over the course of Summer 2014. Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-sale-picsThe smaller of the two homes he owns on the waterfront and the first to be listed, 12 Saint George features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and over 3,600 square feet of living space on almost two and a half acres of land. It was built in 1946 and has a brick fireplace, French doors, walk-in closets, a 20×40 pool, a jacuzzi, and a pool house. It’s a very nice home with a very “summer house” vibe to it. It’s listed at $2.599 million as of August 2014, which is a million bucks less than the $3.599 million he’s listing 20 Saint George and 16 Saint George for. That mansion features 3,800 square feet of living space spread over four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and it’s own giant pool. It was built in 1928 and sits on three acres of gorgeous land. It’s got a great kitchen and a nice deck setup. If you’re willing to drop around $6 million, you can have the whole shebang and own your own Hamptons compound, but we doubt anyone is going to do that. Anderson originally listed the two homes for summer rental with price tags north of $60 thousand for just a month in one of  the lovely homes, but no one wanted to spend an entire middle-class income on a month’s rent, so it didn’t work out.Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-sale-picDespite his apparent rush to unload the properties, we don’t see Anderson dropping his prices much more, as we doubt he neighbors would appreciate him dropping sale prices in the area. As he’s listed them late in the season, we expect him to end up sitting on them for a while, but stranger things have happened. We’d say that we’ll be the first ones to report it when they finally sell, but we have a feeling that Anderson will beat us to it. Pesky journalist reporting his own stories!Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-pool Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-real-estate Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-sale-home Anderson-Cooper-hamptons-sale-homes

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