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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Chris Pratt Has One Of The Nicest Homes In The Galaxy

chris-pratt-anna-faris-house-picsIt’s probably safe to say that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are doing better at life than most of us. Chris is the critically acclaimed star of the hit show “Parks and Recreation”, and is the star of blockbuster films like “Guardians Of The Galaxy” and “Jurassic World”; Anna starred in “The House Bunny”, “Scary Movie”, and is the main player on sitcom “Mom”; they’re also both happily married…to each other. Yes folks, they’re what we in the gossip industry call a “power couple”, and they’re a hilarious, handsome, and very likeable one at that. “Fratt”, as they’ll someday be called when they both get just a little more famous, is ruling the world right now, and they’re doing it from a lovely castle in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California.

chris-pratt-houseOkay, so it’s not a real castle, but it might as well be, because it’s a great house fit for a king and queen. The two Washington natives purchased the home in 2013 for $3.3 million, which was well above the $2.975 million that was originally asked (we smell bidding war). The 4,710 square foot home was formerly owned by Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, and sits just above Nichols Canyon in what’s been described as “an ultra-private gated compound”. It features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, an awesome outdoor gym, a saltwater pool, a three-car garage, a barbeque patio, vaulted ceilings, a turret entry, and a serious security system that should give the low key couple plenty of privacy. The whole compound is about half an acre and it’s really great. It’s not too extravagant and doesn’t seem like a waste of space. Sure, it’s big, but it’s “rich family with kids” big, not “let’s waste ten million bucks and ten thousand square feet because I want people to know I have money” big. We’re always fans of celebrities who make relatively modest real estate choices, so we love everything about this home. As the two get bigger and bigger in Hollywood, the privacy that this place affords should make their lives way easier, and as they pop out more kids, the space should come in handy as well. Great purchase Chris and Anna, we wish you many good years in your California pad!

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Neil Patrick Harris: How I Met Your Townhouse

nph-harlemNeil Patrick Harris is pretty friggin’ awesome, there’s no doubt about that. Whether it’s living loud and proud with his hubby David Burtka, hosting the Tony Awards, slaying ladies in “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle”, or slaying ALL the ladies on “How I Met Your Mother”, the Emmy Award winning superstar is just flat out good at life. Now he’s adding “real estate dynamo” to his life resume, because he recently paid a record amount of cash for a townhouse in Harlem, New York.

neil-patrick-harris-harlemNPH dropped $3.6 million on the gorgeous townhouse, which was originally listed for a Harlem record setting $4 million, dwarfing the $1.65 million that homes usually go for in the famed neighborhood. It first hit the market in 2013, and it’s insane price is a result of it actually consists of two units spread over five floors (two commercial and three residential). It has a ton of potential, as it already has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two terraces, a sick rooftop space, and basement that is “perfect for storage as well as playroom and gym!”. Overall, the space stands at a huge eight thousand square feet, which dwarfs NPH’s old pad, which was also in Harlem. It’s a really great spot, and is a fine east coast city home for NPH, Mr. NPH, and their twin boys. Their new neighbors in the ultra-gentrified ‘hood should be pretty excited to have them, and the “Hedwig The Angry Inch” Tony winner seems like he’s be great person to live down the street from. He’s generous, has a great voice, seems very polite, and oh yeah…he’s Neil Patrick M-F’in Harris! On a side note, the townhouse is excessive, and although it’s veyr large, it isn’t too extravagant or gigantic for a well off family like the Harrises. We’re pretty happy for Neil in regards to his new pad, and plan on spending more time in Harlem in hopes of running into him. We promise, we won’t creepily yell “Barney!” at him. We may yell “Doogie!”, but no Barney…we immediately rescind that promise by the way.

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Tim Tebow “Tebows” In New Pad

Tim-Tebow-houseFormer Denver Bronco, New York Jet, and New England Patriot Tim Tebow may not be able to find a National Football League (NFL) team to stick with, but at least now he’s found a home to live in for the at least the near future. Known for his time as the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback of the University of Florida Gators, Tebow is a Florida boy since the day he was born, so it’s no surprise that he recently dropped $1.5 million on a home in Jacksonville.tim-tebows-new-home

Situated in a prime spot in the Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club area, the new pad was built in 2000 and sounds pretty awesome. With five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 6,525 square feet of living space, the single-family home isn’t your standard celebrity mansion. Instead, it’s a very simple and very nice looking place to raise a family of little Tebows. It has exposed brick flooring in the living room, a stone fireplace, exposed brick in the kitchen, a den, a game room, an office, a brick porch, a three-car garage, a lanai, a garden, and a solid view of the golf course. Like we said before, it’s really not your standard celebrity fare, as it looks a lot more like someplace a normal well-off person would live, than someplace a celebrity would call home. When you think about Tebow though, it makes perfect sense. The ultra-religious and ultra-generous Tebow most likely isn’t in to excess, and isn’t the kind of guy who would buy a bunch of stuff he doesn’t need. As he embarks on his career as a football analyst, he most likely won’t be home all the time either, so there’s no point in dumping a ton of money into a a huge home filled with space that he’s have to work to use. It’s a pretty impressive decision, and it’s not one most rich people his age would’ve made. So our hats are off to him for making such a responsible choice. Rumor has it that his new neighbors are pretty psyched that he’s moving in, and you know what? We can’t blame them.tim-tebows-new-home-1 tim-tebows-new-home-2 tim-tebows-new-home-3 tim-tebows-new-home-4 tim-tebows-new-home-5

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Thicke And Patton Put House Up For Sale

robin-thicke-paula-patton-house-pictures-splitTwenty years is a long time to be with someone, and it probably feels even longer when you don’t have that person anymore, but that’s divorce for you folks, and it even stinks when you’re a celebrity. Don’t believe me? Well just ask Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, who are divorcing after a two decade long relationship because Robin apparently cheated on Paula with…wait what? He cheated on her with the person that why would have three-ways with? Well now I don’t feel bad for any of the adults involved, except for their real estate agent. With the recent backlash against Thicke and his cheating ways and his summer anthem turned public enemy of the women’s movement “Blurred Lines”, the whole “a happy celebrity couple used to live here” angle isn’t going to work when he tries to unload the couple’s former home. It’s a shame too, because it’s a pretty nice place.

robin-thicke-paula-patton-house-pictures-1Sitting up in the ultra-trendy Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California, the home features three bedrooms, three and half bathrooms, and 3,158 square feet of living space spread over two stories. Coming in with a price tag just under $3 million, the home also has some sweet amenities that include a pool, a spa, expensive views of the city, and a great kitchen. With a rare “lived in” feel that celebrity real estate almost never has, the property would actually be great for a well off small family. Built in the 1960s, the home originally came under possession of the Thicke family when Robin’s dad Alan (the dude from “Growing Pains”) bought it for just under a million bucks in 1990. He signed it over to his son as a wedding gift in 2005, but now as the marriage ends, so does the homes time as the Thicke estate. Despite Robin’s bad rap and the aforementioned problems that might cause in the resale (the whole cheating scandal might turn some karma believers off on te deal), a recent open house drew over thirty people. That’s not too shabby for a multimillion dollar home. Hopefully, for the sake of the realtor’s bank account and for Thicke and Patton’s sanity, the home sells quick. However, if it doesn’t move soon, expect it to cause further friction between the “Paula” singer (that’s his latest album…that no one bought…his career might be over) and “Warcraft” star. Good luck brave real estate man or woman!

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Andy Samberg: From Brooklyn 99 to Beachwood 90068

andy-samberg-wifeSometimes a house is just a house folks, but sometimes a house has a legacy; when that legacy is continued, it’s pretty cool. This is the case with the Moorcrest house in Beachwood Canyon, California, a house that started out as part of the Krotona Colony, a group from the Theosophist Society that tried to turn the community into a small utopian society. However, like a lot of semi-whacky hippie-types, they eventually bailed on the idea and moved the whole project to Ojai, California; this left the house out on the market for a lucky celebrity to snatch up. The Marie Russak Hotchener designed mansion eventually fell into the hands of none other than comedy legend Charlie Chaplin, who rented the spot for a while in the 1920s; it’s been through all sorts of renovations, restorations, and owners since The Tramp hung his bowler hat there, but now it’s back in the hands of a comedic acting star! Andy Samberg and his lady, musician Joanna Newsom, recently purchased the estate for $6.25 million, so it’s legacy of hosting comedians continues!

andy-samberg-houseSamberg and his wife look to be starting a family in style as the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star and the harpist are moving into one of the coolest four-bedroom, six bathroom homes we’ve ever seen around here. The home is not only large, but it features leaded stained-glass windows, copper and marble baseboards, elaborate mosaic tiles, an acre of land, a pool, and a grotto-esque cave at poolside! The quirky design of the place makes it look like somewhere a super villain would live, and it should definitely help inspire the two artists as the years go by. With 6,400 square feet of living space, and an ornate designs on every from the doors to the cabinets, the home is like a giant tree house for the perpetually young Golden Globe winner. Andy fits the house as well as the house fits Andy.

andy-samberg-house-picsAs anyone in the real estate game knows, sometimes a house and an owner just click. With a place as whacky as this, and an owner who sweats comedic gold, this is one of those times.

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