This week in celebrity real estate: Leo DiCaprio rents out Malibu cottage, Tom Jones lists Beverly Hills pad … & more

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May.May 19, 2017 04:30 PM

This week in La La Land, the stars are certainly beaming. Beaming with the good will of real estate, that is. Beverly Hills, not surprisingly, saw the bulk of the activity. Two vocalists of vastly different genres — Trent Reznor and Tom Jones — are both trying to unload properties in the gilded city. Meanwhile, in West Hollywood, Toby Maguire scored a new home. Over in the Pacific Palisades, Cobie Smulders scored a new property, while Tom Hanks made bank on a double sale.

1. No bears here, we promise. Leonardo DiCaprio is offering fans and beach-lovers alike the chance to stay in his Carbon Beach cottage for a mere $50,000 a month. Spanning only about 1,765 square feet, the residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It features an open-plan living area with fireplace, a galley kitchen, and a second-floor balcony. Katie Bentzen of Partners Trust has the listing.

2. Tom Hanks has cast away a pair of homes for a total of $17.5 million — just slightly under his original ask for $18 million. The two neighboring houses in Pacific Palisades were scooped up by a buyer registered to an address in San Francisco. Both homes sit on one-acre lots and feature sweeping canyon views. Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties were the listing agents.

3. Not bad, Robin Scherbatsky. Cobie Smulders, known for her starring role in “How I Met Your Mother,” snagged a Pacific Palisades home for a sliver below $5.6 million, The Real Deal first reported on Monday. Spanning 5,000 square feet, the East Coast traditional contains five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and features multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, an eat-in kitchen, a sunroom, a study, and an office. Smulders was represented by Dan Urbach of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The listing agent was Barbara Boyle of Sotheby’s International Realty.

4. This one’s for those who love drama. The mansion made famous in the brawl scene on “Dynasty” was listed for $28 million this week. Dubbed the Arden Villa, the 1913-built spread was thrust into the canon of American pop culture when actresses Linda Evans and Joan Collins clawed at each other in the lilypond for the classic 80s soap opera. The 13,000-square-foot main residence contains five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a grand private drawing room, game rooms, office spaces, and a wine cellar. Jack Chang and Nick Cacarnakis of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties share the listing.

5. Trent Reznor of the Nine Inch Nails is not looking for the cure: He’s looking for a buyer for his decidedly not-goth Beverly Crest home, listed this week for $5.75 million. Spanning 4,320 square feet, the contemporary abode sits on a half-acre lot and contains five bedrooms, four bathrooms, high ceilings and an infinity pool. Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland and Barbara Boyle of Sotheby’s International Realty share the listing.

6. Fellow crooner Tom Jones is also listing his house, a Beverly Hills villa listed to the tune of $8 million. Spanning 8,150 square feet, the five-bedroom Mulholland Estates home features a two-story entry, a media room, a wood-paneled library and loggia in the backyard. Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker and Cecelia Waeschle of Sotheby’s International Realty share the listing.

7. Also in Beverly Hills, the fashion police are moving in. Brad Goreski, co-host of E! series “Fashion Police,” and his partner Gary Janetti recently acquired a 1931-built Beverly Hills home for $5.6 million. The two-story English traditional totals 3,325 square feet and has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a gabled roof, kitchen with breakfast nook, multiple fireplaces, and vaulted beamed ceilings. Aaron Kirman and Neyshia Go of John Aaroe Group had the listing. Barry Dane of Keller Williams represented the buyers.

8. Our spidey senses were set off this week when Tobey Maguire purchased a 3,258-square-foot home in West Hollywood for $3.4 million. The seller was architect Clive Wilkinson, known for designing Google’s headquarters. Wilkinson designed the home itself, which has three bedrooms, fourbathrooms, an open floor plan, and a library upstairs. Billy Rose and Eric Lavey of the Agency held the listing. Jessica Pasternak of John Aaroe Group represented the buyer.


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