This week, sellers looked to name-drop their home’s former famous residents in hopes of scoring some extra cash.
In Beverly Hills, a married couple who got rich off a garment manufacturing company put their estate — famously owned by baseball star Barry Bonds — on the market for $33 million. Spanning 17,000 square feet, the European Villa-style estate includes seven bedrooms and 13 bedrooms. Amenities include an elevator, a 12-seat movie theater and a gym with dry sauna. After paying $22 million for the home, Bonds sold the palatial mansion to Yongbin Luo and Ruixue Huang for $26.5 million less than two years ago.
Another home rich in Hollywood history listed for sale this week in Los Feliz. The sellers of a home once owned by legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, actress Anita Stewart, and Charlie Chaplin and his wife, are selling the historic, two-story home for $8.9 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. DeMille, who lived in the home for four decades, also used the home, built in 1915, as his personal production office and screening room. It features four bedrooms and five bathrooms within 7,000 square feet of space.
In the Hollywood Hills, Richard Saghian, CEO of Fashion Nova, paid $17.5 million for the former home of the late DJ and producer Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, Yolanda’s Little Black Book reported. Located on Blue Jay Way in the pricey Bird Streets, the 7,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The modern-style pad, which was designed by Irish architect Paul McClean, also features expansive views of the city and an infinity-edge swimming pool. Avicii, who committed suicide in April, bought the home in November 2015 for $15.5 million.
Nearby, Russell Simmons, who’s been a subject in the #MeToo movement, sold a home in the Hollywood Hills for $8.125 million. The five-bedroom, 6,085-square-foot home near the Sunset Strip features a built-in grilling station and dining terrace, an outdoor movie theatre, a swimming pool, a wine cellar, and a cigar room. The Def Jam Recordings co-founder stepped down from all of his positions with his businesses and charities last year, after being accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, assault and rape — charges he has denied.