The real estate gods are tempting me something fierce lately: first Celine Dion’s mega mansion goes up for sale, now Dolly Parton’s Los Angeles home has hit the market. Just one of Dolly’s 15 (!) abodes, the modest, Spanish-style two-bedroom in West Hollywood is just over 1,000 square feet, and decorated in a southwestern, “shabby chic” style. Scrolling through the photos of doilies, cactus-themed artwork, and Yankee Candles, you’d never guess that A) this house belongs to Dolly Fucking Parton and B) that this house is listed for $1.395 million. But hey, that’s the LA real estate market for you. Do I still want to buy it? Of course! I mean, it’s Dolly Fucking Parton’s house. It’s surely imbued with magic that transcends the unfortunate furniture choices. Check out a few more pics after the jump… Keep reading »
If you watch “Modern Family” and envy the chaotic, hilarious lives of the Dunphys, perhaps you’d be interested in moving in with them? OK, you wouldn’t really be moving in with Phil, Claire, Haley, Alex, and Luke, but you would own the famous house they live in on the show. This piece of sitcom real estate doesn’t come cheap, though. The 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom home is located in the swanky Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles. Find out the price after the jump! Keep reading »
Anyone on the real estate market who is looking for a little piece of history needs to get themselves to Los Angeles, where the iconic valley party house from “Clueless” is currently for sale. For the bargain price of $825,000, owning this house would allow you to do any of the following life dream status activities:
- Making dinner in the kitchen where Tai and Elton sang “Rollin’ With My Homies.”
- Taking a bath in the bathroom where Murray shaved his head because he’s “keepin’ it real” and Dion called his mom to tell on him.
- Lounging by the pool where Cher received an angry call from her dad on her brick-sized cellphone.
- Watching TV in the family room where Travis attempted (and failed) to crowd surf.
I could go on for days. The point is, someone really needs to buy this house and then recreate that gloriously 90s party and invite me. Please. [Daily Mail]
Celine Dion is putting her infamously extravagant Florida mansion on the market, and I think if we pool all of our life savings, we can maybe afford to buy … one of the lawn chairs. The asking price for this 10,000 square-foot love nest is $72.5 million, which does seem like a lot, doesn’t it? But! When you consider what you’re getting for the money — a massage room, a movie theater, a tennis court, a simulated golfing range, an automated shoe carousel, a vast water park, an 8-room guest house, a lazy river, 400 feet of private beach, and the chance to breathe the same air as the greatest entertainer of our time, well, it starts to sound like a steal, doesn’t it? (Kidding. It is still exorbitantly expensive.) Queen Celine is reportedly selling the property because her recent decision to extend her contract at Caesar’s Palace until 2019 (hollllaaaaaa!!!) requires her to be closer to Sin City. Oh well, her loss, our gain! I’ve got, like, $400 to chip in. Let’s make this happen. [WSJ]
The entire concept of Patti Stanger‘s Millionaire’s Club and its subsequent television show strikes me as being bizarre at best and depraved at worst, but that doesn’t mean I won’t happily watch three episodes in a row while I power walk on the treadmill. I feel like the majority of Millionaire Matchmaker‘s audience has to be in somewhat of the same position, like, “this isn’t something I really want to watch, but I need to watch something trashy and mind-numbing right now so this will have to suffice,” followed almost immediately by, “oh god, I’m maybe actually enjoying this, and should I call my next of kin and insist they go on without me, I am done here?” OR MAYBE THAT’S JUST ME.
But, whatever, bottom line is that, against my better judgement, I like Millionaire Matchmaker, and I even like its polarizing star, the Millionaire Matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger. She says a lot of shallow, occasionally bafflingly insensitive bullshit, but whatever, she’s kind of rad. But who knew the Millionaire Matchmaker made such a damn good living off of this? Her home is fancy, all glossy wood floors and cowhide-upholstered chairs. I almost wanted to commend her on her excellent taste, but then I got to the bedrooms, which I feel are really indicative of her New Jersey upbringing. More photos after the jump! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
As Gloria Steinem walks Oprah through the beautiful and elaborately decorated NYC apartment she’s lived in since 1966, it’s hard to imagine that until recently, she treated it as a temporary home. “For years and years and years I lived out of cardboard boxes,” says Steinem. “I was brought up to think you didn’t make a home [without] husband and children–you didn’t make it for yourself.” We’re glad she finally settled in, because it’s fascinating to get a glimpse into Steinem’s home life, from the travel mementos and feminist artwork to the living room where she launched Ms. Magazine. The sprawling apartment is worth millions now, but you won’t believe how much she paid for it when she and five of her single pals bought it in the late 80s (hint: it was less than a quarter of the price of Avril Lavigne’s wedding ring). Yep, time to cry. [Refinery 29]
Of all the aspects of “Sex and the City” that were unrealistic — the fashion, the endless brunches, the 20-puns-per-minute banter, etc. — Carrie Bradshaw’s luxurious Manhattan apartment was always the most perplexing. I mean, she was a newspaper columnist with a shoe closet as big as my entire apartment. Right. And now all of our suspicions have been confirmed: the 4,100-square-foot Manhattan townhouse used as Carrie’s apartment building (one level of which was supposed to “hers”) in the show has been purchased for $9.8 million. The buyer hasn’t been identified, but I think we can be fairly sure it isn’t a struggling writer. Cosmo, anyone? [People]
If the three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom NYC apartment (in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in Manhattan) Karl Lagerfeld has put on the market for $5.2 million looks completely uninhabited, well, that’s because it is. The German couturier never actually moved in to — and most likely never even spent a night in — the stunning airy abode he paid $6.575 million for six years ago, and there’s no sign of the apartment having been anything more than one very beautiful and exquisitely pristine model home. Both the location, which overlooks the park, and the space are ideal: the building’s address, 50 Gramercy Park North, is a division of the Gramercy Park Hotel… as in, the staff of the hotel is also by extension the staff of your home. Two words come to mind: room service. Not for the Kaiser, of course, and definitely not in this virginal crib. What’s the point in having a magnificent apartment if you can’t eat in bed? None, I say. And, um, what’s good with the creepy headless statue? [Curbed NY]
I’m not a big fan of heavy curtains, velvet, animal print, and bright red walls, so I think I’ll hold out for another celebrity home to purchase. But you should check out the rest of the pics of Christina’s Hollywood abode and consider putting in a bid! See more pics at theBERRY…
They have one of the most anticipated babies of the last, I dunno, decade on the way, and they’re the reigning King and Queen of hip-hop, so I don’t know why I’m so shocked that Jay-Z and Beyonce are going all out for their first kid. According to BET, Jigga and Bey are adding a 2,200 square foot baby nursery to their NYC apartment. To put that into perspective, that is over THREE TIMES the size of my whole apartment. That is larger than most homes, I would venture to guess. It is also an absurd amount of space for a baby. Keep reading »