It may take a while before baseball returns to Los Angeles, but that doesn’t stop the owner of St. Louis Cardinals Bill DeWitt from the landing of the new offseason break room. The entrepreneur is a buyer Eva LongoriaHollywood Hills compound.
DeWitt paid $ 8.25 million for the place – which wasn’t even in the same ballpark with the original asking price of $ 14 million from Longoria – and was the latest in a series of famous names to have a French-influenced estate. Before Longoria, box office star Tom Cruise had a complex.
Spanning 2.75 hectares, this property includes a three-bedroom villa, a four-bedroom guesthouse, two studios and a stone cottage. Outside, the strange bridge tops the resort-style pool lined with large stones.
The wooden floor sits under white beams in the living room, which includes a formal dining room and a kitchen with a farmhouse sink. French doors lined the living room, opening to the tombstone terrace overlooking L.
The master suite opens onto its own terrace, one of many that fills the back of the property. A winding stone path navigates a land filled with terraces and fountains.
DeWitt, 78, bought the Cardinals for $ 150 million in 1995 and has seen the value of the team surge in the decades since, with Forbes currently estimating the club’s value of $ 2.2 billion. During his tenure, the team won two World Series titles in 2006 and 2011.
Around the time of the sale, he quietly lowered his place in Studio City in an out-of-market deal of $ 3.4 million.
As an actress, Longoria starred in “The Young and the Restless” before running eight seasons in the comedy drama series “Desperate Housewives,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. The 45-year-old has also been directing lately with credit to “The Mick” and “Grand Hotel.”
Joshua and Matthew Altman, the Altman brothers from Douglas Elliman, and Eddie Fallah from Keller Williams Realty are recording agents. Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates represents the buyer.
Stuntman saw the action
Acrobat players and actors Chris Pontius from “Jackass” fame had an offer in hand but still “accepted a reserve offer” for his old home. The Hollywood Hills residence was sold earlier this month for $ 1,245 million.
The Modern Midcentury style residence, built in 1959 and since renewed, is situated in the middle of a dense forest landscape in the Nichols Canyon area. Details include hardwood floors, clerestories and charming copper fireplaces in the living room. The wall of the window frames the view of the shade and the swollen river flowing through the yard.
Office / work space with the inside installed behind the bag door in the living room. Kitchen-style kitchen accompanied by a dining room. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in an interior space of more than 1,100 square feet.
Pontius bought the property in 2002 at a price of $ 535,000, public records show.
The 45-year-old actress gained fame as an actor on the MTV show “Jackass” and feature franchise films. He was previously the host of the “Jackass” follow-up to “Wildboyz” and also appeared on the hidden camera show “Totally Busted.”
Anthony Paradise from Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.
There is no failure for the ‘Flip’ star
El Moussa Tarek, the star of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop”, and his girlfriend, Heather Rae Young “Selling Sunset,” Netflix wrapped up sales outside the market in Costa Mesa, selling their modern farmhouse for $ 2.705 million.
That’s $ 430,000 more than El Moussa paid for the place in 2018 and $ 130,000 for the asking price.
“I realize the value of my home is the highest ever and now will be a great opportunity to sell,” El Moussa said. “I also realize that prices will not stay this high, which drives my decision to take profits and sell high, sit on the sidelines for a year or two, and then buy low.”
It is not surprising that the HGTV star made several changes during his stay, touching the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the living room and the large marble island in the kitchen. A large open floor plan with white-painted beams, glass walls and administrative windows is anchored in a 3,000-square-foot home.
Outside, the fire pit overlooks the pool and spa.
Young, also an agent with the Oppenheim Group, registered the property with fellow agent Jason Oppenheim. Tim Smith and John Yasko from the Smith Group represent buyers.
In the Orange County real estate scene, El Moussa has flipped homes in Southern California for its hit show “Flip or Flop,” which will air its ninth season this summer. Young appeared on “Selling Sunset,” Netflix, a reality series focused on luxury goods listings. His second season will premiere on May 22.
It has the right makeup
The magnificent Mediterranean-style house that was once owned by Percival “Perc” Westmore, a member of the famous Westmore makeup artist’s family, has come to the market in Hollywood Hills for $ 5,495 million.
Westmore, who worked for decades as a makeup artist for Warner Bros., was the second owner of a well cared for residence, dating from 1937. Since the late 1950s, the house has been owned by the family Harold Holden, a wartime doctor who became a leading plastic surgeon in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s.
Recently renovated and renewed, this 4,260-square-foot house has a sunken living room with a fireplace, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The formal dining room has a bar and set of French doors that open to the courtyard and outdoor cooking area. The media room sits at the entrance.
The house is on more than a third of a hectare in the Bird Streets neighborhood, with a saltwater swimming pool, garden, lawn and guesthouse. Special outdoor lighting illuminates the courtyard at night.
Westmore, who died in 1970, is known as a famous face changer in Hollywood and served as the head of the makeup department of Warner Brothers in the 1920s and 30s. His body works including transformation of stars such as Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Ann Sheridan and Fredric March.
Aaron Montelongo and Bret Parsons of Compass hold the list.
The former all-star captures buyers
The pandemic market is no match for the Hall of Famer baseball Roberto Alomar, which has sold its magnificent estate in Tampa, Florida, for $ 4 million.
Found in a gated country club community, this 3.4-hectare estate is located in a large house of 18,700 square feet that is approached by an entrance lined with palm trees. The columns and fountains make a majestic tone, leading to a lobby style hotel lobby with paneled walls and black and white shades under a 32-foot ceiling.
The color palette continues across the sleek living room, which includes two kitchens, a formal dining room, a cigar room, a wine cellar, a cinema, and a brightly colored playroom. Office dramatically coated with glass.
Two stairs and an elevator navigate the floor plan, up to the main room with a two-story cupboard, steam shower, 100-inch TV and one of five fireplaces. In total, there are nine bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.
Elsewhere there are two swimming pools, including one indoor and one outdoor. A series of lounges, dining rooms and fire pits fill the rest of the property, which also offers a basketball court, trampoline and underground pool.
Dianne Martin from Century 21 Affiliates holds the listing. Karen Hegemeier and Jackie Diaz from Premier Sotheby International Realty represent buyers.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Alomar played almost everywhere other than Florida during his 17-year career and led the Blue Jays to win two successive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. All-time star 12 times, he was elected to the Hall of Fame at year 2011.