August 1, 2016
Celebrity Homes of the Week: Jackie Collins, L.A. Reid, and Brent Spiner
With summer stretching on, it’s a wonderful time to go hunting for your dream home or to put your home up for sale. Either way, there’s been a lot going on in celebrity real estate, so let’s check in on what they’ve been up to the past week.
- Jackie Collins’s Beverly Hills estate (8 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, 21,784 sq. ft.) – US$21 million
This custom-built Beverly Hills mansion of the late romance novelist Jackie Collins just sold for an astounding US$21 million. This home features a 100-foot long art gallery, guest apartment, gym, 12-seat screening room, massive courtyard, and a gigantic swimming pool.
- L.A. Reid’s X-Factor mansion (7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 11,246 sq. ft.)– US$18 million
This Hollywood music mogul just got the deal of a lifetime. Initially listed at US$27.5 million, he bought it for a cool US$18 million! Built in 2015, this Bel Air mansion boasts four fireplaces, a fully equipped gym, an elevator, 300-bottle wine cellar, a home theatre, and two floating glass staircases! Not too shabby for the former X-Factor judge.
- Brent Spiner’s Malibu estate (3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 5,000 sq. ft.) – US$11 million
Sitting on 1.6 acres of land, this Star Trek: The Next Generation alum, is listing his property for about US$6 million more than what he purchased it for in 2003. This Spanish-style home comes with a chef’s kitchen, terraced gardens with fountains, a lagoon-like swimming pool, and a master suite with an ocean view.
- Pete Sampras’s California getaway (6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 6,900 sq. ft.) – US$8.9 million
Built in 2009, this retired tennis star’s property is tucked behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac in Brentwood. Recently renovated to add more space, the home features an oversized library, theatre room, swimming pool, spa, and a variety of outdoor trails. Just for fun, try using this land transfer tax calculator tool to see what you’d have to pay if you decided to purchase this home.
- Ginnifer Goodwin’s Hollywood Hills home (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,204 sq. ft.) – US$1.4 million
This Once Upon a Time star is listing her Spanish villa for US$300,000 more than what she initially purchased it for in 2008. This beautiful property was built in 1923, and includes French doors, a gigantic outdoor deck that runs the length of the house, a lounge area, and a fire pit.
The bottom line
If you’re feeling pumped to throw your hat into the celebrity real estate ring and own a piece of Hollywood, make sure you check out best mortgage rates and use these mortgage calculators to figure out the cost.