July 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM ET
This week in celebrity real estate news it's a bit of a grab bag. Annette Bening and Warren Beatty list their L.A. home for sale, rapper Ne-Yo picks up a second mansion in Georgia, and Zsa Zsa Gabor's mansion is rented out for an upcoming movie about Liberace.
The rental market has proved bearish for Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, so they have decided to try and divest themselves of their 1-acre Mediterranean estate in the Beverly Hills real estate market.
That's the news from our intrepid friends at The Real Estalker, who reported that the power couple's 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom home with guest house is now being listed for sale for $6.995 million. The listing comes almost a year after Beatty and Bening attempted to rent the nearly 11,000-square-foot home, which started with a $27,500-a-month fee that took two price cuts before the last rental price of $19,995 per month.
The house was built in 1992, offers a slew of privacy and all the space it takes to run a large family, which helped considering the Beatty-Benings raised their kids here. But with no takers, the home was listed for sale by agent Kurt Rappaport at Westside Estate Agency, who notes the home's lawns, swimming pool, maid's quarters, gym and views of Los Angeles.
Rapper Ne-Yo picks up second Georgia mansion
He's won Grammys, been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and penned chart-toppers for some of the biggest names in the music industry. Could R&B standout Ne-Yo be tackling the real estate world next?
The singer-songwriter-producer (legal name Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr.) has purchased a six-bedroom, five-bathroom home overlooking a golf course in Milton, Georgia, according to TMZ. The 5,900-square-foot brick home includes a massive deck for entertaining, spacious kitchen with double ovens and trayed ceilings throughout the space.
Ne-Yo apparently is a big fan of Atlanta's northern suburbs. According to Access Atlanta, he bought a 13,000-square-foot stone exterior home in nearby Alpharetta, for $1.5 million in 2011. That home boasts seven bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a wine cellar and elevator.
It wasn't immediately known whether the star was downsizing or if he plans to keep both properties.
With no luck selling Zsa Zsa Gabor's home, her husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt has turned to another possible form of income: renting out the mammoth estate.
According to TMZ, von Anhalt isn't renting out the estate at 1001 Bel Air Road to just anyone. He's struck a deal with the producers behind a new HBO film by Steven Soderbergh called "Behind the Candelabra." The film documents the life of Liberace and stars Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe and Matt Damon. Production is set to start this summer, with at least 23 days inside Gabor's mansion.
The Bel Air home is currently listed for $14.9 million, and TMZ reports that Gabor and von Anhalt will rake in at least $70,000 to rent out the home. However, it's not likely enough to cover growing debts due to Gabor's medical bills and a foreclosure notice put on the home earlier this year.
The 8,878-square-foot property has six bedrooms, seven baths and several indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces. An enormous master suite, pool, grand salon and formal dining room round out the rest of the celebrity home.
At one point Gabor claimed that she bought the home from Elvis Presley. While that statement was since debunked as myth, the home has hosted both political and Hollywood elites, such as Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and both former Presidents Bush: George H.W. and George W.
Prior to Gabor's ownership, the home was rented out to recluse Howard Hughes for most of the 1960s.
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