April 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM ET
This week, Christina Aguilera snatched up a home in gated Mulholland Estates, Andy Warhol’s former townhome was listed in New York and “Law and Order” star Christopher Meloni is flipping his New Canaan home.
Mulholland Estates is a gated community that’s popular with a number of celebrities including singer Robbie Williams, socialite Paris Hilton and actor Charlie Sheen. Add Christina Aguilera to the list; the blond diva just picked up a $10 million estate in the private enclave near Beverly Hills, according to TMZ.
Another celebrity twist? The home Aguilera reportedly bought was formerly rented by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Adrienne Maloof, who stayed in the home for a rumored $20,000 a month after she finalized her divorce and sold her mansion in Beverly Glen last year. Maloof’s lease gave her the option to buy, but apparently she decided to cut her ties.
Aguilera’s new home is a downsize in purchase price; she finally sold her Beverly Hills Mediterranean-style mansion for $13.5 million after two years on the market. That home also had its share of celebrity history: it was previously owned by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
The new house, like her previous residence, still contains Mediterranean influences in its architecture. Sitting on a double lot in Sherman Oaks, the 11,000-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms and 8 baths. Large living spaces include an enclosed loggia, which lead to the extensive patio spaces, saltwater pool and spa, bathhouse, gazebo and built-in barbecue.
Looking for an artist’s studio? Andy Warhol’s former townhome doesn’t exactly fit the starving artist profile. The home, located at 1342 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10128 is priced at $5.795 million. However, for the Warhol admirer, the place may be the ultimate collector’s item.
According to The New York Times, the artist bought the home in 1959 for $60,000 and lived there for 15 years, sharing the Carnegie Hill-area home with his mother. It was during that time period that Warhol created some of his most iconic work, including the colorful renditions of Campbell’s soup cans, dollar bills and comic strips. He used the main floor as his painting studio.
Warhol leased the home to his business manager Frederick W. Hughes in 1974. In 1989, Hughes bought the home for $593,000 from the Warhol estate. The home has passed through two owners since then and underwent a small-scale renovation, which included new interior finishes, updated fixtures and a brand-new garden-level kitchen.
The 3,072-square-foot Manhattan townhouse was originally built in 1889 and has 4 bedrooms — each with wood-burning fireplaces — 4.5 baths and a wood-paneled dining room.
Whether investigating a crime on “Law & Order: SVU” or flipping his home, Christopher Meloni doesn’t mess around. After purchasing a 4-acre New Canaan estate last August, the actor just relisted the property for $4.75 million.
Flipping houses is not uncommon for Hollywood’s elite: Taylor Swift recently sold her Cape Cod home after owning it for only 4 months.
With a home in New Milford since 2003, it’s not surprising Meloni only wants one Connecticut home, and he’s doing everything he can to attract a buyer. The interior has undergone a complete transformation, boasting refinished floors, a custom home office, fresh coat of paint and other architectural enhancements. The property also includes a pool and large barn with storage for six cars.
Located on the prestigious Oenoke Ridge at 982 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, Conn. 06840, the house is 8,063 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. According to Zillow’s Home Value Index, it’s 52.2 percent more expensive per square foot than the median New Canaan home.
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