March 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM ET
This week in celebrity real estate, Leonardo DiCaprio decided to go the rental route with his Malibu home, Michael Jordan bought a mansion in North Carolina and actress Debra Messing sold her home.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s home listed as a rental, again
From rental to for-sale listing and back to rental — actor Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t quite sure of the best way to market his Malibu home.
It’s clear that the A-lister wants to dump the property. He already has another home in Malibu but spends most of his time in his eco-friendly Battery Park penthouse in New York.
Listed for $75,000 a month, the oceanfront home was previously for sale for $23 million. Listing it as a rental makes sense now; as it moves into spring, people will be looking for seasonal rentals, and DiCaprio’s place on the beach will likely garner interest.
The property holds two homes: a 4-bedroom main house facing the ocean, and a side, detached guesthouse, which has an additional 2 bedrooms. A detached loft holds a personal gym. According to the listing description, the home was recently updated.
Michael Jordan returns to roots, buys in North Carolina
He’s best-known for his time in Chicago, but Michael Jordan is also a North Carolinian; he spent most of his childhood there, played for the North Carolina Tar Heels and is now majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.
It only makes sense that the basketball legend should own a home there as well. According to Fox Sports, Jordan recently paid $2.8 million for a home in Cornelius, NC, just 22 miles from where the Bobcats play.
Jordan snagged the home at a significant deal. Originally listed for $3.99 million in 2011, the bank foreclosed on the home in August 2012, and it later was relisted for $3.49 million. Sitting on a lot jutting into Lake Norman and on the seventh hole of the The Peninsula Golf Club, Jordan’s new digs are private and gated.
Built in 1993, the home measures 12,310 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and a two-story great room that opens out to a terraced patio, which holds an enormous pool and spa. An expansive basement holds room for a personal gym and entertainment center.
Jordan owns an extensive collection of real estate. His custom estate in Chicago is currently on the market, and he bought a Jupiter, FL home on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course last year. He also owns a place in Salt Lake City and reportedly a condo in Charlotte.
In a month’s time, the actress has sold her 6,410-square-foot estate for $11.4 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. Located at 10475 Bellagio Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077, the home was originally listed in mid-January for an asking price of $11.995 million.
The former “Will & Grace” co-star lived in the Los Angeles home with ex-husband Daniel Zelman and son Roman after purchasing the property from actress Renee Zellweger for $7 million in 2003.
Paul R. Williams, known for being the first black architect admitted to the American Institute of Architects, designed the Bel-Air estate in 1937. The home is traditional in style but luxurious in its amenities. In addition to 6 bedrooms and 8 baths, the listing advertises a pool and private cabana, his-and-her baths, large walk-in closets and separate guest quarters.
Messing is currently living in New York City, where “Smash” was filmed before its second-season premiered on Feb. 5. In the show, Messing joins Christian Borle for several scenes in character Tom Levitt’s sophisticated Upper East Side apartment.
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