Meg Ryan $14 million Bel Air Home in Los Angeles:Meg Ryan is one of princesses of Bel Air with her mansion on the real estate market recently. According to listing information, this beautifully restored Spanish style home was built in 1931 and has 6,877 square feet of living space, along with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, plus excellent views of both the city and ocean on lovely green grounds with all the privacy you could ask for. She had listed the compound in October 2008 at $19.5 million but withdrew it from the market at the end of February. Checkout these pictures of the wonderful $14,200,000 mansion. I was just reading some gossip page today and came across Meg Ryan's Bel Air home and found that she had that for rent by owner sign for her Bel Air Home for $40K/month! isn't that something ! of course, I was curious and wanted to see what kind of home she had for rent for that amount of money. Ordinarily, we probably pay like $2K a month for our home and it would be a really big and nice house. But of course, we are talking about Meg Ryan here €“ and well, after a look at her Bel Air home, I can understand why she was asking for so much in 2010. This is the kitchen and it's definitely one of my dream kitchen. I also found out that her Bel Air home was listed for like $14.2 million €“ darn rich right? She has a Spanish style estate and this place was built in 1931. Ocean view and it's like a resort and has lots of privacy.
Mel Gibson’s Home: Dumping an $11.75 Million Estate as His Career Continues to Free-Fall:The hole that Mel Gibson keeps digging for himself, just seems to keep getting bigger. Rewind the clock to the early 80s, and it seemed as if there was nothing this American-born, Australian actor couldn’t do. Handsome, talented, and driven, he established himself as a theater actor in Australia, as well as a film star, quite quickly. He starred in such movies as the “Mad Max” franchise, the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, and “The Year of Living Dangerously”. Some of his other projects included “The Bounty”, “Hamlet”, “Bird on a Wire”, “The Patriot”, and “Signs”. In addition to his acting work, he also began writing, producing, and directing projects, ultimately winning an Oscar for Best Director, for his work on the film, “Braveheart” in 1995. The future looked bright for the actor/director, and he was clearly at the top of everyone’s “A-list”. Then it kind of all went to pot, as it were. It started with marital problems, and then drinking issues, and then incredibly bizarre rants caught on tape… more than once. This was followed by dubious movie choices, and finally, his agency dumped him, and he was dropped from a number of projects. His career imploded in much the same way that Charlie Sheen’s did, except that it felt worse, since everyone was sort of blindsided by his screwed up behavior, whereas everyone already knew Charlie Sheen was a ticking time bomb. Most recently, he’s been in a war of words with director, Joe Eszterhas. Their argument, which went public after someone leaked their private correspondence to an entertainment website, stems from multiple anti-semitic remarks made by Mr. Gibson, and Mr. Eszterhas’s frustration and anger about them. All of this bad behavior has resulted in a decided loss of fortune for Mr. Gibson, and consequently, he has begun selling off many of the properties that he bought during his hey-day. One such property is Lavendar Hill Farm, his 2.56 acre, $11.75 million estate in Malibu. Originally listed for sale at $14.5 million in 2010, he has since had to cut the price repeatedly, as no one has expressed an interest in the property. Whether this is due to the slow housing market, or to Mr. Gibson’s free-falling reputation, is hard to tell. The estate is made up of a large main house, comprised of six bedrooms and five bathrooms, and features multiple fireplaces, walk-in closets, and a sauna. The rest of the compound houses a separate media space, a separate gym, a pool, a spa, a tennis court, three guesthouses, a two-storey pavilion with a fireplace and barbeque area, an organic garden, an avocado grove, fruit orchards, and an office. It’s a gorgeous property. Maybe if potential buyers wait another few months for Mr. Gibson to say or do something else completely inappropriate, the price will drop another million or so.
Ryan Seacrest’s Home: A Serious $37 Million Purchase from Funny-Woman Ellen Degeneres:Ryan Seacrest just keeps buying stuff. Television pilots, gifts for his main squeeze Julianne Hough, and property – lots of it. The man who would be Dick Clark has a knack for buying high-priced homes, and it seemed like he would slow down after the purchase and massive renovation of his $12 million mansion in 2006. Such is not the case, however. The radio star turned highly successful presenter/host, has recently secured multiple multi-million dollar hosting gigs, including additional seasons of “American Idol”, and hosting work for the 2012 Olympics. In other words, he’s rather “rolling in dough”, and he can afford to “trade up”, as it were. His upward movement includes the purchase of the former home of Ellen Degeneres and Portia Rossi. Many, many people are familiar with the property already, as Ms. Degeneres often showcased parts of it on her popular talk show. Mr. Seacrest reportedly purchased the 9,200 square foot property for $37 million. This is a considerable reduction from Ms. Degeneres’ original asking price of $60 million, but the price tag has been dropping steadily since she put it on the market one year ago. The entire compound is actually four properties that Ms. Degeneres bought bit by bit over the course of the last five years. Mr. Seacrest’s new home is made up of a main house, originally designed by famed architects Buff and Hensman, two guesthouses, a three-bedroom house separate from the main house, a swimming pool, a pond, lots of trees, and a lot of grass. It is tucked away on its own side street, so Seacrest and his lady-love will have a bit more privacy than before. He has listed his former mansion for $11.985 million, so if anyone out there has $12 million to spare, there’s a house in the Hollywood Hills with your name on it.