Charlize Theron’s Home: Putting Her Past Behind Her for a $3 Million Profit:Charlize Theron is one that rare type of actress with gorgeous looks, a stellar career, and a noticeably down-to-earth personality. She has multiple high profile movies coming out this year, including “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Prometheus”. After a harrowing childhood in South Africa, she relocated to the United States, and took advantage of every opportunity that came her way. She is highly sought after as an actress and model, and directors and other actors often list her as one of their favorite parts of the projects on which they work. She is, in essence, the cool, popular girl that hangs out with both the geeks and the jocks, seemingly unaware of their adoration. Until recently, she has also always been in a relationship. A collective gasp went up in Hollywood when she, and her boyfriend of nine years, Stuart Townsend, called it quits. They were considered one of the more stable relationships in Tinseltown. However, this gasp was quickly redirected when it became clear that their separation would mean a couple of prime pieces of real estate were going to become available. The Oscar-winning actress owned a few properties with her former beau, and in typical post-relationship fashion, selling them off so that she could move on physically and emotionally, became a top priority. Her Malibu cottage was one of the first homes to go. She purchased the 2,095 square foot, three-bedroom, three and half-bath house, to serve as a beachfront getaway, in 2003. The home, which is nothing particularly special on the outside, is quite attractive on the inside, and features high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, a massive kitchen, a wrap-around terrace, and stunning views of the nearby ocean and beach. Purchased for $3.495 million, it sold in 2011 to Ryan Murphy of “Glee” fame, for just over $6.5 million. As not much had changed about the property since Ms. Theron’s original purchase, one can only assume that the price increase was due to the fact that the rare beauty had lived there.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sold their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36M and buy 36 acres for $2.45M :Academy Award-winning and, apparently, *not* newly expecting actress Nicole Kidman and her country singer husband Keith Urban have sold their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2,360,000 and have paid $2,450,000 to buy 36 acres in nearby Franklin, Tenn. The country music star and actress purchased 2 parcels on Old Hillsboro Road at the end of September 2007. Keith has long been a fan of the area around Leiper's Fork, so they decided to move to this 36-acre farm. They are planning on renovating a house already on the property, riding horses and raising a family. They recently sold their Bancroft Place mansion in Nashville for $2.36M, and purchased another home to live in while the renovations are completed at this property. Most of their former and current real estate portfolio is featured on this site. In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report that Kidman and Urban's house, at 15 Bancroft Place in the gated Green Hills area of Nashville, sold on November 5 for $90,000 below their asking price. The deal was recorded on November 6, according to public records. We previously had written on November 2 about Kidman and Urban having gone to contract to sell the house, which had had an asking price of $2,450,000. The buyer is a songwriter for Christian and country music (but not really a celebrity) and her husband, according to public records. eatures in the house include five and a half baths, public areas opening to a covered terrace, a pool, a spa, and a three-car garage, according to listing information. The house is either 7,047 square feet (according to listing information) or 8,715 square feet (according to public records), and it's either on a 2.03-acre parcel (according to public records) or a 2.49-acre parcel (according to listing information). Urban, who married Kidman in 2006, had purchased the house under the name of his money manager, Mary Ann McCready, in 2005 for $1,720,967, according to public records. Where are Kidman and Urban living now? There of course has been plenty of chatter about the couple buying land on which they plan to build a €œ40-acre farm€ in the Nashville area, but no one yet has reported much in the way of details on that new property. We, however, can exclusively report that they purchased two adjacent parcels totaling 36 acres on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, Tenn. This would confirm at least partly a showbizspy.com report last month reporting on the couple's purchase of €œa 40-acre farm near Leiper's Fork, Tennessee,€ since their new acreage is indeed close to Leiper's Fork. Public records show that the name of Kidman and Urban's money manager, Mary Ann McCready, who manages many celebrities and whose name was on the deed of the couple's Bancroft Place house in Nashville, appeared on the deeds of Urban and Kidman's two recent purchases of property on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin: €“First, on September 27 (and recorded the following day), the couple purchased for exactly $2,000,000 of a 3,963-square-foot house on a 27.8-acre tract at 2032 Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin; €“And second, on October 1 (and recorded on October 4), the couple paid $450,000 for a 3,168-square-foot house on an 8.2-acre parcel at 2040 Old Hillsboro Road. Interestingly, Urban is not even the only country star living on his street. Records show that country singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina, who's also repped by McCready, lives up the road, at 1572 Old Hillsboro Road, in a 3,754-square-foot house on 10 acres that she purchased in 2001 for $750,000 from celebrated writer Jay McInerney, according to public records. On top of all of that, Urban clearly loves that area of the world so much that it's his second time owning property on Old Hillsboro Road! Records show that back in the middle part of this decade, he and his then-steady, supermodel Niki Taylor, for a time had owned the 6,854-square-foot house on 15.63 acres at 3063 Old Hillsboro Road. However, in 2004, concurrent with their break-up, Urban deeded the house at 3063 Old Hillsboro to Taylor. She eventually sold the property. As for Kidman, it's been a long time now, but we have fond memories of the final (and only) Los Angeles-area property that she ever owned: a 7,597-square-foot house on nearly an acre at 1525 Sorrento Drive in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area that she sold in December 2002 for $10,250,000, according to public records. That property was Kidman and then-husband Tom Cruise's marital abode before they split up in 2000, driving Tom to his longtime 6,685-square-foot rental on 2.71 acres at 918 N. Alpine Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, as has been widely reported, Kidman and Urban also have a home in Sydney, Australia.
Josh Hutcherson’s House: A $2.5 Million House in the Trees for the Rising Star:The cast of “The Hunger Games” was relatively unknown before it was announced that they would be participating in the film adaptation of one of the most popular trilogies of all time. All of them had notable television and film roles under their belts, and a few had received high profile award nominations, but they weren’t exactly household names. “The Hunger Games” definitely changed all that. Traditionally, when an actor suddenly makes it big, they begin buying things, or paying off old debts, depending on how successful their career was prior to their breakout role. Josh Hutcherson had enjoyed a steady, but relatively low-key series of successes, with principal roles in such films as “Little Manhattan”, “Zathura”, “Bridge to Terabithia”, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, and “The Kids Are Alright”. So, in tried-and-true “new star” fashion, Mr. Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games” series, went shopping. His purchase? A brand new house. Josh Hutcherson’s house in Los Angeles is 1,8161 square feet and is made up of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was nicknamed, “The Tree House”, as it is perched above Laurel Canyon area and surrounded by sycamore trees. The property has been owned by a long list of celebs, including, but not limited to, Ellen DeGeneres, producer David Weismann, actor Adrian Bellani, actor Heath Ledger. Josh Hutcherson’s house, which he purchased for $2.5 million, has a barbecue area, a media lounge, seating areas built into the trees around the property, polished concrete floors, high wood-beamed ceilings, and a living room with a fireplace. Judging by the amount of turnover in ownership, this seems to be the house that everyone buys when they book their first superstar gig. If you’re an aspiring celebrity, keep your eye on Josh Hutcherson’s house.