Kristen Stewart’s Home: A $6 Million Mansion Simply Because She’s Bella:The property that overlooks the Stone Canyon Reservoir is 2,604 square foot and is made up of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a pool, spa, gazebo, laundry room, a large living room, a massive kitchen, stunning windows that take up entire walls in every room, a 1,440 square foot guesthouse with two bedrooms and an additional bath, a terrace, a wrap around deck on the second floor, a media room, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. The property originally sold for $2.95 million and they rented it for $22,500 per month. After moving out, it went back on the market for $5.995 million. Apparently, the new price, is the “Twilight” inflation rate. The double-edged sword of fame must be quite familiar to Kristen Stewart. Though she has been appearing in movies since she was a child, and had already earned rave reviews for her work in projects like, “Panic Room” and “Speak”, it was not until she was cast as Bella Swan in the “Twilight” franchise, that she became a total superstar. Though the quality of her performance as Bella has divided fans and critics wildly, there is no denying that the role has made her a household name and drastically changed her life. Professionally, it has meant that she can take on more interesting roles, like her recent performances in “The Runaways” and “Welcome to the Rileys”. Now that the series has completed filming, she has already generated buzz with upcoming roles in such projects as “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “On the Road”. Personally, it has meant that she and her costar/boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, very rarely get any downtime or privacy. They are relentlessly scrutinized, reported on, blogged about, and interviewed, and fans follow their every move. So, it would only make sense that the two actors would look for someplace out of the public eye to live. For a few months last summer, the two actors rented a Bel Air mansion tucked away in the hills that was nearly impossible to get to unless you went up the clearly visible winding driveway, or scaled a rather steep flower-covered reservoir face. They put the house back on the market during the winter, and it went on sale for double the price for which it was originally listed.
Hilary Swank Decorates Her $3.5 Million West Village Apartment:Actress Hilary Swank, who bought a $3.5 million, two-bedroom condo in Manhattan's West Village last year, is showing it off in the new issue of Elle Decor magazine. ' She worked with designer Mark Zeff. He told the magazine he gravitated toward pieces from the Calvin Klein Home collection which have a "a strong modern sensibility without any tricks." The building, located on the site of a former printing plant, was designed by Robert A.M. Stern and is said to also count designer Marc Jacobs as a resident.
Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Aeck House For Sale at $779,000:A house that's been known as the Good Will Hunting house -- ever since Matt Damon and Ben Aeck holed up there to work on their Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1997 film -- is for sale at $779,000. Zillow Blog describes it as "an old-world kind of house a unique Tudor straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale." The price was dropped from its original listing at $1.274 million. The 2,187-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath house is located in L.A.'s Eagle Rock neighborhood. It boasts hardwood and stone floors, fireplaces, a new roof and chimney flue and relatively unspoiled original details including crown moldings. Plumbing, electrical and heating may have to be replaced. The house is also known as the Braasch House for original owner Albert Braasch, who bought the property in the early 1900s. It was designed by architect Jean L. Egasse in a style described as French-Nordic. Murals depict Norse warriors in action.