Oksana Grigorieva 3.5 bathrooms $ 2,405,000 Sherman Oaks Home:You might know Oksana Grigorieva as an accomplished Russian pianist and singer-songwriter or perhaps more recently as the lady friend of disgruntled movie star Mel Gibson. Back when things were rainbows and lolly pops, Mel dished out the money for this beautiful house in Sherman Oaks California, presumably for the couple to share, however things have hit the fan and tapes have been released... Now it seems that this lovely home is the current prime residence of one Oksana Grigorieva. House specs are 3,468 square feet of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, plus the price tag which Mel reportedly paid was $ 2,405,000. Celebrity Real Estate, Homes And Houses, Famous Property Pictures
Stephen Baldwin’s House: Reality Shows and Foreclosure Make for a Rough Acting Career:Stephen Baldwin has had a decidedly strange acting career. After choosing to follow in the footsteps of his actor brothers, Alec, Daniel, and William, his star seemed on the rise. After appearing in guest starring roles on a number of late 80s and early 90s sitcoms, including “Kate and Allie” and “Family Ties”, he transitioned to film work. Some of his early projects included roles in “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Posse”, “8 Seconds”, “Threesome”, “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle”, and his most well reviewed performance, as McManus, in “The Usual Suspects”. Then it all kind of went “pear-shaped”. His film projects became increasingly low budget, or just plain destined for poor reviews, and in 2006, he and his family found it necessary to sell their home. By 2009, the home had been foreclosed upon, and they had been forced to declare bankruptcy. Already a celebrity reality series veteran by the mid-2000s, with appearances on such shows as “Celebrity Mole Hawaii” and “Celebrity Mole Yucatan”, he would spend the next few years focusing on the reality television work. He has since appeared on “Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge”, “Celebrity Apprentice”, “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”, and “Celebrity Big Brother (UK)”. Most recently, he has resurfaced on the Biography Channel reality series, “Celebrity House Hunting”. The house in Nyack, New York, that seemingly started the ball rolling downhill, has been the subject of some discussion, as Mr. Baldwin is currently suing actor Kevin Costner for his portion of an investment in an oil cleanup invention. Stephen Baldwin’s house in Nyack, New York, is a relatively modest home with views of the Hudson River. Built in 1850, the three-storey Victorian home contains four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home also sports a two-car garage with a guest apartment or workout area above, a massive backyard, a kitchen with all new fixtures, and a beautiful “Widow’s Walk” on the top of the house. Stephen Baldwin’s house was originally purchased for $515,000, and then the family renovated it. When he attempted to sell it in 2006, he increased to $2.8 million. This may be the reason why the home was not particularly quick to sell. Whether it was Stephen Baldwin’s house, or some wacky career choices that spelled his doom, it is abundantly clear that Mr. Baldwin is having a rough time of it.
Kelly Ripa’s Home: Actress-Talk Show Host-Mom and Real Estate Shark:Kelly Ripa has seemed to lead a charmed life. While starring as Hayley Vaughn on the long running soap, “All My Children”, she became one half of one of soap opera-dom’s most beloved couples. Her chemistry with onscreen love interest, Mark Consuelos, the actor who played Mateo Santos, proved to be real, and the two were married a year after they began working together on the show. While completing her final season with “All My Children”, she was invited to audition as co-host for the morning show formerly known as “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”. Her audition was a success, and in 2001, “Live with Regis and Kelly” premiered. The revamped morning program was an almost instant hit, and has remained a ratings juggernaut even after the retirement of Regis. In addition to her hosting duties, she also starred on the popular sitcom, “Hope & Faith” from 2003 to 2006. She also managed to have three children in there somewhere, and purchase a stunning loft in SoHo with her husband. While the headlines surrounding the Ripa-Consuelos clan are generally about Kelly, two recent headlines have been of the rather more sensational variety. Just a few months ago, the family appeared in the news, when a window washer accidentally let their neighbor’s chicken escape. The chicken took up residence on their roof, and was eventually removed by members of their household staff. Her husband recently grabbed the spotlight, when old photos of his days as a stripper found their way into a few tabloid magazines. Ms. Ripa has “poo-poo’d” the whole thing, laughing about his days as a struggling actor. After wearing multiple hats during the day, Ms. Ripa returns to one of the most coveted properties in New York City on Crosby Street in SoHo. They began their time on Crosby Street in a loft that measures 5,625 square feet and houses three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Their first residence in the building also contained a massive eat-in kitchen with multiple refrigerators, a separate family wing with a pair of bedrooms and a playroom, a library/den, an office, and a personal gym. The family enjoyed that location so much, that when they outgrew the $2.8 million loft, they moved upstairs to the 9,865 square foot penthouse suite that had recently been vacated by Nicole Kidman. They purchased their new home for $9.95 million, and sold their unit one floor below for $6.7 million. Fast-forward to 2012, and there is talk that they are considering moving again. However, would anyone actually abandon almost 10,000 square feet of real estate in SoHo? Ms. Ripa seems way more savvy than that.