Hollywood famous focker sold his massive Hollywood estate : Ben Stiller meets Jason Statham:Ben Stiller’s house in the Hollywood Hills, at least the smaller section, is 4,062 square feet and sits on roughly a 1/3 of an acre of land. The house has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It has Spanish-styling with a twist. Ben Stiller’s house has large French doors that open onto a wrap-around terrace. The terrace features seating that is built around trees that grow up through the terrace itself. There is also a swimming pool, lush greenery, high ceilings, stucco walls, red tile flooring, and lots of sunlight. Ben Stiller’s house is truly gorgeous, and as he seems to be making a move to the East Coast, it will be interesting to see if he can find something to match the beauty of his former digs. Ben Stiller is one of those Hollywood-types that manage to remain busy at all times. Whether he is writing a film or series, directing a project, producing someone else’s project, or starring in a film, he is almost never still. To date, he has worked on over 50 films (more films than years he has been alive), and he seems to be a rather good box office draw, as his projects have made an average of $73 million per film. He dropped out of college to pursue a career in performance and comedy full-time, and booked his first professional role in the Broadway production of “House of Blue Leaves”. He began writing, directing, and producing “mockumentary” style shorts around this time, and the success of some of his short films led to an offer from “Saturday Night Live”. He chose to leave “SNL” after four episodes, to focus on short films, and was almost immediately offered his own show on MTV. Though his show’s ratings were lackluster, the series went on to win an Emmy Award. He then shifted his focus to directing film, and the rest, is history. He has worked on a steady string of successful comedies, and recently turned his hand to producing web content with the Yahoo! series, “Burning Love”, a spoof of “The Bachelor”. He also decided to sell off his massive compound in the Hollywood Hills. The first, and larger, section of the compound, sold to action star, Jason Statham, in 2011 for $7.32 million. Mr. Stiller and his wife sold the smaller section in April 2012 for $2.6 million.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Home: Tough on Bad Guys, Soft on Real Estate:Since his early days as a theater actor, Samuel L. Jackson has always excelled at playing tough, hard-as-nails, uncompromising characters. He has parlayed this ability into an almost continual series of big screen successes. Some joke that Samuel L. Jackson is best at playing, well, Samuel L. Jackson. Whatever his process is, it seems to be working. He has received Oscar nominations, among other accolades, and has a broad fan base that seems to transcend age, race, and cultural lines. People simply like to watch him. He has created iconic characters in such films as “Do the Right Thing”, “Mo’ Better Blues”, “Menace II Society”, “Jurassic Park”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Die Hard: With a Vengeance”, “The Long Kiss Goodnight”, “Star Wars: Episode I-III”, “Snakes on a Plane”, “The Iron Man” franchise, and most recently, the wildly successful Joss Whedon film, “The Avengers”. He has seemed to embrace his hard-nosed image with glee, content to leave the more cuddly African-American roles to actors like Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. His success at playing bad guys has left him quite well off, and like many of Hollywood’s elite, he has chosen to place a portion of his wealth in real estate. He currently owns a sprawling mansion in California and a sizeable apartment in Upper Manhattan. Most recently, he moved into a popular Crosby Street apartment building which has housed a number of high-profile stars in the past, including Nicole Kidman. His new digs measure 2,578 square feet and he purchased the condo for $4.35 million. It contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a whopping 15-foot wide fireplace in the main room. Massive windows, thirteen-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and columns give the apartment an elegant, airy feel. The open plan kitchen features a walk-in closet-sized refrigerator, and entirely new fixtures. The elevator opens directly into the apartment. With Mr. Jackson’s busy shooting schedule, he may not have a great deal of time to spend in his gorgeous new home, but it certainly is a lovely place to crash for a night or two.
Billionaire heiresses Petra Ecclestone purchased home in U.S. worth over $80m:That Ekaterina Rybolovleva and Petra Ecclestone are some of the world's most privileged heiresses there is no doubt - but while their backgrounds may appear strikingly similar at first glance, the two heiresses lead very different lives. While both have taken the real estate world by storm, Ekaterina remains a modest and relatively unknown character. Her peer, Petra, has an image that is rather more in keeping with her flashy $175million property portfolio. Chalk and cheese: Privileged real-estate owners they may be, heiresses Ekaterina Rybolovleva, left, and Petra Ecclestone lead different lifestyles. Petra courts the media, while little is known about Ekaterina Ekaterina is the daughter of well-known oligarch Dmitriy Rybolovlev, the 'potash king' and former owner of fertilizer business Uralkali. Petra's father is Bernie Ecclestone, 81, the British F1 racing mogul. No doubt the las' paths have crossed on the well-heeled, doorman-staffed sidewalks of Monaco, or on the beaches of St Tropez - but whether they'll bump into each other Stateside is another question. While 22-year-old Russian heiress, Ekaterina, is the new owner of New York City's most expensive home, she lives largely out of the spotlight, reportedly studying at Harvard University, according to the New York Post. In what was the single largest real estate transaction ever recorded in the city, the ten-room, wraparound-terraced apartment has propelled the horse-mad socialite into the high-rolling annals of New York property history. There are no reports of the oligarch's daughter in designer labels, collecting designer handbags or driving top-of-the-range cars, in the manner of Petra, who is said to have a collection of Hermes Birkin bags, valued at around $50,000 each. She has not, as far as we know, been to the shops by helicopter - as Petra's older sister Tamara did in the Cote d'Azur this summer - nor does she own a second London home valued at $90million. Her move does however follow that of Petra, 23, who in July s to fame in the U.S. for paying the princely sum of $85million in cash for the Spelling mansion in LA. The 56,500 sq-foot pile in Holmby Hills is a relative bargain in comparison to Ekaterina's new Upper West Side pad, costing just over $1,500 per sq-foot compared to a record-breaking $13,500 per sq-foot. Born in Russia, Ekaterina has for the last fifteen years lived between Monaco and Switzerland. A keen horse woman, she competes at trials across Europe. There is no doubt that Ekaterina's millions were not made by her - she is reported to have made just $2,370 in competition wins last year, according to equestrian website, Global Champions Tour, cites the New York Observer.