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.
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.
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.