Jimmy Fallon’s Home: A $5.7 Million Farmhouse for the Man Who Slow-Jams with the President:Jimmy Fallon was what one might call a “computer geek” in college. He majored in Computer Science, but then switched to Communications at the last minute, and ultimately dropped out. He had always been a “Saturday Night Live” fan, and post-college, he set out on the stand-up comedy circuit, ending up in Los Angeles, where he continued to perform. He began appearing in small roles on film,while studying with the famed improv troupe, The Groundlings. In 1988, he was invited to audition for “Saturday Night Live”, and he joined the program for the 1998-1999 season. He went on to become a popular member of the cast, and remained with the show until 2004. After attempting a moderately successful film career, he returned to television, hosting “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. His talk show has become a favorite spot for celebrities, artists, and politicians looking to reach a “hipper” audience, and it has also become a showcase for Mr. Fallon’s musical talent. Most recently, he made headlines when he, The Roots, and President Barack Obama, “slow-jammed” the news. It was a clear sign that he has come a long way from his days of watching “Saturday Night Live” at home with his family. Another indication of his increasing fame is the amount of property he now owns, including a $1.35 million co-op in Manhattan, and his recently purchased farmhouse in the Hamptons. His new 3,500 square foot home cost $5.7 million and sits on 2.2 acres of land. Comprised of six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half-baths, an apple orchard, two barns, and two extra guest cottages, the 1850’s farmhouse is a definite change from his two-bedroom co-op in the city. The property also includes a heated pool, high ceilings, lots of light, easy access to the ocean less than a mile away, multiple fireplaces, a deck, a massive kitchen, and ample lawn space. As his guests get more and more high profile, it only stands to reason that Mr. Fallon’s taste would increase as well.
Jennifer Aniston reportedly paid $21 million for this ultra modern Bel Air, CA home:A-List actress Jennifer Aniston reportedly paid $21 million for this ultramodern Bel Air, CA home. Looks like it's time to update the Celebrity Real Estate Heat Map: A-lister of A-listers Jennifer Aniston has reportedly scooped up new mansion for herself in Bel-Air, Calif. The pristine 8,500-square-foot four-bedroom was designed in 1965 by noted Los Angeles modernist architect A. Quincy Jones; after first hitting the market for $29 million in 2008, the house was reduced to some $24 million, at which point Aniston swooped in and scored it for even less: $21 million. The pool looks elegant and modern in keeping with home's overall style. And as if this lucky lady didn't already have enough of them, here are yet some more perks: more than three acres of land, views of the city and ocean, a pool, a guesthouse, a cellar, andlast but certainly not leasta vineyard. Let's not forget to look inside: those distinctly midcentury-feeling interiors boasts gleaming wood floors, full-wall expanses of glass, and some pretty stunning fireplace detail. The living room comes with a lovely view of west Los Angeles. Aniston's had quite an impressive year in terms of real estate. The actress listed and then sold her spectacular Ohana estate, a Beverly Hills beaut that was once featured on the cover of Architectural Digest. She swiftly found another Beverly Hills estate in which to shack up with new beau Justin Theroux. Let's not forget her East Coast accommodations, either: her new SoCal new pad is located just a plane ride away from her nest overlooking Gramercy Park. In short: life looks pretty fine when you're her.
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.