Arnold Schwarzenegger made a $65000 down payment on a house for his ex-housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena:Arnold Schwarzenegger made a $65,000 down payment on a house for his ex-housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena less than a year before he admitted to fathering her child. According to loan doents, Arnold made the "gift" payments in two installments from his own personal bank account one for $5,000 in April 2010 and one for $60,000 in May 2010. According to the docs, the money was used to secure a loan for Patty's house in Bakersfield, CA -- where she currently lives with Arnold's 13-year-old love child. The purchase price of the house was $268,000 -- so Arnold's down payment covered nearly a quarter of the total cost.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sold their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36M and buy 36 acres for $2.45M :Academy Award-winning and, apparently, *not* newly expecting actress Nicole Kidman and her country singer husband Keith Urban have sold their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2,360,000 and have paid $2,450,000 to buy 36 acres in nearby Franklin, Tenn. The country music star and actress purchased 2 parcels on Old Hillsboro Road at the end of September 2007. Keith has long been a fan of the area around Leiper's Fork, so they decided to move to this 36-acre farm. They are planning on renovating a house already on the property, riding horses and raising a family. They recently sold their Bancroft Place mansion in Nashville for $2.36M, and purchased another home to live in while the renovations are completed at this property. Most of their former and current real estate portfolio is featured on this site. In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report that Kidman and Urban's house, at 15 Bancroft Place in the gated Green Hills area of Nashville, sold on November 5 for $90,000 below their asking price. The deal was recorded on November 6, according to public records. We previously had written on November 2 about Kidman and Urban having gone to contract to sell the house, which had had an asking price of $2,450,000. The buyer is a songwriter for Christian and country music (but not really a celebrity) and her husband, according to public records. eatures in the house include five and a half baths, public areas opening to a covered terrace, a pool, a spa, and a three-car garage, according to listing information. The house is either 7,047 square feet (according to listing information) or 8,715 square feet (according to public records), and it's either on a 2.03-acre parcel (according to public records) or a 2.49-acre parcel (according to listing information). Urban, who married Kidman in 2006, had purchased the house under the name of his money manager, Mary Ann McCready, in 2005 for $1,720,967, according to public records. Where are Kidman and Urban living now? There of course has been plenty of chatter about the couple buying land on which they plan to build a €œ40-acre farm€ in the Nashville area, but no one yet has reported much in the way of details on that new property. We, however, can exclusively report that they purchased two adjacent parcels totaling 36 acres on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, Tenn. This would confirm at least partly a showbizspy.com report last month reporting on the couple's purchase of €œa 40-acre farm near Leiper's Fork, Tennessee,€ since their new acreage is indeed close to Leiper's Fork. Public records show that the name of Kidman and Urban's money manager, Mary Ann McCready, who manages many celebrities and whose name was on the deed of the couple's Bancroft Place house in Nashville, appeared on the deeds of Urban and Kidman's two recent purchases of property on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin: €“First, on September 27 (and recorded the following day), the couple purchased for exactly $2,000,000 of a 3,963-square-foot house on a 27.8-acre tract at 2032 Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin; €“And second, on October 1 (and recorded on October 4), the couple paid $450,000 for a 3,168-square-foot house on an 8.2-acre parcel at 2040 Old Hillsboro Road. Interestingly, Urban is not even the only country star living on his street. Records show that country singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina, who's also repped by McCready, lives up the road, at 1572 Old Hillsboro Road, in a 3,754-square-foot house on 10 acres that she purchased in 2001 for $750,000 from celebrated writer Jay McInerney, according to public records. On top of all of that, Urban clearly loves that area of the world so much that it's his second time owning property on Old Hillsboro Road! Records show that back in the middle part of this decade, he and his then-steady, supermodel Niki Taylor, for a time had owned the 6,854-square-foot house on 15.63 acres at 3063 Old Hillsboro Road. However, in 2004, concurrent with their break-up, Urban deeded the house at 3063 Old Hillsboro to Taylor. She eventually sold the property. As for Kidman, it's been a long time now, but we have fond memories of the final (and only) Los Angeles-area property that she ever owned: a 7,597-square-foot house on nearly an acre at 1525 Sorrento Drive in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area that she sold in December 2002 for $10,250,000, according to public records. That property was Kidman and then-husband Tom Cruise's marital abode before they split up in 2000, driving Tom to his longtime 6,685-square-foot rental on 2.71 acres at 918 N. Alpine Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, as has been widely reported, Kidman and Urban also have a home in Sydney, Australia.
Where is the island house from The Thomas Crown Pierce Brosnan Rene Russo Affair?:Do you remember the 1999 Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo art-heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair? Thomas Crown is the most badass rich guy in movie history. Some day my dream is to basically recreate his entire life, complete with a private jet, Bentley, mansion in New York City, a ton of cool expensive toys and perhaps most importantly, an absolutely amazing Caribbean island getaway. I’ve always wondered where the Thomas Crown Affair island house was located. The Thomas Crown Affair island house is located on the French Caribbean Island of Martinique. The house is located in the southeastern area of Martinique within the district of Le Vauclina directly above the Baie du Vauclin and overlooking the island “ile Petite Grenade”. The house’s long, winding driveway shoots off of a dirt road called Anse Maroquet. The house’s exact longitude and latitude is 14.568032,-60.829931. Just cut and paste “14.568032,-60.829931″ into Google or Bing maps and you will be taken directly to the house. Not much is known about the owners of the house. The property has apparently been owned by the same wealthy family for over 5 generations. The family is one of the original people to settle on the island in the 17th century. Ever since the release of the movie, local real estate and travel agents have been bombarded with requests to rent the property but so far none have been accommodated.