Chris Brown Buys $1.5 Million Hollywood Hills Pad:Chris Brown is making moves, though this time they're not on the dance floor. The singer, who performed his hits "All Back" and "Say It With Me" at the Nov. 20 American Music Awards, recently bought a $1.5 million pad in the Hollywood Hills. The 2,500 square-foot house has three bedrooms and an outdoor pool. Brown is moving to the house from his West Hollywood condo, where he ran into trouble with his neighbors over parking and noise issues. Brown's new spot is just miles from a house ex-girlfriend Rihanna owns, in Beverly Hills. However, she recently listed the house for $4.5 million, and is currently suing its sellers for failing to disclose the property's waterproofing and construction defects. Brown's new modern house was designed by architect Jay Vanos and includes an elevator from the garage to the main pool area, according to Realtor.com. It also has Crestron smart home controls, a Boffi kitchen and baths, glass walls, canyon views, a green roof and concrete stairs and benches with built-in LED lighting.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ House: A $5.075 Million Retreat for a Very Busy Woman:Like most actors from the British Isles, Catherine Zeta-Jones began her professional career onstage, appearing in musicals while still a child. From there, she branched out into television roles, and eventually to film work. Though she was relatively well known in the UK, it was not until 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro”, that the rest of the world took notice. From there, she went on to appear in a string of successful film projects, including “Entrapment”, “Traffic”, “Chicago”, and “Ocean’s Twelve”. Her performance in “Chicago” earned her an Oscar, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award. She has since appeared in a few more films, married Oscar-winning actor/director/producer Michael Douglas, given birth to two children, and won a Tony for her work in the revival of “A Little Night Music” on Broadway. In other words, she’s been a bit busy. This summer, she is starring in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the hit musical, “Rock of Ages”. When she is not running around like a whirling acting dervish, she retires to one of the multiple properties she owns with Mr. Douglas. The couple’s most recent purchase was a lovely estate in Bedford, New York. Catherine Zeta-Jones’ house in Westchester County is 6,300 square feet and contains five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The couple paid $5.075 million for it, which is actually quite a bargain, relatively speaking. The grounds also include a guesthouse. The house itself has beautiful hardwood floors, five fireplaces, a large, country-style kitchen with two dishwashers, a grass tennis court, a private swimming pond, and ample lawn. Catherine Zeta-Jones’ house in Bedford is the latest member of a long list of properties owned by the couple, including homes in Bermuda, Manhattan, Majorca, Wales, and Turks & Caicos. Apparently, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ house in Bedford is merely a mid-size addition to their portfolio.
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.