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.
Sandra Bullock estate in Austin Texas listed for $2.5 million:Sandra Bullock’s house in Austin, Texas is currently for sale for the comparatively modest price of $2.5 million. The 5,663 square foot, three-bedroom, two and a half-bath house also has a lovely backyard with a pool, lots of trees, a balcony, and multiple walk-in closets. Sandra Bullock’s house also contains a master bedroom complete with a fireplace. Additionally, a jogging and hiking trail winds around the property. The ceilings are very high, and there are massive windows in almost every room. The Stunning views of downtown Austin, along with a surprising amount of privacy, make Sandra Bullock’s house quite comfortable. Ms. Bullock is bound for Los Angeles, so maybe she is aiming to spend some time filling up her shooting schedule again. It has been a while since Sandra Bullock took a summer off. Since literally bursting out of obscurity into the hearts and minds of moviegoers everywhere in the smash hit action film, “Speed”, back in 1994, Ms. Bullock has been wracking up an impressive resume. She’s also won a nice little thing called an Academy Award. While she had worked steadily for almost ten years prior to “Speed”, including a lead role on a short-lived sitcom, her career improved dramatically after her breakout role. She has since appeared in such films as “While You Were Sleeping”, “A Time to Kill”, “Hope Floats”, “28 Days”, “Miss Congeniality”, “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”, “Crash”, “The Proposal”, “The Blind Side”, and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. In the middle of all that, she also played a recurring role on “George Lopez ”, went through a truly nasty, public divorce, and adopted a son. So, it only stands to reason that she would need to have a moment to herself. She is not scheduled to appear in another film until 2013 currently, and she has recently begun off-loading real estate as well. Just this week, she announced the sale of one of her homes, in Austin.
Lea Michele’s Home: A $1.4 Million Mansion Makes the Bronx Native a Los Angelina:Lea Michele has received a fair amount of flack for her pouty, ultra-posed red carpet stance, and her seemingly voracious (yet somehow completely uncalculated) need to be in the front of the paparazzi in increasingly small amounts of clothing. While people who consider themselves more seasoned giggle behind their hands at her “wet-puppy” style of fame chasing, no one can deny that the young woman is ridiculously talented. An almost immediate star after blowing audiences away with her performance in the hit musical “Spring Awakening”, Ms. Michele, and her savvy agent, parlayed her amazing vocal ability, acting chops, and good looks into a solid television career. She has recently begun to shift her television career into film, and looks poised to leave her hit show, “Glee”, on a high note. The Bronx, New York native has remained largely tied to her roots, and, unlike many of her co-stars, was merely “camping out” in Los Angeles during the shooting of “Glee”, while still making her home on the East Coast. Until now, that is. Just a month ago, she finally plunked some money down on a Los Angeles pad, and, based on the property she chose, this young singer/dancer is in the Hollywood game for the long haul. The 1800 square foot, two-bedroom home, which cost a fairly reasonable $1.4 million, is modest by Hollywood standards. However, what it lacks in luxury amenities, it makes up for in gorgeous sunlight and stunning outdoor spaces. High ceilings, lots of windows, a beautiful kitchen with all new fixtures, a balcony, a large tiled terrace that wraps around part of the house, a shaded outdoor dining area with its own barbecue area, and a large backyard with a saltwater pool, round out the home. Not only is her house surprisingly cozy, but it is also walking distance from fellow “Glee” cast member, Kevin McHale’s, home. While she may be a little awkward in public, her home purchase points to the fact that she is still a pragmatic Bronx girl in private.