Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Singer Lists “Legend”-ary Hollywood Hills Home

October 30th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Crooner John Legend and his model wife, Chrissy Teigan, have listed the Hollywood Hills home. A masterpiece of '60s mid-century modern architecture, the home exudes both class and cool in equal quantities. It has three bedrooms, one of which Legend has had outfitted as a studio. (In fact, he recorded tracks from his most recent album there!) It's wide-open floor plan screams "on-trend and awesome," with a vast great room encompassing living/dining/kitchen space and leading out to a swanky deck. Both,...Read More

It’s a New York Two-Step For Douglas and Zeta-Jones

October 29th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones recently pulled off a real estate switcharoo in Bedford, New York. The couple, both of whom are Oscar winners, moved three miles down the road to a home that's almost double the size of their previous nest. Obviously they are fans of life in Westchester County! Both homes are traditional in style and feature a host of gracious amenities appropriate for a duo with as much combined starpower as these two. The recently-sold home just went...Read More

Bruce Willis’ Real Estate Blitz

October 28th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Die Hard star and sexy bald dude Bruce Willis is on a real estate roll as of late. The ink just dried on the actor's latest purchase, a gorgeous getaway in Bedford, New York. The home is altogether enviable, with shingled siding and a vast parcel of land overlooking the Croton Reservoir. It has 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, a wine cellar with climate control, a swimming pool with a heated cabana, and eight acres of land surrounding it. The...Read More

Renee Zellweger’s Real Estate Doubleheader!

October 27th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Renee Zellweger, she of the mysterious changing face, has two homes up for sale at the moment. Zellweger, famous for roles in movies such as Chicago and the Bridget Jones series, is a homeowner several times over. Clearly, however, she's trying to downsize. Zellweger just listed her gorgeous home in the East Hamptons, New York. The rustic-style historic farmhouse was built in 1900, and looks every bit of the adorable New England manse it is. There's shingled siding, a wide front...Read More

A Peek Inside Casa J.Law

October 24th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Yesterday it was J.Lo, today it's J.Law. Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar winner and close contender for America's Sweetheart, recently shelled out for a new home sweet home in the Hidden Valley community of Beverly Hills. Public records show that the home sold for $8.225 million, a healthy appreciation from its 2013 selling price of $6.4 million. The French-style abode (reportedly inspired by the architecture of the Hamptons) sports 5,550 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms, a home gym and a chef's...Read More

J.Lo Scoops Up Pricey Manhattan Penthouse

October 23rd, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Jennifer Lopez's love may not cost a thing, but the same can't be said about her new home. The actress / singer / American Idol judge / owner of a world-famous derriere has finally wrapped her search for the perfect New York City nest, settling on a two-story unit in a luxe Georgian building across from Madison Square Park. There are rumors that Lopez is in line to be the next performer tapped for a Las Vegas residency, and if that...Read More

No Tigers Allowed In Elin Nordegren’s New Nest

October 22nd, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Former model (and erstwhile Mrs. Tiger Woods) Elin Nordegren is putting her $100 million divorce settlement to good use. According to sources, she just finished construction on a stunning, nine-bedroom abode in North Palm Beach, Florida. Proving that there's no revenge quite like living well, Nordegren has splashed out on an outstanding pad fit for a queen... or the ex-wife of a philandering golf superstar, anyway. The home's plans were leaked online, and the home's amenities sound like a laundry list...Read More

The CENTERfold: Ballin’ In the Barclay Suite

October 21st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Get ready to fall in love! Today's CENTERfold is a very special one. The Barclay Unit takes up no less than three "hotel units" (C, D, and E) with its extraordinary European flair and classic architectural details. It was entirely renovated in 2001. Sporting four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms over 3,000 square feet, you won't want for room to roam. It all starts when you enter the foyer, with its floor of black and white marble leading out to every wing...Read More

Hollywood’s Latest Homeowner: Lady Gaga

October 20th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Let's hear some "Applause" for Lady Gaga, the newest homeowner in Hollywood. Reports say that the singer just bought her first home, a stunning $22.5 million estate across from Zuma Beach in Malibu. While most folks go for a modest "starter home," the "Born This Way" belter rarely does anything small-scale... and that applies here as well. The Manhattan-bred singer, aged 28, went straight for the big leagues with her ultra-luxe pad. The manse, which formerly belonged to Dan Romanelli of...Read More

Freaky Historical Philly: Where to Get Your Creep On This October

October 17th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Can you believe that Halloween is in two weeks? I don't know about you, but I'm ready to set the mood! Luckily, Philly is the perfect place to get in the spirit. Owing to the city's long and eventful history, there are several locations that either have a morbid backstory or are rumored to be haunted. All of the following are open to the public and available to be explored... if you dare. Will you have a close encounter with...Read More