When movers and shakers move, it’s noteworthy because of who they are and the cost of the home they’re relocating to or have left behind. In Southern California, a person’s location, location, location is often linked to their vocation, vocation, vocation when it comes to living arrangements. Nowhere is that better illustrated than in the areas of L.A. where many celebrities and entertainment industry people reside, at least occasionally.
The down housing market affects these people, too, but what’s a few million dollars among friends when it comes to the listing price and actual selling price? With that in mind, here are some homes, according to public or published records, that were listed, sold or purchased in 2011 involving high rollers in the country’s entertainment capital.
Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres listed her Beverly Hills estate, left, for $49 million. The four-structure compound was formed through three property purchases on the same street. The 15,000 square feet of interior space in the compound include a 9,200-square-foot main house.
Actress Jennifer Aniston sold her Beverly Hills estate for $38 million. It had been listed at $42 million, but even at the lower price the home sold for $3,500 a square foot, which is an area record. The house has two living rooms, two kitchens, a gym, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock purchased a Beverly Hills-area estate for $22.95 million. The main house, built in 1940, has a screening room, a library, a basement, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.