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Al Capone's Palm Island Home Sold for $7.43 Million (House of the Day)

By Sean McCaughan Apparently Al Capone's Palm Island abode has sold, after being on the market for almost a year (just like Billy Joel's and Rosie O'Donnell's places, both of which recently sold as well) for $7.43 million according to realtrix team, The Jills. The house in the Miami Beach neighborhood, from which Capone... Continue Reading »

Magician Penn Jillette Lists Candy-Colored Mansion (House of the Day)

By Amy Schellenbaum Yes, the hot-pink music sanctuary, red-striped bathroom, and overall Easter-basket color scheme is all a bit insane, but remember: This is Vegas, and craziness is relative. There's no elaborate fake backyards or gold pleather sofas? Well, this seven-bedroom home -- put on the market for $2.1 million... Continue Reading »

Las Vegas' Most Absurd Home for Sale? (House of the Day)

By Amy Schellenbaum At this fine hour, on this most auspicious day, and without further ado, here Curbed presents the most over-the-top house in Las Vegas. And, as it's no secret that Vegas is the uncontested grand dominion of baffling and over-the-top mansions, it's probably safe to say that this 6,872-square-foot... Continue Reading »

Bruce Willis Lists Beverly Hills Home for $22 Million (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Bruce Willis is hoping for a big payout. The veteran action-flick actor has listed another one of his real estate holdings, this time the Beverly Hills home he picked up in 2004. The nearly 1-acre property is listed for a whopping $22 million; Willis paid $9 million for it nine years ago - that's a 144... Continue Reading »

Peter Madoff's Long Island Home Hits the Market for $4.495 Million (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman He may be serving 10 years behind bars for his involvement in the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, but by the looks of Peter Madoff's Long Island home you'd never know. The brother and co-conspirator of disgraced investment adviser Bernie Madoff owned an elegant English manor in Old Westbury,... Continue Reading »

Kat Von D Lists Her Gothic Home in Los Angeles (House of the Day)

By Cristin Zweig Kat Von D, the most famous tatted up chick in America, is selling her gothic home in Los Angeles for $2.5 million. Kat Von D is known as much for her work as a tattoo artist and appearance on the reality show "LA Ink" as she is for her train wreck of a relationship with Sandra Bullock's philandering ex,... Continue Reading »

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi's New Mansion (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Ellen DeGeneres is well-known for her sticky trigger finger when it comes to real estate. The comedian and daytime television host goes through properties the way others go through designer shoes -- listing or buying a new property nearly every year. So it's no surprise to hear a report from TMZ that... Continue Reading »

Drew Barrymore Lists Montecito Home for $7.5 Million (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Although she walked down the aisle in the backyard, Drew Barrymore's home near Santa Barbara doesn't seem to have too much of a hold on her. The actress has listed the Montecito, Calif., home for $7.5 million just a year after getting married, according to property records and The Real Estalker... Continue Reading »

A Stunning Grass-Covered Modern in Austin (House of the Day)

By Amy Schellenbaum Spotted over at Co.Design: Edgeland House, a glassy, open residence with ever-popular grassy roofs, also brags a badge of sustainability, completing the site remediation. Another bonus: the place was built for an unnamed sci-fi writer and his family, so the whole... Continue Reading »

Hugh Hefner, Crystal Harris Buy First Matrimonial Home (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman Newlyweds Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris may need to set a price limit for exchanging gifts. Shortly after Harris made her husband a homemade gift for his 87th birthday, the Playboy magazine founder dropped $4.995 million on a Hollywood Hills mansion for the 27-year-old Playmate. The couple finally... Continue Reading »

A Dreamy $4.75 Million South Beach Condo (House of the Day)

Real estate is depressing in a number of ways. One, homes can be depressingly bad, ugly or cramped. (Please refer to our post on the worst listings in America). Two, they can be depressingly, heartbreakingly, unattainably, "I-could-never-afford-this-home" luxurious. And by that, we mean this home in particular. Priced... Continue Reading »

NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon Selling NYC Apartment for $30 Million (House of the Day)

By Laura Vecsey Here's one New York City apartment that's definitely not the pits. In fact, listed for sale at $30 million, one thing's abundantly clear about this grandly located and luxuriously appointed apartment: owner Jeff Gordon has done more than fine during his years of NASCAR racing and hanging in its famous... Continue Reading »

Crazy California 'Party Palace' Slashes Price by 66% (House of the Day)

By Rob Bear As of September 2010, this decadent 9,000-square-foot villa in the obscure Los Angeles suburb of La Habra Heights was asking an astonishing $21 million. After two long years on the market, the property was divided and the price chopped all the way down to $7 million. Worse yet, it still has yet to... Continue Reading »

Own a Castle in Tennessee for $4.85 Million (House of the Day)

By Sarah Firshein There's more than one castle in Johnson City, Tenn., but few boast the travails as the one formerly owned by local car dealer Steve Grindstaff. Using using Spain's Palacio de la Magdalena as inspiration, Grindstaff spent more than a decade building the mansion -- he "always dreamed of being a knight... Continue Reading »

An Earthy, Nature-Flanked Home in Sonoma County (House of the Day)

We thought this week's #housepornthurs competition was a no-brainer, but we were pleasantly surprised: The majority of you voted for an earthy, nature-flanked home in California's Sonoma County over a swanky $16.5 million New York City townhouse! A handsome choice, we think. The gorgeously peaceful, earth-tone home is... Continue Reading »

The Late George Jones' Tennessee Home Up for Sale at $8 Million (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman If a good country song tells a story, then George Jones was a master storyteller. The Country Music Hall of Famer, who passed away last Friday at age 81, spun tales both comical and heart-breaking, from his autobiographical drinking-gone-awry hit "Honky Tonk Song" to the emotionally charged ballad... Continue Reading »

Vince Vaughn Buys 'Mundane' California Home for $3.9 Million (House of the Day)

By Amy Schellenbaum Comedic actor Vince Vaughn ("Wedding Crashers," "Anchorman," "Dodgeball") has picked up what is perhaps Southern California's least offensive, unobtrusive and numbingly traditional house: a five-bedroom Colonial he bought for $3.925 million. Though once noted as one of the priciest listings in the... Continue Reading »

Nick Nolte Puts Malibu Home on the Market for $8.25 Million (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs It's not a new trend for celebrities to buy each other's homes. Often, if one celeb likes a home, another star will find it just as appealing. Such is the case with Nick Nolte's home. Currently owned by the veteran actor, best known for his roles in "48 Hours" and "The Thin Red Line," the property... Continue Reading »

Joaquin Phoenix Buys the Hollywood Hills House Next Door (House of the Day)

Eccentric actor Joaquin Phoenix has purchased his next door neighbor's home for $1.39 million, as indicated by property records. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,511-square-foot home sits directly next to his existing property on top of the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. His existing home was purchased in 2006 for... Continue Reading »

Stare at the Mountains From an Elegant North Carolina Perch (House of the Day)

Nothing beats a great view. To be more specific, nothing beats that great view above. It's what drove voters in this week's #housepornthurs contest crazy, sending this North Carolina abode with breathtaking mountain views to the top. It trumped a sprawling estate in Santa Monica, Calif., even with it's large,... Continue Reading »

'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Is Flipping Her Beverly Hills Home (House of the Day)

By Cristin Zweig "Glee" starlet Naya Rivera is flipping her home in Beverly Hills, asking $2.1 million for a home she paid $1.475 million for a little more than a year ago. If she gets her full asking price, Naya is set to make $625,000, minus what she paid to remodel and market this stunner. This kind of return isn't... Continue Reading »

Nate Berkus Puts NYC Apartment On the Market for $699,000 (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs This apartment in Manhattan's Greenwich Village is just a one-bedroom, one-bath. But where it lacks in space, it makes up in style. Designed and renovated by Oprah darling Nate Berkus, the West Village place was featured in O Magazine and was recently listed for sale at $699,000. According to property... Continue Reading »

Lauren Conrad Buys Los Angeles Home for $3.745 Million (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Turns out the Beverly Hills penthouse that Lauren Conrad bought last April was just a stepping stone for her next big real estate purchase. The former reality TV star, and now budding fashion and online entrepreneur, just picked up a classic estate in the high-end Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood for... Continue Reading »

Lance Armstrong Reportedly Buys New Austin Home (House of the Day)

It was just days ago that we got the news that embattled cyclist Lance Armstrong sold his massive Austin, Texas, estate. Seems property changes hands quickly, because now Armstrong has already snapped up a new home in the Austin area, according to the Austin American-Statesman. While he put his last home was on the... Continue Reading »

Here, Have a Private Peninsula in Larchmont, NY (House of the Day)

The city or the suburbs? Despite Census data last year showing that many cities were growing at a faster pace than their surrounding suburbs, voters in our #housepornthurs contest this week overwhelmingly chose the suburbs. This fabulous waterfront manor in Larchmont, N.Y., north of NYC, handily trumped a chic, modern... Continue Reading »

Dodgers Pitcher Zack Greinke Drops $4.6 Million on New L.A. Home (House of the Day)

Zack Greinke's golden arm is making headlines yet again. This time, it's not for landing the starting pitcher a massive $147 million six-year contract with the L.A. Dodgers. It's also not for being the culprit behind last week's Dodger vs. Padre fight -- one of MLB's biggest brawls this year, which landed him on the... Continue Reading »

Christina Aguilera Reportedly Buys L.A. Home Next to Charlie Sheen (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Mulholland Estates is a gated community in Los Angeles that's popular with a number of celebrities, including singer Robbie Williams, socialite Paris Hilton and actor Charlie Sheen. Add Christina Aguilera to the list: The blond diva just picked up a $10 million estate in the private enclave near Beverly... Continue Reading »

Stephen Cohen's $115 Million Penthouse Hits the Market (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman When hedge fund manager Steven Cohen recently splurged on a $60 million Hamptons estate, reports surfaced that he was planning to list his Bloomberg Tower duplex for a whopping $115 million. Now it's official: Steven Cohen's apartment just hit the MLS. If the four-bedroom sells before Martin Zweig's... Continue Reading »

Sleek, Ultramodern Penthouse in Portland, Ore. (House of the Day)

House or apartment? You might think that everyone's American dream is to own a cute suburban single-family home, but voters in our #housepornthurs contest this week blew that theory out of the water! Even this cozy Tudor in Rye, N.Y., was no match against a sleek, contemporary apartment in Portland, Ore. Clearly, y'all... Continue Reading »

Katy Perry Lists L.A. Manse She Never Lived In With Russell Brand (House of the Day)

By Amy Schellenbaum Back in summer 2011, newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand dropped $6.5 million on a cavernous compound in Los Angeles, complete with coffered ceilings, huge fireplaces, and a stone-walled foyer. Ever since the couple's divorce last year, pop princess and "Teenage Dream" Perry has been trying to... Continue Reading »


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