Celeb real estate: Jim Carrey sells Malibu home for $13.4M
This week in celebrity real estate, it was reported that Jim Carrey was able to finally sell his Malibu beach home, actor couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt’s home hit the market and DJ and music producer Calvin Harris picked up a bachelor pad.
There was nothing funny about Jim Carrey’s attempts to sell his Malibu Colony home. The actor first listed the property at 23418 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu, Calif. 90265 in June 2011 for $18 million. The home then went through a series of price cuts and was even off the market for a while until Carrey relisted it for $13.95 million a year ago.
Fortunately for Carrey, the closing price was pretty close to that ask. The home sold, according to property records, for $13.4 million. It’s an uptick from Carrey’s purchase price of $9.75 million back in 2002.
Homes along the Malibu coast are a hot commodity and have hosted stars ranging from the Spielbergs to the uber-rich Larry Ellison, who bought a home for $36 million this past September. However, according to reports, Carrey is no longer interested in the beach life — he’s been avidly checking out real estate in Manhattan.
Carrey’s former contemporary home is set up as an entertainer’s estate, with indoor spaces that flow into several decks and patios, all facing the Pacific Ocean. The home is on the smaller side for a Malibu mansion, measuring 2,866 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 4 baths.
It was just a few weeks ago that comedian couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt bought a new retreat in Hollywood Hills.
Now they’re selling their former home in, where else, but Hollywood Hills. Apparently the two like the neighborhood. The house, located at 2617 Harlesden Court, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046, is offered at $2.295 million.
Faris bought the home in 2005 for $1.995 million with her first husband, actor Ben Indra. According to a report by the Real Estalker blog, this isn’t the first time Faris has tried to sell the home. She listed it at $1.995 million in 2007; property records don’t reflect the home’s short stint on the market.
The home is a mid-century modern style, with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open out to several patios, including off the master and a guest bedroom. The kitchen has been updated with granite counters, high-end appliances and views of the lush landscaping.
What makes a man cave worthy of a 29-year-old who has already surpassed the King of Pop with eight top-10 hits from one album? For Calvin Harris, it’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an infinity-edge pool, a flaming fire-pit lounge and state-of-the-art tiered home theater.
The Scottish DJ just purchased a $7 million, jaw-dropping mansion overlooking celebrity-central Doheny Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
“[It's a] Zen-inspired architectural masterpiece with classic contemporary design … reminiscent of a five-star resort,” Hilton & Hyland agents Josh and Matthew Altman wrote in the listing description.
Initially built in 1953, the contemporary construction was completed in 2006 and recently remodeled. The main house measures 4,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, a sleek chef’s kitchen and a modern living room with a piano for recording another hit single. A two-story, 1.5-bath guesthouse with a separate street entrance completes the property.
Harris, whose legal name is Adam Richard Wiles, was first attracted to electronic music in his teens, recording demos in his bedroom by 1999. He avoided the usual path to music stardom — performing in clubs or recording with indie labels — and instead was discovered through MySpace.
Harris released his gold-selling debut album “I Created Disco” in 2007 and soon followed with “Ready for the Weekend,” a U.K. chart-topper with “I’m Not Alone” and other hit songs.
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