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September’s Top 10 Celebrity Real Estate News: Rihanna, Pierce Brosnan & Ryan Seacrest

Pierce Brosnan's Malibu home was listed at $100 million in early 2021.

“Diddy Expands His Star Island Compound”
Diddy, who already owns one Star Island home that he bought in 2003, is the new owner of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Star Island home. Diddy paid $35 million for the 8,000-square-foot home. His new home is located near the waterfront home that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez bought for $32.5 million, before they split-up in early 2021. Star Island is one of the ritzy neighborhoods that was created during the early development of Miami Beach, on causeways over Biscayne Bay.

“John & Chrissy Sell Beverly Hills Home”
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have sold their Beverly Hills home for $16.8 million. First listed in 2020 for $23.95 million, the home quickly sold but the sale fell through. They recently relisted the home at $17.7 million, and it sold again. John and Chrissy bought the 8,520-square-foot home from Rihanna in 2016. They bought a larger Beverly Hills home last September where they currently live.

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“Pierce Brosnan Stays At $100 Million – Delists Home”
Pierce Brosnan gave it a year but has decided to cancel the sale of his $100 million Malibu home. Pierce and wife, Kelly Shaye Smith, built the almost 13,000-square-foot compound on property they purchased in 2000, then spent ten years to finish and gave it the name Orchid House. The interior is comprised of five bedrooms, fourteen baths, dining with fireplace, a gourmet kitchen also with fireplace, butler’s pantry and custom wine storage.

“Lori Loughlin Sprung from Prison – Gets $13 Million Mansion”
Lori Loughlin was recently released from her jail sentence for her participation in the USC college admissions scandal, and she just bought a five-bedroom, 9,300-square-foot vacation home in Palm Desert.  Lori and husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will be joining other celebrities who own in the Madison Club golf community, including Cindy Crawford, Kourtney Kardashian and Scooter Braun.

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“Kanye Spends $57 Million On Malibu Concrete-Sculpture House”
Kanye West just paid $57.3 million for a Malibu home designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The 5,700-square-foot home was built using 1,200 tons of poured concrete, 200 tons of steel reinforcement, and is “part house, part sculpture.”

“Rihanna Lists Hollywood Hills Home”
Rihanna has listed her Hollywood Hills home for $7.795 million. It is the home that she bought in 2017 for $6.8 million, but then she moved out after several break-ins. The 7,130-square-foot home with six bedrooms was brand new in 2015. She has been living at her Century City condo since 2014.

“Ryan Seacrest’s $10 Million Discount”
Ryan Seacrest has reduced the asking price on his 8,628-square-foot Beverly Hills home from $85 million to $74.5 million. Seacrest bought the 1963-built home with city and ocean views in 2012 for $36.5 million and then spent millions more to update and remodel. The entire estate includes three acres and extensive gardens, four bedrooms in the main home plus two guest homes and an underground garage.

“Kelly Clarkson Sells Encino Home”
Kelly Clarkson’s home in Encino, California has sold for $8.24 million. The 10,000-square-foot home includes formal living and dining rooms, eight bedrooms, eleven baths, spacious kitchen and a family room. Kelly bought the home in 2018 for $8.5 million.

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“Michelle Pfeiffer Does Fast Sale In Pacific Palisades”
A new home that Michelle Pfeiffer bought less than two years ago in Pacific Palisades for $22.25 million has already sold for $25 million. Michelle and husband, David E. Kelley, have been active in the real estate world, also recently selling a Silicon Valley home for $22 million. They also own at least two other homes.

“Elizabeth Taylor’s Home Gets $11 Million – But Faces Wrecking Ball”
Elizabeth Taylor’s home in L.A.’s Bel Air neighborhood that she bought from Nancy Sinatra in 1981 and lived the rest of her life just sold for $11 million. The 7,000-square-foot home is likely to be demolished and replaced with a much larger home.

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