Rabu, 14 November 2012

Jane Fonda's new house

Location: Beverly Hills, CA Price: $7.3 million

Eco-friendly and fabulous, the new home of Jane Fonda and Richard Perry http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-jane-fonda-20121113,0,1394749.story

Emma Stone's new house

Location: Beverly Hills, CA Price: $2.5 million

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are taking on the Beverly Hills real estate scene together http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2012/11/emma-and-andrew-shack-up-in-beverly.html

Magnificent Talent - Alberto Pinto - Haute Interior Design

Hello BlogFriends,

Let me tell you about one of my biggest eclectic references from the design world, ever! I think of him every time someone tells me that certain decorator can only do a certain style....

Borrowing from various cultural influences from his earliest childhood, Alberto Pinto, is an amazing inescapable actor of interior design.

After having attended the “Ecole du Louvre” in Paris, he created a photography agency in New York (USA) specializing in decoration and interior design. It is during these shoots in Mexico, England, Italie or India that he acquired his taste for design, the sense of volumes and the game of colors.

In entire confidentiality and the most total discretion, Alberto Pinto creates on all the continents private residences, palaces, offices or even private jets and yatch  for the greats of this world. More over, his high-end clientele all agree he has brought interior design up to the status of “Haute Interior Design.” His range of styles is outstanding, from completely modern to absolute palace styles e can create the most amazing interiors. 

Queridas Blogamigas, 
Queria partilhar convosco os trabalhos de uma das minhas maiores referências ecléticas no mundo do design! O designer Alberto Pinto (pelo nome parece mas não é Português) Eu penso nele todas as vezes que ouço alguém dizer que determinado decorador só consegue fazer determinado estilo .... Eu acho que um bom decorador com orçamento, consegue trabalhar com todos os estilos...

Com inúmeras influências culturais na sua infância, Alberto Pinto, é um verdadeiro 'actor' do design de interiores.

Depois de ter estudado história de arte na "Ecole du Louvre", em Paris, criou uma agência de fotografia em Nova York (EUA), especializada em decoração e design de interiores, e é nas viagens de trabalho que adquiriu o gosto pelo desenho, as volumetrias e jogos de cores.

Em quase absoluto sigilo e discrição, Alberto Pinto cria em todos os continentes, residências particulares, escritórios, palácios ou jatos privados, para os grandes milionários.  Conhecido entre os seus clientes como o artista do "Design de Interiores de alta costura", a sua variedade de estilos é surpreendente, desde completamente moderno ao verdadeiramente palaciano é capaz de criar os ambientes mais surpreendentes. Vejam as fotos e vão perceber o que quero dizer...

 Residencial / Residências Privadas

Corporate / Empresas

Classic Interiors / Projectos Clássicos

Hotels / Hotéis

Private Jets / Jactos Privados

Isn't it amazing?!


 Não é fabuloso o estilo dele?!
(...que por acaso estudou história de arte e não tem um curso de decoraçãos!!)

Ana Antunes
(Thank you for sharing my passion for beautiful homes)

Selasa, 13 November 2012

Adam Levine's new house

These days the 5 in Maroon 5 could represent monetary value as in $5 million after Adam Levine buys a home the Beverly Crest area of LA for just a smidge under that amount. Full scoop http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-20121111,0,2994080.story

Actor James Franco's new house

Get the full skinny on James Franco's new Los Angeles diggs in Silver Lake here http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2012/11/james-franco-put-down-property-roots-in.html

Celebrity Real Estate: The Estate of Master Impressionist and Comedian, Fred Travalena, Lists in Encino

Image courtesy Rodeo Realty
The estate of the late Fred Travalena aka "The Man of a Thousand Faces" and "Mr. Everybordy" have listed his long time home in Encino for $1,394,500 which was originally listed on July 28, 2012 for $1,425,000 which was reduced by $30,500 to the current asking price. 

Fred Travalena started in the industry as a regular performer on The ABC Comedy Hour for which he gained notoriety for his impersonations of celebrities. It is said that he had a repertoire of more then 360 celebrity, political, and cartoon-character voices including Clint Eastwood, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Johnny Mathis, Bruce Springsteen, and Luciano Pavarotti (LA Times). He also performed voice-overs, made guest appearances on games hows, and acted in movies playing the radio DJ, "Madman Mancuso" in the 1978 movie, The Buddy Holly Story. In 2005, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Fred passed away on June 28, 2009 at the age of 66 in his Encino home due to complications with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and prostate cancer. You can read his obituary at the LA Times written by Dennis McLellan on June 30, 2009.  Below is a clip of Fred doing an impersonation on The Late Show with David Lettermen and The Tonight Show hosted by George Carlin. 

According to the listing, the 4 Beds/5 Baths on 3,646sqft on a total lot size of 0.52 acres built in 1956 states:
Come see this charming, well maintained, South-of-the-boulevard home in a prime Encino location. This celebrity-owned, Cape Cod property features 4 bedrooms (2 of which are Jack and Jill), 5 bathrooms, a separate studio/office with its own private entrance and bathroom, wood beamed ceilings, wood floors, formal dining room, a family room, and a large breakfast room with sliding French doors that lead out to a secluded patio. The newer kitchen is light and bright with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, stainless steel cooktop and recessed lighting. The quaint living room has a cozy brick fireplace and a bay window. The picturesque backyard offers a pool, spa in a tranquil setting. Upstairs you will find your spacious master suite with a brick fireplace and walk-in closet. This is a must-see property with old world charm and sophistication.
Its not known when Fred Travalena purchased his Encino home but a likely date may either be on August 2, 1977 or June 25, 1991 but I cannot confirm. Also, its not known where Fred Travalena's wife, Lois, who is also a singer is heading off to so we wish her the best of luck.

The Travalena's  face some serious competition as the Encino market has been hit lately with high priced celebrity homes considering the following homes which are currently available:
  1. David Hasselhoff's long time Encino Mansion currently priced at $3,795,000.
  2. Joe Simpson's Royal Oaks Mansion which is currently listed for $4,395,000
  3. The former Al Jolson Estate which was owned by Charlie Sheen at one time is listed for $6.5 million. 
  4. The former home of Selena Gomez is available for $3,699,0000. 
  5. Heidi Saban Stills (father is billionaire Haim Saban) home is available for $2,999,000. 
  6. The former Macy Gray home is available for $5.9 million.
  7. The former Joey Lawrence home is available for $2.250 million. 
There are many celebrities who previously or currently call Encino home like Tori Spelling (former), Scott Baio (former), the Jackson Family compound, Leighton Meester, Annette Funicello's fire destroyed home, Brian Bloom, Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert (former), Vampire Diaries Director (former), Jennifer Morrison (former), Dave Grohl, Donald Penn, and Shirley MacLaine (former) to name a few (or several).

You can view more Celebrity Real Estate here.

Restored House in Provence

Good morning, dear friends. Thanks so much for your comments and e-mails with words of encouragement. I really appreciate them.
On to our tour then!
In an exceptional setting of vineyards, woods and olive groves, this 18th century bastide in Provence had been abandoned for 50 years before Marie and Philippe Guillanton brought it back to life. Come and have a look with me.