Extreme Real Estate: Celeb Homes


Some people are famous for their acting abilities and award winning performances on the silver screen, others land in the limelight for allowing cameras into their homes to film the nitty-gritty of their daily lives. Either way, like regular people, famous folks sometimes move to new houses and the old ones become, for better or worse, forever associated with the patina of their previous celebrity inhabitants.


Reality Television Stars’ Real Home
Before tabloid tattered reality television superstars Jon and Kate Gosselin struck it rich with their hit show Jon and Kate Plus 8 and moved to their $1.3M celebrity style digs in Wernersville, PA, they occupied a much more modest house. EverERE: Gosselin since moving to a spread more suitable for raising 8 children–including a set of septuplets, the Gosselins have been trying to sell their former home in sleepy Elizabethtown, PA which is currently listed at $315,000.

The brick fronted Cape style house sits on a grassy 1/3-acre lot and includes 4-5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms as well as formal living and dining rooms, an eat in kitchen with an adjacent 30-foot long family room. Additional amenities include new bamboo floors, a geothermal heating system with an electric backup, a large covered deck and, because laundry was and is a never ending chore in the Gosselin household, a gigantic laundry room with 2 sets of washers and dryers.

For more information contact Debbie Tobias & Lotier (717) 533-6222 at Brownstone Real Estate.

Hollywood Glamour in the Desert
Because of its proximity to Hollywood, Palm Springs has always been a wintertime playground for entertainment luminaries and Tinseltown types such as Cher, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Cary Grant whose former home in the aptly named Movie Colony neighborhood is listed for sale. The asking price is $4,995,000.

Built in 1927 as an exact replica of an Andalusian farmhouse, the walled and gated 1.5-acre estate was bought by the debonair actor in 1952. Grant dubbed the property Las Palomas (The Doves) and occupied it until 1972. The meticulously maintained estate includes a main house and a Wallace Neff designed guesthouse. There is 6,000 sq. ft. of combined living space with a total of 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The living room ceiling rises to a staggering 40-feet and much of the original details have been preserved including the Talatrava tiles and five fireplaces.

The exterior spaces include numerous terraces and balconies, large expanses of lawn, lush landscaping and a saltwater swimming pool for taking the edge off the blistering desert temperatures.

For more information, contact Tyler Morgan at (760) 883-1492 at Pacific Union.

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