Hulk Hogan's Belleair Estate Sells for $6.2 Million

Formerly listed on, Hulk Hogan's Chateau de Willadel in Belleair, Florida has sold for $6.7 million. Modeled after a French country chateau, the 17,000-square-foot chateau features 5 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with a butler's pantry, a large exercise room with a glass-enclosed spa next to it, an outdoor patio, a 2-tier waterfall pool, a boathouse, two boat lifts, and gorgeous views of Tampa Bay. Chateau de Willadel has been featured on the cover of duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes® with an original asking price of $25 million.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Purchases Maui Property

Reported by the Wall Street Journal, Aerosmith lead singer and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler, bought an oceanfront home on the exclusive South Maui coast. Makena is also said to have other notable owners from the entertainment world such as Jennifer Aniston, and Clint Eastwood and Oprah, and from the financial luminaries including Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel.

Mr. Tyler's new abode is 2 bedroom / 3.5 bathroom Makena home on 1/4 acre, which was originally offered at $6.495M but sold for $4.8M (one of the best values in Makena real estate). Featuring over 3,000 square feet of interior space boasting a floor-to-ceiling aquarium, the interior is seemlessly paired with 1,400 square feet of covered outdoor living space, showcasing a very distinctive 'Old Hawaii' feel to it reminiscent of Hawaii's rich history. A salt-water pool overlooking the ocean provides the ideal setting for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. It also enjoys a very unique location on a promontory, surrounding the property on 3 sides by the ocean.

For the fortunate few qualified buyers who are interested in enjoying a life of luxury in the ultimate island setting, the Makena and Wailea real estate will offer among the best options in the world.

This blog post was contributed by Alex Cortez, a Realtor with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, specializing in Wailea Luxury Condominiums.

Heath Ledger's Mid-Century "Tree House" on the Market

Heath Ledger's former home in the Hollywood Hills is back on the market. The home, which includes 1,861 square feet of living space and an additional 2,500 square feet of outdoor entertaining space is nestled on an "ultra-private" lot, among aging sycamore trees and lush hills. Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams purchased the home in 2005 from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for $2.1 million and lived in it with their daughter until the couple split in 2007. The home sold following Ledger's untimely death for $2.5 million, and has been on and off the market numerous times since then.

The "Tree House", built in 1951, includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Spances of outdoor space include a projection cinema, a gourmet barbeque area and multiple other seating and entertainment areas. Like most other A-list homes in the area the property includes a long gated driveway and state-of-the-art security monitoring systems.

Ledger's home is currently being offered at $2.995 million and is located in Laurel Canyon.

Photos and Blog Zillow Blog

Candy Spelling's "The Manor" Purchased by British Heiress Petra Eccelstone

The world's most expensive estate, "The Manor", is about to be purchased by 22-year-old British heiress Petra Eccelstone - daughter of British billionaire and Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone - after being on the market since 2009.

The 57,000-square-foot property is currently owned by Candy Spelling, widow of the late TV producer Aaron Spelling. When the estate was initially listed, Mrs. Spelling put a price tag of $150 million on it and refused to lower the price during the height of the housing market downturn. The sale price has not been disclosed.

The Manor sits on five acres and has multiple luxury amenities, including a bowling alley, a beauty salon, several gift-wrapping rooms, parking for 100 cars, a double staircase inspired by "Gone With The Wind", a flower-cutting room, a china room, and a library where Mrs. Spelling bound her husband's scripts.

Photo via Luxist; story via Wall Street Journal.

Anna Kournikova Selling $9.4 Million Miami Beach House

Tennis star Anna Kournikova has put her Mediterranean-style Miami Beach house on the market for $9.4 million. The 7-bedroom home boasts both canal and bay front views, a coral rock pool deck, a private sauna, and a 2-story guest house... but no tennis court.

Via Yahoo! Sports

duPont REGISTRY Top 16 - Celebrity Homes

Realtors: Is one of your properties a Top 16-worthy Celebrity Home?

They’re where our favorite actors, musicians, television personalities and athletes go to retreat. Our idols could have multiple acres of land in a secluded town to keep the paparazzi out, or they could have a penthouse in a big city where they know they’ll be seen entering the building they live in. Or maybe they have an oceanfront property to make it seem like they’re always on vacation. Though the homes of celebrities could be extremely different, one thing’s certain: living the life of the rich and the famous isn’t just a dream – it’s a reality with the Top 16 Celebrity Homes.

Reserve advertising space in our 16th Anniversary Issue by May 24. All properties chosen for the Top 16 Celebrity Home will be featured in a future blog posting, as well as on the duPont REGISTRY A Buyer's Gallery of Fine Homes official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Readers, stay tuned! Our Top 16's will be released with the 16th Anniversary August Issue!

For more information about the 16th Anniversary Issue, click here.

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Jennifer Aniston Selling Luxury Mansion in Beverly Hillls For 42 Million...

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JENNIFER Aniston is selling her newly-renovated Beverly Hills mansion.  The former Friends actress is quietly working with a real estate broker to unload the 9,000-plus square foot property.  The pad is on the market for a whopping $42 million. Aniston bought the property in 2006 for $13.5 million.

One year ago, Jen opened the doors of her estate — which has sweeping views of Los Angeles — to Architectural Digest and they featured a spread in their March 2010 issue.  “I am so proud of this house,” Jen said at the time. “And I want to celebrate the people who made it: the master craftsmen who poured so much of themselves into its creation.”

Jennifer recently revealed she wants to move back to New York.  The actress has been spotted looking at a $15 million West Village condominium apartment, and has confessed she misses the city where she spent most of her childhood.

“I’ve been looking and looking and looking. I grew up in New York. I miss it,” she said.  “There is nothing like being in the city that is just the city of Everyman. It’s all walks of life – I love that!”

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