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Dick Clark’s “Flintstone House” Sells In Malibu After 3 Years on Market.

Dick Clark’s Malibu Retreat sold for $1,777,777 after being listed in 2012.

Dick Clark's "Flinstone House" Sells In Malibu After 3 Years on Market.

Dick Clark’s “Flinstone House” Sells In Malibu After 3 Years on Market.

After 3 years of being on the market, the famous home of the late Dick Clark nicknamed “The Flintstone House” is finally sold for $1,777,777 which is roughly half of what the home originally listed for in 2012 ($3.5 mil).

This home was  a “getaway home” that Dick Clark and his wife built in the 1980’s. The property is 23 acres amid protected land and trails in the Santa Monica Mountains Promontory.  “I came up with the idea that if the house looked like a rock formation, the park conservancy would let us build on top,” architect Phillip Jon Brown told CNNMoney.

The only way you can reach the property is by a three mile drive along a canyon road. The seclusion and feeling of isolation was immense. The unbelievable view that is 360 degrees, including the Pacific Ocean, Boney and Santa Monica Mountains is the ball dropping feature of this rock era enclave. The property is specifically designated for equestrian use which gives it even a more “one with nature” feel to it.

The iconic television personality, who died in 2012 at 82, hosted American Bandstand for more than three decades starting in the 1950’s as well as other game shows.

Clark and his wife Kari were married at 7pm on July 7th, 1977 on 7/7/77 in a ceremony that was rumored to last 17 minutes and had only 7 guests. He is also said to have a post office box numbered 7777.

Dick Clark's "Barney Rubble" Home In Malibu Sells After 3 Years.

Dick Clark’s “Barney Rubble” Home In Malibu Sells After 3 Years.

 

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Darren Sproles Listed his Santaluz Estate for $2.78 mil.

Darren Sproles, ex Charger Player sells his San Diego home.

Darren Sproles Liste His Home In SantaLuz For Sale

Darren Sproles Liste His Home In SantaLuz For Sale

Former Chargers running back Darren Sproles has listed his Santaluz estate for $2.78 million. Sproles, who played for San Diego from 2005 to 2010, bought the 5,957 square-foot home in 2012 for $2.5 million. The property, listed Friday, has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a game room, pool, outdoor kitchen and courtyard with a fireplace. Sproles now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he keeps his permanent home in San Diego. Sproles and his wife Michel figured the regular season would be a good time to try to sell the 1.56 acre property. “It’s their primary residence abd their main concern is just to get something out of it and move on to the next thing and just make sure …

When he played for the Chargers, Sproles lived in a 5,600-square-foot home in the StoneBridge community of Scripps Ranch. He bought the property the property in Santaluz while he played for the New Orleans Saints.

Earlier this year, the Saints traded Sproles to the Eagles. Soon after, Sproles listed his Metairie, La., home for $650,000, which he bought for $595,000 in September 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported

 

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J.D. Salinger’s Home For Sale in New Hampshire for $679,000.

J.D. Salinger, write of “Catcher In The Rye” Estate lists his former house for sale.

Legendary writer J.D. Salinger's home on Cornish Drive in New Hampshire on Market for $679,000.

Legendary writer J.D. Salinger’s home on Cornish Drive in New Hampshire on Market for $679,000.

The former New Hampshire home of J.D. Salinger is for sale, and the secluded retreat on 12 acres is well-suited to the famously reclusive author, who died in 2010.

The “Catcher in the Rye” writer lived in the 2,900-square-foot home after separating from his first wife in the 1950s, according to the listing and an Associated Press report. The home at 342 Lang Rd in Cornish is listed for $679,000.

Salinger lived in New York City when “The Catcher in the Rye” was published, and his first short stories appeared in The New Yorker. He moved to Cornish in 1953 and eventually died there, although not in this home.

The cozy house has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with a brick fireplace and a separate apartment above the garage. The private grounds are green and wooded, with gardens and groomed trails.

Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine[1] in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. In 1951, his novel The Catcher in the Rye was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers.[2] The novel remains widely read and controversial,[a] selling around 250,000 copies a year.

J.D. Salinger, a picture of him in the height of his career.

J.D. Salinger, a picture of him in the height of his career.

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Renee Zellweger Sells Country Home in Connecticut in  for $1.6 million.

Renee Zellweger’s Country Home is in Pomfret Center in Connecticut.

Renee Zellwegers Connecticut Farm Home On Market.

Renee Zellwegers Connecticut Farm Home On Market.

Actress Renee Zellweger’s 1770 Connecticut farmhouse, at 96 Cotton Road in rural Pomfret Center, is on the market for $1.6 million. She renovated the stylish and luxurious country getaway in 2004.

Its 38 acres overlook the Quinebaug River. The 3,463-square-foot main house includes a top-of-the-line kitchen and a bread-oven-equipped family room.

The updated home has old-fashioned charm with exposed beams and architectural details. There is also a guesthouse, a “recreation barn” and a swimming pool.

Zellweger, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Cold Mountain,” broke out with her 1996 performance in “Jerry Maguire” and endeared herself to audiences in “Bridget Jones’s Diary” by wearing giant underpants.

Renee Zellweger bought the 1770 Colonial-Federal residence in 2004 for $1.3 million and extensively renovated it.

Actress Renee Zellweger’s 1770 Connecticut farmhouse, at 96 Cotton Road in rural Pomfret Center, is on the market for $1.6 million

Actress Renee Zellweger’s 1770 Connecticut farmhouse, at 96 Cotton Road in rural Pomfret Center, is on the market for $1.6 million

 

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A Hamptons property has just taken the title of “most expensive home ever sold in the U.S.”

East Hampton 18 Acre Home Just Sold For $147 Million Dollars to Larry Rosenstein of  Jana Partners.

East Hamptons Highest sold home in history of U.S.

East Hamptons Highest sold home in history of U.S.

The 18-acre expanse in East Hampton just sold for $147 million to hedge-fund manager Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partners, according to Curbed Hamptons.

Rosenstein’s new neighbors on exclusive Further Lane include Jerry Seinfeld, hedge-fund manager Jim Chanos, and art dealer Larry Gagosian.

The home was previously owned by the late Christopher H. Browne, the managing director of a New York investment firm who bought it in the late 1990s, according to a 2007 profile in The New York Times. Browne and his partner of 10 years, architect Andrew Gordon, spent much of their time renovating and landscaping the property.

According to Page Six, when Browne died of a heart attack in 2009 in Florida, he left his entire estate to Gordon. However, legal disputes between Gordon’s and Browne’s families raged on until 2012, when Gordon — then dying of cancer — was allowed via a secret settlement to live out the rest of his life in the home he had shared with Browne.

When Gordon passed away this past fall, Browne’s family began quietly shopping around the mansion, according to Page Six. Ultimately, they sold the estate without using a broker, avoiding some serious fees and commissions (which is also why there are no listing photos of the property).

Sources told The New York Post that brokers in the area were “crestfallen” and “furious” that no broker was hired, with one broker saying that the Browne family “closed ranks. It was all very hush-hush.”

The sale easily beat out Connecticut’s 50-acre Copper Beach farm, which sold a month ago for $120 million, and the $132.5 million working Montana Ranch bought by Rams owner Stan Kroenke in 2012.

East Hampton Home is Highest Price Ever to Sell in U.S for $147 Million.

East Hampton Home is Highest Price Ever to Sell in U.S for $147 Million.

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