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Rachel Zoe’s got her work cut out for her in her new house


She sure has some styling to do! Celebrity fashion designer and stylist Rachel Zoe bought a new house, and boy does it need work!! A simple paint job is not going to cut it. This needs a lot of TLC, eye for detail and money… lots of money. And she had such a nice house! 

 

Rachel Zoe’s new home. Pictures courtesy of the Real Estalker

Read the whole story at the fantastic blog of  The real Estalker

Have a yabbadabbadoo time in this house in Malibu!


Had to post this. It’s been done before for sure, or at least contemplated, and I still think the architects of Maison Bulles in Théoule-sur-Mer France were inspired by the Flinstones, or possibly the Jetsons. But never have I seen a house so in keep with the theme as this one. It’s in Malibu, off course it is. TV host Dick Clark  decided to put it on the market shortly before his death in April this year. My guess is that the asking price of ‘only’ $3,500,000 is because it is not everybody’s taste. Cause if it is, and you’re rich, than the house with its magical ocean views is yours for a price well under what the neighbours paid!

For more check this post on Homeadore.com

Hunky brit actor sells his modest bungalow


So I heard from Big Mama, of Real Estalker fame, that Jason Statham, an actor we like for the very obvious reasons, is selling his Mid-Century architectural gem above the Sunset Strip.  Listing information shows it has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a swimming pool and a smallish yet private and secluded garden.  With 2281 square feet it is modestly sized. But the location is sure going to attract buyers who like to combine the hustle and bustle of the strip with the quiet and calm of the hills. I love those glass-wood-graphic-open style homes. This one reminds me a bit of the home of Colin Firth in A Single Man. 

Jason Statham home

It’s on the market for $2,749,000

Jason Statham Home

$42.000.000 for Jennifer Aniston’s home


Yes, you read that right, and no, I didn’t put in a zero too many……..

Jennifer Aniston is selling her house in, where else, Beverly Hills California and listed it for a heart stopping 42 million dollars. For that you get a lot, but seriously.. $42.000.000? Is it honestly worth that much? Or does it help that Jen is the seller?

Jennifer Aniston's house in Beverly Hills

The house is massive, and has gorgeous views. It sits on nearly an acre of land and measures around 10,000 square feet with a total of 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms including the staff suite and expansive master bedroom suite with two spa like bathrooms. And to imagine that Miss Aniston is very very single. Maybe that’s why she is moving? 5 bedrooms and 7,5 bathrooms (a half bathroom in Americano speak means just a loo) might be pushing it a bit on your own?

Jennifer Aniston's $42.000.000 listed Beverly Hills home

Rumour has it, she is buying three new homes, all in NYC. They are now listed separately, but are adjacent so can be joined and remodeled into one big apartment.

Images courtesy of The Real Estalker

Oops, I’m moving again


What a little rehab and time on the couch can do for you huh? Well, it might not immediately revamp your career but it does make you want to start fresh. Thus proves pop sensation has-been Britney Spears. She reportedly paid $12,900.000 for this ultra-luxurious pad in Hidden Hills California.

La Spears' new home

Her house is huge! A staggering 9,107 square feet, which roughly translates to 850 m2. It has 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, a ball room, two staff apartments, guest quarters, a wine cellar, chef’s kitchen and a games room. The landscaped garden boasts a tennis court, a pool and several hot tubs.

Landscaped garden

Hidden hills is a private, gated community for the über rich and wealthy. Britney will be hooding it up with the Kardashians, the Osbournes and Melissa Etheridge to name a few. As it is gated, paparazzi won’t be following her every move or shave.

Sitting room

Ballroom

Source Homebunch.com

Shop on TV and movie sets


Say you’re watching Will & Grace and the shirt Will is wearing strikes your fancy, you just have to have Grace’s shoes, or you cannot get your eyes off Jack’s blue vintage sofa. Where to start?

There are a few shops in the greater Los Angeles area and cities like London that sell items worn by characters in famous TV shows. But obviously, online is your best bet. For instance, every now and then e-Bay auctions props or clothes used in TV series or movies. But chances are very very slim that they happen to sell Grace’s shoes or Jack’s sofa.

A few online outlets and initiatives claim they can help you find pretty much any item seen on TV. They must be in frequent touch with set designers, stylists and prop masters in Hollywood to live up to this, or they might just be promising more than they can live up to. Let’s put a few of them to the test.

First of is seenon.com. If you’ve seen it on TV, in a movie, or on a movie star; there’s a chance they know where to find it.  A true pity is that they focus mainly on clothes and accessories and less on decorative items and furniture. However, if you are into fashion,  this site is a true treasure chest. You can look up pretty much any show and then browse articles per character. Grace Adler has over 50 pairs of shoes on here.

They do have information  on Jack’s blue sofa though.

Jack's apartment in Will & Grace

Jack's apartment in Will & Grace

The sofa is Arne Jacobsen’s Swan Sofa, actually designed in 1958. The entire set, including the two chairs, are part of that line. Numerous shops sell this design classic, yet the shop seenon.com links to seems to be sold out. But have a look in Google and you should be able to score one near your home. Further to this sofa, they only offer furniture for three movies. Sex and the City, The Princess Diaries and License to Wed. 

 

Another website is Famous Fashions, again focusing mainly, if not solely, on clothing and accessories.  And the Club World, the US TV network and home to shows like 90210, Gossip Girl and Supernatural will soon launch a feature, Style, where viewers can find shopping information on items worn in the show.

 To find fashion donned by the stars proves to be not too hard. To find out where to buy their character’s sofa or vase seems to be a lot harder.

Backlot props, a website auctioning off and listing props used in movies and TV shows offers hope. The orange chairs used in the movie Dukes of Hazard as seen in the below frame can be found through here for example.  

Orange brawl bar chairs

Orange brawl bar chairs

Backlotprops.com

Backlotprops.com

Yet a search for other furniture brings back very little result. Yet again it’s mainly clothes that are listed here. Also, the list of movies of which one can browse props is limited.

 

Star Wars fans can get their kicks on this site.  The aptly called Movieprop.com features many links to certified replica dealers of masks and swords used in this epic science fiction flick and all the episodes and sequels to follow.

Yet for a simple old fashioned guy like myself who likes to know where to buy Will’s stunning faux-antique secretary desk as pictured in the image below, it is a grim grim world.

Will's living room

Will's living room on display in the library of Emerson college where W&G creator Max Mutchnick was a student

It’s pretty isn’t it? Maybe I should send an email to the set decorator Melinda Ritz herself?