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Frances Bean Cobain all grown up…..


Frances Bean, daughter of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and singer/actress/tabloid filler Courtney Love, grew up. Off course she did, but somehow it shock me to realize she is old enough to buy a house! And a nice one might I add. When her father killed himself in 1994, a trust fund was set up for her to ensure financial security. With Nirvana being one of the best-selling bands of all time, the dough surely rolled in last year when she turned 18. The house she bought is modest, both in size and price, but nice enough for a 19-year-old!

The house is a 1930’s Spanish style home with 3.350 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 3,5 baths in a quiet canyon in the Hollywood Hills. Mrs Bean reportedly paid $1,825,000 for it. It retains many of the original architectural and decorative details such as hand-forged iron work, colorful decorative tiles, numerous stained and leaded glass windows, hand-stenciled wood beams, and vintage light fixtures and hardware. I absolutely love it to be honest.

Frances Bean Cobains Los Angeles crib

Frances Bean Cobain's Los Angeles crib

 

Source: The Real Estalker. Check out her blog here!

Charlie Sheen’s old home


Running behind a bit as it was on the market back in 2009, but I found these pics of Charlie Sheen’s former home on Hooked on Houses. I really like the decor bar the dining room chairs. Those I do NOT like. Love the study however. Very inspiring as I am currently researching a possible redecorating of my own study.

Charlie Sheen's old home

Love the vaulted ceiling with the beams!

Yep, pretty much perfect sitting room.....

Not a big fan of the chairs, to say the least...

I absolutely love this study.....

This house looks like it was decorated by Jon Hutman and Beth Rubino who team up frequently to style the movies of Nancy Meyer.

 

Barbie´s new career, and her new home to boast..


Barbie, yes, that Barbie, has switched careers. Mattel’s latest addition to their Barbie I Can Be line of dolls is Barbie Architect, complete with a blueprint holder (in pink, obviously), builder hat, and black smart-looking glasses. Mattel partnered with members of the American Institute of Architects to make sure her outfit reflects that of what a real architect would wear. (erhm… OK….)

Architect Barbie and a model of one of her designs

That same partnership resulted in a competition for Barbie’s new dream home.

The design brief was written in “Barbie’s voice.” It includes phrases like “I love to entertain,” and “as the original fashionista, you can imagine how large my closet needs to be!”

Barbie's new home designed by Ting Li and Maja Paklar

The lucky winners are Ting Li and Maja Paklar who hope to “encourage more young female architects to flex their design muscles.” I must say, playing with Barbie as a kid myself sparked my interest in interior design too! I never actually played with the dolls but by god, her home was always perfect!

 

 

Anna Nicole Smith´s mansion on the market


Four years after the blonde bombshell´s untimely passing, her house has been put on the market. The big, ugly pinkish building is listed for a meager $1,75 million. This is still quite a wad of cash for most of us, but for a house in the Hollywood Hills of this size, and with these views, it´s a bit of a steal.

The house boasts stunning views of Los Angeles and smog filled skies

The house is currently owned by the estate of Anna Nicole, under the control of her lawyer Howard K. Stern and her holding company Hot Smoochie Lips Inc. Rumour has it that the house is put up for sale to pay for the care of Daniellynn, Anne Nicole´s baby with Larry Birkhead.

Custom Chandeliers throughout the house

Vaulted Ceilings in the living room with views of the canyons and the city

Houseboat by +31 architects


Some of you design buffs based in the Netherlands might have seen this before  as it was heavily featured in the national press, but I still want to share it on my blog.

De Omval Houseboat designed by +31 architects

This houseboat in the Amstel river in Amsterdam was designed by +31 Architects. They are known for other houseboat projects in the Amsterdam area. The boat is a streamlined glass panes design allowing maximum use of natural light. It reminds me a bit of the Elicium building at the Rai conference center, designed by Benthem Crouwel architects.

Houseboat de Omval by +31 architects

The boat might be very modern, but it was designed to reflect the shape of other houseboats in the canals and rivers of Amsterdam. Neighbours and council alike are very enthusiastic about it. Personally, I feel like I have seen it before.

What do you think?

$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