Sunday, August 28, 2011

Where Celebrities Go to Escape It All

Celebrity getaways are often in luxe locales, such as Seinfeld's mansion in Telluride, CO.
In this paparazzi age, celebrities aren’t even close to safe when they leave Hollywood for vacations. Anyone with an Internet connection or anyone who has waited on a supermarket checkout line is bombarded with images of stars romping in the waves on tropical shores, with captions judging their levels of fitness... or lack thereof.

Hollywood types like to vacation in Malibu, but the following homes are located all over the place—the Caribbean, ski destinations, the downeast coast of Maine, and upstate New York. Oh, and some of them are, in fact, in Malibu.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
0 Broad Beach Rd, Malibu, CA
Value: $14.75 million
Bedrooms / Baths: 4 / 5
Square Footage: 4,300
This oceanfront property saw extensive rennovation in 2005.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have previously offered their Balinese-styled getaway home on the celebrity-studded Broad Beach for rent in the summers for $95,000 a month, and now it’s it's for sale , or for rent at a reduced rental price of $80,000. Reduced or not, that's still a lot of scratch. What would the renter or purchaser get for all that? The home includes three suites (the master bath has a Chinese onyx spa-inspired bath), a media room, a designer kitchen, plus a guest house with meditation or guest room, and a workout room.
Kelsey Grammer
256 Tall Timber Rd, Avon, CO
Value: $7.9 million
Bedrooms / Baths: 6 / 8
Square Footage: 8,500

In addition to the lavish accoutrement, the house enjoys spectacular mountain views.
Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name. Or maybe not, because Kelsey Grammer, the former "Cheers" TV show star, is selling his enormous mountain ski retreat that was once featured in Architectural Digest.
Grammer has been on TV much longer than he’s been a skier—he’d only been at it for about two years when he bought the house. In addition to the wine cellar, stone flooring, vaulted ceilings, nanny quarters, and deck, the structure’s building materials have an intriguing history. The hardwood was salvaged from an 18th-century Chicago warehouse.

Martha Stewart
Mount Desert Island, ME
Value: Unavailable, but see below comment regarding purchase price
Bedrooms / Baths: unavailable
Square Footage: 35,000
It's not just the interior that dazzles; her 63-acre retreat includes wooded trails and lush gardens.
It’s well known around Seal Harbor that Martha Stewart has been a summer resident for more than a decade. Her getaway home on 63 acres, Skylands, was originally built for automobile tycoon Edsel Ford in 1925, with grounds designed by Jens Jensen. Martha is only the third owner, and told The New York Times, “I won't even say the price, but you can say it was one of the best purchases of property since the Louisiana Purchase.”
That bargain included the cars and original furniture. Even the refrigerators are original, and in the same article Stewart reports they are working just fine: “You can put a whole cow in them. They're fabulous.” We could tell you more about the property here, or you can see every detail and photo one superfan blogger has managed to gather.
The following Skylands detail is unsubstantiated Internet fodder, but entertaining nonetheless: One unflattering account of Stewart's wrath on trespassers mentions that the stones on Skylands’ pink granite drive are annually removed, washed, and then replaced.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Malibu, CA
Value: $9.5 million
Bedrooms / Baths: 5 / 5
Square Footage: 4,500
The Osbournes bought this seaside home in 2003 for $5.1 million.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have been unloading a bit of real estate lately, such as the home featured on their reality series—later sold to Christina Aguilera—and their main residence, a mansion in Hidden Hills, Calif. The couple have been trying to sell or rent out this midcentury beachfront home for years, formerly listing the rent at rates as varied as $25,000 and $40,000. It has a library, walk-in closets, security features, and multiple beachfront decks and terraces.

Jerry Seinfeld
225 Raspberry Patch, Telluride, CO
Value: $18.3 million
Bedrooms / Baths: 11 / 12.5
Square Footage: 14,200
The ranch-styled mansion offers breath-taking views of Sunshine & Wilson Peak.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s massive Telluride, Colo., compound on nearly 27 acres is being offered fully furnished. The renovated circa-1991 mansion has a wet bar, lofts, and a guesthouse. As for those beautiful natural surroundings, outdoor features include a 5,500-square-foot deck, which is an expanse bigger than many people’s actual homes. (“What is the deal with that?”) The property also includes hiking trails and a creek, and views of Sunshine and Wilson Peak.


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Ron said...

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