$49M ‘Ocean Dream’ in the Hamptons Is Most Expensive New Listing


For the first time in decades, a waterfront estate in Southampton, NY, known as “Ocean Dream” has washed onto the market. The 80-year-old abode is now available for $49 million, and ranks as this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®.

The owners, a couple who fell for each other, and then this Hamptons home, purchased the place back in the late 1990s, according to the website 27east.com.

It had been owned by Anne Ford, the daughter of Henry Ford, before being sold to George and Patty Kraus in January 1998 for $5.5 million. Given the location, the couple considered the price “the last bargain on the East End.”

A bargain no more, the home with a “sterling provenance” sits on a private drive off exclusive Gin Lane.

Built in 1940, the 7,500-square-foot, shingled home is wrapped with porches and decks on the first and second floors, allowing for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. A path leads to the beach, and French doors open out to the pool.

The couple reportedly overhauled the place after they bought it, tapping William Sclight, a well-known Hamptons architect based in Water Mill, NY, for the job. That was decades ago, and a buyer will probably plan to make a few updates to the interior.

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“Ocean Dream” in the Hamptons

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Guests enter into a front foyer with a view straight through to the ocean-side covered deck. The layout incorporates nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and three partial baths.

Other key spaces include a living room, media room, sunroom, formal dining room, butler’s pantry, and dine-in kitchen with morning room. Several French doors open to the decks overlooking the pool.

On the second floor, you’ll find the master suite with multiple dressing rooms and access to the ocean-view deck. Additional spaces include a third-floor family room, office, a gym, staff quarters, three-car garage, and connecting poolhouse. 

The listing calls the home “well-loved and maintained for generations,” and a “rare opportunity to own one of Southampton’s finest oceanfront estates.” 

Set on 3.7 acres, the home offers private access to the beach, manicured landscaping, a grass tennis court, and a putting green. Shopping and restaurants are a short distance away.

Harald Grant with Sotheby’s International Realty-Southampton Brokerage holds the listing. 



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Priscilla Presley Lists Longtime Beverly Hills Home for $16M


Priscilla Presley has listed her longtime Beverly Hills residence, Variety reported. She’s asking $15,995,000 for the home.

The European-style villa is available for the first time in over 45 years, according to the listing, and has been “lovingly maintained by the current owner.”

The listing describes the gated property as a “secluded resort hideaway” that is “so rare today.” Surrounded by verdant grounds, this “true sanctuary” lies within the city limits of Beverly Hills.

The layout of the compound includes a 8,550-square-foot main house with seven bedrooms, including three bedrooms downstairs, as well as staff quarters. A guest suite with a separate entrance is located above the garage. 

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Living room with fireplace and French doors

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Inside, the floor plan includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a dining room topped with a chandelier, and a wood-paneled den. 

Other details include beamed, vaulted ceilings, a stone staircase, arched doorways, and multiple French doors. Nearly every room opens out onto gardens, terraces, and grassy lawns.

Upstairs, the master suite includes two baths and a private terrace. 

Set on 1 acre, the densely landscaped grounds include a pool and lighted tennis court, connected by brick pathways and surrounded by shrubs, grass, and mature trees. An outdoor fireplace is emblazoned with the home’s moniker, Villa Nostra. 

Last year, Presley sold a family home in the upscale enclave of Brentwood. Built in 1949, the ranch-style abode had been the home of her mother, Ann Lillian Wagner-Beaulieu, who died in 2005, and her stepfather, Joseph Beaulieu, who died in 2018.

Presley listed the property in 2019 for $3.65 million “as-is in its current condition with no credits or repairs by seller.” It sold over the asking price, for $3.8 million.

Presley, 75, was married to the legendary Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973. She has been involved in the operations of her ex (who died in 1977) through Elvis Presley Enterprises, which turned his Tennessee mansion, Graceland, into a top tourist attraction.

She is also a producer of an animated Netflix show, “Agent King,” which imagines Elvis as a spy undertaking secret missions for the U.S. government. 

Jonah Wilson with Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.



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Golfer Jim Furyk Takes Another Swing at Selling $4.7 Maui Mansion


Pro golfer Jim Furyk is taking another swing at selling his lovely home in Lahaina, HI. The Maui mansion is available for $4.7 million.

The spectacular island getaway has come on and off the market for over a decade, with an asking price of as much as $7.5 million back in 2008.

Over the years, that has been whittled down, to $6.9 million in 2012 and then two years later, to $5.9 million. In 2016, the home was listed for $5.49 million. Last summer, the price dropped to $4.7 million. It was relisted this week at that same amount.

Even with the multiple price cuts, the golfer could still come out on top. Furyk, 50, bought the tropical property in 1999 for $940,000 and subsequently added a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse.

Set on 2.53 landscaped acres, the secluded retreat offers an infinity pool plus awe-inspiring views of Molokai and the Pacific Ocean.

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Built in 2001, the main house includes three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 4,090 square feet of living space.

The open floor plan offers two master suites, an open gourmet kitchen, a great room with living and dining areas, and an office. The interior has wood beams, walls of windows that open onto the outdoor patio, and a hand-laid rock fireplace.

The property also features an office, a workout room, and a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The outdoor space has a covered barbecue area and fireplace, plus a pool and spa.

Most of the rooms offer easy access to the outside, and the grounds include a motor court with a porte-cochère, as well as a three-car garage.

Given its owner, it’s not surprising that the home overlooks the fairways of the PGA championship Plantation Golf Course, also the site of Furyk’s victory at the Mercedes-Benz Championship in 2001. Born in Pennsylvania, he resides in Florida.

Furyk currently tees it up on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. He’s won 17 PGA Tour events and has one major championship win—the 2003 U.S. Open. He also holds the record for the lowest round score in PGA Tour history, earning him the nickname “Mr. 58.”

Robert Myers with Coldwell Banker Island Prop-KP holds the listing.



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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Selling Stylish Beverly Hills Home


John Legend appeared at the piano looking right at home for the final night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Meanwhile, he and his model wife, Chrissy Teigen, have placed their photogenic mansion in Beverly Hills, CA, on the market for $23.95 million.

The couple have been sheltering in place during the pandemic in this stunning space, according to the Wall Street Journal.

But with a third child on the way, the family, which includes Teigen’s mother, are about to move on, the WSJ notes.

They bought the contemporary residence—formerly owned by Rihanna—in 2016, for $14.1 million. Old listing photos show the interiors to be a minimalist stark white. Legend and Teigen tapped their long-time designer, Don Stewart, to “reimagine it,” according to the WSJ.

The result has a much warmer feel, along with a professional-grade kitchen for Teigen, who often films herself preparing mouthwatering meals there on Instagram.

For fans who follow Teigen on social media, the home will look very familiar. Let’s take a peek.

Spread over 8,250 square feet, the seven-bedroom floor plan begins with a dramatic entry. Ceilings of 33-feet and a sculptural staircase greet you as you walk in.

The huge great room currently features Legend’s grand piano, a cozy fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows with canyon views.

The state-of-the art kitchen is the backdrop for many of Teigen’s cooking videos, and includes three ovens, two stovetops, and an island perfect for presenting tutorials. 

Design details include patterned ceilings from Thailand, oak floors, clay and steel-rolled walls, onyx sinks, and Italian quartz counters.

All seven bedrooms include their own balconies and en suite baths. The opulent master bedroom features a fireplace with a large balcony, as well as a jaw-dropping glam room and dressing rooms.

Outdoors, the grounds include a saltwater pool and hot tub, a wood-burning oven and chef’s grill, plus a pergola, and canyon views “reminiscent of Tuscany,” the listing notes. The layout also includes a plush home theater and a huge gym.

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Entry and grand piano

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Living room with walls of windows

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Professional-grade kitchen of Instagram fame

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Jaw-dropping custom closets

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Outdoor kitchen and pergola

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Legend and Teigen love real estate

The couple have a taste for high-end real estate on both coasts. In New York City, they let go of a two-bedroom Broome Street loft in 2016 that had been listed for $4 million. 

They returned to the neighborhood in 2018, to purchase a $9 million penthouse with room for their growing family. The 2,600-square-foot condo features a landscaped terrace with an outdoor kitchen.

Earlier this year, the talented twosome expanded their real estate empire by purchasing a second Nolita penthouse, next door to the one they already own, for a hair under $8 million. The more than 3,500 square feet of living space include three floors and three bedrooms, a projection room, a great room, and a 1,500-square-foot roof terrace with New York City views and an outdoor kitchen.

Before their current Beverly Hills home, the two owned a midcentury Hollywood Hills home featured both in Architectural Digest and in the TV series “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” That home sold in 2014 for $2 million. 

Legend is one of only 15 EGOT artists, having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony over the course of his illustrious career. The multitalented Teigen is hosting a show on Quibi, has published two popular cookbooks, and maintains a massive following on Instagram. 

Marshall Peck of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.



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$52M Oceanfront Retreat in Hamptons Is Most Expensive New Listing


The Hamptons are hot, as city dwellers search for an escape. For those with deep pockets, there’s always a way to beat the heat.

Which brings us to a modern vacation home with beachfront bragging rights that’s waded onto the market for $52 million. The price tag makes it this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®.

The spectacular spread is set behind a gated entry in Wainscott, NY. The oceanside edifice offers 230 feet of beachfront.

It’s located close to the storied Kilkare estate, which snagged the honor of most expensive listing back in 2017, when it landed on the market for $55 million. 

The property sold in 2015 for $16.5 million, and construction on this home was completed in 2018. The modern home is described in the listing details as a “flawless symphony of architecture, construction, landscape design, and interior composition.”

We’ll agree the teak and stucco structure hits all the right notes. The unique residence designed by Barnes Coy Architects is connected by “three pavilions,” linked by stairways and elongated passageways. 

The angular abode features an inverted V-shaped roof. Inside, the bold lines continue with an “inverted teak pyramid” that comes within 9 feet of the floor, according to the firm’s website. 

The interior also offers 22-feet ceilings, walls of glass, and dramatic beach views.

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This week’s most expensive home, in Wainscott, NY

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With 11,000 square feet of living space, the layout includes six bedrooms and 10.5 baths. The main pavilion incorporates the open kitchen, which is a true chef’s delight. It’s highlighted by Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances, as well as a large center island. The kitchen looks out to the dining and living space of the great room.

On the other end of the residence, there’s a den/office that leads to the master wing. The master retreat features ocean views, dual bathrooms, and a pair of walk-in closets. A third pavilion encompasses the additional five bedrooms, a rec room, and a four-car garage.

Down one level, you’ll find the gym, as well as a spa bath with steam and sauna.

The mansion also houses a golf simulator (which could be converted to a home theater), two staff suites, and an atrium entry with an elevator. The Crestron-controlled smart home features Lutron lighting, automatic shades, and a Sonos sound system, as well as a whole-house generator. 

Outside, the expansive 2.33 acres offer an “eccentrically shaped” deck and 72-foot pool, including a submerged spa.

The oceanfront grounds were left as wild as possible, the listing notes. The ipe-clad deck features a covered area with an outdoor kitchen, dining table, and seaside living room. The property also includes a private walkway over the dune to the beach.  

Gary DePersia with The Corcoran Group-East Hampton holds the listing.



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Shia LaBeouf Selling Midcentury Home in Sherman Oaks for $2.25M


Now that the actor Shia LaBeouf has picked up a posh new pad in Pasadena, CA, he’s ready to shed his longtime Sherman Oaks residence. The “Transformers” star has listed his midcentury modern retreat for $2.25 million, Variety reports.

LaBeouf, 34, purchased the three-bedroom home in 2009 for $1,825,000.

Built in 1958, the home has a 2,463-square-foot layout that features walls of glass, an open floor plan, and exposed beams. The interior includes a sunken living room with a fireplace, and glass doors that access the patio.

The upgraded chef’s kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, a wine fridge, and a center island with a breakfast bar. The kitchen flows into the dining area, which looks out to the backyard.

The luxe master bedroom has a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe, spa tub, and steam shower. One of the other two bedrooms has been transformed into a paneled library, with custom bookshelves.

An office has a built-in desk and shelving, almost a necessity in today’s housing market.

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Home in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Sunken living room

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Upgraded chef’s kitchen

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Bedroom transformed into a library

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Set on a half-acre, the serene space boasts a pool, spa, sauna, and city and mountain views.

Along with the landscaping, the gated property opens to a two-car carport, and is “very private,” the listing notes.

Meanwhile, LaBoeuf has left the building. The Los Angeles native upgraded to a pricey Pasadena property in early March for $5,475,000. The brand-new home he purchased evokes the area’s 20th-century Mediterranean style, with all the modern amenities.

With over 4,000 square feet, the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom layout includes a huge kitchen and family room that flows to a patio outside. The main bedroom on the second floor, which can be accessed by elevator, opens to a private balcony. 

Outdoor space includes landscaped grounds and an expansive patio area with a kitchen, large dining and entertaining area, and a grassy yard.

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The actor’s brand-new Pasadena home

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The actor and performance artist wrote and starred in the 2019 film “Honey Boy,” which received critical acclaim. His upcoming projects include “The Tax Collector,” “Pieces of a Woman” with Vanessa Kirby, and “Don’t Worry, Darling,” directed by Olivia Wilde.

Nick Small with Rodeo Realty holds the listing.



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Now a Cowboy, Former Bengals QB Andy Dalton Selling Cincinnati Home


Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is looking to score a sale of his home in Cincinnati.

Now that the longtime Bengal signal-caller has signed on with the Dallas Cowboys, he’s vacated the Ohio abode. The traditional-style residence is now available for $2.5 million, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

For Bengals fans, moving into a piece of sports history might be an added amenity.

Dalton purchased the place for $1.05 million in 2016—and scored a bargain in the process. The home had been on the market for over a year and was initially listed for $1,425,000.

While a sale at Dalton’s current asking price would be a big win, he did invest in a significant renovation, which may cut into his profit.

For the next owner, though, the turnkey option is a “buyer’s dream,” according to the listing details. The listing also notes that the home has been “impeccably designed and completely renovated.”

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The charming home features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 5,654 square feet of living space. From the front of the house, a large, covered porch is spacious enough for some outdoor furniture. Inside, the formal living room with a fireplace is surrounded by built-in shelving.

A formal dining area features a chandelier and a bar cart. The stylish open kitchen includes an island, casual dining area, open shelving, and a herringbone backsplash.

The kitchen opens onto a family room and French doors that open to the backyard. An adjacent space includes a built-in desk.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a large bathroom with separate shower, tub, and dual vanities. Most of the other bedrooms can be found on the second floor.

However, a guest bedroom and bath are located on the home’s lower level. That bottom floor also includes a game room and lounge area with a flat-screen TV.

Sharp-eyed fans may spot some sports memorabilia decorating the space. A yoga or exercise area with a mirrored wall is also set up.

Outside, a covered deck features a seating area with an outdoor fireplace and TV, as well as a grassy lawn. The property also includes a three-car garage.

Dalton, 32, was drafted by the Bengals in 2011, and starred as quarterback for nine seasons, making the Pro Bowl three times and reaching the playoffs four times. After his release from Cincy, he signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys worth up to $7 million.

Here’s a bonus for the Texas native. He has no need to go house-hunting, since he already owns property in Dallas. Dalton has roots in the area, as he starred in college at Texas Christian University, in nearby Fort Worth.

Drew Homan with Coldwell Banker West Shell-Hyde Park holds the listing.



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$8.5M Sonoma County Property Balances Nature and Modernism


Head an hour north of San Francisco, and you’ll wind up in the bucolic wine country and farmland of Sonoma County.

There you’ll find Noci Healdsburg, a 21-acre property with plentiful gardens, plants, and fruit trees. It includes two modern buildings, buildings for agricultural use, and a site for a future 4,500-square-foot home. 

If running away to Healdsburg, CA, and producing farm-to-table delicacies on your own land sounds incredibly tempting, you can bid on the no-reserve listing through Concierge Auctions in two weeks.

Or you could skip the auction and buy the place now for $8.5 million.

While working the land, tending gardens, and building a future home seems like a lot of labor, much of the property’s major work is complete.

“This particular property, when they purchased it, it was basically a fallow field,” says listing agent Sheri Morgensen with Sotheby’s International Realty. She and listing agent Gregg Lynn, also with Sotheby’s International Realty, represent the listing. 

In 2014, the owners bought the property for $2,175,000 and embarked on the creation of their garden business, Noci Healdsburg. Surprisingly, in this wine region, they opted not to plant vineyards.

Their master plan included a main residence at the back of the property and two modern steel-frame retail structures facing the road. While the retail structures were built, the main residence is still on the drawing board.

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Noci Healdsburg

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Retail building

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Buildings connect to outdoor decks (dog not included)

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Second retail building

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Outdoor pavilion

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The acreage features some 900 fruit trees, edible and cutting flower gardens, and 15 1-acre plots, each framed by 10-foot trellises supporting squash, heirloom tomato, chard, kale, and red, green, and white onion plants, among other delicious vegetables. There’s even a 600-foot-long “peach” tunnel. A natural irrigation system sustains the gardens.

The acreage also includes garden pathways, water gardens, 300 shade trees, as well as shade decks.

“Everything they did was to preserve and sustain the property,” Morgensen says. The owners sought to create “an environment that is beautiful and functional, and could be enjoyed by others.” But after six years, the entrepreneurial owners have moved on to their next project.

Permits have been approved for the construction of a main residence, so the buyer can skip that “arduous process,” Morgensen notes. 

The retail structures could also function as live-work space.

The sleek, matching buildings measure 1,400 square feet each. The interiors are clad with wide-plank cedar, and feature concrete flooring as well as glass walls. Bi-fold steel and glass doors open to 5,000 square feet of wood decking. In addition, an outdoor pavilion is configured for lounging and dining. The sale includes custom steel-and-wood furniture seen in the listing photos.

Online bidding through Concierge Auctions starts on July 29 and ends on July 31. 


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Look Inside Beverly Hills Compound LeBron James Is Reportedly Buying


NBA superstar LeBron James has apparently expanded his Los Angeles–area real estate portfolio with the purported purchase of a storied Beverly Hills mansion, according to the Real Deal.

The news comes just a month after an unfounded rumor—debunked by the Los Angeles Times—that the hoops great had picked up a $52 million mansion in L.A. Clearly, there’s plenty of interest in where James will rest his famous head.

If the Beverly Hills purchase is, in fact, for real, “King James” would be buying a home from Hollywood royalty. The residence belonged to Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of the popular and long-running soap operas “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

The daytime TV titan died in February at the age of 91. In addition to this 90210 home, Bell’s Malibu estate landed on the market in April for $21.5 million. It was recently sold for $18,275,000.

But let’s turn back to the King. Here’s what we know about James and his giant homes.

The Mediterranean mansion offers incredible perks

The 2.5-acre property is situated on a promontory. A long driveway opens to a motor court and courtyard, and the compound features views of downtown Los Angeles, the ocean, and the Santa Monica Mountains.

Built in 1934, the estate has four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 9,146 square feet of living space. It features two bedroom suites, multiple entertaining areas, and seven fireplaces. The property also comes with a screening room, pool, and pool house with two bathrooms.

“It makes great sense LeBron would add this Beverly Hills mansion, just east off of his Brentwood home, to his portfolio,” says real estate agent Michelle Oliver with Douglas Elliman. Oliver isn’t connected to the purchase, but is an area expert.

The property comes with elements that appeal to wealthy buyers, says Oliver, citing the lighted tennis court, two detached guesthouses, a large motor court, as well as the superb views.

“This property has a lot of upside potential as well for someone as real estate–savvy as LeBron,” she continues. “Maybe he’ll trick out one of the guesthouses into a state-of-the-art indoor-outdoor gym like he did in his previous house.”

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A pretty penny

Property records show the estate was last sold in 1986 for $2.9 million. The residence then came on the market last month for a hefty $39 million. The listing is still available at that price, so it’s not clear what—or if—James shelled out to snag the mansion.

For the sake of comparison, there are some slightly less expensive options if he appreciates the neighborhood. A nearby contemporary comes with less land but luxury galore, including a pool, wine wall, gym, home theater, and motor court, for $38 million. Another brand-new build in the area offers an open floor plan and indoor-outdoor living for $18.7 million.

James already owns homes in nearby Brentwood

The Los Angeles Lakers star doesn’t shy away from splashy purchases. This would be the third home in the Los Angeles area that he’s acquired. In 2015, the three-time NBA champion picked up a prize property in upscale Brentwood for $21 million. The 9,400-square-foot custom abode comes with six bedrooms, a pool, cabana, and verandas for dining and lounging.

That purchase sparked a wave of rumors—which came true—that the then-Cleveland Cavalier was eyeing the West Coast for his next big basketball move.

His second acquisition, also in Brentwood, came at the end of 2017, for a cool $23 million. The land grab seemed to further confirm James’ intentions. The brand-new build has eight bedrooms, and features a living area with sliding glass doors. Luxe delights include a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, home theater, spacious kitchen, gym, wine and cigar lounge, and bar. The grounds boast marble patios, an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, and oversize pool.

Why buy?

While these two Brentwood homes are seriously sweet pads, this latest acquisition is definitely fit for the King.

“First of all, it’s very private,” says local expert Sally Forster Jones, executive director of luxury estates for Compass and president of the Sally Forster Jones Group. “That would work for someone like LeBron James.”

And with the pandemic showing no signs of abating, this property offers some hard-to-find features that appeal to a megawatt star with millions at his disposal

“It’s like a private resort, where you don’t have to leave at all to go anywhere,” says Jones. This is an ideal perk for the basketball legend when he returns from the NBA’s makeshift bubble in Orlando, FL.

The acreage makes this property particularly valuable, adds Jones. “It’s very hard to find 2.5 acres in this area.”

Despite the home’s large lot and privacy, the commercial district of Beverly Hills is easily accessible.

“It’s close to everything but still far enough away so you have the privacy and you have the land,” she adds.

In fact, the property in one of the country’s most exclusive ZIP codes is something of a hat trick.

“It’s very hard to get … land and views and privacy. All three of those things as a combination are very difficult to get,” she says.

Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton with Hilton & Hyland hold the listing.



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Martha’s Vineyard Estate Once Owned by James Cagney on the Market


A 70-acre estate with multiple buildings in Chilmark, MA, on the vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard has come on the market for $8.95 million.

The holding was the longtime summer retreat of the legendary actor James Cagney. The listing maintains that it “could be the last time a real estate asset of this scale ever becomes available on Martha’s Vineyard.”

Cagney, who died in 1986 at the age of 86, bought the farmland in 1936 in what was then a rural part of the island.

He owned the large parcel until a few years before he died. Cagney was also a trailblazer in these parts, before the Clintons, Obamas, and countless other celebrities made their way to the island off the coast of Massachusetts.

The property is now known as the James Cagney Estate, but is no longer owned by Cagney’s family. It was sold in the 1980s, and was apparently later occupied by a commune, according to Mansion Global. 

Two Boston restaurateurs, Patrick Lyons and Sean Gildea, bought the property for $4.1 million in late 2012, Mansion Global reported.

In 2017, the prized property bounced back onto the market for $13.5 million.

Three years later, the price has been lowered by 33%, and the possibilities for development are “limited only by a buyer’s vision,” the listing notes.

“The Cagney Estate is a microcosm of the Vineyard,” says the listing agent, Andrew McElhinney. “From water views and acres of open meadows, to paths leading to the historic brickyard beach, this property has it all.”

McElhinney added that the estate harkens back to a simpler time on the popular island.

“The Cagney Estate takes you back in time to the mid-1800s, when so much of the island was untouched and undeveloped,” he says. “This rare estate is truly a refuge from the exigencies of modern city living.”

James Cagney's former Massachusetts estate on Martha's Vineyard
James Cagney’s former Massachusetts estate on Martha’s Vineyard

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The 70 acres include multiple buildings.
The 70 acres include multiple buildings.

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Antique barn
Antique barn

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Pond
Pond

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Beach access
Beach access

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It took just one visit to the Vineyard in the 1930s for Cagney to fall for the area. He subsequently bought up acres of land, with a 1720s farmhouse and meadows, surrounded by stone walls, according to an article in MV magazine. 

For 35 years, he returned during the summer months—not as an actor, but as a farmer, tending to his horses, pigs, cows, chickens, and turkeys. 

In his 1976 memoir, the actor acknowledged that he loved the place “beyond words.” 

And there’s a lot to love here. The private and picturesque property offers “water views, beach access, sun-dappled meadows, shaded forests through which streams and brooks wend, surrounded by acres of meadows and stone walls,” the listing description notes. 

The grounds include the Cagney house, along with a second house, studio, and barn. The older buildings on the property may require some renovation.

A buyer could also opt to add more homes on the land. A prime home site is completely private, surrounded by stone walls, views of the Vineyard Sound, and the mainland. Another possible spot for building is set in open meadows. 

The multitalented Oscar winner could both sing and dance, and starred in movies including “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Angels With Dirty Faces,” and “Love Me or Leave Me.” 

Andrew McElhinney with Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.



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