|Images courtesy Prudential California Realty|
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!! SPECTACULAR, ONE-OF-A-KIND MEDITERRANEAN IN THE PRIME 'ASHLEY RIDGE' SECTION OF HIDDEN HILLS. AN UNMATCHED VALUE WITH OVER 16,000 SQUARE FEET OF SUPERB QUALITY & LUXURY! FEATURES INCL. AN INDOOR BALLROOM/BASKETBALL COURT, STELLAR HOME THEATRE, GAME ROOM, STUDY, PIANO ROOM, SPECTACULAR MASTER W/ RETREAT, LUXURIOUS STONE BATH WITH SPA TUB & STEAM SHOWER, VIEW BALCONY AND PRIVATE STAIRS TO THE POOL & SPA WITH GROTTO BELOW. THE GROUNDS FEATURE A LARGE CABANA WITH OUTDOOR KITCHEN, ADJOING WATERFALLS, FOUNTAINS, LUSH, PRIVACY LANDSCAPING AND PASTORAL VIEWS. BIG, NEARLY TWO ACRE LOT WITH POTENTIALLY ROOM FOR A SPORTS COURT OR HORSES BELOW MAIN PAD. AMENTIES INCLUDE A TWO-ROOM GUEST SUITE WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE, VOLUME CEILINGS, SLAB STONE COUNTERS AND STONE FLOORS, DOUBLE IRON STAIRCASE, SKYLIGHTS, ELEVATOR, CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS THROUGHOUT, AND A HUGE, SLIDING WALL OF GLASS THAT OPENS TO LET THE OUTDOORS IN, PLUS GARAGES FOR 6-CARS. SUPERB LOCATION ON A FLAT CUL-DE-SAC. A QUALITY HOME FROM START TO FINISH. IN MY OPINION, NOTHING COMPARES FOR THE PRICE IN 91302! QUALIFIED BUYER'S ONLY PLEASE.
|05/07/2011||Listed for sale||$8,500,000||6.3%||$515||Agent|
|08/13/2010||Listing removed||$7,995,000||--||$485||Dominion Enterprises|
|07/25/2010||Listed for sale||$7,995,000||--||$485||Dominion Enterprises|
|07/24/2010||Listing removed||$7,995,000||--||$485||Prudential California Realty|
|06/27/2010||Listed for sale||$7,995,000||--||$485||Prudential California Realty|
|06/27/2010||Listing removed||$7,995,000||--||$485||Dominion Enterprises|
|06/19/2010||Listed for sale||$7,995,000||-23.1%||$485||Dominion Enterprises|
|06/12/2010||Listing removed||$10,400,000||--||$631||Prudential California Realty|
|11/14/2009||Price change||$10,400,000||-9.6%||$631||Prudential California Realty|
|06/20/2009||Price change||$11,500,000||--||$697||Prudential California Realty|
|04/25/2009||Listed for sale||$11,500,000||--||$697||Prudential California|
|04/17/2009||Listing removed||$11,500,000||--||$697||NRT California|
|10/03/2008||Listed for sale||$11,500,000||721%||$697||NRT California|
Prior to the Hidden Hills home, Billy Blanks and his wife lived not too far away in West Hills' exclusive Monte Vista estates in a modest (by their standards) 5 Bed/5 Bath 4100sqft home (shown below). He purchased this home on February 9, 1995 for $541,500 and later sold on June 27, 2002 for $792,000 for a $250,500 gain not including fees, commissions, taxes, etc with the proceeds possibly to pay for the construction costs and/or furnishings of the Hidden Hills home. If the Blanks waited till May 2011 which is when this home sold again, they could have sold for $1,060,000 and gained another $250k profit on the home. But this is when Tae Bo reached its peak and the Blanks felt compelled to "move up" and live in the ultra exclusive Hidden Hills neighborhood with all of their new found wealth.
|Images courtesy Ewing Sothebys IR|
It appears that Billy Blanks has left the San Fernando Valley sometime in 2009 with no intention to return as he plans to open a new exercise studio and has applied for permanent residency. Since we are talking about Billy Blanks, wanted to mention that he was recently in the news for two former employees who managed his personal and business expenses were sentenced to 33 months in jail for stealing $1.1 million from him. This is a lot of drama to handle in the past couple of years.
We are sorry to see Billy Blanks go as he was another unique individual to call the Valley home where he crafted the Tae Bo product regardless if you hate it or like it. Its definitely a product that has worldwide recognition with roots in the Valley (got to have some respect for that accomplishment).
Other celebrities in the exclusive Hidden Hills area include Jennifer Lopez (I wonder if she will sell with her recent divorce), Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne who are selling their home discussed here since June 2011, Melissa Etheridge, Denise Richards, Nicolette Sheridan, The Kardashian clan, and Beau Bridges who is also trying to sell his home discussed here. Also, Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert recently purchased in Hidden Hills which was discussed here.
Across the freeway in Calabasas, I recently discussed producer James White massive 192 acre estate available on the market and former Laker Bryon Russells' foreclosed home.
You can find more San Fernando Valley Celebrity Real Estate here.