First comes fame. Then comes fortune. As these current real estate listings in Beverly Hills, Palm Springs and Nevada illustrate, jaw-dropping digs inevitably follow.
4115 Palmero Drive, Los Angeles, California, $1,888,000
Co-listed by “Selling Sunset” star Chrishell Stause and Yonathan Baltazar, this 3-bedroom midcentury abode on Mount Washington belongs to Kane Lim, who appeared on the Netflix reality series “Bling Empire.” Zen-like Japanese and Scandinavian elements distinguish the house, which has a breezy indoor-outdoor lifestyle that befits its location in L.A.’s historic Mount Washington enclave, not far from buzzy Highland Park. A lush Japanese garden with bonsai, maple trees and gardening beds completes the picture.
3324 Bennett Drive, Los Angeles, California, $2,695,000
Singer, songwriter and actress Katharine McPhee, who years ago exploded into the public eye on “American Idol,” is saying goodbye to her restored 1930s Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills. Originally built for a silent film star, the home is full of old-time charm, combined with the conveniences of modern living. The 4-bedroom abode features wood beams, skylights and a serene courtyard outfitted with a fireplace and a built-in barbecue. A sanctuary from L.A.’s hustle and bustle, the lush backyard includes mature trees and ample space for a swimming pool. With a built-in bar and lounge area, the lower level is ideal for entertaining.
450 South Monte Vista Drive, Palm Springs, California, $3,395,000
Located in Palm Springs’s primo Tennis Club neighborhood, with picturesque views of the San Jacinto mountains, this midcentury charmer was owned by the Knotts family, of the famous amusement park Knotts Berry Farm. While the home has been thoroughly updated, many beautiful original details, dating to the ‘70s, have been preserved. The sun-drenched great room includes folding doors that create a seamless indoor-outdoor floorplan—ideal for the desert climate.
2791 Ellison Drive, Beverly Hills, California, $9,850,000
Located behind a private gate in America’s most iconic zip code, this 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom abode was owned by Belgian singer and socialite Christine Snider-Decroix. The ultra-mod front door opens to a grand foyer flooded with natural light that comes in through the retractable skylight. Steps away, a great room includes a 20-foot ceiling, a low-slung fireplace and vanishing glass doors. Those doors open to an outdoor entertaining area with a fireplace and barbecue alongside an infinity pool. Rolling hills are a gorgeous backdrop.
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Tate Gunnerson is a Chicago-based freelance journalist with an equal appreciation for natural beauty and good design.