Amazon founder Jeffrey Bezos plunked down about $30 million for a seven-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot Beverly Hills estate on more than 2 acres. According to the LA Times, which broke the news, it was of the highest-priced sales in Beverly Hills in years. The estate has a formal garden, pool, sunken tennis court, separate guesthouse, six-car garage and a motorcourt, according to the paper. Real Estalker digs up the photos on MLS. In case you were wondering or in case you were wanting to feel sorta dizzy/inadequate/jealous this morning, Forbes.com says Bezos is worth about $3.6 billion.
· Amazon king's domain [LA Times]
· Jeff Bezos Buys Some Real Estate Pornography [Real Estalker]
· Jeff Bezos [Wikipedia]
Excessive 80s flashback! The LA Times reports that Linda Gray, who played Sue Ellen, J.R. Ewing's wife on "Dallas," is selling her three-acre Santa Clarita ranch for $3.25 million. The home was built in 1973 and designed by architect A. Quincy Jones. Meanwhile, Big Time Listings wonders why LA Times is mentioning the property again--originally the paper wrote about the ranch being on the market in 2003. Plus, Times writer Ruth Ryon uses the same wording as she did in 2003: that Gray is “ready for a change." Big Time Listings chalks up the whole thing to a Gray PR campaign.
· Sue Ellen wants off the ranch [LA Times]
· News flash (not really): Linda Gray’s ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif. is still on the market [BTL]
Singer Nick Lachey has purchased a four bedroom Bel Air home for $5 million. The sellers: Heidi Klum and Seal. The place has a long driveway and a separate office entryway. The whole place looks pretty stunning in Curbed's opinion.
· Nick Lachey's Bel Air Rebound House [Real Estalker]
Damn, land in Hawaii is cheap. Actress Roseanne Barr has paid $1.78 million for a 46.33-acre farm in Honokaa/Hamakua, Hawaii, according to public records. Slideshow is here.
· Roseanne Barr pays $1.78 million for a 46-acre farm in Hawaii [BTL]
Dexter King, son of the late Martin Luther King, has listed his four-bedroom Malibu home for $3.495 million. According to Real Estalker, Dexter lives in an apartment near the ocean in Malibu and purchased this property in March of 2005 for a little more than $2 million.
· Dexter King Flips Out in Malee-boo [Real Estalker]