This week in celebrity real estate, Ryan Seacrest has sold his home after two years on the market and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has listed his former Seattle-area home.
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Only one photo of Ryan Seacrest's home was released to the public.
After two years on the market and a price cut, Ryan Seacrest's home has sold. The "American Idol" host (as well as producer, radio and TV personality) first listed the home in 2010 for $14.95 million and then decided to take it off the market for a year.
When he did relist the home, he listed it pretty privately — releasing just one photo of the home publicly. All other interior shots were password protected on the Westside Estate Agency website. That's one way to weed out the paparazzi.
Seacrest's home has established its Hollywood pedigree. It was previously owned by Kevin Costner, from whom Seacrest purchased the home for $11.5 million in April 2006. According to the Los Angeles Times, Costner bought the home from Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss in 1995 for $2.7 million. The Mediterranean mansion has also been featured in Architectural Digest and was decorated by famed designer Jeff Andrews.
The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 8,172-square-foot Hollywood Hills home is certainly up to celebrity standards with a swimming pool, guest house, detached garage, tennis courts, Los Angeles views and extensive landscaping.
Despite the home's storied past, Seacrest was ready to move on to a pretty spectacular custom home owned by none other than Ellen DeGeneres and listed for a whopping $49 million.
Matt Hasselbeck's former home is on a gated lot.
After serving as the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback for eight years (2003-2011), Matt Hasselbeck was traded to the Tennessee Titans. He signed a three-year contract with the team and packed up his family — his wife, Sarah, and their three children — to head to the opposite side of the country, leaving his gorgeous Bellevue, Wash., estate behind.
Built in 2005 and boasting the kind of amenities you would expect from a Pro Bowl player, the property is located near the high-end neighborhood of Medina (home to Bill Gates) and is situated on a nearly half-acre lot with views of Meydenbauer Bay. The 6,340-square-fooot home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths as well as a theater room and large living spaces. Obviously, the home includes a gym, but it also has a heated four-car garage, decks, patios and a children's playset.
Ideal for any celebrity — athlete or not — the home also includes full video surveillance.
Built-ins, high ceilings and large windows characterize much of the home.
Hasselbeck's large backyard includes a children's swingset.