After a highly publicized divorce from wife Robyn in 2009, actor Mel Gibson is selling Lavender Hill Farm, the Malibu compound he's owned since 1993. The home, which is listed for $14,500,000, joins Old Mill Farm, Gibson's other estate on the market in Greenwich, Conn.
Located in a secluded area of Malibu known as Serra Retreat, the elaborately landscaped property offers resort-like amenities, including a pool, three guest houses, a lighted tennis court and a garden cabana. The 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom hacienda-style house features hardwood and stone floors, a library and a state-of-the-art security system.
Celebutante, reality television star and new mom Kourtney Kardashian has put her Calabasas starter home on the market for $795,000. She and boyfriend Scott Disick are reportedly looking to trade up to make room for their first son, Mason, who was born on Dec. 14. The eldest Kardashian sister originally purchased the home in 2006 for $829,000.
Located in the gated community of Creekside, the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home features hardwood floors, a refrigerated wine closet, a marble bath, skylights and vaulted ceilings. The private yard has a covered patio, a fountain and lush landscaping.
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is losing more than her braces: Since final shooting wrappped up on the ABC sitcom, the actress is now looking to unload her Hollywood Hills home so she can pursue career options in New York. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home, which she purchased for $1,415,000 in 2008, is listed for $1,599,000.
Built in 1993, the 6,520-square-foot home features a formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a sun-drenched breakfast room. The master suite fills the entire upper level of the home and includes a large balcony, an adjacent loft-style office, a lavish master bath, two walk-in closets and a fireplace.
New York, New York
In 2009, controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh vowed to sell his New York home after Governor David Paterson proposed a "millionaire's tax" on residents making more than $500,000. Nearly a year later, Limbaugh is making good on his promise, putting his pre-war Fifth Avenue penthouse on the market for $13,950,000. He originally purchased the home in 1994.
The 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom residence features a wood-paneled library, a large media room and four terraces, two of which face Central Park. If you tire of the city views, you can step inside to find new scenery: Many of the home's walls and ceilings have been adorned with hand-painted murals, and the moldings are hand-painted gold leaf.
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Judd Apatow, the movie-making juggernaut who's written, produced and directed box-office hits like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, has put his Pacific Palisades property on the market. Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, paid $4,474,000 for the 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home in February 2003. It's now listed for $6,495,000.
Unlike the unkempt homes of the party-loving characters in his comedies, Apatow's elegant estate features a sun-filled, two-story foyer, a rich, wood-paneled library with a fireplace and a "secret room," and a state-of-the-art home theater. Located on nearly an acre of land at the end of a cul-de-sac, the ultra-private property offers spectacular ocean and canyon views from the stone patio.