Celebrity Real Estate: Brooke Shields, Shirley Jones, Ashley Benson
By Laura Vecsey
Brooke Shields Renting Home
It was good enough for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to temporarily hole up in. So who will be the next tenant to occupy Brooke Shields’ well-appointed Los Angeles home? The chalet-style abode is up for grabs for $35,000 a month and while it may sound like a pretty penny, the gated home packs a generous 5,345 square feet into its secluded confines.
Set in Pacific Palisades, the home served Affleck and Garner back when they were renovating their own home – prior to divorce plans. With 5 bedrooms and family-friendly spaces for dining and TV watching, Shields’ rental is pretty enticing. Plus, there’s a blue lagoon-style pool.
Shirley Jones Rides Real Estate Carousel Again
It’s been awhile since Shirley Jones was the queen of prime-time television, but “The Partridge Family” matriarch is still looking to sell her Encino ranch. The price is just under $2 million.
While the interior is more in line with the decor dating back to the popular 70’s sitcom, there’s no arguing with the space inside this 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom ranch. It sits on just under three-quarters of an acre, which in L.A. these days is a generous lot.
Ashley Benson Lists Her Pretty Little Abode
“Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson has listed her Hollywood Hills home for sale for $2.995 million. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home, which once belonged to Dave Stewart of Eurhythmics’ fame and singer Kylie Minogue, is light-filled and promises fun times in the backyard, which has a pool, spa and cabana.
Zaha Hadid Leaves NYC with Lasting Memory
With her sudden death at age 65, internationally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid left a lasting impression on the design world. But the Iraqi-born Hadid’s passing at age 65 last week in Miami means she will not see the opening of the curvaceous Manhattan building that she recently designed.
The masterpiece, which is 11 stories of interlocking levels containing 39 condo units, sits next to the High Line urban park in the Chelsea section of Manhattan’s West Side. The iconic landmark is one of her final building designs – and sure to attract attention for years to come.