Celebrity real estate roundup: Taylor Swift, 'Ferris Bueller' house
Aug 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM
By Laura Vecsey
Old Reading Home & Taylor Swift Never Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift knew her fortunes rested in Nashville, but before the pop-country sensation hit it big, her hometown was Berks County, Pa. Now the former home of the singer who so tunefully memorializes her doomed love affairs is up for sale.
The traditional residence at 78 Grandview Blvd. in Reading has hit the market with a sale price of $799,500, just six years after the current owners bought the house for $480,000.
Apparently, it’s been quite a ride for those owners, who didn’t have a clue that their 1927 abode was the place where T-Swizzle learned how to pluck her guitar. But when Swift’s fans started showing up in front of the 6-bedroom, 5,050-square-foot home to take pictures, a switch went off for the sellers. Now Swift’s legacy is part of the sales pitch.
‘Ferris Bueller’ House Back On The Market
Some houses endure in our collective consciousness for even the smallest bit parts they play in a book or movie, including the iconic Illinois, modern abode that played a serenely juicy role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
In a flourish of teenage defiance, the title character’s best friend, Cameron, kicks his father’s red Ferrari through the glass walls of a modern garage – sending the classic car plunging into the ravine below.
And thus, an architectural star was born at 370 Beech St. in Highland Park. Now, the 4-bedroom home designed by architect A. James Speyer, is back in the market for $1.5 million.
The house was first listed at $2.3 million in 2009. By 2010, the price dropped to $1.8 million, and then by 2011 it was slashed to $1.65 million before being taken off the market. Maybe now, though, the movie-star modern will find a new owner.
Miramax Founder Lists Greenwich Mansion Amidst Divorce Proceedings
Bob and Harvey Weinstein are no strangers to big, successful production ventures. From “Project Runway” to “Lord of the Rings” and “My Week With Marilyn,” Bob Weinstein has had his share of winners.
But these days, the Miramax Films co-founder is looking to bail on his waterfront estate in Greenwich, Conn. The 3.28-acre compound with 440 feet of Long Island Sound shoreline has been listed for sale for $32 million.
According to reports, Bob and his wife, Annie, bought the place for $16 million back in 2000, and then undertook an extensive “top-to-bottom museum remodel” of the 13,000-square-foot home. But unlike Hollywood happy endings, the failing marriage seems to have signaled that it’s time for this Greenwich oasis to be sold.
The House of Many Haircuts Listed For Sale
Celebrity hair stylist and “Shear Genius” guest Sally Hershberger is the woman who gave Meg Ryan that famous new ‘do known as “The Sally Shag.” But it took copious revenue from Hershberger’s West Hollywood salon to afford her the fantastically curved mid-century modern she calls home. Or called home.
Now that Troutsdale classic at 1484 Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills, Calif., has been listed for sale for $6.9 million. The 3,645-square-foot gem with curved walls that mirror the curve of the backyard pool was built in 1960 and remodeled in 2005, updating the 60’s chic with up-to-date amenities.