Scarlett Johansson lists home at a loss
The actress is asking $4.95 million for the Spanish villa in Hollywood Hills that she paid $7 million for in 2007.
Oh woe is me, it's another loss for the rich and famous.
Move.com reports that actress Scarlett Johansson, also known as Mrs. Ryan Reynolds, has listed her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home for $4.95 million, a painfully steep drop from the $7 million she paid for it in 2007, according to The Real Estalker.
And as if that much of a decrease isn't enough on its own, it sounds like she also dumped some cash into creating her very own little abode, with the listing touting an "extraordinary restoration" that was recently completed, including system upgrades to solar electric power as well as all new windows and doors.
In addition to the upgrades, though, you also get a piece of Johansson's classic style. The 4,352-square-foot walled and gated Spanish villa was built in 1931 and still retains much of its original charm, including period tile and a gourmet period-style kitchen that features "Big Chill" retro-style appliances.
The 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home also includes a giant center atrium with glass ceilings in its bright and airy floor plan, in which "rooms flow in and out to terraces, patios and cascading gardens," according to the listing. Other features include a lap pool, a media room, a gym or maid's quarters with a full bathroom, and a four-car garage.
Johansson's home is hardly the only one listed at million-plus losses in the Los Angeles area. Curbed L.A. also writes that the asking price for Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, which has been on the market since last summer, recently was chopped from $15 million to $10.49 million.
Not much of a savings, though, considering that it won't even cover the estimated $5 million to $7 million the buyer would have to invest in the Mayan-inspired castle to restore it to its former grandeur.
She doesn't need the money!
I enjoy architectural designs so I wanted to see more of the interior.
Yes, some people are jealous. Yes, many of us regular folks are suffering in this economy. I do feel that the public gives celebrities too much attention. It isn't always hard work and talent that earned them their $......it's the genetic-roll-of-the-dice-good looks. Another opinion: Hollywood should not try to influence politics. They don't live in the real world and can't begin to understand what it is like for those of us who do.
What difference does it make ? She earned the money, and that gives her the right to spend it as she pleases! Keeping up 2 homes is ridiculous, and selling one was the right thing to do. If it sells at a loss, then she will save some money on her taxes -- she can deduct the loss.
I don't even know who she is, but if she's a hollywood celebrity, then I have no sympathy for her financial situation. WhyTF should TGFD care if she loses a few million on that turd of a property?
I've already spent too much time on this issue. She means nothing to me. Dead, alive. I don't care. Actually, the word Schadenfreude fits in nicely here.
Some of you sound soooooooooo jealous of not having the fame and fortune of a few others. MISSLOVELY and crickettrash should maybe save a little more or work two jobs or whatever it takes to get ahead in life. But calling them the names you do shows what losers you truly are.
And azvoiceteacher: You belong in this group too. It is not her responsibility to teach your kids to read. How much of YOUR money goes to this? I find this amazing that you and others always want to spend the money of the rich.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.