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.

By Mai Ling at MSN Real Estate Feb 8, 2010 10:54AM

Actress Scarlett Johansson recently listed her home in Hollywood Hills, Calif. (© Chris Pizzello/AP)Oh woe is me, it's another loss for the rich and famous. 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.

Johansson's 4,352-square-foot home is listed at $4.95 million, although she reportedly paid $7 million for the Spanish Villa in 2007. (© 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.

Feb 14, 2010 4:03AM
when in rom do as the romans do ..not the romanians thats a completly different country lol   moron
Feb 14, 2010 1:08AM
why would obama go after celebs money they did not bankrupt america wall street did with false speculations ....and higher taxes for the top 5% will ..take care of ..the celebs also ..did ja know that after robber barons crashed the stock market in 29...yes the rich capitalist ..FDR taxed them 90% perhaps we should do that again the rich got massive tax cuts under bush and still crashed the economy i guess they don't need tax cuts ....
Feb 13, 2010 10:40PM
What's the big deal she'll make it back in the next movie deal, what about 3 months work if that. I'll have 3.5 mill if I live to be 50,000 years old. It kills me to hear about the mega rich heres 2 examples Rocky1 liked that movie until it came out that the "star" based it on a real man who I believe died broke. My parents got me for Christmas the Arnold Schwarzenegger weight liftng book my buddy and I broke our buts, 3 years with his schedule and more, never got that big. He left out one page the one where he was injecting steroids. What did he get RICH obviously cheating is the American way. So I don't feel so bad when someone who never has to "work" again has a little set back. 
Feb 13, 2010 10:14PM
Well, I do feel sorry for those "activists" who try to live in the moment and start upgrading an older mansion to "save" money! Solar, wind, new highly efficient windows/expensive, and then all of a sudden no work, so you've spent what you ain't got. Breasts will only get you so far, especially in this era of O'Bama Gives All to Everyone! High taxes, more give aways and more taxes and more give aways and more taxes, less cash flow, no wants to borrow they're too scared of losses and more losses and more taxes to fund more give aways--it's been this way since FDR folksies. You think not? Hm. You must read more than you are doing and stay away from the liberal websites, they just confuse and confound the less fortunate in the brainiac capacitationism. Tee Hee!  It's all too funny, you're self destructing all on your own. So, get a job and get a life!  Crying  And don't cry for me Argentina! Oh, never mind--mindless....  Just shittin' ya'll, you betcha!
Feb 13, 2010 9:00PM

to cowboy ed and all the others....


I feel surprised that you bash the posters who seem against this star or any other star losing their money or investment.  I would feel sorry for her more if she were not part of the elite "artists" actor set.  These are the same rich people who regularly tell us blue collars what we should learn, how we should treat people  (usually people THEY deem as less fortunate) and that we harder working class should give up our hard earned money to support these same people THEY deem should be more worthy to get it. How other rich people who own or run businesses should give all of their money away...because the only reason that these rich businessmen  have THEIR riches in the first place is because they have out and out stolen it from other, again less fortunate people.


They help instigate class warfare, yet pretend to not be part of the same rich people they tell you that you should hate...all trying to keep their buddies in power in office in the Whitehouse.   Think about it, how many of you who didn't go see their umpteen propaganda anti war movies they put out just two years ago.. movie after movie about how the USA sucks and are warmongers..


Yet now the party they support is in the whitehouse and we are still in the war.. where are these same movies?  Why have we suddenly gone back to Animal House movies, when just a few years ago it was so important to only put out movies to heighten awareness about the worlds problems?  Where are all the news broadcast showing the war protestors EVERY NIGHT and Day??   Where have all those stars opinions gone about how bad the USA is now.. they were only too happy to tell us every chance they got whenever they could two years ago?


Hey, we had a "we are the world" video recently, and a Haitian relief telethon on par with the Katrina telethon.. yet where are the telethons for the blue collared middle class they seem to so care about?   Why build a school in AFrica, why not build something in Watts or some other place like that In America instead?  Why not give to programs to help unemployed people here in the US?


I find it odd that you and these star like her are so quick to jump on our government or rich business people because you believe they are not doing enough to give money to "poor underachieving" people in the US.. Yet you see no problem when these stars who hold your same opinion don't give their money up?  In fact, you feel sorry for these celebs when they lose money.. but don't feel sorry when the CEO of a car company goes bankrupt due to the economy and poor strategies?


BY the way.. why isn't Obama going after these CELEBS  money and only after wall streets

? Why do  they get to make movies (michael Moore) about how rich wall streeters like AIG got bailouts and should not get bonuses.  Yet no movies about how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who holds half to countries school and home loans.. got BIGGER BAILOUT money AND gave bigger bonuses???


Could it be that these stars don't care if the elite of their party gets money, bonuses,  or kickbacks  (barney Franke is one, Obama is another) from Democrat run Fannie mae?  Yet they have a huge problem when hard working middle class become successful and make a profit from their work?


Both parties suck in some way, but since you are so quick to point out when Conservatives do things that are hypocritical  (cheat on their wives when they say they are Christians)  Why do you have a problem when someone shines the light on your parties hypocriticalness? (more close minded, for freedom of speech.. except if it against their  ideals.. then it should be outlawed and books burned, pro-choice ads and literature should be run every where.. but pro life messages should be censored and abolished??)


Hmm...I wonder, these same stars and you were against wire tapping a few years ago as a violation of the constitution and your civil liberties.. yet Obama is doing it still, has expanded on it and gotten into more of our lives.. yet you have no problems.. no protests?


This is why I

Feb 13, 2010 7:29PM


The "Banker's Manifest", for the private circulation among leading bankers only, taken from the "Civil Servants' Year Book, "The Organizer" of January, 1934. The Banker's Manifesto ties in with U.S. Senate Document No. 43, 73rd Congress, 1st Session (1934), to wit: bq. "The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called "ownership" is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law, amounting to mere "user" and use must be in acceptance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State." The following is quoted from John Prukop of the Coalition of a Constitutional Washington: The "plan" is to control all resources, human and natural. The control is not by elected public officials, but by a self-appointed oligarchy. This is born out by reading the details of Article 21 and 39 of the "Convention On Biological Diversity." This treaty declares there are no reservation of rights. Article 21 mandates that three international organizations, the UNEP, UNDP and the World Bank, will direct and control "the policy, strategy, programme priorities and eligibility criteria relating to access to and utilization of resources" in each member country.

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Feb 13, 2010 6:04PM

And as far as paying firemen, police officers and soldiers more.  We all pay their salaries.  Are you willing to pay more taxes so the "real heros" make more money? 



Feb 13, 2010 6:02PM

Funny, a lot of people talking down to SJ.  We should be praising her.  She is a responsible person and she is making good on her word.  She is selling her home despite the big loss.


If more Americans were like her, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.  I know some people that have left the keys in the door and walked away from their house rather than lose $40,000 dollars.  Those are the people we should be chastising.  The people who don't keep their word and pay their debts. 



Feb 13, 2010 3:42PM

Hmmm...what that old saying?

Oh yea......A fool and his/her money..........

Feb 13, 2010 3:35PM
How's that 'Hope and Change' working out for you Hollywood???
Feb 13, 2010 3:30PM
bklynj ...of course they do ...isnt that why you have one ...and they even let you watch your favored cartoons glen beck ...and the rest of the stooches ..
Feb 13, 2010 2:51PM
Hey cowboy, I think what the people you disagree with are trying to convey is that the money these actors make is somehow upside down. The people that save our lives and liberties, should be making the money they do. Military, Police, Fire, EMS. That's how I feel about it. If you are one of those people, actor or not making millions just sit down and be quite, we don't want to hear about all your problems.
Feb 13, 2010 2:35PM
Feb 13, 2010 2:28PM
Feb 13, 2010 2:13PM

She is overrated as an actress and the only reason this down syndrome looking woman is popular is because she has big hooters. Her husband was hot, masculine at one time, but turned metrosexual and now shaves his once wonderfully hairy chest. I am glad this no talent bimbo and Woody Allens favorite tramp lost so much money.


She sux!!!!!!

Feb 13, 2010 2:05PM

There sure are a lot of disgruntled people who read these articles. The article states that a movie actress is listing her home for considerably less than she paid for it (period)

We have people talking about tea baggers,Obama, Bush, what's wrong with rich people and just about everything else they can dream up.  God,Sad get a hobby !!

Feb 13, 2010 1:53PM

Anyway, it's all irrelevant, except for the fact that some realtor obviously knows enough people to get this house listed for sale on the home page of MSN.


Like they say, money talks, everybody else walks.



Feb 13, 2010 1:27PM
sounds like this articles writer is a jealous winch. Giddy over someone with money is losing some. while scarlett can afford a loss WE THINK it is certainly no reason to be happy about it. If you believe in GOD that I think is a no no. If you don't believe in GOD then there is at least a good dose of Bad Karma for you.
Feb 13, 2010 1:25PM
How can you feel bad for someone that has more than they could ever spend or use in three lifetimes?  As much as I like watching her acting in movies, I cannot and donot feel sorry for her in any way because he is taking a loss on her multi million dollar home. Get real people. These so called "stars" don't have any clue about reality anymore. All I can say is "Oh Welllllllll"Thinking
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