Celebrity real estate: Manilow and Seacrest re-list

May 7, 2012 | Comments Off on Celebrity real estate: Manilow and Seacrest re-list

This week in celebrity real estate, Barry Manilow and Ryan Seacrest re-list  their homes, and the home that billionaire Howard Hughes crashed his plane into is on the market.

Barry Manilow relists Malibu hideout with price drop


Manilow’s Malibu retreat overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Barry Manilow is back in the game — at Radio City Music Hall and on the Malibu real estate market.

Not bad for the spike-haired crooner whose decades of hit-making and stellar concert performances have earhed a loyal following.

The man who made “Mandy” — a love song about a dog — an indelible part of pop music has re-listed his contemporary-style home in Malibu for $6.95 million. That’s a pretty steep drop from the $10.9 million Manilow first listed the beachfront compound back in 2009. But after a few years, four price drops and — most startling, and a health scare earlier this year — perhaps the singer is more eager to finalize a sale.

The news of the Malibu re-list comes as Manilow was performing in New York, where he’s making up three shows that had been canceled in February due to health issues. According to reports, Manilow was still undergoing physical therapy after undergoing hip surgery.

Meanwhile, back in Los Angeles, Manilow’s Malibu home is ready for action, too. The property contains a main house with four bedrooms and walls of glass overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There is also a guest house across a private courtyard that offers additional living space. Manilow’s retreat has been noted for its high fences, assuring privacy, and its location on the uber-desirable Malibu Road.


The oceanfront home has patios overlooking the beach.

See more photos of Barry Manilow’s home on Zillow.

Ryan Seacrest relists home for sale


The listing for Ryan Seacrest’s home has only been released with one photo.

Call it a real estate rerun. TV and radio host extraordinaire Ryan Seacrest has placed his Los Angeles home back on the market — with a new price.

The “American Idol” host and television producer first listed the home in 2010 for $14.95 million. When it did not sell, Seacrest took it off the market for a year before relisting it recently for $11.985 million.

Not that Seacrest has had a lot of time to worry about the ups and downs of the market. In addition to everything else the amiable frontman does in Hollywood, he’s recently been added to the Olympic coverage team for NBC. The gig will take him to London for the 2012 Summer Games and add a few more dollars to his eye-popping annual income of $40 million. According to Forbes, Seacres rakes in more than Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.

Seacrest’s home has some deep Hollywood pedigree. It was previously owned by Kevin Costner, from whom Seacrest purchased the home for $11.5 million in April 2006. The Mediterranean mansion has been featured in “Architectural Digest” and was decorated by famed designer Jeff Andrews.

Property records show that the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 8,172-square foot home in Hollywood Hills is certainly up to celebrity standards with posh amenities such as a swimming pool, guest house, detached garage, tennis courts, Los Angeles views and peaceful gardens.

If you want to see more photos of Seacrest’s home, you’ll have to get pre-approved by the listing brokerage Westside Estate Agency. Photos on their site are password protected.



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