Fire burns two homes in Oakland hills

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LATEST Oct. 27, 11 a.m. Just before 11 a.m. firefighters continued to work a fire in the Oakland hills involving two residences and nearby vegetation, officials said.

The Oakland Fire Department is asking people to avoid the area of Merriewood Drive and Crown Avenue.

The Oakland Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire involving two structures at Merriewood Drive and Crown Avenue on Oct. 27, 2020.

The Oakland Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire involving two structures at Merriewood Drive and Crown Avenue on Oct. 27, 2020.

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Gene Simmons Lists Longtime Beverly Hills Estate for $22 Million

This pun writes itself: Rocker Gene Simmons is kissing his Beverly Hills property goodbye. The Grammy-nominated Kiss cofounder has put his home of almost 40 years on the market for $22 million. The news comes just two months after he listed another smaller, more modern home in the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills for $2.2 million.

The palatial pad is a whopping 16,000 square feet and sits on two acres. It has seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, plus a host of features fit for a rock star, including a 60-foot water slide, a tennis court, and room for 35 cars thanks to a large garage and motor court. The front door opens to reveal a large foyer with high ceilings, and the main living space consists of a two-story great room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple seating areas. An upstairs hallway looks down

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Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden Buy $14.7 Million House in Beverly Hills

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Buy 14.6 Million House in Beverly Hills
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Playdates at Raddix Madden’s house are about to be epic for hide-and-seek. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden purchased a new mansion in Beverly Hills, Us Weekly can confirm.

The couple paid $14,695,000 for their new pad, which includes seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms — and Kate Upton as their new neighbor! Diaz, 48, and Madden, 41, also own a $9.4 million property in the 90210 and an apartment in New York City. Their new farmhouse style home features a home theater, three-car garage and a pool.

The twosome, who wed in 2015, became parents in January when they announced the birth of their daughter, Raddix.

“She has completely captured our hearts and completed our family. While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy. So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any

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Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Selling His Rock Star Estate for $22M in Beverly Hills

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is ready to part with his Beverly Hills home of nearly 35 years. On the market for the first time ever, the palatial estate can be yours for $22 million. Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.

Fans of the rock legend may recall that the one-of-a-kind abode was the setting for the singer’s reality TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” which ran on the A&E network from 2006 until 2012.

Set on 2 acres on the exclusive “tennis court row” of Benedict Canyon, the grounds include a 16,000-square-foot mansion, a pool, 60-foot water slide, parking for 35 cars, and yes, a professional-sized tennis court.

Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, purchased the property in 1986 for $1.3 million. They’ve lived there for decades with their two children.

According to property records, the couple renovated the property in 2000. They’ve updated

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North Hills real estate transactions for the week of Oct. 25

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Bellevue

Michael Sullivan sold property at 686 Means Ave. to Jonathan McMonigal for $146,500.

AbigailMadelinePaige Sciullo Seyler sold property at 167 N Jackson Ave. to Matthew Shepherd for $146,000.

Daniel Bintrim sold property at 85 S Euclid Ave. to Paul and Cailee St. Jean for $237,100.

Li Brothers LLC sold property at 91 Sheridan Ave. to Brandon Craig Lee for $157,500.

Marshall

Heurich Builders Inc. sold property at Unknown Address to MGB Capital LLC for $235,000.

Spang Road Development LLC sold property at 3014 Allman Pl to Kawaljit Goraya and Gulnaz Kaur for $1,092,978.

Carl Barrett trustee sold property at 40 Blueberry Ln to Audrey Gerginski and Maria Vaccaro for $205,000.

Paul Palicki sold property at 419 Fern Hollow Ln to Mark and Sarah Stepanian for $600,000.

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Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden Buy $14.7 Million Beverly Hills House

After a full decade spent living in a sprawling Coldwater Canyon estate she bought from Candice Bergen, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have upgraded to a new home in a different section of the 90210, where some of their nearest new neighbors include Vin Diesel, Gene Simmons, John Mayer, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander. The retired actress-turned-wine mogul and her Good Charlotte rocker husband paid the full asking price of nearly $14.7 million for their new address, records reveal.

Fastidiously secured behind a huge gate and adjoining gatehouse for a full-time security detail, the new Diaz-Madden estate sprawls across 1.7 acres and ranks as a bonafide compound, with a mansion-sized main house and separate guesthouse, both done up as “custom architectural farmhouses,” per the listing, and designed by ANR Signature Collection, a developer of ultra-high-end homes who has sold previous projects to the likes of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott,

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Gene Simmons puts Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for whopping $22M



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Gene Simmons is leaving the Southern California life after nearly four decades.

The legendary KISS singer and bassist has decided to pick up and move his family to Washington State, citing high property taxes in California as a motivating factor.

As a result, he’s put his 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion, which includes seven bedrooms, up for sale for $22 million.  



a house with trees in the background: Up for grabs: Gene Simmons has put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for $22 million


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Up for grabs: Gene Simmons has put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for $22 million



Gene Simmons wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Major investment: The legendary KISS singer and bassist bought the property when it was a smaller ranch house in 1984 for $1.35 million


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Major investment: The legendary KISS singer and bassist bought the property when it was a smaller ranch house in 1984 for $1.35 million

When Simmons, 71, first bought the property in 1984 for $1.35 million it was a ranch house on a hillside in the Benedict Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to The Wall Street

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Gene Simmons puts longtime Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for a whopping $22M

  • KISS singer and bassist listed the 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion for $22 million
  • The legendary rocker and his Playboy Playmate wife Shannon Tweed have lived on the property since 1984
  • The seven-bedroom home has been redeveloped over the years into a European-style mansion
  • Simmons is picking up and moving to Washington State, in part, due to the tax burden of living in California

Gene Simmons is leaving the Southern California life after nearly four decades.

The legendary KISS singer and bassist has decided to pick up and move his family to Washington State, citing high property taxes in California as a motivating factor.

As a result, he’s put his 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion, which includes seven bedrooms, up for sale for $22 million.  

Up for grabs: Gene Simmons has put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for $22 million
Major investment: The legendary KISS singer and bassist bought the
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Elle King’s romantic Mediterranean home for sale in Hollywood Hills

Singer-songwriter Elle King is staging a sale in Hollywood Hills, where her Mediterranean-style home full of authentic details and chic outdoor spaces is on the market for $1.699 million.

Spanning three stories, the 1980s abode draws the eye with a wooden garage door, wrought-iron accents and shades of orange and turquoise that break up the white stucco exterior. Three balconies hang off the front of the home, and a few more are found out back.

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Dark hardwood floors, crown moldings and arched doorways provide period charm in the common spaces. The living room has a stone fireplace and custom chandelier, and the kitchen adds slabs of rain forest marble.

Elsewhere are four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a family room, a study, a wet bar and a dining room with a built-in buffet across roughly 3,500 square feet.

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Katy Perry looks to sell one of her Beverly Hills homes

Katy Perry is eyeing a quick profit in the 90210. The pop star just listed her secluded retreat for $7.95 million, or half a million more than she paid in 2018.



a large lawn in front of a house: The secluded home in Hidden Valley expands to a landscaped yard and oval-shaped swimming pool. (Hilton & Hyland)


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The secluded home in Hidden Valley expands to a landscaped yard and oval-shaped swimming pool. (Hilton & Hyland)

Probably used as a guesthouse, the property sits just down the street from her main home, which she picked up for $18 million in 2017, records show. Found in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, the property covers nearly an acre in the guard-gated enclave of Hidden Valley and centers on a traditional-style home of a little more than 4,400 square feet.

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A spacious motor court kicks things off. The main entrance is found on the far end of the property, and to get there, visitors must walk the length of the home past a

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