Expensive News – Barry Bonds' estate listed at $25 million


TODAY real estate contributor Barbara Corcoran provides peeks inside some of the celebrity homes on the market across the country, from Ashton Kutcher’s L.A. bachelor pad to Barry Bonds’ 17,000-square foot mansion.

By Barbara Corcoran, TODAY contributor

This week in celebrity real estate, Barry Bonds looks to unload his Los Angeles estate for $25 million and Ashton Kutcher’s former bachelor pad is back on the market for $2.85 million.

Barry Bonds’ estate, Los Angeles
For sale: $25 million


Barry Bonds’ home features a gourmet kitchen.

Digs like this make being under house arrest, as Bonds was sentenced to back in 2011 but is fighting, seem pretty appealing. Bonds bought the 17,000-square-foot mansion on 2.56 acres back in 2002 for $8.7 million. Neighbors in this ritzy Beverly Park neighborhood include Denzel Washington and Reba McEntire. The interior has truly soaring ceilings – some as high as 30 feet – travertine tile work, and hand-painted murals. There’s a gourmet kitchen, home theater, home office with leather wall upholstery. The Mediterranean-style estate comes with a guesthouse, pool, spa and cabana and an outdoor kitchen on the massive patio. The seven bedroom, 13 bathroom home is entirely controllable by iPad.

Ashton Kutcher’s former bachelor pad, Los Angeles
For sale: $2.85 million


Ashton Kutcher’s former bachelor pad is back on the market. Listing price: $2.85 million.

Ashton Kutcher’s former bachelor pad has hit the market for $2.85 million. The star of “That ’70s Show” owned the home before he married Demi Moore and sold it in 2011, a few years after they wed. Kutcher and his father did extensive renovation work on the property, reportedly expanding the square footage from just over 2,000 square feet to more than 3,400. The two-story, four bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, large windows, a professional home theater and a two-story wine tower that accommodates a 210-bottle collection. Sliding glass doors lead to the lush and private backyard with a three-tiered cascading waterfall and infinity edge pool and spa.

Serena Williams’ Los Angeles home
For sale: $1.85 million


Tennis superstar Serena Williams has listed her Los Angeles condo at $1.85 million.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has put her Wilshire Boulevard pad on the market for $1.85 million. Williams apparently used this light and fresh condo as a pied-a-terre; she bought the 2,400-square-foot home in 2002 for $1.275 million. (Four years later, she plunked down over $6.6 million on a massive, seven-bedroom Bel Air mansion.) This two bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home has an open floor plan, hardwood floors, balconies and walls of windows with sparkling city views. The full-service building offers a concierge, valet, pool/spa, gym, rec room, and wine storage.

Howie Mandel’s Malibu mansion
For sale: $7.75 million


Howie Mandel’s Malibu mansion has views of the Pacific Ocean.

The king of game show hosts has put his Malibu manse back on the market for a cool $7.75 million. That’s $500,000 more than he listed it for back in December 2011. Located in the prestigious Point Dume area, this architect-designed, Cape Cod-inspired mini-compound sits on over an acre of land with panoramic Santa Monica ocean views. The main living area includes a double-height formal living and dining rooms, both with French doors. The large open kitchen has a center island. The elegant but comfortable style has a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The five bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home also a theater, an office, a gym and a guesthouse. The flat lot includes expansive lawns, a huge patio and infinity pool.