It was in Laurel Canyon where Joni Mitchell lived and wrote her influential “Blue” album. She was part of the legendary music scene that took place in the rustic corners of Laurel Canyon. Inspiration swirled there, and she was amongst bands like The Doors, The Byrds, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and even dated Graham Nash of that band.
The canyon was a step away from Ventura Boulevard and the Sunset Strip and is found at 8217 Lookout Mountain Avenue. By 1972, Mitchell removed herself from the Laurel Canyon scene and moved to British Columbia, back to her Canadian roots.
Matt Damon sold his Los Angeles mansion in a trendy off-market transaction. He sold his Pacific Palisades mansion to the CEO of Warner Bros. for $18 million. The home’s 13,000 square feet offers seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Luxury perks include billiards, a marble and mahogany kitchen, a gym, a temperature-controlled cellar, and a wet bar.
Damon and his wife bid their L.A. estate goodbye and moved into a swank Brooklyn Heights penthouse in N.Y.C., setting a record for the most-expensive residential property in Brooklyn. The couple’s townhouse is in the historic Standish building, one of the tallest, and they own the building’s rooftop too.
Kanye, now known as Ye, went big, as you would expect him to. He picked up almost 5,000 acres of gorgeous Wyoming country. It may have been the proverbial “last straw” on his marriage with Kim Kardashian when he decided to live there, but she still said it’s the most beautiful place in the world, located an hour out of Yellowstone Park.
That’s where he recorded much of his 2018 album “Ye.” When she filed for divorce rather than live there, Ye’s next move was to put the property up for sale and go back to L.A. and try to bargain with her.
“Scream” franchise staple Neve Campbell moved to London to flee the City of Angels. In an interview with Stephen Colbert, she talked about why she made the move. She was at “The Late Show” to promote “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne Johnson, but the conversation turned to why she left.
Campbell said Hollywood was overwhelming. In the U.K. she was able to be anonymous. When a Londoner asked what she does, they would just nod, smile, and say, “Oh, Okay,” after learning she’s an actress. That kind of interaction in the City of Angels would roll out in an incredibly different way.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s N.Y.C. pad is virtually paparazzi-proof. That’s why the building is a celebrity sanctuary swimming with A-listers. He purchased an apartment inside the fantastic 1882 Tribeca-area building after living in Los Angeles for ten years. The structure, formerly a bookbinding factory, was suited perfectly for being converted to wide-open living spaces with vaulted ceilings.
He bought his Hollywood Hills ranch-style home, boasting magnificent views and outdoor terraces, following his success with “Brokeback Mountain.” Dropping $8.6 million for 3,000 square feet of the Tribeca property made it significantly pricier than his L.A. pad. But the new place is slightly bigger and very posh.