Celebrity Real Estate: Derek Jeter, Brooke Mueller



Posted on December 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 1:00 PM

By Laura Vecsey

All-Star Rental

Derek Jeter’s place in New York Yankees history is secure. There is no doubt the 39-year-old shortstop will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame five years after he finally hangs up his cleats. In the meantime, the real question is where will the pinstriped captain of baseball’s most decorated team hang his hat during the 2013 season?

After selling his Trump World Tower Manhattan penthouse in 2012 for a cool $15.5 million and taking up residence in the off-season in his mammoth custom home in Tampa, Fla., Jeter appears to be choosing the rental route and was reportedly looking to inhabit a top-floor duplex at the Chelsea Quarter Condominium.

The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom unit will set Jeter back about 25K a month, but that won’t dent Jeter’s all-star bank account. He’s netted $236 million over the course of his stellar career.

Flipping Brooke

Her ill-fated marriage to Charlie Sheen aside, Brooke Mueller has been a pretty savvy judge when it comes to real estate investments. This time, Sheen’s ex has relisted and apparently already sold her Tarzana home, just months after buying the 9,000-square-foot home from Scary Spice Girl Melanie Brown for $3 million. It was listed for $3,550,000; the sold price is unknown at this time.

Bob Hope Bonanza

Bob and Dolores Hope were proud and long-time residents of Palm Springs and now, about a decade after the entertainer passed away at age 100 and a year after his widow died at age 102, their real estate legacy in the California desert is up for final review.

The Hope heirs have listed the two homes that Bob and Dolores owned and lived in during their long Palm Springs tenure. One is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, Spanish-style ranch on Buena Vista Drive that Hope and his wife, Dolores, bought in 1941. The home is listed for $469,000 and could be purchased along with an adjoining quarter-acre lot that is listed for an additional $260,000.

The second home is a 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom ranch on East El Alameda that the couple bought and moved into in 1946. The gated property comes with a pool and lush grounds and is listed for $659,000.

More enticing, however, is news that the Hopes’ modern marvel in Palm Springs should hit the market in 2013 for a rumored $45 million. Likewise, the Hope estate in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles is expected to be sold, too.