Sunday, December 4, 2011

Homes of the Biggest '90s Stars

Hey, remember the 1990s? It was a time of many requests to “not go there,” and entreaties to “talk to the hand,” or simply a time to mindlessly chant “JER-RY! JER-RY!” over and over.

The ‘90s don’t seem so long ago, but it was long enough ago for fortunes and careers to change: Vanilla Ice became a house flipper, while MC Hammer lost his house, shirt, and Hammer pants when he went broke.

Slideshow: Homes of the 1990s Stars
Slideshow: Homes of the 1990s Stars

Some ‘90s stars of pop culture were able to parlay their fame into continuing success, and so we see their mansions, estates, penthouses, and compounds pop up regularly on the market. Rommy Revson, the inventor of that definitive ‘90s hair accessory, the Scrunchie, seems to have done rather well for herself, considering she just put her Palm Beach, Fla., estate on the market for almost $4.4 million.

Of the following homes of ‘90s stars, most are located in California, but there are a few outliers inIdaho and Colorado.

Check out these five homes of famous stars of the '90s:

Jerry Seinfeld
Location: Telluride, CO
Price: $18.3 million

Bedrooms: 11
Bathrooms: 12.5
Square Footage: 14,200

Jerry Seinfeld is selling his palatial home in Telluride, CO.
Photo: | Inset: Jemal Countess | Getty Images

One of the most ubiquitous shows of the ‘90s, of course, was “Seinfeld,” which chronicled the hijinx of a group of self-absorbed New Yorkers and starred comic Jerry Seinfeld in the title role.

Earlier this year, Seinfeld listed his Telluride mansion on nearly 27 acres on the market, which he offered fully furnished. The renovated circa-1991 mansion has a wet bar, lofts, and a guest house. As for those beautiful natural surroundings, outdoor features include a 5,500-square-foot deck, which is an expanse bigger than many people’s actual homes. (“What is the deal with that?”) The property also includes hiking trails and a creek, and views of Sunshine and Wilson peaks.

Pamela Anderson
Location: Malibu, CA
Price: $75,000 per month

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5

Pamela Anderson is looking for someone to rent her Malibu, CA pad.
Photo: | Inset: Steve Granitz | Getty Images

Sweet Pamela Anderson is beloved for her red-swimsuited signature role on Baywatch, and is friend to both animals and rock stars. She's currently in the news because she's offering to lease her home in the celeb-studded Malibu Colony (where neighbors include Tom Hanks) for $75,000 a month, or $20,000 a week.

Anderson posted this introduction on rental site "I'm traveling so much these days and am enjoying a lot more time in my native Canada with my family…I’m finally willing to share my masterpiece — what I’ve co-created with a handful of green architects and designers/inspired by my favorite architect Lautner — this is my humble stab at perfection…it’s a magical spot." The rental has access to Surfrider Beach, a saltwater pool with swim-up wet bar, and all of the home’s technology is controlled via iPads.

David Schwimmer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Price: $10.7 million

Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 6 full, 1 partial
Square Footage: 11,000

David Schwimmer's Los Angeles home has been lovingly restored.
Photo: | Inset: Francois Durand | Getty Images

This Mediterranean-style mansion belongs to the actor David Schwimmer, best known for his portrayal of the loveable sad-sack Ross on “Friends.” In the show, his character paired with Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel, and Aniston has lately been shopping around for a new place herself.

Schwimmer’s mansion was built in 1926 by the same architects who designed the Beverly Hills City Hall, and it has been restored and updated to suit modern tastes. The house features a wood paneled library and a den finished with stone. The gated property includes a tennis court and a detached loft-style guest house, with a living room, kitchen, and bath.

Courteney Cox
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Price: $2.05 million

Bedrooms: 2

Courtney Cox recently rented a cool pad in this building.
Photo: Gary Minnaert | Creative Commons
Inset: Jean Baptiste Lacroix | Getty

You can’t talk ‘90s without conjuring those attractive folks from “Friends,” the ubiquitous sitcom of the decade. Courteney Cox starred for 10 years as Monica Geller in “Friends,” and in 1996 began her role in the “Scream” film franchise.

Cox recently rented a two-bedroom apartment on the 25th floor of Sierra Towers, which has been the home to many celebrities over the years, including Cox’s former “Friends” co-star, Matthew Perry. As noted on, this property is so appealing to celebrities because it’s a full-service building, with a 24-hour front desk, security, and valet.

Jason Priestley
Location: Toluca Lake, CA
Price: $2.1 million

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 3,266

Jason Priestley pulled his lovely home off of this tough market.
Photo: | Inset: Tony Barson | Getty Images

As previously established in this space, the 1990s had its “Friends” and its “Seinfeld,” but for a certain demographic of the viewing audience, there was only one TV show: “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The role of sideburned upstanding citizen Brandon Walsh was played by the former teen dreamboat Jason Priestley.

In late summer, Priestley put his valley villa, which was built in 1990 and remodeled in 2005, on the market. The house didn’t sell and is now off the market. No word on whether the home’s failure to sell has anything to do with Priestley’s unusual art collection featured prominently on the walls in the listing photos, including a large painting of French bulldog smoking a cigar and a reproduction of the Grant Wood painting “American Gothic,” with the woman smoking a cigar.

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