Queen Latifah coming to the Dana Poin...

Queen Latifah coming to the Dana Point Headlands

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#1 Jan 21, 2014
well, it almost seems that way from reading this recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the Strand at Headlands in Dana Point.
Queen Latifah Lists in New Jersey
The musician, actress and talk-show host, has listed her home for $2.399 million
Jan. 2, 2014 6:01 p.m. ET
Queen Latifah, the musician, actress and talk-show host, has listed her New Jersey home for $2.399 million with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the firm said.
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Over 7,500 square feet, the home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and three half baths. It sits on roughly 9 acres in Colts Neck, N.J., in Monmouth County, according to the listing agent Robin Jackson. The home also has an exercise room and game room. On the grounds is a five-car garage and a heated, Olympic-size swimming pool.
Queen Latifah—the stage name used by Dana Owens —is originally from New Jersey, and the house was the site of many family gatherings hosted by the Oscar-nominated actress, Ms. Jackson said.
But since the debut of her daytime talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show," Ms. Owens is spending more of her time in California, Ms. Jackson said.
For those in the market for stately home with six bedrooms and a hip hop pedigree, Queen Latifah has listed hers for $2.39 million. Candace Taylor reports on the News Hub.(Photo: AP)
"Many incredible memories have been shared with those closest to me and my family in this home," Ms. Owens said in a statement. "I am confident that the new owners will love the home and the Colts Neck community as much as I do."
Ms. Owens bought the home for $1.685 million from a developer in 2001 when it was partially completed, Ms. Jackson said.
On display on the ground floor of the home is a Yamaha piano emblazoned with a New York City skyline. The piano was played by Alicia Keys in the Jay Z music video for "Empire State of Mind." Ms. Owens bought the piano at a charity auction. But "I don't think she's going to sell the piano," Ms. Jackson said.

Two $20 Million-Plus House Sales Recorded In Orange County

It was a big year for real estate in California's affluent Orange County. First, a $22.25 million sale set a record for the town of Dana Point. Then a mansion in Laguna Beach sold for $33 million, in what agents say was the county's priciest home sale of 2013.
The Laguna Beach home, above, is in the private community of Irvine Cove. According to public records, the waterfront home sold in October for $33 million. Rob Giem of HÔM Sotheby's International Realty had listed the 7,200-square-foot, five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home a little less than year ago for $41.5 million, and the price was later reduced to $38 million.
The seller, Kenneth J. Sullivan, couldn't be reached to comment. The buyer is a New York City-based entity called Iconicviews Co. LLC.
The Dana Point home, also on the waterfront, is in a gated community called the Strand at Headlands. The house, below, was sold in June after being listed by HÔM's John Stanaland for nearly $25 million. According to Mr. Stanaland, the property is the highest priced sale ever recorded in Dana Point, where prices have historically been lower than in Laguna Beach or Newport Beach.
According to public records, the home was sold by Geoffrey and Ashley Rosenhain to Jon and Tara Darbyshire. Mr. Rosenhain, the founder of Laguna Beach-based Jado Investments, declined to comment.

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