Renovation Romance: Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays On House Flipping and Family

It’s hard to say what’s rarer: a Hollywood marriage that’s lasted almost three decades or one that’s survived a renovation. But when you’re talking about the husband-and-wife pair of Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays, who celebrated their 30th anniversary this year, renovations are woven into the fabric of their union.

The pair is well known, not just for their acting and other Hollywood-related efforts, but also for their prowess in real estate circles. Together, they have renovated 23 houses, mostly in and around Los Angeles. After selling their last project house in Sherman Oaks, the pair may soon be taking on the East Coast or possibly France, where they own a farmhouse and where a “Flipping France” TV show is in the works. Geographically unencumbered, now that their four boys are “off to college and making their way in the world,” says Bernsen, anything is possible.

In between mulling their next move and preparing to publish Pays’ coffee table book with Gibbs-Smith, “OPEN HOUSE — Reinventing Space for Simple Living,” the pair talked to us about what it takes to execute a successful flip, their evolution of style and what they’ve learned along the way.  READ MORE

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber seek $60 million for model Malibu compound

Hot Property | Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber

Supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband, businessman Rande Gerber, appear to have the model down for home-flipping.

A year ago they more than doubled their investment on a traditional-style home in Malibu. Now the couple is looking for a big score, listing a compound in the Encinal Bluffs area for $60 million — $8.5 million more than what they paid for it a year ago.

Set on a bluff of roughly 3.2 acres, the gated estate has a tennis court, park like grounds and a footpath to the beach below.

The Mediterranean-style main house, built in 1944 and newly renovated, is designed for indoor-outdoor living and has walls of glass that open to ocean-facing, wrap-around decks.

Living and dining rooms, a media room and a chef’s kitchen with a large island and a breakfast bar are within nearly 5,300 square feet of living space. The ocean-view master suite has a fireplace, a separate sitting area and his and her’s bathrooms for a total of four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

A swimming pool and spa, an outdoor pavilion, lawns and mature landscaping complete the coastal setting.

Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker and Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency hold the listing.

The 50-year-old Crawford took to modeling in her teenage years and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers. Her life story, “Becoming,” was released last year.

Gerber, 54, is a former model and a nightlife industry businessman. He co-founded the tequila brand Casamigos with actor George Clooney.

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Cindy Crawford has listed her Malibu home for $15.45 Million

The supermodel and her husband Rande Gerber are looking to flip the property they bought less than a year ago.

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The updated five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath pad is located in the highly sought after Point Dume neighborhood of Malibu, and sits on a cul-de-sac full of celebrity-owned mansions. This means that the lucky new owners will be able to call Julia Roberts, Gwyenth Paltrow, Chris Martin and Kenny G neighbors.  Read More

Malibu Joins Southern California Cities and Thousands of People for “Dirty Car Pledge”

“We’re proud to join the Dirty Car Pledge and show that we are leaders in water conservation,” said Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak. “I hope that our dirty city vehicles will inspire Malibu residents to join in the conservation efforts, because every drop counts during California’s devastating drought.”

Click the photo below to read more or sign up here to take the Dirty Car Pledge.

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