When celebrities want to buy a home, they often purchase it under a trust, which is usually administered by their business manager. Such is the case with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ryan Stiles, who both conducted real estate deals over the past few days under their manager’s name, Bruce Lagnese. Lagnese also represents A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, who he has helped purchase several homes in New York and Los Angeles.
On May 23 Cuba Gooding Jr. listed his home in Northridge, CA for $729,000, and a sale is already pending on it. The five bedroom, three bath home was built in 1976. Cuba purchased it in 1999 under “Jane Trust,” the same trust he used to purchase his Pacific Palisades home in 2000 (both are managed by Lagnese). Redfin agent Julie Jacobson toured the home, and left the following Agent Insight:
“The home has new paint and carpet, but seems to have mostly original cosmetics otherwise. The den, kitchen and formal dining room all have access to the backyard and a large very overgrown patio. There is one bedroom downstairs, with office built-ins adjacent to the bathroom, and the remaining bedrooms are upstairs, including a master suite with private balcony. There’s also a huge bonus room with hill views and built-ins on the second level. The backyard has a bit of grass, but is mostly patio and pool with some slope over a busy street, but with a lot of mature foliage. The attached garage has an internal entrance that leads to the laundry room.”
Cuba plays a role in the upcoming “Machete Kills,” a new over-the-top shoot ’em up featuring a heroine with a gun for a bra and Charlie Sheen as the president, to be released on Sept. 13. He will also be one of the presenters of the Tony Awards on June 9.
Ryan Stiles, another celebrity represented by Lagnese, just sold his home in Encino, CA for $3.1 million. The 7,361 square foot home includes five bedrooms and 5.75 baths. Ryan must like to entertain, because the house has a ton of space for it, including a large pool and patio, and a living room with piano and pool table. In the listing photos you can see a director’s chair with Ryan Stiles’ name on it right next to the pool table. There are several built-in bars, a media screening room, and a loft that is currently being used as a music room. The home is located next to other celebrities, including Selena Gomez and Nick Lachey/Vanessa Minnillo.
The show Ryan is most known for, “Who’s Line is It Anyway,” returns to television on July 16, on the CW Network.