You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Quietly Upgrade in Beverly Hills

BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.
PRICE: $6.7 million
SIZE: 5,515 square feet

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition of a new residence in a swank, privately patrolled Beverly Hills enclave that property records show traded hands late last month for $6.7 million. (Fun Fact: throughout much of the 1990s, the property was owned by Jack Nicholson.)

The deal went down on the down low, hence Your Mama didn’t turn up any digital listings that would confirm some of the specifics of the property. Suffice to say, then, that the L.A. County Tax Man’s records (and other online resources) show the angled abode was originally built in the late 1950s, sits on an irregularly shaped 0.57-acre parcel and measures in at 5,515 square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three fireplaces plus an attached two-car garage, a backyard swimming pool and a sport court.

The Richie-Maddens’ new house sits in an especially star-studded pocket of the Beverly Hills Post Office where some of the other high-profile homeowners in the ‘hood include Ziggy Marley; Guy Oseary; Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban; Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis — they snatched up their place last year in an off-market deal for a tetch over 10 million from entertainment industry mover and shaker Tom Freston; Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem — they paid $3.3 million for the former home of erstwhile couple Sara Gilbert and Allison Adler; and Jennifer Lawrence — whose home was previously owned by Jessica Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres and Paul Hogan. As avid and well-schooled celebrity real estate watchers already know, just down the street a bit from the Richie-Maddens new digs is the compound-like estate Cameron Diaz bought a few years ago from Candice Bergen, where she and Benji Madden — Joel’s twin brother — hitched their romantic and legal wagons a few months ago in front of a slew of other Hollywood hot shots like Jeffrey Katzenberg, Judd Apatow, Toni Colette and Nancy Juvonen.

Last year, in June 2014, the couple dumped Mister Madden’s former bachelor pad — a gated, 1930s Spanish Colonial in Glendale — for $1,837,000 and, as far as we can tell, they continue to own the 5,380-square-foot house in L.A.’s fabled Laurel Canyon that they bought in May 2009 for $1.912 million.

More Dirt

  • Kristen Wiig Buys Pasadena Case Study

    Kristin Wiig Adds Iconic Case Study House to Growing Property Portfolio

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

  • John Wells Sells Los Angeles Estate

    John Wells Sells Hancock Park Mansion to Brian Robbins (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

  • Shaun White Laurel Canyon Compound

    Shaun White Picks Up Laurel Canyon Micro-Compound (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

  • Douglas Urbanski Palm Springs House

    Douglas Urbanski and Diane Wilk Buy Joseph Cotten’s ‘White Gables’ in Palm Springs

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

  • Jay Leno Picks Up Newport, R.I.,

    Jay Leno Lands 'Seafair' in Newport, Rhode Island

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

  • Charlie Puth

    Charlie Puth Lists Hollywood Hills Home (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

  • Dennis Quaid Buys Brentwood Home

    Dennis Quaid Nabs Brentwood Canyon Home (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUYERS: Nicole Richie and Joel MaddenLOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.PRICE: $6.7 millionSIZE: 5,515 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late-night covert communiqué from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak informs us that showbiz scion, fashion entrepreneur and reality television denizen Nicole Richie and much-tatted musician Joel Madden have surreptitiously upgraded their residential circumstances with the off-market acquisition […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content