With an estimated annual worth of $2.5 million in 2006 itself, actress Amanda Bynes found an intelligent way to invest her money - in a stucco tract and stone house built in 2005. She bought the house in November 2011 for an estimated $1.88 million and she surely spent some more upgrading and renovating the house. One only hopes that she spends more time at the house, converting it into a home!
Location: The mini-mansion is part of an affluent and peaceful gated enclave located in Calabassas, California. Also called Hidden Hills area, it is located amidst the hills which lie west of the San Fernando Valley.
Accommodation: It is a large house from any kind of proportions. The living space inside measures 4,618 square feet of great luxury. The area of the house has been well divided into 4 spacious bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
Features: The house sits on a pretty 0.37 acres of land and features a resort-like backyard with a free-form, natural pool. The pool also has a little rock island in its midst. Gardens and a lovely sit-out area open up beside the pool. The front of the house has manicured lawns. The interiors of the house are made up almost entirely of brown and beige. The large living room has a dining area to the side and the whole space is airy and well lit naturally. A fireplace cackles merrily in the living room which has Trevertine tile floors and lots of French doors. Though the kitchen looks ordinary, it is large and very functional. The master bath has been equipped with a jetted bath tub and there is also a separate shower which is steam-equipped. Finally, there is a family room with a second fireplace and a built-in entertainment center.
Neighborhood: Calabasas is a favorite living place for many stars. Some of the celebs having a home out here includes Justin Beiber, Tommy Lee, Kendra Wilkinson, Denise Richards and Jennifer Lopez.
Actress Amanda Bynes drives around in a $95,000 black BMW X5. Unfortunately the car was impounded by the police on September 2012 after the actress was caught driving with a suspended license in the Burbank neighborhood of California. The X5’s 3000cc 6 cylinder petrol engine delivers 245HP of power and 540Nm of torque. The vehicle can sprint to a speed of 100 km/hour after start in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 222 km/hour can be reached. Luxury fittings include anti-dazzle side mirrors, high-beam assist, bi-xenon headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Bluetooth connectivity, 6-CD player and DVD changer.
Amanda Brynes was involved in an accident in April 2012 when her metallic black colored Mercedes-Benz G550 rammed a police car in Los Angeles thereby damaging its rear end. The accident was deemed to have occurred as a result of Amanda’s negligence. The actress was subsequently arrested and later released on a $5,000 bail. The $110,000 SUV is powered by a 5500cc V8 engine that delivers a peak torque of 381 lb-ft along with an output of 382HP. High end features include a rear view camera, smart key and premium leather upholstered seats.
Amanda Bynes jetted off to the Bahamas to spend her 2008 Christmas holidays along with her then boyfriend Doug Reinhardt. “The Hills” star spent eight days on the exotic island and made optimal use of her free time to bond with her boyfriend. Unfortunately the couple encountered inclement weather during the entire duration of their vacation and were forced to spend most of their time indoors in their hotel suite. Amanda took advantage of the rare moments of sunshine to tan her body donning a bikini by the poolside of her hotel.
Location: The island chain of the Bahamas is situated very near to Cuba and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
Accommodation: The Bahamas possesses nearly a hundred luxury hotels which makes it very easy for rich tourists to book a comfortable place of stay. Renting a suite for a night at five star hotels like “The Cove Atlantis”, “Kamalame Cay”, “February Point Resort”, “Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island” can cost as much as $6,000 during the busy holiday season.
Main Attractions: Lovely sun kissed sea beaches account for the lion’s share of the tourist footfalls recorded by the Bahamas’. Cabbage Beach, Paradise Beach located in Paradise Island along with the iconic Xanadu Beach situated in Grand Bahama Island are some of the most popular tourist hotspots famous for great seafood and considered to be some of the best spots to get a sun tan. The out-islands of Andros and Exuma possesses superb infrastructure for water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling. The outdoor aquarium located on Paradise Island offers a visual treat in the form of more than two hundred marine species on display including such exotic exhibits like sharks, piranhas, giant grouper and sea urchins. The aquarium also contains touch tanks where exhibits like starfishes can be touched.
Coalition of Skin Diseases
Bynes has posed nude for photos which were auctioned off to benefit this charity. The NGO is dedicated to assist individuals suffering from skin diseases. The foundation works towards accomplishment of their tasks by generating awareness on the grave issues of skin problems, supporting clinical research, fostering physical and patient education.
Population Services International
The actress has donated a lot of funds to support the charity. Established in 1970 it is a leading global health organization focusing on serious challenges like child-survival, malaria, malnutrition, HIV and reproductive health. The NGO provides lifesaving products, clinical services and behavior change communication empowering the poor to lead healthier lives.
The Heart Truth
Amanda has campaigned for this charity. The organization is an awareness campaign designed to warn women about a major health risk like heart disease and the need to take extra precautions to avoid it. The NGO created the Red Dress as a national symbol for American women in 2002 in order to create awareness about heart ailments.
In a tragic incident actress Amanda Bynes’s four month old pet puppy named Little Angel was declared missing in April 2011. The four month old teacup Pomeranian went missing from Amanda’s home under mysterious circumstances. Desperate attempts to locate it failed and eventually news of the puppy’s untimely demise was conveyed to the heartbroken actress.
Herve Leger Cutout Bandage Mini Dress
Bynes was snapped wearing the statement mini dress at the 2011 MTV Movie awards. The stylish garment features elegant knit panels styled with angled straps in the front and the back-panel, sculpting the woman's body to perfection. The $1,200 glamorous dress has a back zip closure creating a sleek cut-out design.
Goyard ‘St Louis’ Tote
The actress was looking stylish carrying the over sized handbag while shopping from the Maison Goyard known mainly for its prestigious trunks. The handbag features a black coated water-resistant canvas sturdy enough to hold books and a PC with leather handles . It comes with a matching purse attached to the handle.
Tt Collection Jilla Dress
Amanda attended a high-profile event donning a glamorous asymmetrical mini dress. The designer piece features one long sleeve with pleat detailing on the shoulder and at the side seam. It is available in black color and can be complemented with a cotton jersey creating a smart look.
Dolce & Gabbana Crickled Patent Bowling Bag
The artist was photographed flaunting her luxurious designer bag. The fashionable crinkled bag features polished silver metal hardware with an adjustable chain shoulder strap and twin leather handles. The $1,090 accessory has a large frontal flap with push lock closure, underneath patch pockets, intricate textile lining and a smooth leather bottom.