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“I split my time between a house in Lake Tahoe and my home in Los Angeles. In both, I spent money on things I wouldn’t have done in a spec home. I installed a massive solar-panel package that’s one of the biggest in L.A. You’d never do that on a house you’re going to sell, because it takes four or five years to get your money back on the investment. I wouldn’t have built a giant lagoon with a dive bridge and waterfall sculpted by the guys who do it for the San Diego Zoo. That’s a little too radical for some buyers, but I’m building a house I’m going to live in for the rest of my years. It’s about my taste and my desires.” 

- Jeremy Renner on how the homes he lives in are different from the ones he develops to sell

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ORIENT EXPRESSIONS | Marios Lekkas by David Roemer
for Robb Report September 2013

(1) Alexander McQueen, Cartier watch
(2) Versace jacket, Kiton pants (3) Dolce&Gabbana, Cartier watch (4) Belvest, Angelo Galasso pants, Louis Vuitton shoes, Luxuriator by Franco sunglasses                (5) Lanvin
(6) Ermenegildo Zegna, Di Bianco shoes 
(7) Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani shirt
(8) Isaia, shirt Brunello Cucinelli

Check Out Jeremy Renner’s $25 Million Hobby

We can’t imagine Jeremy Renner has much free time these days, between his duties as superhero and new dad – still the “Avengers” actor showed off an impressive hobby on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Renner hosted an event with luxury mag Robb Report to unveil his latest project: a dramatic home renovation in the swanky Los Angeles enclave of Holmby Hills.

Built with business partner and fellow actor Kristoffer Winters, photos of the project surfaced a few months ago and Renner finally opened its doors to celeb pals and tastemakers with cocktails and live music.

Acquired for $7 million, Renner and Winters gave the property – which sits a stone’s throw from Sunset Boulevard – a dramatic makeover. The updated asking price is $25 million.

The joint features a tiled fountain in the foyer, an Old Hollywood-style screening room, an art deco-inspired swimming pool, a master suite with his-and-her walk-in closets and spas, several fireplaces, and a grand kitchen with two marble islands. No big deal.

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Sitting room at the Jeremy Renner renovated mansion (WireImage)The pair have been flipping houses for years, long before Renner’s breakout in Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker.”

“If anyone has 25 million bucks, we take checks,” Winters joked to the crowd.

Renner kept quiet but mingled with friends like actor Bill Paxton, power agent Kevin Huvane, “Modern Family” creator Steven Levitan, mand former “ER” star Eriq La Salle.

Renner’s reported girlfriend, Sonni Pacheco, wasn’t in attendance, nor was his nearly 3-month-old daughter Ava, but we can understand.

He was preoccupied with his multi-million dollar baby.

I split my time between a house in Lake Tahoe and my home in Los Angeles. In both, I spent money on things I wouldn’t have done in a spec home. I installed a massive solar-panel package that’s one of the biggest in L.A. You’d never do that on a house you’re going to sell, because it takes four or five years to get your money back on the investment. I wouldn’t have built a giant lagoon with a dive bridge and waterfall sculpted by the guys who do it for the San Diego Zoo. That’s a little too radical for some buyers, but I’m building a house I’m going to live in for the rest of my years. It’s about my taste and my desires.