Trump Redecorates Oval Office; Wayne Gretzky Sells in Thousand Oaks

And Condoleezza Rice finds a buyer for a Palo Alto property

President Donald Trump's Oval Office is, unsurprisingly, gold.
President Donald Trump’s Oval Office is, unsurprisingly, gold. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Along with the political changes going on in the White House right now, there is also a decorative transformation. Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump put his personal touch on the Oval Office. The crimson curtains President Obama selected are gone, and in a move that surprised no one, replaced with gold—similar curtains were used during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The rug is also being replaced, reportedly with the exact same one used by Ronald Reagan. (Elle Décor)

Wayne Gretzky finally sold his five-bedroom, six-bathroom Thousand Oaks home, which has been on and off the market for three years. The retired hockey player bought the 8,711-square-foot house in 2009 for $2.76 million. The single-story house is located within gated Sherwood Country Club, and features chandeliers, coffered ceilings and paneled walls throughout, in addition to multiple fireplaces. There’s a swimming pool and spa, as well as an outdoor pavilion with a dining area, flat screen televisions and fireplace, and a separate gym. (Los Angeles Times)

Girls and Star Wars actor Adam Driver is house hunting in Brooklyn. Driver recently toured a five-story townhouse at 154 Hicks Street, in Brooklyn Heights. The 5,500-square-foot townhouse is formerly rental units, and is now on the market for $4.79 million. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom abode comes with “approved renovation plans” for conversion into a single-family home. Leslie J. Garfield brokers Ravi Kantha, Matthew Lesser and Alex Yoel are sharing the listing. (New York Post)

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has already found a buyer for a Palo Alto property she co-owns. Rice bought the home with two investors back in 2003, though she and filmmaker and writer Randy Bean bought out the third investor. The 1,500-square-foot house has been on the market for less than two weeks, asking $2.35 million, and it’s in “pending sale status.” The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is located on College Avenue, and there’s also a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage on the property. (Realtor)

Neil Diamond bought a $7.25 million home in an oceanfront Malibu community. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is in the Blue Whale Estates neighborhood, just off the Pacific Coast Highway. As expected, the 4,692-square-foot home has incredible ocean views, as well as an infinity pool on the .32-acre property. (Yolanda’s Little Black Book)

Trump Redecorates Oval Office; Wayne Gretzky Sells in Thousand Oaks