Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
--Developer Harry Macklowe is buying up multiple apartments at the Plaza for a spread of around 7,500 square feet. His new digs cost nearly $35 million.
-- Giuseppe Cipriani buys into his own Cipriani Club Residences and astonishingly enough paid the asking price (around $6 million) for three units in the building.
--Denzel Washington is in a buying mood, this time he has been spotted checking out a 15-room duplex with a $10.9 million asking price at the Campanile building.
--Katie Couric has paid around $8 million for a home in the Hamptons.
--Maggie Gyllenhaal is apartment hunting and may have settled on a TriBeCa condo for $2.7 million.
--Terra Holding is throwing a "Billion Dollar Party" for the future residents and brokers on the 15 CPW condo project.
--Christie Brinkley has lowered the price of her Bridgehampton mansion to $26.5 million (down from $30 million).
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Sir Harold Evans, the historian and former publishing executive and his wife Tina Brown are involved in a battle over the ivy-covered wall next to their five-story townhouse. The wall was set to be torn down for a new condo going up next door. Sir Harold and his co-op board filed suit against the developer. The problem is a question of inches and both sides are going deep into the archives to try and determine who actually owns the wall. The co-op and Sir Harold withdrew their lawsuit after the Buildings Department had blocked the work.
--An investment group belonging to the family of S. Daniel Abraham, the former chairman of the Slim-Fast diet products company, paid $6.1 million for a 2,500-square-foot apartment at 200 East 65th Street. It is the fourth purchase in the same building for Mr. Abraham and family and all the apartments are pieds-à-terre for when the family is in the city.
--Look out New York real estate brokers, the Brownstoner real estate blog has launched a new site, Brokerate that lets New Yorkers rate their brokers.
From the New York Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Another real estate scuffle. This time between photographer Jan Staller and developer Barry Leistner. Mr. Staller says that the construction of a complex being build by Mr. Leistner caused damage to his townhouse and backyard carriage house. Mr. Staller managed to thwart next-door neighbor, art dealer Kenny Schachter's plans for a nine-story building and so Mr. Schachter sold Mr. Leistner. Mr Leistner is working on an eight-story building and wanted Mr. Staller's air rights. Mr. Staller started to notice problems with his house as the construction proceeded. The two have lawyered up but still haven't quite worked everything out.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Pamela Anderson has but her Malibu home, shown here, on the market for $6.5 million. The 2,300-square-foot home faces the ocean and has deeded beach access across the street. The home is decorated in a vintage French Country style and the buyer can buy the furniture too. The listing is here.
--Actor James Denton of "Desperate Housewives" has purchased a Glendale home for around $1.5 million.
--Ethan Supleee, who plays Randy on "My Name Is Earl" has bought a $2 million home in Studio City. The home once belonged to Jane Fonda and has seven bedrooms.
--Timothy Puzo, grandson of "Godfather" novelist Mario Puzo, has purchased a condo in the Hollywood Hills for $485,000.
--Clay Graham, an executive producer and writer for "The Drew Carey Show" has sold his four-bedroom, four-bathroom Pacific Palisades home which was listed at just under $4 million.