Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
--The former Fifth Avenue home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been sold to an unidentified buyer. It was listed at $32 million and the current owner bought it for $9.5 million in 1995. Koch spent another $10 million renovating the co-op apartment but now the apartment is too small for his growing family.
--Charlie Sheen has picked up a 7,500-square-foot estate on Mulholland Drive and his soon-to-be ex-wife Denise Richards has picked up a home in the Hidden Hills area.
--Steven Roth has moved into his prewar co-op apartment on Park Avenue and is selling his vacated residence a few blocks away.His full-floor 10-room co-op at 800 Park Avenue, show above is listed at $9 million. The unit has three family bedrooms, servants' quarters with two bedrooms, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a library and an office. The listing is here.
--Gregory Olsen, the man who once paid $20 million to the Russian government to ride in a spaceship, has sold his Time Warner Center condo for $12.5 million to a Greek businessman.
--500 square feet, no kitchen, $2.4 million. The ultimate in expensive in New York is a studio in the St. Regis. The residences are some of the most expensive rooms in the city.
--Elle Macpherson is apartment hunting in Manhattan. She has been seen checking out the Armani-designed 20 Pine Street and 15 Broad Street.
--Interior designer Kitty Hawks has sold her two-bedroom apartment for just over $2 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Tina Fey and her husband, musician Jeff Richmond, have picked up an Upper West Side apartment for $550,000 that they will use as an office.
--Billionaire and MBNA heir Randolph Lerner purchased the $27.5 million penthouse apartment at 740 Park Avenue. The apartment was formerly owned by Enid A. Haupt. As reported earlier in the NY Post, the family with four children may have a hard time negotiating this apartment which only has two bedrooms plus two smaller bedrooms in the staff quarters.
--The conversion of the Stanhope Hotel seems not to be going so well. The apartments which are listed at between $10 and $47 million have nine-foot-ceilings which can seem low in massively-sized apartments. The developer says its doing well but the brokers are less enthused by the low ceilings and high maintenance costs which make it hard to move the apartments.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--No one seems to know how much was paid for a Convent Avenue townhouse which went to a Yale professor. The deed says $3.89 million but the buyer John Geanakoplos says it sold for less than that due to some special deal he won't give the details on.
--Tommy Hilfiger, the fashion designer who recently made news for his fight with Axl Rose, has agreed to pay about $18 million for a five-bedroom house on Further Lane in East Hampton. He plans to move in this summer and is creating his own furniture for the house.
--Hotelier Andre Balazs has put the loft apartment he lives in at 158 Mercer on the market for $10 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Weatherman Dallas Raines and his wife have bought a Pasadena house for just under $2 million.
--Norm Pattiz, the founder of Westwood One, has listed his Beverly Hills home for $27.5 million. The estate which was built in 1940 formerly belonged to Marlo Thomas and David Geffen. The listing is here.
--Agent Patrick Whitesell and his wife, newscaster Lauren Sanchez are looking for a family home in the San Fernando valley and have sold their Pacific Palisades home for nearly $3.3 million.
--DJ Paul Oakenfold has sold his Hollywood Hills house for about $2.3 million.
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Former GE CEO, Jack Welch has sold his Fairfield, Connecticut home for $6.9 million, a little over half what he once asked for it. He paid $3.25 million for the house known as Windswept back in 1990 and later bought two additional acres. The house sat on the market for three years.