Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
--Painter Buffie Johnson's estate has sold a three-story loft building at 102 Greene Street for over $9 million.
--Filmmaker and son of Roy Licthtenstein, Mitchell Lichtenstein paid $2.65 million for an 1848 Greek Revival brownstone at 120 West 12th Street in 2003 has sold it for $7.25 million to hedge-fund man Oskar Lewnowski.
From the NY TImes Big Deal:
--We've heard about the troubles with the Stanhope before, looks like it is an ongoing situation with only a few buyers plunking down over $10 million for apartments. The latest plan is to create some sexy model apartments to attract new buyers.
--Manhattan House, a luxury apartment complex, is the site of the most expensive condo conversion ($1.1 billion) in New York and may have contributed to the death by pneumonia of one of its residents, Martin Burwick, who was in his 90s. The remaining residents are still fighting eviction.
--Deals involving two Harlem town houses were stopped earlier this month when Edward Myers Jr., a longtime Harlem real estate investor, refused to sell his properties to buyers represented by the Corcoran Group because of recent complaints of fair-housing law violations in Corcoran's Brooklyn Heights office.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, has spent $1.425 million for a two-bedroom apartment at 108 Fifth Ave.
--Music composers Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman have listed their three-bedroom apartment for $5.7 million.
--Hamptons broker Tara Newman has sold the same Sag Harbor mansion for the third time - this time bringing in $6,850,000 for the Hannibal French House, built in 1875 and designed by Stanford White's mentor, Minard Lefevre.
--Developer Stephen Ross, chairman of the Related Companies is selling his prewar apartment at 956 Fifth Ave. to Bruce Beal, a Related executive vice president, for $10 million.
--Coscan, a company that is building townhouses in Pompano, Florida, has introduced the College Tuition Incentive Program. When you buy a home, you receive a free four-year college education for one child or grandchild at any Florida state school or community college.
--Vince Vaughn has just paid $12 million for a 7,880-square-foot duplex penthouse in Chicago. The new apartment was originally listed for $10.6 million.
From The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is looking to sell his retreat and training facility in Big Bear Lake, Calif. for $2.5 million. The listing is here for the property which includes a 3,900-square-foot main house and a 3,262-square-foot three-bedroom guest house. The four-car garage, which De La Hoya used as a gym, has a steam room, office and murals that depict significant moments in the boxer's career.
--Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is looking to sell an oceanfront home in Florida for $10.9 million. Lewis bought the 6,788-square-foot home in March 2004 for $5.2 million. The listing is here.
--Sports-team executive Joel Glazer and his wife, Angela, have sold their house in Palm Beach for just under $13 million.
From Forbes Movers and Shakers:
--Television writer/producer Frank Lupo has put his Pacific Palisades home on the market for $3.25 million. The home, shown above, has five bedrooms, a pool and an outdoor entertaining area. The listing is here.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Singer Michelle Branch has listed her Calabasas home at close to $3.3 million.
--Author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg has put her Marina del Rey home on the market at $2.1 million.
--Norm Pattiz, the founder and chairman of Westwood One, and his wife, DJ Mary Pattiz, have sold their Beverly Hills-area home for $20 million.
--A Lake View Terrace ranch once owned by movie mogul Cecil B. DeMille is for sale at $14.8 million. The listing is here.