Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
•It's official, Jon Bon Jovi has signed a contract to pick up that oh-so-gorgeous penthouse in the New Museum building on Mercer Street for $26 million.
•David Letterman has picked up more than 108 acres of prime Westchester property after paying $5 million for a 20-acre estate that borders his place.
•Philanthropist and former publishing exec Gerard L. Cafesjian has sold his Time Warner Center apartment in the north tower for $17.5 million, after having listed it for as much as $20.9 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
•Recent U.S. Senate candidate K.T. McFarland's 13-room duplex at 770 Park Avenue, which was listed at $18,400,000 has gone to contract.
•A Lexington Avenue brownstone that went from a film-auteur habitat into an alleged drug den, has been sold to Corcoran Group senior vice president Thomas Wexler and his wife Julia.
•Late last month, producer David Kahne bought a duplex penthouse, paying $2,501,000 for a 1,450-square-foot condo atop the Rockefeller Apartments at 17 West 54th Street.
•Octogenarian jazz impresario George Wein, who founded the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, has sold the five-floor townhouse that served as his offices for over three decades for $4.7 million for the house.
From the Real Estalker:
•Poker player Annie Duke has listed her four-bedroom Los Angeles home for $3 million. The listing is here.
•Lloyd and Laura Blankfein have put their Sagaponack house on the market for $13,995,000. Blankfein recently went to contract on the massive Southampton estate Old Trees.
•Producer Ralph Farquhar and his wife Melba have put their Los Angeles house on the market for $5.9 million. The home's website is here. The Farquhars have done an excellent job of combining African art with modern designs.
•Slade Smiley, who was featured on The Real Housewives of Orange Country has listed his Coto De Caza home for $1.725 million. The listing is here and as the Real Estalker Mama reports it's a world of tacky.
•Fashionable New Yorkers Alfredo Paredes and Brad Goldfarb are putting their home in The Atalanta for $2.6 million. It's a one-bedroom under 2,000 square feet but it's quite sleek and elegant. The listing is here. The Mama loved the kitchen but for me that galley style kitchen with the big giant windows looks like no fun to cook in.
•Jason Priestley is selling his Los Angeles home for $2.199 million. The home has its own website which you can find here. The turquoise bathroom is quite fetching.
From the Real Estate Journal's Private Properties:
•Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger is asking $6.5 million for her home in Beverly Hills. The listing for the modernist three-bedroom home is here.
•Baseball outfielder Steve Finley and his wife, Amy, have sold their San Diego-area estate for close to its nearly $9 million asking price.
•Asset manager Peter M. Schoenfeld and his wife, Charlotte, have paid just under $6.5 million for a Manhattan apartment controlled by retired banker Joe L. Allbritton and his wife, Barbara.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
•The home that belonged to late actor Brock Peters has been listed for $3,999,000. The listing for the beautifully modern three-bedroom is here.
•The asking price for a 13,000-square-foot Corona di Collini mansion in Los Feliz neighborhood that has been owned by Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis and child film star Jane Withers is now listed at $5,996,000. The listing for the 1920s beauty is here.
•Sammy Hagar has paid $420,000 to purchase a three-bedroom mountain chalet in South Lake Tahoe.
•A Los Feliz mansion once owned by Chuck Berry is listed at $3,295,000. The listing is here.
•Rick Schroder has paid about $5.5 million to purchase an oceanfront house on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
•A four-bedroom house just above Los Angeles' Sunset Strip that once was owned by actor David Schwimmer has been listed for $1,995,000.
•Nicolas Cage has paid $9,400,000 to purchase a mansion at the top of San Francisco's Russian Hill.
•An 1,822-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills area that once was owned by actor Jason Schwartzman is being sold by its current owner, purse designer Jana Feifer, for $1,395,000.
From The LA Times Hot Property:
•Kanye West has purchased a Beverly Hills home for close to $7.2 million. Hopefully it's a little cozier than his white-on-white NY apartment.
•Johnny Carson's Malibu home of more than two decades has been sold for $38 million.
•Former Lakers head coach Rudy Tomjanovich has listed his Pacific Palisades home for $7.45 million. The listing is here.
•NBA forward Trevor Ariza of the Orlando Magic is selling his Tarzana home. The asking price is close to $1.6 million.