Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Developer Harry Macklowe bought up around $60 million worth of apartments in the Plaza that he plans to combine into one huge residence. There's just one problem, a $4 million apartment is in the way and so Macklowe may need to pay double the original list price for the apartment in order to complete his dream home. It's unclear if Macklowe is the mystery $50 million man who we first talked about buying in at the Plaza. Given the blockbuster prices in the building there may be more than one.
--Natalie Portman has put her home in Sea Cliff, Long Island, shown above, on the market for $2.2 million. The listing for the three-bedroom shingled home is here and the virtual tour is here.
--Park Avenue's grandest-looking mansion has gone back on the market after a gut renovation. It is now listed for $35 million.
--Leonardo DiCaprio has signed a rental agreement for a three-bedroom duplex on Walker Street with a $35,000-a-month asking price.
Also from the Post:
--Billy Joel is in contract to buy Roy Schieder's Sagaponack home. The home was most recently listed at $18.75 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--A look at the Steel House, a mid-century modern owned by James Valentine of Maroon 5.
--Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner (parents of Jake Gyllenhaal) are offering a three-bedroom home on Mulholland Drive for rent for $20,000 per month.
--You can rent the house on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills that was used to film "The Apprentice" last season for $45,000 per month.
--Aaron Kamin of the band The Calling has listed his West Hollywood home for $2.3 million.
--Actress Joely Fisher has listed her four-bedroom house in Encino for $4.75 million. It's out estate of the day later today.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Tommy Tune has paid $1.29 million for a tower apartment at 400 East 52nd Street, called the Southgate. The one-bedroom, 750-square-foot apartment has a wrap terrace and cracked walls.
--170 East End Avenue, a soon-to-open condo designed by Madison Avenue Armani boutique veteran Peter Marino, has three deep-pocketed buyers. Contemporary art dealer Dominique Lévy has paid about $12 million for a combined-unit duplex on the eighth floor. Developer Eric Hadar bought a mirror-image 5,000-square-foot duplex for around the same amount. Vornado Realty Trust president Michael Fascitelli spent $16 million on a 7,000-square-foot space with a two-hoop basketball court.
--Adam Sender, a hedge-fund man with an absurdly gorgeous art collection, has bought a 36th-floor duplex in Downtown by Philippe Starck for $8.1 million.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Four-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg has paid $2,610,000 to purchase a 3,454-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills.
--Director M. Night Shyamalan has listed his mansion in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania for $7.999 million. The four-level mansion has seven bedrooms. Shyamalan hasn't gone Hollywood, he still has a nearly 123-acre estate in Williston Township that he bought in 2004 for $17.9 million.
--Actress Anita Barone who is in the Fox sitcom "The War at Home," and her actor husband Matthew Glave have sold their three-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills to actor and comedy writer Paul Soter for $1.11 million and have paid $1.678 million for a five-bedroom house in Los Angeles' Encino area.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Josh Duhamel has sold his home in Brentwood for close to the asking price of $2.4 million.
--Steve Lavin, former UCLA head basketball coach turned ESPN and ABC college basketball analyst, has listed his Newport Beach home at $3.995 million. The listing is here.
--Kristine Lefebvre and her husband, chef Ludovic Lefebvre have sold their four-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bath room Studio City home for about $1.5 million.
--The Zubin Mehta Malibu estate has been sold for $14 million.
--Del Shores, playwright and gay pop-culture icon, and his partner, actor-producer Jason Dottley, have listed their 1929 Laurel Canyon, Spanish-style home at $1.65 million. The listing is here.