Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Christie Brinkley has found a new home in the Hamptons, picking up a waterfront estate in North Haven which had a $10.995 million price tag. Her ex-husband, Peter Cook has also bought a place in North Haven for close to $1.2 million.
--Broadway producer Jeffrey Finn has purchased a one-bedroom pied-a-terre at the Platinum condo complex for just over $1.4 million.
--Rachel Hunter is looking for a fixer upper in the Hamptons. Good luck with that.
--Hotel developer Robert Burns wins the dubious distinction of spending the most money on a Hamptons rental. He is renting an oceanfront Southampton home for a record $1.2 million for the year. He is currently working on building a new mansion in the area.
Bonus from the NY Post:
--Is Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees looking to buy the Lake Carrington Estate? The home in Greenwich, Connecticut is billed a "couture-ready" mansion, a nine-acre lakefront property dominated by a Georgian-style stone mansion spanning 35,000 square feet. The listing is here.
From The Real Estalker:
--Scarlett Johansson has picked up a home in the Hollywood Hills for around $8 million.
--Ricky Martin has listed his Miami mansion, shown above, for $16.9 million. No interior pics but the listing is here (that's one deep blue pool).
--Keyshawn Johnson's condo at The Californian in Los Angeles is for sale for $3.595 million.
--Rumor has it that Britney Spears may have sold her Malibu mansion.
--It was nearly two years ago that we first learned Kathleen Turner was set to put her Amagansett home on the market for $7.95 million, now we finally have the listing which is for $6.995 million. Check out the charming beach home here.
--Real estate goddess Ellen Degeneres is at it again putting another tempting home on the market. This Hollywood home is listed for $1.995 million. Ellen and her team do some mighty fine renovating. Check out the calm white splendor at the property website.
--Numerous websites are reporting that Britney Spears may be buying Ray Liotta's old nest in the Pacific Palisades. We'll be checking out this home later as out estate of the day.
From Celebrity Babylon:
--Rumor has it Tom Cruise has picked up a plot in Montecito from Rob Lowe and his wife and may be building a getaway house.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Trusts and partnerships linked to billionaire hedge-fund manager Bruce Kovner paid about $70 million earlier this year for a bunch of oceanfront properties in California's Santa Barbara County. The Kovner-related entities paid $35 million for a three-acre lot with a large Tuscan-style home, $20 million for a four-bedroom house on three acres and then $15 million for six acres.
--New York attorney and real-estate investor Alan Schnurman has just gotten approval to sell eight lots in a Hamptons subdivision, 41 acres in all, for $64.5 million. He bought the land in 2005 for around $25 million. Schnurman's got some success behind him, he recently sold six lots in Bridgehampton for $37.5 million that he bought in 2005 for $12 million. That buyer in turn has put the lots on the market for almost $50 million. The listing is here.
--As we already knew, Anne Heche's home is on the market for $3.795 million.
--As the Real Estalker predicted weeks ago, Paris Hilton has put her home on the market. The price is $4.25 million. She bought in 2004 for around $2.9 million. The listing is here and warns that there is "a pre-screening process" for getting your look at the place. Also, The Gilded Moose has a great commentary on the interior.
--Basketball player Rasheed Wallace has listed his nearly 10,000-square-foot residence in Portland, Oregon for $5.2 million, making it one of the most expensive listings in the area. Rather bland for a sports star's house, you can check it out here.
--Johnny Depp has picked up a penthouse in the Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles for about $2 million. The striking turquoise Art Deco building is an LA landmark but the neighborhood is still in transition.
From Berg Properties Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--Jazz singer Lalah Hathaway has sold her Los Angeles home for $848,000 to yoga instructor and model Rainbeau Harmony Mars.
--Michael Jordan's ex-wife has paid $4,720,500 for a mansion in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
--The hunt is on, which house is the house Orlando Bloom bought in the Hollywood Hills for $2.8 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Howard and Yvonne Tsao, who graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business barely a year ago, just paid $11.75 million in cash for a 58th-floor spread at the Park Imperial on West 56th Street.
--More news from the infamous 30 Crosby Street, home to Lenny Kravitz and formerly infamously, Courtney Love. Trader Richard Barabino, who sold his second-floor loft there for $6.5 million, will really miss the show-off factor of the apartment and also the help which he refers to has being "like little puppies wagging their tails eager to do something to help you out."
--Steven Kessner, a real estate magnate named by The Village Voice in June 2006 as one of "NYC's 10 Worst Landlords," has bought his son Robert a $1.395 million apartment at 300 East 85th Street, a tower called the America.
--Jeweler-craftsman John Landrum Bryant and his heiress wife, Patricia Bauman, have paid $7.1 million for a four-bedroom apartment in the Beekman that includes a garden, wine cellar, two wet bars and a master bedroom with a kitchenette and fireplace. They plan to put in a jade stone fireplace.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Mel Gibson has sold his Malibu beachfront home for nearly $30 million. He bought the home in the fall of 2005 for $24 million. Also, in May, he bought a 400-plus-acre agricultural and cattle ranch in Costa Rica for $25.8 million, according to La Nación, a Costa Rican publication.
--Former Dodger and Angel center fielder Steve Finley and his wife, Amy, have listed their Rancho Santa Fe estate at $20.5 million. The home has 12,000 square feet and is on seven acres. You can find the listing on the Barry Estates website.
--The Malibu home of the late Daniel Jacoby, an Internet banking pioneer, has been sold for about $12 million.