Sunday Real Estate Round-Up
--The most recent batch of Malibu fires may have destroyed the home of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and damaged the home of Guns N Roses singer Axl Rose.
From the Real Estalker:
--Melissa Etheridge has liisted her Hidden Hills home, shown at right, for $4.995 million. She bought the home in 2004 for $3,595,000. The listing for the six-bedroom home is here.
--Tara Reid has placed her 10th-floor, 1,087-square-foot condominium unit at the Hollywood Versailles in Hollywood on the market for $885,000. This is the same building that Ugly Betty star Michael Urie recently bought in to. The listing is here.
--Vicki and Donn Gunvalson of The Real Wives of Orange County tried to downsize but changed their minds and are putting their new smaller home back on the market. The home is a five-bedroom in Coto De Caza of course, listed at $1.78 million.
--Singer/gastric bypass patient Carnie Wilson has listed her five-bedroom, 4,491-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Tarzana area for $2,249,000. It is our estate of the day later today.
--Slash may have sold his lawsuit special, it is now listed as "looking for backup.'
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Viacom's chief financial and administrative officer, Tom Dooley, closed late last month for that amount on a ninth-floor condo at The Plaza for $7.8 million. Also this month Esprit clothing executive Jürgen Friedrich paid $25 million for Unit 509, reportedly a gold-and-pink spread called the Astor Suite.
--Jocelyne Wildenstein, best known for her surgically altered catlike face, has paid $3.5 million for her third apartment at 845 United Nations Plaza.
--Joining Martin Zweig's $70 million listing for his triplex penthouse co-op at The Pierre, is another big listing. Venture capitalist Lionel Pincus, companion to Princess Firyal of Jordan (once King Hussein's sister-in-law), has listed his 12-room Pierre apartment for $50 million. It is the second most expensive apartment in the city. The listing is here.
--Fashion designer Erin Fetherston has paid $4.33 million for a duplex loft that previously belonged to law-breaking hedge-fund trader, Steven B. Markovitz.
--Universal's president/CEO Jeff Zucker and his wife Caryn closed earlier this month on the late Kitty Carlisle Hart's 11-room apartment at East 64th Street for $12.3 million.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Greg Norman, has listed his 7.4-acre spread on Jupiter Island, Fla. for $65 million.
--Sun Microsystems co-founder and former chief scientist Bill Joy is seeking $40 million for the Manhattan apartment that he bought five years ago for $17.57 million but never moved in to.
--Ellen DeGeneres has found a buyer for her $24 million Montecito estate (it was our estate of the day back in April) and recently bought a furnished house in Beverly Hills. The 6,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home belongs to Max Mutchnick, a co-creator of "Will & Grace." The sale price included many home furnishings and art.
--Daniel Goldring, a partner with hedge fund Perry Capital, and his wife, Libby, have purchased Yale Farm, a northwestern Connecticut house dating to 1729 for $6.3 million.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--A house in Beverly Hills that was once owned by composer/pianist Burt Bacharach has just sold for an undisclosed price after having been listed for $3,495,000.
--Husband-and-wife actors David James Elliott and Nanci Chambers have sold their 3,276-square-foot house in Brentwood for $3,050,000.
--The sale price for the house in Beverly Hills that Hollywood celebrity/pastor/coach/motivational consultant Rev. Tim Storey recently sold went for $4,535,000.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Actress Kaley Cuoco has listed her home in Sherman Oaks for $1.285 million. Celebrity Big Time listings unearthed the cached listing for the home.
--A ranch that once belonged to Guy Madison, who starred on television during the 1950s as Wild Bill Hickok, is for sale for $847,000. The Followed Dream Ranch has a saloon-style game room and a mirrored wet bar as well as horse facilities. The listing is here.
--Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss is also a real estate developer. Along with his producer brother, Lorin, and their attorney sister, Cathy he has sold four of 11 1-acre estate lots in the "Reverie" residential project in Rancho Mirage. The finished estates will have mountain views and at least 7,000 square feet of space with guest casitas, pool houses and subterranean wine and media rooms -- and carry a price tag of $4 million to $5 million.