Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 7/20/08
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Brady Bunch actress Eve Plumb has put her tiny Malibu beach bungalow on the market for $5.5 million. The cottage has just two bedrooms but the deck, shown above, overlooks the beach. The listing is here.
--David Duchovny and Téa Leoni have sold their Malibu home that had been listed briefly for $12 million.
--L.A. Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit has listed his Hollywood Hills West house for sale at $4.25 million. It will be an estate of the day later this week.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Villa Maria, a former nunnery in the Hamptons, is about to hit the market for $100 million. The property also known as the Siena Spirituality Center, is a 21,000-square-foot Beaux Arts mansion with 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a ballroom, an institutional kitchen, three guest cottages and 1,200 feet of shoreline.
--American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is renting in the Atelier building while he stars in "Grease."
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Matthew Perry has paid $883,000 for a modest house in Studio City. It looks like this might be a flip or a real estate investment for the actor who has a long list of properties.
--A four-bedroom in the Hollywood Hills that currently is owned by an executive for the BBC, and that he purchased in 2006 from comedienne Carol Leifer, is on the market for $2.15 million. The listing is here.
--Official sales numbers for Melissa Etheridge's Hidden Hills home which went to Nicollette Sheridan. The deal closed for $4,304,000.
--Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has listed his his five-bedroom house on Malibu's Broad Beach for $22 million. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--In addition to their recent Los Angeles purchase, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have also picked up an estate in Sutton Forest, Australia for around $6.5 million.
--Ellen Degeneres and Portia di Rossi have picked up yet another property in Beverly Hills for $5.5 million. This property on Lago Vista Place has sight lines into Ellen and Portia's backyard and will likely be torn down.
--Rumor has it that reality TV's favorite house flipper Jeff Lewis recently sold his house on Los Feliz's Commonwealth Avenue to Lost actor Dominic Monaghan.
--Artist Elizabeth Peyton and her boyfriend Tony Just have listed their weekend home in Orient, New York for $900,000. The two-bedroom home on the North Fork of Long Island includes a lap pool and a custom designed kitchen with teak counter tops and mahogany cabinets. The listing is here.
--Olivia Newton John has dropped the price on her Malibu mansion again. It's now at $11.95 million. The listing is here.
--The Tarzana home where Kevin Federline lived after he and Britney Spears first split up has hit the market for $1.89 million. The listing is here . Federline has moved on to another Tarzana lease.
--Jamie Foxx may have already sold his Tarzana home. A tipster to the Real Estalker Mama indicates that sign at the front of the property indicates the house is in contract. It was recently our estate of the day.
--The Beverly Hills fixer upper belonging to real estate agent Kevin Huvane was almost snapped up by nightlife king Sam Nazarian, then nearly bought by Hollywood divorcee Jamie Tisch but neither one followed through and the home is still listed at $14.95 million. The listing is here.
--The Hollywood Hills home belonging to Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal's parents, Naomi Foner and Steven Gyllenhaal has been given a price cut to $3.495 million. The listing is here.
--"Without A Trace" actor Enrique Murciano's home in the Hollywood Hills is now listed as "looking for backup." The listing is here.
--via the Daily Mail, one of my all-time favorite estate of the day properties, Witanhurst, has been sold again. London's largest private house besides Buckingham Palace sold for £50,000,000 to Russia's richest woman Elena Baturina who is married to Yuri Luzkhov, the current mayor of Moscow. Property developer Marcus Cooper bought Witanhurst in 2007 for £32,000,000 with plans to renovate but managed to sell for an £18,000,000 profit without touching a thing.
--Oscar winning writer William Monahan has put his home on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles on the market for $2.35 million. The listing is here.
--Kelsey Grammer is flipping again, he's put a Holmby Hills home on the market. It's our estate of the day later today.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Nicolas Cage has put a home he owns in Las Vegas on the market for $9.95 million. It's our estate of the day on Monday.
--Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has put his Massachusetts home on the market for $4.99 million. It will be our estate of the day later this week.
-- Locksley Hall, a 12,000-square-foot mansion on Belvedere Island overlooking San Francisco Bay was recently in contract for $65 million but is back on the market at an unchanged price. It was our estate of the day back in 2006 and the listing is here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--André Balazs has introduced a new amenity at his Beaver House condo in the Financial District building, The Beaver Butler. For about $1,000 per year, buyers can watch footage from their "in-residence cameras" on their computers--to "check up on what's happening while you're away."
--Plastic surgery poster girl Jocelyne Wildenstein lived for years with husband Alec on the third floor of his father's 29-foot-wide mansion at 11 East 64th Street. Mr. Wildenstein died earlier this year and now the house has been sold for $42.5 million. The contract was signed back in September and the buyer is listed as a limited liability corporation named Vesta International.
--Sherman Cohen's $35 million Park Avenue mansion, it was our estate of the day in June, has gone to contract. Braden Keil at the NY Post says the sale price is $32 million and that it went to a "American non-hedge-fund manager."
--A Central Park West apartment belonging to Abraham Pustilnik, who has been indicted insurance fraud and grand larceny, sold to New York Rangers Center Chris Drury for $5.1 million.
--Director Peter Jackson may be the purchaser of a two-unit, 10-bedroom, $17.35 million penthouse duplex on Franklin Street.