Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 10/19/08
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--A four-story Upper East Side townhouse 152-156 East 81st Street, shown above, has gone on the market for $45 million. It has a a 3,000-square-foot garden, 38-foot-wide drawing room. two libraries and one sitting room; a parlor-floor dry bar and a "wine cellar/grotto" in the basement. The listing is here.
--Moby is an investor in a a four-floor, six-room, three-bedroom unit at Landmark 17 which was sold to gas broker Javier Loya and his interior designer wife Lucinda for $4.35 million.
--Michael Novogratz's a former Goldman Sachs partner who is behind Fortress Investment Group and officially became a billionaire last February his company went public once rented a 5,000-square-foot loft at 400 West 14th Street that had listed for $37,500 per month. The hedge fund executive's family even made changes to the rental. Now they've moved to their renovated Tribeca apartment and the their old apartment is listed at $29,000 a month. Check out the listing here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Stephen Dorff has listed his Chelsea apartment. It was our estate of the day on Friday.
--Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have listed their Beverly Park estate, it is our photo-heavy estate of the day later today.
----Lawyer Chris Darden has put his Tarzana home on the market for $2.199 million.
--Madison Hildebrand, a real estate agent who appears on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing show has listed his Malibu townhouse for $1.27 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Ving Rhames has listed a five-bedroom home in Brentwood. It was our estate of the day on Saturday.
--American pop artist Edward Ruscha has listed his Malibu beach house for $7.15 million. The listing is here.
--Barbi Benton, Hugh Hefner's former live-in girlfriend, Hee Haw star and frequent Fantasy Island and Love Boat guest star, has listed her Bel-Air home with her husband, George Gradow, a real estate developer.The pair live in Aspen and have rented the Bel-Air home to a variety of celebrities including Prince, Mariah Carey and Michael Caine. The property website for this elaborate home is here.
--Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy's ex-wife has re-listed her Calabasas house, asking $8.495 million. Last October it was on the market at $9.95 million. The listing is here.
--The Beverly Hills estate of three-time Oscar-winning songwriter Ray Evans is listed for sale at $9.995 million. Evans, with his partner Jay Livingston penned "Que Sera, Sera," "Silver Bells" and "Buttons and Bows." He lived in this mid-century modern house for more than 50 years. It's a real beauty, check out the property website.
--The owners of Stonepine the Stonepine Estate Resort in Carmel Valley, Gordon and Noel Irwin Hentschel have put their longtime Bel-Air home on the market for $18 million. The French Normandy-style home also rents for $65,000 a month. The listing is here.
--Beck has listed his Malibu home for $2.399 million. The listing is here.
--Tori Spelling has listed her home in the Westwood area of Los Angeles for $2.395 million.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actress Annabeth Gish has paid $1.65 million for a 1,476-square-foot house in Valley Village.
--A seven-bedroom house in Sherman Oaks once owned by model Rachel Hunter has been listed for $3.495 million. The property website is here.
--A five-bedroom home in Encino where Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen spent a good amount of their youth is on the market for $2.795 million. The listing is here.
Public records reveal that Brad Garrett got $7,500,000 for his five bedroom home in Hidden Hills.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Alexis Stewart has relisted her bright white TriBeCa apartment at the same price, $12.4 million, with a new broker. The listing is here.
--A 16-room duplex at 1030 Fifth Ave. has been reduced by $13 million since it first went on the market last June for $47.5 million. The owners are still set to make a profit though, they paid just $2 million for it in the 1980s. The listing for the now $34.5 million apartment is here.
--Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has sold a four-bedroom co-op at 300 E. 85th St. to Pantelis Apessos, a fellow Citigroup executive for $2.25 million.
--John Paulson, a hedge-fund manager who pocketed as much as $3 billion last year on bets against subprime mortgages, had a buyer with a signed contract walk away from his $16.9 million listing on Ox Pasture Road in Southampton. The home is still on the market, the listing is here. Meanwhile Paulson has spent more than $41 million for a 10-acre estate down the street known as Old Trees.
From the Wall Street Journals' Private Properties:
--The former home of Truman Capote in the Hamptons recently went on the market for $14.6 million.
--In Tel Aviv, two high-floor apartments in a planned 27-story condominium designed by architect Richard Meier have gone to contract for about $15 million each.
--James Guercio, who produced early albums by the rock group Chicago, has placed a large piece of Wyoming land up for sale for $75 million. The property has more than 80,000 acres including the legendary OW, V Bar C, Pitchfork, Wolf and LX Bar Ranches along with two downtown Sheridan office buildings, and the old Birney Store & Saloon.The listing is here.
From Newsday's Real LI:
Socialite and actress Jennifer Creel and her ex-husband Lawrence have sold a five-year-old, 3,500-square-foot home on Fisher's Island for $3.05 million.
From the International Herald Tribune's Raising the Roof:
--The Montreal Ritz Carlton has officially started selling 50 new residences starting at $1.75 million for the apartments, which range from 1,060 to 5,640 square feet. The apartments are scheduled for completion in 2010.
--Cacique, the $800 million development in Costa Rica being developed by AOL founder Steve Case has been delayed and now won't break ground until 2010, at the earliest.